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Tickifieds Gets a Facelift

TickifiedsThe world’s largest (and we think best) event ticket classifieds website just got a new look.  It’s been nearly two years since we last updated the look and feel of Tickifieds and we went all out his time making it cleaner, easier to navigate, faster and more search engine friendly.

One of the biggest enhancements is the addition of the search bar to the top of the page.  Roughly 60% of our visitors will perform a ticket search while visiting the site.  We’ve made it easier and more convenient by putting the search box front and center. This will help ticket buyers not only find tickets easier but also compare ticket prices and seat location for a particular event.

Perhaps what is most apparent is the cleaned up look of the site.  We’ve eliminated a lot of redundant links and extraneous code making it much easier to navigate the site.  This not only helps reduce the time it takes to load a page but also also will help the site be even more search engine friendly.  If you pay attention to the world of search engine optimization (SEO), page load times are becoming an increasingly important ranking factor.    The new design cut the page load time in half.  Previously, according to Pingdom Tools, Tickifieds was faster than only 20-25% of websites.  Now we are happy to report that the site is faster than 70-75% of all websites!

We’ve also fixed some minor bugs while updating the site.  One of the most noticeable is a fix for the sorting of columns in our custom lists (e.g. Recent Ads, Popular Ads, Search Results, etc.).  Now users have the ability to sort these list by popular fields like event date, price, views, responses, section, row, and many more.

What do you think of the new look?