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    New website - traffic wanted.....

    I've recently gone live with my own website and would really appreciate any tips and advice on how to get traffic to my site & if you had the time you would stop by my site and let me know what you think. I'm fairly new to this game, self taught and completely obsessed and loving every minute. Many thanks for looking and your time.

    http://www.rebecca-sichelcoates.com
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    The design is very nice Rebecca, well done.
    It loads fast, has no flash or other junk and its easy to see the photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RebeccaSC
    I've recently gone live with my own website and would really appreciate any tips and advice on how to get traffic to my site & if you had the time you would stop by my site and let me know what you think. I'm fairly new to this game, self taught and completely obsessed and loving every minute. Many thanks for looking and your time.

    http://www.rebecca-sichelcoates.com
    Often times now a days, alls it takes is patience, because google does a great job of indexing virtuatlly every thing on the web, of course if you want it quicker, you will have to pay for advertising on the various search engines, make sure you key words that the search engines look at are pertinant to your website content, and it should take long until it starts showing up.

    Dave

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    hi rebecca:

    nice quick loading website !

    when i did my website a while ago, i searched a search engine using "search engine" as the search string i got pages and pages and pages of search engines. each tends to have an "add a site" link at the bottom of the page. it brings you somewhere to enter a little bit about the website to be added and that is pretty much it.

    the web-crawlers/spyders/robots &C will find you when they are let out of their cages, but you can enter the info yourself too -- and talk about a fun way to spend a few nights!

    have fun!
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    Rebecca,

    I had a quick look around your website. Your work is great.

    When I loaded your website, I only see small grey squares. I found it irritating that I had to mouse over the boxes in order to see what your site offered. Everytime I went back to that page, I had to mouse over once again to see what the categories were. I found this to be quite user unfriendly. To be quite honest, I think you need to get rid of the mouse over effects and just display the categories as they are.

    As for your site showing up in the search engines, keep in mind that search engines index on text, not on images. Hint: add captions and descriptions to your images, and add a text navigation bar (otherwise the search engines can't find your pages).
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    Go to http://www.dmoz.org and list your website under the appropriate categories. Then go to http://www.alexa.com and check your site. Several search engines use one or both of these for getting website information.

    The hollow font used for your site is tough to read on Mozilla and Netscape. Other than that, the layout is clean and the site works smoothly.

    Ciao!

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    Hi Rebecca,

    "...a photographer in the classic sense..." I like that, and just might borrow it for myself. Oh, and by the way, I liked your work/site as well

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    Your web site looks *fine* on this machine. Better and faster than 95% of the others I visit.

    Good work on the site itself, and good work in the photography!
    Carpe erratum!!

    Ed Sukach, FFP.

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    Hi again,

    I just had to add that your "About" page was much appreciated. You got on one page what takes most people 4 or 5 seperate pages.

    Murray
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    Nice website, fast and simple, your work looks interesting too. I agree with Robert about the gray boxes I would prefer having the titles of the boxes constantly visable but that just my opinion.
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