steve40 - 1:42 pm on May 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
I think Martinbuster is right if you look at the pure stats but are internal searches using Google search box on the site referring the visitor from Google or from the site, I have noticed a larger number coming to my home page and an increase in site searches over the last year or so ( I use Google search on site ) from a Google perspective they have a larger % share of adsense on search than display so they have the bases covered.
I have also noticed a large increase in the number of users who use the sites name as search query in Google.
User behavior is changing and branding of your site will gain even more importance over the coming years which will make entering any niche harder and harder .
I also think Google's results are some of the worst I have seen in 5 years but as others have said before me AI takes times to learn and evolve and G's search results are currently struggling with the speed that the grey area SEO's can adapt compared with how long it takes the AI algo to adjust
Just my 2 cents worth