I am working on an idea on my site at Links.com. It is still shaping up and I have lots of things I need to do, but I thought I would ask you guys for some feedback on the general idea. Please be brutally honest. If the idea is worthless let me know. If it has merit, let me know how I might make the site more usable. Thanks for the feedback.
I think it is an excellent idea. Of course, a lot depends on how it is implemented. But it is interesting and useful. And, obviously can be expanded. I am bookmarking it.
Is this your own personal page, or just a "prototype" for something you are thinking of creating on your own?
Ok, well, in short, I think it looks like a decent idea/concept, but the execution of it can be improved (which you seem to have said in your last post).
The polls and layout are not really that bad, but I think it looks a bit bland, and cluttered. If it were more organized, with maybe some more color and graphics, and not as many polls and data crunched together in the layout, it would be a major improvement, imho. Also, at least on my viewing setup, the navigation bar at the top looks off, and could definitely be improved upon.
Hey Rich, I'm not really sure which theme on that page you're linking to...both links just take me to the top of that list of 60 themes. I'd say the hybrid news theme would be a decent improvement over the current one, just from quickly scrolling through that list.
I would bookmark it if your links turn out to be worthwhile, and are recommended with honest reviews/polls, and if the site layout is visually appealing.
Yes, I'd say that currently the polls are a bit overwhelming in how they are all right next to each other like that, with no other relevant content to make each poll 'fit in' to the page. Polls shouldn't be the main attraction for your site, so don't make them as such. Just my humble opinion.
I just can't really think of any other sites that attract visitors with the polls alone, polls are usually something extra that people look at while browsing the main content of a website. This is just my initial reaction, but you can certainly develop it more, or add to it, and prove me wrong.
Thanks for thoughts. So far the feedback has been mixed. It is true that no other site is simply a set of polls - which is why I decided to do it. I have to find something unique for links, that is generic, and has something to do with links. So far, all of my ideas have gone down in flames. This one may very well do the same, but it is a unique idea and doesn't hurt for me to try it out. Otherwise, back to the drawing board.
What are you waiting for?
Yea Rich, the domain name itself is great and very marketable.
Nice speaking with you Rich on the domain name. Interesting ideas are fine and dandy however, this domain should have been producing $5000 or more per month for the last 36 months and could easily be done... Just going to take more than ideas. Links.com is definitely a domain name for a golf directory. I estimate this domain to be worth about $250-300,000 to the right company. Again, I can see where this domain should clear $15,000 month revenue after it's been developed for 2 years.