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computerlessons.com.au

Discussion in 'Web Development' started by ScottNugent, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. ScottNugent

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    OK, well if you think it would be good I will make a youtube account when I have time.
     
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    Youtube : with either WP plugin Smart Youtube or YouTube Embed
     
  3. ScottNugent

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    Hello Everybody!

    I have had almost no time due to a variety of factors, but I won't discuss these here.

    On the site I have done almost nothing unfortunately! Due to lack of updates on my part, I have temporarily pulled the site with a "Relaunching soon". I have done this, as I have two weeks school holidays coming up in a few weeks, in which I will make a BIG PUSH towards a proper, good quality computer tutorial site.

    My questions for the moment are:
    • Should I leave the old (crappy) site up for now? Instead of "relaunching soon"?
    • What tutorials would YOU like to see on the site? I would love EVERY SUGGESTION you come up with; I will endeavour to do as much as I can and would love to help you on this.

    Thanks so much.
    Scott
     
  4. ScottNugent

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    OK holidays! Got some work but hoping to get a big push done on the site if time permits!
     
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    Just posted an update in a new thread due to a major overhaul of the site! Check it out!

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    Late July Update

    Hey All,

    So the site is going pretty well I think, it's got a fair bit of content on there (which has been a struggle, last few weeks have been hectic) which is good. I'm getting a consistent aprrox. 200-300 visits a month which could improve but I'm happy. :)

    I'm planning on more content, quizzes, and videos as time progresses; I think my next item will be a HTML/CSS video (don't quote me on that! :p).

    I've also added some Adsense code in the sidebar; not much but something for now.

    Would love your opinions guys, advice, tips, recommendations, questions, arguments, criticisms, or feedback! Look forward to hearing from you! :D

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    Hey Scott - you're definitely getting there! Well done.

    Good to see you have some Adsense in there - however I would have a play with this and get it right for your site. Talking colour, size, placement etc. Maybe look at putting a banner across the top .....

    Also now that you are running Adsense, you'll need to put a "Privacy Policy" in there. In case you haven't got one, here is a "generator":

    http://www.serprank.com/privacy-policy-generator/index.php

    And where is your facebook link? ;)
    .
     
  8. ScottNugent

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    Thanks :D

    Yes, I must fix that up it looks quite dodgy, it was something I did in literally 3 minutes the other day. And yes, I was considering a banner but thought it might be too... blatant. But if you think so, I'll put that in!

    Oh yes I forgot about that, thanks! Handy generator :)

    Facebook page? You mean the one I just made and need everybody to like for me? :) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Computer-Lessons-Australia/247461941938802?v=wall
     
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    Liked :)

    Also, ads wise I would recommend something above the fold, and also ads within the content will perform better.
     
  10. ScottNugent

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    Update

    Today, I did a bit more with Adsense and posted an article about TweetDeck, which I personally love. Anyone with multiple twitter accounts should look into it! :)
     
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    Update

    More adsense added in my single post page!!! Now just to actually get some clicks....
     
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    Just a quick suggestion. Try making the 728x90 banner at the top text only. Should give you a much better chance for a click. Also why not make the vertical banner on rhs bigger?
     
  13. ScottNugent

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    Thanks DavidL! I just changed the top add to text only, so hopefully I generate some clicks. I also widened the add in the sidebar to 200px from 120px. Hopefully this is also beneficial.

    Update

    I generated my first adsense revenue today! Looking forward to further developing the site!
     
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    Hey Scott, you're definitely getting there. Well done. :)

    Congratulations on earning some money too!

    Some comments / observations:

    1. Weren't you going to do a Facebook button? You've blogged about social media, so perhaps you should have one somewhere prominent.

    2. You don't have any leaderboard Adsense on any of your other pages.

    3. Your text looks a bit strange on a couple of your posts. This is because it is "justified". Example is on your Facebook post:

    "Keep an eye on all our social media, including facebook and YouTube"

    Keep plugging away!
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    Thanks! :)

    1. I totally forgot! I will add social media links tonight or tomorrow!

    2. Can you explain this a bit better thanks? I have adsense on the bottom of my single post pages, where else should I put it? I'm a bit wary of overdoing it.

    3. So it does! The endless perils of justification + short sentences. Will change tonight.

    Cheers
     
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    All taken care of I think! Social media links now in sidebar (facebook, twitter, youtube); adsense adds on all pages/single posts, and category pages; now left aligned!
     
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    Good one!

    Here's an example of what I meant about ads on all pages. Go to http://www.computerlessons.com.au/the-coding-series/

    No ad up the top or bottom.
     
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    Ah ok! Well there is an ad down the bottom of that page, but I just added one on the top as well.

    And now a wide Adsense ad in the footer on ALL pages. :)
     
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    Did that Scott. In the process, I discovered a small glitch. Your "clock" on your site is not running on Australian time. I posted at 6.49am today,
    yet it shows me posting at 8.49pm on 3rd August. Not a big deal, but something that would be easy to fix.
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