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« on: January 22, 2010 08:21:20 PM »

I broke down and paid someone to help me out with it after 6 months of promising myself I'd find time to get it all fixed up myself. I'm loving it so far- there are still a few missing bits (like the entire "about" section), but it's getting there.

I was on Etsy for a few months and didn't make any sales there at all. I had my new site up less than a week before I got my first sale. It's been up since just after the first though, and that's the only sale I've made. But- I haven't started advertising it yet, beyond it being on my business cards and such, because I really want it to be as perfect as possible before I invest in that. I don't want to spend money to send people to a messed up website!

So- if you're willing to take a peek and let me know if you notice anything that can be improved upon, I'd appreciate it a TON!

It's www.elliemonster.com 

« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010 11:20:39 AM »

ah that looks really good and professional Smiley the theme is perfect, it's easy to navigate and everything's spic and span.

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010 09:20:33 PM »

Thanks so much for the input!

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010 07:01:30 PM »

Hello I am new here but wanted to give my input here Smiley since this one of my fields of expertise.

1 - There appears to be no optimization to your website at all. This is back end stuff that we can't see but it is VITAL to your search engine placement and sales. The less text you have especially on your home page the less effective it is for your search engine optimization.

2 - The text is a bit to small for comfortable viewing for the majority of people.

3 - On items like this http://www.elliemonster.com/products/men/S1_2.html it would be best to allow for a zoom in on the images to allow detailed view of any patterns/pics on the item.

The color scheme is nice and its always attractive to have a dark background to make photos pop Smiley The biggest deal for your sales bottom line would likely be the optimization. There is not a single page on your site that is optimized for your benefit. I holds no page rank and could use more text content that is focused and targeted on what you are actually providing Smiley

Hope that wasn't to harsh as it was only meant to be constructive. Smiley


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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010 11:32:01 PM »

It's very cool! I love how the website theme also fits the style of your products. I was just going to mention exactly what BullyMart said - although I'm not huge at the idea of search engine optimization, there just really isn't much for search engines to read. Other then that, I think it's great!

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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010 04:58:26 AM »

I like your site. Honestly, though, I was a little confused by the fact that "store" meant brick and mortar store and "shop" meant online shop. Shop could probably be changed to online shop fairly easily, but I can't think of a concise way to let people know that if they want to look at what they can buy, "store" is the wrong place to go.
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