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capricorn68
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Feedback on my newly created website

Hi,

I'm a newbie in affiliate marketing and just completed my very first website www.myfreegermanshepherdguides.com. I would appreciate any comments and suggestions for the improvement of my site.

Thanks,
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jcdean
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Looks OK

Are the articles tittles good keywords?

I would put your picture (or buy a picture) and a short bio in the column. Need to tell the people who you are and why they should listen to you.

This has help my conversion allot. Here is an example I started building this morning.
computeranimationsoftware [Dot] org

if you are interested.
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jmpruitt
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ONE major problem that I see is that you have the word FREE in your domain which will automatically attract people who DON'T WANT TO SPEND MONEY.
now, I am not all about pushing sale on people that don't want them, but I also don't want to specifically target people who don't spend. you want buyers on your list not tire kickers who just take all the free stuff.
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jcdean
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jmpruitt wrote:ONE major problem that I see is that you have the word FREE in your domain which will automatically attract people who DON'T WANT TO SPEND MONEY.
now, I am not all about pushing sale on people that don't want them, but I also don't want to specifically target people who don't spend. you want buyers on your list not tire kickers who just take all the free stuff.


IMHO
Every one starts out looking for free info, I wouldn't optimize for the word free______ (what ever) but I think the more visits the better.
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michellerana
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Placing an affiliate link above the fold and having an optin box at the bottom of all of your pages and on your top sidebar will help monetize your site.

You should also check your links and make sure they are all working (ie you go to a "Nothing Found" page when you click on the image on this page http://www.myfreegermanshepherdguides.c ... rd-digging ). Broken links can adversely affect your site's search engine rankings.
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Hey, I think your site's pretty well made although I'm not a fan of blog style posting, where all your articles can be viewed on the front page. I do however have a suggestion. I would put a delay(around 30 seconds) before your lightbox pops up. The moment I visited your site, the lightbox automatically popped up and that turns me off. Maybe it's just me, but if I was interested in your site, I would like a little time to look around first before having to sign up for anything....
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Hey JC, I think we are saying the same thing really. I am not saying ignore people looking for free info. in fact, that is one way to get a lot of traffic. but that traffic won't convert, or takes a lot longer to convert.

but, you don't want to target your entire site to freebie seekers. Focusing on just free info seekers leaves the buyers who you really want to attract hanging out to dry.
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capricorn68
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Hi Michael,

Thanks for the inputs, I put 15 sec delay on the pop up as recommended by Mark Ling in the Bootcamp. If 30 sec is better then I will adjust, I also thought of that being so soon but since it's recommended that way on the manual then I follow....

How can I adjust the appearance of my site to show one particular article if you first go in. Because when you click on the side bar that's the time it will show the topic article. Can I fix this in wordpress?

Thanks,
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capricorn68
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Hi Michelle,

Thanks for catching that error. I will correct it now.

Best regards,
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jcdean
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Capricorn68 wrote:How can I adjust the appearance of my site to show one particular article if you first go in. Because when you click on the side bar that's the time it will show the topic article. Can I fix this in wordpress?

Thanks,
Caprcorn68


If you want a particular post to be the first one that a visitor sees when they come to your site via your main domain you can make a post "sticky"

Go into the post that you want to be first via "quick edit" there will be an option to make the post "sticky". That will keep it on top.

Is that what you meant?
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michellerana
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If you are using Affilotheme, you could keep a post on top by adding this code (replace domain.com with your actual domain name and article title with the actual title of your article):



Go to Appearance > Theme Options > Sidebar and enter the code into the Sidebar Custom Content (top). This will only work if the Sidebar List Type is set to List All. If you added your article as a post, make sure to first exclude it from the sidebar by entering its ID into the “Exclude any posts from the sidebar?” field on the Sidebar tab of Theme Options.
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capricorn68
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Hi Michelle,

I am trying to do your instruction above but I can't seem to find the ID #.
Where can I find the page ID number?

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michellerana
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Edit the article then click the "Get Shortlink" button at the top of the page. It will give you something like this:

http://www.yoursite.com/?p=302

302 is the page or post ID#.
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capricorn68
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michellerana wrote:If you are using Affilotheme, you could keep a post on top by adding this code (replace domain.com with your actual domain name and article title with the actual title of your article):



Go to Appearance > Theme Options > Sidebar and enter the code into the Sidebar Custom Content (top). This will only work if the Sidebar List Type is set to List All. If you added your article as a post, make sure to first exclude it from the sidebar by entering its ID into the “Exclude any posts from the sidebar?” field on the Sidebar tab of Theme Options.


Hi Michelle,

I followed your instructions but seems like I am not getting it right. When I click on the website it still giving me the whole pages of the website in one screen. And worst is... when I click the home page (sidebar) My Free German Shepherd Guides instead of showing this article alone on the screen which I get before, now it shows all the articles.

My ID post = 239 as I get in shortlink
is the script I put correct?
<a href="http://myfreegermanshepherdguides.com">My Free German Shepherd Guides</a>

Please help me.
Thanks,
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michellerana
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The articles are appearing on your homepage because you have not selected a post to be your homepage. Please go to Appearance > Theme Options and then, on the Whole Page tab, look for Choose a Homepage. Click on the dropdown and then select the post you want as your homepage and save the changes.

If you continue to have problems, please email support@affilorama.com and send us your login details so that we could access your WP dashboard and fix the problem. You may create a temporary administrator user in the 'Users' menu of your WordPress site.
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Michelle
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