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JoolsB



Joined: 27 Nov 2016
Posts: 4
Location: Yorkshire

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:43 pm    Post subject: Thoughts on new website welcome Reply with quote

Hi - I’ve put together a website using Wix and would very much welcome your thoughts on it - https://www.greendalecottage.co.uk

We’ll add photos of the inside when the furniture arrives.

Any thoughts on how to promote would be most welcome.

Kind Regards and Best Wishes

Jools Very Happy
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zebedee



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
Posts: 978
Location: yorkshire dales

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jools,
Can I suggest you look at your website on a mobile phone? I find the banner saying “book now” across the middle very irritating and it is difficult to scroll around the site and locate what you are looking for.

I’m really sorry, and hope you won’t be offended by the following comments, they are said in the best of intentions.
I know wix websites are free, but I really think you would be so much better with a Promote My Place template . This will cost you under£80 a year (less with my discount code Very Happy ).
The quality of the photos will be much better and most importantly your email address will be hidden from all the spammers just waiting to bombard you with tons of rubbish.
The PMP website will adapt perfectly to mobiles and tablets. You can make it look so much more professional which will bring in more bookings.

(Happy to pm you a discount code if you wish))
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newtimber



Joined: 24 Nov 2012
Posts: 1680
Location: Brighton

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are going to need a privacy policy and comply with GDPR - the "see our policies" link doesn't go anywhere. And also you need to say how many people you can accommodate on the home page - people aren't going to read a lot of text before they know whether their family will fit.

It's also quite slow to load - look at https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ to see how to speed it up.
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Drax



Joined: 21 Jul 2016
Posts: 95
Location: Yorkshire Dales

PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jools,
I hope I don't appear to be too pedantic but I have noticed some spelling mistakes on your Home Page.
You have spelt Holmfirth wrong on your opening paragraph and also have spelt reservoir wrong on both your 'Home' and 'Nearby Attractions' pages.
Also on your Home Page I would spell it 'God's Own County' not 'god's own county'.
I have also noticed that you are fully booked for the whole year. Is this correct?
Your rates show only one price, £47.00 per night. I would put from £47.00 to whatever and also show weekly rates.
Like Zebedee I think Promote My Place would be a better template for your website.
Good luck.
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stewart-sandeman



Joined: 29 Dec 2015
Posts: 24
Location: Scotland - highlands

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My comments are broadly similar - it really is very slow to load which will deter people I am afraid.

A few things that need to be more consistent - is the view "looking out over the fabulous Holme Valley" on the landing page or is it "Views up the magdale valley"

You can currently book it for 10 people - so needs to be a limiter set for 2 people.

I think the more info tab needs a few carriage returns - it looks like a big block of text.

The name of cottage and the photo of the terrace houses seem to jar I am afraid - is it the cottage behind?

hope these comments help you a bit

Peter
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stewart-sandeman



Joined: 29 Dec 2015
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Location: Scotland - highlands

PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My comments are broadly similar - it really is very slow to load which will deter people I am afraid.

A few things that need to be more consistent - is the view "looking out over the fabulous Holme Valley" on the landing page or is it "Views up the magdale valley"

You can currently book it for 10 people - so needs to be a limiter set for 2 people.

I think the more info tab needs a few carriage returns - it looks like a big block of text.

The name of cottage and the photo of the terrace houses seem to jar I am afraid - is it the cottage behind?

hope these comments help you a bit

Peter
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petemcveigh



Joined: 30 May 2007
Posts: 77
Location: Davenport, Central Florida

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the quality of the interior photos will be crucial to maximising the impact of your website and making your home stand out from others in the area. I would suggest that photos of the cottage are, to a large extent, more important than photos of the area - the potential guests have already decided on the general location, your mission now is to focus them in on your property!

Like Peter (above), I couldn't identify which property is yours - from the description I was looking for a smaller property, I then wondered if it was an apartment within one of the buildings featured. I believe a close-up of your property is required to allow guests to visualise what they are getting, it will also allow you to better present your own cottage (whilst bins are a fact of life, I found my eye drawn to them in the photo).

It looks like a great location and, from your description, will be great property- good luck with it in the future.

Pete
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