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    Senior Member rjahrman's Avatar
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    Site Check, Please: http://www.scrollingtextads.com

    I'd like feedback not only on the look of the site, but I'd really appreciate hearing if it sounds like a service you might sign up for (e.g. is the text on the homepage convincing?).

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    It's nice overall but nuke the bottom popup into oblivion.
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    Senior Member rjahrman's Avatar
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    The bottom pop-up is kind-of-sort-of the point of the site. It's like a banner exchange, but it uses those instead of banners.

    As a surfer, I would rather see one of those instead of a pop-up or pop-under, and I'm getting unbelievable CTRs (better than the first days of banner ads!).

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    I despise anything that animates on a page. Animations lead the eye away from text (content) and anything that distracts me from content is not a smart idea for a site...
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    Senior Member rjahrman's Avatar
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    But if you're not paying to see the content, then a distraction is all that's going to support the existence of that content . . . unless you come up with an ingenious placement of text links, which doesn't work well in an exchange (have you SEEN some of the irrelevant links on TxtSwap?).

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    Still any sensible webmaster should know that their content is the most important thing. I can tolerate static GIF banner ads, but I loathe Flash ads and I turn off animated GIFs in IE. I'm sure many agree with me.
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    I just find the demo ad could be jazzed up a bit. I don't really have a problem with it other than that. It doesn't take up the whole screen, and it can be closed.

    Then again, animation (as long as it's slow) doesn't bother me that much.
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    as far as the idea you're going with, I think it's better than a popup because nowadays popups are closed before they're even looked at. The ad is good for advertisers, because I think it draws their attention in a new way, however, that is the reason I wouldnt want it on my website.

    As for the design of your site, It's simple and professional. The only feedback I have to offer is the banner at the top that says your name. It looks like it's just some text and a few text effects, kinda simple. Overall though, nice site and new twist on web advertising.

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    What would you suggest I do at the top?

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    Take a look at some other banners, and maybe jazz up the font and put a grid over it (very popular/easy these days), put an image behind the banner and lay a color screen over it, etc. The banner at the top of this page is a good example, i personally like it. www.good-tutorials.com has tons of good tuts on how to make a lot of nice looking effects. Let me know how it comes out.


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