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Hi all,

Please review my new website that is still very early, and a work in progress. Provide candid and honest feedback. For give me that there is no hyperlink...says i need to have 15 posts to include a link.

trinityhomerenovations.com

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John Hoagland
 

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Looks good but its width is over 100% in firefox.

I suggest downloading FireFox and Google Chrome and Safari. This will allow you to design a website that works in all browsers.
 

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Looks good but its width is over 100% in firefox.

I suggest downloading FireFox and Google Chrome and Safari. This will allow you to design a website that works in all browsers.
Yeah, the width is over 100% in Firefox, Chrome, and I.E.

1024 x 768 is still the most popular screen resolution. You should try to optimize it in that resolution.
 

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Hammer & Nail is right

<title>Welcome to Trinity Home Renovations</title> You should adjust this. Put keyphrases so the Search Engines know how to rank it.

Something like:

Webster, NY Remodeler Home Remodeling Webster
All of your pages have the same title tags - it could hurt you in Google and Yahoo. Also would suggest adding more text describing what you have done on your kitchen page, decks page and others. Search engines aren't real happy with pages full of just images. Also wouldn't hurt to start a blog highlighting some questions you get asked or some helpful info for potential customers.

I would also suggest to get a listing in your local "Best of the Web" directory.
 

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definetely needs Search Engine Optimization

has a nice presentation, and now you should focus on being found. Type in whatever services you do, and also the regions, counties or towns you service. See how fast Service Magic or Angie's List, etc., comes up before you. Ensure to be found within the first few listings as your target goal and more traffic will come to your site. And when they find you, they will find a good image. Good luck. Brian
 

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I found it kinda hard to locate pictures of your work.
You want your customers to be able to find your portfolio quick and easy. There should be a link from the home page.
 

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I don't mean to pee in the water here but I think the site needs a lot of work.

The logo is nice for a Christian football team but I think not for a construction business, the pictures should be of more high-end work rather than a pretty simple kitchen and a fauxe stone chimney. It is too wide but I can see it all on my 21" screen.

Sorry to be a negative but a little constructive criticism Hopefully will be a good thing.

Andy.
 

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I'm going to pee in the cheerios, I think it's pretty rough.

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Design

Number 1, it's built on standard HTML. PITA to change, update, and add to later. Consider building it on a CMS, and you instantly have a website that you don't want to strangle every time you need to make changes or add things. Plus you get built in flexiblity so your website is scalable, and grows with your business.

It's a fixed width, but it's way way way too big. Build it so that it fits on a 1024x800 resolution monitor, but won't look like junk one higher res.

The header is a waste of space, and the image looks all stretched out. Put a clear call to action button up there that's on every page so the visitor knows exactly what to do when they want to talk to you.

It doesn't look like there is any real strategy, what do you want the visitor to do? Is this website to capture leads? Educate potential clients on your service? Differentiate yourself from the competition?

Nothing POPS! on the page, it all kinda washes in together. Use subheadings and graphics to define what's important (and what you want them to see/take action on).

Your navigation gets lost in the page, at first I couldn't find it. Remember, your visitor can look at a million different contractors pages, completely free or charge from the comfort of their own home. What's going to make them stick around long enough on your page to make them interested in hiring you?

I'd make a separate gallery page and group the pics according to job type. With some of the words linked on the Services page and some not it looks hodge podge and confusing.

Well done on the contact form, that's a real bright spot on your website!

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SEO

Rough again. Title tag doesn't contain keywords, and you are targeting way way way way way toooooooooo many keywords. Whittle it down to two local and one broad to start off with. Find out the one's that are bringing in the most traffic and pound them away.

Obviously, On Page SEO doesn't apply here because you have too many keywords to be effective.

Remember, the website is about the visitor, not your business. Talk more in terms of what they want and not what you can do. A couple of tweaks and you'll be well on your way to a better website.

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Don't take any of that as a personal attack, just trying to help you make your website shine!

Any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask or PM me!

Justin
 

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Looks great.

If I may add my 2 cents, add some before and after pictures side by side. And if you have access to Photoshop, just make your pictures a little higher contrast and sharpen them a bit to make them look nicer.

The coupon opens slow since its PDF, you can just do it in GIF format so it opens ultra fast.
 

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looks alright, i honestly would give it about a 6 on a scale to 10 how about some
more or different pics and i would break up the writing theres no to much white space. some times less is more. not trying to be mean just honest. i know mine isn't perfect either. websites are ever changing works in progress, good for a starter site.
 
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