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Old 06-19-2010, 05:43 PM
Bilal Ahmed Bilal Ahmed is offline
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Need Help & Suggestions


i just started web hosting business, this is my company website https://www.slumhost.com

this is client portal https://myportal.slumhost.com

i need some really good advice & suggestions to improve my website & business as well.

Thanks

Bilal Ahmed



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Old 06-19-2010, 06:48 PM
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Who is your target market? In the US the word slum is probably not a wise choice for the name of your company. If I saw that on Google I'd just skip right over and go to the next host.

Overall your page is pretty good, but there are a few mistakes (assuming American English):

Band Width = Bandwidth
Upto = up to
Cpanel = cPanel
Whm = WHM

It is very image-heavy, I'd like to see most of it converted to text (will also help with SEO).

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Old 06-19-2010, 06:56 PM
Bilal Ahmed Bilal Ahmed is offline
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thanks alot It's very difficult to change the name now. Main target market is day to day customer in US,Canada & U.K

Other host like Hostgator and many are using same spellings. May be it's web hosting language.

About the images you are right, website is really loaded with images.
i will try to reduce the number of images.

Thanks alot for your comments & suggestions, this will really help me to improve.

also take a look at client portal:

this is client portal https://myportal.slumhost.com

demo details:

user name: demo@slumhost.com

password: 123456


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Old 06-19-2010, 07:12 PM
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As MikeJohnson said, you may wish to change the name of your business - "slum" doesn't exactly imply quality or reliability

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Old 06-19-2010, 07:12 PM
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The portal looks pretty good to me. I personally don't really care for the dashed border around the main container, but other then that I like the integration

I have to be brutally honest, I think naming your company SlumHost is going to hurt you in the American market.

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Old 06-19-2010, 07:20 PM
Bilal Ahmed Bilal Ahmed is offline
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Hmmm thanks alot for your comments. lets see what kind of response i get. if i try to change name then i have to do alot of work, because i,m authorized partner with ThePlanet & i thin i have to do the whole process again.

but i will try. thanks alot again

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Old 06-19-2010, 07:56 PM
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badhost.com

Like slumhost.com, it will NEVER fly in the US.

I do like your website though.

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Old 06-19-2010, 08:03 PM
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badhost.com

Like slumhost.com, it will NEVER fly in the US.

I do like your website though.
thanks for your comments, lets see what kind of response i get from people. i know it's a unusual name. But lets try something different.

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Old 06-19-2010, 09:25 PM
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Overall I think the site looks great, as well as the WHMCS integration.

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Old 06-19-2010, 09:31 PM
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Overall I think the site looks great, as well as the WHMCS integration.
Thanks alot Worked really hard on both.

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Old 06-23-2010, 12:50 PM
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It is very image-heavy, I'd like to see most of it converted to text (will also help with SEO).
I totally agree with Mike that the site is loaded with images. Its better to convert them into contents for SEO.

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Old 06-23-2010, 12:55 PM
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I totally agree with Mike that the site is loaded with images. Its better to convert them into contents for SEO.
Working On it, thanks For Comment.

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Old 06-23-2010, 07:59 PM
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Overall I like the design of the site. I agree with everyone else on the opinion of the name of the company though. Slum just doesn't sound to apealing of a name for a hosting company. I will give it to you though its very unique but not in a way that would attract business. Good luck with your company though. The hosting market is very competitive, and can be very stressful at times.

Good luck with everything, I hope your business prospers in the future.

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Old 06-23-2010, 08:42 PM
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Overall I like the design of the site. I agree with everyone else on the opinion of the name of the company though. Slum just doesn't sound to apealing of a name for a hosting company. I will give it to you though its very unique but not in a way that would attract business. Good luck with your company though. The hosting market is very competitive, and can be very stressful at times.

Good luck with everything, I hope your business prospers in the future.
thank you very much for your kind opinion. Seriously i could not find any other name. But lets see what happens. Right now i'm getting very good response. i just started this company and i have two clients with Annual term plan

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Old 06-23-2010, 09:03 PM
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Did the clients find you because of your name or in spite of your name? If the name intrigued them, then it works. If they signed up with you not caring about the name, then I think it might be holding you back. In any event, best of luck in the future. I am trying to build a business too.

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