Garya - 8:25 pm on Jun 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
I do see more of my local websites have started to use adwords as many large sites have been hit. Everyone on on adwords, I guess that is what google wanted. Logically if you move all the national site up to the top since they advertise anyway and demote all the good sites that will bring in more bucks.
If you want content in your search yahoo seems to work best