Allan Cole sends a lot of traffic to WP Questions. We just sent him $200 to thank him for his support. He links to us from the page where he has posted his Auto-Focus theme. His sites are usually among our top 20 referrers, sometimes in our top 10.
But he also links to us from his themes, and this is important.
At first I was confused when I logged in Google Analytics and saw that we were getting links from the wp-admin/themes page of multiple different websites. When I investigated, I realized all of these sites were using Cole’s themes. We probably get 5 to 10 visits, every
day, because of Cole’s link from the admin dashboard.
Here is what the page looks like; you can see the link to us at the bottom:
This has been helpful to us and I’d like to encourage other theme developers to do this as well. As WP Questions grows, we will share our success with everyone who helps us build up the site.