Jez123 - 8:32 am on Sep 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
On the other hand, places like facebook and leading portals are grabbing up some of the search traffic. People are basically performing other activities besides search.
I am a customer of yours a few times :-)
I agree that Facebook etc is probably a bit of a thorn in google's side but this is no slow decline. Someone switched the lights off I think!
The question is, how can traffic be regained? I had 1 enquiry over the whole weekend and that is about equal to the first week of launching my site in about 2002 when I knew nothing of search engines and was receiving paid traffic from alltheweb!
If my SERPs are still there and ranking as well as they ever were which they seem to be (better in some instances) and I am not getting the traffic I need, or the quality of the traffic that I need I don't see how something like an adwords campaign will help. Adwords was always my fallback plan if organic SERPs failed me. But if I am #2 for my main SERP and getting no business how will it help to spend, spend, spend on adwords?
Who is getting the traffic? I'd like to know.
I really am at a loss.