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04-09-09, 04:21 PM

excellent! i cant fault it..

VERY well laid out.. contact details are easy to get (most of the time i like to call anyway to get a feel for the place)

Beautiful photos.. gorgeous!

Do you think you could a book on line link on there? Or offer vouchers for a treatment (i.e birthday) online also?

Otherwise it is excellent.. i am very jelious as i would LOVE to go there

Good luck sweetie

Hope my opinion helps in some way

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Nice - 04-09-09, 06:36 PM

Clean, appealing. Nice work

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04-09-09, 08:10 PM

Its looks great, clean, warm and inviting. Only thing I noticed was I think there is a number missing off the contact number on the home page. I might get you to do mine....lol
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04-09-09, 10:51 PM

Hi, Its really nice. But would be better without the sponsors banner at the top. Can you upgrade your hosting package?
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31-01-10, 09:20 AM

Your site is really good - congratulations.

The only advice I would add to what you're already received is that you should put your salon location in the meta words so that if someone is searching for a salon in your area - you will pop up on the results list.

Have you tried googling yourself your salon to see what comes up? Try to anticipate what your customer will be looking up and try to raise yourself up on the results rankings.

Just one final question - do you have permission to use the images that you have on your site? I'm not sure what the rules are about that ...
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31-01-10, 10:02 AM

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Just one final question - do you have permission to use the images that you have on your site? I'm not sure what the rules are about that ...
You need to be really careful about using stock images on your website! Simply "borrowing" pics from someone else's site that you like (or from Google Image Search) can get you into serious trouble, particularly if the image is owned by a big stock photo company like Corbis or Getty.

At least two geeks on here received demands for hundreds of pounds last year because their web designers had used stock images without paying for a licence.

There are also search "bots", e.g. PicScout, which crawl the Web looking for unlicensed images on behalf of companies like Getty and Corbis, PicScout, Getty Images and Goodbye iStockPhoto..! - so it's not a question of hoping that no-one will notice that you've used that image without permission - as it's probably just a matter of time before bots like that will find your site (although there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of that happening, like blocking known IP addresses for PicScout from being able to access your website - which can be done in your server's firewall configuration or - if your website is hosted using the Apache webserver - within an Apache .htaccess file).
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31-01-10, 10:08 AM

Of course, it's possible to legally buy stock photos that you can use on your website from places like istockphoto and fotolia - but do check the licence terms carefully just to be on the safe side - and keep a copy of proof of purchase of the images just in case.

That would be my recommended way of getting stock photos for your website - and far safer than risking heavy-handed legal action!

Better still would be to take your own photos - then you can absolutely guarantee that the copyright is yours - and it will also give your website a more individual touch too!
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31-01-10, 10:30 AM

You should give yourself a big pat on the back. I think it is a really good website, and doesnt look like a diy job at all.
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31-01-10, 12:05 PM

Hi I can't believe your website was free! You have completely changed my mind about free websites.

I think the look and feel of the site is brilliant - love the photos of your treatments rooms, they look very welcoming and professional. Well done! )
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09-02-10, 01:31 PM

thanks for your comments everyone...

to ruth,
i used to have "borrowed images" on my website but i had read one of your posts on getty & co sueing people in another thread and it scared me witless... so i changed my pictures... i got the ones i have on there now on a disc from my AHAVA rep, so i gather as I am an official Ahava stockist i am able to use them. I hope I'm right... i just really think professional photography makes all the difference to a website and also the Ahava model is far more photogenic than anybody i can rope in to model in my salon haha.
do you think i am ok to continue using these images??? x xx
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10-02-10, 03:46 PM

Looks good well done. Ive seen worse professional ones!
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