zoubt. com - Is Boring!

Last Update: October 17, 2013

Hi everyone.

I'm a click away from calling time on Zoubt.com.

Did you ever get tired of the sound of your own thoughts? Well that's me at the moment lol. Maybe i have picked the wrong niche.

I'm all talked out and to make it worse, I'm still talking a fictitious Audience!

That's where at right now.

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coolcity Premium
Google, Facebook etc. didn't rule the world in a few months girl! Keep at it, keep improving, just give it time.
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tommydillard Premium
Yes just hang in there and give this more time it will work for you.
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Angelsway Premium
Thank's Tommy. Oh I will. I hate giving up. Time and experience I suppose.
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Shawn Martin Premium
Can I ask how long you have been working this niche?
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Angelsway Premium
Ah shawn only about six weeks
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Shawn Martin Premium
Hon, you are just starting. Set a 6 month goal to brand your site and get a targeted following. Focus on that and you will be surprised where you end up. Upgrade a bit on the site, like Animate said.
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DoubleTap Premium
Just checked it out Judy. I think it is wonderfully informative. I really got hooked into the honey and some of the vitamins. I know that not all brands of vitamins disseminate or disperse properly, quickly or completely in the body. Maybe you could point us to some quality products... maybe a good way to monetize your site... just a thought!
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Angelsway Premium
Phew! At last! Something positive! Lol. I am working on that. I will let you know when I have that important info up. Thank you. Judy
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Paul Dean Premium
Everything has been positive, and Double Tap is looking at a different website to the one many of us commented on.
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DoubleTap Premium
Here's the page that I was referring to... http://zoubt.com/category/essential-vitamins I always tend to get hooked on the comments!
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Animate Premium
Hi Judy, If I may put my two cent's worth in at this late stage .... your site is not boring on content, but I do consider it rather bland in appearance, which might give the impression it is boring. To my mind it needs a little jazzing up, some colour would help.

I tend to notice spelling and grammar (from having done proof-reading) and, although these things seem to matter less and less these days, I think it is a good policy, that if writing on a public domain, that these things should be correct so that your product looks more professional.

Just from a quick flip through, I noticed - eg. an apostrophe 's' on words that were plurals (eg. “ … lot’s of tiny way’s of achieving your goal.”), and incorrectly abbreviated words (eg. " your " for " you are", which should be " you're " ).
It might be an idea to compose your text in eg. MS Word, where most spelling and grammar mistakes are picked up (but not all).

If you are talking to a fictitious audience, as you say, does that mean that you are not getting much traffic to your site? If that is the case, would that not be a matter of tweaking your keywords so that they are ranked highly on Google? I’m no expert here, since I’m new and do not even have a website up as yet.

Keep going Judy, you’ve done really well - most of the hard work is behind you. There would be lots of Crohn’s sufferers interested in what you have to say. Maybe you could expand the section on Famous Crohn sufferers and tell a bit of their story if you can? Lol, it helps to know sometimes that you are in good company.
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Angelsway Premium
Thank you for your very valid tips. You have given me some inspiration. As for my grammer and spelling..groan. what' ms? It's crazy when I think of it. I speak perfect english. But putting it on paper correctly, well, I don't have to say anymore. Why didn't I stay on at school longer? That's my one regret. Thank's again judy. P.S. It was very colorful, but then I was told it was to busy. So I can't win Hah Hah.
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Paul Dean Premium
MS = Microsoft.
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Animate Premium
Always the case - you get conflicting opinions. Since you can't please everyone, please yourself. You can add some colour without making it too busy.
Paul has translated the 'MS' (he likes slaying dragons for ladies) - yes, I meant Microsoft Word, or use whatever editing program you have on your computer. Write your text there, correct whatever needs correcting, and then copy and paste it to your website. I wouldn't trust myself to put text into my website directly - mistakes always slip in somewhere. Goodluck - hope you can increase the traffic flow.
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Josh Perks Premium
There is also a button for pasting in the microsoft word text so that the silly formatting and weird stuff it does doesn't end up on your post making it look silly.
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Animate Premium
Thanks Josh, but I must say that I have not experienced a problem copying MS Word text onto my 'About Me' and 'Privacy Policy' pages (which is as far as I've come). There is mention of it somewhere on the video lessons, but from memory, I think it said that pasting text onto your website took care of hidden formatting. I'll check next time and see if there is a button somewhere.
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nancykaye Premium
I've felt that way at times. Last time it hit I put on a meditation CD called creative flow and suddenly all sorts of great things popped up. I don't meditate , just relax and almost fall asleep but then ideas do present themselves.
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Angelsway Premium
I know what you mean nancy. I took a good long walk. Lashing rain this morning. I will have to get a light box lol. Thanks nancy
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mikpj Premium
You say you are all timed out? Maybe just work on your layout for a while. Put off writing for a week or 2 as BIS says. But don't forget to write some notes if you get some post ideas.
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Angelsway Premium
Great idea!
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BIS Premium
If you're really that bored- then take a break and do something else for a bit and come back to it in a week and see how you feel. Sometimes you do have to accept that something isn't going to work and there's nothing wrong in that. But don't make that decision in a hurry. If you want any of use to have a look at your site -and give any suggestions - let us know.
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Angelsway Premium
Thanks a million. I have worked on it all day. Would you take a look if you have time. Paul was right. I can see everything now. It was so cluttered before. I think that's what was wrong with me also, didn't know how to organise it. Judy. Zoubt.com
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BIS Premium
I have had a look at your site. I'm going to pm you about it. You've obviously done some work on it since Paul commented. I have quite a long reply for you - which is why I'm not posting it here.
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Lee Gamelin Premium
To whom is it boring...you or your audience? Lee
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Angelsway Premium
Possibly both.
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Lee Gamelin Premium
I just took a brief look at your site, and if I had Crohn's disease, I'm quite sure it would interest me. What is your niche target? Lee
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mikpj Premium
My 2 thoughts:
1) you have to write about something you reaaly like Cruz it does take time.
2) think of helping others before trying to sell. (Not that its not what you are doing already)
3) I find your homepage very busy.

Good luck
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Angelsway Premium
Thank you. Yes, I find it very busy too. It will improve. Judy
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Caden Premium
Come on Judy! You mention you have "spent over 30 years, dealing with my crohns disease", there are people out there who need your insights and advice. Get that 30 years' of experience into the site and the audience will come.
There's some great feedback on the 'look' of your site below, get cracking on that and leave your thoughts for a day.
Find the people here who have crohns disease and ask for some content for your site (they can PM you).
You can do it girl:)
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Angelsway Premium
Cheers caden
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georama Premium
I do not agree with you but appreciate suggestions of Paul n George. Why u are allergic to these suggestions. I see no reason for u to b desperate.
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Angelsway Premium
As always you right, lol.
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andrenetz Premium
Do not worry because even if you"re far away, they stell teach you the right place.
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OldCodger Premium
G'day, Judy - lot's of good information on your site - I've commented on Honey - and the advice Paul has given would be to your benefit. Don't despair - we've all been there!
:) george
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Paul Dean Premium
Sometimes the visual impact of a site can deflect visitors. Your theme has too little space for content and too much for menus. If you imagine the dead space on the right disappearing and your left hand panel increasing you'll see what I mean. You have no room to spread out and relax, and neither does the reader.

The other point is that I'm genuinely having trouble determining what it is your selling. Obviously you're an Amazon affiliate, but nothing I can see is linked to help for Crohn's other than the Vitabase banners, which go nowhere (404 error).

Don't ditch the site, which I'm sure can be built as one of the authority sites on Crohn's, but give serious consideration to the purpose of the site, the organisation of the site, how it's going to make money, and how it looks to visitors. All the content is there, it just needs a good tidy up.

I know this sounds heavy, and possibly discouraging, but don't see it that way; you are SO close to it being right.
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Angelsway Premium
Thank you paul. Thats exactly whats wrong. I am going to list your points and address each and every one of them. Yes, it feels totally cluttered. The amazon ads look awful. There are stoma care + vitamins. Something went wrong in transit and when I clicked to check and I was faced with flippin phones and books. I'm going to remove them this evening. Thank you for your thoughts. Judy
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Angelsway Premium
I have done some work on the site. Maybe you could give your opinion during the week please Paul. Thank you so much! Zoubt.com
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Josh Perks Premium
What specifically is wrong?
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