I think I'm finished with my site

Last Update: March 04, 2016

Well, not totally finished of course because we always have to add content and keep it updated, but I think I'm finished with the basics. I plan on making/adding a video and my product review page is blank but the core is there. Plus, I haven't added any affiliate links yet ( maybe one) because I'm having an issue with one. But, I'll get that solved in the morning.

It's not the same site I started building as I watched Course 1 Lesson 4 on my first day as a free member but it's better...much better I hope.

I'd like to thank everyone here who came before me who had blogs filled with knowledge and inspiration, questions I needed answers for that had already been asked, and everything else that makes WA a really special place. If someone told me 6 weeks ago that in March I'd have my own hand-built website I would've laughed in their face ( not really, I'm too polite for that...but I would definitely have thought they were nuts).

Since I've never built websites before I really don't have much of an eye for style, what works well, and what doesn't. This is my first attempt so my site may not be easy on the eyes or easy to navigate.

My site is here http://homebottledwaterservice.com/. If anyone would like to check it out and offer any criticism it would really be appreciated. I feel like I'm wearing a new shirt and forgot to remove a tag from it so I'm a bit antsy about the whole thing.

Anyway, thanks for reading this blog...I'm hoping I may be at the point where I can stop worrying if my website looks and operates well and concentrate on adding content regularly and adding my product reviews with affiliate links!

Have a great weekend all!

Dave

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SSeelye Premium
I think your site looks great. No problem with the image on my end. It seems everyone in the tread touched base on what I would suggest except the privacy policy I would put in the footer or somewhere else instead of in your blog.
Just put words in footer and have open on a different page if they click it.
I would for sure put your home bottled water service in caps.
Looks good....love the reference to a tag on your shirt....it's how I feel a lot! Good work
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speedicut Premium
Thanks for the input Samantha.
I had the PP on my main ( top) menu and I didn't like it taking up that valuable real estate. I knew it wasn't blog material but I wasn't sure what to do with it. Putting it in the footer works for me though...thanks!
David
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SSeelye Premium
ya I didn't like it at the top either, you can check out my site how I did it if you want.

Also, if your making commissions on any affiliates I think you need to do a affiliate disclosure too.

I wasn't sure what the rules about that were before until I did some snooping around here on WA and it seems to be necessary.

I got the one I used from someone's blog here that said anyone can use it too. So, if you want you click on mine and copy to paste onto your page too.

Take Care

seelye-lifestyle.com
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speedicut Premium
I got it on the bottom along with the affiliate disclosure. Thanks for that..I wasn't aware I needed it.
BTW your site looks great! I'll probably do a WA affiliate site at some point.
Thanks so much Samantha!
Dave
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SSeelye Premium
no problem and thank you.
Ya, I wasn't sure if you are selling through affiliates or not. I guess if it's your own product or business you don't need it but if you have links to affiliates that you will make a commission on you do; at least that was the conclusion I came to reading posts about it here in WA.
Hope you do well, keep up the good work.
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MyraBeth Premium
This is IMHO and just my suggestions for your website. . .

1) Capital letters for 'home bottled water service' in your header and make it a larger fond, you want your title to be eye catching.

2) Instead of just one question, how about 3 questions:
Are you thirsty? Are you well hydrated? Are you ready for the BEST hydrating system for YOU?

3) In the first paragraph on the page: 'Get home bottled water delivery service'

“In my opinion, the best way to enjoy the benefits of a good bottled water is to have home bottled water delivery.”

Put your first sentence LAST. Your next sentences have a lot of punch and they talk directly to the reader. The first sentence (above) actually (IMHO) makes a great conclusion sentence for your first paragraph.

And instead of saying 'In my opinion' because drinking filter water for our health REALLY isn't based on opinion, but scientific and medical facts.

Instead say:

'I am here to share with you... the best way to enjoy the benefits of a good bottle water is to have home bottled water delivery.'

Or...

'I want to share this thirst quenching service for you... the best way to enjoy the benefits of a good bottle water is to have home bottled water delivery.'

In conclusion: These are just my suggestions. Otherwise, it is a good website. I like the water photo in your header and it is well designed. Good layout for your pages. Well done.
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speedicut Premium
Thanks MyraBeth. I made a header using Photo Scape ( thanks for the video BeYou!)and I think it's a definite improvement over the Wordpress default stuff.
I also changed that first paragraph as you suggested. You're right, it works better with the first line being my conclusion.
Thanks again for the feedback!
David
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MyraBeth Premium
Big improvement on your website. Really looks good now. All the best.
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fawlty Premium
Hi Dave, I just looked at your site and my eyes are not the best so I found that your heading blended in with the picture........its not a big deal but maybe a change in colour? might help old farts like me !! ha
Regards Mark
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speedicut Premium
Yeah, I was worried about that. I'd like it to be a little larger also. I'm not sure how to enlarge it but I'll go with a darker color.
Thanks fawlty
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fawlty Premium
youre welcome mate!
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speedicut Premium
fawlty, I made a header image with Photo Scape and it's much better.
Great program BTW
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fawlty Premium
That's heaps better mate !! I will keep that tool in mind.
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Kelly49 Premium
Very nice Dave, I like your website!!
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speedicut Premium
Tanks Kelly!
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Loes Premium
Looks terrific!
What do you think yourself of the recent comment widget, I think it looks weird, 5 times David on Get home bottled water delivery service
I would delete that widget

And I don't see a blogroll, you have a static page, but no blogroll page
to create one
add new PAGE (it have to be a PAGE)
Call it whatever you want - blog or blogroll or waterfall (leave the content area blank)
Then go to customize site>static page> and point the blog to your just created page
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speedicut Premium
Thanks Loes
I agree on the widget, I guessed that when I start getting more comments from the bank that would change but I'll delete it for now.

I made the front page static because that's my main sales pitch and I wanted it to be seen when visitors get to the site. It was originally a blogroll but I didn't want what I consider my main page to get lost down the page and not have a chance to be seen.
I guess visitors can land on any page from a search engine inquiry so I'll change it.

This is the kind of stuff I wasn't sure about..

Thanks much Loes!
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Loes Premium
My pleasure Dave
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