Yes, but that is only *part* of the issue
This shown below = inexcusable... here is Safari set for 1500x1000 pixels, much bigger than a majority of laptops and here is what the "front" page looks like.. this is what a user sees if they come to this site for the very first time
Seriously? How in the world would ANYONE who comes to the site for the first time be even remotely enticed to stay on this site, join, and be part of it, when they have to go through 1000 pixels high of ads, ads that have absolutely nothing/zero/zilch to do with the Acura Integra
Look, I understand AutoGuide acquired this site for one reason: ad revenue... but seriously, you aren't getting anything with that being your front/landing page. I guarantee more people are scared away by their first view of the site than the ones who get past that. Traffic has come to almost a complete standstill since the site changed hands and this absolutely, positively, 100% is the reason why. The whole entire purpose/focus/allure of the site has been COMPLETELY buried in a sea of irrelevant ads that do nothing but scare people away
The in image ad on the home page I'm getting looked at as it's a new version of an old ad partner so it can still be adjusted and improved
Surely, there has to be some middle ground where (1) you get some ad impressions in and (2) provide some relevant content to reel in potential members/traffic.
If I just got an Integra, search Google for "Integra help" and got sent to the URL/homepage "www.team-integra.net", I very well might be clicking the back button and going elsewhere
. It kills me to say this too.
Something more than the super limiting "500 by 100 pixels or 19.5 KB": the internet is much past the realm of 56k modems at this point... 700x250 would be a good start
I've made this adjustment now
It appears so.
Issues you don't talk about
Site Articles (here on the site, it's the "Blog" section):
This site was built not on traffic, not on "hits", not on ads, not on revenue, but on information. The mobile web version of this site completely disregards the whole entire articles section, making it next to impossible to "pull up an article" on anything "mobile". It's frustrating as heck to search google for something like "integra shock install"
on one's phone, see a link to that nice, picture filled article detailing the process step by step that has been on site since 2002, has been viewed 60,000 times just since you guys acquired the site, only to get kicked to the main landing page for mobile because that code acts like that information does not even exist.
(i just went to check the mobile thing again to get some screen shots, wow, it worked, it showed the article in a mobile friendly form, that may be fixed! great!)
To add to that, there is no link to it on the top bar of the desktop version of the site. You're losing your precious page impressions and hits by not making it available for people to browse. It's full of great detailed information that had been the backbone of this site for a decade . (this link as i write this definitely is not there by default)
Would you want it on the end next to Insurance or in the tools menu?
I don't know about other Mac users (or even people on Windows), but on both Google Chrome and Safari in OSX I simply cannot create a new thread on this site without the browser just hanging up on me. I don't create a lot of topics, but when I have to, I actually have to pull up the mobile web version or use Tapatalk to create my topic, then come back to my laptop to edit/add to it
What scripts does it hang on? We are investigating a few presently that are network wide
I could go on and on about issues, but the above is a good start. I hate to be all worked up over all this, but we are going on 6 months now of this "new" layout that the be honest: stinks... and it's killing the site