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redroses.com.au

Discussion in 'Site Review' started by neddy, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. neddy

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    I got my son to knock me up a quick holding page for www.redroses.com.au.

    What do you think?

    With Valentines Day just around the corner, I might even pick up a bit of business from one of the three affiliate ads. :D
     
  2. snoopy

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    Not worth spending time on custom coming soon pages.....usually they are a sign of nothing to come. It's junk.
     
  3. neddy

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    Thank you for your "positive" comments Snoopy.

    I think I would die of a heart attack if anyone ever received your praise - or even half a word of encouragement. But at least you're consistent.

    And by the way, it's a bit more than a coming soon page - I have other reasons for putting it up.
     
  4. James

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    It is a decent attempt for a younger kid imo, websites are not easy.

    My advice is try and train up your son to learn how to set up very basic Wordpress sites, I will admit I am not the most technical coder out their but I feel any one can set up a Wordpress with a little bit of reading.

    Example of a template which is one of the stock one, probably spent 2 mins on this site hehe, needs a bit of work even the stock wording is still on it..

    http://realhairwigs.com.au/

    You could even chop it up and replace the girl with a rose...
     
  5. neddy

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    I agree with you about Wordpess James - and hopefully my son will embrace that one day (if he ever decides to stop playing guitars).

    But I wanted the site up quickly for other reasons than just a holding page - or the chance to earn a few bucks on affiliate commissions.

    You'll have to read between the lines there ............ ;)
     
  6. snoopy

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    I guess the question is "what benefit is it really going to bring".

    The affiliate links aren't going to do anything for you unless it has type in traffic. SEO benefit of having a page like that I think is doubtful, I don't think Google is going to rank it in any meaningful way and personally I'd be worried about it getting penalised.

    Finally what really is the point on working on a coming soon page? Would be better off working on the real site. Personally I'm a fan of putting up half baked sites, but not things with no content and a few affiliate links.
     
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    Snoop Dog

    LOL @ Snoop always full of praise and great advice. :D
     
  8. neddy

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    Oh Snoopy - read between the lines please. :)

    I just sent you a PM to explain what I'm trying to do.

    Cheers, Ned
     
  9. snoopy

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    Replied - still think putting it up is a mistake.
     
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    that's the best site about red roses i've seen today
     
  11. James

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    You should make some basic tweaks to the <title> tag and add more content below the affiliate banners imo...Also try and add on a meta description which is CTR friendly, maby throw in some social media areas too.
     
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    I think you always have to at least look like you are trying no matter what the hidden agenda is
     
  13. neddy

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    Just a follow up on this.

    It's funny how timing works sometimes, but since I purchased it on the NF AMA, I have had three separate expressions of interest on the domain.

    I was looking forward to developing it, but someone has now made me a decent offer (on behalf of an enduser), and I have agreed to sell it. I know
    they will do a great job with the site.

    It is a strange feeling, but I do actually have a bit of "seller's remorse" this morning. Having a background in online flower sales, this name was (and is)
    an absolute beauty imho.

    Oh well - can't develop everything. :)
     
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    I'll put an order in for some red roses Ned, what's your address mate for delivery. :D

    Don
     
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    Kind of you to think of me Don, but I'm still waiting for those other gifts you have promised me over the years .............

    How about you give them to Sharon instead? :D
     
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    Best way to overcome that is to take a quick look at your bank balance@!
     
  17. snoopy

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    Congrats on the sale Neddy
     
  18. neddy

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    Thanks Snoopy.