For some it might be debatable whether it is that Content is king or actually your site visitors. At WordCamp Chicago, Amanda Blum mentioned during her speech that content was not king, but it is the visitors that fill that role – specifically, “Relationships are king”.
I disagree. Why?
You start a website. You create your articles and pages full of information. You then take that information and put it out on the social network sites.
Now, say you do not have a Twitter or Facebook, or even Youtube account (for those who like to video blog)… and you do not belong to any communities? Okay, I will give this scenario a little hope. You have have optimized your information on your post and pages for the search engines.
Unless someone actually puts the keywords you optimized in your pages in the search field, you might have a chance of getting traffic. Just because you optimized your site for search engines does not always mean you will be listed toward the top positions. You are fighting with hundreds of thousands of others in your niche.
So, your content is king because that is what comes first. Your visitors are the queen. And no, I am not saying the men visiting are queens… it is merely a role. Let us face it – the King and Queen work well together. The Queen shares their opinion and the King might change their outlook because they got feedback and because frankly, the King sometimes does not enjoy being put on the couch.
Visitors are important. Comments are Important. That is why this site thrives. However, why do you come here? You come because you are curious on what you might read and be able to engage in conversation, right? That is my reason. It is also a reason I would completely leave a site and never return.
What are your thoughts on this?