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Heartz
07-23-1999, 01:37 AM
Dear People ,

I have just started a web-based email service using the service provided for by Outblaze .

My whole problem is actually this . I get about thirty to fourty new and unique visitors a day to my website . I consider this figure particularly good because I have not done any form of advertising what so ever. Another point to note is that my site is not officially launched as i am still developing its key features .

From the tracking software that I have just installed , I have found that many people who visit myself actually just go to their location bar and type out my url namely http://www.heartz.com .

What's more , it seems that they keep on coming back to my main page as the number of banner impressions from my front page is much higher than the pages inside my email interface . I am actually not having a problem in people coming to my site but actually signing up for my service . More importantly , my Clicktru rate now is only about 1.2% . Is this normal ?

I quite certainly know that many people were interested in having an @heartz.com email account especially since I had quite a large number of users in my @heartz.zzn.com account. However I also understand that the web-based email service is an extremely competitive one .

I would extremely appreciate it if you could provide me with some feedback on how I can improve the look and the feel of my site . I would definitely like for it to look professional but with all the other value added services such as an electronic greeting card service and a heartz-to-heart counselling service all to be introduced later this year .

For my current situation now , it is advisable to switch to pay per impression based services . I believe I would have no problems at all in achieving the minimum 1000 impressions a month as required by these companies . Please advice .

Arm your guns and critisize . I need it ! I want it ! Just as long as it is concrete critisism.

Thanks People ,

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Heartz,
Webmaster,
Heartz Communities,
Tired Of All The Other Free Web Based Email Services ?
Get Your Free @Heartz.com Email Account --> It's An Email Address With A Heartz
www.heartz.com (http://www.heartz.com)

davidg1234
07-23-1999, 10:42 AM
I don't like it, it looks yucky. That horrible reddy brown should go. You should also have more pictures and possibly less text to make it more user friendly, I know it is very user friendly at the moment but it is not very aesthetically pleasing.

I know bugger all about email services, I go 0 for my zzn account so dont take what I say too seriously

Heartz
07-24-1999, 12:18 AM
You don't like the red huh ... hmmmmm

That is something to consider . What do you consider aesthetically pleasing ?
More feedback please

Just wondering .

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Heartz,
Webmaster,
Heartz Communities,
Tired Of All The Other Free Web Based Email Services ?
Get Your Free @Heartz.com Email Account --> It's An Email Address With A Heartz
www.heartz.com (http://www.heartz.com)

Questy
07-24-1999, 08:16 AM
Heartz,

Welcome back. You actually have two different conversations started here, so do me this favor.

Post another message at the small business forum, stating something like, why isn't anyone signing up for my service, and we'll look at the "sales" issue over there, OK!

On this side we'll take a look at the HTML aspects.

I have to agree the color scheme looks a little "muddy". Keep your main scheme two contrasting colors. If for some reason you like dark brown, make the text a bright yellow, and get rid of all the in between colors.

Next thing is font selection. Steve_S loves Verdana, I go with a similar font, Tahoma. Pick a nice readable font, test it for browser friendliness. Don't deviate the font too often. If you have a Heading size, then maybe a sub heading size a little smaller but bold, then all the text on the page slightly different that's three variations on that page and that's plenty.

Some other tid bits, if you use tables include some cell padding so you have some margins inside your cells. Likewise, I'd put the text at the bottom of the page in a table and size it down so it doesn't run the full width of the browser window.

There's some thoughts on the HTML side, c'mon over to the marketing side, and let's give some thought to why no one's signing up at your site.



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[This message has been edited by Questy (edited 07-24-99).]

emmzee
07-25-1999, 12:52 AM
Just some quick suggestions ... of course, these may just be personal preferences of mine, but ...

- Use a font other than the default (usually it's Times New Roman) ... ie:
Text
(Changing []'s to <>'s, of course.) Setting size to 2 because the default of 3 makes Verdana or Arial look too big.
- You'll probably want to create a graphic logo for your site ... if you don't want to use PSP or another program to do it, you can go to www.cooltext.com or another online logo creator
- And, I'm not too fond of the red either. http://www.very-cool-stuff.com/ubb/smile.gif

Hope this helps ... bye!

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Darren Hewer
webmaster, www.potofgold.org

Heartz
07-25-1999, 12:55 AM
Thanks for the input guys . I kinda got the message that the brown made my page look unprofessional . Well I have listened and done a major site overhaul !!! http://www.very-cool-stuff.com/ubb/wink.gif

Please review the new design and tell me what you think . I choose softer and brighter colours as Heartz Communities ( www.heartz.com (http://www.heartz.com) ) is supposed to be a community based website .

I know I am supposed to have a logo and all but the ones provided by the free online generators are ugly !! http://www.very-cool-stuff.com/ubb/frown.gif . Anybody care to help make me a custom logo ?!? The only thing I can offer you is 1000 banner impression on my site ! http://www.very-cool-stuff.com/ubb/wink.gif

Anyway , please rereview my site . Any feedback would be grately appreciated.
Please review it again and tell me .

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Heartz,
Webmaster,
Heartz Communities,
Tired Of All The Other Free Web Based Email Services ?
Get Your Free @Heartz.com Email Account --> It's An Email Address With A Heartz
www.heartz.com (http://www.heartz.com)




[This message has been edited by Heartz (edited 07-25-99).]

davidg1234
07-25-1999, 07:15 AM
I will try to help you heartz. In fact, why don't you let me do your WHOLE page for you. I am making my new web design business and I need to have a portfolio before people will start to pay me so I will do your page for free http://www.very-cool-stuff.com/ubb/smile.gif how aobut that, and if you don't like it you can always revert to your old one.

davg1234@aol.com
david@wozzle.freeserve.co.uk
ICQ 27983531
AOL IM/AOL: davg1234 and daveg1234

KHN
07-25-1999, 09:46 AM
Heartz,

I still think that you should change that font style from Time New Roman to Verdana or something better. Also I'm not very high on background colors such as pink, red, and orange. they're not much different from the old brown background. Why don't you have some lighter colors such as white and gray?

As for making a logo do you have PhotoShop?? You could make a logo easily with this program. All the graphics I made at my site were made with Photoshop.



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[This message has been edited by KHN (edited 07-25-99).]

davidg1234
07-25-1999, 04:30 PM
you must of typed my ICQ # wrong because I have had nothing asking me to let yo add me yet. I emailed ya telling ya that too.

my icq is 27983531

it will be by sunday latest that it is done. I got a new HD today so I can install all my packages at once.

Heartz
07-26-1999, 12:12 AM
David I am all up for your offer ! http://www.very-cool-stuff.com/ubb/wink.gif http://www.very-cool-stuff.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.very-cool-stuff.com/ubb/wink.gif

Contact me at my address . You can obtain it from the sendmail option above . I have also requested your ICQ authorization . Maybe we can have a chat . Thanks .

Sincerely ,


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Heartz,
Webmaster,
Heartz Communities,
Tired Of All The Other Free Web Based Email Services ?
Get Your Free @Heartz.com Email Account --> It's An Email Address With A Heartz
www.heartz.com (http://www.heartz.com)

keltset
07-28-1999, 07:47 AM
I think i know where your traffic is coming from... I just posted something simulare about domain names on the ".com or .net" topic, Ever heard of Heartz tire company? there probably "looking" for them but find you instead I'm willing to bet there domain name is VERY simulare or people just assume the name and add .com=] I do that alot...

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keltset
07-28-1999, 01:35 PM
US, really big traded publicly in the NYSE something like 50$ a share

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Heartz
07-29-1999, 12:19 AM
Heartz tire company ?!??!

In which country is this company located ? Is it big ?!?!

hmmm...




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Webmaster,
Heartz Communities,
Tired Of All The Other Free Web Based Email Services ?
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