Please Review my Offline Consulting Website

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Warriors,

I am in the process of building my offline consulting website. It is probably 70% done but I wanted to get your feedback... please let me know what you like and what you would suggest I change.

Thank you!

The URL is the following:
BeBuzzable.com
#consulting #offline #review #website
  • Profile picture of the author tomw
    All looks great, but I would be very wary of making a claim like this,

    "At Buzzable Marketing, we will get your business on the first page Google for high traffic and targeted keywords. Your business will literally be in front of thousands of potential customers each and every month. What's more, once we get you on the first page of Google, we will work to keep you listed there for the life of your business!"

    particularly if it constitutes part of your SLAs. It's something way outside of your control and, as such, something you cannot guarantee to deliver.

    I'm not sure *anyone* but Google could.

    Tom
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  • Profile picture of the author AmyBrown
    It's nice and professional-looking. What caught my eye is that most of the text added to the rotating images is pixelated and some of the images appear to be out of proportion.
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    • Originally Posted by AmyBrown View Post

      It's nice and professional-looking. What caught my eye is that most of the text added to the rotating images is pixelated and some of the images appear to be out of proportion.
      would you recommend that i remove the text from these images? I don't have photoshop so it can be difficult to add text.
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      • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
        The pale grey headings and the pale grey tagline at the bottom of the home page get a bit lost against the background. Perhaps you could use a darker grey or a contrasting colour to make them stand out a bit?
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      • Profile picture of the author AmyBrown
        Originally Posted by Buzzable Marketing View Post

        would you recommend that i remove the text from these images? I don't have photoshop so it can be difficult to add text.
        I think no text is better than pixelated text. However, it should be very easy and inexpensive to outsource having the text added to the images.
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        • Originally Posted by AmyBrown View Post

          I think no text is better than pixelated text. However, it should be very easy and inexpensive to outsource having the text added to the images.
          I went ahead and removed the text and cleaned up the images so it looks more clean... Also thans for the GIMP suggestion. I do plan on eventually outsourcing but perhaps learning the program for some simple text additions wouldn't be a bad idea.

          To clarify why I have not included an opt in (yet), it's because I am trying to set this up as a consulting firm. I understand that the call to action sales page format can be effective given the right environment, but that isn't the angle I am trying to take with this one... thanks everyone for suggestions
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          • Profile picture of the author Jillian Slack
            Originally Posted by Buzzable Marketing View Post

            To clarify why I have not included an opt in (yet), it's because I am trying to set this up as a consulting firm. I understand that the call to action sales page format can be effective given the right environment, but that isn't the angle I am trying to take with this one... thanks everyone for suggestions

            This is exactly why you SHOULD have an opt-in box.

            You need to show your prospective clients what you can do for them and keep reminding them that you exist, so that when they are ready to buy, they will know how to reach you.

            Also, it helps to establish you as the expert.

            If you don't sell to them the first time out, this gives you their permission to stay in touch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jillian Slack
    I like your logo.

    The header is nice and clean, but it's too clean. No opt-in box.

    No big headline to grab attention (unless you count the big headline below the fold).

    No call to action. What do you want your site visitor to do next? Tell them!

    Had to scroll down just to see a tiny bit more info. If the additional info is so short, why not go ahead and scrunch the page so that it fits in one screen?
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  • Profile picture of the author DukeNasty
    If you don't have Photoshop , which by the way you can download at Adobes site for a FREE 30 day trial, try downloading GIMP instead. The last thing you want to be doing is talking with a customer about an effective website presence when there are items that need to be fixed on yours. Either way, the download from Adobe or Gimp should get you squared away. I agree with Amy though, if you don't want to take the time to learn, just outsource if for a few bucks on one of the freelance sets. It may be good practice for when you begin to outsource larger projects down the road.

    E.
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