Looking for a Review..

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Hey, I just set up my auto blog and would love to get a review of it from some more experienced warriors than myself. The link is Your Health Care Answer I personally like the niche and think that it is profitable, and I believe the website is set up pretty well. However I cannot be 100% sure and I would like to make sure I set everything up properly before I start my marketing efforts. Any reviews (good or bad) would be well appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
    note: I will be finishing the pages tmrw, I am just looking for a review of the design and to have a non biased first opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg McKenzie
      Hi G,

      I think it looks very clean and crisp. Like the theme and colors you haven chosen for this niche..

      I would re-position your opt-in form to the top right and move the banner down. I would also say that you need to give them more of a reason to opt-in. At the moment it just says "Want Lower Bills" Needs to be more specific to your niche and you need to cover WIFM (What's in it for me)

      Give them a FREE report worth $37 or email course. You need to put the name first and then email along with a disclaimer that their email will never be rented or shared etc on your form.

      All in all I like it and think you've done a good job.

      Hope this is what you were after.

      Greg
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  • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
    this is exactly what I wanted, thank you so much. I like your ideas, I meant to have an incentive to opt in but for some reason mail chimp wont allow me to put the actual form that I designed on my site. It just has a link to the form and then the embed code for a smaller version (the version I put up). Also in order for it to fit in the location I put it I had to put alot less text. What exactly do you mean by moving the banner down? Move it down to where exactly?


    off topic: we have the same name! haha
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg McKenzie
      Originally Posted by Gclunis View Post

      this is exactly what I wanted, thank you so much. I like your ideas, I meant to have an incentive to opt in but for some reason mail chimp wont allow me to put the actual form that I designed on my site. It just has a link to the form and then the embed code for a smaller version (the version I put up). Also in order for it to fit in the location I put it I had to put alot less text. What exactly do you mean by moving the banner down? Move it down to where exactly?


      off topic: we have the same name! haha
      I would put your opt-in form top right where the banner is now and move the banner down directly below your opt-in once the changes have been made.

      Greg
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  • Profile picture of the author LMC
    The Internet reader does not have enough time to read the small text, place a <read more> tag to shorten the articles and add some more content (I understand you haven't really marketed yet, just saying). Add a picture that positions itself with the article and optimize the picture for Google Images as well.

    Definitely fix the opt-in box, that is your key to success, also create some articles that cross link with your posts.

    Your goal is to keep the reader within and on the website.

    As far as looks, color scheme isn't bad. I would put together a logo, download AAA logo demo and put one up there instead of the text, it will look nicer on the sky blue background.

    I like the banner but something's up with the link.

    Also in your future content, use keyword phrases in the title of the article, and at least twice in an article, tag it as well.

    Here are some off of Wordtracker

    health care
    health care legislation
    health care bill
    health care reform
    health care reform bill
    obama s health care plan
    united health care
    senate health care bill
    pros and cons of universal health care
    ethical issues in health care
    universal health care

    Dunno what you know or don't know, but just ask away when you have questions...
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    • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
      Originally Posted by LMC View Post

      The Internet reader does not have enough time to read the small text, place a <read more> tag to shorten the articles and add some more content (I understand you haven't really marketed yet, just saying). Add a picture that positions itself with the article and optimize the picture for Google Images as well.

      Definitely fix the opt-in box, that is your key to success, also create some articles that cross link with your posts.

      Your goal is to keep the reader within and on the website.

      As far as looks, color scheme isn't bad. I would put together a logo, download AAA logo demo and put one up there instead of the text, it will look nicer on the sky blue background.

      I like the banner but something's up with the link.

      Also in your future content, use keyword phrases in the title of the article, and at least twice in an article, tag it as well.

      Here are some off of Wordtracker

      health care
      health care legislation
      health care bill
      health care reform
      health care reform bill
      obama s health care plan
      united health care
      senate health care bill
      pros and cons of universal health care
      ethical issues in health care
      universal health care

      Dunno what you know or don't know, but just ask away when you have questions...

      i know about keyword optimization and all of that, the reason I havent utilized it is because it is an auto blog. I did not write any of the posts and I am not entirely sure how to use wp-o-matic to include my keyword phrases without going back and editing every single article that it posts.

      Also I am not sure what you mean by readers dont have time to read small text. Could you please explain furthur?

      I dont know anything about image optimization, however I will be checking my site in 37 web browsers today before any marketing happens. Also the sky banner is not linked to anything, and the ad banner should appear normally.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    The pics in your banner and footer (in IE7) are kinda fuzzy. It appears they aren't properly optimized. Otherwise, a clean well-laid out site. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
    Hmm, I will try to do that, I am not sure exactly how to achieve it but I am sure I can figure it out if I spend an hour or 2. Thanks..i'll repost the link once changes have been made.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gclunis
    Your Health Care Answer Here is my updated page, I am having trouble reducing the Height of the opt in box. I have been looking the coding and cannot find a single value that has to do with the height. Does anyone have any ideas? I am using mail chimp as my mailing client. Umm This is my website after taking in the recommendations made here. However I was unable to use aaa logo to make a logo without paying and I do not have the money right now to buy it. Any more suggestions would be awesome. Thanks

    G
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