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DealsForEquality – Support Businesses That Support Equality

Cash Award: 5 Feedback/Reviews Awarded $5 Each. No Awards Remaining.

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A unique opportunity to make a statement through spending and patronage.

Target Audience: GLBT community, their friends and family – people who support equality.
Website URL: http://www.dealsforequality.com/


Feedback sought:

  • Visit www.dealsforequality.com. Select Austin.
  • What do you think about the look and feel of the site? the navigation?
  • Find the business directory and select a business. Is the description interesting? Would it make you want to shop there?
  • Can you tell what the website is about? What the goal of the site is?
  • As a business owner who supports equality, would it make you want to join and participate in the site?
  • Do you find information about the Social Media Package/Buy A Day complete? Do you have any questions about how the site works?
  • Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.

About Deals For Equality:

Deals For Equality is designed to help businesses that support equality reach out to the GLBT community, their friends and family.

The first phase of the site is to build the directory and help spread the word about these businesses. In addition to being listed in the directory, businesses can purchase a day to be featured. On that specific day, we will create a video, post to facebook, twitter and create a blog post all about their business. On that day, it is all about them.

Cash Award: 5 Feedback/Reviews Awarded $5 Each. No Awards Remaining.

       
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  1. [1]
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    Dec 28 2010
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    Visit www.dealsforequality.com. Select Austin. I did as directed. What do you think about the…
     

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    lyndzeb
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    Points: 1451
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    Dec 28 2010
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    Visit www.dealsforequality.com. Select Austin. I went to Austin. What do you think about…
     

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    brianschmidt
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    Points: 100
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    Dec 28 2010
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    What did you think about the look and feel of the site? The navigation? The look is very professional, and…
     

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  4. [4]
    PGS28
    Dec 28 2010
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    Visit http://www.dealsforequality.com. Select Austin.
    What do you think about the look and feel of the site? the navigation?

    The site is not filled with unnecessary information, therefore allowing viewers to easily navigate through the site’s text contents.  The background should include more color not only for decorative purposes, but also because LGBT is symbolized by an array of multiple colors.

    Find the business directory and select a business. Is the description interesting? Would it make you want to shop there?

    The description in the business directory is interesting enough to make me want to shop there, but I was already intrigued from reading the contents of the Home Page. 

    Can you tell what the website is about? What the goal of the site is?

    The goal of the website is precisely displayed.  I think this business will do well, especially in cities where a large population of LGBT reside.

    As a business owner who supports equality, would it make you want to join and participate in the site?

    I would join and support the site.  A safe haven is crucial to the survival of those who are constantly harassed because of their preference/appearance and for that reason alone I feel the website will gain much publicity and recognition.

    Do you find information about the Social Media Package/Buy A Day complete? Do you have any questions about how the site works?

    I found both the Social Media Package and Buy A Day information adequate.

    Please share any additional feedback/comments you might have.

    I really believe the site will succeed and expand equality in the LGBT community.

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    greatfeedback4u
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    My first thought was that I liked the home page.  It was well written and easy to understand.  But I…
     

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    Shae
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    Dec 28 2010
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    Visit www.dealsforequality.com. Select Austin. I went to the site and selected Austin. What do…
     

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    Dec 28 2010
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    What do you think about the look and feel of the site? the navigation? Clicking on Austin, I do not immediately know what this site is about.  It feels a little obscure to me in the fact that the description of what the website pertains to is located at the bottom.  I see the fact that Deals for Equality is hiring, but I am not sure what I would even be applying for without the immediate explanation as to what this site is about.  I did not learn all the information I would be looking for on the home page either.    I feel that the About page, which actually answers the questions of what this website is all about should have been my initial landing page if not the home page, then when I clicked on Austin, I should have had this information made immediately available to me.
    Find the business directory and select a business. Is the description interesting? Would it make you want to shop there? I selected from the Directory PETS, which immediately brought me to “metrodog”.   The ad was clear, but it did not do anything to really make me want to shop there.  I feel it was rather bland.  It did not visually stimulate me to proceed further.
    Can you tell what the website is about? What the goal of the site is? Again, referring back to my first answer, I did not immediately know what this site was about until If found the ABOUT screen.  I believe the goal of the site to be a place where a certain community can shop and visit while trying to make a statement that this is their patronage.  However, I did not immediately realize this, again, until I found the ABOUT tab.  I feel that this information should have been available to me on the website’s landing page.  If I were web surfing and landed on this site, I really would have no clue as to what it was about.
    As a business owner who supports equality, would it make you want to join and participate in the site? Potentially.  However, I don’t feel that there is anything that immediately makes me feel like that by joining this site, my company would benefit.  Again, I think it’s because there is nothing to make me want to stay and learn about this website.   Potential customers need instant gratification, both visually and psychologically.. but I feel this website fails to meet these needs.  I don’t feel it makes me “WANT” to participate.
    Do you find information about the Social Media Package/Buy A Day complete? Do you have any questions about how the site works? Yes.  I feel this information is portrayed in a manner that is quite understandable for the lay person.  I do not have any questions about how this site works.
     
    Overall, I have certain criteria I look for when I land on a website.  I want answers as to what the site is about, what do I need to do, what do you sell, how much, and how do I contact you about it if I have additional questions.    I did not feel that all of the answers to my questions were not made readily available to me without an extensive search of the website.
     
     
     

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    Melissa
    Dec 29 2010
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    Thanks lyndzeb for the feedback.
    In regards to the $2 a day deal…..the price is set with the number of users on the site.  Since we are a new site, not a lot of users, the price for the “buy a day” is set low so that businesses will be encouraged to participate.  As more businesses participate and our user base increases so does the value of the service and the price – $2 a day until the desired price is reached, at which point all businesses will then pay the same price.
    In my opinion, It is hard in the beginning to justify paying a high price when there are very few visitors.  If I was a business owner, and prices were all set the same, I would wait a few months, let the site get a following and then purchase the service.  Problem with this is the whole chicken and the egg thing.  Without businesses you don’t get users, without users you don’t get businesses.  I thought this was a good solution.
    I will try and make that more clear on the social media and buy a day pages.

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    Melissa
    Dec 29 2010
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    Thanks PGS28 for your feedback and encouraging words!

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    Melissa
    Dec 29 2010
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    Thanks for pointing out the issue with the job ad on the main page.  The main page for the cities will be a blog with information about the business for that day.  Since I have not actually started promoting this package (we are process of finishing the site) the blog (main page) is pretty slim as you can tell.  But once we start promoting it and getting businesses on board I think that will solve the issue of expecting a directory when you click on the city.
    Your comment about wanting substantial traffic before paying goes back to the $2 a day for the social media/buy a day package.  As traffic increases, so does the price until the desired amount is reached.
    I will need to make that more clear on those pages.
    Thanks again for your feedback.

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    Sierra12346
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    Visit www.dealsforequality.com. Select Austin.  What do you think about the look and feel of the site? the navigation?…
     

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    CeLestialCameo
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    Visit http://www.dealsforequality.com. Select Austin. What do you think about the look and feel of the site? The…
     

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    mikib
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    ·  Visit www.dealsforequality.com. Select Austin. What do you think about the look and feel of the site? the navigation?…
     

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    Kay2010
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    skorpionqueen09
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    StartUpLift
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