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Ruthi
How is my website? Hi English students and friends on Italki I have made a website to find new students and I would like to ask for your feedback. Here is the website address: http://rsheffer.wix.com/ruth-sheffer-english Please tell me if it is easy to understand and if you think I should make any changes. Thanks for your help
2015年5月27日 09:01
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Hi Ruth, Looks pretty good. But if you are thinking of taking your language services to a next level, I would recommend registering your own proper internet domain name. It sounds a lot nicer if you can forward somebody to http://ruthsheffer.me (or similar) instead of http://www.wix.com/.... Additionally you would then also be able to use that domain name for your email correspondence instead of a gmail address. Adding more information on your methodology may also be interesting? Just my 2c!
2015年5月27日
It's fine, nothing about it looks wrong, it looks completely professional. A little TOO professional. Personally... not as a prospective student... I'd say "lose the stock photography." (I'm 99.9% sure it's stock photography). All it communicates to me is "I want my website to look glitzy." It doesn't help me understand whether you'd be a good teacher for me. In a way, it weakens things by vaguely claiming that your services are good for anything you could possibly use a language for. "Romance?" Really? You teach attractive young women how to flirt? Actually... I don't see "me" (retiree) in any of those pictures. Not even Mr. Business. (I hope he's not anyone you know, I dislike that guy on sight). I think I would put some of the specifics, "I can help you with grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and preparation for TOEFL and IELTS Examinations" somewhere right there on the front page, and... what is Bagrut? Is that something important that some people might be looking for, that not everyone can teach? Don't make people click if they don't have to. Try to get as much as possible of what they might to know right there on the home page. It also seems to me that you've spread a relatively compact body of information over a lot of different menus and links and different places to click. Suppose I to find out if you specifically prepare for the IELTS. Do I click on "Home," "About," "Services" at the top, or "Lessons," "Book a lesson," or "Results" at the left, or "Visit," "Call," or "Contact" at the bottom? Paddy is right, a domain name is dirt cheap (at least in the U.S.) and if you actually set up the website yourself you can easily buy the domain name and arrange to have it do "web forwarding" to this website.
2015年5月27日
hey Ruth! your website is really cool except there is a guy's picture in the middle part of the homepage even though you are a woman haha:) i was just kidding and you did great! good luck! Candy
2015年5月27日
Thanks a lot Eugene.
2015年5月27日
I like it, simple and does its job. For search engines might be you should add more texts, especially relevant text, may be also make a blog with useful information for learners. They will add your website to bookmarks, share with friends, make links to your site and simply spend more time on your website. That is all affects ranking at Google.
2015年5月27日
Ruthi
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Hebrew, Spanish
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