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    Need advice on my website for ball screw repair

    I own a ball screw repair shop. Been doing it for 30+ years. Lately sites have been getting more "fancy" and I am having a hard time keeping up with trends. In the good old days you'd place an ad in the Yellow Pages and pray. Now? It's google ranking, PPC and etc. I was hoping I could get some kind folks to give me honest feedback on three sites that I will link below. I need feedback from my demographic, not some web designer or analytics guy who tells me about trends and branding (because I have three domains that tells you I fell for the "branding" pitch and spent a lot of money). I need machinists who get their hands dirty for a living to tell me the honest truth.

    Old school. This site was up in the late 90s before all the search engine modifications.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20070202...rewrepair.biz/

    How it is now, after I hired a branding expert (lol) and a new designer
    Ball Screw Repair with 36 Month Warranty - U.S. Nationwide Coverage

    How it looks after I hired a new set of guys
    www.RossCNC.com

    Please tell me the good & bad of each one. Which one would you send your ball screw repair out to? Once I get feedback, I will trash the other two and go with one solid one. I will pray and hopefully the SEO guys aren't full of it.

    I appreciate your time.

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    Re: Need advice on my website for ball screw repair

    Hi there RossCNC.

    Had a quick look at the three sites as listed in order. Just a few comments in site order.

    Site 1: https://web.archive.org/web/20060503....biz/index.htm

    This is early site design and for today's shopper is very crowded and hard to read and there find information about what I might be looking for. Although the information is there it is necessary to read all to find what's important.


    Site 2: https://ballscrewrepair.biz/ball-screw-repair/

    The basic layout looks a lot neater and a bit easier to navigate. The content for descriptions is again somewhat crowded and a bit difficult to read. Consider a user with a smaller screen (tablet, laptop of mobile phone). This becomes somewhat annoying to sift through the "fluff" to identify concise and relevant "need to know" information. It is not immediately apparent one has selected a new page/details with the almost exact same page in your face and only a "title" change (on the left side of page). Scrolling reveals information has changed. The rather large "contact us" pane" in your face at all times is a pain and on all pages detracts from your company's services and abilities.

    The front page upper layout is nice with the easy to see/select subject choices.


    Site 3: https://www.rosscnc.com/

    This site does not have SSL enabled yet (by the by...).
    This layout is somewhat easier to navigate and a lot simpler and more appealing. The scrolling/slideshow photographs are way too big and have to be scrolled past to see what you do.

    The hover/drop down menu choices are a lot more "modern" and make it easier to find "stuff".

    The drop-down "home title bar" that appears when a scroll is started takes up a lot of screen real estate, preventing view of details. Either leave it there permanently (and smaller) or get rid of it.


    For web sites, there are a few things to note:

    1. Keep it simple, just the important facts highly visible with prominent links available to select more detailed or additional information if a user chooses
    2. No data or additional information should be more than three clicks away
    3. Best to avoid scrolling as much as possible for title/intro pages - leave this to the detailed information pages someone actually want to see

    A combination of site 2 and 3 might be a good mix. Keep it simple, the biggest mistake web site "designers" have made over the years is to make pages too "busy" and "complex" with the thinking that more features and what-not is good for a Customers needs. It is not.

    Lots of and large images slow page loading down. Scrolling/slide-show images are distracting when trying to focus/concentrate on page content (for me anyway).

    Prolly not what you are asking for exactly but...


    FWIW :-)

    A$0.02

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    Re: Need advice on my website for ball screw repair

    Did you work on your website?

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    Re: Need advice on my website for ball screw repair

    Quote Originally Posted by RossCNC View Post
    I own a ball screw repair shop. Been doing it for 30+ years. Lately sites have been getting more "fancy" and I am having a hard time keeping up with trends. In the good old days you'd place an ad in the Yellow GBWhatsApp Pages and pray. Now? It's google ranking, PPC and etc. I was hoping I could get some kind folks to give me honest feedback on three sites that I will link below. I need feedback from my demographic, not some web designer or analytics guy who tells me about trends and branding (because I have three domains that tells you I fell for the "branding" pitch and spent a lot of money). I need machinists who get their hands dirty for a living to tell me the honest truth.

    Old school. This site was up in the late 90s before all the search engine modifications.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20070202...rewrepair.biz/

    How it is now, after I hired a branding expert (lol) and a new designer
    Ball Screw Repair with 36 Month Warranty - U.S. Nationwide Coverage

    How it looks after I hired a new set of guys
    www.RossCNC.com

    Please tell me the good & bad of each one. Which one would you send your ball screw repair out to? Once I get feedback, I will trash the other two and go with one solid one. I will pray and hopefully the SEO guys aren't full of it.

    I appreciate your time.
    If you have spoken to hundreds of experts who have experienced this SEO field in a few months or years
    So I don't think tehy will have any solution for you in the event
    I think you should make a hire from Fiverr.

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    Re: Need advice on my website for ball screw repair

    Of course, it is possible. You can find many companies on the Internet that will help you do this. Before you choose a company, you must be clear about what results you expect and allocate money. If the company you turn in will do everything qualitatively, your site will rise much higher in the browser. This increase will bring you new customers, without investment. Moreover, it is periodically necessary to check the health of the website. Such checks find weaknesses in advance, and you will be able to eliminate them.

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    Re: Need advice on my website for ball screw repair

    You ask for a truthful review, so I need to tell you. 1 site - too old-fashioned, bad background (flicking), and the problem with fonts. 2 site - simple and attractive look, but too many texts, difficult to read. 3 site - easy to navigate, but awkward scrolling system and unpleasant appearance. To sum up, it'll be easier to leave the 2 site and make it look more modern (less text, more graphics, and pics). Maybe you need to apply for the programmers and SEO to promote your site (especially I could offer ubuntu.link for instance). Hope that my opinion will be helpful for you, good luck!

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    Re: Need advice on my website for ball screw repair

    Do a new website and go to trash all three.

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    Re: Need advice on my website for ball screw repair

    I would advise you to get a specialist to work with your site. People with the needed studies and experience will keep up better than you with all the trends. It is um[ortant to understand that it is better to give some money above and do something qualitative than to be stingy and only make what you can. Even on a low budget, you can find somebody to help you. In the most critical situation, you must use some sites that help you improve your site, like partopia.ca. They are cheaper than normal specialists but sometimes do things even better. Your site is your image, the way people see you, so don't save on it!

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    Re: Need advice on my website for ball screw repair

    Quote Originally Posted by AMorrison View Post
    Do a new website and go to trash all three.
    Yes That's the best way...

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