Hey everyone, long time since the last time I showed up I have been experimenting with something and I think my results are worth sharing. So here goes ... Since I started with SEO and other promotional methods I tend to ignore what Google says and follow the advice of those who made it. And I have good reasons for that. For instance, when Google advices against link farm sites, while the top 10 competitors for my keyword are all getting backlinks from directories with spammy names pretty much like SEO-Booster ... then I have reasons to igonre what Google says and focus on what Google does. Recently I decided to just try Googles most "lame" advice ever: "focus on creating interesting contents and people will link to your site". Given that this is how viral marketing works, I thought maybe its worth it to give it a shot and see what happens. The idea is to create something like an image or a video or a controversial article, initiate the traffic to it from other blog owners, and wait and watch. The results varied based on the nature of the content and the niche interested in it, but here is the main conclusion I came up with: 1. Videos outperform everything else if you host it yourself on amazon. If you use youtube it's the worst ever (people will backlink to youtube not your site). 2. An image is worth a thousand words if it creates emotions like anger, disgust, love (especially if you have something cute and your target is girls), and shock in the given order. 3. An article could get thousands of hits in a week if it goes like team A vs. team B sort of discussion. Ignite the fight and watch it develop in the comments section. It's not going to get you a lot of backlinks though like videos and images. To make it easier to share provide the embed code in a visible place close to the material, just like youtube. Use Google trends to pick a keyword related to your site that's hot right now, create the material and ping it. Do it every day for a while to get Google to classify your blog as a news blog. If the keyword is related to something that comes up to people's mind every now and then it will be better, like a term used in a TV show, everytime the episode is broadcast your traffic will spike. Only this case proves Google right when it comes to building backlinks to your site. I hope this helps.