Don't get me wrong - I'm not upset because it is bad (it's not horrible). If it was bad and there were justifiable points I'd deal with it. I'd fix it and request another review in 6 months time or whatever the timing is. I'm fairly new still in this business so I know that there's still a lot for me to learn.
There are two things that have me feelin' not so thrilled about my Janes Guide review at the moment.
- This statement: "My only complaint about Inky Blue Allusions is the amount of advertising I found. Some of their advertising masquerades as content, so beware when clicking." We got a high advertising rating. Can anyone tell me what ads they might be referring to? Since the review went up I took down three ads I had up for clickbank affiliates. They went to a page on clickbank but they were obviously ads and there was three of them on three separate pages. They weren't disguised as content at all. The Galleries page is full of links to pictures on affiliate's site but it says that on the page. When I look at other similar type sites, I see ad content. Oysters and Chocolate has a low advertising rating and they have 3-5 ads on every page. I simply don't understand.
- There is no mention whatsoever of the content in our membership site. None. In fact, I checked my logs on the membership site all the way back to when it got started and no one from janesguide loged in with the password I gave them. So, I don't think this is a complete review. What's the point of getting reviewed if the membership section gets no attention?
Overall, I'm disappointed because I don't feel that it was given very much attention. Is there anything I can do? I don't know. Is there anything you can do? Maybe.
If you think this is unfair or you'd like to have your say, send an email to Jane Duvall (just click on her name on the page) - especially regarding the advertising content!