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dmcqpu
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Please Critique My Website!

Hey guys,

I'd love it if you took a second to critique my Web site and tell me how I could improve on what I have created so far.

Many many thanks,
Alain
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cecille.l
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Hi Alain,

Please post a link to your site here so we could review it.

Hope to hear from you soon. All the best!
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dmcqpu
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You can find my site at:
http://www.languagehelper.net

Many thanks,
Alain
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Hi Alain,

Your website looks great! It's well-organised, making navigation easy. You've also got call to action links in place, and a disclaimer at the bottom of the posts. I suggest you add images to the articles. One or two appropriate images can help make the articles more interesting. They also help break the text to make your articles more reader-friendly.

You might want to place articles that show various common phrases for each language, too.

How are you doing as far as getting traffic to the site? You can try social media marketing and blog/forum commenting. You can create an infographic about the Spanish language and share that on your site's FB page. Or a short video presentation of common phrases and how to pronounce them. Think of content that has a high potential to go viral, and make sure you have the link to your site, or to a relevant page on your site, on it.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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Hi Alain,

You've posted your site here before, I think. This isn't the first time I've seen it anyway.

One problem I've had with your site in the past is that you're focusing on ALL the languages on one website. This means that you can't really go into much depth on any one language -- it's all just very superficial articles.

This means that people probably won't visit your site and think "Oh, this is a really useful site for people wanting to learn Spanish!" -- because it's not that useful for people wanting to learn Spanish. There are only six articles about Spanish, and they're very general topics. You have tried to cover too many languages on one site, so you're not really doing any of them very well.

You can certainly do multiple languages on one website, but you need to make sure that each language section is JUST AS GOOD as if it was a standalone website. That means you'd have at least 15 - 20 articles on Spanish, and 15 - 20 articles on Italian, and 15-20 topics on German, and 15-20 topics on Chinese. Etc.

What I would recommend is that you choose one language to focus on first: Spanish or French are the most popular. Hide all the other languages for now. Then hire someone on Elance to create 20 Spanish lessons for you. Focus on making them interesting. It would be worthwhile hiring a voice artist to record some Spanish words and phrases for you, and putting this in the page too.

Your goal is to make your website USEFUL. Forget about keywords and search volumes, and focus on creating something that people will want to share with their friends. Think about a Spanish language teacher, and create something that they will want to share with their Spanish-learning students.

Then go out there and share your website on language forums, or contact language blogs or educational sites and ask them to link to you. If your stuff is good, they will be happy to link to you.

Then with all this love that you're getting from your good content, it will help those other pages to rank well: Those ones where you recommend courses and affiliate products.

Once you've done Spanish, move onto the next language. Do that one just as well as the first. And then move onto the next language.

At all times you need to have a website that is TRULY USEFUL, even if it means only focusing on one language to begin with. It's better to have one language done well, than a bunch of languages done poorly.
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Hey Alain,

Aletta has hinted that you had posted your website for review in AffiloBlueprint site reviews section - site-reviews-http://www.affilorama.com/forum/site-reviews-f53/feedback-please-on-my-language-learning-website-t26391.html. You also created another thread asking how to get your website from a 1 to 10, which I provided an input in there - http://www.affilorama.com/forum/post115447.html#p115447

If I may say this (without offending you or hurting your feelings) - stop asking for feedback & stop asking for this and that. There's nothing wrong with asking questions, but you need to take actions and make progress. Why? Since you posted your site for reviews back then, I haven't seen any significant changes. When I visit yours today, I notice that Rocket images are removed, but overall your website lacks appeal. Even if you create 10 more threads hoping for some comfort or magic spell, your site won't miraculously transform or you can't really expect a million visitors flocking in to your website if you don't try to create more contents, change the designs, get creative, and try to make the best of everything. Just like my input in some degree, you want to review all the inputs you have received in those threads and this one (including Aletta's in depth insight).
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Alain,

I like the navigation, however in my opinion the website lacks some visual attraction. Nowadays, multimedia technique in studying foreign languages prevails, so you should think about adding audio & video tutorials, posts filled with images and schemes etc. Your content has to be useful (very useful), and there's no other way: the competition is too high.
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Is there an affiliate language product for Hebrew? I wish there was!
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Warm Regards,

Shalisha

 
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Aletta, that was great advice! I like that you didn't sugar coat it and that you explained exactly what was wrong with the site and how she can fix the problem. I also like that you stress forget about kw and seo, and that she should focus on making her site user friendly and being helpful to the visitor. Great stuff.
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Warm Regards,

Shalisha

 
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shalisha42 wrote:Is there an affiliate language product for Hebrew? I wish there was!


Rosetta Stone has a Hebrew language course, if you're interested. :)
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Thank you Cecille! I checked out her site and inquired. I'll wait for a response. I looked on Clickbank, but they don't have a good one on there.
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Warm Regards,

Shalisha

 
jcdean
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This is not my site but sure it is an affiliate site. I just went searching yahoo for a good example by typing "learn Spanish".

http://www.shortcuttospanish.com

If I were really searching for help to learn Spanish I think this site would have ended up with my email address by offering the free lessons.

This was a PPC add I clicked if You were going to try for SEO traffic you would have to add a lot of articles.

Here is an example of an SEO site I found.
http://www.spanishdict.com/learn

Aletta is right about making several sites single language specific.

It might be easiest to find a not so common nor competitive language to start with. I suspect learn Spanish is probably competitive.
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