This is the Fabinfos site review.
For some reason, the site title reminds me of the rapper “Fabolous”.
And that line he likes saying: “Loso, in case you don’t know so.”
In case you still don’t know, this is another site review, and today we’ll be looking at www.fabinfos.com.
Somehow I’m in the mood to drop a rap verse in this one.
Hopefully, I can hold that urge back.
I. Design And Layout
First of all, I gotta give you mad props on your site.
I gave a few set of rules and a standard way to arrange your home page in this post.
Then I saw your site and you didn’t follow my “standard home page design”. And the design works.
Normally, I won’t encourage breaking convention, but if I were to ever do it, I’d start by doffing my cap off to you.
You broke convention, and I love how you did it.
Now, let’s talk about the issues:
(i) Your Site Title- Fabolous informations
First of all, information is an abstract noun.and it doesn’t have a plural form.
So you should get rid of the extra ‘s’ after information.
Just a thought though. If it’s not affecting your business in any way, leave it.
(iii) Where is your tagline?
This is another case of a tagline missing in action. Boko Haram has struck again, what’s your reaction?
Okay, guess I couldn’t hold the urge back to try to rhyme. But the point stands.
Your tagline would have made it obvious what you meant by “Fabolous informations”, instead of making the visitor have to look around trying to figure it out.
Get a tagline. Even Linda Ikeji has one. 😉
(iv) Your primary navigation menu
I get you’re using the header menu as your primary navigation menu and yes it looks good, but you’re missing one of the elements – Categories.
Why are they important? I hear you ask.
Well, the fact is – it should be easy to go to any section of your site from the primary navigation menu.
I’m not saying put all your pages in the primary navigation menu, but add in one for Entertainment posts, News, Sports, etc.
I think I just noticed that you have a lot of Categories:
31 in total. Here’s the thing, apart from Entertainment, FabNews, Music, Sports, Tech.. the other ones can simply be changed to tags.
And that way you have fewer categories, and you can still group similar content together.
Then those main categories can then be put in your primary navigation menu.
(iv) Your Main Content Section
Your layout so sidebar-less, no time to let this pied piper rest.
Yes jargon rap in the building!
lol. Okay, enough play.
I love what you did there. You’re breaking convention and it all works. The whole thing works.
You’ve made your categories easy to find, and you even give us a sneak peek of the type of posts in each category.
Bravo… man… Bravo.
And somehow, you still managed to put in the necessary elements (Subscribe box, social media links, and the rest of them listed in this post).
Apart from converting most of those Categories to tags, I don’t really see any problem with your layout. It’s clean, intuitive and visitors will have no problem finding whatever they come looking for.
Great Job, fam.
(v) Your Footer
Simple, and perfect in every way.
And you even added a secondary navigation menu.
I have no beef with your footer whatsoever.
Honestly, at this point I’m beginning to wonder why you asked for a review.
Seriously, you’re doing everything right.
Fine, you didn’t tell us what you were going to be blogging about, but from the minute we started looking through your headlines, mehnnn…. let’s just say your site is sticky.
That is, when we finish reading one thing, another thing catches our eyes and we just have to read that one as well.
Your headlines do their jobs well.
And I love that social share button placement right below the title of each post.
Looked through your content, it’s not too wordy. You write in blocks of paragraphs, which normally would make your content less readable, but you also tend to break these up with ample white space. Perfect.
You’re absolutely killing it in the Content Department.
I can’t fault you on promotion at all. You focused on social media as your distribution channel, and it has rewarded you accordingly. My follower count dey fear your follower count.
I took a look at your social media profiles, and noticed some things I can use to help myself.
Yes, I learnt things from you.
Firstly, you didn’t try to be on all social media at one point in time. You picked three social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) where your audience is most likely to be found and focused your efforts there. Respect.
Secondly, you post often. Sometimes, multiple times during a day. This way, you pretty much are everywhere, and you get better engagement from fans and followers.
I did notice something you need to look into that could boost things up another level. You need to adapt your posts for each platform. I noticed on Twitter, that some of your posts keep ending up with a […] meaning they’re longer than 140 characters. I think you need to adjust to that. Also use bit.ly or goo.gl to shorten your URLs.
On Facebook, I noticed you pretty much copy the first paragraph and repost that when you want to share a post.
It’s not that bad considering you have 10,000+ followers, but to get better engagement, you need to write like you’re starting a conversation. Treat your followers like they’re your friends, and you have just found this amazing news you have to share with them.
On IG, you don’t post as regularly (which I would recommend you do), but you still have a good amount of followers. You’re not using IG to promote your content though. I’m confused why?
Please, use IG to do it o… I’ve noticed from my small experience with the platform that the more regularly you post, the more followers you get, so don’t dull. Promote with IG as well.
Note the points I have drawn your attention to and you’d be solid.
IV. Is there anything I can help you with?
Let me know in the comment below, or shoot me an email at email@example.com
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And I’m out.
Author: Tomi Joshua
Tomi is a case.
A bit brash, at first blush. But ultimately, he means well. There are very few things he won’t say or do in the presence of tolerant company (especially when it could make for a good story later).
Tomi is a Doctor, writer, certified inbound marketer (Shout Out to HubSpot), Digital Hustler, and online business addict.
He is most likely to be found dancing to the beat of his own drum, even in accapella.