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Thanks to everyone who has expressed interest in having their website reviewed in this topic. So far over 150 of you have requested reviews and we have worked with approximately 50 of you.

Your requests to be reviewed have all been logged, but due to the high volume of requests, we would like you to tell us more about why you want to be selected and what you hope to gain from the experience. Tell us what you love most about your website or what you think might be areas for improvement.

Because this involves a significant investment of time and effort on our part we want to ensure that the customers we help get the maximum benefit from this process and are committed to improving their website. Let us know if you have the commitment to work with us through this process and you could be the next business owner to qualify for a professional site makeover!

Note: This topic was created from a reply on the Submit your website to be reviewed by a Yola expert topic.
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Hi. My wife and I run Elite Pet Home Care of Branston.

All the profits of the business go to run our pet rescue and sanctuary (BranstonBunnyAnd SmallAnimalRescue.org)

Both sites are with Yola however, we really need help to get these looking professional, easy to use easier to navigate and to attract new customers to the business.

We really need help to attract donors and potential adopters to the charitable website. We struggle to attract potential donors or people that wish to adopt a rescued pet. A makeover would really help the animals we care for.

The better the website the more we can help sick & abandoned animals. The sites are linked but if only one can get a makeover then the business one would really help as people with pets can then get a link to the animal rescue site.

The main business site is:
www.elitepethomecare.co.uk

The Animal rescue Site is:
www.branstonbunnyandsmallanimalrescue...
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Jennifer Fletcher

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I am a mom / entrepreneur with little time to improve my site. Would love a makeover of any type! Haha.
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sales

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Hi there,
i am writing you to ask you for help. I just want to convey you that i opted to join to yola because you were offering to help canadian small businesses owners to put their businesses online. I am really thankful that i have got that opportunity. As you know, i am one of those professional immigrants that came to Canada to progress. The problems to get a place in my profession forced me to start this business and nowadays i am giving opportunities to work to those who came here and could not get a place to work. By training them, we are helping people and i think that it would be nice if we can get more jobs to help more people. In order to get more jobs, i think that i need to improve my company image so that i decided to write this message and i hope you guys help to keep reaching more people.
Thanks for promoting this makeover, it will change so many people lives
KInd regards,
Nils
Ps:
My website is www.exteriorenovation.ca
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Conchitina Suson

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simply because I am not a pro when it comes to web designing and polishing it with your A+ team would be a great opportunity for me to be able to showcase my products in a more professional way. I would be very happy if my site will be checked and enhanced.thank you.
my website is www.uncateredevents.com
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HELPING ME TO HELP OTHERS:I am a retired psychologist healing from stroke and numerous surgeries making it extremely difficult mentally and physically for me to get my message out without professional help.I received my doctorate at Baylor University in the 1970's and the ethic of this era was to "give psychology away".I have internalized this value throughout my career.Now, as part of my legacy,I have successfully combined science and 21st. century technology into a biofeedback app that can detect food allergies and toxins for the user(free version in development,soon to be released).It is called Food Toxin-Tracker.Anyone can benefit by detecting food toxins that affect health,disease and longevity ,and eliminating them from the diet.As toxins are eliminated from the diet the user can experience greater physical and emotional health,energy and vitality.I have seen this over- and -over throughout my practice.For me to get the word out I definitely need the professional make-over for:www.profaxnow.com(Yola site...unfinished,unpublished).

Thanks for your consideration,

-Frank
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Like many of the other replies, I'm a gardner and not a web designer. I like the simple look of my site, but feel it could do with a tweak from a professional who knows how to fully utilize the capabilities of the web and social media.

I'm finding that more and more clients are turning to the web and social media avenues to doing their business and feel I may be missing out on target audiences as well as a more user friendly web store/site.

If you are available to assist, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

marc boyd
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Laura Thomas

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Hi Marc,

Are you submitting http://resourcesjmop.ca/?
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Dianne Scott

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Ok, so this was my first attempt at creating a website. It took me 2 weeks in secrecy to reveal it. Though proud of my efforts ... Ho hum ... Boring. It lacks luster, which isn't me at all. With that said, I need a site that EXCITES. When I look at mine, I being to yawn. True, yoga does make you feel relaxed, but really? It also ENERGIZES, too. My site ,,, not so much.
So, I'm working on a new site, but it's taking me 2 years to get it to my liking. I need some serious help. Is there a Design Guru in the house?
If you're willing to "Cultivate Kindness" you can start with me. YOGA is already a hard sell, but I think it's causing me STRESS rather than relieving it.

Open to all possibilities,
Dianne Scott
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I am a the creator and member of a non profit artists group working to promote the local art in Galena, IL. The name of our event is Galena Studio Tour (GST) which occurs on holiday weekends through the tour season here.

We would like to be selected for a makeover. This experience would be incredible for the current members and to promote made in America local art. Receiving a make over would be a great learning experience and that information we would pass onto new future members of the GST.

The features of Yola are great with all of the great widgets such as the maps, social and media. It is so much information and tools to learn. The GST members are committed to learning and growing with Yola to make a better website, possibly getting a make over, but most importantly passing the information to new members.
Joe Pinder
Pinder Pottery
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Mohamad Idrakisyah

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As most others, we run small business entities........hardly excess cash for web/marketing upgrading. Would love your help.........the catch, we'd continue to be your loyal customers........and the bonus......recommend YOLA to budding entrepreneurs........nothing beats the power of " word of mouth marketing'

Thanks to all in the YOLA team........Cheers !

www.syahnassociates.com
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Hi Yola,

We would really appreciate a website makeover as we feel our site could be a lot more young people friendly. We predominately work with young people aged 4-18 in deprived communities and we think our website is quite grown up and doesn't have many fun features that young people would enjoy. We have also received funding for the next three years and we would like to promote the up and coming programmes to young people effectively and in a fun way. If you can help us it would be great as we think we have gone as far as our knowledge will let us with the site and feel it needs up dating to ensure young people from our community start using it on a more regular basis.

Many Thanks

Paul Hurford

Director/Youth Inclusion Officer
targetfootball@hotmail.co.uk
www.targetfootballcic.co.uk
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Turner Education

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Good afternoon, firstly I would like to thank YOLA for providing an excellent service, which has enabled me to follow my dream of starting my own business. Carrying out a full time job in addition to trying to launch an enterprise has not been easy but I am now in a position to market the business further. Any assistance in making the site look more professional will undoubtedly help me to grow my brand at this crucial time.

Kind regards
Mark Turner
www.turnereducation.co.uk
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Thanks for all of your submissions so far! We are delighted and overwhelmed by your response. Over 250 of you have requested a website review since we sent out the email inviting you to tell us about your businesses just last week. We have spent the days since sifting through, logging and reviewing your review requests.

The overwhelming feedback is that you are too busy working on your businesses to devote time to your websites. We totally understand that! You've also mentioned that while you are masters of your individual crafts, web designing isn't at the top of your resume. We've also seen a trend where some of you seem to know the look you are after but are having trouble implementing it in the Sitebuilder.

While we won't be able to work with all of you, we will be in touch with many of you who fall into the categories above. We will detail our process and share our results on our blog in the hopes that our work will benefit all of you.

Thanks for your patience as we work through your requests!
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pipkins and cuddle bugs

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Greetings and salutations from York, Pennsylvania! First, thank you for the opportunity to renovate our website. Second, please pick us! We’re a hardworking trio –a mom and two daughters— who love to make handcrafted cloth items for children. Back in 2009, while shopping for our newborn babes, my sister and I were struck by the poorly-made goods sold by major retailers. It became an excuse for us to get together, share stories, and create stylish bibs and blankies. Compliments and requests poured in from family, friends, and perfect strangers. We took the hint, launched Pipkins & Cuddle Bugs, LLC, and have been having a blast ever since! While we pride ourselves on our work with needles and thread, we are a little behind on web design and could really use your help to make www.pipkinsandcuddlebugs.com match the quality of the goods and services that we offer clients on a daily basis. Right now we sell primarily through boutique shops, children’s shows, and craft exhibitions throughout the Northeast, but our customers are clamoring for a better way to reach us online, examine our latest products (which change monthly) from the comfort of their homes, and purchase items at the click of a button. We’ve given it our best shot, but it’s clearly time to bring in the professionals. We are 100% committed to making this happen and would look forward to working with the nice folks at Yola!
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I would love to have my website redesigned/reconstructed! I am a self-made (jewelry) designer a mother of 3 and a wife. I have a hard time juggling my schedule and everyone else's schedule and my website has taking the back seat to everything. I am a stay-at-home-mom so when I have time to work its making jewelry so I can make money. i have my launch party coming soon and I would really like to have my customers see a professionally designed website because I am a designer.. 1st impressions.
I am very thankful I found Yola because before this company I was at 2 others that were just horrible and took so much time to figure out what might be simple to some and created so much stress. Thanks for reading!
I hope they pick me, I hope they pick me,
Kh
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my website is alraedy doing very well in Germany, I am sure it can do much better with some make up - good advertising for you in Germany -

www.kapstadt-unterkuenfte.de

I see it all shining with the yola brand

Kind Regards
Christel
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Thank you for providing this opportunity to those of us who have many skills and talents, but web design is not one of them. I did not know one thing about creating a website until I began using Yola. You are the entirety of my experience. If you check out www.WelcomeToHanover.com you will see the results of my efforts of learning how to do this with Yola. And a big shout out to Sanja who has helped me with many questions. It has been a wonderful learning process and the knowledge I've gained I'm sure I will use again and again in different capacities. My home town magazine was so excited about what my site offers that they featured me in the latest magazine. (You can see me on page 14 here - http://www.uppervalleylife.com/pdf/UV...) I would love Yola's help in several ways. 1) Improving my site layout and design - making it more intuitive and easy to navigate. 2) I'd also love your help on adding various types of advertising, as several businesses have expressed interest - rotating banner ads, etc. 3) my camp pages (http://www.welcometohanover.com/day-c...), which are essentially several tables, could also use help to make it more user friendly. Thank you for considering!
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I thought what an excellent idea! I tried my best when I created unclebeemovers.ca
But base upon critics, its not good enough; I believe with the expertise of yola web designer, what a huge difference this would make, then I would have an idea what a pro web site looks like.

merci.
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Hey my website is itutorcanada.ca and I need a website lift in French and English .I think that it will be great that yola gives me a hand to improve my website. Currently, as a young entrepreneur I am trying to make a new and improve way to offer tutoring services to the people of my city. For city I need to have an appealing website that stands out from the rest. I have tried my best to do with the knowledge I have. However, I think that it will be great that a yola expert improves my website to bring more customers.
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chimbwanda

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Hi my website is not accommodating me to put the more pictures for the customers to view may you please assist on this area. So far i haven't yet receive customers commending or coming through this website. Help me so that it will attract customers for my business.
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I would love to have some help on my website. I have been wanting to update my website anyway. The thing that I could really use help on is my navigation system. I think that my menus are a bit confusing. A little bit of help in this area could go a long way towards improving the effectiveness of my website. Thanks for your offer to help with a makeover.
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simon stiff

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Hi I would love you guys to help out and sort out my website it's a bit all over the place... I'm a taxi driver not web designer trying my best though everything you see I've done so far on my own just need help with the last few stages....www.daddycabs.co.uk
cheers simon
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Ester Famu Famu

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hi,
i will appreciate if my website has a makeover to make it look more sophisticated and more professional because my website is still in its early stages of development.
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V. R. Avent

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Hi All,

Thank you for allowing me to submit my request for a website make over. The potential of being one out of thousands of requests to have their website made over is exciting. This is really cool of you!

I'm an author, who, just like other authors, love telling great stories through my writing. But who would believe that I'm worth their time and money if my website doesn't present itself as so? I hope you would select my website for the next makeover so that the cover of my books—my website—would be just as interesting as the pages within.

Even if not selected, I still am thanking you for the kind consideration.

Moreover, I will love it if you could view my website and give me some valued feedback on how to make it better...whom I’m kidding? I want my website to be the best, not just better, for my marketed audience. So if you could give me some advice of just how to do that, that will be awesome. This will be just the valuable tool that I could utilize to achieve a surge in sales.

My website address is www.vravent.com

Thank you
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just a thought.. I would not use too much of the curly font for general information. not bad for headings but just like the navigation bar you have the wording too small and could be more standard font. It is really very hard to read.
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SierraFalso@GMAIL.com

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Hi there... I would love to get some input to make sure I've built the best site I can build on Yola. I don't think I need a full makeover for www.JumpOnTheSchoolBus.com but rather a review and some help on the SEO / metatag data.

I think I've built over 45 websites on Yola since the first site I built in 2008 for our restaurant www.liveculturelounge.com. A couple years ago I bult www.fishnchickssb.com for a TV show I developed and am trying to sell to a network ( I think this is the best site I built on yola).

I've tried word press and really don't like it at all. I LOVE yola and recomend it to all my freinds and help them build there sites.

Please let me know what you think of www.JumpOnTheSchoolBus.com and if I can make it better.

Sierra Bravo Enterprises, LLC

Sierra Falso-Fiechter and Darin Fiechter
Chief Executive Officer and Vice President
Sierra's Cell: 805-256-5436 / Darin's Cell: 805-331-2301
www.JumpOnTheSchoolBus.com

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Joni Rosenthal

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I would appreciate any help I could get in making my website through Yola the best it could be, not only for my business, but also I feel that successful websites created on Yola makes your company look even better. I do not feel that my website is getting the hits that it should. In order for me to continue my online aspect of my wildlife art business as a wildlife artist, I definitely need some help!!! PLEASE
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Laura Thomas

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Hi Joni,

Are you submitting http://www.threebridgesart.com/?