CaptainSalad2 - 7:41 am on Jul 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
All my clients receive less traffic than they did 6 months ago, ranks haven't changed much, maybe a space or two up/down. What I notice is that PPC take up more vertical real estate with sitewide links and other info now displayed that push organics further down (the adds are getting much, much larger vertically).
Then you have a biased preference for yell who, letís be honest here, is kept on "life support" only by Google. Directories are completely outdated by search engines and should be left to die, if google didn't give them *all* the top organic slots for *all* services (which they SELL) they would be gone as a business. Dishing up directories is like a search within a search to me, worthless.
Rather than work for other people I am now taking all of my programming skills and developing my own business to run full time (very unique idea) because running SEO for clients is no longer feasible as I need to have control over everything and my clients donít have the time or energy to put into socialising online.
Just lower and lower traffic month on month since April last year but esp since June 5th! Im having to setup 2 large national clients addwords accounts today (this is MY advise) because the traffic im getting for them is no longer cutting it(this is my words to them and advise).
The route im going with my own project will have to involve PPC, I see no other option in todays market!