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Forum: Website Design 18th August 2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By RichKent
Re: Can you help?

They do, but I think too many can have the opposite effect.

You might consider replacing some text ad blocks with some Amazon blocks. There are lots of books and disney products you can sell. Just...
Forum: Website Design 18th August 2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By RichKent
Re: Can you help?

I'm not saying he has too many adsense units per the Adsense policy - I'm saying he has too many from a user (visual) standpoint.
Forum: Website Design 18th August 2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By RichKent
Re: Can you help?

I actually think you have too many ads per page. If I came on your site I'd quickly recognize it for what it is and leave. Try more content and less adsense blocks.

Also, instead of running a long...
Forum: Website Design 9th August 2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By RichKent
Re: I'm trying to up conversions. Need an expert site review.

Think about who your likely customer is and build the page for that person.

Use cleaner, more professional fonts, especially for your 3 callout boxes. The graffiti font is hard to read and looks...
Forum: Website Design 2nd August 2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By RichKent
Re: How do I send email from my wordpress website?

Create support@mywebsite.com through cpanel or your hosting menu in your hosting account, then email those people from that account. You don't even need to set it up local, you can use webmail - but...
Forum: Website Design 2nd August 2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By RichKent
Re: Wordpress Need Help witg .htaccess

If you set Permalinks to pretty permalinks (post name) it will create a .htaccess file for you. You do this under Settings -> Permalinks

If you need to modify .htaccess you can do so via ftp, but...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By RichKent
Re: StudioPress Header Issue

No problem. I'm sure there is a better and easier way to do it, but I haven't used the theme you're using.

When you're talking about the theme forcing you to crop the header image, etc..., that's...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By RichKent
Re: StudioPress Header Issue

The image that you uploaded and linked to is still the 150px tall cropped image. Upload the original 200px image and use that one instead.
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By RichKent
Re: StudioPress Header Issue

Without seeing the backend of the theme - don't use whatever you're using that automatically crops the image. Upload the full-size image via the media tab, then take the URL of the image and use that...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By RichKent
Re: StudioPress Header Issue

Actually it did. Your current header image is only 150px tall. Try uploading a 200px tall header image in its place and you should be all good.
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By RichKent
Re: StudioPress Header Issue

Looks fine to me. Can you post a link to the site?
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By RichKent
Re: converting webpage to html

No, it shouldn't be hard. If it's one page site you can probably just go to File -> Save page and it will save the page in HTML with all the files in a folder.

Otherwise there are programs that...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By RichKent
Re: Making a WSO Page

Search for this in Google: sqeeze page theme wordpress

You'll find a bunch of themes and suggestions on how to put this together. Lots of them cost - such as: Squeeze Theme and Squeeze Plugin...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By RichKent
Re: Permalink Help! Purchased Old Domain

A ? in a URL is a query string. You can't use the 'pretty' permalink structure and include a query string in WordPress, and even if you use one of the other options you won't be able to set a query...
Forum: Website Design 31st July 2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,471
Posted By RichKent
Re: Need some help to improve my sites loading time

Try any or all:

#1 - Shrink the size of your image files so they don't take so long to load. There are plugins that can do this for you, or you can use image editing software. Huge images are one...
Forum: Website Design 16th April 2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By RichKent
Re: Theme Dreams (or What's Up with Themes These Days?)

As Istvan said, this is standard. What I'd recommend is use WordPress and a theme framework - I prefer Genesis, but Thesis is excellent too. Child themes are easy to modify and change if you know...
Forum: Website Design 6th April 2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By RichKent
Re: How do you make amazing graphics for wso's?

I use photoshop. If you're looking for free software that can accomplish the same thing, try GIMP - GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program (http://www.gimp.org/)

Alternatively you can use...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th April 2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By RichKent
Re: Anyone has experience in advertising on Reddit?

You're better off advertising on Facebook. Bigger and more general audience.

Reddit users tend to be judgemental, jaded, and snarky. They don't like being advertised to. There are much greener...
Forum: Website Design 4th April 2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By RichKent
Re: Help needed in Wordpress site

Not a direct answer to your problem, but I wouldn't bother with these kinds of links. Reciprocal links are discounted or ignored by Google and other search engines. Focus on building one-way links...
Forum: Website Design 3rd April 2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By RichKent
Re: Need some help in aligning some text for list bullets.

Ah - here's your problem. Your style sheet has:

.post_container ul {
list-style: disc;
margin-left: 21px;
list-style-position: inside;
}

Remove this: list-style-position:inside;
Forum: Website Design 3rd April 2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By RichKent
Re: Need some help in aligning some text for list bullets.

Can I have a Link to the page? (PM is fine)
Forum: Website Design 3rd April 2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By RichKent
Re: How to extend the sidebar to the whole length of the webpage?

That's a standard problem / complaint in design as there isn't currently a great way to do this.

The easiest way is to use a full-width background image behind the content <div> that's tiled...
Forum: Website Design 2nd April 2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,611
Posted By RichKent
Re: very frustrated and sad: artisteer vs anything else for newb

You spent the last 2 months (12 hours a day+) learning web design and SEO, but didn't learn HTML or CSS? What were you learning?

You can learn HTML basics in a few hours, and CSS doesn't take much...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd April 2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By RichKent
Re: Hosting with vanity name servers?

If you buy a Hostgator Reseller account ($25/mo) you can setup vanity nameservers. Any hosting account that gives you access to WHM should allow this.
Forum: Website Design 15th February 2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By RichKent
Re: Website suggestions and review

Karma is a great theme. You need to disable the nav descriptions as you're not using them - that will connect the nav dropdowns and nav menu. Also, the teal green on dark grey/purple color is not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By RichKent
Re: Shared Hosting Accounts What Can They Handle?

The answer is 'it depends'. Dynamic websites (WordPress, joomla, drupal) use more resources than static websites (html), and therefore can't handle as much traffic before you hit the invisible shared...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th November 2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,081
Posted By RichKent
Re: Need help monetizing weight loss site with 500 unique visitors daily

The most valuable thing you can do is build a list. You can then send those people to Pay Per Lead offers or whatever you want.
Forum: Website Design 5th May 2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,239
Posted By RichKent
Re: Best Wordpress theme for SEO? (possibly free)

So I guess when guys like Joost De Valk write a post like this:

WordPress SEO - The Definitive Guide - Yoast (http://yoast.com/articles/wordpress-seo/)

He should have just pointed to All In One...
Forum: Website Design 5th May 2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,239
Posted By RichKent
Re: Best Wordpress theme for SEO? (possibly free)

I'll assume this is directed at me. That's fine as I'm not a "serious web designer" like you. Not sure why you're so angry though.

Guy asked for the best theme for SEO - everyone said theme...
Forum: Website Design 5th May 2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,239
Posted By RichKent
Re: Best Wordpress theme for SEO? (possibly free)

There's a lot of mis-information - or incomplete info on this page.

Themes that are badly designed, full of bloated code, use bad linking, etc.. can hurt your seo efforts.

For example, some...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th April 2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By RichKent
Re: How can i ping 500+ links ?

Use linkalicious.me - it turns your links into rss feeds, and pings those so that the articles get crawled. Works for me!
Forum: Website Design 6th March 2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By RichKent
Re: Wordpress sales page using Genesis

Yeah, you just need to create a custom page template, and when you build the sales page select the custom page from the page template dropdown.

In the case of a sales page, generally the custom...
Forum: Website Design 17th February 2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By RichKent
Re: Please help me?

So what DO you have? Do you have the site registrar info? Was the registration transferred to your name? Do you have backups of the site? Is it a wordpress site?

As long as you have the site...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th February 2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By RichKent
Re: What are the In and Outs of Outsourcing a Web Designer?

In order of your questions:

Advertising here is a good start

I don't think it's necessary to work with someone local. I work with clients from all over, and what with Skype, Yugma, and other...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th February 2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,711
Posted By RichKent
Re: Smart Thinking? How I plan To Start My Website Design Business for Offline Businesses

I agree with a lot of what you're saying - EXCEPT you do need to know something about building websites.

The problem with jumping into web design in the way the OP is looking to, is that the kind...
Forum: Website Design 10th February 2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By RichKent
Re: wordpress thesis theme help...

For #1 you'd need to either put both items in the same text widget, or style your text widgets to have no margin or padding above or below them.

For #2 you have this piece of code in the style...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 8th February 2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,801
Posted By RichKent
Re: Best Laptop when working outside

Yep, I use and travel with a Macbook Pro 17 with the High-res anti-glare screen. It's a thing of beauty! But costs a ton.

The other option is to buy and anti-glare screen protector. You can get...
Forum: Website Design 8th February 2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By RichKent
Re: How do I center some items and left align others in css menu?

Did you change the code from what you have above? CSS added to #navbar li a will affect Text listed in the main navbar that's also linked (a = anchor). Shouldn't affect the drop down menu.

You...
Forum: Website Design 31st January 2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 901
Posted By RichKent
Re: Whats an easy way to make a review page for wordpress with the stars and checkmarks?

Simply make a table. If you don't know html, you can use WP Table Reloaded - WordPress › WP-Table Reloaded « WordPress Plugins (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-table-reloaded/)

You can find...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th January 2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By RichKent
Re: Website template help please

Yeah, I wouldn't use dreamweaver either - use wordpress.

Fwiw, dreamweaver isn't worth learning if you want to design websites. It's a crutch and a bad one. All it does is insert junk code...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By RichKent
Re: What am I doing WRONG

I think I'd work on this BEFORE I started cold calling. You can learn everything you need to on WF in the SEO section - but I wouldn't sell a service that you don't know how to perform.

For...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th January 2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,243
Posted By RichKent
Re: Linklicious.Me - Free service to RSS and drip feed your links

Just started using it (the $15/mo membership) - am excited to see if it works as well as I hope it does!

Thanks for building such a useful and time saving site/service!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th January 2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By RichKent
Re: Competitors: How do you protect your business? Any DO's and DON'Ts? Tools?

I wouldn't worry about competitors. This is one of the biggest things that my clients worry about, and it's a complete waste of time. Yes they can see the things you do - but if they're paying that...
Forum: Website Design 10th January 2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By RichKent
Re: site redesign: need css help

No problem, happy to help!

Cool site by the way. :)
Forum: Website Design 10th January 2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By RichKent
Re: site redesign: need css help

Regarding the includes, one of the ways you can deal with that is to just include the part of the header from the <body> tag on down, and have each page have it's own meta info at the top.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th January 2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By RichKent
Re: Why does my domian cost thousands?

That's Godaddy selling you a 'premium' domain. Means that someone owns it and is selling it to you and godaddy is acting as a broker. Once you own a domain, you only have to pay normal prices yearly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd December 2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By RichKent
Re: Local Marketing Question

I know it may be counterintuitive for your client, but it would probably be easier to create separate landing pages for each keyword that you're trying to optimize for. That way you can match your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th December 2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By RichKent
Re: Are You GOOD At What You Do?

Thanks for this - Try to be the best that I can!
Forum: Website Design 12th December 2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By RichKent
Re: Advise for website building software

To find 'professional' wordpress sites you need to look in the right place.

I recommend and use Themeforest.net (http://themeforest.net) and have used their themes as a basis for dozens of client...
Forum: Website Design 12th December 2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By RichKent
Re: Problem Migrating a Wordpress Blog to Different Hosting

I've done this many times, but always use PHP Myadmin to export the MySQL database, then create a new database and import the MySQL data. Never had a problem doing it this way.

You can google...
Forum: Website Design 12th December 2010, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By RichKent
Re: Why won't my links stay underlined on my site?

In the back end of Wordpress Go to Appearance -> Editor

Then select the css file - should be names style.css

search for text-decoration:none; and simply delete it. No need to replace it with...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By RichKent
Re: Wordpress question

The easiest plugin to do what you want to do is called Exclude Pages from Navigation

Search under the install plugins tab and it will pop right up. It adds a checkbox on each page, and if you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By RichKent
Re: cloaking affiliate link so affiliate link doesn't show up?

Thanks!

FYI - Pretty Link is an awesome free plugin for Wordpress that works like an onsite url shortner - but has the ability to 'cloak' links with frame redirects, etc... It's pretty much my...
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