In episode 163 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked what one should do if SEO efforts on industry-specific template sites don't work.
The exact question was:
Hey guys, last week I asked about how to deal with industry-specific template sites, and I got a ton of good suggestions. What happens if nothing works out? Would it still be a good idea to do some off-page SEO? Or just walk away?