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Review my new blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by iwebsocial, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. iwebsocial

    iwebsocial Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I have recently launched my blog https://www.stnewsonline.com the blog is apparently new and in general niche. I am looking for ideas and suggestions to improve my blog. If you have any ideas or tips to improve my blog, please share it with me.
     
  2. nakamura

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    Hi, looks a bit plain to me. How about using slider? Or background? If you are running the blog on Wordpress I would recommend you to look for a page/landing page builder. Its very easy to use and you can create a very nice looking homepage. Good luck
     
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    Hey gone through your website, it looks ok, but it is outdated .. very simple design, better to add slider and change theme to
    newsmag , customize with any page builder ...
     
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    ok, guys thanks for your reviews, I will implement some design changes to my blog.
     
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    can you tell me how to make contact us page like yours?
     
  7. iwebsocial

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    I am using jetpack contact form. Just enable it and put the shortcode to the page.
     
  8. krishnaverma

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    Liked the blog. Have you written content on your own ? Is this your first attempt ?
     
  9. blogzandstuff

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    Contact form 7 is better than jetpack
     
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  10. iwebsocial

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    Yes, Content is written by myself. However, if need something from other sites that I will attribute them to their original sources. This is my second blog.
     
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    thank you for helping me :)
     
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    I think adding categories to your menu is important for news websites. Politics, technology, etc. all right at the top instead of having to click on article tags to sort them.
     
  13. iwebsocial

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    Yes, You are right. Since my site is quite new so, I haven't added the categories to the menu. When I add the optimum post, I will add them to the menu.
     
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    Will recommend to use newer themes like gem, newspaper, saifa etc
     
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    Looks like a little old design. Would love to see content grouped as categories.
     
  16. iwebsocial

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    Made some changes to designs and add the new theme. I hope now blog looks more beautiful and professional
     
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    You should silo your content.. Good to start the planning process during the early stages of the blog.
     
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    Is this a PBN site? Because it currently looks like a low quality PBN site.

    Your meta description in search engines is: STNewsonline is a blog about latest Science and technology news. We cover on topics related to science and technology which affects our day to day life. However you have an article called "How to get rid of Bad Dreams" on your site.

    I ran your most recent article through Copyscape. It bounced back 20 matches, with some matching 35 to 50 percent of the text. From this, it's easy to see that you just copied and pasted content from other news sources and changed a small handful of words. Google won't like that, and I'm sure the rest of your articles follow the same idea. This is funny, since your middle footer widget is a DO NOT COPY notice.

    What does this mean? "Here’s why your App & may be Doomed to Uninstallation!"

    Your theme is as generic as it gets. There is nothing about your site that would make me a repeat visitor, or even a visitor in the first place.

    Your content is very low quality. If you are wanting this site to get off the ground, I suggest outsourcing your content writing to someone who can write well enough to get the articles read. Literally all of your pages are in desperate need of a rewrite. Especially that About Us page. And the left side footer. Here's an example of a solid rewrite:

    BEFORE: STNewsonline is a Blog about Science and technology news. We love to cover on topics related to Science and latest technology news which effects your day to day life. Read more about us here

    AFTER: ST News Online is a news blog focused on science and technology. We cover topics that affect day to day life. Read more about the ST News Online team here.

    If I visited this site from some link elsewhere I would close out of it almost immediately. If I had to put a number on it, I would say 2/10. The 2 comes from the fact that you have branded social media accounts, and that your site loads pretty fast.
     
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  19. iwebsocial

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    It's not a PBN site. I have tried to make it a general niche site. Health is also coming under science (I hope so). I have copied few articles on my blog but I think you haven't see the source below the content. By the way thanks for providing your valuable tips and ideas. I will keep it in mind.
     
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    Unique content is absolutely important. I totally commend your drive and ambition, and for only being your second blog I have to give you credit. The growth comes from the process so keep building and growing and getting feedback like this. It's obvious that English isn't your first language in your writing, so I also give you major credit for creating the content anyway. However, if your trying to reach an English speaking audience it will be essential for you to clean up the grammar and improve the overall quality of the content. I would also recommend you start by choosing a fairly specific niche in some form and grow on that. It could be science that improves our lives, but what kind of science? There is medical, technological, biological, and various other types of valuable developments in all areas of science that impact our lives every day.