I started www.ostrichgoods.com about 8 months ago and have started to enjoy limited success with the site. During X-Mas of 2006 business really picked up and continued into the middle of January. However, I have not recieved an order for several days, despite having troubleshot the site for speed, account issues, etc. I realize that X-Mas definetly causes a bump in retail activity but I have been aggressively marketing the site since mid December. This includes SEO with content, meta data, link exchange, PPC, and directory submission. I feel that I have improved the site dramatically since X-Mas through tweaking thumbnail sizes, using on the fly thumbnailing, clearer category headings, an all products page, and thorough product descriptions.
I`m not sure if my hard work has not paid of yet and I`m waiting for google and other search engines to catch up or if what I`ve done is in vain. Can someone please spend some time at my site and give me decent feedback about page loading times, usability/navigation, visual impact, product/copy informaiton, and overall impression?
The site is a retail storefront for selling ostrich leather products such as ostrich wallets, ostrich boots, and ostrich belts. If you want to leave feedback about the products themselves and what you think that would be great too.
Thanks for taking the time to help me out,
NOTE: I have noticed already that someone has brought up how the product may be considered inhumane. Thanks for your concern, it shows you are a good person. And thanks for taking the time to research further ;). Some people may think that ostrich leather is a cruel enterprise, however, how about regular leather and any other animal products, ie meat and dairy?? Ostriches would probably be extinct if it were not for the ostrich leather, ostrich meat, and ostrich feather industry. Incidentally, 99% of an ostrich is utilized. Also, the birds used for my products are ranched raised in conditions that would be considered free range. Please don`t let a knee jerk reaction keep you from reviewing my site. Thanks!
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