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Doug Nebeker ("Doug")
I have decided to go the entrepreneurial route. Launched a new site www.foreverinourmemories.com. It is an online obituary site. Please review the site and provide me feedback.
Anybody who wants to create a memorial can send me an email
email@example.com or on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will provide with an offer code. This offer is free for the readers here..
Images are squished, and words seem to be split across lines:
Not sure how you managed that, but it is really annoying. Also, the left hand menu is partially covered by the content and there appears to be artefacts where they shouldn't be.
Personal: religion is completely unimportant to me. The person has died. Does it really make a difference what religion they were? More important are the qualities of the deceased as a person.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Have you looked at the other sites in this space? Google "online memorial sites". What makes your approach different from the ones already out there?
It would also seem that you have to get this quite pleasant-looking to be attractive to those who would memorialize a loved one, understanably. It doesn't seem like you are there yet (but you are just starting).
Some stuff to think about.
Thanks for taking the time to check the site. I had a couple of questions though.
1) Which browser were you using
2) I understand that religion is not important. If you were creating an online memorial what other features would you want
3) Also how was the performance..
Also we are planning for a another release in another 2 weeks..
Thanks for the feedback.
Yes I know that there are a million other online obituary sites which does the same.
We had a couple of unique features which we would incorporate later. We wanted to achieve a little traction before we introduce these features. As you rightly mentioned, we are just starting. It would take some time for us to get refined. Hopefully we will be there. :)
In the US at least, the biggest player in this space appears to be http://www.legacy.com.
Legacy.com is hardwired into virtually every funeral home's bereavement process, and most major newspapers use Legacy.com as the display engine for their obituary sections.
I suppose in other countries there are different dominant players, or perhaps none, but at least in the US I see almost no reason to start something like this. You'd be lacking the deep and broad partnerships that Legacy has in place already.
You definitely need partnerships with publications and with funeral homes if you want this to go anywhere.
There's a conflict between your site's name and the pricing plans: 45 days != "Forever".
Facebook has memorial pages for free, so you might want to tackle that head on. Personally, I would find "not on Facebook" to be a selling point.
On the topic of religion, that would probably be a good market to go after to differentiate your site from the multitude of other memorial sites.
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I understand this, but that said, I find the UI of legacy.com not great. Not that my site looks any better, but we will get there.
Partnership is key and I am in the process of tying up with certain companies at this point in time.
Let me hope for the best and see how it goes.
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