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ReviewU- Xavier Media

Happy new year everybody. Might as well kick off the new year with something that’s become very popular on this site, a ReviewU review. Andreas from Xavier Media wrote in two weeks ago to request a review, so it’s about time that I got around to it.

If you’re a regular reader, you should know by now that most of my ReviewU reviews are full of hatred and rage, but sadly enough, I can only find one thing wrong with this blog (he’s still using the Blogrush widget). Xavier Media is a good example of what a blog should look like, so I’d recommend checking it out.

The content

Xavier Media’s blog seems to be filled with things you should know if you want to establish an online presence. Topics include mistakes to avoid if you’re blogging for your business, coding, web trends, and other net-related things. I especially like his article on using TLDs to create domain hacks. Interesting stuff.

The layout

I usually hate the layouts and themes of the blogs I’m asked to review, but this one is pretty close to perfect. The navigation menus are on the left, the ads are on the right, and the content is in the middle. The color scheme is very effective and pleasing to the eyes. The few ads on the site don’t obstruct the content in any way. Again, the only negative thing I have to say is about the Blogrush widget, which in addition to being useless, looks slightly out of place on the right sidebar (due to its width).

The $$$

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t like ads in the header. Well, I’ve been forced to change my stance. While it’s true that Adsense blocks in headers are ugly, Xavier Media’s header includes an ad that blends in well with the theme of the site. Not only that, but it’s highly visible and works very well overall.

As for the other ads, they seem to be advertisements for the other aspects of his website. This is the first blog that I’ve reviewed that is advertising his own services, and it looks pretty clean and professional, so I have nothing negative to say about it.

A short review

I feel kind of bad for the shortness of this review, but I really have nothing bad to say about this blog. Usually, after ripping a site to shreds, I offer tips on how the blog author can improve his site. The only thing I can say to Andreas is this: Keep it up.

And get rid of that Blogrush widget.

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One Response to “ReviewU- Xavier Media”

  1. Andreas Says:

    Thanks for the fantastic review! I have some good news for you and that’s that the blogrush thingy will be removed since it’s both ugly and non-working (too little results).

    /Andreas

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