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Improving UX of your Blog with AdSense Boosters

King Sidharth
January 27, 2013

Improving UX of your Blog with AdSense Boosters

Addressing the most common UX design problems of blogs: Improve Readability, Rethinking Layout, Kill Sidebars and use advertisements more effectively.

King Sidharth

January 27, 2013

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  1. Improving UX of your Blog with AdSense in Mind. WordCamp

    Baroda 2013 King Sidharth
  2. Bad Design

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  4. Good Design

  5. King Sidharth Co-Founder Web Mutiny Entrepreneur, Designer and an Artist

    www.kingsidharth.com @kingsidharth
  6. 1. Readability Content Typography Readability

  7. Repeat After Me: I will not use: Arial or Helvetica

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  11. Things to do: •Font-Size: 14-16px •Line-Height: 1.5em - 1.6em •Characters

    Per Line: 60-90 http://www.pearsonified.com/typography/
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  15. Some Good Fonts Stacks Lucid Grande, Lucida Sans, Tahoma, sans-serif;

    Verdana, sans-serif; Google Fonts: Open Sans, Droid Sans, Droid Serif, Ubuntu, Lato
  16. 2. Layouts What really matters.

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  19. Do you really need to show all that crap?

  20. Revisit: •Home Page •Sidebar •Single Article Page •Footer

  21. Seriously, Get rid of the crap. It will make you

    look more professional & help you stand out.
  22. 3. Kill the Sidebar A Radical Idea.

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  24. Really?

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  26. “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to

    add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  27. 4. Advertisements The devil’s deal.

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  29. Do not Disturb!

  30. Where to place them? Not in the content

  31. Place ads where people click naturally: In Between Other Article

    / Related Article Promotion In Between Repetitive Content Blocks
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  33. Mix ads with self-promotion ads

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  35. Randomize Placement Hide them sometimes

  36. Let them Read Re-think Layout Use Sidebars Wisely Do not

  37. There is no substitute for good content.

  38. And if you have good content, honor it with good

  39. www.kingsidharth.com @kingsidharth I Thank Thee! for WordCamp Baroda 2013