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i would like to invite everyone to check out http://furniture101.synthasite.com and get your opinions on how i'm doing so far. i have use alot of your advises and i have learned alot as i have been building. please give comments. thank you.
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donnie

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Rizan

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forget the site, love the furniture....LOL
under your desk link, I wouldnt put the "cant find what you need" search box in the middle of your page, perhaps the bottom. Maybe put a title under each catagory.
You have 2 ads above your web page, you have such beautiful stuff showcase your stuff first. I've gone into other pages, I get the sense that you are too focused on the ads, your furniture is really beautiful its not getting center stage. Just my humble/novice opinion, the pros will follow :o).
I do like the burlap against the furniture pieces, very organic.
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donnie

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hey rizan22,
i thank you so much. that means alot to me. you say two ads above the web page? what you talking about? the search was a thought and maybe moved. the ads i just wanted to get in. they can vanish. any one page more than another? i love your opinion. thank you and get back to me ok?
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The home page donnie has a banner with the flag but, the stuff doesnt relate to your site, I dont think! then there is outdoor furniture ad and below that is the streaming ad, then seems to come your beautiful stuff....I want the mirrored nightstand :o)
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donnie

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oh ok. lee created my banner and i love it. hes awesome and a good man. i wanted to show that my site is american. and the ad i just put so it might change to be more relative to my site. the scolling thing is not use as an ad but as to the type of furniture i have..trunp home, liz claibourne,nautica...and so on these are name brands coming straight from the factory.out door furn. i was told position ment more income from ads. and the mirror piece is a single dresser, but i do have a night stand mirrored as well. the single dresser has three drawers and is 265.00, the night stand is 215.00 and is two drawers. i will sell it to you. just come get it. lol. thank you so much. i moved the search just for you.;-)
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Hi Donnie

It's nice to see you back again.

1. I would agree with Rizan that the 3 lines of ads/banners need to relocate. You have done an excellent job creating your picture links and it really showcases your stuff. This needs to be the first thing they see so get drawn into your site right away. Otherwise, your consumers may find it annoying that they have to scroll down to see your furniture. Their main goal is not to see the ads but to check out the stuff you have.

2. At the bottom of your hompage, there is must be something wrong with your code as the text of the code is showing up on your page.

3. I would put a link to your guestbook on the side with your other menu headings. The link on your page gets lost in the midst of all the ads and you have scroll down so far to get to it. People may only stop at the furniture and not bother to scroll down .

4. I would put your store banner on all the pages.

You really have put a lot of great work into your site. I wish you every success!
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Hello Donnie, how are you?

Ive got a list for you to look over and think about.

1. add the banner to all pages - make each page a consistant feel.

2. add favorite icons to all pages - this is a small image which you add through the content sidebar (see image below) you can add a normal image file or you can go and make a image into a favicon here http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/ - just paly around with images till you find one that looks good tiny.

3. i think the furniture images should be moved to the first thing you see when you enter the site.

4. maybe add the page 'office' to the main menu - its 1 of your main selling pages and it should be as easy to access as possible.

5. i would love to see all the images on your site exactly the same size - its a lot of work but it would make all the difference. The best way to do this is through the file manager - right click the image and you will see edit with picnik - go to picnik and look for resize. then just save back to yola and it will replace the image.

6. Finally, you want to give the site an american feel, does the style your using allow you to change the background? (see the image below, just under the banner field) If it does maybe you could add a flag image as your background - it might be ugly or might be beatiful, youd have to see.

Anymore advice on the above points just ask. Lee.

PS. Littleus is correct the google advert at the bottom of your home page is missing something - copy the code from the ad on the right and reapply it to the left.

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Hi Donnie,

You've received lots of great advice here! Just want to say I love your furniture. I'd love for that to be the first thing I saw when I go to your site rather than having to go past the ads to see it.
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I can honestly tell you right now that your site looks great! But I really want one of those entertainment centers and one of those office desks preferably # 01-0619-936
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ken

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amazing furniture i signed your guest book even took time to upload my ugly mug lol i am not liable if that photo shatters your monitor... lol ..

maybe make a separate page for living room furniture, bedroom furniture....
and less ads... personally ads make me Leary they make me think pop up and virus, I know a lot of people who think the same. so the less intrusive or noticeable the ads the better.
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donnie

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hello everyone,
i had to go do some handy man work to pay the bills, but i am back now and i have a major problem. i'm trying to make the changes that have been mentioned and i can't do nothing. file manager wont show up, and pictures won't show up. helpppppppppp.
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Hi Donnie

I'm sorry you experiencing some problems. Can you try to clear your cache in your browser, then re-log back into your site. If this does not work, then try a different browser or computer. Let us know if you continue experiencing difficulties.
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cache, whats this and how do i do that?
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Sanja, Official Rep

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Hi Donnie

Here's a link on how to clear your cache:

http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Bro...
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Just signed your GuestBook! Love the FUrNiture!
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donnie

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hey blondie,
thank you so much. you guys are awesome. i just love all the comments and i'm making changes so watch for me to be back. :-)
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donnie

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hello everyone,
its me again. i want to thank you guys by making alot of changes to my site and hoping you guys like what you see now. i cant believe you guys really like my site. i'm blown away. wow!!!!!!!! i am having so much fun that if im dreaming dont wake me. littleus, thanks for the link for cache. and thanks for all who signed my guest book. if you will post your link on my comment page i will visit all your links.W O W!!!!!!!!! I still have alot of work to do and i would like to say thanks to the duke. i like the way you lay out your things to do. im still checking off as i go. and once again i would like to say just how thankful i am to lee, YOUR THE MAN,man.. ok back to my site. oh i dont have a store just the web site. i actually work for a good friend and sale for him. he has two warehouses though. and the ad at the bottom of the home(index) page is for mobile,they said it would take 48 hours, maybe i didnt copy and paste it right. all the others did right though. oh well. ill see to it. have fun and continue to having success in your building. thanks for all who helped me, im very greatful to all you guys. T H A N K S! I LOVE YOU GUYS! I BRAG ON HOW AWESOME AND FAST TO REPLY AND WHAT GREAT HELP YOU GUYS ARE TO ALL I KNOW. I HOPE TO BE HELPING BRING MORE PEOPLE TO YOLA TO START BUILDING THEIR OWN SITE. HAVE A FUN BLESSED DAY.
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Hey Babe,

Yola is a wonderful place....you are so sweet to say "Thank You" to the really helpful folks (I'm not one of them - I have more questions than answers!) but really, what a great place! Welcome here and best of luck! We are all Yola-Team players and we're rootin' for ya!
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Ahh Donnie, love the changes you've made the beautiful furniture is now center stage and I now know what type of site I'm visiting, excellent!
Just one thing... the banner (love it, but) is it possible to bring the photos in focus...
I just might be ordering that mirrored nightstand :o)
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donnie

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hey you,
thanks i was hoping to please you guys. for i know yall know what your donig. im not even a novice. i decided to get on and go for broke and here i am. no education on computers or nothing. i teach myself and i try to learn things fast. i think im doing pretty good, with the help of all of you guys. wow!!!!!!you guys have made my year the best ever. just for you ill fing out whats wrong with the banner and fix it. i think its cause i made it to fit. i might should have left it alone. im going to get on it now. be back soon.
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I don't know... am I missing the point? Is this just a "showroom" or do you have the option to buy this furniture (I couldn't afford to anyways). Another thing, on your home page, it appears one of your html is actually viewed as the code itself.
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hey donald,
yes its a show room. for if you would like to buy something all you have to do is contact me and i,ll get with you through email on purchasing and pricing. a friend of mine has a building here where i live and we keep some things on hand, but he lives in north carolina and has two wharehouses. i work for him. as im learning, i hope to be able in the future to start with delivering loads to people. people can come here to pick up or can go to nc to pick up. with the prices as low as they are pick up is worth it in most cases. long disitances may cost to much, not sure. but for an example the trump home single mirrored dresser reatails for $1029.00. my price is $265.00. which can be negotiated. leaves room for others to make money also.. find what you like contact me and i will get the absolute best price i can for you. its an awesome chance to get top name brands for less. maybe i need to put that somewhere on my site?. got to figure out where and how to do it though. thanks and have a fun blessed day.
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WOW.... the site has improved a million times, still agree with Donald though.
maybe change to Contact Page to Request Order or something like that. besides that, i love it .

the huge dark entertainment unit is gonna look nice in my living room do you ship to Canada?
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donnie

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sorry no shipping at this time. instead of request order, how about if i put something to explain how to get the piece you want, or faq. or something? the piece your talking about is not available at this time. im working on making it to were people can click on the pick and see if the piece is or not available. its a slow process right now. i got to go through every piece. right now i'm having to have people contact me with what they want and then call to see if it is available or not and then adjust accordingly. bare with me its only going to get better as i go and continue to add things. thanks man. you guys are awesomw!!!!!!
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Hi Donnie...Your site is looking better and better.I have a furniture/home decor site also and I hear ya on the shipping.I only offer ground ship or LTL motor freight within the contiguous USA on the few items I have over 170 lbs...I don't want customers paying more for shipping than the cost of an item.... I would gladly exchange links with you if you start a link exchange program....You could also search my links pages as most on there would be happy to exchange links with you...Another great way to get links is to use Get Satisfaction as part of your Customer Service...You can list your products with links back to your site.Also as you grow you have a forum like you see here for you and your customers...The good thing is you are already familiar with how to interact with others within this type of forum.
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hey john,
thanks man and yes swaping links is kool. i have even sent my advert to others that i have met along the way. see my ads page if you havent already. still have some to fix back up since the move from home page. but ill get it. you can share your link on my comment page and ill visit your site. any one can leave a comment of any type. its also a way to advertise by others reading the comments. hey what do you guys think about the word links to other pages and them being green? i'm learning everyday and it just helps me build my site better all the time. thanks man you guys are the best. i look forward to seeing what all of you have done.