Is it possible to have my site reviewed?

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Hi,

Being a newbie I'm not quite sure if I'm in the right forum but here goes..

Is it possible to have my new (but small at the moment) site reviewed?

Asking friends and family only results in, understandably enough, positive comments. But I need an honest and impartial opinion...both barrels if necessary!

My site is about a week old and it's my first but I'm not sure if I'm completely happy with it..being a perfectionist is such a pain!

Anyway I would be grateful for any opinions on my site

James
#reviewed #site
  • Profile picture of the author bmw040
    Please pm me your site address and I'll take a look for you.
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  • Originally Posted by jimbob28 View Post

    Hi,

    Being a newbie I'm not quite sure if I'm in the right forum but here goes..

    Is it possible to have my new (but small at the moment) site reviewed?

    Asking friends and family only results in, understandably enough, positive comments. But I need an honest and impartial opinion...both barrels if necessary!

    My site is about a week old and it's my first but I'm not sure if I'm completely happy with it..being a perfectionist is such a pain!

    Anyway I would be grateful for any opinions on my site

    James
    Pros:

    Content seems fine, didn't check if it was taken from elsewhere, is this all unique content?

    Now just to keep adding content and marketing

    Cons:

    You need to be building a list for this! I don't see an opt-in or an offer

    I wouldn't personally choose that theme, I'd go for something different, perhaps even custom made to set you apart from the thousands others who have sites on acne.
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    • Profile picture of the author e4job
      my only comment is be reminded that we are in the age of mobile and your text size is key to readability on mobile devices

      your text area should work well on mobile devices

      my 2¢
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    • Profile picture of the author jimbob28
      Thanks for the feedback,

      Yes the content is all mine, nothing copied at all. Have been meaning to set up an autoresponder. Must get that done asap. Would you recommend a paid theme? I had planned that but as money is a bit tight at the min I thought I would stick to the free one.
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      • Originally Posted by jimbob28 View Post

        Thanks for the feedback,

        Yes the content is all mine, nothing copied at all. Have been meaning to set up an autoresponder. Must get that done asap. Would you recommend a paid theme? I had planned that but as money is a bit tight at the min I thought I would stick to the free one.
        I've recently been impressed by the wordpress themes that rocketthemes.com have. They have the gantry system thingy, which is HIGHLY customizable. Literally can get the themes to look however you want with lots of tweaking. Then there's the obvious Thesis theme and the Flexibility 3 theme.

        Also a lot of good options at themeforest.net

        - J
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  • Here's a few themes that I uncovered whilst searching for the keyword health:

    (The bit I was missing was that usually sites like acne go well with a blue type theme)

    WordPress - Care - Medical and Health Blogging Wordpress Theme | ThemeForest

    Medica - Doctor, Dentist & Health Clinics Preview - ThemeForest

    WordPress - HealthPress - Health and Medical WordPress Theme | ThemeForest

    WordPress - Wellness - A Health & Wellness WordPress Theme | ThemeForest

    WordPress - Medical Plus - Responsive Medical and Health Theme | ThemeForest

    Site Templates - Gamnia Health Care Template | ThemeForest

    Don't let the fact that the themes are being shown as local practices turn you off, they can easily be made to function like online blogs

    (btw none of these are affiliate links!)
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    • Profile picture of the author jimbob28
      Hi Jason,

      Thanks very much for those links, much appreciated,

      Do you know if they are easy to modify? I would have very limited skills when it comes to HTML and would hate to have to spend countless hours just trying to get one page right.

      Thanks in advance
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      • Originally Posted by jimbob28 View Post

        Hi Jason,

        Thanks very much for those links, much appreciated,

        Do you know if they are easy to modify? I would have very limited skills when it comes to HTML and would hate to have to spend countless hours just trying to get one page right.

        Thanks in advance
        They are based on wordpress. You'd be able to edit them according to your capability with wordpress I don't know how difficult they'd be to edit or whether they'd even need the code editing at all (probably not, these themes usually come with lots of features and template types).
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        • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
          Derek Halpern has made a pretty good name for himself by reviewing websites of famous bloggers.

          Google: derek halpern website review

          Watch a few of the videos. You Will Learn a TON!

          Hope that helps.

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  • Profile picture of the author ejullya
    Hi jimbob

    First, for a newbie you are on the right track with your content. But I agree that you need a responsive theme and also one that is lighter in color. The dark background does not look very pleasing.

    You do not need to buy a theme. There are many good free themes on the market from companies that sell premium themes.

    I am going to give some links. They are not affiliate links so please feel free to check them over.

    For example I use Canvas from Woothemes. It is a paid theme but I know that woothemes also offer free themes and they are very good and many people use them. Woothemes are very simple to use and you do not need to know HTML to modify them. Here is a link to their theme page. Just click on the free themes and you will get to a free theme page.

    At one point I also used free Weaver themes. They also offer free and premium. They are very simple to use and the designer Bruce Wampler is a really nice and helpful man. There are nice choices there. Weaver II Theme | Home of the Weaver II WordPress Theme

    It is good to get a free theme from designers who also offer premium themes because their free themes are very well developed since eventually they would hope to get you as a customer.

    Good luck.

    Dita

    PS both Weaver and Woothemes are responsive
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  • Profile picture of the author Lady M
    I don't see any indication that you want to monetize this site. have you create a sales funnel yet? you have a website, that is good, but where is the opt in section? where people who wants news feed can get updated with your post, you also offers a discount of certain product from there. if you don't have product yet, try to register to adsense for ads income.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMStrategus
    Honestly not much to review since it's a generic wordpress theme.
    It's a bit too dark for my eyes. Maybe consider changing your background.
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  • Profile picture of the author sabatek
    I think you should have a picture of you somewhere. In your "about you" talk about yourself which is great but no picture. What are branding you or the site? If your branding YOU have a picture on the first page in plain site. It builds trust. Also and email opt-in box with a eBook or newsletter offer.

    Looks like great content and your site is nice. Make a cool signature to sign off with at the end of each post.
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    Also let me add change you should change your favicon image.
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  • Profile picture of the author khooster1
    Some pointers:
    1. I think the content is good. But Too many texts. Your bounce rate is high
    2. The page tags are far too many. Stick to maximum 6 tabs
    3. There is no Opt-in Page . You should have one to collect emails.
    This can be more complicated. PM me if you need to have more information
    4. Have disclaimer/ pages
    5. Have a About You page. Need to sell your credentials
    6. Contact Us Page
    7. Site Map. This will help your SEO
    8. Post image too small. At least of 300 x 300 pixel size
    9 Search Tab to be located at the top. Now it is at the bottom.
    10. you can consider selling some products. This niche can sell physical products pretty well.

    That all I have off hand.

    Hope that this help!!
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  • Profile picture of the author lucidbs
    Good content, clean design.

    1. Need optin form with freebie
    2. Need video (review of other products you are selling etc)
    3. Need social media for extra exposure
    4. If you get some traffic, you can perhaps recoup some investment with adsense, cpa offer etc. Ultimately, if you are passionate about this niche, you should come up with your own product.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarvyDery
    Originally Posted by jimbob28 View Post

    Hi,

    Being a newbie I'm not quite sure if I'm in the right forum but here goes..

    Is it possible to have my new (but small at the moment) site reviewed?

    Asking friends and family only results in, understandably enough, positive comments. But I need an honest and impartial opinion...both barrels if necessary!

    My site is about a week old and it's my first but I'm not sure if I'm completely happy with it..being a perfectionist is such a pain!

    Anyway I would be grateful for any opinions on my site

    James
    your site looks clean and simple. keep that up. Add more unique contents frequently. I like the fact that it isn't full of advertising banners.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave37
    I believe there are places in the Warrior Forum you can do that, but just make sure users won't have to optin first in order to visit your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author aceshigh888
    more photos and videos. Before and After stuff
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    looks ok to me but don't know if i would buy
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