diberry - 11:41 pm on Apr 26, 2013 (gmt 0)
SU is good for testing but I haven't found it very good as a real traffic source. FB is the best source for my niche for real traffic and viral exposure. Pinterest of all things sends me a steady stream of traffic as well. Works well for my niche and because all of my articles have at least 1 picture.
Pinterest can be really good for certain sites and niches. I've had very good luck with it on one site, and it does reasonably well on several others. Like you, I make sure every article has at least 1 photo.
Organic SU used to drive great traffic for a couple of my sites, until they changed something last year. For testing, I think their Paid Discovery is working well for me - and the ROI is pretty good, because a $10 campaign can tell you if you're moving in anything like the right direction or not.
I'll look into FB, but all I see on it are shopping ads, so I assumed it wouldn't be a great match for info sites.
BTW, a little trick that is working on FB right now is encouraging comments. They have placed more emphasis in their algo on comments than they used to.
Okay, that's definitely something I'm going to budget time for in the coming week. I have strong FB pages for each of my sites, but I normally just post my new articles to them instead of directly engaging people.
Thanks to everyone, by the way! This is a great thread.