annej - 12:16 am on Feb 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
"for search engines sure, but mostly for users"
I love that old book, "Don't Make Me Think". The techniques may have changed some but it's still true that if you site isn't easy to navigate and find things people won't stay.
It's not so much a matter of if you build it they will come but more the question if you build it will they stay? People who stay talk about your site to their friends and in forums, FB, etc. If they have a site or blog they are more likely to link. Good content and easy navigation are the key to getting quality links and interested visitors.