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Created: 2013-12-03 16:56:27
lonelliott
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Here is a new referral site I threw together last night. What does everyone think?

http://get-a-ps4-for-free.blogspot.com/
Lon http://gear-4-free.blogspot.com
lonelliott
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Any feed back at all is appreciated.
Lon http://gear-4-free.blogspot.com
elctro12
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I haven't looked at the site, however when you add (-)'s or numbers in your domain name or subdomain name in this case it really effects the ranking in search engines. The best thing you can do is to make sure your domain is listed in popular engines before you go to far in development. It it doesn't rank, you have to bring pure traffic which will prove to be harder.

Good luck!
lonelliott
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My goal is a blog farm of a few hundred. All with Points2Shop links, adsense and Amazon affiliate links. To start, they will be on blogger, but in the future I will migrate them to my own hosted servers and WP blogs.
Lon http://gear-4-free.blogspot.com
jayfs
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I would suggest having more information on your homepage. Right now, all that I see is a generic picture of a Playstation 4 with a bunch of referral links.

When you're making a referral website you have to really get into the minds of your potential referrals. Obviously a very expensive Playstation 4 is not something people just hand out without a catch somewhere.

They will ask things like:

- Who are you, and why should I trust you?
- How do I know this won't ask me for my credit card/payment information?
- Where are they getting their Playstation 4s?
- Once I join, how do I start getting my Playstation 4?
- How long will it take me to get a Playstation 4?
- Where is the proof that this works?

Your homepage MUST answer ALL of the above questions without going into complete detail. I see that you do have pages that answer some of these questions, but remember that people have short attention spans and they are lazy. Do the work for them and have the important information on the main page.

Also, the grey text links blend in too much with your site layout. On my website, I released an article about Referral Sites and why some of them don't convert (you can see it here: http://www.willtakesurveysforfood.com/why-is-my-website-not-getting-any-referrals/), and I briefly talk about the role colors have on a referral website.

Colors can be used to promote activity on your website. That's why links on professional sites are often colored with blue or red, because they are very noticeable and they often contrast with the website layout. I recommend choosing cyan, pink, or yellow as your link colors, but ONLY for the links in your post, NOT for the links your navigation bar.

Good luck! If you have any questions feel free to message me.
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lonelliott
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Thanks for that information. I plan on auto blogging these to get fresh content daily to the site. This should help with traffic also.

Great suggestions.
Lon http://gear-4-free.blogspot.com
lonelliott
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You were spot on with the Cyan Pink. Perfect color choice. Thank you. I did this a while ago then started a new job, no time for blogs and p2s. Getting back into it to make some side money. Had some decent success last time, hoping to reproduce that.

Thanks again.
Lon http://gear-4-free.blogspot.com
lonelliott
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Used some of your suggestions. Looks much better now. Much better.
Lon http://gear-4-free.blogspot.com
DarkSaber
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looks like your average spam site. Drop blogger, at least upgrade to a wordpress.com or buy a host and upload wordpress to it. You have way too little content. 1/6th of what is needed without social tags to rank decently. If you decide to stick with blogger, switch to a light theme. Dark themes are terrible for conversion sites.
lonelliott
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Just went with blogger because it was what I knew, with a plan to switch to private hosting later. Good points though.
Lon http://gear-4-free.blogspot.com

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