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« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2015, 14:28 »
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First: The Symbiostock still works, but setting up all properly and tweaking template is a LOT of pain in the a**. Especially new plugins and Wordpress version might make some problems and you have to know exactly how it will go on your hosting - there are some tricky settings which are not always available.

Second: To succeed, I hardly recommend creating also blog with stories, tutorials, extra showcase etc. NO eshop or commerce site is able to compete against content rich blog and NO SEO features will overcome this. I do websites for over 15 years and simply put - you have to get backlinks, you have to create and periodically improve text content (not just few sentences or keywords) and you have to build serious social presence. Otherwise there is no reason in building your own website. This takes a LOT of time and effort - especially if you are not well known person or do not have any background in internet marketing. It is easy to overcome agencies SEO because agencies rely 90 % on pure brute force advertising and PR.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think you meant "strongly recommend". "Hardly recommend" can be interpreted as do not recommend. Your second point matches my own experiences. I agree on point one as well but I don't think any self hosted site is plug and play. Just about every self hosted site will need a decent amount of attention.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2015, 14:44 by chromaco »


« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2015, 21:03 »
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I'm still using it.

I will buy that upgraded version in the future.

« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2015, 03:12 »
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I'm just starting out, any tips to recommend ? This is my very scratch site www.onlineshopping.my Took very long to get it working :(

« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2018, 15:33 »
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I haven't touched my Symbiostock shop in forever.  I just have it hanging off of my site, no link to it or anything.  Someone just found it, managed to create an account and download an image, lol.  $25.  http://www.seanlockephotography.com/shop/image/student-cute-hispanic-boy/


 

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