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Websites Critics invited for our updated website!

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by shubie, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. shubie

    shubie New Member


    We have recently updated our website http://www.website4retail.com and need all critics to make it better. Please feel free to send your ideas. We are a Yahoo! Store Design company.

  2. Goblin

    Goblin New Member

    to many infos on front page for my taste.... anyway, it's good .... only what you need is better copywrite
  3. emilypal

    emilypal New Member

    I got lost in all information you provide your visitors with. And your header looks too simple to my opinion. Good luck!
  4. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    On the left side under Yahoo store help
    I found empty pages - title only
    is this intentional ??
  5. sunnee

    sunnee New Member

    I like how the site looks, but the green color on the left is a little bit too bright and needs to be softer in my opinion.

    Also, if you could make your homepage a little longer and add more space in between areas, it would look less busy.

    Just my thoughts!

    8 )
  6. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    You have 57 validation warnings which can be corrected automatically with HTML Tidy
    The validation error can not be automatically corrected but it lists it so you can correct it and gives suggestions.
    hope this helps
  7. sunnee

    sunnee New Member

    Thank you for your help,

    Thanks for your help, I have narrowed down the warnings and have no errors now. I panicked at first and then after calming down, took my time, looked over a few things, and was able to figure things out enough to look better. Well, at least for now!

    Again, I really do appreciate your guidence, it helped tremendously. I never knew those places existed. If you have any other great info. I'll be happy to take it? One thing I wonder is, if you know how and/or where I can place my site to gain traffic? Any free or cheap reliable places besides directories? I've added us to quite a bit of places, but have never paid for traffic besides our new yahoo sm ads. Coming in here and the admin. zone has helped me so so much!

    Thanks again,
    sincerely- Sunnee~
  8. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    validation error
    line 16 seo-leftnav not recognized maybe problems with spelling
    after you correct this, then use HTML Tidy to automatically correct the validation warnings (save the original page, then correct with HTML Tidy. If you like the results, OK, if not reload the original copy you saved). HTML Tidy is safe and fast and automatically corrects validation warnings. Saves you a lot of time and grief.
    Also you can check the page display with "Browser Shots" (do a web search) it will show you thumbnails (small pictures) of how your site displays in different browsers (like firefox, Safari, Internet Exployer, etc. and it is free)
    nice page
    hope this helps
  9. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

  10. CovertPea

    CovertPea Moderator Staff Member Verified Member


    Advice was posted by members, including Sunnee:
    Then Sunnee posted again with:
    Replying to your own messages now Sunnee?:D
  11. LukaB

    LukaB New Member

    Too much writting, Erase some stuff, Too much information in front page which is bad.
  12. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    For help and general information
    on the top menu bar select "view" then "page source"
    this will display the code of the site
    if you use "firefox they have a validator you can check the page with
    called firebug
    or you can use CSE HTML Validator
    or you can use total validator
    to check display in different browsers use "browser shots"
    to check for keywords use wordtracker
    hope this helps
  13. sunnee

    sunnee New Member

    This thread is a big help!
  14. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    You can use HTML Tidy to automatically correct the validation errors.
    <title>A Guide to Retail Website Hosting and eCommerce Software</title>

    meta name="description" content="Expert Help for your Retail Website" />

    Google allows 150 characters in the description. You may want to add more information
    To get more traffic, you need to use better keywords. Keywords are the words people use in search engines (like Google and Yahoo) to find your site. You need to check the words in a keyword suggestion tool
  15. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    You may submit your site to search engines and directories.
    The above address is for free submission. Advice: submit manually to the addresses listed, some search engines do not like automatic submissions. Be sure to check when and if you are accepted. After about a month, if not listed, submit again.
    keywords, use a "keyword suggestion tool" and use keywords that are popular. Sometimes singular and plural keywords have a large difference in popularity. Changing or adding a few can have a large difference in traffic. More important than traffic is targeted traffic (traffic that gets more conversions). You need to use analytics to know the results of your changes. I use several and track the results for traffic and conversions. Try to reduce your bounce rate with keywords, this in turn directs to more targeted traffic (or the traffic that is interested in your site).
    hope this helps
  16. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    On your first page, a lot of text. You can make it easier to read by using bullets to emphasize the important points.
    Some web hosts have similar features, which one is better and why ? The control panel; easier to contact for help; faster response; better help; better software; better up time; ... ???
    hope this helps