Which is the best place?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Hosting' started by manowar, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. manowar

    manowar New Member

    I mean the best place, where you can create free pages and connect with people. Facebook is bull, couldn't even write a damn thing, the worst network ever. Myspace doesn't even load properly.

    So which is the best? Blogging is good, but the posts keep going down, so if you want certain post to always stay on top, is that possible? Otherwise, it will be a problem for people to navigate.
     
  2. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Quoting: manowar Blogging is good, but the posts keep going down, so if you want certain post to always stay on top, is that possible? Otherwise, it will be a problem for people to navigate.
    Can you clarify?
     
  3. suresh

    suresh New Member

    Quoting: manowar
    I mean the best place, where you can create free pages and connect with people. Facebook is bull, couldn't even write a damn thing, the worst network ever. Myspace doesn't even load properly.


    I have to say blogging is the best free option as far as your business is concerned, simply because it gives a whole new personal touch to your business. It's even better than a website, I must say. Think about it. We normally spend a lot of time going through blogs owing to informative posts, but do we ever spend a few seconds at websites? If not, why not? It's because every website screams: I AM TRYING TO SELL YOU SOMETHING!

    Sorry for all caps, but you get my point, don't you? A salesperson is the most hated entity, no one wants to entertain him, the same thing applies to our online business. If we try to be too professional, far from helping us, it might harm us. A little personal touch will gain people's trust, thus turning them into customers.

    This is why I've found blogging to be useful, even though I do own an information products store. Bottom line, better stick with blogging, it will definitely help in the long run, more so than a professionally prepared business website.

    Suresh
     
  4. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Suresh,

    I can't speak for blogging since I've never "officially" done it. My sites have blogs, but they are generated automatically from my added content to the main site.

    However, I just wanted to say that you can have a "professional" web site without being to over the top and still sound personal. Of course, I am biased, but I think that my sites attempt to do just that.

    The idea is not so much to sell, but to presell. Granted, my sites are based on affiliate marketing, so I pretty much leave the "sell" to the actual sales site. [​IMG] Does that make sense? But I try to use my own personal voice, more so on the chocolate site than the auto insurance site - although I attempt to include it there, too.

    Like you, I think that the personal touch keeps your visitors coming back for more.

    Just my thoughts on the subject...

    manowar,

    Didn't mean to hijack your thread, but just wanted to clarify a bit. I don't really know of a good recommendation for what you describe. Sorry to say, I've never actually attempted to use Facebook or MySpace. Maybe someone else will come to your rescue, but I have found, so far, that you pretty much get what you pay for to some extent.
     
  5. suresh

    suresh New Member

    Hi HappyWife, sorry for the belated response.

    Quoting: happywife
    The idea is not so much to sell, but to presell.

    You're most certainly using SBI, am I right?[​IMG] I love them too. But for their hidden charges, I would've used their services.

    Anyway, back to the subject. You're right about preselling, because most people look for info., and therefore our sites must provide info. rather than the product itself; that has to be taken care of by the merchant site, at any rate. Put simply, info. sites work better than sales sites, because we sorta prepare the visitor to become a customer.

    But the downside is that one has to build mountains of content (not to mention lots of back links), before one can get any visitors.
     
  6. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    Quoting: sureshBut the downside is that one has to build mountains of content (not to mention lots of back links), before one can get any visitors.

    Yes, for search engines today, backlinks are very important
     
  7. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Quoting: sureshBut for their hidden charges, I would've used their services.

    Just out of curiosity, what "hidden charges" are you referring to? I have used SBI for over a year and haven't come across any hidden charges. I've only ever paid the $299 for the services that were described, but got more than I even expected in return.

    Are you referring to their new developments that they come out with? They have added a few new features since I've been on board. Most of them were free.

    The last one added was Content 2.0 which is really phenomenal. It lets visitors add content to your site with your approval using invitation forms, etc. Anyway, they give you the first 25 submissions for free to let you see if it is something you will like and that will be a benefit to your business. After that, you can sign up for the full unlimited amount for $99 for the year. I'm still using up my first 25, but I do intend to eventually add on the full version.

    I guess I don't consider that a "hidden" fee. It wasn't even developed when I joined last year. They are constantly on the look out for ways to improve, keep up with, or lead the way in the latest advances and info. I certainly wouldn't expect them to do that for free. Would you? [​IMG]

    Anyway, perhaps you are referring to something else. Admittedly, I am still pretty new at this whole world of online business, so maybe you encountered something I haven't advanced far enough to come across. It just sounded like a strange statement to make since I wasn't aware of any. [​IMG]
     

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