I have been blogging on this blog for about 3 months now. I have done nothing but submitting my blog to search engines. I am not done yet, I have a long way to go get more visitors. I red that getting traffic can be easy when you join communities such as MyLot, Myspace. I hardly post on forums, I have to push my self to it.
I have been commenting, that seems to work. I have no marketing budget yet for paid traffic. I think I can get quite a lot of visitors for free for now. I will consider, SEO when I get more oppertunities from review sites.
I placed about 15 to 20 affiliate links on my blogs that means that I will rank higher than blogs without those links. If you review a product on your blog it can be useful for you as a blogger and that means you will do good in the search engines. The reader will get your opinion of what you are trying to pre-sell.