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Unread 21st Mar 2010, 01:22 PM   #1
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Hi

i want to rearrange my site homepage,
what is your opinion in that ?
what imust add to my site homepage?
and what i must remove?
what i must put first and what imust put in the bottom of my site home page ?
what do you say about my site menu?
should i remove all banners ads. or not ?


thanks for your great help
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Mohamed,

I can understand asking for assistance, however, it sounds like you are asking "others PIPS members" to completely renovate and reconstruct your existing site.

This is YOUR site and your online business. It should be a reflection of you.

While Stone has provided a viable and quality website, the option to modify it to your liking is one of the benefits PIPS provides. ALL modificatons you make should be your decision because it's YOUR BUSINESS. The modifications should reflect how and what you want to promote to your visitors.

Obviously you are considering making modifications to enhance the functionality, the appearance and the "stickyness" for your visitors. I have noticed you have a post for 'selling' this site. If you are still considering a sale, then, you should also consider making the site as unique as possible to enhance it's value.

Trying to sell a site that others already have paid for may be a little hard, especially when it's looks exactly like their own site.


My initial reaction to this post is - what about YOUR SITE is it that YOU don't like?


My suggestion would be for you to visit your site as if you have never seen it before. Look at it from an outsiders perspective. What jumps out at you that either doesn't look right or seems out of place?

Click on each link - is it "relevant" to your site and what you are promoting? Or is it just a link to add content that has no relevance to your website and what you are promoting?

Do the links your visitors click on take them to information they are seeking, or do the links just drop them off onto a "sales cyberspace website"? You need to direct your visitors, not drop them into an area and have them fend for themselves. All 3 of your "SITE SHOPPING" links have relevant and non-relevant products.

In My Opinion, You should be promoting the program (SFI) rather than the products on your Veruni Store.

You should be using keywords to produce the relevant products you want when your visitors click on your Amazon store links and I'm really not sure what your Zlio link has to do with anything you are promoting.

It appears that you haven't posted any content on your blog since July of 2009. Google and the other search engines will not send you much traffic if they think your site is "dead'.

Are you Ads placed strategically? Or are they just placed on your site to have something to fill a space?
  • Is your "text' over powering (too large a font).
  • Is everything spelled correctly?
  • Are your Adsense Ads 'blended' in so they appear as part of your website... or do they SCREAM I'm just trying to make a couple pennies - click on me.
So, again, all the things you are asking for assistance on are probably already obvious to you - or - you wouldn't be asking the questions on what to change, what to add and what to delete.

Use your own judgement and make your decisions based on the type of online business you are wanting to promote.

Best of luck,

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Great post Allen... you covered about everything. It looks like you have made a lot of changes already. It doesn't look too bad. You are getting a good amount of traffic to the site. You just need to get people to convert. I'd work on the SEO, keep active with the site. Maybe use a different banner for each site, it puzzles me why you're not making a load of money.

Good luck with it.

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Forget changing the site for now. Focus on getting traffic. Your Alexa rank is over 1,000,000. This means you're barely getting any traffic at all. This is why you're not making any money. You can't make money without traffic. Focus hard on SEO and building backlinks to your site.

Once you get the traffic, then start making changes and working on conversions.

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Originally Posted by Alan Mater View Post

Forget changing the site for now. Focus on getting traffic. Your Alexa rank is over 1,000,000. This means you're barely getting any traffic at all. This is why you're not making any money. You can't make money without traffic. Focus hard on SEO and building backlinks to your site.

Once you get the traffic, then start making changes and working on conversions.
Yep, that's about exactly what I was going to say! If your site doesn't get any traffic then it really doesn't matter what it looks like. You started out well with your SEO efforts and got your site ranked for a decent keyword phrase, so get back to doing that for now.

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am very sorry for late response
thanks allen for your great response and
really i was asking for opinion from successful website owners and you did that with me,
i will do some changes to my website homepage and i will take into consideration your response when i do that

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If you need any quality designs pm me

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If you need any quality designs pm me

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I can also help you. I;m a part of big company and we have some great designers and I can help you contact them They will design everything for you
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Originally Posted by Trent Brownrigg View Post

Yep, that's about exactly what I was going to say! If your site doesn't get any traffic then it really doesn't matter what it looks like. You started out well with your SEO efforts and got your site ranked for a decent keyword phrase, so get back to doing that for now.
I kind of go along with this idea but I also don't quite agree. If you get a bunch of traffic but your site does not convert how much money can you make? 1000 visitors who do not buy anything are worthless and wasted energy. If I'm browsing the web looking for things I want and come on a page with a ton of banners and other junk I just leave immediately. But, a well designed page with information I am looking for will keep me interested longer.

My opinion, you need traffic and you need the ability to convert that traffic. If your site doesn't convert it's like putting gas in a car without an engine, what's the point. Both are equal partners if you want success.

Foe the best web design ideas I suggest doing a Google search for "work at home", "home based business", and other highly profitable and extremely competitive phrases. Then look at the top 10 web sites for each search to get design ideas. All you want is ideas on well converting sites. Don't try to rank for those keywords.

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On your home page have links to all your major pages on the left hand side


then on your major pages link to your minor pages. It is a 3 tier structure.

for example of a weight loss site


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I kind of go along with this idea but I also don't quite agree. If you get a bunch of traffic but your site does not convert how much money can you make?
Yeah I see what you are saying Stephen and I don't disagree with you. But what I am saying is that it's better to spend time getting backlinks, marketing, etc... to build up your rankings and traffic than it is to worry about making your site look good. Like I said before... If your site doesn't get any traffic then it really doesn't matter what it looks like.

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Originally Posted by Trent Brownrigg View Post

Yeah I see what you are saying Stephen and I don't disagree with you. But what I am saying is that it's better to spend time getting backlinks, marketing, etc... to build up your rankings and traffic than it is to worry about making your site look good. Like I said before... If your site doesn't get any traffic then it really doesn't matter what it looks like.
Hey Trent, as an experienced marketer I value your opinion.

Let me give a couple examples.

First is the site in my Signature below. Very few visitors because I'm not really interested in the site. I think it's around 65 a week. The post are not keyword optimized and there isn't any SEO done. It's currently getting 1-2 sales a week. These are residual sales so the money comes monthly. Currently about 15 subscribers. it sells what it does because it is organized and has what people want. If it was a mess it wouldn't make any sales no matter how many visitors it got. Something a lot of new PIPsters get frustrated and quit over.

Another site is a Niche site, IPutTheLinkHereButRemovedIt.com, it makes a sale a day at only 7-8 visitors a day. These visitors are being attracted by an obscure longtail keyword phrase you won't find by reading the headlines. Almost all the visitors come, they see an answer, they click the link and one of them buys. I first optimized the posts and the site then began driving traffic. (I do wish it had 300 visitors a day and it will soon.) The point is, it doesn't take a lot of visitors if you are selling what the ones who come want. If a few come to a complete mess of a web site they will not buy a thing. They will just leave and your efforts are wasted. Wasted effort and time is why a lot of PIPsters get frustrated and quit.

Never has a Guru first launched a site, drove traffic to it and then later optimized it and made it attractive. They do that first then they launch. Of course they have a team, design people, copyright people, people who run stats etc.. they can launch a completely optimized site in record time. We can't. Unless someone has some money to spend newbies will have to take the time to change their site. From the very start they need to find and optimize their site for selected keywords, they need to clean it up so it's not a big cluster and they need to use their keywords in articles and then put those articles on their site removing the ones that are there.

It's not easy. part of driving traffic is keyword rich articles distributed to major directories. If your keywords aren't on your site you have wasted time. To cure this put a spun copy of the article on your site using the same keywords and remove one of the present articles. Then maybe do a little clean up if time allows, actually, make the time.

Things such as the color, changing it from red to purple, green, orange, blue, violet etc. etc. is a waste of time and possibly money. The same for making it some huge monstrous site or adding some directory or other fancy costly stuff. Giving it a clear clean focus and making it simple and attractive is all that's needed (and it is needed) as long as it is keyword rich.

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Stephen I certainly see where you are coming from and understand what you are saying. I agree to an extent. You certainly don't want a messed up and crappy looking site.

But overall I think we are just going to have to agree to disagree.

You see, I would argue that your points in comparing gurus are not valid to this particular thread. Your average guru knows he/she will be getting multiple thousands of people to their site as soon as they launch so it makes sense to have the site looking great. Your average PIPSter or other person starting a website will take months or even years to get that same amount of traffic. Plus, if you ask me, most gurus don't have overly spectacular sites anyway. They typically are nothing special.

And if you look at the top 10 websites on Google for Make Money Online as an example. You will find that almost all of them are fairly basic blogs/websites. Hardly any time wasted on making them look pretty.

Even your own website that you mentioned in your signature appears to just be a fairly basic wordpress blog. I'm sure you didn't spend more than a couple hours to get it looking like it does now.

I guess my point is just that too many people think they need super awesome flashy websites with killer graphics and all the bells & whistles. And they think they need to spend a bunch of time and money to get it that way. That's simply not true. You can get just as good of results from a basic site that takes you almost no time or money to get set up. It just needs to be clean and functional.


Things such as the color, changing it from red to purple, green, orange, blue, violet etc. etc. is a waste of time and possibly money. The same for making it some huge monstrous site or adding some directory or other fancy costly stuff. Giving it a clear clean focus and making it simple and attractive is all that's needed (and it is needed) as long as it is keyword rich.
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I guess my point is just that too many people think they need super awesome flashy websites with killer graphics and all the bells & whistles. And they think they need to spend a bunch of time and money to get it that way. That's simply not true. You can get just as good of results from a basic site that takes you almost no time or money to get set up. It just needs to be clean and functional.
Yep, that's it exactly.

I tried not saying this but I will. My opinion. the free PIPs website is a mess. Make it simple and clean or just use a simple blog template. Simple, focused, then leave it alone until you get some traffic.

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