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Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Progress with slicksurface.com

The other day I reported how things were going well with our addition of the MeSH medical thesaurus to slicksurface.com. Today I ran across a screenshot I had done on the 17th but forgot to put in that write up - its shows pretty dramatic improvements according to Alexa...

slicksurface.com improves dramatically according to Alexa

To be fair, if you look at the current results, things aren't quite as rosy, but they're still quite good (except the 1 week numbers, but they fluctuate a lot, especially with smaller sites).

improvement cools off

Yes, Alexa rankings can be manipulated, but the curious part is that our numbers dropped off after we installed the Alexa plug-in - so much for manipulation!

In related news, we're working on a redesign of the site. The current design is holding up pretty well for being over 5 years old, but we're feeling we need more - design-wise, content-wise (the current site doesn't accurately represent our business anymore), and from an SEO perspective... The design of this blog was one of the first steps, but here's a sneak peak at what will be our new home page...

New home page design for slicksurface.com

Needless to say, that's a huge change from the current design - but still has common elements.

Since that page is location specific to where we are now and we're hoping to move Slicksurface into loft space in Gowanus (Brooklyn) come October 1 (more on that later - nothing's signed yet)... that may not be our new home page for long...

It's actually pretty fun to get back and work on our own site. Blogging definitely helps keep you connected to your site - but we're doing a lot more than that. On one hand I wish we had more time for it. On the other hand I like the fact that we're busy and growing...

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