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rita.pauline5
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Need constructive criticisms on 1st website

Hi Friends,

Would appreciate if anyone could through my first ever website, after so many attempts at completing it. My url is http://www.finalrotisseriereviews.com Kindly leave me any comments that can take me to the next level.

I just had it publish approx. 3 weeks ago and am working on building my backilinks and traffic.

Thank you.

RITA
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Rita Pauline is an avid writer who specializes in writing unbiased review articles on different rotisserie models designed to educate customers make the right purchase decision. You can follow her latest reviews, tips and best rotisserie deals at her website www.Final Rotisserie Reviews.com, where she writes about the Ronco Showtime , George Foreman Baby Rotisserie and the Cuininart Vertical Rotisserie including the electric and gas-powered rotisseries
 
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maryt
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Hi Rita,

The site looks clean, organized, and straight forward. However, I suggest you add more navigational buttons in your website. Besides the categories and groups you had at the right column of the page, it is better to also include a top menu.

Without the top menu, when you go to this page here- http://www.finalrotisseriereviews.com/r ... erie.html- your readers would have a hard time figuring out how to go back to your homepage or where to go next. There is no "home" button to click anywhere in the page and this makes navigation quite an inconvenience.

Remember, visitors may leave if they find your site quite hard to figure out due to lack of navigational buttons.

Additionally, you also lack optin box/sign-up form. This is one of the most important features you should have in your website since the optin box is where you will collect your subscribers list.

You also lack on-page optimization. The keywords you researched should also be optimized in your pages. Check if you have optimized the following:

*meta tags
* content- keywords should at least have 1% keyword density; keywords should be linked to the important pages in the site (internal pages, niche sites, and other related external links).
*tags feature should be activated within the posts
*pictures- should have their own description and also you can linked some photos to several of the important pages you want your visitors to go to.

I hope that helps.

Mary
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esolutions
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Hi,

Good looking site for the first time!

In addition to Mary's suggestions, you should also consider adding a tagline or title in the header that states that the site is the best place to find reviews.......

Also, in the page titles, possibly add the Final Rotisserie Reviews, so each title would read like "Ronco Showtime Rotisserie | Final Rotisserie Reviews". This helps people see that they are on a review page and also adds the word "review" to each title without being spammy and unnatural.

One more suggestion, work on the formatting of the actual content. Break it up into smaller chunks, use photos and generally make it easier and more attractive to read.
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rita.pauline5
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Hi esolutions,

TQ for the helpful tips to improve my website.

Just some quick ques. on yr all-in-one hosting & essential marketing tools:-
a) Can I create websites like my rotisserie site or just 1 pg blogs?
b) 4 free domains - can I register as .coms or do I need to pay extra?
c) Is this a MLM site or one to promote for creating websites?

Rita
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Rita Pauline is an avid writer who specializes in writing unbiased review articles on different rotisserie models designed to educate customers make the right purchase decision. You can follow her latest reviews, tips and best rotisserie deals at her website www.Final Rotisserie Reviews.com, where she writes about the Ronco Showtime , George Foreman Baby Rotisserie and the Cuininart Vertical Rotisserie including the electric and gas-powered rotisseries
 
jay3
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rita.pauline5 wrote:Hi Friends,

Would appreciate if anyone could through my first ever website, after so many attempts at completing it. My url is http://www.finalrotisseriereviews.com Kindly leave me any comments that can take me to the next level.

I just had it publish approx. 3 weeks ago and am working on building my backilinks and traffic.

Thank you.

RITA


Hi Rita,

I'd start building a list. What you could do, is have an optin box in the top right above the fold and have it redirect to a separate landing page with the video and "visit website" on it.

At least that way you'll be building a subscriber base ;-)

I think an optin box with a facebook share (instead of an email optin) might work well, since people interested in your site will typically have friends in their circles that also do the same.

You''ll have to test it out.

Cheers,
Jay
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jcayetano1
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There's more you can do. Especially on the footer of the product pages. Social Media bookmarking, more outgoing links to the shop page.
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esolutions
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rita.pauline5 wrote:Hi esolutions,

TQ for the helpful tips to improve my website.

Just some quick ques. on yr all-in-one hosting & essential marketing tools:-
a) Can I create websites like my rotisserie site or just 1 pg blogs?
b) 4 free domains - can I register as .coms or do I need to pay extra?
c) Is this a MLM site or one to promote for creating websites?

Rita



Hi Rita,

You're welcome:)

A. Yes, you can create any type of site that you want, it's hosting.
B. I'm not sure if the domain registration is included or if that just means that you get 4 domains on that type of account. I have used it for years now and upgraded because I have over 80 sites on there.
C. Not sure what you mean. They have a very good compensation program if you're interested, besides, it's for services that every marketer needs.

Message me and I'll be happy to help you.
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swarlley
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Hey Rita,

It looks like you're off to a good start. I looked at your site 10 days ago when you posted this and just looked again now.

I really like your banner up top. Very professional and it makes me hungry ;)

Here are my suggestions on how to make the site even better:

Add more articles. It has been 10 days since I checked out the site and haven't seen any more articles added. The more articles you have posted, the more chances you have to get people to come to your site and buy something.

Add some more affiliate links to the product. Most pages only have the one link at the top of the page. Add one at the bottom too so the visitors know where to go after they've read the article.

You should have the images on the upper left of each article also lead to the affiliate site like the 'visit website' button does.

Some of your articles could use subheadings to help break it up and make it easier to read. If you can fit your keyword into these subheadings that is helpful for your on-page SEO. Assign these headings h2 and h3 tags for the added SEO benefit.

I see that you have your EzineArticles link on the page. I think that should go away. It does nothing to help you and may lead some visitors away from your site for no reason. 99% of the people reading about rotisserie will have no idea what EzineArticles is anyway.

Lastly, you could try adding some kind of plugin or addon to allow people to share your site socially with Facebook, Twitter or Google+. I use 'Slick Social Share Buttons' for my Wordpress sites.

Let me know if you have any questions about this,
Chris
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mark schaaf
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I like the looks of your site it looks clean and easy to follow, the only thing I am torn about and is the same thing I look at on my sites and go back and forth about is the box around the pictures, I put up sites and put a picture in a box like you have then I take the box out and just leave the picture, then I will put the box back with the picture in it again. I can never seem to be able to decide how I want it to look like, As I side one day I like the box around the picture and the next day i don't.
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