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Discussion in 'Web Design' started by peterbruce, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. peterbruce

    peterbruce Supreme Member

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    I think i have almost completed my websites basic design and info.
    http://www. realpeterbruce .com

    Can anyone spot something i have missed?

    Can i improve anything to help SEO?

    What's the next step in generating traffic?

    Any help appreciated! Thanks
     
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    your website is down...
     
  3. peterbruce

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    Its not? Take the 2 spaces out
     
  4. nethead01

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    looks pretty good to me, you could always add you keywords in your footer and maybe some more content on your sub pages. oh yea don't forget about image alt tags those are really important make sure you have one for every image with a keyword
     
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    First off you are selling a service yet you also have adsense... Why? What is the point of having a potential customer click an ad and leave your site for $0.50 when you could sell them a service.

    Second, I don't really know what your selling at first glance since there is so much text all over the place. Just my opinion.
     
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  6. ying-yang

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    your products are expensive , that needs to be sorted , i mean £35 for a LV wallet lol i can buy them for £5 here in thailand. a big LV bag i get for £18
     
  7. peterbruce

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    I have made many sales at this price. If you can supply high quaity belts at under £10 i would be interested in doing some business. Send me a PM.
     
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    How exactly do alt tags work? Im using webs .com to build this site.
     
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    That is one crazy site you have going there my friend.

    At first glance, it is a bit overwhelming to the eye. I do like the overall layout and design though.

    However, I suggest you go through your site and check for spelling errors and syntax problems. Personally, I don't shop at sites where errors such as the few on yours occur because of fears I'm either getting scammed, buying through a child, or dealing with a foolish person in general.

    You should also fix some headers and such. No one uses "Introduction" as a header or for writing purposes. This isn't elementary school.

    Sorry if I've been a bit harsh, but you asked how to improve your site. People often forget that the little things are very important, especially if you are a service or store type business.
     
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    Personally, I think you should check your spelling and grammar. Then I think you should have divided your site into several websites. Most people when offered too many goodies, choose nothing.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.

    What would you replace 'introduction' with?
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  13. HeavenlyDivine

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    I agree with Serres22. Your website has a "Jack of all trades, master of none" vibe going on.

    It also cries out Wordpress, which I don't like, personally. I couldn't really say if that's a good or bad thing from a performance point of view with actual visitors.
     
  14. peterbruce

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    I didn't use wordpress at all. So im not sure how i can make it any better. Maybe pay for a banner and layout?

    I paid $100 for a design which turned out terrible. I quite like the one i have at the moment.

    If you have any suggestions of how i can change the text or anything else please let me know.
     
  15. Serres22

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    Why don't you do a search on BH for web site designer. When you find one, ask them to look at your site. Most of us could probably help. Unfortunately, we have to make a living and cannot spare the time to help you. There is quite a lot wrong with your site and you really need someone to spend time with you.
     
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    There is so much linking to other pages.
    Remove the least effective.and add unique content.
    4-5 linking is ok in 500 word article.
     
  17. Baybo.it

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    Why is the title so long? Everything in the title is explained within the navigation bar.

    I'd have a shorter title and work on collapsing content so you only have "exceptional" content. Every second a user stays on your page is important. You want them to get a clear idea of the mission for your site as quickly as possible.

    You also want to make sure they can find the content they are looking for as quickly as possible.

    The design you choose isn't terrible. But design and usability are two very different things. I think the thing you need to work most on is usability.

    This is a decent blog which has similar style to yours. The article talk about usability, how to make your website simpler cleaner and more attractive to your clients. goodusability. co. uk/page-1/

    Best wishes
     
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    IMO, the site needs another make-up. :) Will explain why:

    1. Make it look professional (which it is not ATM).

    Look at this example, the first one I saw in G and liked it because of the nice front page design. I will try to operate on it first and you can then see what your site actually needs >>
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    http://www.watconsult.com/
    To me as a web designer, that site has well-placed elements, has plenty of white spaces and still gives out great information to a prospective buyer. The items (Who What How Why) are actually inducing me -- if I am interested in buying a marketing service and am looking for more info to read them because subconsciously that's what a prospective buyer IS looking for before looking at the actual products/services.

    -- that's what all prospective service-buyers do and arrive at a site expecting to get information about the service partner they are looking for. Get to know what the service provider is and then then if the trust is formed then look into the actual products/services.

    Therefore, the site is successful in attracting the prospective buyer. Conversion will be easy if you build a strong connection like what that site is doing.

    2. There are good-looking graphics on it. Not too many but sufficient and only in one place -- but it catches the eye! Graphics always helps a site to lock-in the eyes if they are aesthetically placed. That site looks lovely.

    3. The colors used on that site are great! Sober yet professionally placed.

    4. Just one side-box advertisement, and advertising itself! No outside advertisers on the front page -- they don't want to lose a millionaire prospect to any sh1tty Google advertiser! Good marketers those -- they are locking out other marketers and only allowing the visitors who they seem to be confident enough that there will be a conversion soon.

    5. Look at the links on the footer of those four sections -- they are well named! Do you see what all these elements are leading to? To a sale in the making, or at least the visitor hasn't lost his precious time while (s)he was on the site.

    6. See the menu -- simple yet very professional. Minutely observe the fonts, colors, text, sections, advertisements, banner, header space, content space, even the footer!

    7. Also, the design is such that the eyes are not able to escape from the main elements.

    8. Then check the internal pages... they look like the owner has not concentrated enough on the marketing part. lol. So unprofessional after a great front page! But still they (pages) are good so that the marketing elements can be placed easily.

    Wait, they can't be consultants to Warner Bros, Proctor & Gamble, Cox & Kings, Monster... that's how they frighten away an interested party!:) (They actually have worked on those giants I suppose, but I as a customer will like to see those designs more actively on the site -- they have only 2 testimonials and I expected more from those high profile clients; and only the logos of the work they "did", why not the actual site designs...).

    They have put the parent links of those biggies, but I suspect they have only done some itsy-bitsy things rather than full sites, or the full social media campaigns... why this sort of shade? Why not display only those things that you did, and not the full websites which show different kind of code -- sure they can't use so many different varieties of codes.;) ... Well, well!...


    So every thing is not great about the site... but you can improve on those issues once you have a fantastic professional quality design which makes the party interested!

    So you see, as a designer and visualizer, I'm interested in that design and now I can improve on what they are lacking... :D Probably, when their visitors run away after the initial magic, they will hopefully land up on my own site and get converted immediately when they find here all the missing things on that site (the "my site" is fictitious ATM, but not for long; Hahaha).

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    Serious again,

    Now compare these with your front page... and you'll understand what I am saying / suggesting (politely of course)!:)

    HTH

    P.S.:

    BTW, they are good!

    Of course there are two very vital elements that are missing on the front page ($200 to know about that! :D Kidding, but not revealing them either!)



     
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