Reader's Blog: Reapplicant

I know I have not been using for a while now but as I know it's something you like I am encouraged again with this and this time I launch with the blog of friend Sergio (aka Dominate the world ): Re-applicant .

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One of the things that first attract attention when visiting [196590] 07] Reaplicante is his good design, very professional but personally I love the contrast offered by the totally personal and carefree treatment of it, with great personality . The nice theme ( Nexus, from Elegant Themes ) helps with a really big and colorful last-minute carousel, nice effects on the menus and a clean and broad design, which invites to read. I like less the treatment that makes the highlighted images the simple entry view, too big for my taste, but this is already a matter of that, of tastes.

Regarding the content, you can see that Sergio is dedicated to the web positioning because not only the headlines, well developed and " SEO friendly " but the content, quality and based on their professional experience

Logically, and precisely because of his specialization, he is a WordPress lover which is clearly evident in the good articles he dedicates to our beloved CMS.

And now, as it has been custom in me, I will give you some unsolicited free advice, because as always, at the blacksmith's house wooden spoon :

  • Translate the subject and other elements of the blog, something that seems to have been half-baked, there are parts of it translated and others not (hom e, posted by, read more, author, comments, etc, etc). It is also striking in the cookie warning system, being a blog eminently for Spanish-speaking audiences while all messages are in English, losing their meaning. The theme is prepared for translation through .po and .mo files, so it does not make sense not to use a few minutes more to offer a fully integrated browsing experience.
  • The really precious and useful theme originally has a large space for advertising in the header area, which in this case does not use, but leaves too much free space at the top, meaningless. It would be nice to modify the height of that block in the stylesheet to focus more on the first scroll in the content
  • The floating box for sharing the entries in networks is demeaning with the uniform and beautiful design of the theme, as well as being repetitive since It has buttons to share in the bio box at the end of each entry. Something should also be done with those "Pin it" buttons wandering around.
  • There is a lack of navigation through labels, and that of categories is not in the most accessible place. Labels and categories are not elements to satisfy organizational hobbies of the blogger but valuable navigation resources for the visitor that, in this case, are not available in the case of labels and are only at the bottom for the categories. A choice that would improve usability would be to offer these resources in the navigation bar, next to the search engine, above elements more than " branding ".
  • I find rare the distribution of the menu items superior and lower. It makes more sense that in the upper part there are those that have to do directly with the reader, that add value (Tags, Categories – even if it is in a drop-down -, guest author, even contact would enter there), and leave the rest for the part lower. It would also improve, by hierarchy, the positioning of labels and categories.
  • The images used in the entries, when they are linked, link to the attachment, losing the focus of the main content, especially when opening in the same window. It would be much better, even for SEO, to completely dispense with the use of attachments (thus avoiding the creation of additional urls that compete with the main permalink), and always linking to the file, if possible in a new tab, but preferably through a Lightbox pop-up system.
  • I would dispense with the visual comment editor, it does not contribute much, it consumes resources and does not fit into the overall design. Also, that does not fit to offer icons to add formats and then display the list of HTML tags, gives a strange feeling of blog geek and children at the same time.

Well, and I stop, that there are always little details, and it is very common in web professionals dedicate all the attention to the clients, leaving aside the blog itself, but Sergio is a great professional, which I have always trusted and recommend and should give him a meneillo to its own space, because it has content of great quality for which it must offer its best face.

It does not leave to chance, of course, the positioning of the blog itself, with a good choice of the " goals ", a simple but well focused and distributed sitemap, a well structured topic with a well-crafted content, in which it does not neglect almost no detail.

It only lacks, under my humble point of view, dedicates I spent a little time with those other elements that also help, and I know that he takes them into account for his clients but in his personal blog he has left a little careless for my taste.

Well Sergio, I hope you do not kill me for doing this . I owed you a visit, and you know I always like to help, that's what my blog is about.

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Reader's Blog: Lumbreras Design

Well, in this erratic becoming of mine to show readers' blogs, today I have made a random leap to introduce you to Lumbreras Design a blog whose main content is to publish guides, tricks and tutorials on design graphic

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Reader's Blog: Golfizta • WordPress Help

Look where it has occurred to me to start a section in which, without order or warning, totally random from the profiles of the comments that you leave, I will show blogs from the readers of Ayuda WordPress. [19659002] Do not expect brainy analysis or technical reviews the idea is that you know the blog (made with WordPress, of course) of the readers of WordPress Help nothing more and nothing less.

To start I invite you to know Golfizta Enrique Ortegón's blog, where he has been publishing his impressions about his surroundings, links to interesting sites and posts of free webmaster help and resources .

If you think it's okay, you can suggest in the comments aspects that you can improve on your blog, so this silly idea that I've had is useful. I begin …

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The Writing Zone • WordPress Help

Today we have a new Blog analysis made by WordPress Help . These reviews are made from the point of view of the examiner, his criteria and tastes, and his primary intention is to help improve the blogs analyzed.

I continue with the requests made in the FB when finished with these we start with those requested in the comments of the blog.

This time we address The Writing Zone .

If you like the analysis you can comment on your blog, or right here, and if you do not like it too, of course.

  • Blog name: The Writing Zone
  • Tagline: Information from another point of view
  • URL: http: //thewritingzone.net
  • Temática : Opinion and Actuality
  • Keywords: news, politics, society, news, writing
  • Pagerank: 2
  • Alexa Rank : 214.008
  • Technorati Autority: 66
  • Errors W3C html: 155
  • W3C Errors css: 0
  • Theme: Vertigo
  • Screenshot:

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Review

It is difficult for me to speak objectively about The Writing Zone because, apart from a good friend, David Táboas is a great blogger who applies all his knowledge and will to the blog.

About the template is really fantastic. If the original theme is already good, they have taken it to another level, reaching a degree of personalization that we would say PERFECT . There are no mistakes, everything is in place and well organized. Particularly striking is the personalization of the individual pages and especially the attractiveness of the sidebar.

But the best thing about The Writing Zone is the content . They talk about current events, politics and Internet-related issues, with sections to be highlighted, such as La Pifia de la Semana where they show the worst of current events around us. Another extremely interesting section is the one of tutorials, in which I would highlight the recent work of Decalogue of the Good Article of the best that I have seen in the network and downloadable in PDF.

As for the writing Both David and Jesus demonstrate a good command of writing. If anything is missing a more colloquial and direct to the reader, that provokes their opinion, since the posts are often too closed, leaving little room for opinion. They lack in my opinion that direct deal that Diego also explains .

To improve the popularization of the blog, also is missing a greater profusion of links to related posts from other blogs of his niche that, although difficult to position because of the restricted topic, could help improve the dissemination of its great content.

Otherwise, nothing more to say. The Writing Zone is a blog with an outstanding aspect, very interesting and well written content good use of advertising and adequate navigation resources. It only remains to generate attention because it has nothing to envy to great blogs and more known.

Rating

  • Theme: 7/10
  • Personalization: 9/10
  • Use of plugins: 8 / 10
  • Content: 9/10
  • Editorial: 9/10
  • Readability: 8/10
  • Navigation: 9/10
  • Advertising: 7/10

Visit The Writing Zone

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Next Games • WordPress Help

After a short break, I bring a new Blog analysis made by WordPress Help . These reviews are made from the point of view of the examiner, his criteria and tastes, and his primary intention is to help improve the blogs analyzed.

I continue with the requests made in the FB when finished with these we start with those requested in the comments of the blog.

This time we discuss Next Games .

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  • Blog name: Next Games
  • Tagline: Because there's always something new to play
  • URL: http: / /next-games.net/blog/
  • Temática: Video games
  • Keywords: video games, xbox 360, wii, ps3, pc, ds
  • Pagerank: 0
  • Alexa Rank: 1,518,546
  • Technorati Autority: 19
  • Errors W3C html: 139
  • Errors W 3C css: 0
  • Theme: BlueBlog EN
  • Capture:

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Review

Relatively recently ] Next Games began its journey in the network. Since December 2007 it offers news and information about the world of video games both for console and for computer.

The first thing that would encourage the author to change is the template . Despite being a good theme, and being translated, does not offer the best that a topical site can show . There are other templates, type magazine they are called, that would be more appropriate to the theme of the blog, and incidentally gain many integers in the presentation.

Meanwhile, I recommend translate the WordPress version and thus show all the contents in Spanish, because not everything is in the template (dates, sidebar, etc). In this post we explained how translate WordPress .

The next thing I go into is the organization of the blog . In this aspect there is duplication of Categories and Tags . My advice is to leave a few categories that serve as "index of matters" treated in the blog, and then classify with the Tags. It will gain space in the sidebar and navigation will be more useful.

It would also add a way to show the last comments, because the blog gives a lot to participation, and we must encourage it even more. Likewise, I would organize the sidebar in full, maybe like this:

Services to the reader

  1. About …
  2. RSS Subscription (currently invisible)
  3. Recent Posts
  4. Recent comments
  5. ] Tags
  6. Popular entries
  7. Sections

Interesting links

  1. Friends blogs
  2. Affiliates

Other resources

With this you gain in organization and the blog is more navigable.

In the aspect of RSS it has no associated feed Feedburner and would be advisable to have a visibility of the evolution of its subscribers and be able act accordingly when the blog is more popular.

Focusing on the content, it's really interesting, full of visual resources that will be appreciated by the gamers, and well written. Yes, I have missed a typeface that facilitates reading, use of bold to highlight keywords and, above all, links to sources . Surely he has them, because I do not think he finds out about the novelties by infused science, so "you have to always put the sources". In passing the blog is socialized and return visits are obtained, trackbacks etc. It is more ethical and helps the SEO of the blog . He uses them from time to time but not as a routine.

Basically it is a blog with many possibilities, a good blogger and that deals with a niche that attracts a lot of interest. The problem is that it is a very tight niche in the network and it is difficult to distinguish. An appealing aspect, novel material and good resources for the reader (downloads area, tricks, etc.), can throw it like foam. That, and some time.

Finally, recommend that you host the blog in the main domain instead of in the Blog folder. Unless you have thought about a specific project for the domain, redirection is not understood, in addition to not being necessary.

Rating

  • Theme: 5/10
  • Personalization: 4/10
  • Use of plugins: 4/10
  • Content: 6/10
  • Editorial: 7/10
  • Readability: 6/10
  • Navigation: 5/10
  • Advertising: 6/10

Visit Next Games

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Reader's Blog: Have a nice time

New Blog analysis done by WordPress Help . These reviews are made from the point of view of the examiner, his criteria and tastes, and his primary intention is to help improve the blogs analyzed.

I continue with the requests made in the FB when I finish with these we start with the ones requested in the comments of the blog.

This time we address Que la pases lindo! .

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  • Blog name: Have a nice time!
  • Tagline: We are few and we know each other a lot
  • URL: [19659009] http://www.quelapaseslindo.com.ar/
  • Subject: Opinion and Internet
  • Keywords: youtube, technology, movies, games, humor
  • Pagerank: 5
  • Alexa Rank: 43,134
  • Technorati Autority: 139
  • Errors W3C html: 21
  • W3C Errors css: 0
  • Theme: Custom
  • Screenshot:

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Review

The blog of ] Milton is a perfect example of a personal blog that knows how to conquer its visitors. Giving his vision of the life that surrounds him has achieved in the two years of life of the blog.

Uses a personalized template in light tones that helps reading and quick identification of the contents. The sidebar is very well organized and visible with the basic elements available and in good placement. Only the usual button is missing to incite to subscribe to your RSS but it has been corrected with a link in the top navigation bar. If anything as a suggestion, would be more visible by capitalizing text .

Content is king in the blog and with a varied offer of curiosities, opinions personal and topical news manages to catch the visitor, getting a very high participation in their entries. The fact that his posts lack almost localisms (Milton is Argentine), but not so the main links, even the tagline of the blog has attracted my attention. It is not a fault or much less but I found it curious. It is clear that most of the audience will be from Argentina, but always is grateful that the content is suitable for Spanish-speaking visitors from around the world.

What if would improve the template is that the text was justified complete instead of aligned to the left, next to the good organization of the sidebar would give a more orderly and overall aspect . On the other hand, I see that uses too many categories which denotes the lack of use of Tags which would not only help a better hierarchy of the blog's theme, but also its positioning , although by the good statistics of the site this does not seem to be very necessary. In any case is a piece of advice that can provide better identify the theme of the blog.

The only failure of the blog interface is not in the template but in the plugin used for the form of contact since is not translated into Spanish.

In another order of things, I especially liked the declaration of the comment form an example to follow: [19659029] Take care of your language. Think 2 more minutes your comment and replace that puteada by constructive criticism. Any discrimination, insult, comment that does not contribute anything, or SPAM, will be erased. If you have any doubts, read this. Thank you.

In summary it is a very interesting blog, which is a pleasure to read and comment with the author, an example for the Hispanic blogosphere, and that nobody could venture his success reading the first post of the same, a true madness 😀

Rating

  • Theme: 7/10
  • Personalization: 9/10
  • Use of plugins: 5/10
  • Content: 7 / 10
  • Editorial: 7/10
  • Readability: 8/10
  • Navigation: 7/10
  • Publicity: 7/10

Visit Have a nice time!

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Reader's Blog: uLove-TeCh • WordPress Help

New Blog analysis done by WordPress Help . These reviews are made from the point of view of the examiner, his criteria and tastes, and his primary intention is to help improve the blogs analyzed.

I continue with the requests made in the FB when finished with these we start with those requested in the comments of the blog.

This time we address uLove-TeCh .

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  • Blog name: uLofe-TeCh
  • Tagline: Learn how to make money online
  • URL: www. ulove-tech.com
  • Subject: Earn Money Online
  • Keywords: earn money online, seo, positioning, marketing, blogs, google, adsense, earn money online, earn money
  • Pagerank: 4
  • Alexa Rank: 150.425
  • Technorati Autority: 346 [19659007] Errors W3C html: 99
  • Errors W3C css: 0
  • Theme: Daleri Selection 1.0 (custom)
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    Review

    uLove-TeCh is a blog whose main content is the promotion and profit making with blogs and that's what its content is based on. In addition to tutorials and guides, Andrea executes each and every one of her own recommendations to earn money online . That is why here you will find all the techniques of positioning, making money and SEO and having.

    There is a profusion of memes, promotions of gifts to comment, reciprocal links, advertising of referrals , sponsored links, link loves, sale of links etc.

    Use a template of Andreas Viklund great designer who, nevertheless does not seem the most appropriate for your blog (Andrea, have you chosen her because her name is like yours? 😀). This template is very flat, without great navigation possibilities although very clear to read.

    In spite of my bad impression of it, the personalization that has made of it is commendable and I found it hard to recognize her despite being an old acquaintance of my times in WordPress.com .

    What she does need is an urgent revision, mainly in the translation of some aspects (index.php, comments.php and some other file). There are parts translated and others not, and this does not facilitate the visit to the reader, primarily Spanish speaking. The version of WordPress is also not translated, and this a priori does not seem to be a problem for the blogger if it is handled well with English if it is when resources are offered on the blog to readers who they show dates without translating, etc. .

    But more serious is the fact that does not have navigation resources to previous articles nor a paging system. Because of this, once the whole main page is reviewed, there is no way for the non expert visitor to know if there are more articles than the one shown on the main page . This requires an urgent solution in the index.php file, at least, although it has the same error in the file page and the category and search page. As it is a global problem it is possible that the affected file is footer.php . If you do not want to edit it, you can include a paging plugin to replace this function. It is curious that if you include a little illustrative " Forward " on the other pages to return to the main page.

    About the little content to aim. It is not that I am a strong visitor of this type of blogs, in fact I am not, but it must be recognized that Andrea Durán has managed to create a community around uLove-TeCh and gets her readers to be very active

    What I found curious is that, knowledgeable as it is of positioning techniques some small basic faults are allowed. Namely …

    • Absence of bold in keywords of the content of posts. He does it from time to time but not like usual discipline .
    • Lack of updating the blog for days to then offer several entries in a single day. This does not facilitate the life of the bots and can penalize it with fewer visits of the same if they coincide several days in which it does not publish.
    • The page of search results, categories, file, etc. do not show the title of the blog nor the key words ( example of how it now comes out – example as it should be), leaving an ugly "Word | " In this sense, a correct edition of the affected files or the correct use of the plugin will help All in one SEO pack that I see you have installed.

    Notwithstanding all my personal appreciations, uLove-TeCh is a interesting blog for those who want to know how to make money online, and Andrea is responsible for collecting interesting information in this regard. It is even possible that I visit your blog more often myself.

    Rating

    • Theme: 5/10
    • Personalization: 7/10
    • Use of plugins: 7/10 [19659034] Content: 8/10
    • Composition: 8/10
    • Readability: 8/10
    • Navigation: 0/10
    • Advertising: 6/10

    Visit [19659046] uLove-TeCh

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Online Creatives • WordPress Help

New Blog analysis done by WordPress Help . These reviews are made from the point of view of the examiner, his criteria and tastes, and his primary intention is to help improve the blogs analyzed.

I continue with the requests made in the FB when finished with these we start with those requested in the comments of the blog.

If you like the analysis you can comment on your blog, or right here, and if you do not like it too, of course.

  • Name of the Blog: Creativos Online
  • Tagline: It does not have
  • URL: www.creativosonline.org/blog
  • Thematic: Resources for Designers Graphics and Web
  • Keywords: design, manuals, tutorials, photoshop, javascript
  • Pagerank: 2
  • Alexa Rank: 114.004
  • Technorati Autority: 97 [19659006] Errors W3C html: 96
  • Errors W3C css: 0
  • Theme: [1965902] 0] iTheme (custom)
  • Screenshot:

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Review

The blog Creativos Online is a great site for resources for designers where also treated issues related to Web 2.0 .

The first thing that draws attention is the fantastic customization that has been made of the iTheme template, where they have adapted each from the aspects of the theme to the "personality" of Online Creatives. In this sense I have seen a couple of failures to improve. One is that the category widget shows a color dysfunction showing several items in one color and the rest with the white background, the expected one. Also missing part of the translation of the template as the form of comments (comments.php) and some details of dates.

Another issue to consider would be the reduction of Categories , too extensive, prioritizing the use of Tags for a keyword identification in the blog, and leaving the categories for the main sections covered in the blog.

In this regard, from the taxonomy, I have detected an error of adequacy of the template to the WordPress version or structure of the database and you can see here at the bottom of the page:

WordPress database error: [Unknown column ‘post_id’ in ‘field list’]

SELECT count (DISTINCT post_id) FROM wp_posts INNER JOIN wp_term_relationships ON (wp_posts.ID = wp_term_relationships.object_id) INNER JOIN wp_term_taxonomy ON (wp_term_relationships.term_taxonomy_id = wp_term_taxonomy.term_taxonomy_id) WHERE 1 = 1 AND wp_term_taxonomy.taxonomy = 'category 'AND wp_term_taxonomy.term_id IN (' 13 ') AND post_type =' post 'AND (post_status =' publish ') ORDER BY post_date DESC

However, what has caught my attention the most, and does not help positioning of the blog, is the fact of the redirect from www.creativosonline.org to www.creativosonline.org/blog/. In the absence of an index page as a professional Portfolio or similar there is no such redirection that hinders its positioning in search engines and other sites promoting blogs.

It would also help a greater use of formats of "meaning" of keywords as bold in the related words of posts, and the use of Tags.

The appearance of the blog is impressive with graphics that honor the capacity of the blogger in the subject that develops. Also very interesting is the development itself Customize your Nick and the forum . That yes, in both resources it would be desirable that not be opened in a new window being services of Creative Online.

The wording is correct, with few regionalisms (hdbch is Venezuelan) and the treatment of the reader is very direct, really nice. As for the navigation resources are well placed and they are perfectly visible.

A good blog, with interesting resources and author's projects more than meritorious .

Rating [19659036] Theme: 8/10
  • Personalization: 8/10
  • Use of plugins: 0/10
  • Content: 7/10
  • Composition: 6/10
  • Readability: 6/10 [19659037] Navigation: 6/10
  • Advertising: 7/10
  • Visit Creative Online

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