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Best Tool To Create Static Sites For My PBN?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by Buzzika, May 19, 2016.

  1. Buzzika

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    Hello everyone!
    I am just building a small PBN (25 domains) and trying to keep everything random, including the platforms I use.

    I used Jekyll to generate static blogs for one of the domains, but it takes a bit too long for me as it lacks any good interface/gui software to easily publish.

    What would be a good software/web app that would allow me to quickly dish out a small static site in as little time as possible?
     
  2. Sristy

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    You can use any site building software, they all more or less generate static html pages. Even some cpanel have it default installed or check for hosts who give you sitebuilder free, hostgator used to give it sometime back.
     
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    Maybe you have a reason, but why not use templates? Pick a few free ones and just add the content. Sitebuilders actually incorporate templates, many times...
     
  4. immaletyoufinish

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    I've not actually used any before but I got a few good expired domains and about to start building a mini-PBN, so I'll be looking at using static site generators myself.

    There are a couple of options I have in mind. I noticed when I googled static site generator there was a big list of them somewhere, do I will investigate some of those.

    Can I ask what is it about jekyll that you are finding difficult / wish was better or easier? Maybe I can have a look.


    The other two options I am looking at are possibly use Yeoman if there is anything suitable (or if there's not then create something)...

    Or I can build static sites really fast using initializr or layoutit, which I've done in the past. I'm a big fan of layoutit for whipping up prototypes in a hurry but I could use it to whip up a unique looking PBN site pretty quick.
     
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  5. Buzzika

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    Markdown took some time to get a hang of it. It was a pain initially to center align images. I had to include a custom CSS to do that. It took a bit of researching to find out the right way to include this custom CSS.

    In particular, there was nothing wrong with Jekyll. The only reason deployment was slow for me was going back and forth between documentation. I used the default template, if I am to change that I would be reading more documentation.
     
  6. immaletyoufinish

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    Ahhhh yeah I never even thought about trying to center an image if you are using markdown. I'm a developer so markdown is kind of second nature but not normally used to do design stuff, it's more of a practical thing to quickly write documentation with.

    I wound up getting a really awesome bootstrap theme for my PBN site and I'm just putting in the content by hand. It's a lot of manual work but the result has been incredible. This site will likely actually receive some traffic and it needs to be of a high enough quality the original owner who will likely see it will be happy I've picked up the domain rather than pissed off.

    Tho for just a standard PBN site that I don't care about it would be way too much work.

    Another option you can try is make a wordpress site on ur local machine and then once ur done just visit each page and download the rendered html/css/javascript and you can just serve up the static html like that. I will probably try that next time.
     
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    You can use any site building software.Because static sites will not require any complex programming and database designs.
    I think you can use Hugo for faster static site building.
     
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    I prefer hexo
    There are nearly 40 themes and be helpful to 301 redirection pages for site migration.
    It supports github favoured markdown.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your recommendations. I will be checking them out tonight.
     
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    You should buy a theme from Themeforest with a Websitebuilder included. That is the fastest way to create unique looking website in plain HTML + CSS.
     
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  12. Buzzika

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    Yes that idea did pop into my head. I am using flatpack + page builder. I will review how good the final products' on-page SEO is and then make my decision
     
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    As others have mentioned jekyll works. There is also hugo. Hugo is a lot faster at generating html than jekyll.
     
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    You should definitely see this site: staticgen.com
    A static site generator directory with a lot great software you can take advantage.
     
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    Xhtml
    Css not hard at all.

    Learn the doc type for xhtml

    Easy don

    Or even easer learn wordpress.
     
  16. immaletyoufinish

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    Problem with wordpress though is it requires a database and databases are expensive to run in terms of resources which is why for something like PBN sites, creating them as static sites (pure html/css/javascript) is cheaper to host and less security risk.

    Actually using a site builder might save time. Anyone got any recommendations?
     
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    A Static site can be developed quickly. It does not require any complex designs.
    I think Hugo is fast in static site building. You can use it.
    It gives complete theme support. Host your site anywhere.
    Supports multiple content types.
    Automatic RSS creation. Integrated Google analytics support.
     
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