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post #16 of 19

Definitely get rid of the story. It made me think the decorator was you the whole way through, but it wasn't? And it was the first link I clicked on. It was msyterious, and I wanted to know what the little story was,and then it was a story about bad cake. Tell a story about a happy couple who came to you, had some kind of request, which you fulfilled beyond their wildest dreams and told everyone how happy they were.

 

And the name is off-putting.

 

Gorgeous cakes!

post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Relznik View Post
 

I wonder if I could ask for some constructive comments about my website, please?

 

It's a home-made site using Rapid Weaver.

 

I think that as home-made sites go, it's quite a good one, but obviously I may not see things other might.

 

I can't believe how very quiet it is (for quiet, read completely dead!)

 

I am thinking of changing the photo on the home-page, as a peacock wedding cake is possibly an acquired taste and I want my site to invite people to click further!

 

My personal taste is for sites that aren't too wordy! But I hope there's enough there for search engines to pick up on.  When you type Wedding Cakes or Birthday Cakes or just Cake Makers and my home town in Google, I'm there on the first page!  Unfortunately, if you type in wedding cakes London or wedding cakes Es*** (E s s e x <--  that's the county.  LOL @ CC's filter!!!!)  then I'm nowhere near!

 

My cakes 'hold their own', so I'm not worried on that count (and I don't meant that to sound big headed or rude... I just mean that I don't think it's the cakes that's the reason it's all gone so quiet)

 

Pat-a-Cake Parties

 

I've never bothered with a 'testimonials' page because who would ever put a bad one on their own site?  I just think they're a waste of time!  I also don't think customers are overly bothered to know 'About me'.

 

Thanks for your time and thoughts.

 

Suzanne x

 

The pink is too bright...Can you change it for a softer color? I think you're right about the peacock cake. You should probably put either the purple birdcage one or the one with the satin ribbons on the front if you're looking to attract brides.

 

I'm with everyone else on the story page. Eliminate that and put the about you page up. Brides do want to know what you look like and hear about your credentials a little before they meet with you. I'll write more later, my computer is acting really weird.

post #18 of 19

I do agree with the story, I clicked on it expecting a happy little read, and just assumed the pictures were yours at first. You do lovely work, I would hate for anyone to walk away because they didn't bother to finish reading that story!

 

I think the pink should be muted, I like the idea of a faint stripe. Maybe jazz up the look of the name, I don't mean some crazy font, just make it pop a little more.

 

I wimped out and used a wix account, lol. I was able to customize it a lot, but started out with an already set user-friendly, nice looking site. It costs something like $8 a month to keep it ad free.

post #19 of 19
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Well, the story's gone! :grin:

 

The rest will take a bit longer to sort.  My husband is the one who does the website stuff for me and he's up to his eyes with work at the moment.  Deleting the page was about as much as I could do!!

 

Thank you for all your comments - very much appreciated.

 

Suzanne x

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