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After some strong consideration and thought I signed up with Kukui 2 weeks ago.

 

I know there has been some discussion about Kukui. I was told it takes them about 3-4 weeks to fully set up a website and then to introduce the shop owner to the "dashboard" or control panel. I guess I can count myself as one of the lucky ones as I have my site up already.

 

check out the site, I haven't filled out a lot of the more specific info such as the About Us page however this is a good starting point. Also I am not too fond of the pictures I had sent in for them to use but I didn't have too much prepared so those will be up for a little while until I can get some of my photographer friends in to snap some pictures.

 

www.mspecperformance.com

 

 

Let me know what you guys think.

 

 

 

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Were you featured in a R+W article of some sort? You shop looks very familiar.

 

In regards to changes, I would add your address to the top header bar of each page. Make it clickable, so it opens google maps. I would also add a menu bar button for "photos" to show off your shop and staff. This makes the page a bit more personable.

 

Looks great!!

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Hey thanks Wes!

 

No my shop wasn't featured but I guess that is a great compliment! Those are some random photos I posted on our facebook page. To be honest all I can see is CLUTTER CLUTTER CLUTTER! The photos tab is a great idea, we originally had that and I do have a ton of pictures but I was unsatisfied with the messiness of the shop so I had them take it off for the time being. I do plan on doing some sort of photo shoot so I can have more presentable pictures for the site. I will ask about the address bar.

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I actually really liked it too & whatever Wes said.

 

If your URL belongs to you not the Kukui, i'd load your pictures using Picasa service. this way (only guess on my part) Google may like your pages better than otherwise.

also if you have regularly issues newsletter, leave a spot on the page(es) for the customer to be able to sign up for it..

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Write something you'd write on Facebook. Something you care about. What the latest and greatest BMW snafu, what makes maintaining one car more important than the rest of them. Have something funny or quirky about your area where you are at or about your shop. Make it as personable as possible so people who read it can relate. Include the latest special, so they know to look for it in the latest publication. Most important put it on your schedule to create one every whatever the period you want it to go out and 2 weeks in advance of the actual date so you don't have to drop everything and start haltingly writing the stuff. m2c

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