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Hi guys i have this site i designed in the wieght loss niche. Can you guys please let me know if this site could make me money or not, just by the the on page appearance and look. I know i obviously have to do alot of off page SEO. Does my navigation look fine and the catogeries.

My sites url is www.simple-fast-weight-loss-secrets.com

Cheers

MIke
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  • Profile picture of the author lanotdesign
    Hey mikexx23,

    The only critique i have is that i think the site lacks color.. add more graphics, so that customers visiting the site wont get bored right away.. Just be careful you don't want to steer away their attention too much from what is really important, The Articles.
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    • Profile picture of the author KingRoyal
      Originally Posted by lanotdesign View Post

      Hey mikexx23,

      The only critique i have is that i think the site lacks color.. add more graphics, so that customers visiting the site wont get bored right away.. Just be careful you don't want to steer away their attention too much from what is really important, The Articles.
      I would have to agree, however on the other note where is this site hosted at? It took almost 15 seconds to load. If your looking to make any passive money on this, or if you have an expectation of getting ranked in Google for this site, you might want to look at some methods to speed up your website.

      A method I use for one of my bigger companies,
      Home | CloudFlare | The web performance & security company which is a nice Content Distribution Network. (CDN)
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  • Profile picture of the author tanshi
    Had the same problem as johnathon4609, the site is taking ages to load.

    My comments:
    The homepage looks empty, like the website is unfinished or something.
    The category pages look boring, no images to attract attention. Try to use some image thumbnails next to the listing of the excerpts.
    The post pages are ok, except for the floating social buttons that are over the left sidebar.
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  • Profile picture of the author vjboc
    Yes it took a long time for the page to load. The site needs some color. It's a little on the bland side. But that is an easy fix. Site being slow is the factor that needs to be addressed.
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    • Profile picture of the author KingRoyal
      Originally Posted by vjboc View Post

      Yes it took a long time for the page to load. The site needs some color. It's a little on the bland side. But that is an easy fix. Site being slow is the factor that needs to be addressed.
      Which country is the site hosted at? Whos your web host?
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      • Profile picture of the author vjboc
        Originally Posted by johnathon4609 View Post

        Which country is the site hosted at? Whos your web host?
        Thats a question for the OP
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  • Profile picture of the author KingRoyal
    Op? Im not sure what you mean.
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    • Profile picture of the author vjboc
      Originally Posted by johnathon4609 View Post

      Op? Im not sure what you mean.
      Opening Post.
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      • Profile picture of the author NatesMarketing
        - As others have said - slow to load.
        - Very plain - not warm and welcoming.
        - Not well organized (You have "Recent Posts" on every page...why?)(The social network plugin is kinda floating there in the middle of the page)(Search box is in an odd place)(The "Posts, Popular, Comments" box is on every page, and looks odd (there are two rows for three tabs - doesn't look properly aligned)
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  • Profile picture of the author weboasis
    I am sorry but it is one of the worst websites I have ever seen.

    You definitely need to hire a good web designer.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikexx23
    Hi guys

    Thanks for all the advice. I think the first thing i should do is change my hosting Company. Than i will move on to all the other stuff like adding pictures and stuff. But my hosting company is my first step.

    Thanks guys.

    Originally Posted by KingMighty View Post

    Which country is the site hosted at? Whos your web host?

    A company in South Africa called Mweb.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyoneill
    Regarding the web hosting, if people are having load time issues and the server location is in South Africa. This to me seems like latency issues based on response times of the location of the server and the location of the users.

    There is always a way to fix such issues like this,

    Such as using a CDN (Content Delivery Network).

    You could host all the heavy files on the CDN and these files will be hosted in multiple data centers in the Internet and be distributed to the user based on the closest approximation to the data center.

    Hope this helps.

    Good luck with the website.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikexx23
      Originally Posted by garyoneill View Post

      Regarding the web hosting, if people are having load time issues and the server location is in South Africa. This to me seems like latency issues based on response times of the location of the server and the location of the users.

      There is always a way to fix such issues like this,

      Such as using a CDN (Content Delivery Network).

      You could host all the heavy files on the CDN and these files will be hosted in multiple data centers in the Internet and be distributed to the user based on the closest approximation to the data center.

      Hope this helps.

      Good luck with the website.
      Thanks Gary that sounds great. I will check it out

      Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Fadiz
    move your sidebar to the right
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    • Profile picture of the author 24hours
      Not sure if you implemented any of Gary's CDN suggestions, but the site took so long to load I closed the window.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielph
    Nice website, the only issue i face it's the load speed of the page.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikexx23
      Hi guys i have compressed most of my images and i also changed my hosting company to an Internationally based company. Could you guys please check to see if it is still slow.

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author inskid00
    The site is Simple and your marketing message is a simple way to loss weight. So that might work.

    FYI It did take a long time to load might be your host.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    I can load the page in millisecs. Regarding the site, I think you need to add more graphics related to your niche and make the content attractive to people.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikexx23
    Hi guys, i would like thank everybody for helping with my site. I think i have made the necesarry change. Could you guys please check my site now and tell me if there are still problem with my site speed and should i make any other changes.

    Thanks for all the critic.

    I hope its fine now.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author TonyG23
    Very simple, clean and easy to navigate. I like it, now start building links to it
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  • Profile picture of the author mikexx23
    Thanks Tony, appreciate your support.

    I hope all the other guys could also give me there thoughts.

    I am worried if my loading speed is better now.

    Cheers guys.
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