Thank you for this question - it is exactly what I need to now as well. For me so far the word of mouth strategy + facebook+twitter were the most efficient, but I am a kind of newbie as far as SEO is concerned.
I don't understand Entrecard and would appreciate any help I could get in that dept.
What a run around I've had lately. I had my web guy put a blog on my website because that was the ultimate goal of my blog, to get more traffic to our website. That was a disaster! I couldn't delete comments and the ads for Vi---- weren't too cool to have on there. So......I'm back in the same boat having my website and blog separate. I desperately need help from someone who knows what they are doing! www.falkenburyfarm.com http://vermontguesthouse.blogspot.com/
Twitter seems to work. If you post yourself on twitter along with your blog site a lot of people come through that way. Sometimes just surfing through blogs and following them you get that person to follow you back. I'm gonna check yours out right now.
I agree - Entrecard and Twitter are great. But I get most of my traffic through Google searches and writing with keywords (what phrases people search on) in mind. Some of my best traffic are from reviews I did for companies that featured a link to my review from their website.
You mentioned "writing with keywords" in mind. Is there a secret to doing this? Do you come up with the words on your own or use a source? How did you get connected with companeis to do reveiws? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. jean
I joined Entrecard and they keep sending me unrelevant ads. Does it just take a while to weed out all the ones that are relevant? Or do you approve ones that aren't. Or do you ignore all the requests? As soon as I reject one, they send me another and it is getting old.