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Offline Ron Killian

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Rip it up...
« on: July 16, 2014, 02:16:44 PM »
Okay, I had a domain I wasn't really using. I originally set it up as  a membership site, but never did get really excited about it. And afterwards, seemed even less of a good idea.

So, I came up with a better idea, I think...

Love to hear some feedback, if it's a useful site, easy to use, easy to navigate, ect.

Yes, I have some design tweaks here and there, don't really need that part, just looking for over all impressions.

Here is is: http://www.quickimvideos.com

Be as honest as you want, you won't hurt my feelings :)



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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 03:39:41 PM »
I still owe you a review on the product you sent me.  But my take of this site:

* Put the optin above the social network buttons.  Getting them on your list should be your #1 goal. 

* Since your header menu moves as they scroll down the page no need to put the video categories down on the side.

* Missing about me, contact and legal pages (since you are promoting affiliate products and your own site).

The content is good.

Jerome

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2014, 07:16:31 PM »
Hi Ron!

I think that it is a great idea, and I love the site. And, I am definitely not an expert but...

Are you trying to take in too much territory though? I mean starting up an wide variety of topics like an authority site, rather than drilling down into one or two of those niches.

IM is a pretty broad market and may be a little difficult to hold your prospects' interest on all of the different topics once you get them on your list.

We all talk about narrowing the focus, of "going deep instead of wide" as a success strategy for new ventures.

Just saying... What do I know? :)

I think you have something there.

Al

Okay, I had a domain I wasn't really using. I originally set it up as  a membership site, but never did get really excited about it. And afterwards, seemed even less of a good idea.

So, I came up with a better idea, I think...

Love to hear some feedback, if it's a useful site, easy to use, easy to navigate, ect.

Yes, I have some design tweaks here and there, don't really need that part, just looking for over all impressions.

Here is is: http://www.quickimvideos.com

Be as honest as you want, you won't hurt my feelings :)

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 12:51:10 AM »
I still owe you a review on the product you sent me.  But my take of this site:

* Put the optin above the social network buttons.  Getting them on your list should be your #1 goal. 

* Since your header menu moves as they scroll down the page no need to put the video categories down on the side.

* Missing about me, contact and legal pages (since you are promoting affiliate products and your own site).

The content is good.

Jerome

Thanks for the input Jerome. Will look into what you mentioned. Like I said, there are a bunch of little things I need to do. Kind of a less important side project.

As for the review, that WSO was posted and done some time ago. I tried waiting for you, but had to run with it. Took the reviews I had and put it up. Thanks to the folks who gave me reviews, it was greatly appreciated!

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2014, 12:57:09 AM »
Hi Ron!

I think that it is a great idea, and I love the site. And, I am definitely not an expert but...

Are you trying to take in too much territory though? I mean starting up an wide variety of topics like an authority site, rather than drilling down into one or two of those niches.

IM is a pretty broad market and may be a little difficult to hold your prospects' interest on all of the different topics once you get them on your list.

We all talk about narrowing the focus, of "going deep instead of wide" as a success strategy for new ventures.

Just saying... What do I know? :)

I think you have something there.

Al

Okay, I had a domain I wasn't really using. I originally set it up as  a membership site, but never did get really excited about it. And afterwards, seemed even less of a good idea.

So, I came up with a better idea, I think...

Love to hear some feedback, if it's a useful site, easy to use, easy to navigate, ect.

Yes, I have some design tweaks here and there, don't really need that part, just looking for over all impressions.

Here is is: http://www.quickimvideos.com

Be as honest as you want, you won't hurt my feelings :)

Thanks for the kind words Al. Appreciated. It's a work in progress.

Ya, I might be covering a little too much, you could be right, but I'm going to go with it for now, plus gives me a number of sub niches to hit. Domain wasn't earning it's keep anyways.

Most importantly, and surprisingly, it's a little tough to find that many quality video's on youtube for one given niche. Really wish Vimeo had more, but they don't.

Speaking of which, think I need to do some updates. :)

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Re: Rip it up...
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2014, 08:50:47 PM »
Hi Ron,

I went to this site when you first posted and found it very intimidating...a little overwhelming. It looked to me like a site like CNN or something. I didn't really know where to start so I left.

There is soooo much good content I couldn't decide where to start and thought, maybe, I didn't have the time to spent on the site it deserve; so I backed out.

I would like to see a way through design to funnel my attention. Maybe a menu of "concerns" with a direct link to each section. There's an awful lot there an it seems that all of it is great.  (Note - I just saw this kind of thing on the bottom. I'll go to your site again and run through a few of those.

My first impression was of supreme professionalism. Maybe I just needed it dumbed down a little for me?? - MM

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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2014, 08:55:22 PM »
OK - second thoughts. The video titles don't always tell me what I want to know before I invest time in watching them. So, I'd create better titles - more descriptive.

Also, I don't see "YOU" on the site or any guidance by Ron. There's got to be a way to insert your unique wisdom and spin to the site. It seems so massive that I could use a little guidance as a visitor.

Good luck for continued success. - MM

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2014, 02:26:09 AM »
Ron -
For a domain you weren't really using, you have a page rank 6. 6!  Wowee!  Google seems to be very happy with it. 

This is really a fascinating case study.  I'd love to know how the numbers look in Google Webmaster tools.  Are you getting a lot of traffic?  Judging from the Alexa rank, it must be pretty good. 

Only one visible ad on the homepage, and a few in the internal pages. (They are very attention grabbing, though.)

The PR of 6 is quite impressive, but your backlink profile was a bit surprising. 

According to Majestic, you've got 443 external backlinks from 2 referring domains on 2 IPs.  Most of those links look to be since June of this year, and mostly from the Warrior Forum.   

Ahrefs has you at 4000 backlinks from 4 domains.  Not a lot of link diversity there.  The anchor text diversity was even more surprising - 50% of the anchor texts were "access 60+ IM videos $1" and 50% were "internet marketing videos."

Your Moz domain authority is 16/100, and the homepage is 1/100.  Moz rank is 0.  Yet the PR is 6.   

The subtitle for the site still says, "Just another Wordpress site."  Also, the copyright date still says 2013.

Many alt tags are missing. 

Most of the written articles are very short - not the 500+ words the "gurus" are constantly hammering.

I hope I am not coming across as critical - I am mostly fascinated.  There are so many things "wrong" (according to the gurus), but I'll bet the site is doing very well.  If it's not doing as well as you had hoped, it would be very interesting to see what happens with a little more anchor text diversity.

I realize you were asking more about usability and user experience, but once I starting digging into the analysis, I couldn't stop. 

From the standpoint of user experience, I think it's visually appealing.  There is a lot of interesting content on it.  Do you have a plan for where you want to go from here? 



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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2014, 04:08:33 AM »
Hi Teri

Really enjoyed your study of Ron's domain.

Thanks for taking the time to share your findings.

Jim

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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2014, 02:35:27 AM »
Sorry I have not replied sooner. Got caught up in online biz and offline stuff. Not enough time in the day :)

OK - second thoughts. The video titles don't always tell me what I want to know before I invest time in watching them. So, I'd create better titles - more descriptive.

Also, I don't see "YOU" on the site or any guidance by Ron. There's got to be a way to insert your unique wisdom and spin to the site. It seems so massive that I could use a little guidance as a visitor.

Good luck for continued success. - MM

Thank you MM for this reply and the previous. I will look at what you mentioned. You comments are appreciated. Part of it is obviously, I have not spent much time on it yet. Just wanted to get something up as the domain wasn't doing much anyways.

Gotta pencil in some time to fix it up :)

Thanks again.

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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2014, 02:52:57 AM »
Ron -
For a domain you weren't really using, you have a page rank 6. 6!  Wowee!  Google seems to be very happy with it. 

This is really a fascinating case study.  I'd love to know how the numbers look in Google Webmaster tools.  Are you getting a lot of traffic?  Judging from the Alexa rank, it must be pretty good. 

Only one visible ad on the homepage, and a few in the internal pages. (They are very attention grabbing, though.)

The PR of 6 is quite impressive, but your backlink profile was a bit surprising. 

According to Majestic, you've got 443 external backlinks from 2 referring domains on 2 IPs.  Most of those links look to be since June of this year, and mostly from the Warrior Forum.   

Ahrefs has you at 4000 backlinks from 4 domains.  Not a lot of link diversity there.  The anchor text diversity was even more surprising - 50% of the anchor texts were "access 60+ IM videos $1" and 50% were "internet marketing videos."

Your Moz domain authority is 16/100, and the homepage is 1/100.  Moz rank is 0.  Yet the PR is 6.   

The subtitle for the site still says, "Just another Wordpress site."  Also, the copyright date still says 2013.

Many alt tags are missing. 

Most of the written articles are very short - not the 500+ words the "gurus" are constantly hammering.

I hope I am not coming across as critical - I am mostly fascinated.  There are so many things "wrong" (according to the gurus), but I'll bet the site is doing very well.  If it's not doing as well as you had hoped, it would be very interesting to see what happens with a little more anchor text diversity.

I realize you were asking more about usability and user experience, but once I starting digging into the analysis, I couldn't stop. 

From the standpoint of user experience, I think it's visually appealing.  There is a lot of interesting content on it.  Do you have a plan for where you want to go from here?

I am with Jim, thanks for the in-depth analysis.

Did not realize it was a PR6. Don't pay attention to PR for many years now, doesn't seem to really mean much, except for bragging rights :)

I've had the domain for some time, so I don't remember all that I've done with SEO/backlinks, ect. Don't think it was much. Mostly as you noticed, was the WF. The one anchor text was for the previous project, so there seems to be old data out there yet.

Site doesn't get a ton of traffic, but it is steady. Not that many ad clicks yet. Though I am using a new ad rotator, don't have total confidence in it yet, so I should check my affiliate stats. Plus, yes I need to put more ads on, some pages don't have any.

And yes I really do need to do more (better) SEO. Kind of wanted to see if it was going to work, if it was a good idea before I put too much into it. Just seemed to fit the domain okay and since video has been hot for years now, seemed like a good idea. Might not be my first good (bad) idea.

There is not much "content", as I am just posting video's from youtube. Lazy, some what automated project. An experiment. Not like the old set up was making money anyways.

Again, I appreciated the comments. You were not too critical at all, what I wanted, honest feedback. Shouldn't be posting in the feedback section if you can't take the truth :)