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Old 19th April 2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Guitar And Bass Traffic

My site has been up since 1998 and recieved a new "PHP face lift" last year.
I would appreciate any advise that you may have that would drive more traffic to the site and capture more sales. Thank you.

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Old 19th April 2007, 12:43 PM   #2
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Make each page's title tag unique to that page targeting keywords people search for. For example, with your product pages it would be better if the title tag was the unique product name.

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Old 19th April 2007, 04:15 PM   #3
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Just checked your site. Nice. A few changes would do.

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Old 23rd May 2007, 10:02 AM   #4
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It's a nice-looking template, but you do have a few items to clean up...

1. On your NavMenu's, always keep the link text down to 1 - 3 words to prevent "word-wrapping" as it makes the site look tacky.

2. On all of the NavMenu headers, make either the header or text darker, as it's difficult to read.

3. The "Shopping Cart" NavMenu looks out-of-place ... suggest you move that link into the main NavMenu at the top.

4. Your coding is not properly structured and is in disarray, meaning your meta tags and script codes are scattered everywhere.

5. Since you're using CSS, why do you have tables in your HTML? Tables are used for Tabular Data -- try and use Table-less CSS.

Lastly, you should also consider fixing the following 49 code warnings...

Code:
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Old 29th May 2007, 09:53 AM   #5
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Thank you TAAZ for taking the time to review my site. I have begun the work that you suggested. Should I just remove the shopping cart (right hand nav) because cart contents (top nav) is really the same info?
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Thank you TAAZ for taking the time to review my site. I have begun the work that you suggested. Should I just remove the shopping cart (right hand nav) because cart contents (top nav) is really the same info?
Thanks again.
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Yes; you're correct in that.

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Old 29th May 2007, 09:14 PM   #7
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From a marketing standpoint, you might want to consider what your target audience might be searching for. For example with learning guitar music, I know sheet music is very popular for people to search. I would do some keyword research and identify what keywords people might be searching for related to your audience, and then consider how you could provide content for that. Additionally, with your newsletter perhaps you could provide some free sheet music for them to practice or something along those lines.

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