EditorialGuy - 7:04 pm on Aug 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
For example, imagine that you could get a thousand backlinks that each send you 20 unique visitors per day (on average), then that would add up to 20,000 unique visitors per day.
Imagining is easy. Reality is the hard part. We get thousands of unsolicited links (many from big-name sites that are related to our topics), but they supply a fraction of the traffic that we get from Google, Bing, and Yahoo! on a typical day.
Traffic quality matters, too. There have been days when we've received thousands of referrals from Reddit or major news sites, but most of tho resulting visits are in and out. I'd much rather have visitors who are interested in--and, even better, actively researching--our topic.