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    Default Test drive the site

    Test drive the site,constructive criticism is welcome.


    www.gtgphoto.com

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    Hi,
    OK....still some work to do, I'm afarid :(
    I'm with Firefox, by the way
    1.Index page took a looong time to load..once in cache not so bad, but first time was slow
    2.Background on Index page incomplete - big white spaces on left & right sides
    3.Links: some problems here: firstly there are no links back to Home from all pages - in "Gallery" if I go to 2 or 3 'quick links' I must come all the way back with my back button to get back to home - "Gallery" & "Recent Photos" seem to be exactly the same page? - for "Photo Contest" I get "
    The URL is not valid and cannot be loaded"? - "Upload Picture" I get "
    Your login details were incorrect." - "Search" link from index I get "Not Found" - "Support" the Home link does nothing!
    In "Gallery"/Recent Photos" when I click the "Categories" quick link I see no change to the page? In "Categories" you have a "Home" link but it only takes me back to the main Gallery page....misleading I'd have to say.
    In "Search" I couldn't get a result for anything! Even using words like 'cars' or 'trees'.
    And finally........the Contact Us link at the bottom of the Index page doesn't work, sorry.
    It's an ambitious project you're undertaking & I think you're off to a good start. Don't be discouraged....it's just a matter of tweaking here & there!
    Spelling & grammar are pretty good, by the way :)
    When you're done I have a couple of interesting shots I'll submit for the photo of the week - he...he

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    Thanks ahimsa for taking the time to go over the site and point out the problems.
    I knew of some of the problems,i was not finish with the site,just wanted to know if i was going in the right direction.
    About the picture of the week....you never know hehhehe!!!
    Thanks again.
    site is now password protected.

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    Default Re: Test drive the site

    I,m just trying to get some ideas for my site, so thought I'd check out what others are doing...

    can't see your website all as it needs an authorization code... I'm using FF to view..

    Pete

    Edit: next time I'll read the whole of the post! Password protected! LOL!

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    Default Re: Test drive the site

    Come test drive our site,please register to be abal to use al the gallery's features.
    If you have any troble,click on the support link,if you have a comment or suggestion,click on the contact us link.
    You can vote in the photo contest category...it's a dummy contest for now...
    Any constructive criticism is welcome.....
    musc3!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Test drive the site

    I don't know much about HTML and CSS etc. That's why
    I am using BV.

    But I viewed your source file and a lot of things
    are repeated multiple times.

    For example, <html>....</html>
    Inside each HTML tags, you have multiple titles for the
    same page.

    Maybe someone with a General caliber can shed some light
    on it.

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    Hi, off to a good start. Ditto with other comments, & would also avoid using images for text if you can as the SE's cant read the text to help you with your rankings.
    If you get any problems with your gallery script? this gallery freebie might be worth a look. Its also got about 6 styles at the bottom of the demo page.

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    Hi,thanks Wysiwyg and collectors for your comments,i,v made some changes....have another look!!!!

    I also don't really understand for the multiple tags for the same page?
    Are you talking about the FAQ section ov the site?
    Thakns again.......musc3!!!!!

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    With tags like keywords, title & page description, the words must be within the content of the page. This should also be personal to each pages & not just a group of words copied to each page.
    Your gallery also has a quirk in FF & opera, in that i see the page as the image bellow. But seems to be ok in IE.


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    Default Re: Test drive the site

    Musc3,
    I would work on the "uniformity" of the site. Seems from page to page the menu at the top is different. There are some pages where your text menu at the top runs into other colors. I would also suggest more white background rather than your plethora of colors. It makes the site look more profesional. For instance, I like your "support" page the best. The colors are great on that page. As noted above, the home page does take a while to upload. I notice that you have a layer that is almost hidden, exept at the bottom of the page. Downsize the layer to just that portion of the page, as that is the only place it is viewable. I don't want to be too critical, as I know you have spent a good deal of time and effort into it and it is a lot of work, but those were my constructive criticisms.
    Tyler W. West

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    Hi,thanks for the comments and suggestion...i an gonna work on it....thanks again.......site is password protect until i have made all the changes....musc3!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Test drive the site

    Hi,can someone re-test the site?
    Comments and suggestions are welcome.
    Thanks in advance......
    musc3!!!!

    www.gtgphoto.com/

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    Arrow Re: Test drive the site

    Many experts suggest, to make Google happy at a bare minimum, do the following:

    Title
    1. Title on a page should describe, in a given number of words,
    the business it presents to the world. On every page it should
    indicate the content on the page separate and unique than other pages.

    2. Insert keywords within the title tag so that search engine
    robots will know what your page is about.

    3. Make sure that the text within the title tag is also within the body of the page.

    4. Do not use the exact same title tag on every page on your website.

    5. Title tags for text links. Insert the title tag within the HTML of your text link
    to add weight to the link and the page where the link resides.

    Keywords
    1. Make sure all keywords are on the page if they are in your keyword tag.

    2. Do not spam the description or keyword meta tag by stuffing meaningless
    keywords.

    Links
    1. Do not link to link-farms or other search engine unfriendly neighborhoods.

    Images
    1. All images should have alt text. That is, describe your images with the
    use of the alt tag.

    2. Make sure all img tags have height & width attributes.

    Most important is Content
    1. Have good unique and fresh content on all pages.

    2. Your first paragraph is the most important.
    It should have your primary keyword tags for the page.

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    Much better!
    Contact Us: Thank(s) you!!!!
    Support:
    Please allow 2 to 3 days for response
    FAQ: "How do I enter....":
    3) After the payment goes thru on Paypal you're done
    for now.

    How does the contest work? - Go back not linked
    The voting is done by all registered members of
    Terms:
    fully responsible for all actions that occur
    but not limited to paedophilia
    Restrict or inhibit any I think you need another "You will not"
    here?

    to expel (whoever) does not comply maybe, "anyone who" is
    better

    Such offenses include(d)
    ·Illegal activities (paedophilia
    ·Pornographic, abusive behavior or nudity
    ·Threatening behaviour -so, UK or US???

    even if the probability of such a situation are almost
    non-existent,
    - singular or plural...your call!
    "You acknowledge that".....this whole section needs more consintency regarding punctuation....I mean if you use ; then the next para starts with lower case. Similarly if you use "and". Somtimes you use ; & somtimes . :)
    caused by breakings of equipment, failure might be better?
    We will put every effort so that the connection is restored - We
    will make every effort to restore the connection
    is better.
    Protecting the privacy of the children - delete
    via coppa, (children
    The last para could be raised a mm or 2
    Sorry no time for more....don't worry it's only "tweaking" now LOL
    david
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    Default Re: Test drive the site

    Hi,and thanks to everybody who took the time to go thru my site,will fix the bugs....
    Wysiwg,all the stuff that you wrote,do all my page have still these problem? as i was carefull to make sure i was doing them right.

    If so,would love someone to help me in that area...
    Thanks again for the info and comments.....musc3!!!!

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    the background color for your copyright text on the home page is not transparent like the links above it. Try to stay uniform. It doesn't look professional when you lose uniformity. The red text on the second image rollover is hard to read. Try to contrast the the text color.

    In your subscription page, your rollover images are two separate images. Again, try to stay uniform.

    Also, your bottom text links are not uniform throughout the site and in your subscription page, you have them off centered and smaller fond.

    Just an SEO suggestion, you might want to not underline your bottom text links and change the color of the link itself so it is easy to notice and differentiate. For for the hover affect, have it then underline it and even have it in a different color. SEs see this more positively... and so do visitors since they want to find what they are looking for quickly.

    Keep up the hard work, it takes a while building a great first site! It's all the learning mistakes;)
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    Arrow Re: Test drive the site

    Each page should have a descriptive title showing the uniqueness
    of the content on the page. Your index page says "index".

    I viewed your source file for some pages and they don't have description.

    Google looks at the combination of title, keywords and description tags.
    They should be unique for each page according to its content.

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    Please re-test drive the site....comments and suggestions are welcome....

    Thanks in advance......musc3!!!!!

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    Super!!
    final suggestions :)..:

    Contest descriptions:
    Contest description and registration

    We offer a monthly contest for your best photo to members who have registered and uploaded pictures. You must be 18 years of age or older (depending on your location). We offer two different ways for payment. One way is through PayPal which is well trusted or you can pay directly with your credit card which is also safe. There will be up to 10 winners that will be selected every month. The 1st place winner will receive $200, 2nd place winner $100, 3rd place winner $50, 4th place winner $25. The 1st to 4th place winners will also receive a free entry for the grand prize and 5th to 10th place winners will receive a free entry for our next month contest.

    Still looking for my best photos to submit LOL
    good luck,
    david

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    Thanks Ahimsa...will be waitig for ur best submit photo....lol

    We are live on october first...come register to the gallery....and enter the contest.....thanks for all the help.......musc3!!!!!

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    Arrow Re: Test drive the site

    Your marquee message starts with

    Welcome to our free photo gallery.

    Your title on the index page is
    GTGPHOTO - Main Index - which does not describe the business on the page.

    You could combine the two and would be like

    GTGPHOTO - Welcome to our free photo gallery

    I don't know much about marquee whether Google and others
    would pick up that message. But at least it will show up in the title.

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    Hi,thanks Shafi never thaught of that....thanks again.....musc3!!!!

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