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    HistoryofThings.com - Please review

    Hi all!

    I've been working on a new project with a few other NB members these last couple of weeks:

    History of Things

    Can you please post a few comments on it?

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    Nice! interesting articles there, I just read a few and I don't even read the articles on my own sites

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    Quote Originally Posted by DomainMagnate View Post
    Nice! interesting articles there, I just read a few and I don't even read the articles on my own sites
    Thx Michael!

    Well, I've a few more to publish, in fact I've learned a few things from those as well, which means Andy's doing a great job.

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    2 tiny remarks:

    1 I found the 'home' link very difficult to find
    2 I hope google won't penalize you for the terrible translations

    Other than that, it's a great site Bruno. Nice graphics too. I am looking forward to see more interesting articles.

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    Thx a lot for your comments!

    Quote Originally Posted by Loko View Post

    1 I found the 'home' link very difficult to find
    This means people will click elsewhere... (/me acts innocent)

    Quote Originally Posted by Loko View Post
    2 I hope google won't penalize you for the terrible translations
    I use G translation services, so, if they penalize it I kick their but.

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    Not bad.

    Just out of interest - who helped you construct this new venture?

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    Well, I must say the concept itself is GREAT. I admire it but the site is not really meeting this great idea.

    Positives -

    A nice header
    Good content

    Negatives -

    Bad placement of adsense on top. It is very disappointing when a visitors finds adsense right at the opening of a site or blog. You may want to adjust the top adsense.

    Agreed with Loko. It's better to go for a clear navigation so that they feel like coming again. Not like. they click on adsense and got frowned with a ad page; of course won't like to come again (I won't be at least)

    Sidebars can be better. The latest history section can come just above the "Histories of"

    I hope you won't mind my suggestions. It's all up to you to accept or reject

    Cheers for a good concept again.
    SEO girl...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    Not bad.

    Thx Charles!
    Just out of interest - who helped you construct this new venture?
    F-GD designed the header, I've designed the WP theme and Andy is writing the articles.
    I still have hundreds of articles ready to be written.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChillingBreeze View Post
    Well, I must say the concept itself is GREAT. I admire it but the site is not really meeting this great idea.

    Positives -

    A nice header
    Good content

    Negatives -

    Bad placement of adsense on top. It is very disappointing when a visitors finds adsense right at the opening of a site or blog. You may want to adjust the top adsense.

    Agreed with Loko. It's better to go for a clear navigation so that they feel like coming again. Not like. they click on adsense and got frowned with a ad page; of course won't like to come again (I won't be at least)

    Sidebars can be better. The latest history section can come just above the "Histories of"

    I hope you won't mind my suggestions. It's all up to you to accept or reject

    Cheers for a good concept again.
    Thx a lot! I appreciate your comments and very honest review.
    Well, the overall idea is having a good CTR there, I use this type of layout all over my sites and get a very good amount of clicks, of course this means less returning visitors, but well...
    I might tweak it for a few months 'till I have some decent traffic, or maybe show the top unit only to certain referrals (SE's).

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    I like your site very much.

    The right side ad placement is good. I actually (accidentaly) clicked it. But maybe the left side should be similar. Put the latest histories up, and ads down. I didn't like the placement of the center ad. Though, I don't know where you should put it.

    The translation was horrible. (Not your fault, but anyway...) I had to read the english version, to be able to understand the finnish version.

    The content of your site is very good. I liked that you put lots of pictures, to each article.

    Good luck with your site.

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    Thank you very much for the comments.
    In fact I might need to tweak that top ad unit later on, and start publishing some of the articles I have laying on my desktop.

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