Added February 10, 2013. (This is a supplemental post to the main Site Build It Scam post.)
The fact is that I could write supplemental articles every day with proof that so many of SiteSell’s claims are complete b.s., full of lies and deceit, but there will always be people who will still defend SiteSell regardless of the information I provide.
So if you are looking into SiteSell as a potential money-making online venture, and if you want proof in-a-nutshell that SiteSell does NOT deliver on its promises for most of its customers, you need to look no further than the information from third-party sources showing that their customer numbers are in serious decline, and there appears to be a mass exodus of customers that has occurred since January 1, 2012.
Using the site Daily Changes, I have documented the following information for each day since January 1, 2012, to the present (February 10, 2013):
- The number of new domains registered with SiteSell,
- The number of domains transferred to SiteSell’s servers,
- The number of domains transferred away from SiteSell’s servers to another company, and
- The number of domains deleted from SiteSell’s servers (i.e., people who let their sites expire).
As you scroll through that document, you can see all of the days highlighted in yellow. Those are the days on which SiteSell had a net loss of domains registered on their servers. Does that look like a winning company that delivers on their promises?
Here’s the summary:
- In 2012, SiteSell started out with 37,229 domains registered on their servers, according to Daily Changes. During the year, they lost 34% of those domains (12,557 domains).
- Yes, they did gain a few thousand domains along the way. After all, there will always be new people being suckered by Ken Evoy’s promises, and being misled by his misleading marketing pages, but the point here is that they can’t seem to KEEP those customers. Why? Because the system evidently doesn’t work, and eventually people will realize that they’ve been suckered. But even if you factor in the gains of domains for 2012, they still had an almost 10% net loss of domains for 2012.
- Of the 366 days in 2012, SiteSell had a net loss of domains on 297 of those days. That’s a loss during 81% of the year.
- During the month of December, when SiteSell has their annual “buy one get one free” sale (where you can give the free site to another person if you don’t want to keep it for yourself), SiteSell only saw a net gain of domains on four of the thirty-one days during that month. Ha! They can’t even get ahead by giving away the product!!
- Of the 41 days so far in 2013, SiteSell has had a net loss of domains on 39 of those days. That’s a net loss during 95% of the year so far.
- So far in 2013, SiteSell has seen a gross loss of 1,580 domains (in 41 days), and a net loss of 646 domains (in 41 days). That’s a net loss of almost 16 domains per day, which means that so far, 2013 is shaping up to be far worse than 2012 for SiteSell.
So if you’re considering SiteSell, let me ask you this question:
If SiteSell delivers on its promises, why do third-party sources show that they are losing customers so rapidly?
Click on the links below to read more about the claims made by Site Build It on their Site Sell marketing pages:
- WordPress vs. Site Build It (SBI!) — Their ridiculous claims that lit a fire under me to begin with. The argument started here.
- WordPress.COM vs. Site Build It (SBI!) — A fair and reasonable comparison? Not even close. I reveal in depth one of Ken Evoy’s most devious marketing schemes.
- Making sense (and cents) of Alexa ranks, and is “being in the top 1% of all websites” really as impressive as it seems? I spill some juicy details of how much I make on my Addicted 2 Decorating.
- Site Sell Random Sampling — A look at real customer Alexa ranks (and therefore, traffic and potential for income)
- The Great Negative Review Debacle of 2009 — The review, SBI!’s response, and my funniest and most telling discovery yet.