Originally Posted by Kiba
But these social networking sites did translate to permanent traffic level for me.
What's your traffic conversion rate from the SN sites? I imagine it can't very high.
Sites like Stumbleupon give traffic rate numbers like these (per day):
The traffic not only slows down your server during its peak, the traffic *rarely* converts, AND it goes away, nothing very "permanent" about it.
Quality traffic only comes from well-organized marketing campaigns, and of course, a useful product.