What do you expect from a website?

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  1. ruppell

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    Please help on this one guys.
    When you as a hunter get to the website of a hunting outfitter, especially an African one (of course!)... What do you expect from the website? What would you like to know and see? I will appreciate any contributions.
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    The link that you provided as was discussed on another thread does not work well, But I also found this one, Farm Ruppel

    is this also Your site?
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    I would like to see a pricelist, any fees associated with hunting with your company. Pictures of lodging and terrain in the area. The professional team of PH's and trackers and cooks. Some of the representative animals taken by former clients. References of former and current clients.
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    Thanks guys, already help a lot.

    Bushbuck >>> Yes, that is also our site. It is a bit out-dated and someone else is currently working on it as well.
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    If that is your site, then I would just do everything that enysse said and since Craig Boddington is a reference on your place, I would put that endorsement front page!
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    Simple, simple and simple. Easy to use. Easy to access. Price list easy to find and current. Pictures of lodge for the wife. Pictures of terrain for me. Packing list and rifle clearance forms for first timers. Just keep it simple and easy to use. Too many outfitters over think it and end up with a neat looking, but very confusing website.
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    I have to really agree with Bushbuck and enysse here, make the site user freindly, i.e. easy to go photo gallery to pricelist etc. Bushbuck hit the nail on the head, if Craig Boddington has been a client of yours, you would be nuts for that picture not to be on your front page, he is probably the most respected of the modern day African hunters. My 2 cents, Scott.
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    Website progress.

    I've finished, say a third of my website. Still need to do a lot of work.

    Home part finished. Hunting part some work done, rules and regulations, essential information, huntable species finished. Working on packing list. Rest nothing done. So, a lot of 404 errors will occur.

    Hope this one works!

    Ideas/criticism welcome.
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    Agree with everyone above - price list, lots of pictures of accommodations AND the terrain, pictures of blinds (hides) for bowhunters if applicable, references and trophy pics of past/current clients.

    Packing list and hunting equipment recommendations are also another good idea. I also found it very beneficial for a description of a "typical" day while in camp.

    nd
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    Information on web pages

    We need help please.
    Coul you tell me what do you concider the best African Outfitter web page?
    What is the most important information on the web page
    What keeps you on a web page

    What is a NO NO!!

    We like as much information as possible.

    It is for a college project.

    Kind regards

    Margie
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    Margie, I like that you contribute: so here is my advise. You have to change your webpage, have a single page for animal trophy fees, maybe make some package hunts with discounts. I don't know how much work it is...I'm guessing a lot, but a video of your property with animals can help. I know you have had German hunters film their hunts. Anything helps!

    Jerome's link above is a really good outfitter webpage.
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    Hi Margie one thing that is a BIG NO NO with me is to state that you charge higher prices for inches. there was an outfitter here that stated that they hunted a property that hasn't been hunted in years and they have Kudu over 60" therefore they charge more for the larger Kudu sounds to me that they have more kudu then the grass can handle or they just returned from auction and pay a lot for a big Kudu and want there money back.

    A big plus is outfitters that have prices listed for the animals that THEY have not animals on other farms I'm booking a hunt with them not with other farms if we hunt other farm thats fine but one set price. Just my 2 cents Bob
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    Price list. I get tired of going to sites that have no price list. I don't want to " call " to find out.

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