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Old 06-29-2001, 02:53 AM   #1
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Question Please check it out and tell me what's wrong..

Some of you might have already seen my site in the other forum but I REALLY need some help so here it is again:
http://www.freebiepoint.com

Is there something wrong with the design? Because just today I had 30 visitors from another freebie site's message board and not a single one of them signed up for any of my affiliate links. I'm clueless?
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Old 06-29-2001, 03:52 AM   #2
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If they came from a freebie site message board, they were probably webmasters too.
I think they were just checking your layout or getting ideas for their own site.
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Old 06-29-2001, 04:15 AM   #3
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I wish that was true but the site was another freebie site so they were probably freebie hunters. My site's been up for about a week and I've had a couple of hundred visitors (I think, no stats yet) but I've only had 7 leads, only 1 was a freebie the rest were contests.

A few of my freebies have had 15-20 hits but no one has signed up for them.

At this rate I'm going to need thousands of visitors a day (somehow?) before I even get close to making some decent money.

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Old 06-29-2001, 04:39 AM   #4
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Yup, you've got it. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

You are going to have to think of a way to build your traffic. If you do a search, there are excellent ideas on these boards on how to do that.

When gaging sales (bases on traffic), I usually use the "1 out of 100 rule", as in out of every 100 visitors, I will receive one sale. That is on the low side, but I always figure conseratively. That way, if I get more, I am extremely happy. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

Give it some time. It's only been a week. If you were thinking of money pouring in your first month, well...welcome to world of the "Geek Webmaster". http://geekvillage.com/ubb/wink.gif
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Old 06-29-2001, 04:45 AM   #5
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Thanks for the words of encouragement. I'll like that 1 in 100 thing, it makes my site seem like it's doing well http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

I did actually think I'd have like 1 in 5 visitors coming along and signing up for half of the freebies on the site but I can see how wrong I was.

Oh well, back to work..
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Old 06-29-2001, 08:19 AM   #6
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For me your site loads very slow. In fact it's been about 20 seconds and nothings even showing up on the page.

Just got the Cannot Display Page error...
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Old 06-29-2001, 09:33 AM   #7
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Yep Jake, my hosts were doing some maintenence earlier on but it's working fine now.
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Old 06-29-2001, 01:28 PM   #8
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Here's my not-so-expert opinion.

I don't like the words "**** Free" in that title. Why even mention the word **** ?

Personally I think that red color is a little bit "harsh". Maybe try a softer blue or green or purple.

Use underlines on your links! Studies have been done and non-underlined links perform well below what "normal" links do. You might also consider making the links "normal" color or at least a different color than your text where you talk about the freebie. You and I both know where your links are, but Jimmy in Pawtucket Kentucky probably doesn't. Don't assume people will move their mouse over all text to find your links. Make it as easy as possible for them to find and click your links.
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Old 06-29-2001, 03:05 PM   #9
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You've picked up on stuff there that I totally missed, thanks a lot.

About that four letter word. I'd just read that a lot of people were being put off freebie sites because they though it was just a bunch of cons so I thought that would reassure the visitors, maybe not?

I did actually have a nice blue colour where that red now is but I was getting told it looked too much like commision so I had to change it. Back to the colour pallete...

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