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Old 17 March 2008, 14:55   #31
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the adverts you dislike are no different to most other popular websites,
Stephen I would disagree with that, blanket (untargeted) advertising can not generate you significant revenue . In contrast context sensitive adverts (i.e. related to boats) would generate you much more if you did it right.
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Stephen I would disagree with that, blanket (untargeted) advertising can not generate you significant revenue . In contrast context sensitive adverts (i.e. related to boats) would generate you much more if you did it right.
I think you missed my point, our website like most other successful niche websites will carry what you might call non relevant advertising, it is however desirable to have the advertising that is marine related and that is what we strive for, any remaining inventory is sold as you see it now and it does go a long way to paying the bills!

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Old 17 March 2008, 15:47   #33
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Hi Stephen, i also e mailed you twice, and nil responce, ok i understand that e mails can go missing, BUT the site now is so slow,its painfull, its all changed in the last year, so what ever you have done, reverse it, its what the customers want, you are hearing from customers that can be bothered to tell you,
What about the ones that cant??
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Hi Stephen, i also e mailed you twice, and nil responce, ok i understand that e mails can go missing, BUT the site now is so slow,its painfull, its all changed in the last year, so what ever you have done, reverse it, its what the customers want, you are hearing from customers that can be bothered to tell you,
What about the ones that cant??
Hi Matt,

Thanks for the message, honestly not sure where those emails have gone!

I am taking on all the feedback as I am sure you can see.

Just out of interest what browser and type of internet connection are you using?

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explorer and drawing 7meg,wireless laptop, just clicked on a particuler rib manufacturer and timed 11 secs between pages, its great that your addressing these issues, just do them fast!!!
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ive just tapped in Avon under sports and dive, and it bought 9 other manufacturers boats and 3 ads for Talk Talk car phone warehouse that i could not get rid off, also beat that time, 18 sec watching a blank blue screen,
come on Stephen you can do it !!!
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explorer and drawing 7meg,wireless laptop, just clicked on a particuler rib manufacturer and timed 11 secs between pages, its great that your addressing these issues, just do them fast!!!
We should have this resolved pretty quickly, fingers crossed and thanks for the feedback.

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splendid, Now may i suggest you go buy a rib to redeem your self !!!
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Just out of interest what browser and type of internet connection are you using?
It won't matter its painfully slow for everyone... ...XP pro, very slow PC, IE6 and 2.3Mb/s connection (actually giving about 1Mb/s real speed):

time to load www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk (IE already open) 30s to blue background, 54s till pictures etc loaded. Then click "ribs for sale" link. Another 30s for blue screen and 66s until content/images loaded.

compare this to rib.net get new posts command < 6 seconds and www.bbc.co.uk/news which loads in about 9 seconds including all pictures.

In the office - theoretical 8 Mb/s connection, faster PC running IE7 then other sites load faster but B&O is not.
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It won't matter its painfully slow for everyone... ...XP pro, very slow PC, IE6 and 2.3Mb/s connection (actually giving about 1Mb/s real speed):

time to load www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk (IE already open) 30s to blue background, 54s till pictures etc loaded. Then click "ribs for sale" link. Another 30s for blue screen and 66s until content/images loaded.

compare this to rib.net get new posts command < 6 seconds and www.bbc.co.uk/news which loads in about 9 seconds including all pictures.

In the office - theoretical 8 Mb/s connection, faster PC running IE7 then other sites load faster but B&O is not.
I just need to look at all the possible causes, I am using Firefox at home in the middle of the countryside (away from the exchange) and although it is not great it is not as slow as you guys are getting, it was slow using IE in the office this afternoon. I have my developer looking in to it so hopefully we will get it solved!
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