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Has anyone here ever used sitebuildit?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Dev-Gank, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Dev-Gank

    Dev-Gank Regular Member

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    I myself would obviously never consider this, but a friend of mine that does not know much about designing or coding sites has asked my opinion on this product.

    http://buildit.sitesell.com/main/home.html

    Basically, it is a cookie cutter web host company that will let you template a site design, host it, SEO it, and keep track of your rankings etc.

    Has anyone used a service like this and do you think its a total rip off, or would it be a decent idea for someone who wants to have a web presence for only a few hundred a month including everything?

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. Michel

    Michel BANNED BANNED

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    My thoughts?
    Waste of money.

    Why? You have to "go with the program".
    Not good enough.
    Get help from a coder site, much much cheaper!
     
  3. Dev-Gank

    Dev-Gank Regular Member

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    Ya thats what I was trying to tell him.

    He thinks that since they do the SEO he can just sit back, but its not like they are going to get you any good rankings or anything.
     
  4. yowies

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    Actually..they are a good company... for newbies.. but expensive.
    They literally show you everything, step by step, keyword set up per page,linking structure and checking..and then whenever you update pages they then automatically ping search engines for you.
     
  5. Diablo007

    Diablo007 Newbie

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    Yep, I have an SBI (SiteBuildIt) site, although I also have various other sites that are not SBI.

    It's a bit expensive, but great for newbies. They have an excellent forum with tons of info.

    Some people have had great success with it, including myself, but if you know how to code, I'd recommend going with shared hosting like h**ostgator and then use IBP to optimize your pages.

    They allow you to upload your own HTML or CSS pages, but they also have a block builder method where you just input your text and the HTML code is added automatically.

    Each page is checked for SEO factors and they tell you exactly what you need to do for on-page SEO. They also give you some wordtracker credits and also have a keyword research tool as well as various other tools.

    While SBI is excellent, you will still have to do all the work yourself, so be prepared to work, like with any other site.
     
  6. Cookiehunter

    Cookiehunter Registered Member

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    @Dev-Gank:"do you think its a total rip off, or would it be a decent idea for someone who wants to have a web presence for only a few hundred a month including everything?"

    Diablo007 is right, it is work involved searching ya product; but the tools are good and complete. The company is wide open, not hidden, top-traffic, they're Pros, offering services for Net-Newbies.

    So you asked about if it would be for the "friend of mine that does not know much about designing or coding" ...yes. He developes the content, they care for the rest.

    No, not a rip off, and I think it's not even a few hundred a month; much cheaper.
     
  7. Diablo007

    Diablo007 Newbie

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    It's $300 per year, payable upfront. Includes hosting, support, unmetered bandwidth (I don't think they specify bandwidth, but I have never had any issues with it).

    Works out to $25 per month. No extra fees, except if you want a shopping cart or other extras.
     
  8. SuccessPass

    SuccessPass Newbie

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    What do you think of their affiliate program? Has anyone made much money using it?