The people I followed when I first became a marketer preached backlinks, backlinks, backlinks. Google was always the only way to success. The bad part about that is that it would take me so long to rank up and so much work writing articles and commenting and all those things to help rank up, that I would burn out before my blogs made it far up in the serps.
I recently just started a new sports news blog focused on tim tebow, and its amazing how much traffic i've gotten just from social media such as facebook, twitter and google+.
I still have some key words that I'm going to try to get ranked for, but its encouraging to have success right away, even if its not a lot. So now i'm spending my time researching social media. Any tips or ideas are welcome.
Thanks and sorry for the typos
my website is in my sig by the way if you want to check it out