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Website Feedback: thesportsmaniacgroup.com

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Website Feedback: thesportsmaniacgroup.com

Hi everyone. I was hoping to get some feedback on the site we started last week. It is only a week old, so no laughing:-))
www.thesportsmaniacgroup.com

Thanks for any input.

Jason
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Hi Jason,

The site is looking great! Some of my suggestions may be a bit "going ahead" since I know you're still going over the Affiloblueprint videos, but I think it's best you know them beforehand:

- Tweak the header so that it doesn't repeat on the right side. Change the maximum width to 960 instead of 980 in the Header Settings as the header creator's maximum width for this child theme is only 960. This is an issue with the header of this child theme and our developers are working on a fix.

Another option is to make sure the header is set to No Repeat - Right so that the header image is not repeated.

- Keep the ads on specific parts of the site only like on one of the sidebar and the start of each post. The ads on the footer bar aren't looking too good. I suggest you take them off there since the same ads are showing on other parts of the site anyway and use footer aside/widgets on that area instead.

- The opt-in form at the top of the right sidebar is enough. I suggest you make the opt-in form enticing by letting users know what they can gain from signing up to your newsletter. Will they get daily updates to the site? Will they get helpful info on how to lose weight? Adding a freebie like a report or eBook would help to get more users to sign up.

- Article Categories Widget on the left sidebar is redundant as on top of it are the categories. You can put another ad here or another widget.

- There is no need to put the same menu right before the footer. You can place a custom menu within the footer using a widget. Or maybe a list of resources, or a brief text about your site.

- Place an FTC Disclaimer on the footer.

- Some, if not all, of your articles are from other sites. Make sure to mention your sources and include a link back to your source. You might also want to make your articles more creative and personal. Instead of saying "Here is a great article I found from ... ", you can say "Like you, I've tried different diets to keep myself in shape to no avail.I was not on the look out for a new one having failed at my last attempt, but this new diet program I came across today looked promising. " Then you copy/paste the article.

- Use appropriate images on the site and make sure they have appropriate alt tags. Images help break blocks of text, making the articles look reader-friendly.

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That's all for now. Hope that helps.

Have a good day!
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Great. Thanks for the advise. One more thing. Would you have the "Home" page as the article/blog page, or have it as the page explaining who we are and why we are her.

Thanks!!

Jason
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Cecilli,

How do we make our "Who is the Sports Maniac Group" our Home Page?

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when writing articles, how many keys words should you use per article? You do not want to stuff the articles with too many correct?

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sierracommerceco wrote:Great. Thanks for the advise. One more thing. Would you have the "Home" page as the article/blog page, or have it as the page explaining who we are and why we are her.

Thanks!!

Jason


You can choose to have your recent posts showing on the home page, or your About page instead. Most prefer to have the homepage as either a Welcome Page where there is a brief introduction to the site with recommendations on where to go or an About this Site.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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sierracommerceco wrote:Cecilli,

How do we make our "Who is the Sports Maniac Group" our Home Page?

Jason


You can go to Settings > Reading on your Wordpress Dashboard and on the Front Page Displays section choose A Static Page then choose the "Who is the Sports Maniac Group" from the drop down menu. Make sure to Save Settings.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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sierracommerceco wrote:when writing articles, how many keys words should you use per article? You do not want to stuff the articles with too many correct?

Jason


Each article should correspond with 1 target keyword and yes, you can only use the target keyword once in every 100 words or so.

Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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Great. Thanks for the help. I implemented that to the sight. I like it a lot better
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Hi Jason,

You're welcome! I wish you and your site all the best!
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