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Please review Antiques & Collectibles website

Discussion in 'Websites' started by North Carolina SEO, Jun 3, 2004.

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    I have a rather new client website at http://www.seawitchantiques.com. The site represents a small Antiques and Collectibles dealer near Topsail Island North Carolina. The focus is for SEO generated traffic.

    I value your opinions and comments.

    Thanks in advance,
    SEMrush
     
    North Carolina SEO, Jun 3, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Old Welsh Guy

    Old Welsh Guy Notable Member

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    Hiya Michael,

    did you do this site? If so you have done a great job of trying to spam the search engines. What is all that hidden text on the welcome splash page about? Same colour text on background is a sure fire way to pick up a penalty.

    There really is no need for it, and the first page is way too controling with that auto redirect/refresh thing going on.

    Pull it apart, and start again I say. Put the text yoiu want up there for both the viewer and the Spiders. Hell it's not like your shooting at a great big competitive keyword phrase. The phrases your shooting at a re a walk in the park. No reason to spam, least of all with this site.

    Sorry to be so blunt but you did ask, and I would rather you dislike me and get your site sorted, than like me for telling you its great when it ain't

    OWG
     
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    North Carolina SEO Well-Known Member

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    Hi OWG,

    Please do not feel that being honest would put me off. This was my first attempt at SEO which has driven a bit of traffic to the site. As you say, there is a much better way. I appreciate your statements and have every intent to modify accordingly.

    As for others reading this post, I would also appreciate other comments for me to consider when I redo the site as well.

    Again thanks and never feel like being up front with me is a bad thing!
     
    North Carolina SEO, Jun 3, 2004 IP
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    North Carolina SEO Well-Known Member

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    OWG,

    Per your post, I have made multiple changes and have improved in the rankings as a result. Thanks!
     
    North Carolina SEO, Jun 29, 2004 IP
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    jinmin Active Member

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    all looks good to me. the site is user-friendly and easy to navigate. The header has the "antiques" feeling ...great job !
     
    jinmin, Apr 11, 2010 IP
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    It looks too 1995ishh to me
     
    Pablo Peillard, Jul 22, 2010 IP
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    allanjohn Peon

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    layout looks good but the website needs to be flashy. the color scheme makes it look very old.
     
    allanjohn, Jul 22, 2010 IP
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    setu13 Peon

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    Website is good but change the background colour
     
    setu13, Jul 28, 2010 IP
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    MTT-Strategy.com Greenhorn

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    looks a little older style but maybe thats way it should look cuz antiques :)
     
    MTT-Strategy.com, Sep 10, 2010 IP
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    Hi this is a non SEO comment because I'm just a simple man not some SEO clever chap but I do know loads about Spending my own money on stuff lol :)

    I think you should do more to for the shopper, remember these guys are into antiques so they are into information and history, I would have more information about the different manufacturers for example on your home page you have a plate made by Royal Bassett in England, If I'm into antiques I should be able to click on something to learn a little more about Royal Bassett, I would also suggest you write more content on the actual items.

    This is just my opinion, I do not buy antiques however I have spent far too much time watching antique related tv shows.

    Just my 2c

    Thanks

    Dave
     
    daveman, Sep 11, 2010 IP
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    zosh Peon

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    The site looks good, you might want to support the grid with some colored surfacess.
     
    zosh, Apr 28, 2011 IP
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    mojomike Greenhorn

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    you should feature some "products of the month" on the home page because it doesn't initially look like an ecommerce site
     
    mojomike, Apr 30, 2011 IP
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    See all above and you have no html or xml sitemaps.

    Drachsi
     
    Drachsi, May 27, 2011 IP
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    You could still improve the layout
     
    bLiNNNk, May 27, 2011 IP
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    Overall a nice impressive website but do not limit yourself copy paste the widget codes on the footer.Be creative.
     
    a++, May 27, 2011 IP
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    Nice site, but the bottom of the homepage seems a bit cluttered.
     
    xgregx, May 29, 2011 IP
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    energyswitchaus Peon

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    Website Design
    Look and feel is the basic constraint which should be taken care firstly. Website design needs to be improved.

    Fresh Content for pages
    Need to add quality content so that pages can be indexed well.
     
    energyswitchaus, May 29, 2011 IP