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    Best Optical Web Page!

    Post a link of your Web Page and lets see who has the best!

    I would love to see some.


    All types welcome.

    If you don't have a page post one that you think is great.

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    Dick & Jane

    I know you wanted optical sites. But, being retired I thought I would post my personal web site just to let you all know that there is a life after laboring in the eye care vineyard all these years. I converted the site from my business use to personal use three years ago when I sold my business. Today, it is a great way to keep in touch with the young-uns, kin folk and friends

    How sweet it is !

    www.aerovisiontech.com

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    Not mine but a great one.
    "It's not impossible. I used to bull's-eye womp rats in my T-16 back home."


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    Okay, other than the obvious Keith Benjamin's Laramy-K is hands down the best optical web page I've navigated.
    "It's not impossible. I used to bull's-eye womp rats in my T-16 back home."


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    Redhot Jumper Proud of mine...........................

    Mabe not the best, but at least the highest traffic rating of any commercial optical website and I am proud to have it brought to that stage. My hobby and my own input. Contains over 300 pages





    Statistic for the Optochemicals site for March 2005 (today 21


    Visitors 9,932 -/- Page Views 20,102 -/.- Hits 85,352 -/-


    Google 4/10 -/- Alexa rating 92,455 -/- Reciprocal link exchanges 2,543 -/- Avg. length of visit (H.M.S) 03:47
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    http://optochemicals.com............................. http://arcoatings.com

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    Optical Web Page

    One of the best ones of course has to be Optiboard .com

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    Optical Website traffic: .............................

    Quote Originally Posted by DPalmer
    One of the best ones of course has to be Optiboard .com
    Actually Optiboard has the highest traffic rating of any optics related websites with an Alexa rating of 71,927 as of today. Yahoo has a rating of 1 (the highest) In the optical:

    1) Optiboard 71,927

    2) Optochemicals 92,455

    3) ZEISS 94,788

    4) ESSILOR 241,833

    5) SOLA 559,107
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    http://optochemicals.com............................. http://arcoatings.com

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    Curious

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Ryser
    Mabe not the best, but at least the highest traffic rating of any commercial optical website and I am proud to have it brought to that stage. My hobby and my own input. Contains over 300 pages







    Statistic for the Optochemicals site for March 2005 (today 21






    Visitors 9,932 -/- Page Views 20,102 -/.- Hits 85,352 -/-






    Google 4/10 -/- Alexa rating 92,455 -/- Reciprocal link exchanges 2,543 -/- Avg. length of visit (H.M.S) 03:47






    Why do you think your site has been so successful? (I assume an acceptable % of traffic is being converted to transactions.)

    It seems very comprehensive and easy to navigate. Do you offer incentives to utilize the site versus other means of communication/commerce? Thanks for any tips, a client (in another medical products biz) is looking at their internet strategy.

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    Blue Jumper Some answers, but not all......................

    Quote Originally Posted by chm2023
    ......................(I assume an acceptable % of traffic is being converted to transactions.)

    ................... Do you offer incentives to utilize the site versus other means of communication/commerce? Thanks for any tips, a client (in another medical products biz) is looking at their internet strategy.
    There are no transactions done on the website. It is purely informative. Commercial contacts are all made by interested parties to us, either by e-mail or by telephone. We do not send out mass e-mails and advertising but concentrate on search engine recognition and listings, without having to pay for it.

    I had years when I paid a small fortune to many optical magazines for very little response. Today I have better ratings than they have on their web formats. Visionmonday has an Alexa rating today of 722,567, which means there are just about 10x more people going on the Optiboard than on their news site.

    My website was stagnant for a few years because paid webmaster's are either lazy or not paid anough. My site was not updated freequently enough and if that is not done the web crawlers make you loose your listings on the search engines and poeple dont find you and you loose your traffic or don't get any. All the websites with an Alexa rating over 1,000,000 get very poor traffic and spend their money for nothing and say that the internet does not work.

    I am subscribing to many of those free newsletter sent out weekly by all the search engine companies and they all contain very good articles how to make a website successfull and give all the technical advice.

    It all boils down to either buy their services or invest your own time but by applying their ideas you can actually do it on your own. I am doing it and it takes time, I just work 3 to 4 hours daily on my site and it has started to pay off as I am getting some good traffic.
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    my effort

    Last edited by optispares; 04-02-2005 at 09:18 AM.
    http://www.optispares.btinternet.co.uk

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    It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.

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    Chris, thanks for your persceptive, it's helpful.

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    Domaine///////////////////

    Quote Originally Posted by optispares
    which is in the process of being changedhttp://www.optispares.btinternet.co.uk
    Congratulations you got a superbly nice site.
    Question: Why dont you get your own domaine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Ryser
    Congratulations you got a superbly nice site.
    Question: Why dont you get your own domaine?
    thanx for the comment chris a domain name is in hand for when i get the new site finished. if only i could get the inspiration
    http://www.optispares.btinternet.co.uk

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    It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.

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    Big Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by optispares
    thanx for the comment chris a domain name is in hand for when i get the new site finished. if only i could get the inspiration
    Can't wait to have a peek.............

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    http://www.laramyk.com/index.html

    We made Top 5 Lab site this year from LabTalk at the OLA (up from 9 last year). :bbg: I haven't been able to put much time into it lately adding the content I would like to add, but let me know, if there's anything you'd like to see in terms of product or educational information.

    Thanks,

    -Keith

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    Good site..................................

    [QUOTE=keithbenjamin]
    http://www.laramyk.com/index.html
    We made Top 5 Lab site this year from LabTalk at the OLA (up from 9 last year).
    [/QUOTE]

    Congratulatons Keith. Your site is good.

    Page ranking:

    Google 3/10
    Alexa traffuc rating: 2,146,888
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    Thanks Chris. On the flip side our Google rating has dropped from 4 to 3, mostly because I haven't been constantly adding content, but our visits have gone up about 25%... go figure.

    -Keith

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    Blue Jumper

    Quote Originally Posted by keithbenjamin
    On the flip side our Google rating has dropped from 4 to 3,
    -Keith
    Keith, Google dropped me from 5 to 4 but then I found out they did that just about to everybody including the Optiboard.

    But, do you remember our conversations about linking? I was right after all..........the more reciprocals the better the lsitings and the traffic
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    I think that www.visionoptical.ca is the ideal frame supplier web page. It tells you the sizes, colours, shows you pictures and allows you to order online.

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    for u sean

    Quote Originally Posted by Sean
    Can't wait to have a peek.............
    a preview till i get it finished:hammer: :hammer: finished so deleted link to temp
    Last edited by optispares; 03-26-2005 at 07:06 AM. Reason: finished
    http://www.optispares.btinternet.co.uk

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    It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.

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    Idea Custom Eye Care website

    Here's my website
    custom-eye-care.com

    Check it out and tell me what you guys think!
    Thanks
    Joe T, OD

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    correct the link............

    Quote Originally Posted by jtart2
    Here's my website
    http://www.custom-eye-care.com

    Check it out and tell me what you guys think!
    Thanks
    Joe T, OD
    Just for correction of address so you can click on.
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    Ok

    What makes a good web Page?

    Pros and cons of web sites?

    Traffic is good but is it usefull traffic?


    I personally like simple to the point sites with a good menu. Visual coolness is always a plus. High quality pics and graphics as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikef
    Ok

    What makes a good web Page?

    Pros and cons of web sites?

    Traffic is good but is it usefull traffic?


    I personally like simple to the point sites with a good menu. Visual coolness is always a plus. High quality pics and graphics as well.
    - Easily to navigate
    - Information is clear
    - Appealing as far as looks go
    - Updated frequently
    - Can be navigated by anyone (too many sites are too update and have too many graphics that it is either too slow or too hard for many to use it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by For-Life
    - Easily to navigate
    - Information is clear
    - Appealing as far as looks go
    - Updated frequently
    - Can be navigated by anyone (too many sites are too update and have too many graphics that it is either too slow or too hard for many to use it).
    I agree!

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