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XSitePro - Is it worth it for the SEO, templates, etc...?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by shdwmyst, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. shdwmyst

    shdwmyst Junior Member

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    Does anyone recommend XSitePro or other software? Templates don't seem bad, but wonder if the $200 is worth it.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. LMFAO

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    It's already been posted somewhere here; h**p://www*blackhatworld*com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/42369-get-xsite-pro-version-2-112-a.html

    To give my opinion of it it's got a very steep learning curve as some of the thing's you'd expect to be simple are painstakingly long to accomplish. For example changing out the text in the header and the image requires like 10 clicks.

    If you are an absolute newbie to web design and are intimidated by dream weaver and are thinking about creating a series of websites that aren't too complicated (landing pages, simple sites etc.)

    Theme wise it's just like any other non-open source program with very limited available resources. So theme building is a pain in the ass.

    As far as it's SEO abilities - well they are the basics that 'newbies' forget and it's nothing too crazy.

    I used it for about 2 months and ended up going with a wordpress mu and plugins to manage the blogs.

    If you plan to do any bh/gh tricks that are code/script related you'll find yourself scratching your head the majority of your build.... if you get far enough to master it you might find it a usefull tool.

    I wouldn't pay $200 for it based on my experience - plus why when you can get it for free. I'm all for supporting companies if I find their software worthwhile (e.g. photochop/dreamweaver)
     
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    GuerillaDreamer Registered Member

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    You're on bhw and you're actually considering paying $200 for a software ?:p

    On a more serious note xsitepro is very cool. I don't know shit about programming and I've created my first one , from scratch with it. I don't know what you re trying to build but except that first one, all my sites were built on wordpress. Xsite pro is handy for affiliate marketing , but then again, so is wordpress and it's so much more than this.

    And then there's that small matter of price. I would definitely not pay that much for a software like xsitepro. As i said. It's good. But not $200 good.
     
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    Why by it when you can get it here for free!!!!!!!!
     
  5. shm03

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    First up, never buy anything till you have tried it on here, if you really like it and want regular updates then buy the software if it is useful to you...

    Secondly, its useful, SEO wise, it does have an advantage because it is a static site, but nothing a couple of wp plugins can't fix...

    Personally go for wordpress/joomla depending on which you feel most comfortable with.
     
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    XSitePro is great and i could spit out pages in minutes,compared to slow ass WP.
     
  7. shdwmyst

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    I have been seeing a lot about WP. I didn't realize it was similar. I build one page on my own and selling copies of it to advertise the business it is based around. I want something I can create sites faster so I can give them a variety of templates to choose from.

    Thx for the free link, I looked earlier but saw an older build. I will check the link out.


    Thanks for EVERYONES input on this :D
     
  8. deth_by_uv

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    Ha! You're just not using wordpress correctly - not because I am trying to insult you my friend, but because I was in that same boat myself at one time.

    I will tell you this, with the right wordpress setup you can generate many more pages, many more posts, improve your site, get better templates, find more talent if you need your wordpress modified or templates adjusted...

    I could go on forever, probably not which is why I added the "....", lol. But once you get wordpress tuned into what you want to use it for, in my opinion the possibilities are endless compared to what xsp can offer you at this point in time.

    Sure it is "easier" to get started with, but once you really see its limitations in the long run, you're going to start adding a wordpress blog to your xsp anyways....when you get to that point, you'll know what I mean.
     
  9. shdwmyst

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    I have WP on my list. I had not used it prior to this post. I am use to editing Flash templates but that is time consuming and not exactly the best for SEO friendly. Although, that was before I had a need of SEO like I do now.

    WP it is! :D
     
  10. husker999

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    Not much of a learning curve, but i find the design of the templates are quite limited.
     
  11. thedocmillionaire

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    Xsite pro is great. I built my first site using Site Build it. Then I decide to move to other hosting and stop paying the 300 USD each year.

    Believe me, Xsitepro really worth it.

    I don't know for you but I tried wordpress and build about 20 blogs white hat. They never perform like my xsitepro sites.

    The design are not so complicated but ask yourself this question: what do you really want? A website that dominate search engines or a fancy site.

    I learn from the begining that fancy sites let your visitors go away by consuming time when downloading.

    I also love the SEO part of Xsitepro. When I just started with it, it really helps me found if my web pages passed the SEO om page criteria.

    Many people don't agree that the code generated by your design software
    may have impact on your ranking. But I am sure about this.

    Getting a clean code is worth it. Believe me.

    It's not that hard to use it. It comes with the tutorial and you will learn rapidly. Take some time and learn. You will never regret it.

    When I found BHW last year, I regret to have bought maany softwares that are available free here. I never regret to have bought Xsitepro.

    Really worth it. I use it to build all my websites and I use a god header design to create my headers. I make a few combinations and my website is Ok.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  12. shdwmyst

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    Ok, I installed XSitePro, it seems to be pretty intuitive. I am going to look around for some template packs. If anyone has any to add that would be great!
     
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    personally - for ease of use - it rocks - but - and this is one major pain in the ass - I am a "purchased" owner - ok (B4 it or I came here and seen it for free) - if you do backups, of videos - then go to delete them - it WONT - you have to manually go through alll the files to find out the ones you dont want other wise it will take $EVER to upload. Aside from this i love it. It really is point and click WS building. As for seo - George Brown, over at WF told me Google likes what he calls "clean" html and that these wswigs produce a lot of cluttery html or "dirty" code which affects your seo - I dont know whether to beleive him or not - I do know I tried his wordpress seo formula nand it worked trick - indexed in 2 days, ranked 5th page one in a week out of 21 million - not oo bad for a blog it took 3 hours to set up - am doing a comparison with xxsite pro now - same seo tactics etc as the first site - will be interesting to see how it goes

    hope this helps
     
  14. darkshadow

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    i like xsitepro i import most of my stuff i use on it. i have no problems with it so far and like the others have said it here just search for it.
     
  15. learningmarketing

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    i have photoshop and dreamweaver and just couldnt get anything done properly because I just made something that looked crap

    loaded xsitepro from bhw and made my first site on my own day 1 - 9 pages

    I know for some people thats nothing - but for me I was very happy


    yes im sure it has limitations but for getting started and not forgetting something then give it a shot.

    my 2 cents
     
  16. Winston Wolf

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    For someone who has been using free editors like Kompozer, XSitePro is a HUGE time time saver. If you have the money it is definitely an excellent investment!
     
  17. EagleRose

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    I grabbed XSite from here a couple of weeks ago, even though I have had older versions for a couple of years. Never really used it, as the older version had a big learning curve, so I stuck with Dreamweaver. Not that it doesn't have a large learning curve, it has a huge one. But been using it for 10 or so years.

    At any rate, I finally opened up and Xsite for a new site. For me it was relatively intuitive, a few nuances that required a couple of redo's. But that expected with new software.

    For Sh*ts and grins, I put just part of the site together, the main parts, and uploaded it to the server. Just wanted to see how Big G saw and liked. Here is Friday, I built the site on Monday and uploaded it. Big has already indexed the site and I am showing on the first page for one of my search terms and page 3 for another search term. Not to friggin bad for a few hours work and for a site that is not even done yet.

    Right now I only have adsense on the site, for montization. No money and not much traffic yet, but that will come. Although, I have no long term results, for starters this is great.

    Couple XSite with other traffic garnering apps, and you should be good to go.

    YMMV

    EagleRose