Looking back on 2011 i’ve decided that 3 services that you may or may not have ever heard of deserve recognition. I consider all 3 of these solid companies who’s service & offerings I am impressed by.
#3 WYSIWYG Web Builder
WYSIWYG Web Builder is the SICKEST website editor/designer you will ever use. DreamWeaver is nice but it’s nowhere near as easy and quick to use as WYSIWYG Web Builder. WYSIWYG Web Builder is the fist website builder i’ve ever seen where when you place something somewhere, everything correctly lines up in the browser without using an ounce of code. I know how to code HTML/CSS but for landing pages and things that need a lot of changes/testing done to them, I can’t imagine a quicker or more efficient way then using WYSIWYG Web Builder. They have a free trial and once you try this you will buy it. I can almost guarantee it.
SolarVPS is just what it sounds like, a hosting company. After I had some issues with StormOnDemand, I decided to consult a friend of mine about where would be best to host some SEO sites I had that were sucking up a decent amount of bandwidth. I was introduced to SolarVPS by this friend and I now personally know the owners of the company at this point and believe that they are SERIOUS about hosting. No, SolarVPS is not cloud hosting but what they are is a serious VPS provider who’s VPS’s perform better then cloud offerings (in my opinion at least).
I initially purchased a VPS for 1 set of my sites. I’ve been very happy with that VPS and it’s performance. Since then SolarVPS has given me a couple of other free VPS’s to try out their other datacenters and every datacenter has been solid as a rock. I’ve also been bringing clients over to SolarVPS for their hosting needs. They currently have datacenters in Clifton, NJ, Los Angeles, CA & Dallas, TX.
I know that pricing is everything and these guys have their act together on pricing. Check out what you get for $50/month
SolarVPS’s support has been really good. They have gone above & beyond to fix problems. Their VPS’s are FULLY MANAGED and that’s no joke. So far i’ve found these guys to be better then any other host i’ve been on and I plan to continue hosting with them. AdHustler.com is currently hosted with SolarVPS.
Prosperent (<---affiliate link) is an affiliate network that you probably have never heard of. Prosperent is essentially an affiliate network who get's datafeeds from all of the major CPS affiliate networks and organizes them in a useable way. If you've ever dealt with merchant's datafeeds you know they are hard to work with, formatted like crap and inconsistent across different merchants. Creating sites using this data is difficult when the data sucks. Prosperent cleans this data up into 1 usable database and then provides tools/APIs to access the data. They have several products including an adsense like offering for showing products related to your content and and API that can be used in a multitude of ways.
Prosperent has recently built a really nice reporting system so that you can see what products sold and where the sales came from and they are working on making that even better. You're probably asking "how do these guys make money?" The answer is that they share the revenue you generate taking a percentage for themselves and giving you a percentage. Yes you lose some of your money, but they also make the process of handling datafeeds and creating apps using those datafeeds a whole lot easier.
Have you used any of these? What are YOUR thoughts?
Disclosure: This is NOT a paid post. Everything written here is the true and uninfluenced opinion of Ad Hustler. WYSIWYG Web Builder has given me zero compensation ever. SolarVPS has given me a couple of comp VPS’s but only after I already had a VPS with them that I paid for and still do pay for. Prosperent has given me zero compensation but there is an affiliate/referral link embedded in the post.