SITE REVIEW: The Analyst Magazine

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Post 3+ Months Ago

We have created a site

http://www.theanalystmagazine.com

It aims at providing quality articles for free. We have number of volunteers joined as per

http://www.theanalystmagazine.com/volunteers.htm

and are getting handsome visits . Ours is a non -profit organization. We use all our revenue for paying writes and maintain site.

But our click through rate is low. How can we improve it? I tried all mode in Google help. But no use. We are now running a wiki edition

http://www.theanalystmagazine.com/ci.htm

That has just generated some revenue to pay for our june edition

How can we improve our click through rate?

please donotclick on our ads unnecessarily to support us. We need serious and constructive criticisms

We also have a forum

http://forums.theanalystmagazine.com

Which all features we need to include to get more members?

Advance thanks
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Do you want a review on the design on your site or a way to get more clicks?
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If you are looking for a review. I would do a lo of design work on the site. The layout is cluttered and it looks like you just threw everything on the page. Some of your images and your logo are pixelated a lot. The lack of structure is an immediate turn off for me because it waste my time. I wouldn't come here for content.
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I'll give a review anyway ...

Oh my word NO! ... I'm sorry to inform you, but this is (in my opinion) the worst web-design I've ever seen ... You've got the busiest homepage ever, I can't focus on one thing, there's just waaayyy too much going on there ...

The w3c Validator found 747 errors in your coding ... That's disgraceful oh no ... click here to see them ...

In your menu on the left hand side I would suggest that you add some rollovers to just make it easier and better looking ...

www.theanalystmagazine.com wrote:
Click here to read the full issue (special ed.)
May 2007 Current Issue

The full issue of what? there is no clear description of what the user is going to read ...
a popup on your site wrote:
You browser is not fully supported. Hence the page may not be displayed properly and may receive error messages. BUT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE PAGE.

I got this message using IE7 and FireFox2 ... You really can't say that to a user ... Your site is supposed to work on any browser at any time ... That's the job of a web-developer to make sure things like these are sorted out ...
a popup on your site wrote:
QuickMenu must be purchased for internet use. (http://www.opencube.com)

I got this message in IE7 and not in FireFox ... I have no idea what it means and it's absolutely annoiing ... I don't want to purchase stuff for internet use ... Are you going to break my internet?
www.theanalistmagazine.com wrote:
Best Viewed in 1024 x 768 & Internet Explorer 6+

I've got IE7 ... It's higher than 6 ... why am I still getting those error messages?

There is a "Articles from resources" section on the left hand side which contains a bunch of links, but some of them have horrible spacing for example ... "A n A l t e r n a t i v e t o communism?" please won't you fix those ... Actually I now see you have that weird double spacing everywhere randomly ...

The "current issue" page has no proper structure, it feels as if you just pasted everything in there in 2 columns and that's it ... Also why does the "current issue" page open up in a new window ... That's real annoiing.

On the "featured articles" page I have no idea what's going on there ... there are 5 random links in the middle of the page, but are those the articless or what? And even if I click on one, nothing happens, I'm just redirected back to the page where I am at the moment ...

On your "recources" page there are 8 links, but they are very badly spaced on that page, I think you can space them much better ...

I'm going to snap and break something ... on each page I get this popup that says ... "QuickMenu must be purchased for internet use. (http://www.opencube.com)" ... Really that's what's driving away customers ... and also because no-one knows what's going on on that site ... I'm so confused right now ...

Anyway, on the "video's" page, some of the videos work and some don't ...

Another thing ... You're using 2000 different fonts throughout the website which makes things look even worse, because there is no set theme ...

On the "competitions" page you wrote ... "100 PRIZES PRIZES WORTH $10" ... why don't you rather make it 10 prizes worth $100 ... that's way more appealing to a customer ...

And why oh why did you change the colour of the scrollbar? That's not good design practise at all ... No-one likes it ...

www.theanalistmagazine.com wrote:
You are visiting from:
IP Address: I hid this now but it actually showed my IP


Are you CRAZY? ... Don't ever do that again ... Take it off now!

I really have so much more that I can say, but I'm going to leave that for now, because it's not worth it, if I were you, I'd start over and redesign the whole site ...
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Post 3+ Months Ago

2nd what RT said
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Couldn't have put it better myself...
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I 3rd RT. I would have wrote the same thing, and I want to add a few things to that.

Where you practicing web development? Is this your first project ever? You could re-think the design. First, draw the picture of how you want it to look, recognize the codes you need to use, and implement the codes and develope the site.

Don't get discouraged though and quit altogether. Pull it through.

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