Let me tell you what I have been upto so you can get a better understanding ...
When I first started back in January 2015 I aimed to get a good backlink profile for a better ranking. But my problem is that I targeted the wrong keywords, and for that after a few months, eight to be exact, I stopped SEO because I was not getting a good amount of traffic, I was targeting 100 visitors a day and I got less than 10 a day. But I did not stop with SEO there. I continued but with an offshore company, Indian. And they built spammy links till the website ranking dropped. So I hired someone else, and they too started posting bad content for the sake of links which brought my ranking further down. Then and then only I stopped doing SEO, and I thought why not switch to Social Media???
I created a Facebook business page, and a Pinterest account. I did not want to spread myself thin working on all Social Media websites so I focused on those two. I saw that 9Gag had a lot of success with Facebook. And another website called 'dump a day' that had a lot of traffic from Pinterest.
So when I first started with Facebook I spent money on advertisement to gain 3500 likes. And I started posting funny pictures. But the problem was that less than 20% of my fans interacted with my posts, that's before Facebook brain algorythm. So only 200 - 300 views a post. And when I post a link it gets even worse, like 20 - 30 views and only a handful visit my site.
So after Facebook brain algo. the numbers where down, way down. And now eventhough I have 25000 fans, which I got from advertising not organically, the numbers are down. It seems like I can't catch a break.
And with pinterest I created a business account and started to follow people so they can follow me back, and it worked. Out of the 600 people I followed ~ 200 followed me back. So I started posting some content and I got some repins but nothing big, just a few. And I got frustrated and stopped because the engagement is very low.
So now I don't know what to do. I have tried SEO and failed. Tried Social Media and failed. I really don't know how people drive traffic to their website in a short time. I have been working on my site for well over 2 years and I still don't get organic traffic. It's either I pay to get traffic or my analytics data becomes flat.
What am I doing wrong?!?