Why another Internet horse classified site?
|Date Added: May 14, 2009 07:03:15 PM|
|Author: Larry Backstrom|
|Category: Sales and Services|
There are plenty of horse classified sites on the Internet, many of them left hopelessly in the last century with outdated formats and technology.
The most popular sites spend more efforts cluttering up their websites with countless third party ads and links than they do giving horse people what they really want - a 21st Century, modern website that is user-friendly, concise and not cluttered up with unnecessary ads and verbage.
That is why we designed the HorseGalleria to fill this need. Designed by a software engineer and horseman, HorseGalleria.com is a Web 2.0 interactive site with design features adapted to the ever-changing needs of the Internet-savvy equestrian. It also includes features which simplify its usage for people unfamiliar with computers and the Internet. HorseGalleria's colorful, well laid out format makes horse marketing a pleasureable experience; a far cry from what we have heard from our horse friends who have struggled to list horses on many of the most popular Internet Equine classified sites!
From what we have seen, the homepages of these other sites look like variations of the same tiresome theme - columns of third party advertising clutter with small featured ads and large search boxes. HorseGalleria has taken a different approach to this overused layout. Since users pay good money to gain exposure, especially on the homepage, HorseGalleria takes this to a new level. There are 8 thumbnail homepage Showcase ads which rotate into an expanded large format, without using Flash, which allows greater visibility than any other horse classified site on the Net!
The QuickSearch function is hidden until you click on it for a dropdown search. Another feature that only HorseGalleria offers is absolutely NO third party ads appear on your paid listing! There is nothing more frustrating for a person listing their horse than to see third party ads beckoning you to leave your ad with a simple "CLICK"! Before you know it, the potential buyer has left the website to pursue other diversions!
Here's a novel concept which the HorseGalleria has successfully addressed - how about tabbing and scrolling from left to right, like reading pages in a book? When you list a horse or other equine related subjects on the HorseGalleria or use its search functions, you scroll from left to right in the same page, instead of the seamingly endless vertical scrolling found on the other horse classified sites. Also, your actual ad is submitted to Google for no additional charge! Google is the most popular search engine on Earth and people using Google can get a PDF flyer of your ad with photos, ready to print on their own computer. Try finding that on any other horse classified site.
Another novel concept - how about a search function which really works and is easy to use? HorseGalleria knows the frustrations in searching for horses on other sites, only to find search results which do not match your criteria or having to struggle with too many confusing keyboard control functions to refine your search. Lift your keystroke too soon and you have lost ALL of the search criteria you just inputted on the other sites.
On HorseGalleria, the search functions have simple boxes which you click once to tag it and another click to untag it. What could be more practical than that? Register for free on the HorseGalleria and even if you don't use the site to buy and sell, you can join our Affiliate program and earn real cash for telling people to use the site. Just tell people to put your user name in the promo code box during checkout and they receive a 25% discount on their ad, we receive an ad and you receive 25% cashback on the ad amount.
It's a win-win scenario where everyone comes out ahead. People can use your User ID for every ad they publish - forever if they want! There is no limit on how many times they can use your User ID and there's no other program out there for horse classifieds that rewards everyone who refers the site with their Affiliate program and gives a discount on the listings. You don't even have to own horses to benefit from this program. Just tell all your horse friends who have horses for sale to put in your User ID in the promotional code box during checkout and you can receive cold, hard cash!!! It doesn't get much easier than that.