Advertise here

  Talk Arcades > Arcades > Marketing

Welcome to Talk Arcades, the premier forum for arcade webmasters.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest. By joining our community you will be able to make posts, communicate privately with other arcade webmasters and talk advantage of the GameFeed™ Distribution Network for 1-click installation of games into your arcade.

Registration is easy, so please join us today!

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-05-2011, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
Arcade Warrior
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 990
FB_Master is on a distinguished roadFB_Master is on a distinguished roadFB_Master is on a distinguished roadFB_Master is on a distinguished road

MarketScore (5)

Default 9 Effective Tips For Improving A Website

1.) Give your visitor what he is looking for

A visitor means business; he is looking for information and will stay in your site only as long as he gets what he wants. So provide only relevant information on your homepage that is specific to your end users. Web logs are the best means of finding out which keyword your visitor used and for what purpose he could have visited your website.

2.) Tell your visitor what your site is all about

Often websites are crammed with information in no specific order making it hard to figure out what the site is all about! Your site should give information about what it can offer a visitor on an instant basis. You can do this by providing relevant information on the homepage. You can also provide links like `about us’ or `about this website’ for further clarification.

3.) Provide site wide links

Site wide links are very important in any website. They allow easy navigation to all pages and reduce time consumed on browsing the pages. Your user can have instant access to what he is looking for from any webpage using the site wide links. They also allow the search engine robots to cache your pages efficiently. Site wide links can be provided at the bottom of all web-pages.

4.) Provide a sitemap

A sitemap is the mark of a good website. Sitemaps give the skeleton of an entire site on a single webpage with all links. As site maps are specifically meant to provide site information they can lead to efficient browsing.

5.) Ensure that your website loads fast

No one likes pages that take long time to load. Your website visitor takes decisions in seconds and it won’t take him long to press the back button or type another address to access other related websites. So make sure that your site loads fast.
The possible reasons for long loading times are
a.) Use of large graphics, java applets, flash programs or ad banners
b.) Inappropriate use of tables, like placing the entire page under a table
c.) Placing too much information (more than 50K) on one page
d.) Use of free or inferior hosting services resulting in slow data transfer
e.) Use of bad or junk html codes

6.) Improve site’s navigation using icons

Site navigation is an important aspect of web usability. Making use of unique XP style icons can really make your site appealing at the same time adding to easy navigation. Some businesses that offer XP style icons are , etc. offers the best XP style icons at costs as low as $3/icon.

7.) If your site has too much content ensure readability

Poor readability can cause your users to leave. Poor readability occurs due to use of small fonts, poor color combinations, long sentences, repeating background images and improper headings.
Tips to improve readability
a.) Make use proper font size. Generally a font size of 10 to 12 would ensure fast reading
b.) Make use of proper font types and make sure to use only one font type through- out the page. Verdana or Arial fonts are best for online reading
c.) Avoid using long sentences. Break your long sentences into shorter and interesting ones
d.) Avoid making use of static and repeating background images
e.) Give proper headings and provide strategic links
f.) Keep your content free flowing and explain you point by providing proper bullets. Shorten your paragraphs in two or three
g.) Avoid justifying your content

8.) Test your site before launching

Testing your site before loading is very important. You should pick up information like site load times, navigation, information availability, content, browser compatibility etc while testing.
a.) Test to see if your site loads in all browsers
b.) Test all links and see if they are working
c.) Test for site errors if any
d.) Test for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors
e.) Test the site load times

9.) Check your server log data regularly

You server log data is perhaps your best information source to improve your website’s usability. You weblog can give you information like keywords used most often to reach your site, website downtimes, pages most visited, exit pages etc. By studying your weblog you can find out the pages that a particular visitor accessed and the page at which he exited. This can help you optimize popular pages and give special attention to pages that seem to have the most exists. Overall studying the server log on a daily basis is very important.
FB_Master is offline  
Digg this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 04:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
Arcade Elite
user22's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,082
user22 is on a distinguished roaduser22 is on a distinguished road

MarketScore (3)


Thanks Rep+
user22 is offline  
Digg this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 04:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
Arcade Elite
Italos's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,069
Italos is on a distinguished roadItalos is on a distinguished roadItalos is on a distinguished roadItalos is on a distinguished roadItalos is on a distinguished road

MarketScore (10)


same goes here
Italos is offline  
Digg this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 07:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
Preferred Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 175
trung is on a distinguished road


nice post, I knew all of em but have no time to do all ^^
Mario Games are Funny Games which are mario games for kids. Have you ever play mario games online
if you don't like them, you can play car racing games or free online parking games for free or sonic games for kids
trung is offline  
Digg this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2011, 05:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
Posts: n/a


Digg this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2011, 11:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
Arcade Elite
Nachen's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,405
Nachen is on a distinguished roadNachen is on a distinguished roadNachen is on a distinguished road

MarketScore (12)


Article after article...
Nachen is offline  
Digg this Post!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Website Optimization FB_Master Marketing 8 01-25-2016 02:54 AM
50 Tricks For Website Improvement FB_Master Marketing 4 07-06-2011 09:58 PM
Free Website Monitoring and Site Status Alerts Fahd The Bazaar 0 07-19-2007 03:08 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.0.0 RC6
Forum - Register - Calendar - Memberlist - FAQ - Search

Advertise here

Single Sign On provided by vBSSO