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alika - 10:39 pm on Mar 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
@deadsea -- The featured content with the image is ONLY on the homepage. All the other pages only have that header + leaderboard + sidebar, then the articles
So my take aways from what you're saying are:
a. Leaderboards are evil -- even if your site only has a leaderboard, you're toast (never mind the fact that many sites still thrive even with leaderboards + banners + buttons and what have you above the fold)
b. Images are not content. Only text is content
c. Stay away from web designs or wordpress themes that offer those sliding features or featured content as (b) images are not content
I am using a Wordpress theme that uses this featured content box highlighted by an image. I just used the theme out of the box. The image is not designed
to pull in "money phrase" adsense ads
as the ads are based on what the articles on the site are.
Good thing this site does not really depend on Google for traffic.