OK. So a while back I started my Site Feedback category. For those of you that don’t know about it, I make a new post every Friday about one of your sites. In the post I request visitors to visit the the site in review, and then offer feedback about it on the post. Website owners value the feedback, and a little bit of free publicity.Â I value the posts because it gets a lot of attention from webmasters, my target audience. The most important group though, the ones making the review get nothing though. That’s a problem.
So What’s in It for You the Reviewer?
So in the past I simply hoped that some of you would make some comments on the reviews. I encouraged other webmasters to make comments, and at first it seemed to work. Without my encouragement though, it’s border line dead. Yesterdays post has only received one comment so far, and it was the final straw for me. Something has to be done to get visitors to want to write a review. So here is what I am going to do.
So far now on, when a site Feedback post (not including this one) gets TEN unique quality comments, I will give away a free usability and design analysis. This offer will even work on previous posts that have not yet received ten posts. What makes a unique and quality comment? To make a comment unique, I mean the authors website is unique. On the comment form there is a spot to fill in your website url. Make sure you fill this out. It’s the site I will do the analysis on. What defines comment quality? Comments like, “I like it, it’s great” don’t say anything, nor do the offer the webmaster anything to work with. You can say you like/dislike, but you must give an example why. That is what will make it high quality.
When a post gets the ten unique comments I will simply use a random number generator to pick. I will contact you by the email used to submit the comment, and let you know you won. It’s as simple as that. I will also make a comment on the post that a winner has been picked. So if you don’t see my comment about a winner feel free to make a comment. You could still win, even if there is more than ten comments.
Hope to start seeing more of your comments!