TheGoodGuide – Explore Our World And Share Yours

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TheGoodGuide startup featured on StartUpLift

The guide to all that’s good … and interesting.

Target Audience: Social media enthusiasts with an interest in travel and finding out more / contributing about various places in the world
Website URL: https://www.thegoodguide.com/


Feedback sought:

  • From the home page, can you tell what thegoodguide is about and also how easy was it to navigate to other pages?
  • Which is a better landing page? Home Page or Places/World page?
  • Please take a moment to complete the sign-up process and let me know your views on the ME page (after you have logged in) and ease of using it.
  • How easy was it to invite your friends from facebook or yahoo etc?
  • What would make you using the site on a daily basis?
  • Please share any other feedback you may have.

About TheGoodGuide:

Thegoodguide allows people to interact, ask and answer questions, blog about relevant topics and explore places of the world.

By creating a global community, our goal is to help people find out more about our world and make informed choices through recommendations from friends and guides who know.

23 thoughts on “TheGoodGuide – Explore Our World And Share Yours

  1. From the home page, can you tell what thegoodguide is about and also how easy was it to navigate to other pages?

    I can tell that it is a site to search for travel guides based on the continent. But I think the front page design is too simple for a website of travel guides.

    On the left of the map there are some wordings introducing what thegoodguide offers, I thought they are clickable as they are of a different color from the other wordings but in fact they’re not, a little disappointed on that. Then there is “your friends; your country; and your world”, what are these 3 items doing with the website?

    The navigation bar is on the bottom of the map. And I found that I cannot navigate to the continent based on my interest(I thought those continents are clickable too). As a visitor I would be more interested in looking answers for my travel guide, I think you can simplify the navigation by redesigning your front page.

    Your are using flash now, this doesn’t matter, but when I hover on the continents and the cursor changed to a pointer, which denotes it should be a clickable link, disappointed again.

    Which is a better landing page? Home Page or Places/World page?

    I don’t like your current frontpage, I think Places/World page is far more professional and I would love to continue on this page more than the existing homepage.

    Please take a moment to complete the sign-up process and let me know your views on the ME page (after you have logged in) and ease of using it.

    Sign-up went smoothly, but could I be automatically logged in once we click on the verification link? I also don’t like you tell me what my password is in the email. I found it insecure, didn’t you encrypt it in your database?

    I found that it is difficult to locate the ME page, I only get there once I logged in, is the page accessible from the World page? I’ve tried the links info, and profile, no success, I don’t know I miss it or it was not there in the first place, so at the end I have to logout and relogin to get to the ME page. A better option is to link the ME page to ‘hi [username]’ where clicking on the username will land on that page.

    I tried to share “What’s good” and create a guide on a certain country, both worked well. But your linkage made me frustrated. Every time after I shared something I was brought back on my profile, the ME section. Then I don’t know if it is successfully posted or not, and I have to click all the way back to the country page in order to check it out.

    I also don’t know what’s the guideAns doing there on the country page, asking me to “define success”, so I answer it and it shows another question, what is the point of it, does that have anything to do with the corresponding country on the page? I don’t think so. haha, now it is asking me what would I wish for if I can wish for anything, those questions aren’t related to traveling and exploring! The questions are really naive.

    How easy was it to invite your friends from facebook or yahoo etc?
    I tried 3 attempts to share links to my facebook account with my FB account not logged in initially, it doesn’t work and requires resubmission. It works if I log in FB and then click the link to share. I don’t know this is my problem or this is just normal.
    The same thing happens with SU, I can’t share unless I log in SU before I share, where I should be able to share, then log in, then get published. Now I have to login SU first, click the share link, and then publish.
    I use chrome for testing, maybe that’s the problem with my accounts.

    What would make you using the site on a daily basis?
    -If the site is refreshing, which there is constantly new information that I’m looking for
    -If there were opportunities to earn some extra income, I’d always check on the site. (see I’m here now:) )
    -Certainly, I would visit travel guide sites when I’m planning on a trip and search info

    Please share any other feedback you may have.

    The website is well coded, it makes use of ajax and as a user I found that the flow of the usage is very smooth. The layout is also comfortable. But I don’t like your frontpage. And some of the navigation can be improved to enhance the user experience.

    There are some videos in the guides, those are too small to watch, make the dimensions same as youtube videos, it would be easier to adapt.

    The world page is nicely done and I think as you said you could use that as your front page. I really had watched all the wonderful pictures rolling in!

  2. From the home page, can you tell what thegoodguide is about and also how easy was it to navigate to other pages?

    When i first visit, i only see the world map and i don’t know what it is about because there is no any clear description about what this site about. Then i saw a blue box with some word highlighted in red. After i read it i know i can get information about various places from your site, i can share information, answer question from other user. The blue box is not noticeable for me. I suggest you change the background color into a darker color. It is easy to navigate to other page by click the keyword you provided under the map. From the keyword such as guideAns, places, etc, it is clear that what i can get after land in the page because it is relevant to the keyword.

    Which is a better landing page? Home Page or Places/World page?

    The places/world page is definitely better landing page than the homepage. The homepage is lack of info about your site. People will have many question such as what this site about, what the map functions and what can i do with this site. The places/world give a hint to the visitor that the site is about sharing different places info. When people read the description below the slide it will allow people to understand what the site is about. 

    Please take a moment to complete the sign-up process and let me know your views on the ME page (after you have logged in) and ease of using it.

    I have some comment about the registration process. the process is easy and simple. for the enter email part i don’t think you have to write it as ‘enter email id’, you can write it as’enter email’ that enough, the id make it feel weird. Also after i done my registration, i have to verify my email address, but the site did not tell me that i have to verify my email. when i enter my email and password it prompt me a message saying email deactivated. i suggest you tell the new member to verify their email after they complete their registration form. For the ME page, when i first view it, it is not complicated and i know what to do with it. When i try to share something, after i shared it, it did not display what i have posted, i do not know whether it is posted or not. I suggest you display it out after every shared message from user. Then When i try to share a comment at the profile page, after i clicked the share button, it prompt me a message saying that it is successfully posted. I don’t really like it. i would prefer you direct display the message i shared. For the ask question part, i tried to ask something but when i click the select guide, only the close button can be clicked, i do not know what to do next. i suggest you can add a pop up instruction by telling the user what to do next. Or a step by step instruction at the beginning, allow the customer to choose skip the instruction or continue with it. 

    How easy was it to invite your friends from facebook or yahoo etc?

    It is easy, i can share the link in my facebook wall. no problem with the invite friends feature. 

    What would make you using the site on a daily basis?

    I would see what my friends shared, check for some interesting place and see what people comments, ask any question regarding some places that i interested, update my profile and share anything that i know toward the place that i have been there.

    Please share any other feedback you may have.

    For the homepage, i suggest you use the places/world page as the homepage, then the description about the site is very important. I suggest you add a short description about your site below your site title which is the ‘thegoodguide’. for the slide show you can add a short description on it about what the site can do or a simple step by step about how the site works with the background picture. This would make the site looks more interesting and attractive. You can have a short video explaining what the site is about and explaining the feature of your site. You have a list displayed at the homepage by stating the purpose of your site, why visitor should use your service and what benefit if visitor become member. This will be a good marketing way which when people first visit and they saw the listing, it will give them a clear mind about what they can expect toward this site. I like your site feature and the button, people can for connect to us feature. you can have a screenshot page for the visitor to view about what feature you have. Display the best feature at first so that it could impress the visitor. Also you can write the register as free to join. The free keyword could attract more members as people will likely to try it when you stated it is free to join.

  3. From the home page, can you tell what thegoodguide is about and also how easy was it to navigate to other pages?

    thegoodguide provides global information and guides to the people over the globe. People can explore places and ask questions about the places or enquire about the information of places. In addition they can become a guide and reply to queries and questions of people. Its a kind of site where people share good things about places, it can be bad as well,can’t say anything about it. The navigation fast but not so convenient, i thought the map on the homepage was click-able. So i clicked on different continents on the map but none of them worked.
    Which is a better landing page? Home Page or Places/World page?

    Places/World page is a better landing page because of its easy navigation to other pages and links. Home page can become a landing page if the map is added with navigational functionality and “sign in” should be provided. In addition there should be some attractive graphics as well.

    Please take a moment to complete the sign-up process and let me know your views on the ME page (after you have logged in) and ease of using it.

    ME page is organized well, but i can’t understand fully the functionality of share. I wrote a website address in the column and then pressed the share button, but i don’t have any clue where it had gone. Why can’t i see my own things i am sharing. Overall the navigation from ME to other pages is good enough.

    How easy was it to invite your friends from facebook or yahoo etc?
    It was quick and easy to invite my friends from facebook but i didn’t receive any notification whether the invitation has been sent or not, so i was unsure about it.
    What would make you using the site on a daily basis?

    Social networking is going to be the reason I will use this site on a daily basis. Certainly i need my friends here to come here and communicate with them on a daily basis. I would search for guides from here and try to find answers to my questions or try to find similar questions to mine.

    Please share any other feedback you may have.

    When I tried to register with thegoodguide using my facebook id, it simply failed and the option never came again. There is a long distance thegoodguide has to cover to make it good enough for social networking as well. The registration process using facebook id will be a good addition.
     

  4. Feedback sought:

    From the home page, can you tell what thegoodguide is about and also how easy was it to navigate to other pages?
    

    It says “Explore our world and share yours” but I really don’t have a clear idea as to what I am exploring. Is this like a way to explore potential travel spots? I’m confused. Your box in blue with white and red text does not attract my eyes. I actually did not read it until I was actively trying to figure out what you offer. I don’t like the red text. The white text stands out like it is emphasized, and the red text seems de-emphasized. I recommend you have all of the text as white. Don’t see the importance of saying “Your Friends, Your Country, Your World” – how does this project anything about your brand or what you offer? It actually confuses a little bit.
    Not hard to navigate, but your navigation links are at the bottom of your world map. Traditionally, these links are found at the top.

    Which is a better landing page? Home Page or Places/World page?
    

    I think your current home page is the better of the two as a landing page, but from the usability perspective, you need to stay consistent. It doesn’t make sense to click on “Places” and to appear at “The World” page (located at /world). Why don’t you just make the navigation link titled: “World” or “The World”?

    Please take a moment to complete the sign-up process and let me know your views on the ME page (after you have logged in) and ease of using it.
    

    ME page? Looking… In the email it doesn’t specifically say “click on the activation link” which I think could lead to confusion and lack of response by visitors. I typed in a message in the ME box, and clicked share. I don’t see if this went to a public place to be read or not. Wish it was more clear where my message was sent to.

    How easy was it to invite your friends from facebook or yahoo etc?
    

    It says “Invite your friends”. Pretty straightforward.

    What would make you using the site on a daily basis?
    

    I can’t tell you what the winning formula is. I can tell you I am confused as to what your service provides.

    Please share any other feedback you may have.
    

    I like the world map, but I think you could have it larger so the text on the countries is larger. I don’t understand why you call Australia “Oceania”. Is this globally accepted now? I prefer it to just be Australia. I have never heard it called Oceania before.

    Curious about the People finder. Is this to find anyone in the world or just people registered on your site?

    The What’s Good page says share what’s good about anything. If your service is specifically for regional locations, then shouldn’t you say to share something good about your locality rather than a broad “What’s good about anything”?

    I am trying to figure out how this site could add value to my online experience. If I want to book travel, I go to a travel site like Expedia or Priceline. Your service needs a draw – you need to solve a problem that most people have. Why don’t you poll 100 people on a question that you are trying to solve, and then try to meet that need on your website? 


  5. From the home page, can you tell what thegoodguide is about and also how easy was it to navigate to other pages? The site appears to be a place where people can join and give information about a place that they have lived or visited as a basis for others to use to plan their travels.  It was easy to navigate through the pages.  The links at the bottom of the homepage worked just fine.  The actual map on the homepage that contained links was nonfunctional. I was not able to reach any page by clicking anywhere on the map.

     

    Which is a better landing page? Home Page or Places/World page? I would have to choose the “Home Page”. The “Places/World” page almost looks like a spam page or a parked domain page.  My reason for saying this is because of how the links for the different places are grouped on the right side of the page and how the links are listed on the left side.

     

    Please take a moment to complete the sign-up process and let me know your views on the ME page (after you have logged in) and ease of using it. The “ME” page was very easy to use.  The upload of the profile picture was quick with no issue.  The saving of changes to profile settings also were done without any hassle.

     

    How easy was it to invite your friends from facebook or yahoo etc? The interface for inviting friends was simple to use.  I was just wondering why when accessing other services besides Facebook the invite seemed so generic.

     

    What would make you using the site on a daily basis? I am not sure if I would use this site on a daily basis.  Is the site going to be mainly structured for social networking or for an informational site to the world where you might network with someone living in the area that you are thinking of visiting?  I am not sure what would make me use this site on a daily basis at this point.  If I was not looking to travel, I would probably stick to one of the other social networking sites.

     

    Please share any other feedback you may have. With all of the above being said, I do not think that you have a terrible site.  I think that you have a good idea but, I am not sure of what image that you are trying to project for the site.  Do you want it to be a site that people come to everyday?  Do you want it to be a site that you come to when you need information on traveling and then your visitor/member can network with someone in that area to learn more about their upcoming travels.  The feel that I get from the site is that is more for informational services; not social networking on a daily basis.

  6. From the home page, can you tell what thegoodguide is about and also how easy was it to navigate to other pages?
    Your site seems to be about traveling to different and getting information to create guides. Or you can become a guide and answer questions for people about different places. When I got ready to navigate I immediately tried to press on the world map and I was unable to do so. I just instinctly thought it would take me to guides from that specific area. It was extremely easy to nabvigate to the rest of the pages with the handy tool bar at the top of the page. I was happy to see that each page was not bombarded with long pages and overwhelming information.

    Which is a better landing page? Home Page or Places/World page?
    The World page is totally captivating with the bold pictures and a totally professional look. To be frank this page looked more interesting than the homepage itself. I was immediately drawn in from the pictures and “cute” tagline. Your right there is so much negativity in the world so it’s nice to have a soft place to land and read about good things that are happening in the world. I really felt welcomed and love the idea of putting that word in different languages. I thought the layout was nice executed and it again kept me capitivated from top to bottom. I liked how I could easy jump into any of the place in the world with the info on the side of the page or scroll down to the most popular places. The only thing that I wasn’t sure if I liked was that you have ads of your on site on your own page. Another thing that I had trouble with was the guidsAns question. I tried to type something in and press the answer button and got nothing in return. I find that part of the page very interactive especially because I like quiz questions and things of the like.
    Please take a moment to complete the sign-up process and let me know your views on the ME page (after you have logged in) and ease of using it.
    I liked that I was able to sign up using your site or through facebook. The process was quick and easy. The only thing that I didn’t like, it’s not relative to the process, was the the boxes with the question marks on them. I found them to be visually unessary and they seem to have no benefit to the page. I liked the personalization of the email with my name at the top of the page and it was very helpful that you put the person user name and password. Being that people have so many accounts all over the web if one forgets they can easily go there email and find the info quickly. When I was ready to sign in it said use my email ID, I would much rather liked to type in my username instead, but that is my personal preference.

    Under the what’s good section I like that I could easily just type in what’s good with me. What I found tedious was that to share with someone or share about a particular place I had to the go to different pages. I would have liked to type in the person name and or place and share my info. Even a drop down box or something of the like would be nice. That being said I found it wonderful that I could add a link, image or video. Its nice to type in content but to then add a visual representation makes it so much more engaging.

    I liked that I could invite friends with just a few simple clicks of the mouse. Now when I clicked on the first two boxes in each row I could not fully see the directions. I have to click the X and click on the next box to fully see what I was supposed to do. Before I even clicked on the page I thought I would be able to link my contacts so I was just a touch disappointed to see that I was just embedding info.

    I shared some information under the what good section of ME but wasn’t sure where the info went to. It would also be helpful that when I navigated off my ME page that there was a button to take me back to my personal page. I looked and I didin’t find anything so I wound up pressing the back button to take me back. That can be a little tedious to person who has moved to alot of pages.
    How easy was it to invite your friends from facebook or yahoo etc?
    I was unable to just quickly invite friends to follow on my yahoo account.
    What would make you using the site on a daily basis?
    If I was really into traveling I could see myself using this site or if I wanted to meet people from all over. I coule see myself using the site but for me it probably wouldn’t be every day, maybe four days out of the week.
    Please share any other feedback you may have.
    I think that you have a great site but I think that it’s needs to be a little more engaging. As I stated before The World page totally knocks out your homepage and that needs to evaluated. I would like to see some video somewhere. I just think that your site misses the opportunity grab people in let them see how fun it is to view the world right in there own homes. I also think there needs to be a clear division on your site on where to share info and where to give it. That being said when I went picked a topic to ask a question I liked how I could see the guides under each category giving me the freedom of choosing who I wanted. I liked the about page but to bad it was at the bottom of the page. I like idea/content of the video but it was poorly executed. All in all your site is good just enagage a little more.

  7. Hey Skyeechee, Thanks very much for your great feedback.

    The site is about people, the places they know and the information they want to share .. this info can be shared via infoguides or answers to the question other people have. We hope everyone will share something good.

    Comments on your feedback

    We are going to make map clickable again. People used to bypass the links below so we disabled the map. However we are going to make subtle changes to improve this page.

    Logging in should take you to the ME page and from there you can change settings, invite friends etc.

    The ME page is supposed to be the heart of thegoodguide, where you have several newsfeeds and can follow what others are saying, answering, writing about and also follow questions and bookmark things.

    GuideAns on each country page are questions you can choose to answer. Also below there are questions people are asking and you can choose to answer … or ask one yourself.

    Inviting from FB etc, could be a Chrome issue. we also have a gmail issue with registrations. Folks with gamil for some odd reason, sometimes do not get activated. We are looking at things and may contact Google about Gmail and Chrome.

    We will look into the having to log into FB and Stumble Upon BEFORE trying to connect issue. That should not happen.

    Thanks a lot, we will look to improve the site and hope you add information and visit us regularly.

  8. Hi Jason

    Thanks for your feedback and also registering. 

    Appreciate your commenst about the resgisteration page – that’s on the to do list –  we have loads of minor tweaks to do and we will get to that soon.

    When you post to Whats good, it actually is posted onto your PROFILE page so when other visit they can see it. Others cannot see your ME page.

    Excellent point about Ask Question (Guides) – we will change. Idea is that you will have selected some guides already (anyone you INVITE or FOLLOW becomes a guide) so they will then pop up. We will add a note saying, follow someone if you wish to ask them a question. We are in the process of putting together an instructional video.

    Thanks for all the other comments about ‘Free to join’ etc. We are looking into several ways.

    The  key to getting value out of the site, is the interactions. You need people to follow  and share and thats why we are try to create compelling content and attract users.

    Your feedback will help us a great deal

    thanks A lot

  9. Hi S S

    Thanks for the feedback and I have dealt with some of your comments in my other comments above.

    However these are some I need to emphasize or the ‘extra’ I thought were good 

    You cant see what your are posting on the ME page but it goes onto your profile page. Any question you ask or whats good comment made will show on your profile page so others can see … unless marked as anonymous.

    We would work on the facebook and notification issues. We realized sometimes things dont work properly and other times its perfect. 

    Thanks a lot for this and we will review your comments and make sure we deal with them. We know we have a long ways to go … lol – cant wait to get some of the $billions FB has for development and hiring the best.

    Hope you join us and see all the improvements we will be making in the coming weeks.

    Please follow Admin so you can interact more and get updates

    Thanks

    Alfie

  10.  
    Hi Zeke

    Thanks very much for your comments and for registering. Very useful and insightful.

    Some of them have been answered above but  I will deal with the concerns you had.

    We will revisit the activation email issue along with the FB issue. We want to make sure signing in has no issues at all.

    Sharing goes public and would be on your Profile page. If you answer a question, it will appear on your page and the page of whomever asked the question. However, we have a private mail feature and that only works if you follow someone and they follow you back.

    The what’s good page is just like a tweet … you can share anything good. To share about a country, person or in the future a business, you have to visit their profile page. Future functionality, you will be able to share with anybody on any page because we will have auto search features.

    The world page is broken into continents/regions and Australia, NZ and the many other islands are often referred to as Oceania.

    People is all about people on thegoodguide

    Agree that we need a unique selling point. Some of the comments above .. and yours, have helped crystallize things for us.

    we will work on this and hopefully come up with a proposition and site that you would like to use on a daily basis.

    Thanks once again and hope you visit us soon

    Alfie 

  11. Hi

    Thanks so much for the feedback. Some of your questions answered above, but here are a few comments.

    As part of our improvement process, we will make minor tweaks to the world page to make it less spammy looking and on the home page, we will make the map clickable again … all the continent maps are clickable

    Agreed about ‘generic’ invite for non FB friends. We used a free but very robust tool but hope to develop ours in the future … and add Twitter and Linked In too.

    Good feedback on using the site daily. We have many plans on making it more appealing but bcos we are bootstrapping dont have the funds to do that .. just yet. Hopefully you will stick around / bear with us.
    I think you raise a great point about image. We have to work on our positioning and get it right because we want to be a site that people come to everyday. It has a travel focus but the guideAns section is really meant to cover all areas of day to day living. It works best when you have your friends on there and you can swap info.

    Please follow admin and lets chat some more on the site

    Cheers, Alfie

  12. Hi Latasha

    Thanks a lot for your feedback. Very very useful and insightful.

    We try to be as minimalistic as possible and most of the overwhelming detail information for each country is hidden behind the Info and Profile icons … if we have that info entered (we still have to do this for many places)  https://www.thegoodguide.com/World/South%20America/Brazil/Info

    Thanks for the feedback on the world page. That’s exactly the response we wanted because we want people to know more about places in the world and our idea is to have folks share good things about their neighbourhoods … no matter how small.

    The guideAns section is a Q&A feature but you have to be logged in to answer the questions. Clicking on the questions, lets you see answers by other guides (guideAns = guide Answers aka guidance)

    We have ads on the pages as that’s one way of paying for the hosting. Since we have not yet launched, we are using our adverts to advertise what we can do … and highlight to others what their adverts can look like.

    Please explain the ‘boxes with the question marks’? Not sure what you mean

    We initially had username, but people sometimes have soo many usernames that its easy to forget which is which. Email is kind of easier to remember is the feedback we got.

    We will add the ability to type in names from one point re whats good and ask a question. Its a feature change we have in the works.

    When  you hare info on the What’s good page or ask a question section, it goes to your Profile Tab. There you have tabs for What’s good, My questions and My Answers.

    To get back to your personal page (ME) you just have to click on mygoodguide and it takes you there.

    Friend Invite: Please advise of Yahoo issue. We use Plaxo but have plans to change that

    Appreciate the advise on video, we would look to incorporate that into future design.

    Thanks very much. Please invite your friends to join, it makes it more interesting and we can collectively benefit from your knowledge.

    Hope to hook up with you online … on thegoodguide.

    Alfie

  13. From the home page, can you tell what thegoodguide is about and also how easy was it to navigate to other pages?

    I could not tell that this site was about by the homepage.  I could only guess that it was a page was about the world.  I was not sure if it was an educational site or about traveling or saving the planet.  I suggest making a big title across the home page with something that tells exactly what the idea of the site is and catch the user’s attention more.  It would be very straight forward and in bold letters.  I found it very easy to navigate to other pages.  However, I would recommend making it so that when the continents are clicked on, they open links in the website.  Everything else made it easy to navigate.  

    Which is a better landing page? Home Page or Places/World page?

    The places/world page was a better landing page because it was more informative.  It had a lot of information that was compressed into one page.  It was easier to navigate and I understood what it was easily.

    Please take a moment to complete the sign-up process and let me know your views on the ME page (after you have logged in) and ease of using it.

    I would like to see you change the wording of what is good to what is interesting or tell me what you think or something that is more specific. The me page was very easy to use.  I quickly navigated through it and found all the information and screens  that I was looking for.  I would say that is was the best page that I saw on your site.  

    How easy was it to invite your friends from facebook or yahoo etc?

    It was extremely easy to invite friends on facebook or yahoo.  I would just click on the link on the left hand side of the page if I wanted to use the site to invite them or click invite to join at the top of the page.  Honestly, I normally just send an instant message or an email with the site’s link.

    What would make you using the site on a daily basis?

    I would use the site in order to relax and think about places far away during stressful situations.  I would use the site a couple times daily to have the feeling that I have traveled without even leaving my home.  I love how some users posted videos.  I think that had me feeling the whole page more.  I would continuously stare at pictures of foreign countries and nations.  I might even save the interesting pictures on my computer and set them as the wallpaper.

    Please share any other feedback you may have.

    I love the idea of the site.  I just would like to see specific wording and more organization to tie everything together and make it more user friendly.  I think it has great potential to be a youtube, wikipedia, myspace or facebook of traveling and have millions of daily users.

  14. Hi Profile7780

    Thanks a lot for your feedback and it echoes what folks have said above. Your insights are spot on and we concur with what you have said.

    Comments on your feedback:

    It’s a recurrent theme, so we will review and make a decision on the best home page for the site … and the wording too.

    We want people to use the site to find out more about the world and for ‘regular folks’ like you and me, to share our experiences so we hope it does become a place for millions to use each day.  

    Connect with us (admin) on the site, so we can know your name etc and we can chat some more … on thegoodguide.

  15. From the home page, can you tell what thegoodguide is about and also how easy was it to navigate to other pages?
    From the home page, I thought the site was just some sort of like Google map or something. It didn’t seem that you could actually interact with people as how it is intended to be. I suggest you put a picture that would tell a viewer that they can also socialize here. It was easy to navigate but it could have been better if the links were on the upper part, not down. You can also probably change the color of the letters on these navigation links. Just to emphasize to the viewer that they can navigate there.

    Which is a better landing page? Home Page or Places/World page?
    The Home Page is a better landing page, but just a little more editing on the design though. It’ll probably be more interesting if the map was click-able and then show the pictures on the next page.

    Please take a moment to complete the sign-up process and let me know your views on the ME page (after you have logged in) and ease of using it.
    The ME page was very easy to use. It would cater even for a first time user. I just didn’t understand the link that you can click after you confirm your email though (if I’m not mistaken). It was a link with your email address eg. [email protected], and I wasn’t sure if it asked me to download or what. I just clicked it and close because I didn’t know what it was for exactly.
    How easy was it to invite your friends from facebook or yahoo etc?
    That tool to use to invite friends from facebook or yahoo was very easy to use.
    What would make you using the site on a daily basis?
    I’m not sure if I would want to use the site on a daily basis if it’s just about talking places and tour guides. I would use it if I have plans on going for a vacation or I’d like to find out something about a place. I would use it daily if I can actually communicate with people, or there is a game I can play which I’ll be addicted to. You can probably add games that are related to traveling or places. It would be fun if you have games where members can play games and win points for something.
    Please share any other feedback you may have.
    I just notice that you don’t have Philippines listed under Asia, same thing with the map. It’s not very accurate. I love the idea of the site, people and places. It’ll be very helpful.

  16. Hi, Alfie!
    I went to the site and clicked “make admin a guide”.  Is that the only option at this time to be able to “follow” someone?  “Admin” is listed under “People I may be guiding”.  Please let me know if this was the proper way to “follow” someone. I understand that there is probably ton of tweaking being done on the site.  So, please let me know if it has worked on your end.  Thanks for the invite!  I look forward to seeing how things develop!
     
    “lptravels”

  17. Hi LP

    Just go to any profile and on the left hand side (below the profile pics and index) you will see a section for Follow, Friend or Block. Just follow the person.

    To get the most you have to invite your friends .

    Alternatively, if you like an infoguide, you can choose to follow the person who wrote it.

    Ps. you have restricted who can see your profile etc. Need to go to settings so we can view it

    Connect with you online

     

  18. Hi Sheng

    thanks for the feedback, really appreciate what you have said.

    We will be making the home page clickable and also add some images to ‘jazz it up’ a bit.

    You are right about daily use – our goal would be to get users and their friends to join so there can be the exchange of useful information.

    Games and other widgets are other things we would look to do in the future

    Re Philippines, its under South East Asia. We decided to split Asia into 2 so we could size the clickable continent maps.

    are you from the Philippines? I have been there a few times and loved it.

    Please invite your friends and share something.

    Cheers

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