I created a website, got it ranking #1 in Bing, #1 Yahoo and #2 on Google for a local term. The site was getting laser targeted traffic and visitors were looking for a service which costs thousands of dollars. I contacted every business I could find in the city but all I got was...we have a site already we see no value in what you have.
So despite my site ranking at the top of Google generating targeted leads for a high ticket service ($10,000+) not one person was interested. Couldn't even give the site/leads away. No interest.
They all assumed because they had a site they were getting all the traffic available.
I ended up deleting the website and the domain.