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  • # February 29, 2012 at 8:01 am

    hey guys hope you are all well. I was just wondering if anyone one had any input on one of my new site from and onsite SEO perspective?

    http://www.commercial-london-epc.co.uk/

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated :)

    # February 29, 2012 at 10:41 am

    as a first time viewer of the site I find it a little daunting, mainly because I don’t know what an EPC is and it doesn’t explain what it is

    # February 29, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Thanks Karl :)

    # February 29, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Nice looking and performing site. Clean, easy to navigate. Some nice finishing touches, and other evidence of attention to detail that speaks well of the designer(s).

    A couple of minor points that come to mind are:

    Looks like you used Trebuchet (or something similar). I like Trebuchet except for it’s odd look ampersand, which I think doesn’t look at all like an ampersand.

    If it were my design, I’d omit the two W3C graphics and the Smart Phone graphic at the bottom. Sure, meeting these requirements is something to be proud of. But IMO people really don’t care about stuff like this as long as the site looks good and performs well. And I’ll bet 90%+ of visitors, even if they notice these graphics, don’t know what they signify. So I don’t think they serve any purpose.

    (By the way, the first time I clicked on the NEWS link, my anti-MalWare software reported it as a malicious site. Probably a false report, but thought I should mention it.)

    But to repeat – nice site. My comments are really nothing more than nitpicking.

    # March 1, 2012 at 1:48 am

    ” (By the way, the first time I clicked on the NEWS link, my anti-MalWare software reported it as a malicious site. Probably a false report, but thought I should mention it.) “

    Same here.

    # March 1, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Nice site overall that might just need a few tweaks.

    Definitely agree with removing the logos at the bottom.

    I’d also introduce some padding in the footer for the text.
    “Callback” button seems broken on the Service Areas.

    The two visual tweaks I’d recommend would be maybe looking at redoing the background gradient. It seems very “bandy”. Maybe you can perform a blur on it and resave the file and see if that fixes it. The second one is I really like the page turn effect you put on the sidebar, but it looks like a jpg with a ton of loss. Do you have a crisp original you can re-cut it to be more crisp?

    There is something on the homepage that’s pushing the width much further than the other pages. Maybe it’s the iframe? But it’s creating a scroll bar you’ll probably want to get rid of.

    I don’t know if I have many comments in the SEO department. Obviously you’ve got a lot of content here, so you’ll likely want to keep an eye on the analytics and see if you have any obvious holes in traffic or keywords or something like that.

    # March 2, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Thanks Josh I really appreciate the feed back. you are right about the two graphics I will be redoing them.

    # March 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I like it. It’s clean and simple. I haven’t read the above comments but it would be nice if there was a menu item called “What is EPC?” or something like that. Other than that I like it. Good job.

    # March 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Just a quick comment… the horizontal scrollbar that JoshWhite pointed out is being created by the Google +1 button in your sidebar.

    # March 4, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Thanks again for all your feedback I have now implemented the changes suggested. Karlpcrowley you also have a very good point about not explaining what an EPC is. I am now looking at having a link named “Whats an EPC” with a drop down named “Commercial EPC” and “Domestic EPC”. One last thing Johnyb you mentioned that the Google plus one was causing the scroling issue, any idea how to solve it?

    Thanks again guys for the great feedback :)

    # March 4, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I’m also receiving an alert, seems there’s some malware on the news page!

    From SEO perspective:
    Make sure everything is validate. The google plus icon is something which you can’t make validate, but try to make the rest validate. (I’m not pointing to the scrolling issue! But the validation)

    Second thing i want to point out is the usage of and of . I’ve got no sources (but personal), but using these html tags, makes Google better index it.

    Third (not sure) do you’ve got a sitemap? Works great to! Add it to Google Webmastertools and there you’re :) Makes Google index it faster and the ranking will start ealier!

    Good luck!

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