Over the years, all sorts of website
submissions have made their way to the Travel Notes inbox; from stylish, personal
travel websites hosted on free domains to corporate productions that didn't do any justice
to the brand.
I've also seen almost every search
engine optimisation trick in the book and enough dubious domain name changes to wonder
if there shouldn't be a law against such blatant misrepresentation of the Uniform Resource
Back in 1997, most of our links pointed to 'real' travel and
tourism websites; in that people had travelled to the places they were writing about, or a
local tourist office presented the attractions for visitors to their country or city.
Travelogues still make
interesting reading although many have now taken on the form of a travel blog; which is fine, as all the entries
Most people searching for information will find a website rather than a blog, so perhaps a
blog is better served as an add-on to the website?
The Website Business
It seems that keyword-driven-hyphenated-domain-names
are getting longer; almost becoming sentences in themselves, boldly describing what the
website is about.
We've had a number of these sent in to us and I must admit that I
initially thought it was just another scam from fly-by-night promoters, trying to get
their website ranked higher in Google search results.
As there are no robots at Travel Notes, I do look at the domains and
noticed a similar trend in how these websites were laid out too.
Although most of the designs were different, the basic concept
remained the same.
It was as if one person was churning out numerous keyword-optimised,
content-driven, (hopefully) money-making machines.
The biggest common denominator was at the bottom of the page:
I originally thought Site Build It was a web-building
tool provided by a free-host looking for a greater market share, along the lines of the
former GeoCities, FortuneCity, TerraShare (now parked) or Bravenet.
It said 'Powered
by Site Build It', but the links pointed to Site Sell. What's more, SiteSell
seemed keen in getting affiliates to do the selling for them; judging by the way the small
banner slides across the screen before your very eyes.
You might want to take a look at the SiteSell affiliate program and refer a friend, or ten. Signing up
to be an affiliate costs nothing and it does give you access to the valuable Site Sell
Maybe you're not a blogger and you're wondering how the World Wide Web can help your
local business. Perhaps you've always fancied the idea of an online business but
didn't know where to start.
I'm assuming most people reading this would be interested in learning
more about travel sites
using SBI, or how to make travel
I first bookmarked Site Sell a few years back but never really got
around to asking the questions.
Although $299 a year might seem like a lot to pay out up front, ordering the $29.99/month plan does
seems a little more manageable.
At under one dollar a day, that's less than most reputable web hosting plans. And you can
pay by PayPal, if you wish. Before you part with your money though, take a look at the tools to help you succeed.
If you're serious about online success, make sure to read the SBI Action Guide. This is the
10-day plan that some people in the SBI forum wish you didn't have free access to.
The free-to-use, all-in-one Search It resource combines many
pre-programmed advanced searches to help you 'brainstorm new topics for your site; deepen
the research on your competition; get your domain naming, trademarks and other legalities
right; and research material for your content pages'.
Is SBI Right
websites that sell is not for everyone.
Not only does it cost money to get started, it takes time and effort
to keep going. But earning while you sleep is a very good feeling, and you might even come
up with a new super-packed-keyword-domain-that-rocks.
Build It - Risk Free!
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