I've created an online World Cup Forecast. It's mathematically based though with a good deal of football opinion behind it. It should revise it's predictions in the light of results as they happen.
I would really appreciate any and all constructive comments and criticisms and any suggestions as to what else could be done with it. I'm interested in your views of the overall appearance, ease of navigation and general usability.
Thanks for your comments Fourm member. I understand what you mean about the contrast for P W D L etc. They were deliberatley set light so as not to distract from the main table and in the belief that most of the visitors will know what the colums represent even without headings. I'll see if anyone else picks up on it.
My World Cup Forecast has enjoyed a phenominal interest with visitor numbers far exceeding my expectations. There has also been a surprising spill-over of visitors to my regular pages as a result.
When the World Cup is finally over, I wish to try and retain some of the SE benefit that I'm enjoying at the moment (I'm #1 in MSN and #3 in Google for the search term "World Cup Forecast") and I don't wish to lose the backlinks that I've picked up. I would really welcome any suggestions as to how I might turn this short term gain into a long term benefit.
LOL ... I know nothing about football and before the games began had no idea how sensible the predictions were. I'm feeling more optimistic now I've seen some actual results.
It's an interesting idea to modify the algorithms for other sports. They rely on collecting the feedback you get when all the players play all the players, as in the world cup, so wouldn't be suited for all sports but it's an avenue worth exploring. Thanks.