Preview of www.allnews.in

Discussion in 'Indian Websites and Start-ups' started by DomainMagic, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. DomainMagic

    DomainMagic New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hello folks,

    Thanks for providing your valuable inputs for start ups.

    Can you look Allnews : India Paper|News world|News online|Business news|Bollywood news|News headlines|News times|News in India |News daily and give me your honest opinion on the following?: ( I have not completed the site fully and hence it for preview only)


    • The concept
    • Design and layout
    • User friendly navigation ( that's one of our aim in creating this site)
    • Information
    • Usability
    • Performance

    and any other thing that you feel it to optimize and also to improve to help the readers.

    I got delayed releasing this version due to SEO requirement and hence I am also interested feedback on SEO.

    Thanks all for the feedback.

    Have a great week end!

    Domain Magic
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 5, 2009
  2. Ceres

    Ceres New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2,206
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Hello DomainMagic,

    At first glance, I thought the website only included the categories Breaking News, Business, National, World and Technology. Therefore, perhaps you should somehow highlight the fact that there are many more categories located under the "All News" icon on the top navigation bar.

    I don't like the plugin? which forces visitors to stay on your site, when they click to view a story located on a third party website. I've seen this feature on other websites and obviously I do realise you want people to stay on your website...but I find the feature annoying.

    I like the idea of a separate video section.

    I think the design and layout looks good.

    Best of luck! :)
     
  3. DomainMagic

    DomainMagic New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks Ceres for your inputs.

    The Home page categories for the headlines like Breaking news, Business, National, World and Technology are temporary categories as I will be adding totally new categories once subsequent functionalities are up. I agree you have a valid point as some users will think the site has only 5 categories. I will think something to address this issue.

    Reg.Plugin.

    Even I don't like it. I hate popups and annoying advts. That's why I am giving too much importance to design and layout which took me lot of time to complete it. It is my personal choice as being an avid reader of many news websites and what I hate most, I do not want other readers to feel the same.

    However, as you said, you need to promote your Brand as the services are free. You will note that, the plug in doesn't have any advertisement or annoying messages. It is just the Logo, and for the user to "close" plugin" so that they can remain in the third party websites or to comeback to allnews.in site by using back' button.. I think it is fair, very fair to many other sites. I feel we should take it as user friendly as the plug in have just user controls for navigation.


    Thanks again for taking time to review the site and I appreciate your feedback.

    Keep visiting for your daily news and entertainment needs!

    Domain Magic
     
  4. LLL.in King

    LLL.in King United States Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Messages:
    1,395
    Likes Received:
    455
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Nice website! thats how we take .in further!
     
  5. DomainMagic

    DomainMagic New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thank you Warbux!. It's greatly appreciated.
     
  6. msdomains

    msdomains New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    DomainMagic,

    Nice site and pleasing colors. Couple of observations:
    1. It is not obvious how I can have the news the way I want it.

    2. I am not too flustered about the plug in to return to your site. I am rather annoyed by the overt ads on both sides on the home page. I know that you need to generate revenue but may be you can stream them to one side or minimize video/ image ads etc.

    3. In the tabs - "Breaking news, Business" etc., when a tab is selected, you could probably change the color to something other than white as it is the background color to show that it is the selected tab.

    4. When I click on Business or Technology category, it does not show me news from only India. Is the idea to be sort of a global news portal like Google news? If so, your value proposition isn't very clear to me.

    My 2 cents.
     
  7. DomainMagic

    DomainMagic New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    It’s a nice feedback. Thanks msdomains. You have analyzed from a consultant perspective. I really need that. \


    First I want to talk about the Value proposition: What value allnews.in brings it for readers when there are so many news websites? Why it allnews.in should be different? Why Allnews.in claims All the news, the way you want it.

    Good thought and a good question.


    Allnews.in mission is to bring all the news from different sources directly (I mean news are not sourced from Google or Yahoo or any other search engines). Google gives news which I never want the way I wanted..(IMHO) It’s OK if I just want to browse through. But if I want to have all the news filtered throughon different ways like sub categories (Finance, Market etc)to a category like Business, or on different sources or on all sources for each category in a user friendly way or on city wise I doubt Google or any other sites could provide..


    Google is just content aggregator. Allnews.in is also a content aggregator plus more. We have built our algorithms to filter and stream news that any user can filter to its depth. (Though not 100%)

    All News Side menu: Home-> All News- Breaking news or Business


    • If you have a look at the side menu for each sub menu also called category,(Eg.Business) ·That has Allnews – means news from all the sources+ all the sub categories shown from the latest to old.

    • ·Then you have all news by (sub category): For example Business Sub menu has All news by National, Finance, Market etc.

    • ·Then you can filter news from “each source” pertaining to that category.. For example if you want to read “news from Economic Times only” select the source or if you want it from moneycontrol, you can do so. ·
    • Then you have All the news from All the sources... Here you can see all the news for that particular category (say business) which gives you “drag and drop” option of each news source. A user can save their desired sequence.


    I am an avid reader and even during the paper era read at least 3 different papers and when I am online I am trying to read several online news channel.. often at the cost of my time and sometimes I get frustrated and leave. Instead, Allnews.in brings value by saving time to go to each websites, and you go to the websites ONLY when someone like a particular news and want to read more click on the title thus saving lot of times.


    Home page:

    The sliders called Bux Slider (Bux stands for Better user experience) in the home page help in quickly grasping the happenings in the world. The first slider, ‘All News by Category’ helps the user to read news based on the subject of interest-Business, City, Entertainment, Technology and so on. The second slider is ‘All News by Source’ to read news straight from news sources like Reuters, The Hindu, Economic Times and more. Thus, a person, short on time, can still know the news from around the globe in two minutes.


    In short:

    All news value propositions will be:


    1. Quality
    2. Time
    3. User friendly design
    4. Better navigational controls
    5. Drill/views news as much as possible.
    6. And still a lot more to come.
    I am sure Allnews.in will bring more value to its readers in due course once it is fully functional.

    Thanks again for taking time to highlight what you felt. I am appreciative of your feedback.

    PS: Regarding placing advt. I must admit that I am novice and experimenting just now. Give me sometime. On colors for headlines tab,I experimented a lot and I am not inclined to change it. We provide news from India and you can filter for example Business- Side menu(Left)-> News by -National.

    If I left answering any of your feedback, please feel free to post. I will respond as soon as I can.

    Domain Magic
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 2, 2009
  8. DomainMagic

    DomainMagic New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Update:

    We will be launching "Tamil" version of allnews soon.

    Again, look forward to receive your inputs.

    Thanks,

    Domain Magic
     
  9. DomainMagic

    DomainMagic New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  10. DomainMagic

    DomainMagic New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hindi Edition is Live Now!

    Hello Everyone,

    Happy to inform you that Hindi edition of Allnews is live now.

    Visit All News India : and give your feedback.



    Thanks
     
  11. DomainMagic

    DomainMagic New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hello Folks,

    Allnews.in is now available in 4 languages - English, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

    Please take a look and shoot those flowers or bricks...


    Also now you can share the news items with everyone....

    Domain Magic