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Satellite websites can help increase web traffic to your main website and this can lead to increased sales and revenues.They are sites that you build to “surround” your main sites. You may then funnel traffic and back links back to your main site. These sites are easy to build, and are affordable. Once you set them up, all you have to do is to continue to add content to them on a regular basis. Of course, you should build up their authority status over time.

For the benefit of those who have not heard about satellite sites, let me go into more details.

What are satellite websites?

Satellite sites are not new. They have been used by Internet Marketers to increase traffic using SEO. Here is how it works.

You have a main website that is generating sales for you. If you have been performing SEO diligently, your main site should be receiving a steady stream of free traffic. Your site should be ranking for numerous keywords, and a handful of these keywords bring in 90% of the traffic.

Unfortunately, these keywords do not occupy the first three positions in the search engines. They are, perhaps, at the bottom of the first page…or they may even occupy positions on the second/third page of the search results.

This is happening because of various reasons – on-site SEO not done, off-site SEO not focused, keywords not chosen correctly, keywords not in URL, etc.

This situation, of course, is not ideal because we all know that the top 3 spots receive the bulk of the traffic from targeted searches.

So what do we do?

We setup satellite sites for these handful of keywords. These are sites with their own domain and the primary goal is to get them to rank top in the search engines.

When you have satellite sites, SEO can be a lot more focused.

That is,

  • You can choose a keyword rich domain name.
  • You can perform on-site SEO.
  • You can build back links to these sites to improve rankings.

You can do all the above WITHOUT affecting the current rankings of your main site.

What then, are the key benefits of having satellite websites?

The benefits of satellite sites.

  1. You have a better chance of getting higher rankings in the search engines since SEO is more focused.
  2. You can funnel traffic back to your main website.
  3. You can add links back to your main site to increase the current rankings of your keywords.
  4. If you have multiple sites, you don’t have to worry about algorithm update s. One site tanking doesn’t mean you lose all your traffic.
  5. Of course, increased traffic will lead to increased sales, and that is what you are trying to achieve here.

Are there any downsides to having satellite sites?

The only downside is that it involves some time and money on your part to get the sites up and running.

So the question is, are satellite sites worth your time and investment?

Let’s do some quick math here.

Here is the cost of setting up a satellite website.

1) Domain name – $10

2) 5 original articles – 5 x $10 = $50

3) One custom template – $50

3) Hosting – $5 a month ($60 a year)

That’s hard cost of $170 to setup 1 satellite site.

If you have picked your keywords wisely, your satellite site should receive traffic from the third month onwards.

After that, it’s a constant stream of steady traffic that you can funnel back to your main site.

Let’s assume a conservative estimate of just 50 unique visitors a day for one satellite site (one keyword).

That’s very achievable.

In a month, that’s 1500 unique visitors.

If you are to pay for that traffic and you are paying just 5 cents per visitor, that will cost you $75 per month.

But since you are getting organic search traffic, you get all 1500 web visitors for FREE.

Now tell me, is it worth your time and effort to setup satellite sites?

You bet it is.

And of course, in order to get the results you are looking for, you must perform on-site and off-site SEO on these sites.

Once on-site SEO is done, you don’t have to worry about it any more.

For off-site SEO, you will have to build links to improve rankings for these sites regularly.

Say you put in $50 per month just for link building.

Inclusive of hosting, you are spending a total of $55 per month on the satellite site. And you are receiving $75 worth of free traffic every month.

Again, let me remind you that I’m using very conservative numbers in this example, and we are still coming up in the green.

Imagine getting traffic from the United States or Europe, where clicks can easily cost $0.20 or more.

That means you are getting $300 worth of clicks just by maintaining a satellite site with $55 a month!

What if you choose a keyword phrase that is more popular and your satellite site receives 100 uniques a day? (Still very achievable.)

You would be getting $600 worth of clicks.

For sure, IT’S WORTH THE TIME, MONEY AND EFFORT.

As you probably already know, I do provide hosting services for my clients.

To help you get started, I have worked out a very special deal for you.

I call it…

EASY SATELLITE SITES

…because that is what it is.

Me and my team will do 99% of the work for you at a very reasonable price.

We will,

  1. Register a keyword rich domain name for you.
  2. Write 5 original articles.
  3. Design a custom template for you.
  4. Install all basic plugins (include on-site SEO).
  5. Optimize the website for fast loading.
  6. Provide you with full Cpanel Hosting.

AND, to help you get started with off-site SEO, this deal includes our Web Directory Submissions Service (worth $79) for FREE (available only for first 3 0 sign-ups.)

In other words, you have your satellite site up and running with on-site AND off-site being taken care of right from the very beginning.

So what is the cost of this deal?

We have already calculated that to setup a satellite site, you should be prepared to pay a hard cost of $170.

But this cost doesn’t include on-site and off-site SEO. If you are to include SEO costs, you’ll most likely end up paying A LOT more than $170. (You know how expensive SEO can be.)

To make this a truly irresistible deal, I’ve decided to offer you the Easy Satellite Sites deal at a price of just $140 (includes cost of 1 domain name and one year Cpanel hosting).

Yes, this price includes the web directory service that we provide – we submit your brand new satellite website to 900+ web directories (worth $79).

Why is it that we’re able to offer this deal at such a low pricing?

For a few simple reasons.

1) We already offer hosting.

2) We are SEO Specialists, which put us in a very comfortable position to perform SEO on the site.

3) We hope that clients will continue to utilize our SEO services to boost the rankings of their satellite sites.

If you are interested, we will need to confirm with you two things – keyword phrase and domain name. So I’m not going to just put up a Paypal button and ask you to pay.

What I’ve done, is to setup a web form at the bottom of this post, so that you can get in touch with me.

We’ll discuss over email the preferred keywords and domain names and once we’ve done that, I’ll send you more info on how to proceed with payment.

Sounds good?

So tell me, what keyword phrases do you have in mind?

(Note: The free web directory submissions is only available for the first 3 0 CONFIRMED sign-ups. So please hurry! The normal deal for satellite sites DOES NOT include free web directory submissions.)

Update: Free web directory submissions have all been taken up.

Contact Form For Satellite Websites

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