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How to drive more traffic to my site - tips needed!


dollar123
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15 Feb 11 09:49:44 pm
i need help with my site it is called Link hidden: Login to view,
i have just made it recently and i am trying to make an income from it through google adsense by advertising their adverts

i need help with the layout of the site to make it look better, and also it would be good to know how i can get more traffic to my website.

if there are any google adsense gurus reading this please help me out


richelle_salehoo1
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15 Feb 11 10:24:10 pm
Hi dollar123,

I'm not sure if its just me but something with the way your site looks just doesn't feel right, may be the strong contrast of gray and the bright red and green banner doesn't go too well together. Plus your banner seems like it was put on top of another.

Since I am no internet guru, I would suggest joining Affilorama.com (they're SaleHoo's sister company) and they are a good training center and online community for aspiring affiliate marketers. You can join for free, Link hidden: Login to view

Also, another tool I would suggest is Traffic Travis - desktop software designed to help online businesses boost their website traffic. It is an all-in-one tool for keyword research, search engine optimization, pay-per-click research and monitoring, and general website analysis. To down load for FREE please go to Link hidden: Login to view

All the best!


Richelle

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fudjj
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15 Feb 11 11:37:25 pm
To pick up on Richelle's point, the colours are all over the place, no continuity at all and that makes it hard to read.

You need to set your paragraphs correctly, make sure the text is well set in blocks.

Perhaps the thing that really stood out to me was it looks cheap because of the cut and paste, even the donation tab is a cut and past, that screams cheap and tacky to be honest.

If you want people to have confidence in what the website is all about, you have to give the impression that you yourself know how to make money, and that should reflect in the website design.

Changing to a white background will solve your cut and past issues, and it will make it far more professional looking straight up. The top banner is just way too busy and despite the title of the site you have written there, it doesn't work at all.

Try to theme a banner, visit a site like www.istockphoto.com and search for money images and build a banner around the theme of your site. About 30 pounds and you can get a pay as you go royalty free licence for about 12 images, depending on the size you want of course.

From there you just need a basic graphics program and start playing with some designs.


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dollar123
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16 Feb 11 07:11:54 pm
thanks for you tips guys, would you know anyone that could take my site and redesign it and make it look better for free or anyone that can help me out who is reliable thanks


richelle_salehoo1
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16 Feb 11 09:41:07 pm
You're welcome, dollar123 :)

Sorry but I'm not sure I know anybody that will do it for free. But I tried searching Google and found numerous sites offering free website templates, you might want to check that out.

All the best!


Richelle

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dollar123
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17 Feb 11 03:35:45 pm
please could you give me the sites thanks


richelle_salehoo1
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17 Feb 11 10:22:05 pm
Hi again dollar123,

Since I'm not so familiar with the sites, better yet do the search yourself - go to Google and key in the following keywords "Free website design". You should see numerous sites offering free website templates and the likes.

All the best :)


Richelle

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