Tuesday, October 18, 2005

seounleashed.com - review

content [0-10]: 5
ad layout [0-10]: 2
Made For AdSense: No

A website dedicated to SEO will usually have one of two main purposes: to sell their SEO services or to provide free information with advertisements. It looks like seounleashed.com is the latter, given the intrusive presence of ads within the content.

Most of the ads are 120x600 AdSense units placed between paragraphs in the articles, plus there is another unit in the left column. None of those ad placements are that bad, but they do have one really deceptive technique. On the main page in the “Our top Articles” section, there are blended AdSense units between the article links. A clever trick, but I deduct points for tricks.

There's not much to say about the content. The advice presented looks ok, but I'm not going to rate the site for its SEO worthiness. I just want to evaluate whether a visitor would find the site useful. The quantity of articles is meager, and the grammar is awkward, so there's not much incentive to return to the site. You may consider the web tools a good way to entice users back, but the tools are provided by iWEBTOOL, so there's no real reason to use them via SEO Unleashed.

Update: In response to Chinmay Shubhransu, owner of seounleashed.com, you make some very good points. Most of my criticisms were based off what a user might think. Unfortunately it's often tough to tell how users will react to a website, and what it boils down to is how I react to it. Good luck with the site.

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