Please review my website I'm ready for constructive criticism - my first 2 months working here

Last Update: September 23, 2015

It's been a team effort - I thank you

Firstly thanks to a number of thoughtful and helpful contributors here who have freely offered time and attention to help me along the way and over a few frustrating hurdles... Finally I can say I have achieved more than I really thought I would - and it feels great.

I offer my 'bricks n mortar' business website it is www.tepukebackpackers.com yes a backpackers - today I finally managed to set up the booking widget and it should be functional across a number of locations the payment system so far is Paypal. This alone has been a huge achievement.

For those who have not read my profile I had a web-wizard create my original business website but was not able to make changes and it sat dead for the past 2 years. This new website I created since joining WA almost 2 months ago - is still a work in progress. I have now created some useful and I hope interesting content across a number of pages.

One thing I did manage was to add a booking link from my Facebook pages to the actual booking widget so hopefully this will help to maximise activity and actual bookings.

  • There is not much in the way of monetising except for a couple of money making ideas written in a couple of posts.
  • I do not know how to properly track any traffic and rankings etc yet so any of these tips, links etc would be great.
  • I have a lot to learn still about SEO so - don't hold back on your tips their either.
  • Also if there are any younger 18 - 30 year old international travellers, backpackers etc reading this any tips or recommendations for appropriate 'products' would be great as well.
  • I do hope to create a fully functioning log-in registration system for travellers looking for seasonal work, and a log in registration system for local employers looking for temporary seasonal workers. I would like to develop this feature and monetize a subscription so still not exactly hoe or which system to use to achieve this.

Any other design or layout recommendations in fact any and all constructive criticism that I could work on is what I am now looking for. So please don't hold back - I will not be offended this is my learning.

If you missed it here it is www.tepukebackpackers.com

Thanks again to all for your support and encouragement - still following with interest, cheers Tracey

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Loes Premium
Hi Tracey, next issue, you have a page for the Q&A, I think it is important to have that in your mainmenu on top
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks again Loes - fantastic yes I see a few recommending that cheers Tracey
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onlinejim Premium
I like your website although I feel there is too much blue in the colouring. Content is excellent. That is just my opinion for what it is worth.
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks Jim - good point I had not even really given much thought about colour - any more thoughts? cheers Tracey
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onlinejim Premium
Tracy-as I said that is just my feedback. Well done

Jim
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Loes Premium
Hi Tracey, you need to set your pictures to none or paste a link to it, they now open up in a media file in the same window and you will loose custommers when the click the cross instead of the backbutton.

Then the sign up now button need to open in new window/tab check the box for that, other adds too
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4GoodBuy Premium
Arrrrh of course - Thanks so much Loes, I didn't even think about the backlinks to most of the images here. For some of my posts and pages I have but excellent reminder. following with interest cheers Tracey
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Serana Premium
Hi Tracey your website looks interesting and very creative. I can see your passion for this niche. Imagery and layout looks good. I think you are off to a good start so keep it up and you would do well. Take care.
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks Serana - I do appreciate your taking the time to take a look and comments. cheers Tracey
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Serana Premium
No problem Tracey take care.
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tomtitty006 Premium
Congratulations.
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4GoodBuy Premium
Thanks Tom
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