TechCular is the run by a group of eight authors. The blog was started three years ago on November, 2008 which has now a vast number of the articles on the different categories like Gadgets, Android, iPhone, iOS, Computers, Software's, Games and many more. It has not displayed the feed count any where on the blog but I have heard from the sources that it have a whooping number of the feed subscribers i.e., 55,000. You can find tutorials, How-to’s, tips, reviews about the software's and Gadgets, news and many more here. I regularly read this blog for the How-to articles, Gadgets and for the reviews about the Android apps and the smartphones.
Design and Look
It’s a know fact that a blog can’t survive without any ads, but too many ads on the blog may distract the readers readability. As I read many blogs daily through my experience, the Infolink Ads really annoys me. I don’t have any intention to click them but when I hover the mouse over the Ad links unintentionally they annoys me. TechCular is using the simple blog Theme, and you don't find the Infolink ads any where on the blog, also one thing which amazed me is that the blog is using only one Ad slot on the sidebar. I think these points are enough to point out that the blog is running with the outstanding interface.
RankingAlexa ranking system is used generally to know the performance of the website on the internet. I have checked the Alexa rank at the moment while writing this articles, it was 19,049, and it is an Indian registered domain so, the India rank was 1,908. The Alexa rank may vary according to the time check the link here for the latest rank.
Coming to the Google Page rank it was 5/10, this depicts how well the blog is performing on the Google search results.
GiveawaysThe blog is conducting the Giveaway contests every month, high-end gadgets are given as the prizes to the Giveaway contest winners. Last month it has announced three Samsung laptops as the prizes to the winners of Giveway contest. Before that the giveaway prize was, the new tablet cum smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Note. The blog is strict about the rules of the contest, if it has found any violation of the rules then it throws the person out of the contest without any hesitation.
Well, there is a Giveaway contest running for this month too, the prizes to the winners worth $350. You just need to write an unbiased review about TechCular on your website or blog, for the further details about the January’s Giveaway contest, please navigate here.
Need not worry if you are unable to participate in the January’s Giveaway contest because there is a contest running every month. Make sure not to miss the February’s Giveaway contest.
SuggestionsI have mentioned only the pros of this blog until now, coming to the other side of the coin there are few cons and I don’t want to represent them as the cons. I say them as the suggestions of mine to the blog where the blog needs improvements to make it better.
- The is no dedicated authors page for this blog. After reading article whether it is good or bad people wants to see the authors gravatar of the current article. It happened to me many times after completed the reading of the article want to see the authors gravatar but there is not even the description about the author.
- The date to the articles isn’t displayed on the homepage of the site. Sometimes I visit the blog directly to see fresh updates of the day but I feel dumb because there is no date displayed for the articles on the homepage.
- It has been proved for the many blogs that Facebook Friends Recommend Plugin has driven more traffic than the recent tweets plugin on the sidebar of the site.
- Recent Articles plugin and the Most Popular Articles plugin, both are necessary to make the visitor to sit on the blog for a maximum time. Instead of displaying the Most Popular Articles of the blog at the footer why not display them together with the tabs plugin on the sidebar. so, that some clutter would be reduced on the footer
- The Previous and the Next links below the each article may make the new visitor to read the more articles of the blog which is absent on this blog.
Conclusion: TechCualr is a great blog the feed count itself shows the quality of the blog. The blog has the bunch of the useful articles if you need to learn the tips & tricks about using the smartphones and computers.
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