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  1. dizz

    dizz Elite Member

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    Let us know what you think of it... I mean brutal honesty! Be harsh, but constructive in your criticism. :pcguru:

    http://www.newwavepromotion.com


    Talk to you all soon!
     
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    Moneymaka Junior Member

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    Links: Places we recommend for extra sounds and music (Plus it helps it helps Us build more free stuff)

    You have "it helps" written twice.

    This is just a personal opinion, but it could use more color.
     
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    Thanks for pointing that out, its late, so..... We need people checking our stuff... LOL. OH, is anyone joining? LMAO! There are only 2 or so fields required!

    EDIT: We changed the duplicate, not the colors... that would take a lot more time... Any other suggestions? Keep 'em coming!
     
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    The fonts in the product page should light up abit as its too dim. And some buttons on home page won't hurt either.

    And black template page is not the way to go for a promotion site.
    but again its a personal opinion.
     
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    i agree. a little more color. i would try to make the ads on the side the same width. you can normally change this.
     
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    The fonts in the product page should light up abit as its too dim. And some buttons on home page won't hurt either.

    And black template page is not the way to go for a promotion site.
    but again its a personal opinion.
     
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    About the ads, we are still trying to find more music related ads, hence the lack on some pages. It seems as though the networks that we are in don't have many. Anyone have any ideas on networks that may have some?
     
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    DAMN REPEAT POST! OK there is a problem tonight....
     
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    DAMN REPEAT POST! OK there is a problem tonight.... Im not the only one!
     
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    DAMN REPEAT POST! What the heck?
     
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    The left side bar looks like a banner farm.
    It will be better if you have one banner(preferably non-animated) linked to the best converting offer and then list the rest of them using text links.

    You have too much space between the lines. And too much empty black space on top and bottom of your logo. You might want trim your logo and get rid off those empty space to push the submit form above the fold.

    Also have a headline which should give the surfer a rough idea about your site. A person who visits your site for the first time most probably will not go through all those "About New Wave" text. You can have a headline as simple as,
    Promote Your Band Easily & Make Money

    Also bold the top menu links.
     
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    Keep it coming! Thanks for the great advice.
     
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    Hey folks, we noticed that a lot of you are looking, but not so many with reviews, what do the rest of you all think? Good Bad, Ugly? We have already took a few suggestions and employed them, some will take more time. Anyone else have an opinion?
     
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    Do you actually plan on making money by promoting bands or just by the ads on your website?
    If the former is the case, scrap the ads.
    If the latter is the case, scrap the ads anyway. Concentrate on building your list. People coming to your site aren't interested in free ringtones and buying jazz.

    If you're set on keeping the ads, please change your mind, or put them on the right. English is written from left to right, your visitors are naturally going to read the text first and looking back at left column is unnatural. If you keep the ads, get rid of the "Places we recommend for extra sounds and music (Plus it helps us build more free stuff)", it doesn't even mean anything, and it suggests that the sites are musician's resources.

    Get a copywriter to write your content. I've had a skim through and there a lot of mistakes and the style is terrible.

    Home page: All of the above, plus: the subscribe form is too complex.

    Events page: Get rid of the "this is our calendar bla bla bla" stuff. Tell them the price of a feature before asking them to send their payment, and mention why on earth they would want to anyway. $2 is probably too low, perceived value is basically zilch, get some kudos by giving the features away. Besides it looks desperate and amateurish for a real business to be bothering with such trivial amounts.

    Services page: Get rid of the "Description of" bit. It's redundant. Get rid of the empty link boxes. Get rid of the fluff in the descriptions, give concrete examples of what you will be doing for the band: your "fan base building" section doesn't say a thing about the actual service provided. Get a copywriter. Put the subheadings in bold or something.

    Packages page: Get a copywriter. Please. Stuff like "Crafting your ability to outreach with your fanbase is what this package is designed for" and "Website mainenance and Merchandise promotion launch inward cashflow campaign for artists." sounds terrible. The "Order" link in the subheadings doesn't work. It should. I would lose the "Serious inquiries only", it doesn't fit and you shouldn't discourage people from contacting you.

    Contact page: Don't put "Primary and Secondary emails": it's confusing; give an address for enquiries, and address for info etc if necessary, or even better, get a contact form. Don't put your future plans on the contact page. Don't ask you clients to support you: it's business not a charity, they're paying you to help them. Where's your MySpace, your facebook, your Twitter...?

    Bands we promote page: lose it until you have something to put there.

    General: The logo graphic is fine (it could use being extended and centered instead of cut off on the left) but the logotype is ugly.
    Change the copyright symbol and do everything else mentioned in this thread.
    Get a copywriter.

    Did I mention get a copywriter?
     
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    if you're going to be a promotion type company you should have a very attractive site. as it currently stands, it is not attractive at all... it looks like a project for a 14 year old kid just learning html in school. your logo is also horribly disproportionate. why is it so big but your company name is so small? waste of space and just looks bad.

    the only color on the page is ads.

    seriously, this is quite a piss poor attempt at a homepage for a promotion company. any band that sees that will laugh and close out their browser. if you coded that, i recommend hiring a web designer for $100 to create a homepage for you. and i'm actually kinda pissed i wasted my time reviewing such a bad attempt. that's the brutal truth.