In a nutshell, it all sums up to this: Focus on the content and forget about backlinks. Isn't this what people have been doing during the early Internet days. They used to build good content and backlinks automatically used to follow. They probably didn't even know what back links were. It's only after the advent of Google and the growing popularity of search engines that people started thinking of SEO/traffic, and that's when Internet started turning into a place of crappy websites than a place of useful information that it used to be. All spiritual texts say this: Focus on your work and forget about the results (fruit). This is the path to happiness, peace and liberation. Do the opposite and it's a surefire recipe for misery and frustration. When you focus too much on the result, you think a lot and it hampers your creativity. When your creativity is blocked, you cannot succeed. When you apply this analogy to getting backlinks, the content is your work and back links is the fruit. When you put your focus on building content, the results (backlinks) will automatically follow. However after the advent of SEO, we have been focusing on link building (the fruit) rather than our work (building content). That's why you are so miserable and frustrated with our efforts. So just start focusing on building quality content and forget about SEO and getting backlinks. Do you agree with me?