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    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 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.

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    it does look better and very simple, it certainly creates a better friendly easy-to-use environment for the end-users. I wish you the best!

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    I also liked the old one, but the redesign is certainly well done.
    It seems to me the ads which were shown while redirecting in the previous design no longer exists.

    I had the impression it was a good idea and wonder if you could share your experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Habaku View Post
    I also liked the old one, but the redesign is certainly well done.
    It seems to me the ads which were shown while redirecting in the previous design no longer exists.

    I had the impression it was a good idea and wonder if you could share your experience.
    I did it experimentally, and stupidly enough I don't have many reports on how it did individually. I do know that it gave me small amounts of extra cash, and definitely helped with server load (stalling usage of the proxy to disperse traffic).

    However, the old version was a little buggy and I'll be rewriting it to try in the future. I may also start selling the huge ad space to people, if anybody is interested.
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    The old template looks better IMO but I'm sure this one is bringing in more money and at the end this is the most important with proxies. I don't think people is coming to proxies because of design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hendricius View Post
    The old template looks better IMO but I'm sure this one is bringing in more money and at the end this is the most important with proxies. I don't think people is coming to proxies because of design.
    Yea, it didn't really fit the focus of my site.

    Based on the last two days with this template, my CTR has jumped 200-300%

    I'm also proud to say that Guard Tunnel is now #4 on Google for "unblock facebook", so I now own spots #3 and #4. I'll be looking to move up by the end of the summer.
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    simple and nice,
    maybe u need to adjust the adsense color,
    make it match with site....

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