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    Review my "movie, music, camera reviews website"

    Hi

    Kindly review my website Loud Review

    Please give me feedback regarding layouts, usability, seo friendliness, content and stickiness of the website.

    Also, advice me what can I do to make users feel like coming on the site again

    Thanks in advance

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    First of all, it's really got a lot going on. Lots of reviews begging for my attention.

    I've said this many times in this particular section of SPF, but I still wish there was a home page. Even clicking Home doesn't give me a paragraph of info of what to do.

    Also, these are all pretty old movies...you might want to modernize.

    The logo is sort of cool, but I wish you would erase the bit of gray sticking up over the checkmark.

    There's a lot of empty space.

    The left side takes up what looks to be 80% of my screen, which gets kind of annoying when I go fullscreen on a 1920 monitor.

    The color scheme seems fine, but a lot of people are doing an orange and blue color scheme nowadays. you might want to change that if you want to stand out more.

    ~TehYoyo

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    I'd like to see the number of reviews next to the number of stars.

    Above the short review form it says:

    Write:

    Review
    Summary
    How to
    Story/Poem
    Blog

    I understand "Review" and "Summary", but the others don't make any sense to me. How does a poem or how-to fit with the overall theme of the site?

    One of the movies in the top row, Jersey Score, didn't have an image to go with it, which looks unprofessional. Looking further into Jersey Score, I see that it's a gay porn flick. None of the images are suitable for general audiences. You may want to create a separate section for porn reviews, so as not to alienate other visitors.

    Under 'Music Albums' and 'Recent Reviews' was 'Playground Equipment'. These "reviews" were just an excuse to link to someone's playground equipment sales site.

    Do you moderate reviews before posting them? This might be a good idea. You don't want your site to become something that you never intended.

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    I'm a newbie, don't trust my instincts. These are just my impressions.

    The home page looks great, I'll focus on where I can think of improvements:

    This site feels professional to me. Maybe it's because it uses the style of various other film/book sites, but it feels like this is a successful site. The layout is great but obviously what it needs is content. While it doesn't yet have much content, all the pages are a little too empty.

    Perhaps some header image/colour would help. Feels like something hasn't loaded in the header section, it's 'missing something'. I'm using 1920x1080 and there's a long way between the logo and the search bar, with a lot of nothing. The page ends up being too white.

    A lot of the reviews are missing content, do you have an example page of a product/movie that has a page relatively full of content?

    Also, for some reason the title/cover images would not always load on the item review page for me, even when a title/cover image was shown on other pages.

    I'm using Chrome, win7.

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    In my opinion, layout is great:

    Few things that might help....

    Where it says: Entertainment Reviews, Book Reviews, Place Reviews and Recent Article (They are section headers with a blue background), Make these bigger to stand out more so that they are clear headers.

    Things that will make people come back:

    Get a forum on there!!!
    Get reviewing more up to date stuff..... Your SEO is going to need to be hot.. they need to be good reviews... The more content that is on your site the more people are going to use it.
    The reviews that are there at the moment are rubbish... Just focus on getting good content!!! The more you can get on there the better!!

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    In addition I would say that there a lot of information on the index page and you need to think how to make navigation more convinient!
    Good luck,
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    Here's my take

    The Good:

    - I like the check mark theme in the logo and the navigation on the upper right

    - Seems like you have a bunch of content

    - The layout is consistent over the pages

    The Bad:

    - It is very busy. Almost cluttered looking. You don't have to have everything on the front page. Sometimes, having more choices will actually decrease visitor interaction

    - I personally don't like the 100% width of the site. I think it would look better with a little blank space on each side

    - At least on the Cameras and Products pages, the excerpts contained code. Not all of the reviews, but several.

    Action Items:

    - Consider changing the overall width of the site to 90% or narrower.

    - Limit the number of recent articles to 5-10 or so (currently have way too many)

    - Put your "+1" icon near the top. That tends to be where people see it most and will likely click on it. The site is so long, not sure how many make it all the way down to the bottom, but everyone sees the top.

    Hope all this helps. Good Luck

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    Not bad...just to much info -but with little work here and there....will go long way!!

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    website looks really professional..But I need some changes..It is some what old design..You can add some more template and design to it.

    With the white base you may use some bright color..that will look elegant..otherwise its loading time is fast, easy to navigate..

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    Some of My Suggestions :

    1) Some of your Movies Photos and Photo's of members who have reviewed are disappeared and has the No Image Error box..which makes it feel that your site is still under contruction

    2) On the Movie Section First of all I would love to see a Categorization like Bollywood Movies and Hollywood Movies here it is all mixed and confuses the user..

    3) Again i think there is some programming bug as on the Movie section some reviews have the HTML tags visible like
    <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; ">
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    I like the Sidebar which has the Facebook recommendation and like faces...this is what makes your site more popular on social networking sites...

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    Some images are not displaying correctly which makes the site like unprofessional.

    Overall I like your side bar and the inclusion of Facebook box. I think the front page is alittle to busy though, you need to find a good way to seperate the different sections.

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    You know the saying about a "jack of all trades?" Biggest issue is focus. Music, movies... cameras and cell phones? I'd split the site in two. Focus on music and movies here, and then create another site for the rest, if you think it's needed.

    Cross link for traffic's sake, but focus. It's kind of like saying I run the best "Italian, Chinese, Mexican, French restaurant in town". Are people join to trust your credibility?

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    To deal with the info overload, I would give each category (TV programs, Music Albums, Book Review...) a page of there own.

    Internet users have become accustomed to navigating sites in a category structure and it's difficult to retrain
    them. Large shopping portals like Amazon can get away with this kind of stuff because they have built up
    a loyal user base that isn't going anywhere. However, even on a site like Amazon, the area above the fold is
    organized in a familiar and mostly uncluttered manner.

    Your front page should focus on a few featured posts. Allow your users to find the rest of your site through
    well laid out navigation and search.

    Overall, I like the web 2.0 look of your site and the logo looks great.

    Good job.

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    The content seems too much and not focusing on the things you want to advertise


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