Saturday, 25 August 2012

Compare Web Hosting Sites

If you’ve been searching for a web hosting sites, the chances are you’ve come across one of many “web hosting companies” sites. These web hosting sites are generally follow the same format with a highly visible “Top 10” or “Recommended” list of web hosts.




You may have visited several such web hosting sites and you’ve noticed the same Web hosting companies names are keep appearing. They must be good to be recommended on some sites you might think, but there is something you should know.

 The myth of web hosting comparison sites:


These web hosting sites are not actually giving you the full story. In reality all those links to Top10 and Recommended hosts are in actual fact affiliate links. If you click on a link and buy some hosting the comparison site owner make a commission on the sale. Fair enough you might think, again the point is that they want you to click those links because they can make money from sales and it’s not an indication that the host is any good.

Let’s use 1and1.co.uk an example: 

The company is number 1some country based hosting business and, apart from a massive advertising budget, it uses affiliate marketing to incentivize. Web hosting sites owners to send them visitors in exchange for a commission on every hosting plan sold.

If you look around some web sites hosting comparison, you’ll probably find the Top 10 recommends list and get the impression that you’d get a good deal. However, if you dig a little deeper and look at a “real” review site you’ll see a different story. Isn’t that interesting?