Quote:If I understand correctly, you are offering to have other webmasters dissect our site on a public forum with regards to SEO and content.
If that is correct then I think that this would be an excellent opportunity and we'd be delighted to take it up. Whether the reviews are positive or negative if they help increase the quality of the site that is beneficial to EvoEnergy, and anything driving links to the site will obviously drive web traffic over time.
We are currently looking to change the front end of our website to (another top-level domain) as the urls are not beneficial to our SEO aspirations, as well as re-ordering certain sections (especially the case study section). It would therefore be very useful to have two rounds of comments, one within the next month and then another in say three months time when we'll hopefully have addressed the majority of the issues and I can explain where we've taken advice/criticism onboard and why we have ignored other pieces.
If two rounds are not possible, then I would like the opportunity to comment on the public fora (or equivalent) so that people can see we're constantly improving.
(I've invited him to sign up.)
I think in all instances this is more useful, but also more fun, than a private analysis.
Thanks very much for the offer.
Quote:Whatever the stage of your project we can help with system design, project management and installation. In addition to our engineering and project management services we offer training for end users such as schools and educational facilities to make sure they get the most from their investment
Quote:(a) I quite like their current site though it sprawls a little
Quote:Here are some very quick observations more on usability than SEO, which I think is SEO 2.0
Quote:- Navigation links waste
eg /content.asp?catId=8 for about us should be /aboutus.html
mod Rewrite or rebuild just make it static
Quote:- optimize: 5k logo fine, 77.8k image of sky & solar panel not fine
Quote:- Get to the point
Took over 10 seconds to find out what you do, others won't be as generous with their time
e.g. "Switched on solar specialists"
Drop the "Switched on" bit and replace it with a product, this is valuable real estate don't be tacky, or be tacky in the "about us" not here.
Quote:- Capital punishment: Why are titles in all capital? Who are you yelling at?
Quote:- Get to the point 2
make an actual list and pointify
Quote:- A little SEO before I go:
Title tags are totally under utilized in this site
Quote:I don't like the non-uniform use of hyperlinks throughout the site. On the home page the latest news links are not very obviously clickable links, some pages they are obvious, but still don't seem to use a standard throughout the site - either in terms of colour or style.
Quote:but would perhaps try not to have repeated images on some of the pages.
Quote:I found the font just-that-little-bit too small to enable reading the site comforatble. Just a fraction bigger would have made all the difference. Plus, the very light grey is again just-that-little-bit too light.
Quote:Looks nice to me, but what do I know? I'm a true amateur!
Quote:(b) I think that .co.uk is appropriate for a UK-based business as I believe them to be.
Quote:I like the site's clean layout, I'll take another look later when I have more time.
Quote:I do like the clean layout, and found it easily navigatable,
Quote:Thanks for all the fresh pairs of eyes, and the insightful advice. Rest assured that, in my tectonically slow way, I will act upon it.
Quote:The first text on your site should say what your company does in few words
> When talking about repeated images - I was
> referring to this page:
> [www.evoenergy.co.uk] where the
> same couple of images are used repeatedly.
I was talking about the title meta tag, what appears in search engine results (SERPS) for all pages, this is the most important choice you can make for your site content and time spent on it converts to gold.
(See the title of this page up there?
Re: Evo Energy would like a review)
That's what I was talking about.
Quote:>To remedy I might use the picture
Sorry, you missed the point
The first text on your site should say what your company does in few words, no bling no song, this is a wasted asset right now.
Quote:Sorry - just had another look, and have another couple of points. The monkey image on this page [www.evoenergy.co.uk] need to have a buffer around it - as the text currently butts right up to it.
Quote:I also don't like the way this page works. I'm wondering whether it wouldn't be better to have the list of questions at the top with hyperlinks jumping to the relative part on the page. As it is the page is very long - and you have to plough through a lot to find what you may be looking for. It was only post event that I noticed you have the smaller navigation option of the LH side.
Quote:Also, it would be good to have hover text over the images and/or captions below them.
Quote:How about the addition of a RSS feed for your latest news - or a subsciption newsletter?