Review Guard Tunnel's New Template
Well, while Guard Tunnel's old template may have been appealing, it was more or less a flop. All the extra pages and graphics weren't really used or necessary, and only added to the resource usage. The blog was also unnecessary, as people only want the proxy :p The ad placements were also very bad, so I did not get very much from them.
I have redesigned Guard Tunnel for a different focus. This template is simple and clean, with white and lots of padding. It contains a good looking form and a little image to enable SSL. The ad placements are similar to that of Unblock Facebook's, which I found to be very effective.
I have also simplified the proxified page. The bar is much smaller, only 90px, to make room for a leader board ad with the form and options next to it. Previously, I had a menu with an ad under it with a form under it - taking up a lot of space.
I start promoting this proxy again to prepare for next year. 2010 hasn't been a great year for Guard Tunnel (it was amazing for my other proxies, just not this one) with traffic dropping down. I am looking to pick it up, and this template should at least triple the ad earnings based on Unblock Facebook. Guard Tunnel is also #5 on Google for "unblock facebook" right now, so it's moving up there.