chalkywhite - 9:51 am on Jan 3, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 10:23 pm (utc) on Jan 3, 2013]
I started my tech site 3, years back. I work in the <widget> consultanty niche, im qualified in what I need to do to a fair standard ( and I put that on the site ). The site basically tells people how to <deal with the main aspects of widgets>.
ITS ALL ABOUT TRUST, year one like you I got a maximum of 400-500 visitors per day, year 2 around 800-900 ( bar a panda smack ), only now amd I getting "decent traffic" of around 2k per day and growing.
I did this by making sure my articles where technically solid and people knew that what I posted would do the job. I joined forums such as <a major widget manufacturer's forum> ( that allowed? ) and helped people with their issues, if they needed more advice, then I pointed them to my site. Same with other forums. You need to make your self a name to people.
The last 4-5 months i've noticed some of my incoming keywords are my name and my sites name, I think its starting to be a tiny brand.
Social is huge, the people who come to your site are targeted, ask them to share your articles as they will move in the same "circles" as you.
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[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 10:23 pm (utc) on Jan 3, 2013]