Wilburforce - 8:50 am on Aug 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
Anyone else seeing a lift in search referrals today and yesterday?
WMT shows 2,000 referrals for 470 queries (about 10% of 2011). What Google traffic I do get now is for long non-commercial phrases, much of it poorly matched to content.
While most new business comes from internet searches, most of my actual business is arranged by phone.
I generally ask new customers how they heard of us, and my query sheets from two years ago read Google Google Google Google....
I had the first Google enquiry in over a month last week (for a service I don't provide!). If I didn't get a lot of repeat business and a fair amount from word-of-mouth I would be in a very bad position indeed.