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Comments on my new web site please.

Discussion in 'Website Design' started by skdave, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. skdave

    skdave Member

  2. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    I disagree, well not really, I just don't get it? Hmm, that gives me an idea for a website!!!

  3. Sticker Dude

    Sticker Dude Member

    Mar 26, 2006
    I like it setup is pretty cool! easy to the eyes
    very nice
    I can see it might have been a template or something to the ecrater site
    was it easy? and how much
    Good job
  4. skdave

    skdave Member

    Thank you.
  5. Jon Aston

    Jon Aston Very Active Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    Well, I love(!) the core concept, and the site looks great.

    You need to change your permalinks structure to create more search-friendly page URLs. Look in the "Settings" menu on your Wordpress dashboard.

    You should make pages and posts easier for everyone to share, socially - using "Share this", or something similar.

    Your copy needs alot of work: partly, I'm guessing, because your ideas are still new and a little fuzzy around the edges. I don't get the 20% thing at all.

    More importantly: you have to be careful about talking BS about this being some kind of nationwide craze - give your audience more credit. Don't insult people's intelligence, or they will just leave (click). Rather than tell us, you need to show us. Make and publish some rocking videos of your product having the desired effect... at tailgate party, for example.

    I think it would be easier and more effective to simply include the "customize your statement" within each of the product categories. I also think you are going to run into unexpected customer issues if you don't rethink the structure of how people will enter their own phrase. I 'thumbs up'/'thumbs down' [ ]. [ ] IFYOUGAREE.COM.

    You should get some legal advice. You need a terms of terms of service agreement, a privacy policy, etc.... and don't assume professional sports franchises (etc) won't come after you for using their trademarked names. They don't need to win a judgement. They've got much deeper pockets than you.

    What's your plan for attracting qualified customers to the site?

    Best of luck!
  6. skdave

    skdave Member

    Thank you very much for your comments. Monday each of them will be discuss. I plan on spending some big bucks to make this work, not only on the web big heavy advertising on radio and bill boards and ads on the back of over the road trucks...Again thank you and feel free to contact me anytime. Ps the 20% is the commission one earns when we sell the product on our site. The folk that buy the hot works will make a lot of extra cash during the election year, left or right. Thumbs up or down.
    Hot words will come from the daily news.
    Booster clubs will earn a robust 50% commission as a fund raiser.
    Small town politicians that can't buy 1000 car stickers can use this as a fund raiser as well.
    Thanks again
  7. Jon Aston

    Jon Aston Very Active Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    "Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." ~ Sun Tzu


    You've got alot of ideas, and alot of excitement and enthusiasm for the project - which is terrific! Just be cautioned that, combined, those things can just as easily be your undoing and downfall.

    I would encourage you to think strategically (long term, by definition) and to write a business plan - before you commit any money.

    Be crystal clear about your business model: How will you generate revenue, how much, and how much will it cost you to do so? How much profit is there at the end of the day? Keep it simple.

    I still don't understand all that commission stuff. I'm not suggesting you shouldn't offer it, but you risk complicating a simple (easy to understand) product... which will hurt sales. I would consider saving those ideas up, and adding them to your offering one-at-a-time, over time. Doing so would give you time to get the ideas right, and gives you a list of reasons to communicate with customers and the media.

    I think you're right to focus on becoming a success in your local marketplace, first. But another word of caution: Don't pick radio and billboards (marketing tactics) before knowing who you are targeting, what your what your marketing objectives are, and what your marketing message is. There are other considerations, of course. How much money are you prepared to risk?

    If you want to speak, I offer everyone a no charge, no obligation, 90-minute consultation. Please PM me if you want to arrange to speak.

    Again,. best of luck!
  8. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

    Jun 18, 2004
    I'm not sure, kinda one of the sites I might spend time looking at...IF it really interests me, which this one does not, other then to see if it works, and makes you money, which means you'll put more time into it and I might check to see how you've changed or what.

    I be looking at flash installed or taken out, or how you make it more user friendly, those kinda of things
  9. skdave

    skdave Member

    Thank you Jon and Craig.
    Jon I will be in touch soon.

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