January 31st, 2013, 07:55 PM
Alternative to Craigslist... Looking for feedback / First Impressions
A partner and I recently performed a 'soft' launch of our website, TradeAtmosphere.
Short summary of the site:
We've had a large volume of visitors come in during our initial launch, and have had a successful number of sign ups. However, we still feel that we could reach a higher potential if we could gain some insight from a 3rd perspective of what their initial thoughts on the site are, and whether or not they'd be willing to sign up.
If you are willing to sign up - that's great! If you don't sign up, or don't feel its worth your time, could you please explain your reasoning? IE: Not enough listings, didn't like the slogan, couldn't understand the purpose, etc.
Thanks guys for your time.
PS: If your not from the states and would like to view the website, you can use the zipcode '90001' to view the site.
February 5th, 2013, 11:52 PM
I think you have a major issue with white space. I know white space is kind of popular these days but having too much of it can be distracting. I would go for a more compact listing where price is close to the titles etc so it is instantly noticeable. Something similar can be done for the header as well.
I suggest you add a drop down for category list in the search box. Chances are people will make mistakes in typing and people are lazy to type as well. Minimize the chances of something going wrong.
Why do you have so many fields in the register form. When people have to fill in lots of detail the sign up percentage goes down. Maybe you need it for better targeting but it's always a good idea to get the signed up and then asking them to fill the details.
Comments on this post
March 1st, 2013, 06:01 AM
I didnt like the US map when first visiting the site (when i had no region set) That looked very grainy!
As for the white space I have to agree. Although the site is functional and pretty easy to use for my personal taste its lacking some finese and bulk to the site.
The listing pages are confusing!
Create, Inspire & enjoy
March 12th, 2013, 06:56 PM
what is different
what is so different about your website, it looks very similar to other directories. also recently noted is the fact that directory listing is not working out?
March 16th, 2013, 11:48 AM
the " You are here: Home Page " and social sharing options need to be up in the header, with the rest of the "widgets". i would also add more vertical padding to the left-side menus for usability.
March 25th, 2013, 07:37 AM
checked it. the site has restricted access for any one outside US