If you have ever wanted your own website and/or domain then black Friday will definitely be the day to do it, Hostgator is offering up to 80% off on selected products, which means you could walk away with a hosting package set at $0.99 a month for 3 years, that is one hell of a deal!
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Feel free to delete this/remove the link if you think it is too spammy, but I think this is a perfect opportunity for hubbers looking to create their own website, and might be ideal for those who want a footing on to the Ebay partner network!
wow really! That sounds really cool, even though I am still a noob with the whole website stuff for the most part.
ahh, sorry scratch that post, I though hostgator only hosted, and did not sell domains.
I personally buy my domains through godaddy. They're pretty good and it's easy to use.
And I'm with hostgator and love it.
Yeah, what I heard from most hubbers on here, godaddy is okay for domains, but not up to par on other things...
Wrylilt, are you focusing on websites more or hubs more now?
Hmmm hard to say. Timewise, probably more on hubs. I want to do 30 toy hubs, some seasonal hubs and some summer hubs over the next few months so that will keep me busy.
However I have about 7 sites (I think?) at the moment with a bit of content on them in niche topics so I'm letting them age a little right now. I'm hoping they'll help me get an ebay affiliate approval.
On advice from a top hubber I'm going to wait till after the Xmas rush to start anymore sites, depending on which hubs do best with the increased traffic.
7 sites ? Wow, I am assuming there all new. I really do enjoy writing here on hubpages, but would also like to purse website building, like many on here.
WryLilt, I have to say, you have been a big motivator for me. You always stay consistent and help people in the forums. There are a lot of other people on here too that have motivated me.
I just do not understand how you keep doing so well with amazon. I only wrote a few product hubs, but I still put amazon capsules on my informative hubs. Not sure if that will ever help. However, I think this way, adsense at the top for clicks, and maybe the readers will click on amazon by chance.
My main focus is not amazon anyway, but it would still be nice to see some sales randomly from my informative hubs
Good to hear I motivate someone!
The sites aren't all new (one is nearly a year old) but they're dabbling in different topics/keywords and styles. I really need to put some more work into them!
I'm up to $40 for this month from Amazon. And that's because I discovered that information just doesn't sell - ever at all. (With the exception of the 0.0001% of visitors who are actually in the mood to buy, not read.)
I have lots of sales hubs now, about 85. I didn't start to see consistent sales till I did more than 30 Sales hubs though. I also find the sale rate is a lot higher than Adsense click rates. For instance the average sales hub only gets 5-10 google hits a day and yet can still get good sales.
Yeah, amazon has a much different approach than adsense does. You may not get as much traffic, but the sales would compensate for a lot of clicks earned from adsense otherwise.
I may make a separate account on here for amazon. This account is becoming to much of a sandpit (if that's the word for it)
I would like to focus on 3 main amazon product related topics
1) video games
2) Hunting apparel, and supplies
3) Exercise equipment or books, something similar.
I merely do not know how to approach it though...Such as getting traffic from the people who are in a "buying stage". It does not matter if I could get traffic, they must be in some form of willing to buy.
Some good advice I've seen is to use the words "buy" "online" "best" "review" "sale" and "cheap" in the title, if you want to attract the buying crowd.
And probably best not to reveal what topics you're covering Never know what eyes are watching!
I've often seen sales hubs with the words "buy" and "online" in them. Yet I've never, ever made a search with those words in them. Do people really type in "buy kitchen widgets online"?
I mean, your already online, so why type that word in? Then your buying something, but putting the word buy in there makes no sense.
However if it works, great!
Here is some examples of searches on a gift wrap hub which is one of my lower traffic sales hubs. As you can see, some of the searches include the words online, as well as buy. I have higher traffic hubs with more instances of those words. I think the reason for adding 'online' in there is because there are many real world business sites which display products etc but require you to goto their real world shop to purchase.
lime green christmas wrapping paper :10
buy christmas wrapping paper :5
toy story christmas wrapping paper :5
black and white christmas wrapping paper :4
christmas wrapping paper pink :3
blue christmas wrapping paper :3
wide wrapping paper :3
christmas wrapping paper online :3
funny birthday wrapping paper :3
wrapping paper online :3
online wrapping paper :3
funky christmas wrapping paper :3
Go daddy is a bunch of crooks and I would not do anything with them. FYI if you are searching domains on go daddy and you see a domain is open then you want to purchase it immediately. Go daddy has a habit of purchasing domains that have been searched for and then of course they will sell it to you at an inflated price.
...which is the reason I don't mind changing domain names from say redsocks.info to redstripedsocks.info - there are always more options.
Just curious, do you have anything positive to say on any topic, ever?
buy domains can work, but the people who buy those domains dont ever seem to do anything good with them.
I host with hostgator and domain with godaddy. For the record they are not crooks, there is no law about buying a domain which appears to be popular, it sounds like a good idea to me to be honest.
If you get a hosting package with Hostgator it usually comes with a free domain name I think.
No it is not illegal to buy domains and it does make good business sense but they search through their domain name search records each night and will purchase the next day a domain that has been search for. Not all but just the domains that they think they can make a profit with. To me it is just not ethical and that is why I dont deal with them. Like I said if you are searching for a domain that you really want then dont do it on go daddy domain search unless you plan on buying it immediately. Also imo it just makes sense to buy the domain from hostgator that you want hostgator to host for you. It may cost a few bucks more but it just makes setting up and running your website that much easier.
I didn't know Godaddy did that, but I've heard of it happening elsewhere.
As you say it's not illegal but it is frustrating - you spend the day searching for domain names, then go off and do some more research - and when you go back to the site, you find the ones you liked are no longer unclaimed, but are for sale as premium names for several times the price.
I always do my searches on name.com and have never had any trouble with that happening - I seem to recall Eric Graudins recommending namecheap.com as another place where you can search without risk of getting gazumped.
Also to wrylilt a domain name is extremely important to a website and seo for your keywords. That is why some domains sell for millions of dollars. Just saying that it is ok to take my prized domain name because I will just get something a little different is not smart. If you want to be number one for certain keywords you want the exact domain name.
I'm fully aware of the importance of keywords. However plurals and synonyms can be other good options when choosing a similar domain name, especially with the increasing importance of LSI.
IMO no domain is worth more than 100 bucks these days. There are so many sites that do well without any of the key words in the domain.
Having said that I do think key words in your domain help, but they can be in any order and with any extra words.
I've always been able to find a domain that works with my key words with only 3 words, you just have to be creative.
I have informational/sales hubs which do quite well on both Adsense clicks and Amazon sales. So it is possible!
I'm affiliate of HG but not hosted on their VPS anymore.
Is there any chance of HG allowing me to sign up for new account for black Friday VPS Deal ? Confused because i'm active affiliate as well.
When I am a proper Internet grown-up I would like a website...whistful sigh and longing gaze at your clever people. I love reading these threads - always an education.
Thanks Oli, i decided to sign up for baby plan,keeping my VPS on other server.
Few things i noticed during signup- If you're going to register new domain during this promo period then chances are system will go in denial loop. It did for me saying this domain is not available and when i checked it on godady and namecheap it was available. So i used my domain from godaddy to register this plan and that made my transaction process quicker.
2 more hours left for this 80% offer so anyone who wants to sign up better get domain from other sites and then register to HG for quick processing.
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