Could You Please Review My Site? Tell me if it should be "Deleted" Completely?

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hello warriors,

Right off the top, this is probably the worst example of putting together a site that you have ever seen!

The might be good for kids! (although they'd probably be laughing too!) but for getting an adults attention and holding it, lol!
If I was in a third world country, I would have been taken out back and summarily executed for this site! (no offense to 3rd world countries, or developing nations! my apologies in advance!)

MY SITE LACKS;

LOGIC!
Strategy
proper focus

keyword strategy

LOGIC!
common sense!
content strategy

any sort of intelligence!

LOGIC!
content
content
content


my question is, is there anything and I mean ANYTHING salvagable on it? anything at all?
or should I start completley from scratch?


my thoughts are the 1st thing I need to do is get a new theme! one that isn't "visually based on pics and vids and banners"

I created the site before I really knew much about SEO(trust me I'm still no "seo guru" just know a bit more than I did when I made this).
I know it's a "cluttered mess" and the theme is horrible, then you add my (so called "content") content of which is about 6 or 7 attempts to get you to "click" on something!!

This should be the "benchmark" of the way websites should not be made!! so save yourself the "insults" I know it's horrible,

my questions are:


Is there ANYTHING worth salvaging from the site?
or should I start 100% over?

Should I throw myself off of a building? or into oncoming traffic?
set myself on fire?
Is this the worst site in the world? or is it that one that shows midgets being thrown against a Velcro wall?
Should I be detained by the authorities?


the baffling part is that I somehow made page 1(lol!) on google, in 10th position
(I feel like Danica Patrick at an Indy race!) for the sites overall keyword phrase

>>>>> MY SITE HERE <<<<<<


thank you so much (and don't laugh!, ....OK you can laugh now!)

Danni~
#completely #deleted #review #site
  • Profile picture of the author inter123
    I would not say it is as bad as you think it is. It does have some content, is this scaped automated stuff or content you wrote? I am thinking it is the former.

    The site looks a bit busy and potential visitors would spend some time on it. The only thing I'd say it follow a theme on a particular subject as oppose to talking about all manner of things.

    The subject matter is the only thing that needs addressing. Since there is some stuff on web design, CSS and the like, perhaps go down the road of creating a tech blog. You will just need to tweak the header, take out a few posts and add more content on this theme.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dano1981
      thank you inter123,

      I wrote the content myself! how terrible! it seem "scraped"? NO, the only thing I've ever "scraped" is doo doo off the bottom of my shoes after walking the dog

      Yes I wrote it all...you were suprising "mild" on me, I thought for certain you say everything was bad, including the theme!

      danni~

      Originally Posted by inter123 View Post

      I would not say it is as bad as you think it is. It does have some content, is this scaped automated stuff or content you wrote? I am thinking it is the former.
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    Dano,

    I think a lot of it will be usable. The biggest problem I see is it is visually busy. A person viewing the site won't know where to look.

    It also needs an optin form, and a bribe or reason for readers to optin to your list.

    Take a look at Dan Pena (I still can't find that $%^#&@ tilde).
    http:Dan Pena - Business Success Coach, Seminars, books and training programs

    I am not an affiliate. It's a Wordpress site too.

    He helps readers focus on what he wants them to see, and he lists articles with curiosity headlines down the right hand side. The articles are fascinating, and make readers want to sign up for his newsletter.

    :-Don
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  • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
    I don't see much that is bad or horrible per se. Most of the "clutter" could be rearranged to make it easier on the eyes.

    And if you decide to try rearranging, keep in mind that your most valuable real estate is above the fold (content seen without having to scroll.) What do you want your visitors to see and do when they arrive?

    Something you might try is to limit your front page posts to maybe a paragraph summary instead of most of the post. This is easily done by adding a more tag to your original post.

    I just bought WPLocalPro ($17.00), and it has a nice feature that will define the number of words to be displayed on the front page, followed by a "Read More" button.

    Also, is that a flash driven picture menu that changes? One of the problems with using flash for such things is that the search engines will have trouble figuring out what it is all about.

    Marvin
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    • Profile picture of the author Jillian Slack
      It lacks a call-to-action above the fold or a headline that catches the reader's attention to let them know that you have what they are looking for to solve their problem.

      You've got a subscribe button, which is great because you want to build a list. However, why would they want to subscribe? Where is your ethical bribe?

      The first thing my eye went to was the affiliate banner toward the top right. Is this really the most important thing on your site?

      Just a few things to think about.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dano1981
        thank you don I appreciate the info on pena
        that was nice of you )

        Thanks marv, I am shocked that it is not as bad as I thought it was
        what about the "pic carousel" and the featured vid? I thought that for sure
        I wasted to much realestate with that theme?

        "above the fold" I think jillian referenced that as well

        (I should have brought it to your all's attention earlier! I was so embarrassed by the site, that I was afraid to even show it to you guys, I'm really really glad I did!)

        I see your point, above some "call to action" and or focused objective "above the fold" I think I may not know that myself!

        I started the site thinking I would promote "working at home" in general and as such "cover all bases" but I think the "dilution" of that objective leaves me "segmented and not focused"

        I'm open to any "suggestions" about that point(if you can see what I can't see, I'm all "ears" and a couple of "legs")

        Jillian, the "subscribe" is an rss feed only
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  • Profile picture of the author jkennedy
    Just to put in my 2 cents as a webdesigner (probably not worth much)... the overall template of the site is not all that terrible. In fact, with a tweak or two I would say that it should work fine from a visually appealing aspect.

    First, you may want to go for a different logo. Your current one is pretty plane Jane (no offense) and there are too many words in it. Try coming up with a one or two word logo that's simple and catchy.

    Next, I would drop the three column layout down to two (consolidating the two on the right into one). This will un-clutter your site a bit and should prove to be less distracting. You have a long page so I would go back to the "protect your computer files" website and see if they have a vertical banner you can use and place it in your right column. That will fill some of the whitespace further down the page and takes the distraction away from the top as Jillian mentioned.

    Your important content should now have more room to breath. The rotating banner at the top is a nice touch, just make sure you put your most important stuff in there if you continue to use it. Good job with choosing javascript over flash, as Marvin pointed out, flash will kill you in search engines.

    I also agree with Marvin on cutting your posts at about a paragraph or two and using the "Read More" button to access the rest of the post. As it is now, it looks like a never ending mass amount of information and just needs to be broken up a tad.

    I noticed that your main menu consists mostly of the posts on the main page. I would suggest removing these, either from the menu or from the main page. There is really no need for them on the menu, it is giving the user too many options which may be confusing. You want their eyes to flow straight down the page. That way you can control what they read and how they read it.

    As far as content, I'll let the other guys help you with how to structure wording and headings, etc.

    Sorry if that was long winded. Let me know if you need some help with logo ideas, I'd be happy to assist.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dano1981
      Originally Posted by jkennedy View Post

      First, you may want to go for a different logo. Your current one is pretty plane Jane (no offense) and there are too many words in it. Try coming up with a one or two word logo that's simple and catchy.
      .
      that ugly logo are my keywordss!!! in retrospect I should have picked a KWP that had more than 1,200 searches per month, I wasn't knowledgeable about seo at the time (I'm still not!)

      Originally Posted by jkennedy View Post

      I noticed that your main menu consists mostly of the posts on the main page. I would suggest removing these, either from the menu or from the main page. There is really no need for them on the menu, it is giving the user too many options which may be confusing. You want their eyes to flow straight down the page. That way you can control what they read and how they read it.
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      if you mean (in part) the vertical posts that are protracted, I don't know how to AHHH!!! just firgured it out! did the "read more" that worked!
      I just wish I knew how to tell the theme "that's enough posts on the home page" by default it puts every post there, like it or not!

      Kennedy,

      should I put the social media buttons,at a "juncture" I create within the text of the content for the page for that particluar product? or at the bottom? I see now (eidting after I posted) add them at the bottom of the post, I thought because a post or two I have are into the 700 word range, maybe I should put the social media "within" rather than at the end

      thanks so much(if you can)

      Danni~
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      • Profile picture of the author jkennedy
        Originally Posted by Dano1981 View Post

        that ugly logo are my keywordss!!! in retrospect I should have picked a KWP that had more than 1,200 searches per month, I wasn't knowledgeable about seo at the time (I'm still not!)



        if you mean (in part) the vertical posts that are protracted, I don't know how to AHHH!!! just firgured it out! did the "read more" that worked!
        I just wish I knew how to tell the theme "that's enough posts on the home page" by default it puts every post there, like it or not!
        Unfortunately, search engines can't read text on an image, so the logo will not effect your SEO either way. Instead, make sure you have good strong keywords in your article titles and content and links. This is really what matter most as far as keywords go.

        What I meant by your main menu is the with "Home, Best Website Builder..." It looks like they link to articles that are already on the home page. I would suggest either shortening them, or removing them. Although, if you move the Mozy ad you might be ok. It was confusing to me to click on them and see the same thing I just read on the home page.

        You can limit the number of posts per page back going to your WP backend and click Settings > Reading Settings > Blog pages show at most. Just change the number to one you prefer. Good job with the read mores on the home page, looks much better.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dano1981
          thank you very much kennedy

          what happens is when I make a post, by default it shows up on the homepage as well as the category I posted to

          I thought all themes works i this manner?

          I see what you mean by I can control how many show up on the front page

          I would rather have a static home page that display specific content rather than the latetst posts in chronology

          I'm afraid if I make a page "static" and therefore accomplish that, so that the content on the home page "isn't always changing" that it will throw off the spidering by google, because the sitemap or naming protocol for the pages will change(I assume), because I would have to create and "name" a page to be made static, therefore a sitemap change? and that the ground I made in the serps, will slide backwards?

          danni~
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        • Profile picture of the author unclepennybags
          Hello Dano,

          I am not an expert. I want to give you my honest opinion only because I want to help you. So please don't take offense.

          Your site is VERY commercial. You could probably get away with that if it was an authority site getting lots of traffic.

          But with the keyword term you are aiming for which I am guessing is "home based online jobs" you should focus on making the site way more personal. I noticed you had your picture on the about me page. You could put it on the side bar so your visitors could build more trust right when they arrive.

          Think of it like you were a visitor to that site. There are lots of shiny banners and colors and just about all of the content are reviews or lead into buying some kind of product.

          Not only that but the products are not very relevant. I am not so sure the visitors of your site will be looking to be a Clickbank vendor or something when they are searching for online jobs.

          It is great that you are ranking on page one for your keyword. But it is a more specific keyword. Meaning the traffic is not very high but very targeted.

          I would highly recommend promoting just one (maybe two) product for right now. I found this one on Clickbank which I think would be a great match...

          Legit Online Jobs - Real Online Jobs and Work From Home Opportunities!

          Also you should have a decent amount of quality content that does not lead into a sales pitch. I recommend learning about your topic from other good sites and then putting it into your own words.

          Then recommend your affiliate product. Buying it yourself for an honest review would be ideal.

          Maybe even build a list. Hope this helped.
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          • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
            Originally Posted by Jillian Slack View Post

            It lacks a call-to-action above the fold
            One really quick "look here" option I think would have been a popup or slide across the page optin for something yummy.

            I think what you have there is not so bad, and could get reorganized and shuffled around a bit to be less bizzy.

            As funny as it seems, the ad that caught my eye was on the right - about losing weight eating sundaes, lol. You might be onto something there - meaning don't be afraid to try advertising some non IM products on the side there (this works sometimes)
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Hello Danni...

    Well, maybe not summarily shot, but you may consider setting yourself on fire. Just kdding but couldn't resist.

    I think you're being a bit too hard on yourself. It's nowhere near what I was expecting. It definitely has potential.

    1. I quickly read/skimmed the above comments and agree that it's terribly busy and all the moving things are distracting.

    2. I would change the main video at the top from autoplay to select play. One thing about autoplay videos is it takes control away from people, and some folks don't like that. But perhaps more importantly, people tend to want to get a feel for the site and maybe read the headline. The video playing totally takes away from that.

    3. Put your social marketing buttons under each post so people can more easily share them. If you have a FB profile to go along with this site, then add that under your Twitter icon at the top right.

    4. I get the distinct feeling you are trying to kill a whole flock of birds with one stone. Just reading your homepage title, at the top, says it all. You have four distinct niches listed there each of which could have their own site. So... definitely address that.

    Perhaps look at the content you have and do some thinning. You have two areas that mention the work from home theme; jobs and offers. Not sure what you mean by 'work from home offers.' Do you mean jobs?

    5. Not all work from home jobs require email marketing strategies or website building. So you really need to decide what the site is about. I'm sure others above have mentioned that.

    6. I personally think you have too many ads on the right sides. You should sit down and decide on perhaps an initial monetization strategy. Are you going to build a list and then market to them? If so, then perhaps initially, make that your most desired response and work to get optins.

    Too many ads tends to turn people off even though many probably won't pay too much attention to them. You want to avoid the cafeteria effect with throwing up a ton of ads and hoping something converts.

    7. I know you have links at the top nav panel, but you also have no categories on the right. If you want to do seo and rank this site, then you must have a good structure for your site.

    8. Decide what the focus or theme is for the site. Then do keyword research and choose the best keywords and create categories out of them. Add appropriate content to each category.

    There's more but gotta run.

    Good luck and take your time developing this. It does not look so bad and can be developed into something worthwhile.


    Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author j40u
    I was expecting something like this:
    Ron Oslund's Home Page !

    Looks fine on the first impression, probably just too much graphical advertisements which draws too much attention away from the main content.
    Also just little things like having ads in the header section, your logo needs a transparent background since the header fill is gradient not full colour fill.
    I think you just have too many ads lol but besides that it's fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author mahal788
    It's pretty good actually.
    But I didn't want to stay in it because it kinda confused me. There's too many things going on.
    It is definitely salvageable though, don't delete it.
    Hahahah the way you described it I thought it was going to be really horrid.
    And actually, midgets bouncing into a velcro wall sounds interesting to watch.
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    Hey, it's a pretty nice site. No clue why you complain.
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  • Profile picture of the author anislagan
    The site is tailored for customer viewing which is good. A little bit of monetization would make it perfect.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dano1981
      thank all of you very very much

      I thought my site looked like you walked into "disneyland" instead
      of being relevant to someone who wants to try to make a go of working online

      Now I'm starting to believe it's not as bad as I thought but could sure do with a "focus" and "purpose" make over

      I just removed the video (by the way someone said it "starts" when you land on the site? it doesn't maybe you meant the "photo carosuel?) well I may but it back for now, yup! just did, and then once I get better focus I can remove it...I toice it looks "cleaner" when I remove the vid, maybe I should place it within the page or post about sitebuilding, and not to have it on the homepage as "featured vid" I think it makes things confusing? Yes?

      I think building a site is central to many who want to stat online marketing...

      maybe I should;

      focus on "site building/webhosting" (nice commish for both of those)(on the one hand) and CB IM offers? at least its more of a focus? This way there are only 2 major areas on the site instead of the current 4 areas of "focus" , which just serve to obfuscate things when you land on the homepage!!

      "ABOVE THE FOLD" should I use the mozy ad location, remove it, and place some non clickable text, about what the site is for ?

      thank you all soo soooo soo soooo much!

      3. Put your social marketing buttons under each post so people can more easily share them. If you have a FB profile to go along with this site, then add that under your Twitter icon at the top right.
      great suggestion ken thank you and the banners focus, yes I'm sure

      Danni
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      • Profile picture of the author Dano1981
        I don't know how to code or anything that would really allow me to tweak the theme, aside from maybe removing or adding an element already there, or a widget....

        The 3 banners on the far right... should I make better use of what I place there? and any suggestions?

        or maybe I should add text around each of the three? or should I have a "theme" surrounding those 3 ??? not sure how to capitalize or utilize that banner area properly?

        your thoughts certainly appreciated

        Danni~
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  • Profile picture of the author jkennedy
    From a design standpoint, it is generally a bad idea to have an ad directly next to your logo and in the top header of a page, even though you see this sort of thing a lot. Having those long menu items and banner are too much to take in when you first hit the page.

    The key to a great design is simplicity. Many people feel the need to fill space with content. Bad idea. Simple simple simple. You only want to display the important stuff. An eye-catching logo, a simple menu leading to important pages, big bold article titles (try to keep them short) with short intro paragraphs and buttons to full articles.

    There's nothing wrong with having a few banner ads on the side as long as you don't overdo it. I would suggest leaving the rss and follow us buttons on the side, those need to be noticed.

    There's a great little WordPress add-on called AddThis. It's great for adding the social links at the bottom of every post. I use it on my personal WordPress blog.

    If you need help with editing code, I don't mind helping you out.
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  • Profile picture of the author jkennedy
    If you look under Appearance > Widgets, you should see where you can move your widgets (such as categories) around. I would move them to the side bar if possible.

    Fresh content is a good thing. When someone comes to your page and sees that there is something new on it every time, they are going to keep coming back thirsty for more, especially if it is good content. That is the beauty of a blog style website.

    The only reason I would suggest having a static home page is if you had a single product that you wanted to constantly promote. Even then, you can put that product on a separate static page and when you advertise your link, you shoot them straight to that product page. Then they can still click the home button and see the fresh new content.

    As far as Google is concerned, it will crawl your entire website unless you tell it otherwise. Google also looks at how often your page is update, so the more you update the home page, the better off you are.

    I also agree with unclepennybags. I too am no IM expert, but it does seem like you are selling something with every article (which, of course, you are). You definitely want to give your readers a heaping helping of good free content. You can sell stuff too, but make sure you blend it well with the free content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
    Took a look at the site, and I am not laughing.

    A couple of quick tips for you.

    1. Ditch the advertorials you are using as content....and put up real reviews instead. That means you gotta buy and evaluate the products in question, try the methods, and see if they work or not.

    There is also another plus to this...you can see the weaknesses in the product, and offer your own bonuses that provide the 'missing link' in exchange for buying through your affiliate link....a sure fire conversion improver.

    2. Do lead capture of anyone who visits your page. This way you can bring them back later when you do more such reviews, which will improve your results down the road.

    If you need help with this, let me know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stardate
    It looks great.... hmmm I wonder what the real reason you posted a link to your site "more free traffic" I wonder.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    wow..i don't think that site is bad at all.

    Maybe you didnt have a strategy/plan before you made the site, but i like the design and theme a lot. I have about 50 sites which look FAR, FAR worse than that...
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    • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
      Just to give you an idea of how to do a review properly, here's one I made up off the cuff for a dog product.


      When you get to be an old dog like I am, you eventually start getting 'problems' that require medicine.

      I'm an 8 year old dog with a heart condition, and that means I gotta take two pills every day.

      At first, my human Floyd tried the conventional method, which involved basically grabbing my mouth and shoving pills down my throat....yeech!

      The a kindly neighbor turned my Floyd onto to wrapping them in cheese. It worked fine, but the vet reamed him out when the blood tests showed elevated levels of calcium (which is dangerous when you have a heart condition)...so he had to stop.

      Then Floyd tried giving me pills in peanut butter. I loved the peanut butter, was able to spit out the yecchy pills inside...so that didn't work so well.

      So in desparation, Floyd went to an online pet store, and bought a pack of 'Greenies Pill Pockets'. Here's how they work: it's a small bowl shaped soft treat you put a pill inside, and pinch the top off so I can't detect the pill inside.

      When he gave me one, I scarfed it down like nobody's business...and I didn't even notice the pill he slipped inside.

      Greenies Pill Pockets come in two sizes, small for regular pills, and large for capsuls. Of course, if pills are too large, the package recommend simply breaking them in half, and putting each half in a pill pocker.

      My doggies, unless you love getting pills shoved down your throat, or don't mind putting your life on the line using other dangerous methods like cheese...go grab your owner and get him to click that link below to get you some of these pill pockets. As an added bouns, I'll send you a copy of 'Total Flea Control' so you and your owner can stop all that scratching...but you gotta buy through the link below, so I know where to send the 'Total Flea Control' to. Now go fetch 'em so you don't get any more pills shoved down your throat, ok?

      -Hansel

      Now, would you buy Greenies Pill Pockets based on a real review like that?
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    I checked your theme, they have really, really good free themes
    New WordPress Themes - New and Fresh Free WordPress Themes IMO. Worth checking out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kom
    I took look your site is very good, I like it ,

    You site new so how old your site now, and ofcourse you still work on it, time will tell you exactly and drive you when you in to your site,

    Keep doing it , be deferent with other and put your style on it,
    that mean you dont have to be thesame with other site, be unique google love it.

    good luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author akif
    Its not that bad but its not that good either we all start from nothing so dont be so sarcastic with your own website
    Right off the top, this is probably the worst example of putting together a site that you have ever seen!
    Replace your Laughing word with Curiosity and remember that old saying that curiosity killed the cat so dont be so curious and dont be so sarcastic always adopt new and different things and NO you wont be hanged in third world countries so no worries
    The might be good for kids! (although they'd probably be laughing too!) but for getting an adults attention and holding it, lol!
    If I was in a third world country, I would have been taken out back and summarily executed for this site! (no offense to 3rd world countries, or developing nations! my apologies in advance!)
    MY SITE LACKS;

    LOGIC!
    Strategy - Be more Specific
    proper focus

    keyword strategy

    LOGIC! - Find a Logic then?
    common sense!- Reading your posts i found some logic then why not in website?
    content strategy
    - Find some or creat some
    any sort of intelligence!
    - Doesnt matter
    LOGIC!
    content
    content
    content
    Good content comes when you eye for Good content

    you already have a website and consider this starting from a scratch now what? pick some categories which you already have and start working
    my question is, is there anything and I mean ANYTHING salvagable on it? anything at all?
    or should I start completley from scratch?
    your theme is good keep it
    my thoughts are the 1st thing I need to do is get a new theme! one that isn't "visually based on pics and vids and banners"
    Focus on one category First and spread this category everywhere on your site First so readers can access everything related to that category easily
    I created the site before I really knew much about SEO(trust me I'm still no "seo guru" just know a bit more than I did when I made this).
    I know it's a "cluttered mess" and the theme is horrible, then you add my (so called "content") content of which is about 6 or 7 attempts to get you to "click" on something!!
    Try to face negative comments and feedback it helps alot trust me
    This should be the "benchmark" of the way websites should not be made!! so save yourself the "insults" I know it's horrible,
    I think you already have your answers for the following questions Good luck !

    my questions are:


    Is there ANYTHING worth salvaging from the site?
    or should I start 100% over?

    Should I throw myself off of a building? or into oncoming traffic?
    set myself on fire?
    Is this the worst site in the world? or is it that one that shows midgets being thrown against a Velcro wall?
    Should I be detained by the authorities?


    the baffling part is that I somehow made page 1(lol!) on google, in 10th position
    (I feel like Danica Patrick at an Indy race!) for the sites overall keyword phrase

    >>>>> MY SITE HERE <<<<<<


    thank you so much (and don't laugh!, ....OK you can laugh now!)
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    • Profile picture of the author Dano1981
      thanks you again Kennedy

      fisher all I can say is "arf arf!" I appreciate your review angle...I think you are right, I really do.. I acutally have used homestead, why I felt I could promo the product

      stardate? I think you are even noobier than I am! you dork!

      thank you george, the site (why it orig attracted me) was visually appealing, like you just waled onto "dsineyland"! but I've learned all that "visual hype" translates to "slower speed" so this theme I'll keep but the rest that I am tryng to build (about 6) I will go to a stripped down more seo friendly type theme" even supercache only helped it so much!

      Kom, thank you that was very nice of you

      akif, thank you for your breakdown. I have looked at the "signature" sites of a look of warriors on the forum, and when I tried to compare mine to them I felt like I was comparing a "visual fun farm" to "intelligent, well planned, text based and very strategic" so my "funny farm" seemed to be the antithesis of what seo is about..you're right about "categories need to be refocused"

      I think it might have been kennedy who suggested only promoting 1 or 2 products...since I made the major "noob" mistake of going for a keyword that has only 1,200 searches!! arggghh!! yikes!! so I think you are right! I should hone things down

      Does anyone think I should do away with the pic carosul or the video?

      thank you very much

      Danni~
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      • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
        Originally Posted by Dano1981 View Post


        fisher all I can say is "arf arf!" I appreciate your review angle...I think you are right, I really do.. I acutally have used homestead, why I felt I could promo the product
        Well, my dog is the one that is actually using the product. So who better to do the review than the 'resident expert'?

        But yeah, it gives you an idea about how to do a proper review...only post reviews on products you buy and use...gotta keep it real and ditch the advertorials.

        One other thing (legal...please get a lawyer to confirm this) make sure you tell people the links are affiliate links (and you get paid when they purchase through them). This keeps you out of trouble with the FTC.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dano1981
          Originally Posted by jkennedy View Post

          Personally I think the slideshow adds a nice touch, as long as you use it wisely. You want your best content in those slides. Keep chugging along. You're off to a very good start! Don't be afraid to ask for help.
          I think I will heed your words and make a change to the carousel but I think I may need to have a strategy in place before I should?

          Kenny you probably know (this question is in an entirely diff direction I realize) if (as you know) my kw phrase is "home based online jobs" and the monthly searches at 1,200 at extremely low, then I believe I should then change the entire focus? or leave that, but each "page" should be optimized for a completely different kw phrase?

          I can't seem to find anything on "multiple kw phrases on one site" ? is it not a good idea?

          or should I use either the first 2 words, or the last 2 words, of my current kw phrase and "long tail them" and make other pages on the site?

          I know I'm asking a confusing question

          I understand how to optimize a "page or post or even a site for a kw phase" but when it comes to "having multiple phrases" I don't know the seo "strategy/psychology"

          because with that current number of searches, I think it's not a worthwhile venture to leave the current kw strategy

          I had (as you can tell) use diff kw phrases for each page and post, but even though they have to do with IM they are still rather "scattered" in a sense, they're not based off a direct variation of my current kw phrase...........

          Danni
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  • Profile picture of the author jkennedy
    Personally I think the slideshow adds a nice touch, as long as you use it wisely. You want your best content in those slides. Keep chugging along. You're off to a very good start! Don't be afraid to ask for help.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahberra
    Wow! This headline really caught my attention. Your site seems very usable. Try adding wordpress robot and see if you notice a change. It looks like a high quality site. I realize the keywords are competitive, but other than that it's a good site.
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  • Profile picture of the author success1618
    I think you are definitely being way over critical of yourself and your work. Your site looks excellent and would be a travesty to delete.

    First of all, never move backwards only forwards.

    My blog was pretty scary just last week, I am no pro. But I buckled down this week and overhauled the look, and I happy pushed through and did it despite skepticism.

    Site building not to mention all the content is hugely time consuming, I can guarantee that it would be a lot easier to redesign and revise it then starting from scratch.

    Keep on pushing ! Don't ever give up ! This is a hard business to crack, there is no instant gratification. But the long haul rewards are limitless ! Good luck to you Dano,
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  • Profile picture of the author mllnsgrl
    Hi...

    I agree with what a lot of others have said. Not that the content's not any good. I just can't get to that part - because my eyes hurt trying to focus on something.

    To make things simpler, I would start trying on new themes - you may find one that has the write "type" and layout to take the site to a new more comfortable, inviting place. Then if you do have to make changes, it won't seem so overwhelming.

    Liz
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  • Profile picture of the author jewel3000
    Why are you so hard on the site? I really don't see what's so bad about it.

    It seems very easy to naviage; the copywriting seems decent; I don't consider it cluttered . . . why do you dislike it so? Is it because it's not converting as you'd hoped?

    If I had to suggest things to change, I'd say:

    -- Maybe update the logo. I'm not crazy about the font.

    -- Seems like you should have a "sticky" overview paragraph or two in the upper left. I'd give this a benefits-related title. Help readers immediately know more about what you're going to help them with. Maybe say something like, "I've been an Internet markter for 4 years and have reviewed most of the best home-based business system available. Here, I recommend the top 5 things you need to start making money online..."

    -- Keep your positivity up. I can see you've been enthusiastic about the site. Just keep perfecting what you have. That's what we're all doing. Continuous improvement is simply the name of the game.
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