So let’s get to the question at hand: In order to answer that question in a way that is rational, clear, and free of emotion or hype, we first need to start with a base line. For that, I went to Consumer Fraud Reporting and found this simple definition: In this case, if they use misleading advertising, use exaggerated claims, and use outright lies (all of which SBI does in the marketing pages of their website), then is it a stretch to call SBI a scam? There is so much information to cover here, and so many of their misleading marketing pages to evaluate, so as I stated above, this review will be very lengthy, and will include many supplemental pages.Most of you won’t care about all of these details, but it needs to be “out there” so that potential customers dreaming of financial freedom with an online business with Site Sell can know exactly what they’re getting into, and what to reasonably expect from that company’s product.To claim otherwise–to say that I have different motives–will only make you look like a fool. (Which leads me to my absolute funniest and most telling discovery yet.) And an FYI, when you Google the terms “Site Build It Scam” or “Site Build It Review”, you find loads and loads of glowing reviews.As a side note, according to one Site Sell site that was set up by the company to counter The Great Negative Review Debacle of 2009, there are over 80,000 affiliates (people who sell this product for a profit), and yet there are only 40,000 customers. In other words, of the affiliates don’t even use the product! These glowing reviews were written by affiliates who stand to gain financially if you purchase the product using one of their links.Just take a look at the massive increase in pageviews that resulted JUST from my move to Word Press! As of this writing, Addicted 2 Decorating has an Alexa rank of 104,373.I average about 6,200 visitors per day, with 15,800 page views per day.
It was called Addicted 2 Decor, and had a .address. Then I would return for a while, and disappear again.I read through all of the marketing pages, with the impressive sounding numbers about Alexa ranks.And even though at the time I had no clue how to decipher those ranks, all of the stuff about Site Sell websites being in the top 1% of all websites in the world sounded seriously impressive to me.Another tool that they’re incredibly proud of, and which I never used, was the Analyze It tool. I wasn’t interested in manipulating search engines.This tool analyzes each page as you upload it, checking to see if it’s perfectly search engine optimized. I just wanted to write about stuff I love, and I wanted to do it well.I write about stuff that is interesting to me, because I figure that if it’s interesting to me, then there are others who will find it interesting as well.And I figured that if I did it well, with lots of interesting pictures, great tutorials, etc., then the quality of my site would be what draws people, would make people want to tell their friends and family, and would (hopefully) impress Google. All of these tools seemed like ways to manipulate search engines, and if you take a look at the pages of most SBI sites, you’ll see that they aren’t impressive to actual HUMANS at all.I was excited about beginning my journey to financial freedom with my new online business.As I went through the Action Guide (a several-part, step-by-step guide telling you how to build a successful online business), some of it interested me…other parts didn’t.This tool searches for key words (terms that people use to search in Google and other search engines) in your niche that have lots of people searching for them, but few websites providing that information. So I decided that wasn’t the vision I had for my site, and those pages filled with key words would always wind up in the trash can.Then the idea is that you provide the information they’re looking for by writing articles that are specifically geared towards these specific key words, and voila! I simply have never written for key words (i.e., for search engines like Google).