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  1. trixoo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi All,

    I need suggestions/tips for my new blog http://trixoo.com/

    I want to create professional blog but my blog doesn't look like as professional and elegant as I want it to be. I would appreciate your help!

    --Dhananjay

  2. Gabe Young
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's a good start but there are several things I would fix. Let's start with:

    1. You have a lot of dead space in the right sidebar. Add some useful plugins for that area or provide navigation help (e.g. tags, archives by date).

    2. The site loads too slow. Some of your posts are huge so consider using excerpts.

    3. Your subscribe buttons overlap your categories in the top nav.

    4. As for your site itself, it's hard to understand exactly what your niche is. "How? What? Why?" isn't really that clear.

    5. A big part of your site is your brand identity. That's impossible to do if we don't know who you are. Finish your about page!

  3. ourlifeintext
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am really enjoying your site.

    Only comment I have is that when I mouse-over on "Tricks" and then attempt to go to sub-menu, it disappears (probably due to the small space in between) ... other then that, bookmarked.

  4. trixoo.com
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Gabe,

    Thanks for your feedback! I really appreciate it. Can you please let me know if there are any other changes to be done? I want to make an excellent looking blog!

    I have modified the following points:

    3. Your subscribe buttons overlap your categories in the top nav.

    4. As for your site itself, it's hard to understand exactly what your niche is. "How? What? Why?" isn't really that clear.

    5. A big part of your site is your brand identity. That's impossible to do if we don't know who you are. Finish your about page!

    Still need to complete:

    1. You have a lot of dead space in the right sidebar. Add some useful plugins for that area or provide navigation help (e.g. tags, archives by date).

    2. The site loads too slow. Some of your posts are huge so consider using excerpts.

    Thanks,
    Dhananjay

  5. trixoo.com
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @ourlifeintext:

    Thanks for the bookmark. Please let me know if you have any suggestions to improve. I will check the sub menu.

    Thanks again!

    --Dhananjay

  6. Gabe Young
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Looks like you're making some real progress there!

    Let me add a bit to the list:

    6. The about page is nice but it's a lot more powerful if you can include a real picture. Remember, you are the thing that differentiates your site from all others in the niche. Once you add the picture, then use the same picture for your Gravatar.

    7. Looks like you could use some comments. They will add keywords and phrases to your post but more importantly, they improve your credibility. Start by reaching out to other bloggers in your niche and commenting on their sites. Many of them will return the favor.

    8. Two other ways to provide incentives for people to leave comments are the DoFollow and CommentLuv plugins. If you don't know what they are, feel free to read more about it at my site or elsewhere.

    9. Your contact form is broken. I would use the Contact Form 7 plugin for this.

    10. Not everyone's a fan but since you're using AdSense already, you could quickly monetize your site by simply adding text ads between paragraphs. Since your posts are so long, adding a block of text ads somewhere in the middle might be a good idea.

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