About 6 months ago I totally changed my strategies on a lot of my sites focusing much less on search engines and I have seen a dramatic INCREASE in traffic. I did a lot of analysis on MySpace and other sites and why they are so successful. Its really very easy.
So many people have focused so hard now on SEO and traffic from the search engines that we have all forgot the basics or at-least I forgot some of them.
Just by giving people a easy option to make my site there startup page I have seen a 60% increase in traffic to the root of my sites. Some people leave right away, but those that do, leave by searching google through my adsense for search link.
You can also build more website integration into your applications. A great example of this is WordPress. Every-time I log into my wordpress blog (shoemoney.com) I am presented with a admin dashboard that also contains links to the newest blog posts from some of the … well I am not sure if they are developers or friends or what but it has links to the newest posts from these guys.
Some of them like this site pretty much look like a MFA (made for adsense) website where its very hard to even find the content that you just read about in your wordpress admin panel. I bet this guy is making a grip. I talked to him once about running shoemoneyads and I forget why we didn’t agree. I think I dropped the ball on getting back to him. Anyway this is a great example of building in links to your applications and I bet these guys are making a killing without search engine traffic.::