Please critique my site, and advise on further tactics?

by asc
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As per title really, I appreciate my site is not up to standard, and there will be lots of points. I am more than happy to receive constructive criticism and advice on what to do now and next.

Site is managing anxiety and plan is to try and collect emails, build a list then send info related to the topic, with some links to affiliate items/products.

Also started a 'blog' on the same domain, so far with a few plr articles - i have a facebook page and have posted the articles with links back to my site, but that is all about ive done so far. Very very few views via facebook.

Very open to suggestions and thoughts.

Kind regards

Alan
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  • Profile picture of the author asc
    Here is the link to the product page, to save people having to subscribe.

    Slaying Social Media - Your Free Report! | Managing Anxiety

    I have added it as a hidden page, with a link when you subscribe....good idea or bad method?

    It would be nice if some did go through the subscribe process for me though and offer any feedback as I am using mailchimp via a free wp plugin and am not sure how 'smooth' or professional it all looks..
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  • Profile picture of the author OussamaBusiness
    Good Luck Bro , but not only use your facebook page for get traffic you can use also facebook groups , twitter hashtags , google plus hashtags , google plus groups
    because i think social media is number 1 for get traffic
    Good Luck Bro
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    • Profile picture of the author asc
      Originally Posted by OussamaBusiness View Post

      Good Luck Bro , but not only use your facebook page for get traffic you can use also facebook groups , twitter hashtags , google plus hashtags , google plus groups
      because i think social media is number 1 for get traffic
      Good Luck Bro
      Thanks for the well-wishes!!

      And yes, I definitely need to delve into social media although again I dont have an idea for a strategy or approach....plus I really think that I dont have some of the basics down here in terms of the website structure, email capture placement, copy or most of it really. Thought If I just throw myself to the lions and actually utilise the wealth of experience here then I might actually progress in all of this

      Best wishes

      Alan
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      • Profile picture of the author Steve B
        The title on your page says "Slaying Social Media . . ."

        The title on your cover graphic and your report says "Slaying Social Anxiety . . ."

        Which is it? I'm confused . . . and with your prospects, any confusion is not a good thing.

        Steve
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Couple of things stuck out for me.

          One, there's absolutely nothing on the page that makes me believe you can help me, or that you understand anything about me.

          And even if I did enter my email to get access to the "full product" (your image shows a book, a CD or DVD and more) and I landed on a page with the text of a very short report on a single page, I wouldn't believe another word you said.

          While I'm on the subject, what's with the opt-in form and popup for a newsletter subscription? If I don't subscribe specifically to the newsletter, and I start getting email from you, your "we hate spam too" line goes out the window.

          Second, I took a quick look at the blog portion. I hope you didn't pay much for that PLR, because you got a batch of keyword-stuffed drivel that really doesn't add anything to the notion that you could help me cure an anxiety problem.

          You make this kind of sale when people know, like and trust you. So far, this site fails on all three counts.

          I'm not trying to be harsh here, but I'd hope you wanted the medicine straight instead of some rah-rah sunshine blown up your skirt...

          Edit: Just curious - how much do you actually know about social anxiety? Do you suffer from it yourself? Know someone who does? Or did it look like a good keyword topic?
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        • Profile picture of the author asc
          Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

          The title on your page says "Slaying Social Media . . ."

          The title on your cover graphic and your report says "Slaying Social Anxiety . . ."

          Which is it? I'm confused . . . and with your prospects, any confusion is not a good thing.

          Steve
          That is not the title of the page, that is the title or text for the plugin - to share on social media....but yes if you were confused then others will be, ill sort it out
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  • Profile picture of the author strawhat
    Hi,

    The page seems way too short on info, I would not give up my email address with that little to go on. People protect their email addresses. You need to connect with your audience and show you are an authority on the topic.

    There is plenty of freely available info out there on social anxiety disorder--look at YouTube. I don't see your blog. Both the page and the report are pretty slow-loading.

    I thought there was some interesting info in the report, but not enough to make me buy another product. You should left-align the text, as centered text is hard to read. Also, it has a lot of errors and needs proofreading.

    This in itself is not enough. You need to use SEO and have far more content to start with.
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  • Profile picture of the author asc
    Hi, thanks for the replies and guidance on the obvious mistakes.

    I shall rectify, work on and come back with the same advice

    With regard to the question about my knowledge of the topic....I chose this domain a few years ago when i first dipped my toe into IM, posted a few articles and sold products via amazon. Made a couple of hundred gbp doing this per month but let it slip, and didn't try to capture emails at the time. Regret that, the site got hacked and lost ranking in google. .....sorry off topic...I have worked in the mental health area for around 15 years now so thought it would be good to try and work with the knowledge-base I have...but writing them blogs back them just didnt seem to have a good ROI in terms of time and effort, so I am now trying to revive it but using a different approach...a 1-4 page website that can simply build a list......rather than creating reams of work, although i appreciate that this one is slap-dash put together.

    Hence any advice, however harsh or forward, is appreciated so I can try and work out how to carve a small bit into this big niche, that I actually do have sound and thorough knowledge on

    Thanks again

    Alan
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  • Profile picture of the author asc
    ps...I have one other passion, that is helping small businesses get online...I will be posting my site soon for that and would love the same level of critiquing (ripping apart lol).

    Thanks so far again,

    Alan
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexAntoniazzi8
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    Your product page is unreadable and unscrollable.

    1. Align text to the left.
    2. You can center important text and make it a different color than the rest, bold it, italic, etc
    3. Add color to your headlines
    4. Big paragraphs are impossible to read, so one sentence or so then "return"
    5. Add some pictures, animations, something to help break up the text. I am so bored looking at it! Just do a google image search for anxiety and look at how much there is.

    I'm going to edit the format of one section for you to give you an idea.



    Chapter 3: Getting To Know Your Social Anxiety


    Why do you have these fears?

    There’s no more natural question to ask if you or a loved one are suffering from Social Anxiety disorder.

    The more we understand Social Anxiety, including its root causes, the more apt we are in overcoming it.

    Experts today part with some of the ideas of earlier decades in believing most cases of Social Anxiety disorder don’t spring from one events lasting effects, but instead Social Anxiety is the result of a number of different probable causes.

    These include both environmental and genetic factors.

    Here are some of the most prominent of the factors leading to Social Anxiety disorder.

    While you read them take a minute to consider if each are likely to have been one of the forces behind your own experiences of Social Anxiety disorder. This type of revelation can bring hidden strength when you work through some of the methods to help cure Social Anxiety!

    Genetic Roots
    Social Anxiety disorder has been shown to run in family lines. Recent research has shown that this is not just learned behavior, but almost certainly also has genetic origins.

    Over Developed Amygdala
    The amygdala is the part of the brain responsible for fear response. When even slightly over developed Doctors feel this leads to an increased tendency towards Social Anxiety disorder.

    Unbalanced Serotonin Levels
    Serotonin is a key brain chemical that regulates emotional states. When unbalanced Social Anxiety disorder can become the end result. This can come from natural causes or have become unbalanced from past drug or alcohol abuse.

    Family Conflict
    A history of family conflict, especially at an early age, is one of the most common social factors known to cause Social Anxiety disorder.

    Bullying
    Bullying is one of the environmental factors that has been receiving a great deal of attention lately for it being known to aggravate young people’s Social Anxiety sometimes with very tragic results.

    History of Sexual Abuse or Extreme Maltreatment
    Sexual abuse and other severe maltreatment very often leads to the more severe end of Social Anxiety disorder. In many cases these types of experiences require multiple levels of therapy to ultimately resolve not only the heightened social anxiety, but also the other effects of this trauma.

    Weather Conditions
    Studies have shown living in an area where it is more cloudy and rainy than not (cities like Seattle and London) have much higher rates of Social Anxiety disorder than those with pleasant weather and plenty of sun. Some theorize that warmer weather encourages more social contact which leads to a lesser chance of Social Anxiety disorder developing. Studies are under way which will provide much more information on this interesting area of research very soon.

    This list of the causes of Social Anxiety disorder is not all inclusive and sometimes determining its root can be difficult.

    Thankfully the methods used to cure it have been shown to be effective regardless.

    With the right combination of smart work and a willingness to try to change, real miracles can and do happen.

    For the great majority of its victims Social Anxiety disorder CAN be cured!



    Now this is nothing compared to what you can do on your actual website - but hopefully you see how what I have compared to your section 3 is much more readable and easier to scan
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  • Profile picture of the author SamuelJobisk
    Design looks good , your website is a mobile friendly .

    you need to add a video describing your products , this may help you to increase your subsribers and also driving huge traffic to your website .
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  • Profile picture of the author asc
    Right, going to save this thread, take advice and post back on this thread when all the points have been covered...thanks again for taking the time to offer input.

    Alan
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    You don't need reams of content, but what you do have needs to be upgraded considerably. With the experience and knowledge your years in the field have given you, you should be able to create content head and shoulders above the crap plr you posted.

    Create 6-12 pieces of excellent content, then work to get it seen by people who a) need your help or b) can help you spread the word. The days of needing hundreds of keyword-optimized pages are gone. The name of the game is eyeballs on your offer.

    Your attitude toward our sometimes harsh critiques is refreshing, and will stand you in good stead.
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    • Profile picture of the author asc
      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      You don't need reams of content, but what you do have needs to be upgraded considerably. With the experience and knowledge your years in the field have given you, you should be able to create content head and shoulders above the crap plr you posted.

      Create 6-12 pieces of excellent content, then work to get it seen by people who a) need your help or b) can help you spread the word. The days of needing hundreds of keyword-optimized pages are gone. The name of the game is eyeballs on your offer.

      Your attitude toward our sometimes harsh critiques is refreshing, and will stand you in good stead.
      Thanks for your advice, and time taken to give it.

      Just a question...the 6-12 pieces that I will write....ok I know lots of techniques too aleviate that I have helped implement and know work, and can speak or write from experience on those.....but what do I do with this??

      I write 6 -12 articles on how to manage anxiety...with techniques and solutions...where do I go from there? Do I post them as articles? Once the solutions are there, why would anyone want to follow or subscribe for more? From a sales or list-building point...how would I go about that?

      Thanks again

      Alan
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by asc View Post

        Thanks for your advice, and time taken to give it.

        Just a question...the 6-12 pieces that I will write....ok I know lots of techniques too aleviate that I have helped implement and know work, and can speak or write from experience on those.....but what do I do with this??

        I write 6 -12 articles on how to manage anxiety...with techniques and solutions...where do I go from there? Do I post them as articles? Once the solutions are there, why would anyone want to follow or subscribe for more? From a sales or list-building point...how would I go about that?

        Thanks again

        Alan
        Let's say you create 12 pieces of content.

        One will be your lead magnet, your "ethical bribe" for people to join your list.

        Five will be for posting on your site.

        Six will be for guest posts on sites that already reach the audience you want.

        The trick is, to quote an old show business axiom, always leave them wanting more.

        For example, suppose you have a technique/solution for people required to be in a social situation, like an office party or other company function. Odds are, this technique could easily apply to other situations, but you don't have to lay them all out in your article.

        Instead, you describe the situation, poke the pain enough that the reader knows you empathize with them. Then you lay out one specific technique and show how it applies to a specific situation. You link to your opt-in page with an offer to share more information.

        Some of that information will have a price tag attached, whether the person pays with an email address or with a credit card.

        Does that help?
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