How to improve my site?

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I'm starting to promote the site in a few days. Could you please give me some feedback? If you know any ways I could improve it, please tell me. The site is:

www (dot) internetdatingdatabase (dot) com

It's a dating products review site and I've been working on it for the last month. What do you think? Could it be profitable? What would you add?
#improve #site
  • Profile picture of the author nerrutis
    Beautiful website, i should say, better than average - i would call it successful design!

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author andthensome
      Originally Posted by nerrutis View Post

      Beautiful website, i should say, better than average - i would call it successful design!

      Thanks
      Thank you. It's my first attempt at making money online. I hope it will be successful.
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      • Profile picture of the author andynakamura
        First off, congrats for getting something up and asking for advice. I think that takes guts as although I have some sites up I have never asked for advice.

        I take it you're running joomla under the covers, so I'll be blunt and say its gonna be tough. The first thing you want to do right away is get an autoresponder and place it in your side bar. Sure you can use the login for joomla members, but you can't setup a sequence easily or seperate them into seperate campaigns. You're giving away a book, but there's not the normal "SIGN UP" here. Take a look at some guru pages to get an idea. Plus, I'd put a squeeze page somewhere seperate from your posts like yourdomain.com/invite.htm or something like this.

        The second thing is that its too much for me. There is nothing that has me want-to-buy because I can casually go from post to post and nothing really hooks me. So you'll have to work on your USP, which again should be in your squeeze page. Why should I be going to your site rather than some competitor? What have you got over the competition?

        Just a quirk, but rename your "Administrator" to something you're going to brand, like your real name. Since no one knows you, its good to start branding yourself.

        Remove the forum until you have a list. Its bad when you have 0 posts and you're going to moderate who? Focus on stuff that's going to make you money, not burn your time.

        I'd get some PLR material and rebrand them as your own as "goodies" for your tips&tricks (which can also be in your squeeze page)

        Hope that helps.

        Andy
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        • Profile picture of the author andthensome
          Originally Posted by andynakamura View Post

          First off, congrats for getting something up and asking for advice. I think that takes guts as although I have some sites up I have never asked for advice.

          I take it you're running joomla under the covers, so I'll be blunt and say its gonna be tough. The first thing you want to do right away is get an autoresponder and place it in your side bar. Sure you can use the login for joomla members, but you can't setup a sequence easily or seperate them into seperate campaigns. You're giving away a book, but there's not the normal "SIGN UP" here. Take a look at some guru pages to get an idea. Plus, I'd put a squeeze page somewhere seperate from your posts like yourdomain.com/invite.htm or something like this.

          The second thing is that its too much for me. There is nothing that has me want-to-buy because I can casually go from post to post and nothing really hooks me. So you'll have to work on your USP, which again should be in your squeeze page. Why should I be going to your site rather than some competitor? What have you got over the competition?

          Just a quirk, but rename your "Administrator" to something you're going to brand, like your real name. Since no one knows you, its good to start branding yourself.

          Remove the forum until you have a list. Its bad when you have 0 posts and you're going to moderate who? Focus on stuff that's going to make you money, not burn your time.

          I'd get some PLR material and rebrand them as your own as "goodies" for your tips&tricks (which can also be in your squeeze page)

          Hope that helps.

          Andy
          I was thinking of getting an autoresponder and a squeeze page, but I don't really know how to make a squeeze page or how to make an autoresponder work.
          I'll try to get some information about that and do my best to make it work.
          Thank you for your interest and long review. It means a lot.
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          • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
            It is a very clean looking site, and easy to navigate. For a first site, this is really nice looking. Actually, it is a very nice looking site no matter how many you have made. Congratulations.

            On your front page, one of the things that sticks out right away is that you have a calendar in one of the hottest heat map areas on a page.

            That would be a good place to offer your own freebie for signing up to your site.
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            • Profile picture of the author andthensome
              Originally Posted by JMichaelZ View Post

              It is a very clean looking site, and easy to navigate. For a first site, this is really nice looking. Congratulations.

              On your front page, one of the things that sticks out right away is that you have a calendar in one of the hottest heat map areas on a page.

              That would be a good place to offer your own freebie for signing up to your site.
              Thanks for the suggestion. I'll do that as soon as I figure out how to make a squeze page and get an autoresponder.
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          • Profile picture of the author andynakamura
            Originally Posted by andthensome View Post

            I was thinking of getting an autoresponder and a squeeze page, but I don't really know how to make a squeeze page or how to make an autoresponder work.
            I'll try to get some information about that and do my best to make it work.
            Thank you for your interest and long review. It means a lot.
            Search around on WF and you'll find *plenty* of resources. Also, if you just want to take action and learn later, sign up for Aweber for $1 and try it out. There you can follow the tutorials and get the form that has what you'll need. Place that form on your page and you're set.

            Hey take as many $1 lessons as you can! If you have questions on Aweber ask them or here...just don't wait 3 months before taking action. Do it today! Don't lose your momentum!

            Andy
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            • Profile picture of the author andthensome
              Originally Posted by andynakamura View Post

              Search around on WF and you'll find *plenty* of resources. Also, if you just want to take action and learn later, sign up for Aweber for $1 and try it out. There you can follow the tutorials and get the form that has what you'll need. Place that form on your page and you're set.

              Hey take as many $1 lessons as you can! If you have questions on Aweber ask them or here...just don't wait 3 months before taking action. Do it today! Don't lose your momentum!

              Andy
              Ok, thanks. I will definitely get Aweber. Thank you all again for your help.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnycamron
    For site improve to use the SEO tricks and maintain the page-rank of it. Through SEO take some preventives step for benefits of site aria, Like forum posting content is mining-full. article, directories and etc. to maintain and it beneficial for your site improvement.
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    • Profile picture of the author andthensome
      Originally Posted by johnycamron View Post

      For site improve to use the SEO tricks and maintain the page-rank of it. Through SEO take some preventives step for benefits of site aria, Like forum posting content is mining-full. article, directories and etc. to maintain and it beneficial for your site improvement.
      Thanks. I already submitted 6 articles from the site to ezine and going to submit to more article directories. I will order some backlinking as soon as I get money to do so. I don't have any money now, but I hope I'll get some for my birthday. :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author MBizInc
    Hello.

    Great website.
    Don't forget to trust more in the power of social media and promote it on twitter, facebook, linkedIn, youtube, google, yahoo etc.

    The rest of it was stated above, before me.
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    • Profile picture of the author andthensome
      Originally Posted by MBizInc View Post

      Hello.

      Great website.
      Don't forget to trust more in the power of social media and promote it on twitter, facebook, linkedIn, youtube, google, yahoo etc.

      The rest of it was stated above, before me.
      Thanks. I made a Twitter account and got about 800 followers in 2 days. I also made a Facebook fan page. I made a YouTube account and am searching for videos to put on it and I have yet to make a LinkedIn account. I have no experience with LinkedIn, but I hear about it often, and I hope it will help me with traffic.

      Thanks again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
    It looks fairly clean however I would definitely get rid of the calendar.....
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    • Profile picture of the author andthensome
      Originally Posted by Mike McAleer View Post

      It looks fairly clean however I would definitely get rid of the calendar.....
      Do you think it looks unprofessional?
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      • Profile picture of the author andthensome
        Thanks again for your feedback. I'll try and do my best.
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