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Website Suggestions - Worried people leaving home page

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:35 pm
by vanspek
Good Morning,

I was wondering if someone with knowledge was able to view my website and make suggestions as to where I can improve. I am worried potential clients are leaving after the home page. Factors:
1) Speed
2) Information
3) Interest

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
www.bossmokedfish.com

Thank you,
vanspek

Re: Website Suggestions - Worried people leaving home page

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:11 pm
by inSquare
Hi,

Page speed could be a problem, it does load very slowly - the background image is 470kb which is a reasonable size, especially if the viewers connection is slow or the hosting server is slow (which it appears to be).

In terms of the page itself, it's not bad - in fact the header and menu are quite nice. It all goes wrong for me with the picture - I'm not buying your building, I'm buying your fish, so show me a picture of it, or preferably a few!!

The pictures of the actual products are tiny, different sizes, not aligned, etc, etc - that's the thing you're selling, make it look nice...

Also, a 'call to action' (horrible, over used marketing phrase alert :D ) would be useful - maybe a 'contact us' box, or a newsletter sign-up, something to get people to interact.

Really not a bad effort overall, just think more about why people are visiting the site and change to suit.

Craig.

Re: Website Suggestions - Worried people leaving home page

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:48 pm
by vanspek
Thank you I will look into your suggestions and make neccessary changes.
Appreciated.

Re: Website Suggestions - Worried people leaving home page

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:56 pm
by inSquare
No problem at all, make sure you post back and show us the fruits (or should that be fish.....sorry) or your labour.

Craig.

Re: Website Suggestions - Worried people leaving home page

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:18 pm
by vanspek
I'm attempted to make a slideshow to present all pictures better but am having trouble finding a good free extension to use.

Re: Website Suggestions - Worried people leaving home page

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:49 pm
by vanspek
Hello,

So I have made changes mostly to the front page as I thought this was our weak spot. Any input?

Also we most likely will not make it an e-commerce site as we are a processor/manufacteur selling mostly to distributors/wholesalers.

Thanks,
vanspek

Re: Website Suggestions - Worried people leaving home page

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:07 pm
by SimonHayter
7-10secs to capture your audience, if your not inspired in that time! then that's the reason :P

Re: Website Suggestions - Worried people leaving home page

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:14 pm
by telme
Hi!
I saw your website
I think it is a bit slow due to the large volume of images in the page load quickly?