Review my blog please!!!

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Hey warriors!!!

I got into internet marketing just 2 months ago and i was hoping if you could showcase any mistakes or improvements my blog or strategy may have.

Site is in my signature.

My strategy is to post one article per week and offer the best info i can (meaning quality info)

i am taking the slow growth road, so i am only pursuing 15 backlinks per week from the top social bookmarking sites and article directories and i promote one or two click bank offer per article. my core strategy of course is seo, which i had a fifth position on Google for until the last day and now suddenly by site is at the second page.

also, lately i had a clickbank link as a banner, though i didn't get any clicks yet.

anyway, i still have a low number of visitors per day, and i am looking into different opinions into how i can improve my site.

having more than one sites is not option for because i am in the final year of uni studies and i simply don't have that much time to dedicate to internet marketing.

thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author costasn
    no one? ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Apollo-Articles
    Looks a little bland, also you haven't optimised it for any keywords?

    Sam
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincent Abrugar
    Your blog looks nice and clean.

    I think it would be better if you could post a sticky post in the home page above the recent post. Welcome your visitors, explain to them what your blog is about and what visitors can benefit by reading your blog.

    Also you could probably add more links in your top menu navigation.

    Goodluck on your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author xkuba
    Hi,

    I checked your blog and:
    1) there is a few backlinks -> try to focus on linkbuilding
    2) I would recommend to publish at least 2 articles per week
    3) you should also build backlinks to inner pages
    4) taget KWs which got at least 500 EXACT searches per month

    Hope I helped
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  • Profile picture of the author skibbz
    Originally Posted by costasn View Post

    Hey warriors!!!

    I got into internet marketing just 2 months ago and i was hoping if you could showcase any mistakes or improvements my blog or strategy may have.

    Site is in my signature.

    My strategy is to post one article per week and offer the best info i can (meaning quality info)

    i am taking the slow growth road, so i am only pursuing 15 backlinks per week from the top social bookmarking sites and article directories and i promote one or two click bank offer per article. my core strategy of course is seo, which i had a fifth position on Google for until the last day and now suddenly by site is at the second page.

    also, lately i had a clickbank link as a banner, though i didn't get any clicks yet.

    anyway, i still have a low number of visitors per day, and i am looking into different opinions into how i can improve my site.

    having more than one sites is not option for because i am in the final year of uni studies and i simply don't have that much time to dedicate to internet marketing.

    thank you.
    I would recommend using a nice theme like the thesis theme to improve the look and feel of the blog
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  • Profile picture of the author BenoitT
    Your blog is really great. You have great informations and you seem genuine about your readers. Something I would have done differently however would be how you write your articles (you may actually test it out to see what converts better).

    I believe if you were less "Informational like we're at News channel" and be more Conversational, it would be easier to stick with your audience.

    If you're reading this forum, of course you're interested into learning about IM but you're sticking here because it is conversational and a lot of people have great stories. Like Jeff Walker says: stories make sell .

    Just a quick tip on copywriting, however your blog will do very well once you have more visitor. Keep up the good work!
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Wilson
    How about more content?

    Your site has no "eye-catcher". When I first open it I don't know where to start. I'd close pages such as this immediately!

    Get a logo or at least some fine header banner.

    You need to optimize your title tags. Try using Google Keyword Tool to get the best keywords to rank for.

    Summary:
    Change your theme (buy one if necessary), make more content, reevaluate your title tags.
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    • Profile picture of the author costasn
      Originally Posted by Daniel Wilson View Post

      How about more content?

      Your site has no "eye-catcher". When I first open it I don't know where to start. I'd close pages such as this immediately!

      Get a logo or at least some fine header banner.

      You need to optimize your title tags. Try using Google Keyword Tool to get the best keywords to rank for.

      Summary:
      Change your theme (buy one if necessary), make more content, reevaluate your title tags.
      what do you mean by optimizing my title tags? i use all in one seo plugin to assign my tags, isnt that enough?

      also, how do you know that? you looked at the html code of my website?

      thank you.
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Wilson
        Originally Posted by costasn View Post

        what do you mean by optimizing my title tags? i use all in one seo plugin to assign my tags, isnt that enough?

        also, how do you know that? you looked at the html code of my website?

        thank you.
        Optimize your title keywords by choosing a good search volume/competition ratio.

        Sure all-in-on-seo is enough but what you write in the title matters the most.
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        • Profile picture of the author costasn
          Originally Posted by Daniel Wilson View Post

          Optimize your title keywords by choosing a good search volume/competition ratio.

          Sure all-in-on-seo is enough but what you write in the title matters the most.
          aah yea i did that, but i need some work on that. i think that should come with experience.

          I was choosing a ratio of approximately between 160-200 exact clicks and max 100000 seo competition according to market samurai.

          now my site has a PR2 so i might try more competitive keywords.

          let me now what you guys think.

          thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pete15
    It looks way too messy and plain at the same time. I would recommend sticking to two columns, and also changing the font to arial or verdana.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pete15
    Plus, getting a custom header image will help a lot!

    Basically at the moment there is too much text everywhere, which will make it hard for visitors to focus on the actual content.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    I agree with what previous posters have said. I'd also add that the only article I've read is way to repetitive. It sounds as if it just written for keyword stuffing purposes. If I'd come for real info, I'd dismiss your site and move on.

    Take this paragraph as an example:
    A differentiation strategy will pursue a unique position among your competitors. The aim of the strategy is for the business to become unique in the minds of its customers. For this reason, a small businesses needs to create a product offering that is somehow unique. Uniqueness can be achieved through different factors like design or brand image, technology, customer service or other attractive features.
    You could easily condense that into one, readable sentence, such as:
    "For your business to be thought of as unique by your customers you need to differentiate yourself from the competition by........"

    This isn't meant as a personal dig at you, but I'm getting to (think I) know that the instant someone says they are posting "quality" information what they actually mean is they are posting keyword stuffed, repetitive articles purely for seo purposes.
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  • Profile picture of the author dame016
    Your strategies are nice, but the impact of your blog is kind of low. I mean, it is quite of boring. Maybe you can pick up a nice theme that is also clean and simple. Also, you can publish more posts per week. So that readers will have something to look forward in your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arthur Barn
    The content are great but.... make your template a bit more catchy and attractive to get more traffic/visitors.
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    • Profile picture of the author costasn
      thanks a lot for the great reviews guys!

      i do target keywords with market samurai but maybe i didnt do a good job at that department, i never tried to target keywords with more than 160 exact searches because i though competition was too high for me but i am going to try it.

      About the quality of the content, the way i write may look messy because my first language is Greek (even though i study full time in uk)

      i will definitely solve the problem of too much text everywhere. i think i will try adding a sticky post and a custom header image. I am trying to keep the blog simple and focus on actually helping people. maybe i will be adding images in each post too!

      thanks a lot again!
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  • Profile picture of the author JCorp
    I personally would prefer more graphics or images whether on the site itself or in each individual post. Content is ok, but something really needs to catch people's attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    The content is good but man what a boring site to look at....

    Nice and clean yes but very dreary

    Once you got a tidy theme and then you can start on the SEO :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    I like the clean theme of your blog. What keywords are you optimizing for your site?
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    • Profile picture of the author costasn
      Originally Posted by feliciayapsl View Post

      I like the clean theme of your blog. What keywords are you optimizing for your site?
      Hey Felicia, i might be a beginner but i know you are not suppose to talk about such thinks
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  • Profile picture of the author rich8169
    Hi Costasn,

    I guess you need to invest some time (or money) to create a masthead of your site so that it doesn't looks plain.

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author RedHelper
    Check this blog - viperchill.com/hey/
    I think this guy is really perfect, and everything he does and suggests is easy to implement at your resource
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    • Profile picture of the author costasn
      Originally Posted by RedHelper View Post

      Check this blog - viperchill.com/hey/
      I think this guy is really perfect, and everything he does and suggests is easy to implement at your resource
      yea i agree with you, i did check that months ago, thank you!!
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  • Profile picture of the author joekoffi
    One good thing is that your content is unique. With time, you may have to change the theme and get one that will enable you monetize your effort, I mean being able to put banners even at the top. Keep publishing good content and building backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author costasn
      update:

      i have a new customer header banner and i added categories to my menu.

      feel free to comment!!

      thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author lonepine
    Dear Costasn and all Seniors....

    May I know how to find someone "signature"? Cos I want to see how Costasn's website look like, and i also want to add my own website there. I also have similar situation with Costasn, but i think mine case is worst than Costasn.
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    • Profile picture of the author rich8169
      Hi Lonepine,

      The signature is just at the end of each post, immediately after the line that ran across the post.

      Hope that the above clarifies.

      Cheers!

      Originally Posted by lonepine View Post

      Dear Costasn and all Seniors....

      May I know how to find someone "signature"? Cos I want to see how Costasn's website look like, and i also want to add my own website there. I also have similar situation with Costasn, but i think mine case is worst than Costasn.
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  • Profile picture of the author costasn
    go to usercp-> edit signature

    ad the anchor code to your url link-> there is a chain (lookalike) link that lets you add the url to any word you write.

    thank you.
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