I have another project I am working on called HotPluto.com It is a Video Advertising portal or video version of the Yellow Pages. If you have a moment, please take a look...I welcome ALL feedback as I want to learn from it!
For me the site is way to busy and way to red. It distracted me immediately. The site loads with an intro graphic moving vertically and a row of images underneath moving horizontally. Right there is where you lost me. I had nowhere to focus my attention instead my eyes are wandering back and forth over two main focal points. This is never good. You want your users to come and immediately be able to focus on something that will make them want to stay and look around. Once I got past that, I thought the site was done very well. The images could use a little refinement because some of the fonts look a little rough, but layout and content seem to fit together well.
Overall I think the site is pretty nice. Good luck.
Stan & Adam,
Two very different perspectives...love it! Thank you both.
Stan- It is always best to launch a site with as much content as possible--you`re absolutely right on here--as soon as we receive 100 or so Vido Ad`s, we can move them into categories at that point.. My perspective on this (and we struggled a bit) is that there is an advantage to being that one and only specific product/service initially for the Advertiser. Of course we need traffic to the site.
Adam- if we turned off the automatic scroll and left it manual, would that help?
It is a ... video version of the Yellow Pages.
Again, great feedback...thanks! The site willl turn into more of a Search Engine in a Phase 2. Right now, it is heavily centered on explaining the service to the Advertiser and gettting them interested in placing their Video Ad on the site. There is no search button for the Video Ad`s right now as there is not enough content. If people search for something and they continue to come up with 0`s in the categories, they won`t come back. We are hoping people realize this is a new site and newer concept and we need to bring content to the site to make it useable to both Advertisers and Consumers.
The feedback helps a great deal and will be heavily considered from everyone
Hot Hot Hot!
I just posted a question in Marketing about stream video.... maybe you can help...
I just noticed to join hot pluto you must upload your video... Can you assist in making the video or must a customer have one already produced...
For the most part, people would video their own Ad and be able to edit it with the tool/downloads we provide. Then of course, they would upload it to their account on Hot Pluto.In this day and age, most have access to a video cam. and making your own ad would probably be more accepted and appreciated by people coming to HotPluto than something that is more commercial grade.
With that said, we do offer professional services to make that ad for you. A bit on the expensive side as there are production costs w/actors. Also, in our tools area you can go to places and grab actual video footage to make up your own commercial.
Hope that helps!