Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cycle Trader unveils redesigned web site


Cycle Trader will soon unveil a redesigned website, www.CycleTrader.com, featuring a simpler graphic layout, improved search, expanded content and enhanced dealer positioning designed to attract, engage, and retain visitors longer.

The new design, based on customer research and Web analytics, allows users to quickly find useful information. A vast amount of relevant cycle-specific content has been added to the site. Dealers now have the opportunity to more precisely target customers who are searching for their products and services, driving more qualified leads.



“The graphically rich interface is just the beginning of the redesign. Our improved search means that dealer products and services will be more prominently displayed, increasing value for their ad spend,” said Gwyn Price, Vice President for Dominion Enterprises Powersports Division. “These improvements are the basis for a comprehensive strategic roadmap. We will continue to improve our product and services with enhancements and packages that are relevant and timely to our customer base.”

“The improvements to layout and content will serve to keep the customer engaged on the site for longer periods of time,” said Price. “With more traffic to the site and with those visitors staying for longer periods of time, it is important that we are able to put the right messages in front of them at the right time. The standardization of the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) ad sizes will allow us to conform to online industry standards.”


CycleTrader.com is the world’s largest motorcycle classified site with more than 1.5 million visitors each month.

The site now features:
  • An optimized homepage design geared to quickly serve up more relevant, meaningful content to different audience segments, be it consumers, dealers, or manufacturers.
  • An intuitive user interface based on the three drivers of classified advertising – “Finding”, “Researching”, or “Selling” a bike. The layout allows customers to navigate the site to find exactly what they are looking for quickly and easily.
  • Integration of Internet standard banner sizes, allowing advertisers to deploy standard advertising packages without modification.
  • Improved search capabilities, sharpening the results to more precisely match the request.
  • Expanded search results, taking the returned value from 200 to 1,000 products, in line with industry standards used by companies such as Google.
  • Rich, relevant content including vehicle specifications, press releases, industry news, lifestyle features, information and more.
  • Information on more than 130,000 motorcycles, products and services.

CycleTrader.com is a division of Dominion Enterprises. Dominion Enterprises’ motorcycle and power sports publications include Cycle Trader and Walneck’s Classic Cycle Trader.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Frankly, I don't like the new site. There are already plenty of other sites where I can find motorcycle industry news, as well as research information about various models.

CycleTrader.com should focus on the task of presenting motorcycles for sale, with excellent details and large photos. The site seems to be getting away from those basic tasks.

Anonymous said...

The search features of this new site do not work very well. I did a search for a specific model/year and price range of a CBR and the site said it found 12 hits, but it only showed 4. When I did the search on the old site, it would find dozens using the same critera. Glad I don't have anything for sale here. Good luck!

frame sliders guy said...

i like it. it has a easy to use interface. i will be selling my bike soon and running a ad copy with the $49 plan for 8 weeks.