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Re: Promoting an pre-made site??
From Chris Mork on 16 May '01
replying to Re: Promoting an pre-made site?? posted by Robin Brown

>>HELP!
>>
>>Please note, I am seeking advice BEFORE I set up a page.. hence no url.
>>
>>I am thinking about purchasing an "e-commerce" site that allows 100
>>products to be sold.. it has secure merchant accounts and shopping
>>cart software as part of the package. Here's my problem..
>>
>>It is made of pre-made templates (no frames :-)) BUT, I only have
>>limited control over titles/meta-tags/content on 3 pages (the "home"
>>page, the "directory" page, and the "promotions" page. ALL the other
>>pages are boiler-plate, with product pictures, prices, etc., set by
>>the company. I think this may limit search engines, spiders, etc. from
>>thoroughly listing/promoting my site. Does anyone think this "package"
>>e-commerce site is worth using? What's the use of selling online if
>>I can't promote it properly!
>>
>>Here is a url of a "sample" site the company provides..
>>
>>http://sample.giftworldnet.com:80/sample/default.asp
>
>
>
>What did you decide to do? I am considering the same company
>>
>>This is one of the pages I have a limited control over (title/meta).
>>Is this worth investing $1000 US in or should I get my own domain
>>and host (MUCH more expensive!)
>>
>>Thanks,
>>
>>Chris Mork
>>Owner, CCG Sales
>>lotr@fuse.net

Followup Part II:

I haven't been back to SMC's ecommerce offer since I originally wrote
the first msg in this thread.... THEY HAVE CHANGED! For the better I
might add! Their prices dropped (monthly pymts, instead of $1000 fee)
and it *appears* that they offer a little more customization of the
pages. YAY!! I just might contact them again, to see how much I can
hand code their pages. Robin (I think thats who replied?), It looks
a little brighter than when I first wrote the first message.

Let me know if you need any help. Thanks for writing... I never
would have gone back and checked if you hadn't replied.

Chris Mork
owner, CCG Sales
lotr@fuse.net




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