Anyone want to review a site?

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Just got finished building goldfarmingguides.com. Looking for any constructive criticism.

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  • Profile picture of the author Himore
    I like it. I'm not into the whole Warcraft thing (never played it in fact), but the design does convey a sense of 'Warcraft-ness' (of course it's a real word).

    A couple of humble suggestions:

    1. For the email sign-up, could you explain in a few words WHY I should sign up? "Join our newsletter.... for free Warcraft tips" for example.

    2. You dive straight into the reviews. Not saying that's a problem, but an idea could be to make it more like a personal blog. eg. "Hi, my name is Joe and I struggled for ages playing Warcraft. Ended up buying every gold guide on the market. So you don't have to go through the pain, and expense, I did - here are my honest reviews on the various guides out there." Put a (stock)photo up there to make the blog more 'personal'.

    3. Stick a box or something around the 5-star guide so it's clear which one you are recommending (if you do indeed recommend a particular one)

    Just my two cents.
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    • Profile picture of the author getsmartt
      Originally Posted by Himore View Post

      I like it. I'm not into the whole Warcraft thing (never played it in fact), but the design does convey a sense of 'Warcraft-ness' (of course it's a real word).

      A couple of humble suggestions:

      1. For the email sign-up, could you explain in a few words WHY I should sign up? "Join our newsletter.... for free Warcraft tips" for example.

      2. You dive straight into the reviews. Not saying that's a problem, but an idea could be to make it more like a personal blog. eg. "Hi, my name is Joe and I struggled for ages playing Warcraft. Ended up buying every gold guide on the market. So you don't have to go through the pain, and expense, I did - here are my honest reviews on the various guides out there." Put a (stock)photo up there to make the blog more 'personal'.

      3. Stick a box or something around the 5-star guide so it's clear which one you are recommending (if you do indeed recommend a particular one)

      Just my two cents.
      Thanks for the feedback, I implemented your sugestions
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    I can't comment on the content because WoW isn't my thing either, but it's the first white on black site I've seen in ages that I've liked the look of. That's about as constructive as I can get with it, but I really liked it a lot - it's quite stunning. Nice one.
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    • Profile picture of the author getsmartt
      Originally Posted by astracadia View Post

      I can't comment on the content because WoW isn't my thing either, but it's the first white on black site I've seen in ages that I've liked the look of. That's about as constructive as I can get with it, but I really liked it a lot - it's quite stunning. Nice one.
      Thanks for taking a look
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  • Are people still into this? I thought most people made money on this years ago.
    But hey if you found a niche here then go for it. Wish you the best !!
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Taylor
      Originally Posted by Cash Blasters Online View Post

      Are people still into this?
      There are 11 million WOW players. This Friday, the new expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, is coming out.

      Yeah...people are still into this.

      Krelin
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      • Profile picture of the author Lionel Turner
        Originally Posted by Michael Taylor View Post

        There are 11 million WOW players. This Friday, the new expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, is coming out.

        Yeah...people are still into this.

        Krelin
        Level 38 Mage
        Durotan Realm

        Nice....
        Jodara 70 Shamy
        Tonado 70 Warrior
        Sairsadod 70 Mage
        Telinise 41 Hunter
        Necromomgers Ghostlands Relm

        Yeah people are still into it
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    Hi James,

    I studied your site for a while and I have to say that besides adding a more intriguing opt in, the site looks great. Usually, the people that ask for critiques really need help. However, I think you know that you are on the right track with this one. Good job.
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    • Profile picture of the author getsmartt
      Originally Posted by Christie Love View Post

      Hi James,

      I studied your site for a while and I have to say that besides adding a more intriguing opt in, the site looks great. Usually, the people that ask for critiques really need help. However, I think you know that you are on the right track with this one. Good job.
      Thanks, I'm looking for a free guide to give away as an optin bonus, but haven't come across anything decent yet.
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      • Profile picture of the author Warrior Simon
        Originally Posted by getsmartt View Post

        Thanks, I'm looking for a free guide to give away as an optin bonus, but haven't come across anything decent yet.
        you could get some PLR articles or rewrite some EZA-articles, put them together, throw some affiliate-links in, use OpenOffice to create a pdf and offer that as give away.

        I also would have the top pick stand out more.

        how about using smaller stars for the comparison chart to make it look more different from the review part.

        I would take out the 2nd sidebar with the amazon-ad and use a wider opt-in.

        The banner at the top doesn't fit and it looks like too much graphics in the header.

        only suggestions! ;-)

        PS you speak german?
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorprocessing
    WOW is not my thing but the site looks good.
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  • Profile picture of the author bekkinz
    nice site, laid out very well. banner seems to be off at the top but its easy to understand and follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author newage123
    I agree - the design itself looks nice..
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  • Profile picture of the author WebSlicers
    I never played WoW and I guess I never will but I really do like your site. It seemed like it's the official website. Good job!
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  • Profile picture of the author ragnartm
    I would move the top ranked guides to the top and order by rating. I would always remove the banner at the bottom, doesn't fit in very well imo.
    "Receive free Warcraft Gold Farming and Leveling tips" I would move that to under the "Join our newsletter" and I would move the top banner from the header to above the first headline. Other than that looks good as far as I can tell, keep it up and get a few million visitors :-)
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