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A very impatient customer (has to be rich by no later than next week... and Monday preferably) will not wait for a site to achieve its correct ranking via the usual SEO methods.
Another SEO exponent convinces the owner that doorways will boost his traffic and hey presto, we get:
Rather than get into a probably sterile my-opinion vs your-opinion argument with the doorway guy, it would be good to have some comments on hand from independent experts.
Anyone care to offer a one liner opinion on this doorway? I personally think it is a shocker... probably the crudest bit of attempted spamming I personally have ever seen and possibly putting the original site at risk.
Am I over-reacting?
The page you listed doesn't appear to be too bad. I'd ditch the banner ads but at least is looks like part of the an actual site.
a) [goldcoast.swsites.net(...] should give you a html page, not a directory listing. that's server config (probably naming a site index.html will solve the problem for apache)
b) Use the whole width of the screen (ie. tables, with percent values rather than frames).
c) drop the advertising. It looks bad, and irritating (esp. the rotating banners).
d) The idea of the <br> tag is to get a line break at the end of a paragraph, not at the end of the line. Leave the actual formatting up to the browser.
e) move those font size/face info to a stylesheet
I use quite a few free hosts to run pages from. The only reason that I'm a bit sceptical in using free hosts now is because some have closed down, and then you lose your rankings with silly 404 pages.
Anyway, thanks for the comments on the page, as I have been subjected to comments in my home town by this "austr" gentleman for a while. Maybe one day he'll realise that he's not always right.
Have a great easter.