Is this header too gawdy?

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Warriors can I get your opinion on this header? Does it seem OK?

Thanks,

Charlie

Hair Removal System
#gawdy #header
  • Do you want people to read your blog or your header? I say remove it completely. I dont think you need one. Just my 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author ArticlePrince
    I'd tone it down, there's almost no text visible above the fold.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charles Amith
    I have some sites that have simple header graphics and some that are more graphic intensive.

    The question is, how does it effect your bottom line? You won't know until you test and compare it to something else.

    With that being said, I do have ugly Adsense sites that do make some serious cash.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Hey Charlie,

    You did the right thing by asking for an opinion.

    Your header sure eats-up a lot of prime, Rodeo Drive real estate.
    It's not bad looking. I like the pics in it, of course. But at the very
    least make the height about 125 px or get rid of it.

    Get a url rotator and test. But do not keep your current header
    height. It'll kill you. Make the header a smaller height and split test
    that and no header.


    Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author Aussie_Striker
    I think it looks alright but as is mentioned it does take up a lot of space. Make the height less and it should be fine.
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  • All looks good, of course except "Hair", why You done it so huge? Probably two/three times smaller it would be much better.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Gawdy is not the word I would use to describe it, but it is definitely "too" something...

    I believe in minimizing header graphics, because its only purpose is to give a personality to the page context...

    The three images to the right, while they tell the story of your website, are a real turn-off to me... Those three images I believe are best as inset images for each of your text pages and posts, and nothing more...
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  • Profile picture of the author fort21
    The Hair is too big IMO and header height would be nice if it can be reduce. The design, pictures and colour looks good to me.

    cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author 815wanggaoshu
    I think it looks alright but as is mentioned it does take up a lot of space
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  • Profile picture of the author clorets01
    I'd remove it completely, its not very usefull (and you could replace it with an ad)
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      It eats up too much valuable real estate. Not being in either the market or the niche, I can't say if it's too gaudy.

      I do have a question, though...

      What the heck does lap band surgery have to do with hair removal? (See your front page)

      I think you have bigger issues to sort out before worrying about your header graphic...
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      • Profile picture of the author Gary King
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        It eats up too much valuable real estate. Not being in either the market or the niche, I can't say if it's too gaudy.

        I do have a question, though...

        What the heck does lap band surgery have to do with hair removal? (See your front page)

        I think you have bigger issues to sort out before worrying about your header graphic...

        he, he... bottom left - he's into yeast infection cures too.

        Hey Charlie, check your "recent posts" section. (could be cross-linking too for search engine spidering)

        IMHO Charlie, the graphic is too large overall. Grabs too much attention and wants to hold it vs letting the visitor move to the content and ads.

        All success,

        Gary
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Not at all, because it is spot on. I like the blue theme you are using. HAIR today, gone tomorrow - just saying.
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