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Putting the Professional Design and Adventure Back into your SEO
even if you are a beginner or cannot design a thing

By John Alexander

Now I don't expect this to be of interest to everyone, but if you are like me and looking for something that is easy to use while still being SEO friendly and very powerful. 

If you like simplicity, but you've never been able to capture that professional polished look to a Web page, then I want to show you some screenshots of a Web site I am putting together. 

Keep in mind that while I've helped many folks with strategies for traffic, I have never been a designer.

One of my hobbies is that I like watch old movies from 1940s and 1950s in my relaxation time. Old film noir movies or mysteries or even the lower budget B pictures are wonderful to see and take you back to a much more simple era. I guess it's about as close to entering time travel as we can come, to see snippets of time recorded on film sort take you back to your childhood. I realize that not everyone will relate, but we all have hobbies and interests that we enjoy.

I have purposely removed the name of the site because I am only just starting to work on it and you really don't need to see the finished site to appreciate what I'm saying. Instead, I'll show you a couple of screen shots of this Web site that I am putting together.

Now remember, I am not a designer at all and I have removed certain identifiers from this screenshot but this should give you an idea of the simplicity of building a site and I've been very pleased and surprised with how easy it is to build Web sites (as it comes with over 200 professionally design templates.)

I want to write about some of my favorite old films and movies as well as talk about science fiction, adventure films, old serials, film noir and as you can see I have mostly just started with the low budget science fiction films I loved as a kid. (Okay, I still enjoy seeing them again.)

I have had this Xsite Pro (Version 1) program a while, but never seemed to have time to do much with it. 

But recently, when version 2 came out, I realized how far Paul Smithson and his team had come along with it's list of some 88 features (many of them brand new.) 

If you are a designer or more advanced user, it certainly allows you the flexibility to create from scratch. But for the business owner or Webmaster looking for an easy way to build Web sites, that look very polished, then here in a very nicely loaded power tool.

But I started building my sites a few days ago just putting a couple hours a day into writing content and I already have 21 pages written plus I have started a second site on another old but favorite topic of mine and have created about 18 pages in about 5 days. 


Do you need to build robots text files - it's a snap. 

Want to work with breadcrumb trails or Siloing - it's a breeze. 

I love the way you can link pages all together and move them around into sub directories at the click of a button. Restyle your navigation menu - instantly or restyle the entire look of your whole Web site.

When it come to SEO or optimization of your page, they've out done themselves. Imagine clicking a button and instantly knowing:

  • You page Word Count
  • Your Page Sentence Count
  • Average words per sentence
  • Page Paragraph count
  • Average Words per paragraph
  • Flesch Kincade scoring (for how readable your content on your page is)

Each page analysis section expands open to give you details on any page:

Includes a readability summary as well as an accessibility summary which checks for errors and alerts you to things that may need double checking. 

Here is a portion of the page analysis screen:

Helps you get a quick grasp of exactly how any page is put together as well has how well the element mix (shows you what the type of content is mixed together as well as your links and everything is broken down for the analytical types.

Next, have a look at this, and this is only half of the screenshot of the wizards that are built right into 
Xsite Pro 2.0.  The full set of extra wizards fills your whole screen. 

Read a few of the comments about Version 2 here.

I've been having a great time with this HTML editor and if you are looking at a very easy to use, flexible Web site builder then I highly recommend you look at it. 

Watch this video which gives you an idea of what capability it puts into your hands.

Version 2 now includes many brand new features too, like these:

  • Liven up your web-site with Web 2.0 features including video, using the powerful video wizard.
  • Add quality name-grab forms to your pages in seconds using the new Forms Wizard. Even enables you to create forms which will submit to you by e-mail, XMailPro, AWeber, Get Response™ or ListMail Pro™.
  • Add quality RSS content into your pages to help keep them fresh, refresh your content and bring your visitors back over and over again. Choose from hundreds of pre-supplied feeds – simple to insert – and create your own, using this powerful tool.
  • Insert advanced navigation features in your web pages using this tool – allow visitors to keep track of where they are in your site structure at any time and improve the overall navigation experience. New layout for Version 2.
  • Quickly create syndicatable RSS feeds from your page content – a great way to build traffic from your existing content.
  • Output your site automatically formatted for mobile phone / WAP browsers. With the growth of mobile web usage this is a great way of widening the appeal of your site.

In Summary:

Xsite Pro 2 is an exceptionally well thought out program and I expect many people will be surprised at how easy it is to put together even a large Web site using it. I have not even described all of the features in this review but I am having a great time discovering more and more each time I create something.

My vote is 9 out of 10 on the HTML editor. 
It does not get any better than this.

Bravo to Mr. Paul Smithson and his team for all they have engineered here.

At the time of writing this short review, Xsite Pro Version 2.0 is still on sale and you 
can save $100 on your purchase by clicking here to order

About John Alexander
John Alexander is Co-director of Training at Search Engine Workshops offering live, SEO Workshops with his partner SEO educator Robin Nobles, author of the very first comprehensive online search engine marketing courses. John is author of
an e-book called Wordtracker Magic and has taught SEO skills to people from 87 different countries world wide. John is also Director of Search Engine Academy with localized Search Engine Academy training centers where the Complete SEO Mastery Workshop and 6 Month Mentoring program is taught locally to business owners and individuals in communities across North America and Internationally in Asia

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