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jello1

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Hello everyone,

 

 

Well im about to go live with this store, i really really need some imput. how are the colors? layout?

 

 

http://www.taco-loco.com

 

any ideas will help greatly!...

 

thanks everyone!!!!

<span style='font-family:Courier'>If you can't fix it Perl it!!!...</span>

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Hello everyone,

Well im about to go live with this store, i really really need some imput. how are the colors? layout?

http://www.taco-loco.com

 

any ideas will help greatly!...

 

thanks everyone!!!!

 

Hi jello1. I like the style of your site. It has a fun, fiesta kind of feeling to it, but the colors don't work for me -- particularly the brown that you use for the body. Personally, I'd keep the body of the page white with black text to make it as easy to read as possible.

 

Your header image file size is quite at ~175kb. You might want to optimize that more in case you get customers on slower connections. Also, each of your product buttons on the homepage weighs in at ~111kb. For images alone, your homepage is over 800kb, which would take about a couple of minutes to load for somebody on a slow connection.

 

I don't know if this is something that's in the works, but definitely take some nice photos of your products, instead of having illustrations of tortillas or pictures of labels. With food, I want to see what it looks like. Make my mouth water... (w00t)

 

The image that you have with the fish for 'flavored tortillas' on the homepage is a bit odd. I half expected to see some kind of fish flavored tortilla, which I don't find too appetizing. I'd consider having separate product id's for the different tortilla flavors (spinach, chipotle, etc) instead of having the different flavors as attributes. This way you can have some strong copy to sell each product.

 

Speaking of copy, you'll definitely want to flesh that out quite a bit for all products. What's so special about your products that I wouldn't just go to my local supermarket to pick it up? Again, make my mouth water...

 

I like how you've gotten rid of the left and right boxes and put that content on the bottom of the page. The only thing with this is that it makes your product pages quite wide, so that I'm looking at the product description on the left side of the screen, then looking all the way over to the right to see the image thumbnail. Maybe some padding on the table containing that info, or mess with the table widths/alignment to make that a bit easier.

 

From an SEO standpoint, install a contribution that will allow you to change your <title> (and <meta>) tags. I use Header Tags Controller, but I'm sure there are others. Right now, all of your pages have the same title, which is not good.

 

Anyway, that's my 2 cents... Good luck with the store!

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Thanks to both of you for posting...

 

Yes i am working on images for product... very soon.

and i will be adding the HTC and some meta tags.. thanks agin!.

<span style='font-family:Courier'>If you can't fix it Perl it!!!...</span>

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Thanks to both of you for posting...

 

Yes i am working on images for product... very soon.

and i will be adding the HTC and some meta tags.. thanks agin!.

 

I am not a big fan of your color scheme as I prefer websites with black text on a light background - but that is just my preference and opinion.

 

In the context of your current color scheme, I recommend changing the appearance of your buttons to something more more attention grabbing. Also, in regards to the fields in the checkout where people enter in their information, I recommend changing the background color to something off white. Same thing for the 'qty' field and 'available options' fields. Also, in your checkout, change the color of the red text and asterisks to something easier on the eyes.

 

 

In regards to your copy, I do agree with John about adding a little more patter to your descriptions. If you do this, you might want to change the headlines on your product pages to better match the keywords people are typing into google. This will make ppc advertising through google cheaper. Also, don't forget to complete your privacy policy pages, this will also affect your quality score.

Also, the address of your business appears as a jpeg image - I think you may benefit SEO wise by adding a text business address desscription to your contact us page. But I'm not sure.

 

 

One thing I really like about your website is how confidence inspiring it is. You clearly show your customers, through the COMODO trust seal, that you offer your customers a safe shopping experience. I think most people don't understand exactly how important it is to do this.

 

This is my take on your store, I hope your found it constructive. Overall, it is a very nice website, one of the better examples of OSCommerce for sure.

Best Regards,

 

 

Victor Wise

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I am not a big fan of your color scheme as I prefer websites with black text on a light background - but that is just my preference and opinion.

 

In the context of your current color scheme, I recommend changing the appearance of your buttons to something more more attention grabbing. Also, in regards to the fields in the checkout where people enter in their information, I recommend changing the background color to something off white. Same thing for the 'qty' field and 'available options' fields. Also, in your checkout, change the color of the red text and asterisks to something easier on the eyes.

I can see what you are saying. I like the conversion rate buttons.

 

 

 

 

In regards to your copy, I do agree with John about adding a little more patter to your descriptions. If you do this, you might want to change the headlines on your product pages to better match the keywords people are typing into google. This will make ppc advertising through google cheaper. Also, don't forget to complete your privacy policy pages, this will also affect your quality score.

 

Again, good input

 

 

Also, the address of your business appears as a jpeg image - I think you may benefit SEO wise by adding a text business address desscription to your contact us page. But I'm not sure.

I was also thinking about that same thing

 

One thing I really like about your website is how confidence inspiring it is. You clearly show your customers, through the COMODO trust seal, that you offer your customers a safe shopping experience. I think most people don't understand exactly how important it is to do this.

 

Thank you. I thought it would be a nice touch. It came with my SSL cert.

 

This is my take on your store, I hope your found it constructive. Overall, it is a very nice website, one of the better examples of OSCommerce for sure.

 

 

thank you very much for your opinion, very good points and well taken. Going to make some changes now.

<span style='font-family:Courier'>If you can't fix it Perl it!!!...</span>

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In regards to your copy, I do agree with John about adding a little more patter to your descriptions. If you do this, you might want to change the headlines on your product pages to better match the keywords people are typing into google. This will make ppc advertising through google cheaper. Also, don't forget to complete your privacy policy pages, this will also affect your quality score.

Excellent points.

 

Also, the address of your business appears as a jpeg image - I think you may benefit SEO wise by adding a text business address desscription to your contact us page. But I'm not sure.

From my understanding, this won't really affect the site for SEO -- unless there are people doing searches for "[insert taco-related keywords] anchorage" or maybe "[insert taco-related keywords] alaska". Google will generally show the "Plus Box" results if people are doing a search with geographic information. I don't know if they check the searcher's IP for location, but I doubt it.

 

For the most part, I believe that Google tends to pull and list address information from the Yellow Pages. You can create an account in the Local Business Center though. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm sure it wouldn't hurt.

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