Mini Site Development Services: Creating Small Websites Based on Big Ideas

By on March 25, 2009

Mini Site Development

Mini site development has the potential to increase revenue and pay-per-click (PPC) conversions on domain names with traffic, especially those with natural type-in visitors.

Mini sites also allow you freedoms and features that current parking companies simply can’t and won’t provide you. If you have a domain with strong keywords there is also the possibility of ranking high in Google and increasing traffic significantly in due time.

Ron Jackson at DNJournal has recently published the DNJournal March Cover Story featuring an introduction to the rise of mini site development lately and list of other mini site development companies.

Each company is unique and has different features, models and methods to their developing madness.

Some are automated like WhyPark or Parking Revolution which places more interaction and content control with the user, others are on the pricey side but provide a hands on experience with true custom content, graphic and promotional work.

DN Media has announced today the launch of MiniSites.com. The new company provides mini site development services to domainers, which is as mentioned above, a hot trend in recent years for those seeking an alternative to falling revenue from traditional PPC parking companies.

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MiniSites.com has three different mini site development packages to choose from which include features and services such as the following…

  • Dedicated Project Manager
  • Unique Content Creation
  • Custom Text Logo Design
  • Attractive Graphic Header Design
  • Flexible Monetization Options
  • Targeted Keyword Research
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Easily Add Your Own Content Post-Launch
  • Free Hosting for as Long as You Own the Domain

Looks like a great all around package for having someone develop a quick mini site for your domain name.  The base price is set at $120, but they do have discounts for bulk orders.

Surprisingly, the service price nearly triples from $120 to $350 when you want to add on advanced link building and advanced monetization packages.

No details are to be found on the company site regarding hosting or a user control panel. But, I think they are on the right track and I am sure more information will show up soon on MiniSites.com as they push through the new launch.

Would love to hear your comments about mini site development or MiniSites.com, please leave one below!

About Mark Fulton

Mark is the Founder of DotSauce Magazine and a full time web developer, domain investor, SEO and online marketing professional residing in North Carolina, USA.

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  • http://www.miniblogs.co.uk/ miniBlogs

    Interesting article. I for one think developing sites on otherwise low earning, even dormant, domains is a great idea.

    Would be interested to hear how one might cost-effectively monetise a whole portfolio of domains as well. I think it can be done :)

    Cheers

  • http://www.miniblogs.co.uk miniBlogs

    Interesting article. I for one think developing sites on otherwise low earning, even dormant, domains is a great idea.

    Would be interested to hear how one might cost-effectively monetise a whole portfolio of domains as well. I think it can be done :)

    Cheers

  • Alienz

    Uhm,how to use a miniset?i don’t understand,can u tell me?i’m a newbie in webdesign
    Oh ya,this is my blog
    http://midwifes-journal.blogspot.com
    visit me back

  • Alienz

    Uhm,how to use a miniset?i don’t understand,can u tell me?i’m a newbie in webdesign
    Oh ya,this is my blog
    http://midwifes-journal.blogspot.com
    visit me back

  • http://www.domainsuperstar.com/ Domain Superstar

    It definitely seems that more and more domainers and even small business owners are seeing the need for mini site services.

    We have recently released our custom website development services and also the first couple tutorial videos in our website development video tutorial series.

    It is interesting to see which people are interested in the “do it yourself” approach and want to learn from the tutorial videos and which people opt for the more scalable “pay someone to do it for me” approach by using a mini site development company.

  • http://www.domainsuperstar.com Domain Superstar

    It definitely seems that more and more domainers and even small business owners are seeing the need for mini site services.

    We have recently released our custom website development services and also the first couple tutorial videos in our website development video tutorial series.

    It is interesting to see which people are interested in the “do it yourself” approach and want to learn from the tutorial videos and which people opt for the more scalable “pay someone to do it for me” approach by using a mini site development company.

  • http://www.a-1paintballstore.com/c-382-paintball-guns.aspx Simon Leach

    I was wondering if someone could comment on the use of mini-sites as a way of building authority for a parent domain and driving the parent SERPS. i am thinking of using this strategy.

    Does anyone think it makes sense?

  • http://www.a-1paintballstore.com/c-382-paintball-guns.aspx Simon Leach

    I was wondering if someone could comment on the use of mini-sites as a way of building authority for a parent domain and driving the parent SERPS. i am thinking of using this strategy.

    Does anyone think it makes sense?

  • http://www.miniblogs.co.uk/ miniBlogs

    Hope you don’t mind me answering Simon. I did precisely that where I had a network of mini blogs (as I call them) within the finance niche. I had about 60 that covered approximately 6 different finance topics such as loans, credit cards, insurance, etc.

    Each of these mini blogs had one-way links pointing to the main money/parent site. Since finance is very competitive, I used my network to point anchor text/deeplinks to longtail keyword pages if that makes sense.

    The result was two-fold, I was able to increase my serps (or stay on page 1) for the main site and I was able to monetise my network as well. I recently sold the network but that was my strategy.

    Less competitive niches I think would result in even better results.

    Good luck!

  • http://www.miniblogs.co.uk miniBlogs

    Hope you don’t mind me answering Simon. I did precisely that where I had a network of mini blogs (as I call them) within the finance niche. I had about 60 that covered approximately 6 different finance topics such as loans, credit cards, insurance, etc.

    Each of these mini blogs had one-way links pointing to the main money/parent site. Since finance is very competitive, I used my network to point anchor text/deeplinks to longtail keyword pages if that makes sense.

    The result was two-fold, I was able to increase my serps (or stay on page 1) for the main site and I was able to monetise my network as well. I recently sold the network but that was my strategy.

    Less competitive niches I think would result in even better results.

    Good luck!

  • http://www.superiorpromos.com/ Promotional Products

    I like this idea, somewhat twitter like. I checked out the site and they seem to have a good idea on their fingertips, thanks for this info.

  • http://www.superiorpromos.com Promotional Products

    I like this idea, somewhat twitter like. I checked out the site and they seem to have a good idea on their fingertips, thanks for this info.

  • Ed Kilby

    Simon, I’ve thought about doing exactly this since I own a number of domains in the same general category. I have most of them parked on Whypark.com, so that means they would all be coming from the same IP address. From my understanding, in this particular situation, they don’t add authority to the parent domain. I’m trying to come up with another variation of this approach that might get around this. I was trying to avoid an annual cost for each site of $50-plus by using WhyPark which is only $99 per 100 sites.

  • Ed Kilby

    Simon, I’ve thought about doing exactly this since I own a number of domains in the same general category. I have most of them parked on Whypark.com, so that means they would all be coming from the same IP address. From my understanding, in this particular situation, they don’t add authority to the parent domain. I’m trying to come up with another variation of this approach that might get around this. I was trying to avoid an annual cost for each site of $50-plus by using WhyPark which is only $99 per 100 sites.

  • http://blueprintds.com/ web design studio

    Hmmm.. not sure about what I think on this. I sometimes wonder if a company has more than one web presence if that can be considered spam.

  • http://blueprintds.com web design studio

    Hmmm.. not sure about what I think on this. I sometimes wonder if a company has more than one web presence if that can be considered spam.

  • michelle

    yes if we create a small business website but with the help of all the factors of On page optimization, unique content, proper keywords research then its really helpful for all individual to get good results on there Business website.

  • michelle

    yes if we create a small business website but with the help of all the factors of On page optimization, unique content, proper keywords research then its really helpful for all individual to get good results on there Business website.

  • Laughton

    This intrigues me I'm off to learn more. Also great blog I think I can learn a lot here.

  • http://www.progiftstore.com/ Barbrine

    These are great tips and I agree. Small businesses need to find their niche in order to stand out. And also listening to the customer is important in order to improve.

  • http://www.progiftstore.com/ Barbrine

    These are great tips and I agree. Small businesses need to find their niche in order to stand out. And also listening to the customer is important in order to improve.

  • PPC Service

    Thats right getting traffic is very important and it is supplemented by a good web development.

  • http://www.submitcube.com/ Seo Specialist India

     Hi, miniBlogs.  You are right. Thanks.

  • web design egypt

    I like this idea, somewhat twitter like. I checked out the site and they
    seem to have a good idea on their fingertips, thanks for this info.

  • Ryan Reynold

    The blog was absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information