So I've had vBSEO installed now for a few years. Each year doubling my traffic at the least, it seemed. But over the last 6 months, my site has EXPLODED! And I feel it's been a big help from vBSEO, as I've thought that it has what has kept my site up since the beginning.
I started my site a bit late compared to a lot of the other people in the same niche as me. But I did a lot of reading, learning what I had to do as a webmaster (as I was only a gamer when I created the site, didn't even know what html meant lol ). Slowly, I started gaining grounds on the smaller communities and eventually surpassed them. Became the "leader" and they all eventually died out and no longer exist.
Now I'm competing with "the big dogs", xbox-scene.com. I surpassed all the sites I had admired for so long (halomods.com, xbox-hq.com, etc. if you were ever a Halo gamer or Xbox modder, you've heard of those sites!) and now I get to play on the same field as X-S, and I believe I'm keeping up finally!
In October, I was getting around 14,000 unique visitors a day (plus or minus a few thousand depending on the day of the week), making a decent amount of money. The last week I've had in the upper 30,000 uniques, reaching over 40,000 the last 2 days and hopefully again today. Each week we've been surpassing our "Most users online" stats and yesterday we hit almost 2,000 visitors online at once! Just a few weeks ago it was set at a little above 800.
And now I'm making about 4x the amount of money I was making! And continue to be contacted by many companies interested in me using their system for advertisements. I've also been contacted by various people that create things for the Xbox 360 and they are sending me some free products as well as putting their products up for free for our tournaments, so we could advertise them.
So I wanted to thank everyone in the vBSEO community and the STAFF! A++ rated staff if you ask me! I'd like to thank people like Brian and Brandon as they've been very big help in the past and couldn't make this post without mentioning their names. And thanks to this huge traffic increase, I get to be in the market for a new server!!!
THANK YOU AGAIN!