In this issue of Website Builder News, August 2010...
Free training is available via our YouTube channel.
Our group training sessions are perfect for learning more and asking questions. Introduction course covers all the basics including design, content management, galleries, enquiry forms, shopping carts, domain names, and how to go live. Our Search Engine Optimisation course is great for learning how to get your website higher on Google.
One on One Training is available at our offices in Auckland on an appointment basis, or other regions subject to scheduling. Other times may be considered in other regions for group or half day training.
Our professional web designers can spend a few hours making your website a little bit more professional looking, eg tidying up the rough bits, making a stylish customised banner, cropping photos. We can also search engine optimise your websites or create custom buttons for special calls to action. Perhaps you might just like to use our expertese to see what is possible with our powerful CMS tools. Our hourly rate is $90, and 2-6 hours can be a really good investment in your websites success. You can even sit down with our designers during this process and learn how to do it. Training or professional services, contact us for more information.
If you want more visitors to your website, there here are some questions to ask yourself.
We have introduced a new support ticketing system. Using the ticketing system is the fastest way to get support. It's really easy to use, just email firstname.lastname@example.org telling us what you want to know, and which ever support person is free will respond to you.
Some tips on using our support desk for faster service:
You can now purchase .co domain names for just US$30 per year. We have heard that Google is treating these suffixes the same way they do .biz and .com, and are not treating them as Columbian.
Do you want to purchase international domains a little cheaper? Now you can for just US$15 with our affiliate OpenSRS.
Available suffixes include: .COM .NET .ORG .INFO .BIZ .TEL .ASIA .AT .BE .BZ
.CA .CC .CH .CO .DE .DK .ES .EU .FR .IN .IT .LI .ME .MOBI .NAME .NL .TV
.CO.UK .ME.UK .ORG.UK .US .WS
Search and register an International domain from around US$15 per year.
Once you have purchased one of those domains, you will still need to login and change the nameservers or a-record to ours and also setup the domain name against your webspace in the CMS using the "nameserver setup" method.
or Search and Register an .nz domain for NZ$29+gst
We now have a selection of content editors to choose from, these are selectable when ever you see the word style toolbar.
We hope you also like our new "Save Dialogue".
Are you Linked In? If not, why not. This social network of professional people, tradespeople and business owners is a great place to network and find new customers, new suppliers and new staff. It requires 2 people to accept a connection, so connections typically indicate some form of mutual endorsement. Join relevant industry groups, and share blogs or interesting snippets of news. You can write recommendations for wonderful businesses like ours, or review others recommendations. I would love to have some more recomendations if you can find the time.
Renew your domain names for several years in advance to gain a slightly higher position across all your key phrases. It's great for moving from position 4 to position 3, and sometimes that can make all the difference
Using an old domain name that has been active and live for several years also gives you a head start over customers with younger domains.
The domain name registry information is believed to account for about 7% of Googles ranking algorithm.
Our reseller program enables you to setup and sell websites under your own brand. Web Widgets provides you with all the tools and services you need to do this. Web Widgets remain at arms length. Only your contact details and brand are shown to your customer. They won't know anything about web widgets nor free website builder. This program is perfect for website designers, or sales people looking for new opportunities. The reseller program does have a $1000 setup fee, but you immediately get 25% discount on our hosting fees and can purchase domains for only $22/year. We also give you full administrative access to our system. Alternatively consider our affiliate scheme.
We are currently discounting our reseller program to $750+gst.
Anyone who refers friends to our service, or sets up a 2nd or subsequent website gets a 20% discount off their web hosting fees. Refer 5 friends, and you pay nothing for your website hosting. Refer more than 5 friends, and we will start paying you.
Terms - live websites only, based on equivalent hosting plans, payouts subject to minimums.
How to promote
Here's a selection of some of our recent Go Lives. DIY websites are always a mixed bag, so we encourage you to view several example sites if determining if Website Builder is right for you.
Do you want a more professional look and feel for your website? A more professional look will instill greater trust in your customers, and encourage them to stay longer on your website or make a purchase. Please use our online quote or contact us.
Do you have any feedback on our newsletter or CMS products? Please let us know.
Reuben Jackson (CEO)
Web Widgets - Free Website Builder
Posted: Mon 16 Aug 2010