Need your opinion on my site

by kda1
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  • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
    I'll take a shot. I am not an experienced internet marketer, but I am an experienced internet user. In a nutshell, trustworthy (not afraid of losing my money) but I can see you are not a computer programmer by either trade or hobby.

    Take this for what it is worth, coming from some knucklehead, me, who is an experienced college drop-out/project manager/ski bum/bartender/snowcat operator/whitewater raft guide. If I were you, had developed what you did and filed for a patent, I would try to market to a different customer. Work on selling your product to a company that can probably outsource to Asia and have them made for pennies.

    If I had a kindle and 5 bucks, I would buy one. Ask yourself this: How are you going to get visitors to your site? I ask this as I assume in a market that deals with things like ebook, iphone, etc., accessories, there are already internet marketers and manufacturers that have already locked up the top search engine results.

    More important than how your page looks, is how you are going to get your page in front of kindle owners. Keep in mind that at this point, that is your real issue. Not what people think of your website, but how are you going to get your site to potential buyers.

    I think your product is great and looks like it can be easily and cheaply manufactured. Forget individual $5.00 sales which will only accumulate after you either drop money on advertising or learn the game of getting on page 1 of Google in what is, no doubt, a highly competitive market with people who's full time job is to get on page 1 of Google in highly competitive markets.

    Go for a lump sum. Sell your idea and patent to a company, or some professional import/export person who has ties to cheap global labor, will be able to have it made for pennies, and has the advertising and marketing abilities to sell it for 3-4 times the price you are asking.

    As I said, I am merely another random knucklehead on the net, so what the hell do I know, but forget marketing yourself. It is a great idea. Sell that idea to a company for a nice hefty chunk of change.

    Best of luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
      Oh yea, file for a patent on rings that fit iPads and other devices and then sell those ideas too.
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    • Profile picture of the author kda1
      I like all of your ideas. I've been told that the concept is to sell the idea/product/license to some big company. Perhaps someone will guide me in the right direction on how to do that?

      As for search rank- you're right. I don't know much about the process and don't really care as I know a few changes made to my site won't change anything as far as search algorithms are concerned. I'm going to beat Amazon? Not likely.

      It seems the real necessity in getting recognition is to pay big money to google and others just to get a high ranking....and then pray for sales to increase.

      Whatever happened to the "better mouse trap" idea?

      Seriously, thank you, all for the comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author dfxgrid8
    I would invest in a wordpress site
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    • Profile picture of the author kda1
      Why should I use Wordpress?
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    • Profile picture of the author zharfan
      Originally Posted by dfxgrid8 View Post

      I would invest in a wordpress site
      WP is the best for IMers and the easiet to modified
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  • Profile picture of the author copilu0
    Maybe your website is too simple but your navigation is a little to difficult.You can also try to write more content about your product.
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    • Profile picture of the author kda1
      Originally Posted by copilu0 View Post

      Maybe your website is too simple but your navigation is a little to difficult.You can also try to write more content about your product.
      I was trying to be as easy to view as possible. Being bombarded by a huge amount of images and text is distracting and confusing.

      What do you think I should do improve navigation? Is it a matter only of where to put the links?

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Osho Garg
    Need Many Changes. Make Sure That Visitor No Need To Scroll (To Order Ring)
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    • Profile picture of the author kda1
      Originally Posted by Osho Garg View Post

      Need Many Changes. Make Sure That Visitor No Need To Scroll (To Order Ring)
      Scrolling is necessary as I need to know exactly which model the customer wants. PayPal doesn't offer any other way for product selection or being specific on which model someone would want.
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  • Profile picture of the author robie
    Maybe you can add some animations for the images like image slider powered with jquery.

    Just my quick thought to make your site looks more attractive
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackWar
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    Don't know why sometimes simplicity makes me bore.
    But I like your idea.. Try to make it more easier for general viewers..
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew H
    I feel that the first impression of a site is very important if you want a user to part with their money; they want to feel like you are already successful (ie: that's what a nice site shows).

    If you go and grab wordpress/joomla and a free/purchased template you can give off a much more professional look.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
    Google loves content. So why not write articles describing the various products.

    In order to gain trust and credibility from Internet surfers, you would need to have a proper image header with your site name and showing them exactly what your site is about. I also noticed the disclaimer/disclosure tabs are missing.

    How about changing the color of the theme?
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