Sgt_Kickaxe - 5:10 pm on Jun 2, 2010 (gmt 0)
I've been saying this for years, local or "geo" domains fare the worst.
If search engines could get the same traffic without needing our websites they'd remove them, perhaps someday when their knols are full and apps have 100% coverage that's exactly what will happen. At that point search results would have little use and be little used. It's ALWAYS a good idea as a site owner to work on not needing the search engines.
When you build a social media following be it on twitter or any other platform, that's a visitor stream search engines can't tap/divert/modify. Whenever you bring eyes to your site in ways outside of search results or paid results you have something valuable. We've become too dependent on search and the love affair isn't permanently reciprocal.