Product Name: Niche Jet
Product Owner: Jonathan Leger
Advertised Price: $127
What is It?
Niche Jet will build you a niche website complete with 100 SEO optimized articles. In theory, you can make money from this website.
After two months of having them build my website, I have no rankings, a low-quality website with substandard writing. This is not the worst product I've reviewed, but they do not deliver on everything they promise.
Before You Buy:
Niche Jet has a nice looking website, but it's very sparse. There is very little information about what exactly you are buying, and what the benefits are of having a niche website. I find it hard to believe that a newbie going to this website could actually figure out what they are selling.
As you are signing up, there is a process where you get to select your main keywords. Again, for someone that does not know anything about keyword research, search engine marketing, or niche marketing, this is going to be a confusing thing to do.
I decided to build a site about camping. What if I chose “free RV parking” for one of my main keywords? Free sounds great right? But did you know that it's extremely hard to sell stuff to people that are searching for “free” terms?
Camping World [US State] was another keyword I think would cause someone difficulty, and portable camping toilet is another bad one. Did you think you wanted to build a website about toilets? Me neither.
Point in case, keyword selection will be close to impossible for someone new to internet marketing.
There was also no info on what type of domain they would choose for me. You have a choice of having them register a domain for you, or picking your own. The advantages and disadvantages of brands vs keyword rich domain names are not explained at all.
I ended up buying my own because I really wanted to make this site work I chose http://smartcampingbaby.com. I have a feeling they would have chosen babycampinggear.org for me because “baby camping gear” was my main keyword and the .com was already taken.
The whole setup process was pretty painless, but I find it hard to believe that a newbie would know exactly what he or she had just bought at this point. For an experience marketer, you would have no problem setting this up, but I think the results will disappoint, so keep reading.
What I Liked:
Let's start from the beginning.
In the first week or so, I received an email each time something was done on my site.
It was great being kept in the loop, and I felt like I was getting my money's worth. Honestly, the setup process of a new website can be a pain. It's not difficult, but it takes more than a few hours. I was stoked to have someone doing it for me. This was easy!
The final product was not bad. It wasn't great, but for a cheap website, it was passable.
The content that was written in the 100 articles was surprisingly good for the price. Grammar was good, and the content was always over 400 words, sometimes even up to 1,000 words. I do no know how they were able to purchase 100 articles that long for less than what I paid for the whole website, but I suspect that they content was “spun” (see below).
What I Didn't Like:
I started out with high hopes, and thought that Niche Jet could really be something that I could use to build small, profitable niche websites. But as time went on, I became more and more unhappy with my purchase for these reasons:
The fact that they are still building backlinks shows that they are behind the times. These are links that point to your site, and any kind of unnatural patterns, ie building “fake” links to make your site look popular could spell trouble for you.
I just fired up my tracking software an hour ago to see where the links are coming from, but after two months, they have just 42 backlinks. I don't know if this is good or bad, but it's certainly not the comprehensive campaign that was promised. Below is an image taken from a website that should show the backlinks created for my site, but sites like Ahrefs (shown below) are notoriously inaccurate. I will update the page when I get the accurate data from my tracking analytics.
The biggest thing I was looking for, and also the biggest disappointment was the rank of the site. After reading another review of Niche Jet, and reading their testimonials, I really thought that they were going to be able to rank my site for the term “baby camping gear”. Even if they could rank me temporarily, I could at least report that they did what they said in that respect.
Two months later, I am ranked on page 9, position 85 for my main keyword.
Plus, they have not sent me any kind of rank reports as promised. In fact, they pretty much stopped all communication with me after the initial site setup.
Though above I mentioned that the content was not bad, and better than expected, I do not think the 100 articles included in the package are even worth your time. The fact is, stuff like this is worthless. It has no value to “rank”, and it certainly doesn't provide any value for the visitor.
After 48 posts so far, I am ranked for nothing, and have zero traffic coming to the site.
And what do you think about this section of an article posted to my site? If you were going camping, is this the type of site you would return to, or buy something from?
The Final Blow
I don't want this to be a rant, so I'll just include one more thing that I really didn't like about my Niche Jet Website. After about 4 weeks I realized that they had been working on my Niche Jet site for a while and I hadn't received any updates, I sent this email.
And then I got this reply:
To which I said this.
And they said this
So my questions are as follows:
1. Why did the first guy give me such a short reply? Am I wrong in feeling like he really didn't care to explain anything to me and was just brushing me off?
2. How is it that the second guy was able to find out that my backlink campaign had just started, but the other guy didn't have a clue? This seems very disorganized and unprofessional to me.
Also, what the heck should I be doing at this point?
Who Is This Product For:
Niche Jet is best for someone that wants to build an arsenal of low-quality and cheap niche sites to link to a main domain. I do not believe this is a strategy to rank well in Google, but many do. I would NOT use this as my main money-making website.
In the end, the site that Niche Jet produced was not impressive, and not worth my money. It was an OK site for someone that was not trying to make money online. But their backlinking and content creation tactics have been proven to hurt rankings and are a huge risk to your online business. I highly recommend you do not invest time and energy into these types of cookie cutter websites.
Do you want to make money online buy building interesting and helpful niche websites? Baby camping gear is just one of the awesome topics you can build a website about. Niche marketing can be a fun way to make serious money on the internet, but you have to do it right.
I have reviewed a much better service – one that doesn't engage is lame backlinking campaigns, and aims at teaching you how to create VALUE for your visitors with their highly recommended Getting Started Guide. Take a look at my Human Proof Designs review for more details.
Have you tried Niche Jet? What were your results? Have you tried another turn-key website business that similarly underperformed what was promised? Leave a comment below!