I am seeing more clicks on my ads though. I'm almost at the same amount as last month so I should have a little more incoming ad clicks yet.
I'm starting to think that I should do more stuff in bulk. Like write 20 articles and then do the backlinking and other stuff. One of the things I've seen suggested is to write articles in set. Like 5 articles about being an administrative professional all with different keywords and then doing a linkwheel that links to each of those articles and each other. Does that make sense?
This is what it would look like (click to see bigger):
So, five articles on InfoBarrel, 6 articles in the linkwheel. Each of the articles on InfoBarrel are linked to each other with anchor text. Each of the linkwheel articles is linked to all 5 of the InfoBarrel articles using their anchor text and to each other. Every article (all 11 of them) have backlinks going to them from Stumbleupon, Tagza, etc.
I've done this (actually I paid for it) with two of my niche sites and about two weeks later they are both starting to show results with more traffic generally and specifically more search engine traffic.
I'm going to try this and see if I have better results than just putting up loads of articles. Work smarter, not harder, right?