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Required to Write an Introductory Passage Now

 
JoHarrington
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on 08/14/2012

Hiya,

I noticed that, with a recent update, we are required to add an introductory 80-100 words now.  There's no way of clicking past it.

I realize that I'm in a losing battle here, but I wanted to highlight it anyway.

The little passage thing looks great with Google and crap with Chitika.  Here's how it looks:

In contrast, here's how it looks without that introductory passage.

I know that, by the Laws of the Feudal Internet, I should have fallen on my sword the second Google took a dislike to me, but... does it have to be a requirement?

 

yours

Jo

xxxxxx

 

And here's the Google one.  Yippee!  Get your Thai bride here! 

 


chefkeem
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on 08/14/2012

It's mainly about offering Google useful content above the fold, Jo.

Without the intro you'd have no content above the fold, only ads, TOC, and the image.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
JoHarrington
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on 08/14/2012

I've got a massive screen, so I just asked friends to check.  One has a 15" screen.  He checked my Diana Wizzle, which didn't have the introductory one above the adverts.  He got right down to the contents before the fold kicked in.

I always put text up there in order to have content above the fold.  

And yes, I am utterly aware of the cringe-worthy irony about whinging about this over an article about Eyam.

The vast majority of Wizzley writers would be helped by having the Google optimized thing.  Us Chitika folk should just suck it up.


Simon
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on 08/14/2012

True, it's a requirement, because click results with Google are better this way. Nontheless, we can accommodate you SmileSmileSmile. And already did. An intro is still required, but Chtika shows before the intro now. This way, both ads work nicely. Let us know, if we can improve Chitika in other ways.


An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
Niels Bohr (1885-1962)
Digby_Adams
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on 08/14/2012

Oh Jo, I see what you mean.

Perhaps the team can come up with a work-around for those using Chitika. I'm sure they care. It's probably just a question of hours in a day. But I do hope it works out for you. I do hear your frustration and I'm sure others do as well.

chefkeem
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on 08/14/2012

This is one of those situations, when you can't make it perfect for everyone, no matter how much you'd love to do it. But who knows? Simon is on a one-week vaca. Maybe he comes back with a miracle-solution in his head...


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Paul
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on 08/14/2012

Thanks Simon! She's been winging about this for ages! ;) Haha.

Digby_Adams
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on 08/14/2012

Simon is on a very odd vacation. But I'm glad he had time for Jo!

chefkeem
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on 08/14/2012

This is ridiculous! Simon and I posted simultaneously...and he came up with something already...I think my pig whistles (German saying for being totally flabbergasted).


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
JoHarrington
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on 08/14/2012

WOW!  That looks great!


Thank you, Simon!  {{{[big cyber hug}}}}}  Sorry about grabbing you off your vacation there.


Paul: :p  Nice first post.  <3

Chef:  Sorry about kicking off - exhausted, hot and still not well + Google buttons pressed.

Digby:  {{{{random hug for you too}}} 

 

And this is why I love Wizzley. Kiss


Simon
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on 08/14/2012

*lol* Vacation starts tomorrow, in about 14 hours, hihi. Till then I'm all yours :)


An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
Niels Bohr (1885-1962)
JoHarrington
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on 08/14/2012

I hope that you have a wonderful vacation.  You definitely deserve it. <3


Kangaroo_Jase
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on 08/17/2012

Intro = good.

tags = bad

 

I like it :)

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