Joined: 13 Jun 06
31 Jan 08 3:40 am
Like you've said, we really need to take a look at your site to offer any real advice here. Adrian posted the link to the heatmap, but there are other things that will drag your visitors' eyes here and there over the page: Things like images, colours, blocks of text, etc.
At this stage just focus on getting your site up and running. Once you start getting traffic you'll be able to analyze how that traffic is moving through your site... everything up until then is just conjecture! Once you're getting traffic you could try a tool like http://www.crazyegg.com
which will tell you where your traffic is clicking. Google Analytics also does a sort-of on-page analysis (which links receive the most clicks) but if you've got two links to the same place on the same page it won't tell you which one is more popular.
Also don't forget about the bottom of your page. Your visitors have just finished reading your article... where are they going to go next? Will they scroll up? Or will they click on this handily positioned and highly recommended affiliate product at the bottom of the page? Hmmmm.....
All the best,