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@Jon - That's a lot more positive than I was expecting, especially as I always feel behind with my blog & content of late. The things you mentioned, with the page categories at the top to add and doing more with affiliates are both things I had wanted to do, and I'll have to make sure to interlink between posts more, too. Thank you so much for taking the time to have a look & give me your feedback - you've gone above and beyond, thank you! :)
No worries at all. Happy to help ;)
 

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don't let that offer on the right hand side with Kloudhost go to waste before the 31st!

you have no idea how much of a discount I wangled for you all!! lol
Can I take up the offer if I haven't started my blog yet? I have no content, no name, just an idea.
 

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Can I take up the offer if I haven't started my blog yet? I have no content, no name, just an idea.
The offer you see on the right for Kloudhost is ONGOING so yeah, go snap it up ;)
 

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It’s not a blog about money making, but here is mine! D; http://www.wordsbyashlie.co.uk
Design
Your colour scheme I think works really well. You make fantastic use of images throughout your home page to draw people into checking out your content. The 4 Panel Instagram feed on the right is also integrated really well. The Books / Writing / Selfcare options at the top seem to give me the same content no matter which I choose so you may need to look into that.

Content
I found your blog posts well written with good use of images throughout. I think you might be missing a trick by not including more amazon affiliate links in your review type posts. The 'You may also enjoy' feature at the bottom of the posts is very clever and a great way of keeping the reader engaged.

Thoughts for the future
You need to interlink your posts a bit more within the content and also maybe bring in a better menu system that breaks up the categories a bit clearer but apart from that keep doing what you're doing as you are already heading in the right direction with 99% of it ;)
 

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Design
Your colour scheme I think works really well. You make fantastic use of images throughout your home page to draw people into checking out your content. The 4 Panel Instagram feed on the right is also integrated really well. The Books / Writing / Selfcare options at the top seem to give me the same content no matter which I choose so you may need to look into that.

Content
I found your blog posts well written with good use of images throughout. I think you might be missing a trick by not including more amazon affiliate links in your review type posts. The 'You may also enjoy' feature at the bottom of the posts is very clever and a great way of keeping the reader engaged.

Thoughts for the future
You need to interlink your posts a bit more within the content and also maybe bring in a better menu system that breaks up the categories a bit clearer but apart from that keep doing what you're doing as you are already heading in the right direction with 99% of it ;)
Thanks Jon, will read up on affiliate links and sort out my categories! :D
 
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Hi, I'm new here but have been blogging since late last year. Any feedback you have for me would be much apprecaited!

www.thesroad.com
 

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Hi, I'm new here but have been blogging since late last year. Any feedback you have for me would be much apprecaited!

www.thesroad.com
Sorry for the slight delay

Been away all weekend and only just got back

Design
You've got a lovely clean theme running here which gives off a very slick image I think. The menu follows you nicely and the logo with its tagline make it extremely clear about the type of content you are going to find on the blog. Your sidebar makes good use the widgets. I especially like the map one where we can track where you are going (or have been). Also adding your social media channels on there right works very well, especially the Instagram one. On your blurb under each picture on the front page, I would maybe look at showing an extra sentence or two of content so readers can see what the post is about a bit more before clicking on it.

Content
Your blog posts are very well written and the pictures you are using on them are of extremely high quality and really add to the post I think and fit in well with the quality of your theme / layout. You need to interlink your content more so that when google spiders hit your site they explore it much more.

Thoughts for the future
I think your blog is rife for a section around motorbike parts which you would affiliate the heck of it
 

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Hi! Thanks for the invite to sign up here :) I've had my blog a few months now but not getting as much time as I'd like to work on it so still feel very much a newbie! Gonna be brave and add my link here, grateful for any feedback.

www.missmanypennies.com
 

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Hi! Thanks for the invite to sign up here :) I've had my blog a few months now but not getting as much time as I'd like to work on it so still feel very much a newbie! Gonna be brave and add my link here, grateful for any feedback.

www.missmanypennies.com
Hi! Thanks for the invite to sign up here :) I've had my blog a few months now but not getting as much time as I'd like to work on it so still feel very much a newbie! Gonna be brave and add my link here, grateful for any feedback.

www.missmanypennies.com
Design
You have quite a lot of white space on your blog. I would look at making better use of the widgets you can have down the right hand side. Maybe your latest social media posts or showing off the blog archive, just some more content basically before the ads come

You also need to get your logo to be bigger (the bit above the text) as it's really had to figure out what it actually is.

The font / typeface I think is excellent against the white background.

Content
Your blog posts are very well written. You make good use of images to break up the text and if needed you don't seem to be afraid to write a longer, more detailed post. You are also already linking to affiliate stuff which I think is a good move. One thing of note is that on posts like the matched betting one I had to scroll through a total of 6 ads by the time I had reached the end. That's quite a lot if i'm honest and may put some people off coming back so I would try and find more of a balance there of content vs trying to earn money from it.

Thoughts for the Future

You need to install a SSL Certificate to make your site Https: I've covered that here on Totally Blogging -

You have no 'contact' page which you need if you want opportunities to come your way!

Finally your title is
Miss Manypennies - one mum's mission to make money from home

when it should be
Miss Manypennies - One Mum's mission to make money from home
 

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Thanks very much! I know the ads are bad, I just can't get my head around it, I've got it set to auto ads (Adsense) but I can't figure out how to just make it do that but less of them without having to put ads on manually. I will have to figure it out! I will definitely add a contact page, just need to set up an email address.
Thank you so much for taking the time to look and make comments.
 

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Thanks very much! I know the ads are bad, I just can't get my head around it, I've got it set to auto ads (Adsense) but I can't figure out how to just make it do that but less of them without having to put ads on manually. I will have to figure it out! I will definitely add a contact page, just need to set up an email address.
Thank you so much for taking the time to look and make comments.
I've mentioned an ad plugin you can use for wordpress in this TotallyBlogging post - https://www.totallyblogging.com/how-to-earn-money-with-media-net/

You can specify where the ads will appear on each page just like you want ;)
 
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Sorry for the slight delay

Been away all weekend and only just got back

Design
You've got a lovely clean theme running here which gives off a very slick image I think. The menu follows you nicely and the logo with its tagline make it extremely clear about the type of content you are going to find on the blog. Your sidebar makes good use the widgets. I especially like the map one where we can track where you are going (or have been). Also adding your social media channels on there right works very well, especially the Instagram one. On your blurb under each picture on the front page, I would maybe look at showing an extra sentence or two of content so readers can see what the post is about a bit more before clicking on it.

Content
Your blog posts are very well written and the pictures you are using on them are of extremely high quality and really add to the post I think and fit in well with the quality of your theme / layout. You need to interlink your content more so that when google spiders hit your site they explore it much more.

Thoughts for the future
I think your blog is rife for a section around motorbike parts which you would affiliate the heck of it

Thanks so much. Good to see that I'm on the right track and I'll look into working on getting some affiliate links.
 

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Thanks so much. Good to see that I'm on the right track and I'll look into working on getting some affiliate links.
No worries, happy to help as always....
 

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#77

Sometimes when you start a blog it can be good to have a bit of feedback.

I feel I've been in the 'blog game' for long enough and would love to get the chance to help others out by giving them a bit of feedback about the site and the content on it.

So if you'd like to offer up your blog for review then drop the URL below and I'll do one for you!
Hi, I've run a blog for over a year however, I stopped doing it due to a lack of time because of an increase in hours at work etc. I would still appreciate it if you could review it has I would like to start a brand new blog soon all about lifestyle etc... My blog is www.runwithjordan.com.

Thank you.
 

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Hi, I've run a blog for over a year however, I stopped doing it due to a lack of time because of an increase in hours at work etc. I would still appreciate it if you could review it has I would like to start a brand new blog soon all about lifestyle etc... My blog is www.runwithjordan.com.

Thank you.
Design
You've got nice use of an infinity theme with a good header image at the top. I think your logo needs to be a bit more prominent as it doesn't stand out that much against the logo. You could make better use of the site bar and your blog seems to be quite 'ad heavy' at the moment though that may be more prominent since they don't appear to be working at the moment. How about adding some of your social media accounts on the sidebar.

Content
Your blog posts are quite varied with a not of relevant topics but I noticed quite a higher number of spelling and grammar errors so install Grammarly if I were you. The printable workout section is a really good idea, I would maybe look at charging 50p/£1 a time to access those as I think people would be happy to pay for them vs the cost of a personal trainer. Good to see you've got guest posts on there as well to mix the content up in terms of style.


Thoughts for the future
You're missing a trick not reviewing sports / running clothes and using affiliate links. People love content that is written 'from experience' and you could really convince people to buy x,y,z on a blog such as this!
 

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SideIncomeMan.com

Tutorials and guides to making some extra cash.

Happy for any feedback.

Many thanks.
 

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SideIncomeMan.com

Tutorials and guides to making some extra cash.

Happy for any feedback.

Many thanks.
Design
Your site's got a great design. Good logo at the top and excellent use of the sidebar widgets. The 'Make £50 now' I think may do more harm than good as if a new user visits your site and the first thing they see is that it may ring alarm bells for them. I think you make good use of space, even at the top with your 'follow me on instagram' thing.

Content
Your blog posts as well written. I found them easy to read and you make good use of photos throughout. Be interested to know how successful your 'free website course' page is. 17 videos is a LOT of content for people to go through on one page and I do wonder if it would work better if it was broken up a bit more. People want things short and snappy these days!

Thoughts for the future.

You need to make your site Https. Your site is offering the chance to make money but the first thing Chrome does when I get there is warn me that the site isn't secure!! (I've covered how to install a SSL here on Totally Blogging https://www.totallyblogging.com/how-to-install-an-ssl-certificate-on-your-blog/ )
 

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