Is this site completed or under construction?
Yep it's completed, built on Wordpress 2.2.1.
I'm constantly upgrading, platform wise or installing new plugins for my site.
How long has the site been up?
I started my blog at Wordpress.com on 16 Dec '06, move my blog over to my own hosted server on 15 Jan '07
Do you have incoming links?
Yes, mainly from 5 areas;
- Articles I submitted to lots of article directories, used ArticleMarketer.com, but later manually submitted to 20 high PR directories for each article
- Forums, here and elsewhere
- Comments I left at blogs I frequently visit
- Just started on using Squidoo and social networking sites
- Submitted to a number of website directories with PR 4+, submitted to DMOZ a while ago, but not sure if it's listed there yet.
Mainly internet marketing and affiliate marketing. But I have been posting more than just about these two areas, with posts about Wordpress...seminars I attended...
The articles I have posted at my blog, under the "Articles & Important Learning Experiences" each have a targeted keyword I found using Keyword Discovery and Wordtracker.
I also just installed a SEO plugin for my blog, and still in the process of adding meta descriptions/keywords for every page. Quite tedious...only done so for the most recent posts.
Do you want your code reviewed for errors or improvements?
Who is your target audience? Think about:
Nationality Anyone who can speak and read English
Age Range Late teens to working adults
Income/Education level Any level, mainly towards those who are interested in establishing another source of income through the Internet
Likes/Dislikes People who have been "exploited...cheated...misled" by those sales pitches out there. People who dislike those long, bombastic sales letters.
The more you tell us about your target audience, the better. We don't know them- you do!
My main target audience is basically anyone who is looking to establish a small online business and is really confused by what they are seeing out there, or not sure where to start off.
I'm also targeting people who have spent thousands attending courses, buying ebooks but have yet to earn back the money because they are just taking in information but not putting them into action.
Why is your site different from sites selling/offering similar info/goods/services? Why will someone want to do business you?
A majority of the sites I have seen so far are just recommending one internet marketing eBook/course after another, getting them to click on the affiliate links they have posted on their sites. But they never really show them how to settle down on whatever they have brought, and putting those techniques they learnt into action. They just keep cramming newbies/noobs with more information they already brought/have, and getting money out of them in the process.
My blog aims to help recommend at most 2 Internet Marketing eBooks that I have found to be effective and still using myself. On top of that I aim to give information on how to handle information overload (from my own experience and what I found to work for me so far), how to quickly find reliable information on Internet Marketing out there on the Internet.
I'm trying to brand my site/myself as someone who has been through what my target readers have been through, and only providing honest views, my own personal learning experiences and information to help my readers, and not one who is just trying to sell them something.
How important is usability?
Is my site easy to navigate?
Does the links to the various parts of my site bring visitors to what they think they are being brought to?
Is the information posted, my style of writing, too long winded? Will most visitors want to read through the entire post and give their thoughts/comments on it?
The posts I written, are they easy to understand? Am I able to bring across the message through my writing?
Will people want to read through the information I presented?
What is the purpose of the site? (inform, sell, online community, support B&M business, contact info only, etc)
Basically to build up trust amongst my readers, and recommend/sell them the internet marketing eBooks/hosting/tools I am using, through affiliate links.
By middle of August, I will have a free report up for download to collect email contacts, build up my list, and eventually introduce subscribers through my email about the Network Marketing program I am in.
Do you want design suggestions?
Yes please. Especially the portion about the way information is presented on my blog. Font of readable size?
Thanks in advance!
Edited by Kai2810, 07 July 2007 - 01:55 AM.