[Theforum] Affiliate Hosting Site Review #1

Dean Mah dmah at members.evolt.org
Sun Sep 8 17:10:57 CDT 2002

I agree with Jeremy.  Without knowing why I was going there, I'd be
confused on how to proceed.  There's a lot of information on that page
and I have a short attention span.  We may want to provide an
evolt.org specific page (with the evolt.org theme?) that we can send
members to directly.  Other people that stumble on the site will
hopefully see the "evolt.org Affliate Program" special and will
generate new traffic to the site.


On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 12:50:13PM -0700, Jeremy Ashcraft wrote:
> Ron Dorman wrote:
> >We are ready for the first review of a site built for an Affiliate
> >Hosting Program for evolt.org.  We are asking the admin groups first for
> >a review of the site, content, pricing, concept, etc. because this site
> >has been built to provide revenue to evolt.org for operations expenses
> >and growth of evolt.org
> I applaud the effort you've put into this.  I think this is a great
> start for evolt to become self sustaining.
> My initial thoughts:
> From an end user standpoint, its not very intuitive as to what i'm
> supposed to or what is being offered once i'm at the site.  I figured it
> out soon enough, but a novice may click elsewhere.  I'd put a little
> more detailed summary of what's offered on the front page.  I'm also a
> little wary of the registering for an account in order to purchase,
> although i know some sites make you do that(maybe i'm just paranoid or
> something)
> >The site is not pretty yet because we felt it was more important to get
> >the functionality working and stable to begin generating revenue as soon
> >as possible (and because i am not a designer).  And also because we
> >thought the users of the site should have a say in what they work with.
> >You will find information on the site about a design contest to select
> >the final look, navigation and functionality of the site.  We will
> >continue to improve the site based on user requests and hosting support
> >needs.
> I think the evolt affiliate site should carry the evolt look  and feel
> as well, but that's just me....
> All in all, i'd say this is a great start that can only get better.

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