New Look for GermanCarsForSaleBlog.com


Good morning,

As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve made some changes at GCFSB!  Most noticeably is a new theme for the site, which has a much more contemporary and visually engaging homepage.  It also scales well for different screen sizes, such as tablet viewing.  What hasn’t changed is the same great enthusiast writing in each selection made by our talented crew – you guys rock!

We have also elevated our Featured Listings in the layout.  This serves to highlight cars for sale by those who are supporting the site with a paid post.  For 2017, we offer Feature Listings for $59 per 3 months.  We only select very good to excellent examples for this service, and they are often being sold by our most faithful readers.  Thank you very much for supporting the site!  Do you have a special car that would benefit from getting an enthusiast write up, posted in front of our annual 500k viewers, 25k+ Facebook fans, and over 1,000 savvy email subscribers?  Shoot us an email to see if your car qualifies:  germancarsforsaleblog@gmail.com

Along the same lines, we have been receiving interest from specialty brokers and dealers reaching out to us for exposure as well.  We would be eager to talk further with parties about site sponsorship to replace our generic banner ads.

Please feel free to share your feedback on our recent changes by directly emailing, or leaving a comment on this post.  Thank you very much for reading as we celebrate over 8 years online and look forward in blogging the most interesting German Cars For Sale!

Sincerely,
Dan Crouch

*Please note that GermanCarsForSaleBlog.com do not represent any cars listed for sale on the site and all posts express our enthusiast opinion only.

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25 Comments

  1. So i visit everyday and love how I can look at the newest listing and know I’m up to date when I begin to see cars from yesterday.

    Whats the best way for me to know I’ve seen the latest each day? It appears they are listed by make now vs. chronologically?

  2. Got a surprise this morning when I opened up your site. I like the look but is there a way to scroll through the posts? I liked to look through the recent posts and often checked back a couple times a day to see what was added. New format makes that difficult as it appears you have to click on each specific vehicle.

  3. Thanks @paulmar! The top area on the page has the five most recent posts. The same goes for each content area, which shows you the most recent posts in that category.

  4. Hi Edward,

    The top area on the page has the five most recent posts. The same goes for each content area, which shows you the most recent posts in that category. Since we publish on average about 2-3 posts a day, that gives you the last two days of content.

  5. Also, @paulmar @Edward – if you sort by month (Jan 2017, for example) or any category it sorts in chronological order like it used to. That feature is on the right side of the site.

  6. Love checking the site daily
    Whats the best way for me to know I’ve looked at all the new daily adds now its done by brand, not chronological?

  7. Thanks for the reply! They took a minute to pop up so I asked a second time by mistake
    Thanks

  8. Is it possible to have different view options for those of use who are against change? lol

  9. @Bryan, it’s a bit of clicking, but if you follow the instructions above (sort archives by current month), then yes. Thanks!

  10. Looks great!
    Though it doesn’t seem oriented properly for my iPhone6S with the images all stretched horizontally.

  11. @Paul – thank you, and you’re right – the mobile platform has a coding issue on the main screen. We’re trying to sort it but it doesn’t appear to be an easy fix.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  12. To clarify, only images on the front page are stretched; individual postings look great!

  13. Yes, that’s been our experience too on the mobile platform. Thanks again for the feedback!

  14. For me, I don’t come here every day. Sometimes it is several days between visits.

    How I used to use the site is I start a the top and go down (car by car) till I see ones I have seen before.
    Simple… no fuss, no muss. If I want to find one I had seen before – I keep going down or use the search function.

    Now, that does not seem possible.
    The look of the main page is way too busy…
    Not a fan of the new format.

  15. @Kevin – sorry you’re not a fan of the new look, but if you see the other comments I posted, you can still browse the way you used to by sorting by month. Hope this helps!

  16. I like the look, and thanks Carter for the tip to list chronologically.

  17. Thanks for the feedback, Doug!

  18. Love your site guys. Please take this as constructive criticism.

    I’m finding myself more confused than before. Don’t understand the value of segregating the main page into the different brands. I understand that some people may like only one or two – say an audi/vw guy vs. a porsche guy – but that should be an option left to them to choose how to browse.

    The masthead is also about 5/8 of my laptop screen when the site opens. It means I can’t see any content until I scroll. This is a graphic design issue that should be worked out – maybe it works better on a phone? Old design had the benefit of showing content immediately without searching.

    Old format also had the benefit of showing a larger image of the car. Really large enough that it got me interested many times. The “thumbnail” sized images are easier to overlook and when showing larger items such as your Mercedes bus, next to other fussy images get crowded and over busy.

    Once again, intended as constructive criticism to facilitate more efficient browsing. I can only tell you what works for me, others may have completely different responses. Thanks for listening.

  19. Oh, just noticing – will there be an edit feature for posts?

  20. @Bushwick Bob;

    Thanks for taking the time to comment. Dan is better than I am on the graphic end of things, so I’ve asked him to take a look at your comments. Of course, we appreciate the constructive criticism! Stay tuned.

  21. Well, we all hate change and I do miss the previous format. Something about the new version doesn’t engage my dopamine reward centre as well! But I’ll get used to it with time. Love the site and am glad to see you enjoying some rewards for your years of hard work (I hope).

  22. Ok, so I clicked on ‘notify me of new posts by email’ and now I’m happy. Instead of receiving just the daily email, I now get all new posts right away! I think this will satisfy most peoples’ desire to just keep up with the new stuff.

  23. @Mark, thanks for the feedback and for following!

  24. Everyone,

    Dan worked on resizing some items on the home page to make it flow a bit better. Also, if you’d prefer a chronological site, he created this: https://germancarsforsaleblog.com/2017/ If you save that in your browser, you’ll get the chronological site basically as before.

    Thanks again all!

  25. I have made further modifications to the archive pages to show more of the entry so that you can skim content and click some of the links right from that page: https://germancarsforsaleblog.com/2017

    Hopefully this will help those who miss the old site. Thanks for your feedback,

    dc

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