Evaluate my Adsense site

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Hey Warriors,

I am not new to IM but am new to building Adsense websites. This is my first one so would love your opinion. It is only a week old so I know I need more content. I am trying to rank for about 7 keywords at the moment and am already on Page 1-3 on Google. More interested in ad placement and any other tips in case I missed anything. let me know your thoughts.

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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    I would like to advice you to remove the ad box in the bottom of the page. It won't help you get any clicks.
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    • Profile picture of the author ldiaz117
      Originally Posted by patco View Post

      I would like to advice you to remove the ad box in the bottom of the page. It won't help you get any clicks.
      That actually the ad that shows at the bottom of every post. On that post, i didnt use the "read more" code in Wordpress.
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      • Profile picture of the author patco
        Originally Posted by ldiaz117 View Post

        That actually the ad that shows at the bottom of every post. On that post, i didnt use the "read more" code in Wordpress.
        Excuse me, didn't check that. I only saw the home page! Excuse me. Of course you need it though. Good Luck, you now only need visitors
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        • Profile picture of the author pwtmike
          looks good, i have similar layout for some adsense sites, I think you can also add more content to the right side bar. What are you doing for your off page work?
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  • Profile picture of the author guzpra
    try to add some footer links that use relevant keywords as anchor text. It will surely help your Onpage SEO!
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  • Profile picture of the author kangtj
    Hi, your top ads is nice. For the right ads, if I were you I will switch it to the top, and I will adjust the color that similar with your navigation links.
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  • Profile picture of the author GyuMan82
    I would remove the footer ad.

    I know a lot of people disagree with me on this, but unless your content is extremely interesting no one makes it to the bottom.

    You are better off putting another block on the side right under your other one on the right.

    Also blend the colors of the text links.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3000
    I would recommend you go into the "editor" section of the "appearance" tap in Wordpress and find out the default link color of your site and font color then copy them.

    Then go into your Google Adsense account and change the ad title to the link default color of your site and change the font and url color to the default font color of your site.

    When I did that to my sites I received more clicks.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
    Site looks good overall, but I did notice it took a bit to load up. Try using a plugin like WP-Cache to help speed up your load times. Other than that, looks solid.
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  • Profile picture of the author Laganda
    I think you should change sidebar ad colors, make more blended to your site color.

    and optimized your SEO on page, I saw no internal link to other post.
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  • Profile picture of the author bestbuddy1986
    I will suggest use just TEXT ads..
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    • Profile picture of the author todawg_not
      You'll get a lot of tips from people, some good some not so good.

      Every site is different.

      The only real way is to test yourself.

      One tip you can do is use crazyegg to see exactly where the
      heat spots are so you know people are clicking there, then put your
      ads there/close by.

      Make sure to read Adsense TOS in regards to acceptable ad placement
      or contact your adsense rep

      have fun

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  • Profile picture of the author MSC
    One free crazyegg alternative is yandex metrika (it has heatmap option integrated), though it is russian, has an english version as well. You can always use "translate this page to english" option in your browser.
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    • Profile picture of the author laotzi
      Originally Posted by MSC View Post

      One free crazyegg alternative is yandex metrika (it has heatmap option integrated), though it is russian, has an english version as well. You can always use "translate this page to english" option in your browser.
      in the last IT-Mozg conference in Russia, Yandex officer from the scene admitted that to track their apps stats they use Google Analitics, because it is lots more powerfull.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ant B
    You have to be a crossfit affiliate, $3000 a year fee to legally use their trademark in your domain. I know that their legal department like sending out cease and desist letters. Dont be surprised if you get asked to pay or remove the site. Sorry to bring the bad news.
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  • Profile picture of the author mert
    I agree with removing the ads from the footer.

    You can also make a split test with putting the ads at top of the sidebar.
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  • Profile picture of the author ldiaz117
    Thanks for the input and looks like I am in good shape. I will def blend in the ads in t he right sidebar and add internal links to the footer. Thanks for the tips! MUCH APPRECIATED.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ant B
      Originally Posted by ldiaz117 View Post

      Thanks for the input and looks like I am in good shape. I will def blend in the ads in t he right sidebar and add internal links to the footer. Thanks for the tips! MUCH APPRECIATED.
      In good shape? Did you ignore what I wrote above completely?

      Investing any more time and money into this site when they can turn around and make you take it offline seems crazy to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author ahefner33
    I would make the homepage shorter (less post) and add a resource link in the sidebar so they can find the rest of your sites content. Also I would leave image/text ads because when I visited I was presented with a pretty cool eye catching p90x ad, which caught my attn more than the text ads, which is showing grocery ads (logged out of google).

    btw, crossfit training is crazzy
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    • Profile picture of the author ldiaz117
      Originally Posted by ahefner33 View Post

      I would make the homepage shorter (less post) and add a resource link in the sidebar so they can find the rest of your sites content. Also I would leave image/text ads because when I visited I was presented with a pretty cool eye catching p90x ad, which caught my attn more than the text ads, which is showing grocery ads (logged out of google).

      btw, crossfit training is crazzy
      the p90 ad was an image? Yes I do see a few ads off topic but for the most part, they are on point.
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      • Profile picture of the author ahefner33
        Originally Posted by ldiaz117 View Post

        the p90 ad was an image? Yes I do see a few ads off topic but for the most part, they are on point.
        Yeah. Your large block at the top left showed a flash based p90x ad. Your right showed grocery ads but when I revisited its showing kettle ball ads
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    Looks good. What I would always make sure is that once your site is getting traffic, every 2 weeks or monthly look at your CTR and how it's converting. If it is not converting great, make sure you make some minor tweaks and see if that helps out.

    Always look into your sites weekly or monthly to see where you can improve.

    -Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author clean99
    Change the size of the ad that is on the right at the top. It barely fits in so it kind of looks unprofessional, also remove the ad at the bottom of the page.

    Make the design of your posts consistent.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blakers
    Does having the content between the 336x280 block to the left and the sidebar ad to the right satisfy Google's recent announcement regarding too many ads above the fold of the page?
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    • Profile picture of the author jeppa123
      Originally Posted by Blakers View Post

      Does having the content between the 336x280 block to the left and the sidebar ad to the right satisfy Google's recent announcement regarding too many ads above the fold of the page?
      Wasn't this like to many ads before reaching the content? The content starts pretty soon..I have sites with the same layout which didn't drop in rank after Google released this policy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Kovats
    Related but unrelated, break your signature up into three separate keywords. At the moment, it is one big long search phrase. That may help your SEO efforts.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    The link to OPs site is a parked page, I guess they just gave up, which was a good idea considering their site was a review site with a real brand name that they obviously don't own (fail for any domain).
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