My First Try At Wordpress Website

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  1. sweetdude

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    Hey Peeps,
    So i made my first After 9 hours non stop working finally finished my site WOHOOO. I love wordpress so simple to use and much easier then HTML coding :D
    Any advice to improve is welcomed! :)

    Get Your Self A FREE Sony NGP Now!
     
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    The site looks great sweetdude, very professional, well done and congratulations. I really don't have any suggestions for improving the design of the site.

    If you want to get more people clicking on your affiliate / referral links on the site, I would suggest giving those links greater prominence and including them closer to the top of every page. You might even want to include some graphic buttons, that make it appealing for your visitors to click on them.

    Good luck with it!
     
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    Thank mate, i have added more of my ref links in graphics throughout the site.
    Hope this site pays off ;)
     
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    The sign up images and links are more obvious now, hopefully that will translate into more sales for you.
     
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    sweetdude, your site looks great, Perhaps you need to adds contents to attract more readers and attract search engine traffic to you sites.

    Have reasearch your keyword yet? If you haven't try adwords keyword research
    https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal
     
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    Good site there sweetdude.
    It seems you need to work out on your banner. As far as I can see, it can be much better. :)
    Your site also lacks an "About Us" page which basically tells what the site is all about.
    I checked some of your links and it opens on the same tab. I personally think it's much better if you have external links open on a new window by adding target="_blank" on your anchor tags. :D

    To get more visitors, you need to give them updated info regarding the NGP.
    Any reason you didn't include the platform's specifications?

    Overall, it's good, even if i is your first try.
    Keep up the good work.
     
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    I thank all staff and community members for their words of wisdon, this feedback is very vital and useful. I will be implenmenting all info you have told me over the weekend.
    Thanks :)
     
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    The site is very professional in my opinion. The colors flow through nicely with everything else. There isn't really anything I can tell you that would help the site. Nice job :)
     
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    Your website looks very good for not using any coding! Something you may want to do to increase your signups is to add a lightbox signup form as people visit the site.
     
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    Are you referring to a pop up that asks visitors to enter their name and email address?
     
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    Actually, I am also looking for building a WebSite based on WordPress Theme..Any online or offline reference tools available????

    How to start in fact!!!
     
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    UPDATE: Just revamped my website, added a whole lot of new features, upgraded to iblogprp as well,
    I am taking aboard all ideas, so thanks EVERYONE for the feedback, will check out lightbox ;)
     
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    Ever tried Joomla?
     
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    Fergal,

    Yes. It's effective in getting people to give their email address. Sorry I wasn't clear and that it took me so long to reply back. Been busy...

    I also saw the last comment about using Joomla. Wordpress is by far the better choice. The search engines love it and your visitors can (if you choose) add comments which adds content and that is great.
     
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    I agree - In my experience, Joomla is WAY too complicated for most website uses - sure, it has it's benefits if you want a really large complicated site, but Wordpress (and all of the user contributed MODs available) covers most bases for most people.
     
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    Hey Sweetdude,

    Your 1st try on WordPress? It look awesome!
    It look like you have good experience with WordPress already..
    I have nothing much to comment on too.. Promote more to get people to click on the ads.. Or you can do exchange with members on promotion forums.
     
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    thanks for the continous feedback guys :)
    I just had to have another go with WP, and proud to say i've completed my second site YAYYY.
    Took less then 4 hours to make. your guys views would be greatful as it will help to shape my 3rd website ;P
    new site: www.freexperiaplay.co.uk
     
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    It looks great sweetdude, very professional. You're a fast learner and getting better all the time, well done.
     
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    If you desire to get more persons banging on your affiliate / referral connections on the location, I would propose giving those connections larger prominence and encompassing them nearer to the peak of every page. You might even desire to encompass some graphic buttons, that make it appealing for your tourists to bang on them.
     

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