Comment on Stallion WordPress Theme Feature Requests by Mark.
Maybe day 2 when all is running and you are cranking out clickbank sales, you set up a Stallion research page/center on your site – with a little professor icon -for people to give feedback on things they have tried with the Stallion. It could include polls etc. Or a suggestion box or people brainstorming about SEO.
Maybe that defeats the purpose of Stallion which is a turn-key theme so people focus on their core business. But I love to test and tweak things. Regarding the old adage ‘if it ain’t broken don’t fix it’. Well I believe if it is not broken, this is where and when you try to tweak it to amp up already good results.
Testing Stallion colors -
I am testing which colors work best. I like the white theme the best for look, it can look very professional with the right banners and headers. However, black, yellow are doing very well in my initial analysis for the green stuff. But not enough data to really make a conclusion.
Facebook Stallion -
I noticed a huge disproportional spike in Facebook visits. It is increasing exponentially almost with the inclusion of the like button. For example, a on a site with 500 page views I have over 100 referrals from FB. I am not complaining at all, I just can not explain it. I have seen a little increase though the eyes of Google Analytics but WP-Stats shows large numbers. I wonder if Google does not count FB likes the same way as WP-Stats. Either way the simple inclusion of SEM elements in your theme has really seemed to help.
Stallion ad placement -
I have experimented with the old themes of moving the bottom footer ad up to the end of the content where the link ads are now and it works pretty well.
But the most important area is the top of the content. I do not know what is the best for this, right or left align – but it seems the large rectangle is the best in either case. Just do not want to overwhelm people so I either push the side bar ads down or off if I use this.
The Expander plugin looks very tempting and is on my list.
These are some of the things I am trying, but not everything. I like to subscribe to comments here as I feel if you are not reading the Stallion comments you are missing something. Reading your comments on your Talian theme site and 45 year old millionaire, I have learned a lot about SEO.
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