Looking for Feedback: geopieces.com - a location based content network
We are currently working on a new location based service concept that actively gives users the chance to create content without the heavy constrictions of existing plattforms.
I am looking for Feedback on the website and its usability and structure.
The link to the site: geopieces[dot]com
Our Business Proposition:
What is: Geopieces is a location based content network based on Google Maps
How it works: Geopieces allows user to create content based on the relevant geographic location by placing Media Pins on the map
Why use: Geopieces organizes the Content based on the Geographical Location
How we differ: Geopieces search is based on location and categories not user relationships
Geopieces provides a map based content network, selling online advertisement space and RSS based location specific marketing feeds.
Compared to existing Location based networks Geopieces offers the following advantages:
Geopieces organizes the Content based on the Geographical Location
All Users can Share their thougts, ideas, interests and opinions directly on the map
To organize your Content just Pin your Place on the World
Geopieces enables you to search for information by location and by category
Geopieces is easy to browse and search - Just mark your point of interest on the globe
Geopieces is location based, content driven and filterable by relationships
You can use Geopieces to post these Types of Content by placing a Pin anywhere on the world map:
Share your Status
Write a Blog Entry
Post a Picture
Post a Video
Share a Link
Publicize an Event
Each content type can be assigned mulitple Keywords which identify the content area it pertains to.
Thank you in Advance for your Feedback!
You give quite a lot of explanation in your post as to what your site does - however, I want to be able to click on your site and immediately understand what it does - I'm afraid I struggled to understand it and had to start reading your post and a back page.
A couple of suggestions:
1 You have prominent login and register buttons so don't waste key selling/description space with the right-hand username/password etc boxes.
2 Have some sort of user-controlled scrolling pictures (pictures with a "click for next step" arrow on them) to illustrate each of the discover create share claim own earn points - maybe use "Jo Bloggs Company" as an example. Or else, have these interlinking words (create share claim etc) and then, when someone hovers over them, up pops a temporary explanatory visual.
3 I like your logo - really good - but IMO, repeating the logo a second time takes up a lot of space. On my screen, I have to scroll down before I see the How it Works button.
Hope this helps.
Great Feeback. Thank you!
There will be a complete overhaul of the landing page today. A new informative landing page should be live in about 7 hours.