hitchhiker - 11:21 am on Jun 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
you cannot rely wholly on Google for traffic (organic or otherwise)
Hey diberry, this is very true for the majority of people, it's just not possible for people like us forums. We have links from EDUs, newspapers, the lot - we get perhaps 10% of users from that.
Without a strong SE a forum, that isn't hitting a specific demographic, is essentially useless :(
We're teaching people English, so our audience is 'everyone' - they have full lives outside of our niche. In the case of WebmasterWorld their audience is 'webmasters' - so we're back here constantly as this is a large part of our work day. (we have lives too ofc :D)
To be clear: If I was running a business that could benefit from outside-of-google traffic - it's all I'd be doing right now :D