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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 6:24 am 
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The "Go" button for plants and the "Browse" button for products are a problem on that page because the "Browse" button is far more prominent at a glance as it's in the exact area you'd expect a button to be after filling out the form whereas the go button is smaller and offset to the right.

Several times when I was new to this site I kept hitting the Browse button after filling out the form for bamboo parameters and wondering why I was getting a list of suppliers.

Personally I would move the products to an entirely different page. I find it to be counterintuitive being on the same page.

If it's not possible to put it on another page perhaps make the Go button more (equally) prominent, perhaps relabel it as "Search Plants", rename the other one "Search products", move it to the far left aligned with the Browse button and move the products section much further away from the plants section.

I only bring this up because I've recently sent some people from other forums to that page and I want to make sure they have an easy time searching there and if it happened to me as a very experienced web user it's undoubtedly happening to a lot of other people as well.


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 6:21 pm 
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John,

Thanks for the feedback. The products will be put on a new page. The new menu on the test site has a separate listing for products but I have not Split the page and moved them here.

The test site is here: http://www.hollenback.com//bamboowebtest/phpbb3/

There are a number of things there that do not work correctly on the test site but when as get things working correctly I will move them here.

Bill


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:10 pm 
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Bill,
FYI:
While searching (Gooooogle) for info on auction plants, I've picked up hits from hollenback.com often before bambooweb.info.

(another reason why I'm not pursuing a career as a SEO consultant!)

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:55 pm 
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rfgpitt wrote:
Bill,
FYI:
While searching (Gooooogle) for info on auction plants, I've picked up hits from hollenback.com often before bambooweb.info.

(another reason why I'm not pursuing a career as a SEO consultant!)


Thanks for that:
I just checked and after I created the robots.txt file I changed he name of the directory. :oops:
I also now have robots.txt files telling them to stay out of hollenback.com/bamboowebtest/ and bambooweb.hollenback.com so now I need to tell google to remove their links.

Bill


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