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What do you think of my site? (18 posts)

  1. ghanes14
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I changed the theme a couple days ago, still having a few problems I am trying to work out (like the RSS feed not wanting to work). I finally got the sidebar 125x125 ads spots up.

    What do you like about it?

    What do you not like about it?

    Site is All-Notions.com feel free to reply your answers in the forums if you'd like, it needs more posts.

    Thanks!

  2. maurreen
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I think there is too much "Your ad here". It looks desperate.

    Also, there is trapped white space next to that.

  3. Chrisber
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    maurreen is right, and you've got 90 validation errors to boot.

  4. ghanes14
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have tried to get the ads more closer together, but I cannot figure out how.

    What do you mean by 90 validation errors? I'm still new to this so no clue what that means.

  5. ghanes14
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ok I changed the images to the one the last theme used. The images are a lighter color so they don't stick out as much. I still have no idea on what to do in order to get the moved closer together, they space between them is gone, but still big gaps between the different layers.

    If anyone knows a piece of code to remove the gaps that would be great news.

  6. nilsdavis
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    1. I would suggest having your excerpts a bit longer.

    2. I agree that the big blocks of non-existent ads are a bit off-putting. I'd suggest putting something else in those spots (images, links to posts) until you have ads to publish. Or you could just put some Google ads there for the time being, and add a small link below to the effect of "Click if you want to advertise here" or something.

  7. Chrisber
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'd suggest putting something else in those spots (images, links to posts) until you have ads to publish.

    Or wait until you have some actual readers before you worry about the stupid ads!

  8. ghanes14
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well I have read multiple places if you plan to have ads it's better to have the spots there to start with. I have already gotten 1,500+ page views since the 9th.

    Problem is I can't figure out why my RSS link will not work...or custom permalinks, it's getting annoying really.

  9. ghanes14
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have re-done the ads so that the 125x125 spots are closer together and more monetized. I have also put in a 336x280 under them testing out the feel of it, I'm not sure I like the feel of it though.

    The ad I have in it currently may be whats causing the lack of compassion for it though. If anyone comes across this post let me know what you think I should do:

    1. keep it the way it is,

    2. remove a layer of 125x125 ads

    3. remove the 336x280 ad and replace it with 2 more 125x125 ad spots.

    I have read the comments before about waiting on the ads, but with over 2,000 page views in August, I feel that is good enough to prepare the ad spots even if I put temporary ad placements in them for now.

    Thanks for coming across this, I'm off to get some sleep!

  10. complaintbucket
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I agree with Maurreen. I'm not a fan of ads before pages or categories. :)

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  11. ghanes14
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    What do you mean by "before pages or categories"? Most blogs I have seen have their 125x125 ads on the top of their sidebars (such as problogger.net), and the pages are the first things at the top. So I'm not sure I understand.

    Thanks for checking it out though.

  12. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i dont find that ad placement that bad.

  13. rioserver500
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    the ads are ok only the 326*280 :S

    Jose

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  14. ghanes14
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I also was thinking the big one was a bit much. I have a lot to do today, but if I find time I was going to change it into 2 more 125x125 so it's not so, out there...

  15. Fernby
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well, I am not sure about the "your ad here" banners, they're annoying and clutter up the page. Otherwise, not bad.

  16. ghanes14
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yeah there starting to get annoying to myself as well. I took two of them off for now, haven't been able to find but one person to advertise for. Hopefully something will happen soon. Thanks for your reply.

  17. TiniBits
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Pretty common theme to see these days, I would suggest advertising some open source stuff, firefox, wordpress, anything really, just to feel the space up.

  18. ghanes14
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the tip, very little time tomorrow with school, but I will have to work on that here soon.

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