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  1. pugyrob United Kingdom

    pugyrob Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    A friend of mine has created a new site to sell her own home-made goods. the site is on www.petitemoi.co.uk and i wanted to know what people thought of it if possible.

    Also, what i really wanted were some suggestions as to how to promote a site in this niche. This is not a paid job for me but would like to give some tips, except i am not familiar sort of business. It seems a different sell to the normal rank it and earn i am used to.

    Does anyone have any tips outside of obvious SEO/rankings such as product feeds, Google shopping etc.

    It is not going to be a big business so to speak but i would love to be able to offer some advice if anyone has any. I would happily reciprocate with any advice in the finance niche if anyone needs any.

    Thanks
     
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    On a couple of ipads i just get a full grey screen saying I need flash. There's 80% more traffic using an html5 snippet tip :)
     
  4. Murray

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    I don't like it sorry to say.

    Why is flash and what not? and not something more user friendly.

    I found it hard to navigate too + I'm still not totally sure what the site is offering.
     
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    I am also really not keen on the site, flash overload! And the store isn't very user friendly just showing 2 products at a time.

    The type of stuff she is selling would be very well suited to a bigcartel store, which is designed for these exact sorts of products:

    http://bigcartel.com/

    Grant
     
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    I can't see why it is in flash anyway. You could do it in HTML and use jquery for fading effects etc and would stand a better chance of getting traffic from search engines.

    The site layout and appearance is nice but the grey colour gives a drab feeling to it. If the background were changed to white I think it would look good.
     
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    I think the design is great. The look and feel of the site is exactly what you would expect for the type of goods.

    Agree with others about flash / ux / better nav
     
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    No need for the landing page, thats very dated.

    I also don't like the Font of the headers and the images scroll far, far too fast.
     
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    I don't get why the flash either, most the stuff there can be done with jquery quite easy.

    With flash she's going to struggle to get ANY search engine traffic as they can't read flash without trickery.

    Check out what is listed https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site:petitemoi.co.uk thats as good as it will get.

    Nice site otherwise.
     
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    Agree, was trying to read the text but got too distracted by the scrolling images and closed it
     
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    It's a wix.com site

    Could smell it the minute I saw it :)

    According to Wix:
    "31,535,284 sites created. Make yours!
    Easy to customize. No coding. Google friendly."

    Google friendly...are they having a laugh?
     
  12. pugyrob United Kingdom

    pugyrob Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone

    Point taken on the flash, I was not
    Involved in the site but will see it gets changed.

    Does anyone have any experience of selling in this sort of space or have any tips like grant of good places to use?
     
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    I believe etsy and notontgehighstreet is good for hand made products
     
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    Etsy is the ideal place.
     
  16. pugyrob United Kingdom

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    Thanks Everyone for your feedback and comments, i will go back with all of it and let you know how they get on

    Cheers
     
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