Friday, October 24, 2008

Ownersite Recognized as "Top Tool" on Mashable

Even though Ownersite has been around since 2000, growing and improving every day, it still receives little ongoing recognition (with the exception of the always incredible Autoblog and the review noted below from Gear Diary) in the "Web 2.0" world. In part, this is likely due to our subscription-based revenue model in a world where so many people feel that if it's online, it should be free. Of course, the fact that we've been online and growing (and expanding our product line) for more than eight years, while others have tried and failed, I would say that the model works pretty well.

Anyway, with that in mind, I was overjoyed by the recognition and a resulting jump in traffic last week from a couple of very useful blog posts on Mashable. Many thanks go out to Sean Aune for including Ownersite in his collection of resources: 18 Tools to Track Car and Fuel Maintenance and 200+ Tools for Surviving the Economic Crisis.

Thanks, Sean!

Let's Take a Tour, Learn More About Home Ownersite

Home Ownersite provides a tremendous amount of functionality beyond the useful home inventory component. Because of this, it can be difficult to "sell" visitors on why they should consider subscribing. Now that we have our new product tour online at, visitors should be able to get a much better understanding of the "big picture" value of the product. We even included special tips for each section to help new and existing subscribers get even more value from the application. Since the tour went online about a week ago, we have received tremendous feedback and the free trial rates have reflected that feedback.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Care & Ownership Tips From Home Ownersite

Our relatively new Car Care and Home Care sections are important components to the mission of Ownersite and Home Ownersite, respectively. Each section contains dozens of highly researched and informative articles on a variety of topics that pertain to the ownership life cycle of big-ticket personal assets. All of the articles are not just available to subscribers, but to any visitor to the sites. In fact, the articles are also available for re-use for our affiliates.

This morning we just added two new sections to the Home Ownersite Home Care section, Home Safety & Reliability and Home Value & Resales. Articles in these sections include:

  • Tending to the Most Vulnerable: Child-Proofing Your Home
  • Dampening Home Fire Hazards Through Careful Maintenance
  • Lock and Stock: Protecting Your Home and Valuables From Theft
  • Maintenance Ups the Reliability Factor of Your Home
  • Lifeguard Alert! Keeping Your Family Safe in and Around the Swimming Pool
  • Weathering External Factors Through an Offensive and Defensive Home Maintenance Strategy
  • Making Your Home Last: Maintaining Its Life for Your Pleasure
  • Understanding Home Value and How It’s Calculated
  • Supersizing Your Home: Is This the Opportune Market to Trade Up?
  • Increasing the Value of Your Home
  • Cleaning, Staging and Prepping: How to Get Your House Ready to Sell

We hope these article prove helpful for not only our subscribers, but to any home owner looking to get more out of their property.