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alex.mcclure4
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Would appreciate a review of my first site

This is my first site, not anywhere near finished but wondered if I'm on the right lines. Feedback, Google+1, Likes all welcome :)

http://www.socialmediamarketingclassroom.com

Thanks.

Alex
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Hi Alex,

Great start!

My initial concerns are:

1. The header image does NOT fit the professional clean design of the rest of the site, get that fixed
2. Get your free report is not a very effective headline, people don't want free reports, they want a solution to a problem
3. Being that it is a social media site and in general, it is lacking in imagery. Use happy people, cool events, stuff that creates a connection. That's what social is all about!
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Hi Matt

appreciate the feedback

Thanks

Alex
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Hi Alex,

Sorry this came in late.

As for my feedback:

Wow. This is your first site seriously? :)

Congratulations! I mean, everything seemed perfect on your first try :)

I suggest you put on colors and perhaps improve your header a bit more in terms of "aesthetics"? If you noticed social media niche provides warm colors of blues, greens, and so on.

I think it would be great to somehow pattern your site design and look at these colors so people will instantly recognize your site specializing in this niche, even if they have not read the entire content yet.

You can also add more photos and videos.

I see that you already started interlinking your pages. Have you also linked your products within your content as well? If not, you can start doing this too.

While the Products page is a good idea, it is also necessary to insert your products though your pages so to increase click-throughs.

Overall, your website looks clean and organized. But in my opinion, you need to "pimp" your pages a little with regards to the way it looks- more colors and graphics.

I hope that helps.

Mary
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Hi Mary

Thanks for your kind words about the site.

Regarding the header I think you have viewed the old one with the black background I have already change this.

I agree about the images and have started adding more, I have more videos planned as well.

There are links to the products but will add some calls to action as well.

Thanks again for your feedback this has helped greatly.

Alex
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You're welcome :)

I am looking forward to the changes and good luck! :)

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marytordecilla wrote:You're welcome :)

I am looking forward to the changes and good luck! :)

Mary


Hi Mary

I have implemented some changes as you advised.

How do you think it is now?

Alex
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Hi Alex,

Great improvement. I love the change in your header. Just one thing- the social media icons at the left seemed small and too opaque. You may want to make this more visible :)

I guess that it! Continue to add more content and remember to interlink your pages (prioritize the pages that will bring you sales).

Great work on the site :)

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Hi Alex,

If thats your first site, then wow! great job buddy, i am also a newbie, learning! This is a great forum and very informative, just reading the above comments made so much sense. All the best with your site, looks really good!

Vishal
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