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  • 29-12-2010 3:59am
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    Registered Users Posts: 13 ✭✭✭ mehmoodsha


    We have recently set up the site www.campustalk.ie and www.campusdig.com
    To keep the sign up process simple, we tried to reduce the sign up information. Do you think sigin up process is simple and easy to follow (both for normal users and colleges)?

    Would appreciate you feedback.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,801 cormee


    Why are you running it off two domains? From an SEO/SEM point of view that's a terrible idea.

    Your login box could do with some sort of framing, the CAPTCHA disconnects the submit button from the rest of the form.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,700 ✭✭✭ tricky D


    +1 on the 2 domains being a really Bad Idea.

    Do you really need the first and last names?
    Are you getting enough spam to justify the captcha?

    The positioning of the sign-up being only on the homepage is bad because:

    Cart before the horse. The 4 four reasons to join listed to the left are nowhere near strong enough to convince people to sign-up. So the option to sign up should be available in the context of having already had a read of some content i.e. on all main pages if not all pages. It doesn't need to take up much room as the clicking on the 'sign up' prompt can reveal a hidden div with the required content and functions.

    It's not clear if users can proceed as guests to have a look around and sign up later.

    Home page needs more content fed from within the site like recent articles headlines, latest forum posts, newest members etc.


    Also too much of the user generated content is being poorly interacted with, mainly a lack of commenting which can generate more user interaction. Eg. there are zero comments on the videos. As site owners you should drum up this kind of social interaction more - that's what your site is largely about.

    Check your Google Analytics to look for weaknesses in the site.

    I also notice a multicultural aspect of your users and your own email (from the whois info). You could use that more as a USP to feed into events, experiences (story content) and some free publicity when you've moved forward a bit (eg. NewsTalk Global Village).


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