hey guys

i've got a client who's promoting a local business directory of theirs, problem is the locals are a bit naive to the power of the internet and because of this seem reluctant to palce adverts in the directory, even seeing that it's placed on page one of the SEs for many search terms.

So, i've been looking around, but wondered if anyone had at hand any nice url for some stats on internet usage, how more people are searching for things on the internet kina stuff. Some article would be great too, like on cnn or soemthing (havent looked there yet, will go now)

thanks guys