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Mistakes To Avoid When Using Web Templates

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Diamond Damien, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Mistakes To Avoid When Using Web Templates for Black Hat Purposes!


    Website templates are very affordable and they save you a lot of effort and time when you want to create a new layout for your website. However, a lot of people make mistakes in the process of choosing and using a web template and end up with something that was unlike the image they had in mind. Here are some guidelines to help you avoid those mistakes.

    The first obvious mistake you should be aware of is using a template that is very popular. If many people use the same template, your website will not appear unique at all and your credibility as a solid, different website will be tarnished. In other words, you will appear generic just like your next-door neighbours.

    To whole point of using a web template is to save time and effort. You just change the title and appropriate details and you're done. The biggest mistake one makes is to customize the template beyond recognisation. While that may be good in the sense that you're creating a unique graphic, you're defying the very purpose of using a web template -- saving time and effort.

    However, on the opposite side, if a template you purchase is suitable but some changes must be made to suit your site's theme, then you will have to take some time to make the changes. For example, you can find a very nice template that suits your hobby site except the original designer has put an image of stamps in the header. You can find images of garden plants and spades to replace the stamps for your gardening hobby site. However, do only make the necessary changes and don't redesign the whole template.

    In some circumstances, some people simply make the wrong choice of templates. This is a very subjective issue but you have to be careful in selecting templates to suit your audience. Do not choose templates just because they are pretty, choose them because they serve your purpose. Happy Cloaking! :D
     
  2. jcooper66

    jcooper66 Newbie

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    I chose templates because I lack any graphic ability. In essense I choose them because they are pretty.

    You really do not point out any mistakes people make. More like observations.

    I usually customize the template beyond recognition because it is faster for me to do that than do it from scratch. Ask others and they will say the same.

    Does not appear you use templates much.
     
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    This is a blackhat seo forum. WHen you make websites to makemoney, you want a template that is easily spidered leaves no foot prints, and makes the user want to click your ads
     
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    Has anyone experimented with colors to manipulate the mood or subliminal images?
     
  5. jamesaw

    jamesaw Registered Member

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    I understood that search engines do not recognize graphics, therefore how would changing the graphics differentiate you from others with a similar template? Or am I wrong about search engines not recognizing graphics?
     
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    battman323 Regular Member

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    recognizing how?

    if you use the alt tags with keywords, your images can rank well on google images and bring you traffic...