So back in April I was fooling around and made a website/blog for a popular mobile game. I never planned on monetizing it, as it was mainly for my enjoyment. Around August I left it alone as I was getting very busy with actual moneymaking sites. At that time it had around 70 blog postsWell long story short I decided to check on the site today and this is what I saw Here's the traffic breakdown: I never did any off page SEO. I checked the backlinks and it seems like a popular blog decided to share my post. I also got a bunch of links from reddit and some comments as well. I didn't even have adsense enabled (I wish I did now), but I did collect an email list. Now I have 4500 double optin targeted emails that I can easily monetize. I guess the point of this post is to show that it is infact possible to rank naturally. I left it alone, and 2 months later it is ranking in the top 10 for hundreds of long tail keywords.