Photographs of Galway City
www.galwayphotographssite.com is a website displaying selection of photographs taken in Galway city and county including Connemara, hospital Galway Bay and Lough Corrib in Ireland. At a glance, sales the site seems like a bait to other monetizing channels like zazzle, medicine adsense and amazon.
The whole website looks like a quick mash up so as to start monetizing from various channels as quickly as possible. The layout is simple – 2 column with adverts and links on the left and pictures as the main content in the center. There is minimal content and not much of design going on – The title is just a text.
The images are really big in the home page. Many of them are more than 200kb and they should be trimmed down to thumbnail versions. There are also advertisements in a lot of pages, luring users to click on them. I feel that the advertisements actually killed the site. To actually get users to click on the links, the author has to consider the question of how to make the users stay longer. There are some nice photographs in the site, redesigning the site and placing them in strategic positions might actually encourage more click throughs.
The about us page tells the reader about other sites containing their photographs and it is kind of confusing for me. A lot more work can also be done on the contact us page.
I really hope to see more content. The images are nice but more words would be cool. I hope the author can put more effort on the design and layout. There are also too much advertising. The author should provide more valuable content and make the user stay longer.