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    Default Any constructive criticism welcome

    This being my first attempt I would appreciate any pointers that would enhance my site.

    With appreciation
    Lee

    www.dazzlefuncasinos.com

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    Default Re: Any constructive criticism welcome

    I like the logo and colors of your site,

    I didn't really know what you where selling or doing at first but once I clicked on the gallery button and saw that scrolling banner and the pictures it all made sense.

    So maybe you want some of that on your home page..it's too bad they don't have some kind of money sound or slotmachine sound for your menue buttons but its neat you have something.

    You might want to make your menue bar horizontal and a different color to
    fit the layout and color scheme .

    Good work on the contact forms. do you place your prices on the site/
    I like your branding idea.
    Good Job..is this in Africa?
    John

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    Default Re: Any constructive criticism welcome

    Your contact form can be sent even field are not filled.
    why don't you make it validated for some required fields?

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    Default Re: Any constructive criticism welcome

    On the whole, quite impressive as an initial reaction.

    Your site may look better centred, do this in page properties.
    The 'you can safely bet......' sentence is in a different place on some pages. It should be the same distance from the bottom of the page each time.
    As has been mentioned previously, it's not clear from reading your home page exactly what service you offer. (It's probably patently obvious to you, but not to a visitor).
    Your gallery photos are not very inspiring. In general they look like a bunch of people at a party.
    Your 'enquiry' page has so many data entry boxes that it looks like a full-blown order for your services. Quite frankly it would scare me off. You can get all those details later on, the main thing is to get an exchange of messages going. If you've read all the sales advice on the net you'll know that on average you need to have 5 exchanges of emails before you have any chance of a sale, so you should re-fashion your enquiry page to make it simpler, and to encourage that vital first exchange.
    Finally - SEO - do you know about it? have you done any? Page titles, keywords etc - in its current state your site will not perform at all well with regards to search engines.

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    Thumbs up Re: Any constructive criticism welcome

    Proper titling of the pages is one of the highest valuations the Search Engines attribute to websites, moreso than even Key Words and Page Descriptions (the Meta elements you should properly complete in Page Properties using Blue Voda), and sets the wheels in motion for them to scrutinize your relevancy scheme to allow your website to "earn" ranking.....

    Your main page (index) is simply titled "home" and has no introductory value to either the visitor or to the site's Content. You might do well to think along the lines of something more similar to "Our Private Casino Games, Party Blackjack, Poker Fun, & Realistic Roulette Will Dazzle You" --- which cleverly uses newer combinations of heavily marketed Key Words in unique strings that may surface with better placing Search Requests, as they rely on normally occurring and commonplace Visitor terminology.....and, since they are more likely 'anchored' in your Main Page Content, will provide a greater (and more proven) relevancy to satisfy the SE metrics.

    This careful approach should be duplicated throughout each page, and tie in to page-specific titling of your images and Content development (along with Page Meta).

    Your website faces stiff competition against many of the gaming sites for Key Words and other elements of value, so greater thought should go into developing a tightly woven strategy to elevate whatever pre-optimization value possible, including the H-Meta tags within Content (something many of the PHP-based gaming sites cannot fully take advantage of and which Blue Voda allows you to do so).

    Technically, your site is in need of only minor tweaks and refinements (which others have begun to suggest solutions for), but unless you intend to thrive on only your own promotional efforts to create traffic, you should now begin to undertake a finely crafted "SEO" strategy of your own that is not only more precise, but one that is optimally performable and which will produce predictable results!

    Good job, and good luck!
    . VodaWebs....Luxury Group
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    Default Re: Any constructive criticism welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by john777 View Post
    I like the logo and colors of your site,

    I didn't really know what you where selling or doing at first but once I clicked on the gallery button and saw that scrolling banner and the pictures it all made sense.

    So maybe you want some of that on your home page..it's too bad they don't have some kind of money sound or slotmachine sound for your menue buttons but its neat you have something.

    You might want to make your menue bar horizontal and a different color to
    fit the layout and color scheme .

    Good work on the contact forms. do you place your prices on the site/
    I like your branding idea.
    Good Job..is this in Africa?
    John
    Thanks John

    Dazzle Fun Casinos is based in Johannesburg South Africa. Thanks for your advice. I'll make some of the changes you've mentioned.

    Cheers
    Lee

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    Thumbs up Re: Any constructive criticism welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by WSBlue View Post
    Your contact form can be sent even field are not filled.
    why don't you make it validated for some required fields?

    Thanks
    I will do so

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