Category: Reviews

November 29, 2008 / Reviews

I’ve been a bit quiet on the directory front lately so its good to get in and review one. Fruity Directory embraces it’s offbeat theme by focussing on the health industry and sticking to it’s niche. It has a bright and cheerful skin which I thought would annoy me no end (I’m no fan of white text on a dark background) but somehow it gets away with it. It’s only on pages like Honey is Healthy that it fails because the Island Ad is too big and it’s hard to read around. While ads are necessary and the blending is lovely – it’s actually offputting for real visitors I’d recommend borders and a smaller size.

The categories are clear and broad and have plenty of sub categories. Take health and fitness as an example. It’s broken down into a further 18 categories.

November 8, 2008 / Reviews

In the very distant past I was lucky enough to spend a bit of time in Northern Portugal – a ghost town with fabulous homes lying empty after the drug barons were closed down. My memories are of amazing night clubs and even better mountain biking.

What I didn’t get to do was horse riding – although the horse on the home page of Portugal Web looks like he’d be more than I could handle. Portugal Web is an online shop for equestrian goodies, wine and gourmet olive oil and pine nuts. It seems an unusual combination but all suitably rural.

October 14, 2008 / Reviews

This is a fun review, in order to know what I’m talking about I have get to hang out and play games. Now, I’ve visited a few arcades but haven’t really spent a huge amount of time getting to grips with the issues that arcade owners have to tackle so this is very much a user’s review 🙂

Last Stop Games (cute domain name) is a free flash games site with a wide range of arcade games. Some have different names Collapse is called Crash Down for instance.

October 3, 2008 / Reviews

When you are just getting started in the web business – or taking a big step up in requirements – you have to pick the right hosting for your site. I know I’ve trawled through plenty of sites trying to gauge recommendations and to find the right company. In the end I’ve tended to rely on personal recommendations but we don’t always have those available from reliable peers or mentors.

Best Web Hosting was started up late last year to help people navigate through this tricky business – and they’re doing a good job. Granted, the companies they promote have affiliate programs but do you really want your site on a company that isn’t big enough to provide that kind of sales incentive? I actually see that as a GOOD thing.

September 25, 2008 / Reviews

TV screen protection is a new idea for me – I’ve got a flat screen on my desk but our TVs are all the old style. I was sheltering from the rain during the Olympics and chose a big electrical store as my haven – I was struck by the difference in the screens depending on the type of TV you bought.

So, having gone through all the pain of picking the right system I guess it figures that if you are going to add something to it you’d want to pick well. That’s where Mike’s new site comes in.

August 20, 2008 / Reviews

MoshiMonsters hardly need the publicity since they appear to have a PR company getting them phenomenal publicity. My family discovered these little critters after they got a plug on the News as the Facebook for kids! My boy was signed up within minutes!

We’d been through Club Penguin and I was under significant pressure to start paying monthly fees so I was very glad to find an alternative site to take the heat off!

August 19, 2008 / Reviews

There’s a huge amount of money to be made from exploiting the affiliate programs of the big gambling sites. A signup alone can net a double digit fee!

Gambling Live is text book example of how to take advantage of this – elegantly.

The site has a clean layout which lets the buttons for the sites they promote do all the talking and it’s laid out neatly. The navigation takes you to the different sections and I’d never realised that you could play Bingo online. Obvious really, but honestly – Bingo?!