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Jan 16, 2010 12:05 |  #1

Here's the link: www.hrephoto.com (external link). Any feedback is appreciated: comments, criticism, and nit picks. This is just mainly a place for me to display my photos, and potentially get my name out there. I'm not looking for wedding jobs or anything like that.

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Jan 16, 2010 13:48 |  #2

Lose the splash page, does nothing but make the visitor have to click to get to your actual content. Personally I don't like all Flash sites and would like a little more info as in text.

I also wouldn't adversite that you are so young, some people might try and take advantage of that.


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Jan 16, 2010 13:54 |  #3

It looks like a site of photographs but seems to lack anything that explains what you are aiming to do. Not even the landing page does before you get to the flash bit.


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Jan 16, 2010 14:57 as a reply to  @ SwitchBlade's post |  #4

This is just mainly a place for me to display my photos, and potentially get my name out there. I'm not looking for wedding jobs or anything like that. I agree with cdwise in that I don't like the splash page, however I'm going to leave it there to make it easier for search engines to find it.




  
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Jan 16, 2010 15:56 |  #5

ummm think you got your wires crossed on that one, splash pages are very bad for search engines.
A search engine looks at your site and currently sees:

ENTER

Thats not a very good indication of what the site is about....
My advice is loose the splash screen

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Hmm actually if you want your site to be search engine friendly you have a fair amount to do. The main site currently looks like:

This site requires flash. Please visit HERE to download the flash player.

Might be a good advert for adobe but not great for photography...


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Jan 16, 2010 16:29 |  #6

misterbassman wrote in post #9406439 (external link)
Hmm actually if you want your site to be search engine friendly you have a fair amount to do. The main site currently looks like:

This site requires flash. Please visit HERE to download the flash player.

Might be a good advert for adobe but not great for photography...

Haha ok. Do you recommend that I add text to the splash page or get rid of it and do something else?




  
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Jan 16, 2010 16:32 |  #7

I would recommend getting rid of it all together.

I would then set up an alternative page for non flash users, this can also be seen by search engines, it doesn't need to be anything nice, it just needs to focus on content really.


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Jan 16, 2010 16:34 |  #8

Nistelrooydude wrote in post #9406171 (external link)
This is just mainly a place for me to display my photos, and potentially get my name out there. I'm not looking for wedding jobs or anything like that. I agree with cdwise in that I don't like the splash page, however I'm going to leave it there to make it easier for search engines to find it.

Spash pages, especially empty ones like you have will hurt not help your SEO.


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Jan 16, 2010 18:44 as a reply to  @ cdwise's post |  #9

I think I might just add some text to the splash page so I don't have to spend more money than I already am. Thanks for the advice.




  
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Jan 16, 2010 20:10 |  #10

Went to the web page and it was a bit slow to load and to be honest as a new user visiting the page i was unsure exactly what is the topic or object of your web page.




  
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Jan 16, 2010 22:04 as a reply to  @ BlindGuyTakingPictures's post |  #11

I'll fix my OP.




  
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Jan 17, 2010 02:04 |  #12

Nistelrooydude wrote in post #9407345 (external link)
I think I might just add some text to the splash page so I don't have to spend more money than I already am.

Hang about, you paid for that?


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Jan 17, 2010 12:15 |  #13

SwitchBlade wrote in post #9409330 (external link)
Hang about, you paid for that?

The site, not the splash page. Don't worry, I'm not that clueless about website making.




  
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