diberry - 4:46 pm on May 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
What I do know is this. The past two days at the exhibition I am currently participating in Germany has driven more genuine enquiries than nearly all of 2013 via The Net. So many people all saying similar things about not trusting the sites they find, wanting to actually MEET the people behind the name
I actually find this encouraging. I'm in this for the long haul, so I have built my business on the assumption no "gateway" (search, social media, any way people find sites) will last forever. It's the relationships between people - webmasters and visitors, and visitors and visitors, and webmasters and other webmasters - that can last no matter which gateways come and go.