When I first started my blog about music I took advice from http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/so-i-started-a-music-blog.729477/ as well and implemented some of it. I figured content was very important for a music blog given the competition. I have about 850 articles now. Not all of them are SEO friendly. Some are downright empty articles with just a YouTube video. I now know that's a mistake cuz my HTML to text ratio is around 14%. And after two years I can't be very happy with where the website is right now. I manage around 2,000 views per day. I have gained some keywords, but the heavy competition is beating me. Social media has been nothing but unfavorable to me. My account got banned twice for trying a little too much, and I have had to start from scratch. I am not going to give up. But any advise from you experts are welcome. Thank you in advance.