My new site - please review

by dannyquinn 18 replies
hi, i've started a blog site about my fav soccer/football team.

i'd like some feedback on how effective the adword campaign would be.

Glasgow Celtic Online

cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author jestershaw
    Nice site....I would add a bunch more content really quickly and try adding a few pics and make it more "theme" oriented.

    I don't think "soccer" when I go to the site.

    Just my humble opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author dannyquinn
    thanks for the feedback guys, i'll take the comments on board!
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  • Profile picture of the author dannyquinn
    any more suggestions welcome!
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  • Profile picture of the author Norma Holt
    Danny, Its OK for the time being. I like the colours. Welcome to the forum and I think you will find a lot of help here for what you are doing. I also follow footie. Just had Union Bledisloe Cup on Saturday. NZ won. Now its Rugby and AFL grand finals coming up but my team already lost.
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  • Profile picture of the author Solidsnake
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    Originally Posted by dannyquinn View Post

    hi, i've started a blog site about my fav soccer/football team.

    i'd like some feedback on how effective the adword campaign would be.

    Glasgow Celtic Online

    cheers!
    You must have a unique theme... people who are familiar with blogs, especially bloggers like me will not stay in a site with such theme... sorry for being straightforward.. or you can modify the colors... simple color modification will be fine... like this one here.. Soup Recipes from Around the World
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  • Profile picture of the author dannyquinn
    thanks for the advice, i'll try tweak the colours to be a little more different from the crowd.
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    • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
      Hello Danny

      It's great to see yet another Scot here.

      haha, thanks for that "shade of blue" comment there neil!!
      You're welcome Danny. Any time.

      To answer your original question...

      i'd like some feedback on how effective the adword campaign would be.
      To make some money from Adwords you'll need to get loads and loads of traffic to your site and get them clicking those links.

      Could you make worthwhile money from Adwords? Unlikely in my opinion.

      For me, a content-based site like this would make more money from one or more of the following methods:

      1. Affiliate links to Celtic products - books, kit, DVD, etc, etc.

      2. Paid membership - get people to pay for your content in a membership area. Maybe a monthly fee so that you'll get an ever-increasing monthly income

      Both of the above require really good, constantly updated content.

      3. Producing/selling your own Celtic related product - ebook, software, music, art, whatever.

      4. How about a text/SMS based information system? Get people to sign up for your 'alerts' and charge them 50p a shot with reverse billing.

      The list is endless.

      And there would be a million ways to drive traffic to a site such as this - ways that you'll find plenty of them in this forum that similar Celtic-themed sites won't have dreamt of.

      You could be onto a winner if you do this right mate. And if come up with a model that works, there's nothing to stop you expanding it to other teams.

      Just a few ideas.

      Cheers,

      Neil
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    • Profile picture of the author weegie
      Originally Posted by dannyquinn View Post

      thanks for the advice, i'll try tweak the colours to be a little more different from the crowd.
      Needs much more blue
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  • Profile picture of the author TKemp22
    Very nice site!
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  • Profile picture of the author SandyDuPlessis
    Hi Danny,

    Your site looks really great, but perhaps an action shot above the fold, perhaps top right, would give a more lively and energetic look.

    Sandy
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  • Profile picture of the author dannyquinn
    neil, these are some great idea's, i've been a web designer for years now, but i've never actually got into the monitizing side of things. I've been reading stuff on adwords and affilliate schemes too.

    I think some of the advice you game me about my site is really useful and i'm going to take this onboard. i like the selling celtic products on my site idea. Think i'll try and find an affilliate scheme that does this. do you know of any?
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  • You have appealing layout on your blog site, maybe you'll receive better results if you can put adsense ads on the top of every entry.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
    The site looks good, but as others have said BLUE, BLUE and more BLUE!!

    Keep up the good work!
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