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Suggestion Please?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by blackdoll, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. blackdoll

    blackdoll Junior Member

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    i'm trying to get into this monetizing my blog thing i have a personal site that i'm about to remove the personal post and put articles that i personally think is worth reading. i am a newbie and a real noob so i cant post link. But if you go to mr. g00gle and search for "miss angel" i should be on the top search. if you visit and see a pink lips on the logo then you are on my blog.

    The question:
    what should i do with the blog? it has PR1
    what autoblog should i use? and freeware version
    -sorry if i already have the cash why wouldn't i buy..
    what to add to make it unique and get visitors?

    any input will be greatly appreciated. honestly? i need a guide and a mentor. if im not asking for too much. don't hate me please?:eek:
     
  2. JenniFranks

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    Start with on-page SEO, good god.

    1. Simplify your navigation. You have header, subheader, footer, and more. All with different links.
    2. Anywhere you use images for text, you're hurting yourself. Google can't read that. That's what @font-face is for.
    3. Page title is one of the most important SEO factors, but you've wasted it with a javascript that changes it. Annoying *and* useless.
    4. There is no headline describing what the site is about. If a user can't figure out within 10 seconds what the site's topic is, they'll leave.
    5. Right-clicking is disabled. Hilarious. If I turn off javascript, this "protection" does nothing. It's just annoying.
    6. Don't forget to update your copyright, it's not 2010 anymore.
    7. Use canonical URLs.
    That should keep you busy for the rest of the day.

    Also, if you're going to call yourself a "web interface designer," at least read a book or two on the subject first. That way you won't look like a dunce by breaking basic rules of usability.
     
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  3. BigC17

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    jenni franks pretty much just answered all you questions
     
  4. blackdoll

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    thank you for the tips.. honestly i guess i'm too onion skin as i really felt bad about myself and the whole blog. :( but it is what i needed. i greatly needed some directions. i actually decided to just move on to a new theme so i'll be looking for an seo friendly one. maybe when i get viewers and get better ranking with g00gle thats when ill switch to a more girly theme. i even deleted my old personal post. i left a few that some that my friend bloggers read and the rest i guess i'll start with articles from the web. when i called myself a designer i meant for my own site not that i meant it in a professional manner. again thank you.
     
  5. JenniFranks

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    Sorry, I wasn't trying to hurt your feelings. I could have been more pleasant.
    There's only one question you need to ask yourself: "What does the site do?" Design around that.
     
  6. blackdoll

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    oh no no.. don't be sorry at all. in order for me to make it here i need to braven up and learn. if it has to harsh then it has to be done. i'm just trying to find means to earn online or i might have to go through what my boyf suggests and that is join the military. so i'm kinda on the extreme here so who knows i might be able to make real profit in a year or its boot camp time for me. lol. i think im too girly and onion skin to yelled at but who knows. thanks for the tip i've actually thought of what you said and now i think i'll stick with the topic of "relationship, and health" labeling it under life as we know it. then make-up stuff on my other blog, and so on. i started out in the wrong foor by purchasing too many [12] domains and cant even maintain it all. so i thought i'll just provide spinned articles on some of them. but for now, yes..the design first. i chose arthemia for miss-angel and hopefully get around the articles.