I'm not going to talk about the marketing of this product, that's been done. That's why I created a new thread - that and the fact that I spent a couple of hours on it (yes, that is and will continue to be my canned excuse for starting a new thread).
Instead I'll talk about the product itself which apparently builds review sites at the click of a button.
Please be advised:
This is not *really* a sitebuilder. It's 3 or 4 "browser editable" templates.
Comparing this "thing" with a review or any kind of sitebuilder is kind of like comparing oranges to.. well, horse manure.
It has very limited flexibility -- no control of comparison tables, features, design.
You basically get a one page "site" where you can click on various pre-defined areas of the template to input text, link or an image.
It has deeply impaired SEO functionality - while you can edit your meta content, you can't put reviews on unique pages (URLs) - we're talking SEO 101 and just fails horrendously.
It appears you can only add 3 products to your "site".
There's an email subscription box on all the templates - on many of them it was impossible to edit the subscription box text. Not sure how many people are going to sign up for a wart removal newsletter if they aspired to build an mp3 player review site or whatever. But hey, maybe that's just me.
I found no way to even replace the title of the page with a graphical logo.
It has EXTREMELY limited functionality in general, and it's definitely not a scalable solution, and it's downright traffic "un-friendly".
And obviously I don't need to mention that there is no possibility of user generated content, ratings, comments or any other basic stuff that one would associate with a review site.
If you want to have ANY REAL control of the "sites" this thing creates you'd have to download the page and edit it in a different editor like Dreamweaver which kind of defeats the whole purpose of this product in the first place.
IT'S AN EDITABLE ONE PAGE TEMPLATE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. And even for that it does a poor job. I can't take the time out to list all the things it can't do - and since it fails with even the most basic things, there's no point really.
This is my short review of the advanced version of the program. Please don't get me started on the "done for you" version.
Is this a short-cut? Well, sure - if you're happy with a site that's harder to market.
This product wasn't created to help anyone - it was created because someone wanted a 1-click profit angle in their marketing (sorry I couldn't help myself after all) that they know will sell well. In order to remain true their angle, they just avoid telling you the whole truth. Whether this is due to borderline sociopathic tendencies or just a general lack of intelligence on behalf of the product creator(s) remains unknown.
And what about the training?
It's not specific to building review sites (I did not get the upsells) from what I saw, it hardly even seems related to the "software" except for the software introduction video which I found no reason to comment on except advise you to keep a bucket nearby in case of sudden and uncontrollable dry heaves when you hear the guy refer to these sites as "money-getting" sites.
Furthermore, it's general, and not in depth and it doesn't teach you the real fundamentals of the relationship between content and traffic or anything about the real aspects of succeeding with a content based affiliate website.
Probably because that is in fact harder to do, and that's not sexy at all.
Just like this product isn't.
All in all:
0 / 5
Had someone sold this for what it really is, I might have stretched it to 1-1.5 / 5 stars for the "advanced sitebuilder", but it's still a solid 0 / 5 for the "done for you" thing.
BTW, if there is sufficient interest, I'll produce more similar reviews more often - to cast your vote, join my new Facebook page in sig below. If no one joins, that's fine I'll probably just stop posting reviews altogether since it's quite time consuming. I know at least a handful of people who would be very happy with that.
Have a good day.
PS - if I made any FACTUAL mistakes about the features, I'll be happy to retract and re-word, but I think it's quite accurate - although I didn't double-check everything. May spend a few more hours on it or maybe someone will correct me.
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