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Please Review My First Joomla Site

Post by somethingabout » Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:21 am

Hello everyone this is my first Joomla website that I have created and also the first time I have posted in this forum. I have been an avid reader of the forum gaining bits of information to help complete this website project.

I would now like to test the water with this website showcase to see if I am heading in the right direction before I add the rest of my content like reviews, articles onto my site

Please review and post your comments

Website URL http://www.somethingaboutpoker.com

Template: Customized by designers at Elance

Additional Extensions:

1. Fireboard forum,
2. community builder,
3. Jom comment,
4. art banner plus,
5. affiliate text ads,
6. Awesom (Amazon shop),
7. JR Reviews, Letterman,
8. Seyret (Videos)

Plus a few more…

Custom Development:

1. Front page was customized to display new articles, reviews and products
2. Side panel customized on the right was done to add show new reviews or products added to site.

Other Features:

Directory section - I have utilized JR Reviews so I can have the rating system available and to make the site look consistent, proper reviews will be in the reviews section.

Articles - not fully formatted how I would like them, I have to manually add the affiliate banners in the content of the articles but may get Elance to design it so banners get automatically placed.

Shop – Consists of Awesom Amazon shop plug in, I still get a few issues with this when more than one person clicks on a link that looks at a product, I may have to change back to a normal page and add items in manually and just have the Amazon affiliate link added myself per item.

Additional Comments:

I would like people review the style of the site, code the loading time, any issues that people can see arise, a solution to a better shop would help greatly and anything else would be much appreciated.

I have done mini marketing tests and have had 3 affiliate sales a small amount of leads and comments; I just want to get things right before I roll out the big marketing plan

Kind regards

Matthew
My First Joomla Niche Website http://www.somethingabout.com

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Re: Please Review My First Joomla Site

Post by riz » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:04 am

Excellent site, Matthew. Keep it up!
Thanking you in anticipation.
Looking forward,
Regards,
Riz

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Re: Please Review My First Joomla Site

Post by somethingabout » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:39 am

Thanks Riz,

I'm still trying to iron all the bugs out before we add more content and start our full marketing plan.

Can you see anything I need to improve?

Regards

Matthew :)
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Re: Please Review My First Joomla Site

Post by pmg » Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:03 pm

Good work! Real nice and clean website.

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Re: Please Review My First Joomla Site

Post by somethingabout » Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:44 pm

:) Thanks PMG, I've tried to keep it clean so it has a soothing on the eye effect, and to keep visitors viewing longer

Cheers

Matt

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Re: Please Review My First Joomla Site

Post by citysonlineusa » Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:24 pm

Site looks very nice ;) but I couldn't figure out how to shop. Just didn't seem to do anything!

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Re: Please Review My First Joomla Site

Post by somethingabout » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:02 am

Thanks Joe,

I have been having issues with Awesom Amzoop (An Amazon.com plug-in) and am looking for an aternative solution, all sales are through affiliate companies

Cheers

Matt :)
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Re: Please Review My First Joomla Site

Post by Rufus Quail » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:15 pm

I like it. You don't offer comments on reviews. Did you decide against that or does Jom Comment not provide that configuration? Just curious. ;D
Thanks

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Re: Please Review My First Joomla Site

Post by marc74 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:07 am

Your site looks neat and clean.


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