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    Arrow Please Review: Free Web Directory

    I have recently launched a Free Web Directory.

    I appreciate if you could send me your feedback about the following:

    1. Design
    2. Navigation
    3. Content
    4. Speed & Performance
    5. SEO

    Visit: http://www.SearchPlace.com

    Thanks!

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    That 1995 warning is a bad bad idea. It reminds me of spyware. I don't dig the random bars under each category, do they corrolate to how much information is in each category? That would be useful info. Colors are not cohesive, you have blue and green. Pick one and stick with it.

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    Very good, i liked it very much, simple and clear. I didn't like the google ads at the bottom. REMOVE the ad at the header.
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    Good, maybe a back button when in subcategory, and not only the pathway at top.

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    yes clean and simple - I would have like to have seen more categories on the main page

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    design is clean and nice but, code is very dirty.. try revalidate your code...

    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...Inline&group=0

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    Dear All,

    Thanks for the great feedbacks.. I have removed the annoying ad and working on adding more categories and trying to keep the no of colors up to 3 at most..

    Jay-S..

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-S View Post
    design is clean and nice but, code is very dirty.. try revalidate your code...

    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...Inline&group=0
    The code is fine and clean, the issues mentioned by the validator errors are minor.. ALT is not required but very useful, especially for SEO... will work on fixing the other issues, thanks for bringing this up!

    Keep em coming!

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    The design isn't bad, but you really do have a lot of advertisements. I could be wrong, but I don't think your visitors will be super interested in reading the ads...

    Otherwise, the category groupings are okay. I don't know if they get specific enough for a large directory, but right now you don't have enough sites in it anyways.

    I would imagine building a search directory is difficult (I've never tried), but I would say to stick as close to Yahoo or Google's model as possible. After all, they've made billions of dollars, so they must be doing something right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maher View Post
    Dear All,

    Thanks for the great feedbacks.. I have removed the annoying ad and working on adding more categories and trying to keep the no of colors up to 3 at most..

    Jay-S..



    The code is fine and clean, the issues mentioned by the validator errors are minor.. ALT is not required but very useful, especially for SEO... will work on fixing the other issues, thanks for bringing this up!

    Keep em coming!
    it`s clean and nice???

    <img src="images/spacer.gif" alt="SearchPlace.com - Free Search Engine Directory" width="300" height="60" border="0"></a></td>
    no, it`s not - u can design all with css...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-S View Post
    it`s clean and nice???

    no, it`s not - u can design all with css...
    Hmm, you are right

    All will be sorted soon!

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    Crashed my browser. All I saw was the home page. Nice and clean.
    Last edited by gottarelocate; Sep 2, 2007 at 18:58.
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    Very easy to use and look around the categories.

    I would recommend making the 'submit link' stand out abit more? That is only a suggestion.

    Overall nice design for a directory
    Aaron Luckie - Paid search and SEO blog

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    New Updates:

    1. Related News Stories in every category
    2. Latest Approved Websites Section (main page)

    Any suggestions highly appreciated!

    http://www.SearchPlace.com

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    Visited your site again. Didn't crash this time. Nice site, clean, easy to navigate. You should get some work done on your content as most categories are empty or have little content. Site responds very quickly, which I like. Best of luck.
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