Site builder comparison

This page is meant for those more technically minded of you and who want the technical details. It compares site-build-it with the leading Small Business Web Site Solutions from the major online business services providers. I chose to compare site-build-it against each company's high end "Professional Package" because the lower end products, while generally still more expensive than SBI!, have too few features to make an interesting comparison.             

But you want to build a business, not just-another-unvisited Web site. So... you end up having to upgrade to their "Professional Package". Yet you still have to buy more and more expensive third-party software. Ultimately, you pay many times over the price of SBI!. And it takes so long to learn all those different tools. High prices. High time. High complexity. No step-by-step process. No integration of information, process, and tools. Going this route make it easy to fail.

Feature

Yahoo! Web
Hosting Pro
Verisign Web
Business Expert
Microsoft bCentral Professional

Site Build It!

Costs $40/month $100/month $50/month Yearly $299 
Initial set-up fee $25 none $35 none
Domain name included
Hosting 350MB 10 pages 200MB unlimited
Data transfer 35GB unlimited 8GB unlimited
E-mail customer support
Telephone support
Point and click page building
Number of pages unlimited 10 pages unlimited unlimited
E-mail accounts 35 accounts 3 accounts 30 accounts unlimited
E-mail forwarding
E-mail 'out of office reply'
E-mail domain forwarding
Upload your own HTML pages Just released!
Page templates
Access Statistics
Click Tracking and Analysis
Catalog & Shopping cart Add-on $24.95/mo Coming Soon as SBI! Feature
Credit Card Processing Add-on $24.95/mo
E-commerce US customers only Add-on $24.95/mo
Integrated 2 Tier Affiliate Program 
Blogging
PERL/CGI, PHP or ASP support No tech in SBI!
One-time Submission to Search Engines Add-on $299/yr per 10 URLs Unlimited URLs Unlimited submissions
Auto Re-submission to Engines
Web site analysis for Engine compatibility Add-on $299/yr
Tracking of  Search Engine 'Spiders'
Search Engine Listing report
Search Engine Ranking Report Add-on $299/yr
Unique Keyword search reports for search engines
Ranking Reports for Directories Just Released!
Unique Keyword search reports for Directories Just Released!
Pay-Per-Click Mass Bidding
Keyword Research tool
Keyword Brainstorm tool
Graphic Logo Creator & Editor New!
Graphic NavBar Maker & Editor New!
Fully Customizable Look & Feel
E-mail Marketing List Builder/Distribution Add-on $299/yr
E-zine Publishing Tool Add-on $299/yr New!
Spam Check Tool Just Released!
Open Rate Stats for E-zine New!
Step-by-step Marketing Guide
Up-To-Date Best Practices Headquarters New!
Link Exchange Add-on $0.25 CPC Just Released!
Costs per Year $480 $1200 $600 $299

See those three long columns of on the left, and the one long column of on the right? That spells the difference between your failure and your success. As you see, there really is no comparison. That's why I use the product site-build-it It delivers all of the above and quite a bit more which I have found to be stuff I have not got round to using yet.


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If you have any questions about any of this then drop me a mail or give me a ring 036/3523143 and I will see if I can help you. I am not an internet expert or an internet provider rather a tiny guest house owner in the foothills of the Drakensberg. All I can give you is a wealth of information on how to go about promoting your tourism service by building a website yourself affordably. 

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