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My first website - questions about home page

theags
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My first website - questions about home page

Hey guys,

I made my first affiliate website about how you can remove moles yourself and I wanted to hear you opinion about it (http://removingmoleseasily.com/). I know the website lacks content, but I want to be sure if I'm on a right way. Is the layout, home page article good enough to draw attention?

I'm a bit confused about how the first page should look like nowadays, when the competition in internet affiliate marketing is growing rapidly and the internet users become more savvy. Should there still be a strong call for an action like >>>Click here to<<< links written with big, bold letters? Or is it now more important to write really informative article (without the sense that you're promoting something), hiding affiliate links in an anchor text?

Thank you in advance for your answers.
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cecille.l
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I suggest you remove the website title and move your header image up. I think that would help make your website look better. You don't need to have Call to Action links in big, bold, red letters. You just have to be creative in the verbiage. Instead of saying click here in between 1-2 paragraphs, why not say something like "Want to get rid of that mole NOW. See this guide to find out how." It's always important to write informative articles and you can choose to place your affiliate links in anchor text if called for.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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oliviabest
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Cecille suggests right things to do. The website title is really out of place.
Site's header looks a bit empty, thus, it seems that something is missing though. Will advice to remake the header and make it more catchy for your website comers. Some animation or so won't deter.
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jethro.aragon
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You might want to adjust your header a little bit because when i browse your site, the header image fills almost half of my screen. Try to move it up a little and adjust the height so that your visitors can readily see the call to action link without scrolling down.

I agree with Cecille that you might need to change your call to action link, It should sound catchy and informative so that your visitors can't resist but click on that link.

I know you're still in the early stages and it's really good to ask questions.

I learned a lot by reading this lesson: http://www.affilorama.com/content-creation/headlines-for-affiliate-sites

The lesson there helped me, you also might get some ideas there.

Cheers!
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theags
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Thank you guys for all your advices.

Jethro's idea rearranging the layout in a way so that the call to action link would be visible on the spot seems reasonable and logical to me. But I also had a thought to put it at the end of an article of the first page. In this way, visitors wouldn't see an obvious intention to redirect them to the sales page (which might deter them) and (maybe) would continue reading the article. This would create a more helpful look of the website - it is there to help you, not to make you buy something.

What are your thoughts about this? Maybe I'm just making things up...
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cecille.l
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You have a good idea there. Why not make that change and see if that will bring about a sale? It's always a case of trial and error. You find what works for you and once you do, rinse and repeat. :)
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jmpruitt
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I would use a smaller header. You want your content above the fold. if people have to scroll to find your article, you will lose 80% of your traffic before they even see your articles. this will affect your conversions as well as your search rankings with such a high bounce rate.

optimum size should be 120px-150px high for your header.
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evilla.drazen
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I like the above suggestions, especially about the header. What I can say is that I like your site built in WordPress as well as with the niche you are in. However, I suggest you add more content as well more images to attract more traffic into your site.
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