My first site is alive and kicking

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After several months of writing articles and preparing everything my first site is up and running.

You can check it out at: Modern Gentleman Magazine

I planned to publish it at the beginning of the January but it prolonged.
You won't believe when I tell you that today I received an email from shoemaker that is interested in advertising on my site and he wants me to do product review and is interested in setting up some affiliate program with me.

Please comment on the site. Every comment is welcome. Good and bad of course.

My main driving source of traffic will be Pinterest. I have more than 900 followers in just 3 months.

Of course I am submitting links to Blog Interact I have tweeter, google+ and FB accounts.

Things are working well so far.

My second blog/site is on its way and I think it will be up in next two weeks.
#alive #kicking #site
  • Profile picture of the author jvm127
    I'm not very familiar with Pinterest marketing but 900 followers sounds like a whole lot. Congratulations! And specifically congratulations on the offer for advertising/affiliate/product review!

    Did you write all of those articles yourself and/or are they completely unique content? If so, that's great and exactly what you need to have on a site like yours!

    At first I was going to recommend some graphical look and style enhancements but since things are going well for you already you might want to just keep things like they are, see how they work out, and adjust as you feel changes are needed. Continue to add great, unique content under each category as well.

    For your opt-in "subscribe" you may want to make it a stronger call to action - something that is a little more catchy and makes the user feel like they might lose out if they don't opt in. For instance, maybe something like "Subscribe to our Newsletter so you NEVER miss any of our amazing new content!"

    Overall great job!
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    • Profile picture of the author Bond1806
      Originally Posted by jvm127 View Post

      I'm not very familiar with Pinterest marketing but 900 followers sounds like a whole lot. Congratulations! And specifically congratulations on the offer for advertising/affiliate/product review!
      Thank you
      Yes, 900 followers is a nice number. It takes me around 2 weeks for 100 followers. Sometimes even less.

      Originally Posted by jvm127 View Post

      Did you write all of those articles yourself and/or are they completely unique content? If so, that's great and exactly what you need to have on a site like yours!
      90% are unique content. The rest is thoroughly researched.

      Originally Posted by jvm127 View Post

      At first I was going to recommend some graphical look and style enhancements but since things are going well for you already
      Well, this is wordpress template and I changed it completely. Since I am not a web pro I dont know how to change some other stuff, but I am happy with it now.

      Originally Posted by jvm127 View Post

      For your opt-in "subscribe" you may want to make it a stronger call to action - something that is a little more catchy and makes the user feel like they might lose out if they don't opt in. For instance, maybe something like "Subscribe to our Newsletter so you NEVER miss any of our amazing new content!"
      Yes, good idea. Thanks.

      Originally Posted by jvm127 View Post

      Overall great job!
      Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Woods
    I like the setup, whats your conversion rate for signups?
    Might just be because I'm tired but the background is confusing my eyes.
    Good job though, hope it works well for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author quit9to5
      Nice design, great niche, and I like your concept. You may want to do some type of mission statement or quick summary above your search bar on the right column so a first time viewer understands what your trying to achieve with this site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sam Woods
    also, just seen, you have not put up a favicon yet- might just be me but I think sites look 10X better.
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  • Profile picture of the author tofrar
    I like your website and congratulation. However the background is terrible.






    Originally Posted by Bond1806 View Post

    After several months of writing articles and preparing everything my first site is up and running.

    You can check it out at: Modern Gentleman Magazine

    I planned to publish it at the beginning of the January but it prolonged.
    You won't believe when I tell you that today I received an email from shoemaker that is interested in advertising on my site and he wants me to do product review and is interested in setting up some affiliate program with me.

    Please comment on the site. Every comment is welcome. Good and bad of course.

    My main driving source of traffic will be Pinterest. I have more than 900 followers in just 3 months.

    Of course I am submitting links to Blog Interact I have tweeter, google+ and FB accounts.

    Things are working well so far.

    My second blog/site is on its way and I think it will be up in next two weeks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fang
    In your site you keep on referring to"I" try to use "We".
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  • Profile picture of the author Antidote
    Originally Posted by Bond1806 View Post

    Please comment on the site. Every comment is welcome. Good and bad of course.
    Congrads, You might want to spruce it up a bit with Wordpress SEO by Yoast.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bond1806
    About the background: well, I wanted to use some instantly recognizable background since this is glen plaid, common pattern in men's suits. I don't think it's terrible. I accept the opinion that it can be too much for the eyes. I will test the version with gradient from plaid to some dark gray.

    Yes, favicon is something I have to add. Forgot about it.
    About "I" or "We". This is something I cannot decide. Should I write as a one man band or should I write as a team.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThePhantom
    clean and simple. Setup is good. Might want to add some SEO down the line but if you are going good with social media then stick with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author plusdollar
    Good job! I like your site a lot.
    Weakest link in my opinion is your logo/header.
    Youe site loads very quickly too, who are you hosting with?
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    • Profile picture of the author outNabout
      Originally Posted by plusdollar View Post

      Good job! I like your site a lot.
      Weakest link in my opinion is your logo/header.
      Youe site loads very quickly too, who are you hosting with?
      noticed the same thing its loading very fast..good job though if you have written the articles yourself and they are unique.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bond1806
    Yes, I think I will have to do something about the header/logo. It's made out of Google fonts but for some reason they do not load each time on every different browsers on different operating systems. Safest thing would be to make an image out of it. I agree.
    This will be my first thing to do tomorrow.

    I use local Croatian hosting. I opted for this local service because they are great, they were recommended to me by my web guru friends and I can call them on phone and sort any problems out very quickly instead to email some guy in US and wait for his answer.

    But I also use some caching plugin that speeds up the loading times.
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  • Profile picture of the author ymest
    Congrats! The site looks really good! Very professional, clear, nice pics! Don't know what to add expect "all the best"!

    Good luck!

    Yoan
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Greene
    You have chosen a very good niche which will have a lot of potential visitors. You have planned well and things are going great for you I think. Now, getting more traffic is the main goal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bond1806
    Thank you all on nice wishes.
    My main goal is to drive traffic now. Pinterest will help a lot but I should drive traffic through other sources as well.
    Yes, articles are mine. No copy pasting Some are researched from other sites but I have written the articles.
    I am glad that the site loads fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Very nice. This blog has great potential. I'm sure you'll do very well with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bond1806
    Well since some of you and my other friends mentioned that background is a bit too hard I have removed it from the body part. Left it only in the header and footer.

    Now it looks cleaner. It does not hurt the eyes like before.
    Still have to work a bit about the header logo.
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