scooterdude - 1:35 pm on Aug 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
I get the feeling you're referring to Google/bing/yahoo based traffic, how about off line advertising, promotions etc ?
Anyway, how does one Define pay off ?
I would find it very hard to scale up any product if its all hand crafted, especially in a really low margins environment like the web.
okay, I am aware that there are high margin areas, but i don't see directories falling into that category
I develop my own cms in addition to using a couple of popular 3rd party cms, can't see me returning to bulk hand coding links.
Actually I've been thinking that the key to SE traffic may well lie in the nature of the content, webmaster submissions which are almost always duplicate, poorly written, inadequate may not quite cut it