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    SitePoint Enthusiast pickledshark's Avatar
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    PLEASE REVIEW - SharkInformation - Experimental project review and advice

    Hey all,

    I have setup this site as a bit of an experiment and side project for myself, to test SEO and the feasibility of this type of project.

    My aim is to provide information on Sharks, build up traffic and a user base then look to generate revenue from advertising and possibly selling products.

    The site was knocked up quickly using an open source website template which I customised a bit. I am not a designer so you will quickly spot the lack of logo and nice touches.

    I am quite interested to know what I could do to improve peoples experience at the site, helping them to come back, tell friends, bookmark etc. I am also interested in any SEO improvements you can suggest (behind the scenes I am doing link exchanges, promoting in forums, submitting to directorys).

    Please give me what you got, good and bad!

    www.sharkinformation.co.uk

    Many thanks,
    Carey
    Last edited by pickledshark; Sep 1, 2006 at 09:07.
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    The most simplest layout.
    A lot of free spaces.
    More into Ads than information.
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    Word Painter silver trophy Shyflower's Avatar
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    First of all, if you're doing an experiment for just one word (shark) you'll find its very difficult to get high ranks. Target a couple of keyword phrases.

    Several of your pages are content poor. Search engines don't like doorway pages with no content. If you want them to follow your links, you need to improve your content strength.

    Although there is a lot of argument on both sides of code validation, it's my opinion that anything that makes a page easier to parse makes it load faster and overall improves the page. Your home page code has 13 errors. I'd take a look at it and validate it if I were you.

    If you're interested in SEO, read the SEO FAQs page here.

    http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=182915

    There are a whole lot of good tips on how to optimize a page properly to get higher rankings.
    Linda Jenkinson
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    Simple if a little old school... the css on the boxes are a little square go look at some of the styles at htt://cssplay.co.uk Stu has a couple of neat trix for making a site more... now! give him and his site a look.

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    well its a good example of css, but graphically speaking its quite lacking. try spicing it up a little bit and getting away from strict css. unless of course that is what you are going for...


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