09 Jul 06
12 Nov 08 1:51 am
That looks pretty nasty. I guess the idea is that you buy a ready-made affiliate site and then all you have to do is promote it, but those sites look like they're just glorified web templates with affiliate links shoved in. If you want to do well in the search engines you need a lot more content than that, and it needs to be targeted to your (properly researched) keywords.
I think you'd have a lot of trouble getting any traffic to those sites as they stand, without fleshing them out a whole lot. And it's the fleshing that really takes the time. And while you're fleshing, you're going to be butting up against someone else's template and you're not going to have a clue how it works because you didn't build it! That sort of thing drives me nuts because it takes just as long to figure it out as it takes to build it from scratch.
Lastly (trying not to write another novel here), those sites probably aren't actually "established businesses" because they won't have any Pagerank, no backlinks, no traffic, no earnings... nothing. In web terms that's not established at all.
Tell your bro to come over to the good side and join us here :)