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Are you hosting yourself or just placing files on their current hosting ?

For mobile sites that is
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  • Profile picture of the author payment proof
    I'm using a hosting provider.
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  • Profile picture of the author dennism70
    Hosting yourself is the best since all your clients normal sites will link to your domain instead of to dudamobile and alikes
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  • Profile picture of the author ZNICK
    But what's best for the client?

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    • Profile picture of the author JohnE
      Originally Posted by ZNICK View Post

      But what's best for the client?

      Z
      Using the client's current hosting is best for the client.

      Yes, one can generate recurring income by charging a hosting fee, but paying to host the mobile version is not necessary, in most cases, and will inevitably be found out by the client, at least most of them.

      Not a good way to build clientele to whom you can sell other services down the road.
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      • Profile picture of the author dennism70
        Originally Posted by JohnE View Post

        Using the client's current hosting is best for the client.

        Yes, one can generate recurring income by charging a hosting fee, but paying to host the mobile version is not necessary, in most cases, and will inevitably be found out by the client, at least most of them.

        Not a good way to build clientele to whom you can sell other services down the road.
        YES, unless you offer additional service with it. Beside what I offer in my own thread, you can also host it for them and let them pay a smal fee and they get hosting, backups, etc. with it. Also its easier to support when you have them under your own WHM.

        As long as you're honest about everything it's okay and they stay clients for live.
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  • Profile picture of the author dennism70
    Hosting on their own site unless... look at my thread http://www.warriorforum.com/mobile-m...ml#post6567836

    That would be best since it will link back to their site to
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  • Profile picture of the author ZNICK
    That's what I thought. I guess a SMS program would get the recurring income and solidify your value rather than gouging them for hosting.

    Maybe find out where their website is presently hosted and beat the price THEN host it all yourself.

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    • Profile picture of the author dennism70
      Originally Posted by ZNICK View Post

      That's what I thought. I guess a SMS program would get the recurring income and solidify your value rather than gouging them for hosting.

      Maybe find out where their website is presently hosted and beat the price THEN host it all yourself.

      Z
      There are better ways to do it. Don't forget the mobile site will be a SECOND FOOTPRINT on the internet. Most "CLIENTS" have a domainname with their name in it, not so good for SEO purposes. So you can also offer them a KEYWORDRICH DOMAIN (longtail) and put the mobile website on there so it can get its own SERPs. Just do a little keyword research and buy a domain which is SPECIFIC, RELAVANT and LOCAL.

      This way you overdeliver and they will NEVER go somewhere else again as long as you stay on top of innovations.

      Just a suggestion
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  • Profile picture of the author dennism70
    Oh I forgot,

    You can also offer to host their normal website also on your server with a "index frame" directing to the files you will host on the keywordrich domainname. This way also their normal site will have better serp while the index frame makes sure they can still access thru the old url.
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  • Profile picture of the author pontingroy
    You can also offer to host their normal web-site also on your server with a "index frame" directing to the files you will host on the keywordrich domainname. This way also their normal site will have better serp while the index frame makes definite they can still access thru the elderly url
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  • Profile picture of the author ZNICK
    Can you explain that better? I don't get it.

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  • Profile picture of the author dennism70
    Put the mobile site on a KEYWORDRICH domain name. Thats for getting them EXTRA trafiic. If you host it on the SAME DOMAIN with SAME KIND of content you will get the SAME RESULTS regarding SERP.

    By putting it on a KEYWORDRICH DOMAIN it can rank on its own WITH the HELP of the domain which is still one of the most important in SEO. Therefor they can get EXTRA FREE TRAFFIC with something (mobile site) they already need. Putting it on their own domain is a waste of the extra possibilities.

    Now besides re-directing mobile users from their current domain to the mobile url. you can also re-direct NON mobile visitors from the mobile domain to their domain.

    Now to keep the url intact for re-directing from their current domain you can put a "index frame" file on a subdomain on their current domain so to visitors the url will become m.THEIRCURRENTDOMAIN.com instead of www.KEYWORDRICHDOMAIN.mobi after a re-direct.

    If you go on your mobile to Hijama, Cupping en Acupunctuur Amsterdam « Hijama Amsterdam (Hijama, Cupping, Acupunctuur Amsterdam) you will be re-directed to Acupunctuur Amsterdam BUT if you look closely in the left down corner you'll see that it loads from OPFI Online Presence Findability and Interactability which is the domain where their mobile site is hosted.

    Hope it makes more sence now
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  • Profile picture of the author dennism70
    Put the mobile site on a KEYWORDRICH domain name. Thats for getting them EXTRA trafiic. If you host it on the SAME DOMAIN with SAME KIND of content you will get the SAME RESULTS regarding SERP.

    By putting it on a KEYWORDRICH DOMAIN it can rank on its own WITH the HELP of the domain which is still one of the most important in SEO. Therefor they can get EXTRA FREE TRAFFIC with something (mobile site) they already need. Putting it on their own domain is a waste of the extra possibilities.

    Now besides re-directing mobile users from their current domain to the mobile url. you can also re-direct NON mobile visitors from the mobile domain to their domain.

    Now to keep the url intact for re-directing from their current domain you can put a "index frame" file on a subdomain on their current domain so to visitors the url will become m.THEIRCURRENTDOMAIN.com instead of www.KEYWORDRICHDOMAIN.mobi after a re-direct.

    If you go on your mobile to Hijama, Cupping en Acupunctuur Amsterdam « Hijama Amsterdam (Hijama, Cupping, Acupunctuur Amsterdam) you will be re-directed to Acupunctuur Amsterdam BUT if you look closely in the left down corner you'll see that it loads from OPFI Online Presence Findability and Interactability which is the domain where their mobile site is hosted.

    Hope it makes more sence now
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  • Profile picture of the author dennism70
    Sorry, it automatically change the names for urls...

    Go on your phone to hijama-amsterdam .nl it re-directs to m.hijama-amsterdam .nl while the files reside on mo1 .nl
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