What is your best formula for creating content that brings traffic?
I've tried all of the tricks I can think of, but one of the best methods I've found is to simply blog or write about something you know about... or an experience you've recently had. Another method that has worked for me is to write about something that I want to know the solution for... a problem I'm trying to solve.
I don't know but perhaps there are human editors at Google that glance over each and every new piece of content - and if it doesn't pass the human review phase it gets thrown into the trash.
Write what you want to write about and the article will flow more naturally and the Google Gods will be pleased.
I have to think that all of this other scammy stuff (outsourcing from India, rewording other people's content, etc.) is simply a waste of time.
Another way to look at it is to take a look at some of the threads in this forum. Which ones have a lot of replies? The ones that look like they were written by a robot or the posts with lots of juicy morsels? :)