Barry Schwartz takes an in-depth look at some of the reasons why Rand might have referred more visitors and what makes a compelling link in general.
I honestly think is it the community difference for why Andy noticed more traffic from SEOMoz as compared to SEW for that particular post.
I thought it would be fun to go back and see if SEOmoz referred more visitors than SEW over the long-term. The envelope please…..
SEOmoz = 318
Search Engine Watch = 610
Astute readers will notice that SEOMoz generated just 2 more visitors after my original report, while SEW generated another 302!
What does that tell us? SEOmoz lacks a little stamina and prefers the “wham bam…” approach to referrals.
Meanwhile, SEW is in it for the long-term and likely to still be there when you wake-up in the morning.