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Serious Blakhatters Opinions Needed - Be Ruthless

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Andre2812, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Andre2812

    Andre2812 Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I am trying my hand at blog / site flipping, and have tried on this new site:

    http://www.pilatesexercisesonline.com/

    Could anyone please give their honest opinions....

    I have used a freely available blog theme (called Sorlenade) and have integrated the adrotate plugin into the code in some areas of the blog.

    What could I expect for this on an auction and what would be a recommended BIN

    I appreciate any feedback....and thank you in advance! :):)
     
  2. ruler0fall

    ruler0fall Power Member

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    All I can say is that the theme doesn't look very professional and is way to blue.
     
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  3. Andre2812

    Andre2812 Registered Member

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    Thank you I appreciate your opinion.
     
  4. teenmoney

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    Yeah I have to agree with that. You need to find a much better template
     
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  5. splurgoth

    splurgoth Registered Member

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    I think the theme looks clean, but it's not very fitting with your content.
     
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  6. NemoTheOne

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    Too blue...but also no matter what colour you pick and what better template you suggest...blend your adsense ads.
     
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    The theme has to go, and I also agree with the adsense it stands out way to much.
     
  8. whodi

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    Much too blue as stated before, the text seems to be glowing because of the contrast. I do like the pilates video page setup, minus of course all the blue
     
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  9. UndeniableSpirit

    UndeniableSpirit Regular Member

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    There are a lot of shared 'premium' templates that will make your blog look a lot better. And if it's premium (paid for) that alone will increase the value of the price (make sure you make a note of the price you "paid" for the theme)

    Place your adsense ads in a better position, and get a lot of traffic to it. You can get 1,000k visitors from trafficholder for about $2.25.

    When your pushing the traffic, take daily screen shots of your stats as proof. And then you can always 'spoof' your earnings (either through the affiliate product or your adsense earnings)
     
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  10. thed0n

    thed0n Newbie

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    i think you need just verse the color make the white in the background and the blue in the heather , well nice work :)
     
  11. designsonline

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    You need a totally contrasting header at the top, something like a white strip running the whole width of the page and about 200 pixels high with your site logo on the left center and a photo of some women doing the exercises on the right center.

    Then if you change your highlighted title areas from bright blue to cream colour (beige or similar) background and the text to navy or grey on top for the titles.

    Try to include a few more photos in the posts and it will hugely improve the look of the website.
     
  12. lazyfrog

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    the blue is an absolute turn off. Get something with a little grey and black. That might look nice especially with your content. But why have you not changed it buddy? do you expect somebody wil tell good about that color. Just change it. Nobody will read what is written if it is not presented in a soothing environment. It is frankly IMO.
     
  13. gavros777

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    Put more pictures!Sites without a lot of pictures are boring.
     
  14. Andre2812

    Andre2812 Registered Member

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    Thanks everyone, I really appreciate it.

    Lazyfrog - I didn't know whether to change the theme as a whole or play with the CSS, thats why I haven't changed yet. However it seems that both theme and color should be changed, so I will start afresh....

    Thanks again everyone
     
  15. Andre2812

    Andre2812 Registered Member

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    Designsonline, thank you very much for your insight.
     
  16. Andre2812

    Andre2812 Registered Member

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    Round Number 2....

    I took everyone's advice (and thanks again), changed the them, implemented some of the code changes in the sidebar and posts.

    Honest opinions Please....

    Andre:):)
     
  17. black1411

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    Looks pretty good to me, i have not seen the previous design so just my thoughts on the new one.

    It look clean and easy on the eye. Also good use of pictures to brighten up the site white and black design. I think you got good stuff going here and should sell a good price.

    Only thing you can improve is post more content, i don't digg the massive space after
    "Read More Posts From This Category" , i don't know if it's a theme design or just a lack of posts.

    That's all.
     
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  18. Jcsarokin

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    Change the ad background to the same color as the background, so it looks more like links, not ads
     
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    abar_sheytan Newbie

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    @devmishra: I know that you will get in trouble if you use a theme you didn't pay for but what if the license of the theme is multi-domain and you warn the buyer when purchasing that they must purchase the license for themselves, wont that keep you out of the deep waters???
     
  20. RifqiAF

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    I've been flippin a blogs using nulled premium theme I found here, no problem at all...Im selling them in DP, I dunno if you try to flip your site in Flippa...