So I posted on white hat section but I do think this may be the more fitting area anyway for this issue. For the past 6-7 months I've had a blog dedicated to a few tv shows. Traffic pretty much shot up to around 1k-2k UV's a day near days the show is aired, feedburner is showing 35-40 readers a day, and my FB page is around 250 'likes' but doesn't really climb. Have I hit a plateau, or is there more promotion to be done, more places to link, etc? I was a complete blog noob when I first launched, so looking back I doubt I linked to 10% of the places I could have. Link Trades - I searched out a bunch of very related blogs, but was only able to trade with about 4-5. Not shocking considering how new my blog was. Personally I'd rather have more one-way trades anyway. Blog Commenting - I strictly looked for related blogs that didn't have 'nofollow' set, then manually commented on them. I know this was my strongest juice, but perhaps I was too picky? I picked up scrapebox, and thinking of just scraping more related blogs and manually commenting on the high PR ones, follow or nofollow. I may do a small auto comment on lower PR related blogs too. RSS Submissions - I submitted to feedburner and maybe 2-3 other rss directories. I know this can be improved quite a bit. I was under the impression feedburner would make miracles happen with my feed, but so far that site doesn't really do much.. unless my settings are wrong. Article Submissions - I've yet to submit to any. I didn't really think of my blog posts are 'articles', but I assume I can probably take many of my posts and convert them to articles to submit to. Is there a good list of the best article directories anywhere? Blog Directories - This was one area I did a lot of work in. I've gone through many lists of blog directories and submitted there.. probably based on my old history in 'adult' where link lists and tgp's were primary sources of traffic Web 2.0 - I've done next to nothing with this, and still don't really quite understand this aspect. Can anyone clear this part up? Bookmarking - I've submitted to a few places like technorati, digg, etc but with no results. Likely due to what I mentioned above, I can't seem to get any bit of authority with technorati, and my posts never get any 'diggs'. I assume there are a lot more bookmark type of sites to submit to? ================= Making Money --- I've tried quite a few different options, but as I mentioned above, running a tv show blog doesn't scream $$, unless completely marketed right. Adsense - Mixed results with this. Horrible CTR, usually like 1-2 clicks a day, lucky to be pulling in $1/day with the clicks. CPA - Horrible results so far, but I assume I likely picked bad products to promote. Any suggestions? Donations - Complete fail. 0 donations, but based on what I've read, that's to be expected now. Any tips on either promotion or making money would be fantastic I'll keep updating this thread if there is any interest.