austtr - 12:59 am on Nov 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
Does any one think that sites in this sector can survive/thrive on Google organic traffic
Survive? ... maybe. Thrive.. no. If you are in this sector, then the harsh reality is that you stand between Google and the money and there will only ever be one outcome.
Google Hotels is a glaring example of how Google now only needs SERP's as an advertising platform. Look for more of this pattern as Google moves into the big money sectors that it decides to dominate.