I Need a Site Review!!!

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I would like some constructive criticism on what would make my site better and how to monetize it. I bought the site off of Flippa and am a noob and need suggestions on how to make it more appealing. My site is www.shitwealldo.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Ghoster
    Funny stuff.

    I would say expand your content if you can. You should be able to get 500 words out of each one if you try. You can pad the page with relevant YouTube videos. More content will give people a reason to comment and will help you in the SERPs.

    My main concern is that you're eventually going to run out of stuff to write about. I like that you have a way for your visitors to submit their own.
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    Who do you suppose this site will appeal to? Not me.

    I would say it might have been smart to figure out how to monetize it before buying it. Look at these topics:

    Refrigerator Light
    Checking Our Phones
    Drawing as a Kid
    Sharing Candy
    Bored on Facebook
    Repeating a Word
    Instant Friends
    Trying to End a Call

    What is it about any of these that is compelling enough to draw someone in? Not trying to be negative, just real. I see absolutely nothing here that would engage me or most people.

    I could obviously be missing something. So again, who to YOU think this appeals to?
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  • Profile picture of the author webgal1985
    I like your site, and people love stuff like this. Eventually you can change the look around and make it a little more visually appealing. It's nice though. Also you can put these sayings on Pinterest and link them back to your site. Like create little photos with the sayings. Tweet the sayings with the hashtag #shitwealldo. Bookmarking your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author wpjljr
    Hey there truthseeker 2013, I don't know what you paid but it's got potential. If it were mine I would push it through FB to get more User created content and build a list at the same time (Awesome in itself) And monetize it by finding (or creating)<---:rolleyes:--my own t-shirts, posters,keychains whatever with some awesome s.w.a.d.s. Another huge potential there the #swad This could be the next wwjd.
    Would love to join forces on this one.
    WOW my head is spinning right now!!
    This is going to be Awesome....
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  • Profile picture of the author DPM70
    Yeah truthseeker, I see what you've got there. It needs videos and graphics/memes to push it further. Just seeing the line of text on the page isn't enough. The ideas are there, definitely and you have a nice niche to build on there. Going down that theme - you just need to present them a bit more "now". Go look at reddit /pics /videos /memes etc and you'll see what is working. Hashtag it up on twitter like others have said - pinterest its arse as much as you can....etc
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    I hope you did not pay too much for that site, IMO it needs a lot of work to make anything...
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremyHendo
    Is your primary source of income from adsense ads only ? How much traffic to you get ? .... It looks like it has potential but I would maybe brainstorm how I could make some viral content like videos so that people stay engaged longer and share more often
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  • Profile picture of the author brutecky
    I dont think you should use WP for this. Get a custom site developed.. allow people to add things to it.. have a rating system .. etc. Dont worry about monitizing .. Facebook and Google where both developed without thinking of making money .. first build something awesome then worry about money .. but get rid of Wordpress. Not everything needs to be done with it and some things simply shouldnt.
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  • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
    I don't get it.

    Does the site have any traffic? If so, who? I'm extremely curious.

    My advice would be to re-flippa it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Man i'm lost. How do you intend to make money with your site? The "Drawing As A Kid" post doesn't tell or show me anything. You always want to make your site obvious to your viewers. Dont make it hard for them... even to the most stupidest person on Earth. Make it brain-dead easy for them to understand, and make it easy for them to figure out the action you want them to make money your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Dead Guy
    Your site reminded me of one I had seen in the past. thatawkwardmoment dot com

    Looks like that site has been abandoned. I think you should work the site and see if you can't get something going.

    Perhaps you can build a random SWAD feature that would send a random SWAD to a users Facebook or Twitter feed. Or perhaps a SWAD of the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheKing
    I DISAGREE with all above comments that y you bought this site OR re-flip it.
    I personally congrats you for buying this site.

    There is too much potential in this site if you make users to enage in site that is make them post their own experiences.Before you do that I recommend you to little tweeks like

    #1 - Change or decrease size of header OR completly remove it
    #2 - Try to show as much as content without scroll, Right now I can only see 1st post when I open site and I have to scroll to see more.
    #3 - No point of having titles "Drawing as a Kid" , "Hearing Our Own Voice"....consumes lot of space, content is less and titles are big ,,looks bit odd
    #4 - instead of site inbuilt rating system encourgae users to use facebook like option, would be good for site marketing as well

    I have very good idea of monetizing this website
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Site is build on a good idea, but the content is not enough yet,
    I like it but you should also add some images along with the topics and I don't like the background colour, you should change the back ground to a dark colour like black.
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  • Profile picture of the author murielcrom
    First of all, the layout is awful. Try adding some colors to it...something fun and bright. All that white looks depressing. It makes me think that I'm about to read something very serious when in fact the topics you bring to the table are quite funny. And secondly, what's your aim?To have people comment on the topics you post? If so...if your goal is to start discussions you should do something to make people want or feel the need to join the discussion. For example," how many of you have pressed the end call button 100 times when accidently dialing someone?" You should use some rhetorical questions at least because the topics you've added to your site are quite fun to work with but at this moment they just look like a bunch of titles on a sheet of paper. When I accessed the site I immediately thought: ok...so what am I supposed to do now? Think about it...
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  • Profile picture of the author bmw040
    If you want, PM me and I will give you an honest review.
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    • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
      Originally Posted by bmw040 View Post

      If you want, PM me and I will give you an honest review.
      This made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe.

      Tip: People who blatantly disregard forum rules are usually not the most honest members you can find.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tim3
        Originally Posted by RogueOne View Post

        This made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe.
        Lol

        It's about as subtle as a sledgehammer.
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      • Profile picture of the author salegurus
        Originally Posted by bmw040 View Post

        If you want, PM me and I will give you an honest review.
        Really :rolleyes:

        Originally Posted by RogueOne View Post

        This made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe.

        Tip: People who blatantly disregard forum rules are usually not the most honest members you can find.
        Old honest Abe probably thought he was in the WSO section...
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  • Profile picture of the author club20coaching
    This website needs a make over I think... I would outsource a better logo design that is much more exciting. Give people something to remember when they leave your website. It looks to low budget which may scare some people away.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim3
    At first glance, your site will not float anyone's boat and you will not make any money with it in it's present form.

    However I believe you have an acorn of an idea, if you turn this into a blog and can write humorous and entertaining content.
    You could also use a different perspective too, instead of 'sh*t we all do' you could also give it the surprise element... SH*T, we all do (note the comma)

    For ideas watch the acts of stand-up comics, in particular Dave Allen, and Peter Kay (UK comics) and pay attention to the his mastery of taking a seemingly mundane subject and then making the audience roar with laughter by the way he delivers it, because everyone identifies with the his portrayal.
    Get plenty of funny images on their too.

    I would concentrate on the social sites for this type of content, forget about Big G and search traffic.
    You could monetize with Amazon products especially humorous materials (and fridge lights?)

    If you decide to proceed, content and networking are the keys, I doubt you will run out of ideas, think human nature and relationships.

    Do not expect money to come flooding in, you will need to build up a readership, and if the worst happens or you get fed up you can always re-flip it, having added value to it with lots of content and network accounts.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author ConnerHogan
    Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fredbou
      Whew!

      Domain name stinks, excuse the pun! Site is awful to look at. I can't think of anything positive to say about it.

      Dump it and accept the loss
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  • Profile picture of the author Ghoster
    I like the Pinterest idea. That could work.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazzlovers
    i dont get it. good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    I won't even be clicking on your link just because of the domain name. I know I will not be the only one that would never click on a site with a name like that. I also know there will be many people that will click on a domain name like that just out of curiosity.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Awes
      Originally Posted by Janice Sperry View Post

      I won't even be clicking on your link just because of the domain name. I know I will not be the only one that would never click on a site with a name like that. I also know there will be many people that will click on a domain name like that just out of curiosity.
      Echoing what Janice mentioned,

      The domain name will alienate a lot of people.

      I think it's only going to appeal to a younger demographic with a lot of spare time on their hands like students.
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      Why was your signature file linking to a domain owned by someone else?

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  • Profile picture of the author network39
    The site took ages to load, this would be my first concern.
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  • Profile picture of the author alasdairsim
    Use Pinterest or Instagram. There are loads of accounts on Instagram that use this material although generally they aren't as matter of fact about it all.
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