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Offline truestar588

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The Wild We-Women's Entreprenur site
« on: September 14, 2007, 12:28:42 PM »
I created the html and graphics for this site. It's still a work in progress. What do you all think so far..

<site no longer hosted at LP, but still some good general feedback below -- mod.>
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Re: The Wild We-Women's Entreprenur site
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2007, 01:59:56 PM »
Looks really cool.  Not sure if it is clear enough that the first page is a kind of "click through" page to get the main site.  You might make the "No Thank You, go to The WildWE website." text a little bigger. :)  :thumb:
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Re: The Wild We-Women's Entreprenur site
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2007, 03:35:08 PM »
Take it one more step and pour all the content from the redundant thewildwe.com/home.asp page into thewildwe.com/   :shades:

Delete anything that resembles competition between your own pages and make sure that each page has a unique purpose.

Make sure your main page has navigation, because it is expected, and because it is useful. Few will be patient enough to find the click-through link. Since your intro is not animated, it won't be perceived as a splash page, so even a "skip intro" link probably wouldn't do the trick for all of them. You risk frustrating visitors if you show them no instantly obvious way to explore the site. They would probably try to click the ads, and hit the back button before finding their way around.

Also, the spell-checker can be a good friend. :thumb:

Offline philvis

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Re: The Wild We-Women's Entreprenur site
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2007, 03:45:28 PM »
I think the women in the banner are so obviously posed that it causes the site to lose credibility.

Offline truestar588

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Re: The Wild We-Women's Entreprenur site
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2007, 05:44:17 PM »
Thanks for the feedback and all great points. I will remove some of the content in the first page click-through site, which will make it easier for viewers, and may alter some of the banners. Any other suggestions..

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Re: The Wild We-Women's Entreprenur site
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2007, 07:08:23 PM »
Removing content from the click through page might make it easier for visitors to find the link to skip it, but it won't help visitors find you in search engines. In the search engine's view a second home page is counterproductive. A page named Home that is not the default is confusing. To compound the issue, your main page and your home page are similar; more than a third of the text is duplicated. Both are light on textual content, and search engines need text to sort things out.

What can you do to help the search engine choose which of your pages to index? Each one should have a unique purpose and adequate text content to tell the search engine why, of all the millions of pages, that one should be indexed. For most people, the purpose of an intro page is a game to find the exit as quickly as possible, click away and get on with business.

If two pages serve the same purpose, then choose one, merge the content, and delete the other before it gets indexed. If one kept pages with duplicate or indistinct content, the search engine would choose between them, and it might exclude the preferred one.

Instead of pictures of generic faces, why not let a photo of your members greet visitors?

Internal navigation is another way to tell the world which of your pages is important and why. Suppose other sites will link to yours, shall we assume that they will link to the default (now splash) page? They commonly do. This is what gives the default page some rank with the search engine. If you leave off navigation and instead have one link on that main page that goes to a single page on your site, all the rest of the pages will rank low. This would reduce your traffic. But if you put navigation on the main page, bestowing links to a few important pages, they would get some traffic.

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Re: The Wild We-Women's Entreprenur site
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2007, 04:26:54 AM »
Excellent tips drilldown, thanks