I've been running this ecard site since Jan 2000 and get a steadyish 500-900 hits a day at the moment.
The ecard market, like pretty much all others is pretty much saturated and there are thousands of sites offering the same service.
However - I feel like my site is different (ha! don't we all?!) from the bulk of ecard sites, in that the designs are pretty off-beat and not too cheesy / schmaltzy.
Trouble is I feel like after years of tweaking around with things like CSS / keyword placement / meta tags / link exchanges I have pretty much reached a plateau and apart from busy times like Xmas and Valentines, the site just ticks along.
While this is okay, I'd like to find a way to get more traffic (again: Ha! wouldn't we all?!) without having to pay for advertising.
I get most of my traffic from Google search referrals. When I first started I would never have imagined I could have got to 7th out of 82 million on Google for "ecards" - but despite that, such a broad search returns few hits.
I am tantalisingly close to getting in the top 10 on google for free ecards (11th at the time of writing this)...
So anyway, I'm not sure how I could:
a. Move up the "free ecards" search results list
b. get additional traffic from other means
Any help or advice most gratefully received.