1. I want to change the words on the home page under "Start answering now" to have 3 or 4 clean, large font "call to action" or "here is whats in it for you" messaging. I might think about moving the leaderboard to where the right hand side ads are to get more space.You have a start on this. Keep at it. Take a look at a few of these sites:
2. Too many ads and ads that arent relevant. Point #1 answers a bit of that... but also getting ads that relate to the questions would be awesome. I have NO IDEA how to make that happen though. I just kinda signed up to AdSense because it is easy... How would I go about specifying what ads show?Well, My first step would be to research the CMS options that are out there. I am most familiar with Joomla, and I know that the FREE Flex Advert component would allow you to choose which ads go where.
4. Browser issues. Gosh, is this a pain or what? Seems like CSS likes to look different on different OSs and browsers. How do you get it to look the same? Im using different computers and checking IE and Firefix and it looks mostly OK there... but always something messes up somewhere else.
I guess if I had a) more skills, b) more time and/or c) more money I could get more help and deliver a more professional site.
Hi everyone. I did a pretty big (at least for me!) redesign to the site and would love to know what you guys think now. It should be more browser friendly this time around!
The site is live here: http://www.ithinksotoo.com
I implemented many of the suggestions from people in this forum, so thanks everyone for your extremely valuable feedback. I wasn't just ignoring all of you... I was trying to figure out how to work on the site given my full time job and other commitments.
Also, can you let me know how slow the site loads for you? I'm considering switching hosts since these guys may no be providing me the best service out there.
Thanks again everyone!
I'd like to add my 2cents..
Definitely loading the site seems slow, so if you're already suspecting poor performance, it's probably a good call.
If you can, I would suggest using ajax to reload a div with the questions/results. Reloading the whole page for that small piece of screen space seems jolting.
As far as monetizing goes.. use your own site to figure out what kind of demographic / purchasers you have! Do you buy books online ? (join the amazon affiliate program display books) Have you ever tried a paid survey ? (join clickbank or whoever pays webmasters for that kind of traffic).. etc etc. You have an amazing opportunity to gather information, just make sure you can mine it and use it effectively.
The site itself is really smart and fun, and I applaud your efforts.