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Please review a work mates website/social portal.

Discussion in 'Site Review' started by James, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. James

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    Hi all,

    Friend of mine who works with me has set up a site, looking to get some feedback, I have helped him with a lot of consulting on this project lol... Comes to me every lunch at work asking a million questions...

    Still alot of bugs to fix but yeah check it out and post some feedback -

    http://www.air-guru.com/
     
  2. joe

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    good effort. I'd be a little concerned about having heaps of thin pages and relying on UGC to flesh them out.
     
  3. James

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    Yeah I raised the concern with him having all the UGC thin content pages, think he is generating some unique content to assist with this issue.
     
  4. johno69

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    I like the look of it.

    As mentioned, pretty thin on content though.

    The search box seems to have a loading imaging just hanging there.

    Also i'd change (c) to ©.
     
  5. joe

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    I spidered it and found a few issues but was expecting to find heaps more given the size of the site.

    Found a few 404's, mainly logo images.

    Dupe titles on these sort of pages http://www.air-guru.com/all-airlines/c
    Maybe noindex,follow them.

    Some duplication of URLs caused by trailing slash vs non-trailing slash.
    e.g.
    http://www.air-guru.com/contact/
    http://www.air-guru.com/contact
    http://www.air-guru.com/
    http://www.air-guru.com

    Could sort that with mod rewrite or being careful where you link. Or not, doesn't seem like a big issue and I'm nit picking.

    Your mate is gonna need a stack of content and links. It's a good platform, though, could probably do well selling out to a big company.
     
  6. FirstPageResults

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    A few things I noticed:

    Flickr stream is breaking the layout on this page:
    http://www.air-guru.com/airlines/qantas

    404 error from the footer link to the about page.


    Other that that, decent start. Facebook connect might be a good addition..
     
  7. James

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    Yeah he said he was fixing that,

    Heaps of link issues, needs to fix them =)