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Looking for some website feedback

Discussion in 'Website Design Critique:' started by marktea, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. marktea

    marktea New Member

    Not really posted here much up until now, so hello to you all :icon_cheers: Hopefully I'll be dropping in more often from now on.

    What I'm looking for right now is, as the title says, some feedback on my website. Currently on the lookout for new work and need some opinions or constructive criticism so I can show my work in the best light possible.

    Not looking at making major structural changes to the site, but any tips or ideas on how to make it better would be greatly appreciated.

    Mark Trevor | Graphic Design

  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    ...a link back to the forum from your links page would make it better :icon_wink:
  3. marktea

    marktea New Member

    Heh, yes I'll get onto it :)
  4. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Needs HTML text content or no one will ever find it...
  5. marktea

    marktea New Member

    Not sure how to go about this, I assume what you mean is I need to add tags to my pages or something, so that when someone searches for, lets say, "graphic design liverpool", then my site will show up in the results?

    I have not made any actual blog posts, but used a theme so it looks more like a portfolio website. The theme has portfolio pages and no option to add tags to individual pages, although I notice tags could be added to actual blog posts (if there were any).

    Basically I need to know where would be the best place to add tags/text/HTML content to make my site more visible?

    Sorry if it seems like a basic question but I'm new to all this. Thanks for any info.
  6. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Don't really mean meta tags but some text content in your page. Like a couple of paragraphs explaining what it is you do. That's what search engines read and (partially) rank your site on.
  7. marktea

    marktea New Member

    Thanks, I think I have sorted it. I've entered text into the back end of my site in Wordpress, which does not display on the front page. I assume the google bots will find it there when they come looking? And I also assume this how other sites have a small description of what they do appear on Google which doesn't show up as a line of text anywhere on the front end of the website?
  8. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    What about the project descriptions with the images? Don't they count as HTML text?
  9. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Your whole site will hopefully get crawled so every little bit helps. Google will pull the descriptions on search results from either the description meta tag or from the portion of text on the page that contains the search terms used.
  10. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, they do, but you need to spell out what it is you do on your front page. Your home page is key to SEO, like the top of the pile when pages are ranked.
  11. socreative

    socreative Member

  12. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Ah right yeah, didn't even occur to me that he didn't have any text put on the front page :) haha.

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