In this edition of website.world news:
New Evening Support Hours 7-9pm
Melissa will be on support in the evening, Sunday-Thursday, 7pm - 9pm. Please email or call Melissa in the evening for any help you need with building your website or going live.
We also continue to provide support every working day during normal NZ business hours, 9am - 5pm.
Phone: 0800 89 41 22 ( +64 9 974 4301 )
New Facebook Support Group
Would you like to network with other Website World customers? And get access to general business support from other customers, as well as Q&A with our web designers and resellers?
Also, if you have had a positive experience using Website World, we would love it if you could post a review on our facebook wall.
Improved Facebook Pixel Integration
We have improved our integration with Facebook Pixel. You now only need to enter your pixel ID into our SEO Analytics Tracking area, and we will automatically post all the important conversion events and sales data to Facebook so they can better target your advertising spend.
If you are not sure where to put the new ID, just send us your whole Facebook tracking code, and we can hook it up for you.
The Inaugural Network NZ Business Awards launch June 30th and Website World is on board as a Judge!
We are stoked to be supporting the Awards and with prizes totaling over $12000, all small business owners should be entering!
Head here to learn more >>https://www.networknz.nz/
Ever been asked if you’re using calls to action and not known what to answer? Maybe they’re something you’ve heard of, but don’t know what they are? Or you could be using them, but with mixed results. As well as showing you some examples of them, we’re going to explain:
What calls to action (CTA) are
Writing & Using CTA on your website
We have implemented email sending limits to help prevent our mail servers from being blacklisted from an occasional customer who get hacked, and who's computers start sending spam.
If you have any reason to send more than 100 emails a day (other than via our bulk emailer), then you will need to contact us so that we can increase your email sending permissions. Otherwise our servers will simply block you from sending too much email per day.
Ever heard the phrase organic traffic? It’s the visitors to your website which come from search engines. They come to your website because you have website content which ranks high in search results. It is the goal of almost every business website to get a lot of traffic, which is why there is always a lot of chat about SEO or search engine optimisation. The question of the moment would be then, how do I write website content which ranks high in search engines?
We have an awesome prize for you to win.
- Premium business grade SSL web hosting for (1 year)
- Professional web design or makeover (20 hours)
- Ecommerce website configuration (7 hours)
- Search engine optimisation (3 hours)
But wait, there's more. If you are the referrer of the winning customer, then you will win 1 years free web hosting.
Please share this link where your friends can setup their own trial website. So long as they have a trial website and remain subscribed to our newsletter, then they will go into win, and you will win 1 years free web hosting if one of your affiliate customers wins the big prize.
Referral Competition Entry Link: https://www.website.world/Win-Free-Ecommerce-Website-Competition.html?aid=[MBR_ID]
Anyone using Paypal for checkout payments might need to manually reconcile any unpaid orders from the 9th July to the 14th July. Annoyingly, Paypal changed their API slightly (in random situations) and they didn't tell anyone... We have solved the issue for either use case, but transactions in the days preceding may show unpaid in our system, even though paid in Paypal. Paypal gives us no option to verify historical transactions, so you will need to manually reconcile any unpaid transactions on our system
You can now search for a product by name or code when linking it.
We've added a new payment option for Laybuy, that will accept a 6 step payment plan from customers, while paying the business in full (less transaction fees). It has been quite popular. We have also added a new feature to hide certain payment options depending on the size of the transaction, as it doesn't make sense to offer Laybuy on transactions under $30 for example.
Our new developer Marat has been busy working on one of our biggest updates in a while.
Already you can add these products to your catalogue.
Customers can checkout having confirmed a booking time, date, or pickup time.
We are still working on the usability aspects of those final steps in the checkout, but if you want to help us make it just how you want it to be, then we would love it if would help us test the interface and provide feedback. Be prepared for bugs. This is not ready for production yet, but it is a great chance to ensure you get the booking system you really want. Just email support with any feedback, attention to Marat.
There are professional web designers all over New Zealand, and the World, who can help you customize your website design. Our in house team can offer a tidy up of your website for just $100+GST. Or contact any of our listed web designer for a full website design or makeover quote. No matter who you use for your website design, your website remains powered by our awesome content management system, so you can easily make updates to your website long term.
Uptime stats provided by Pingdom.com
We can now host PHP and Wordpress websites on our new and improved PHP web servers, with a target of 5% CPU usage, leaving 95% spare capacity to ensure your websites load quickly at all times.
Our PHP servers are load balanced, with MultiAZ database fault tolerance, to provide maximum up time. All PHP websites get free SSL certificate, and free https hosting. We support the latest version of Wordpress 4.8 running on PHP7. The hosting fees are the same as websites built and hosted on our CMS powered platform.
If you require personalised training, please contact one of our consultants, who are based all over. Several consultants also provide over the phone and web based training at a scheduled time.
We would encourage all customers to get at least one hour of training at the early stages of building their website, and one more review prior to going live, just to give your website that professional critique, and quick tidy up of the rough bits.
Training topics include:
How to use website builder and shopping cart
How to design websites
How to crop and tidy up photos
How to optimise to get your website higher on google and other search engines
How to setup a facebook page, or other social media account
How to send newsletters
How to use any other feature we offer.
Caching speeds up your computer, but it also causes confusion when viewing changes to your website. Every web master needs to become familiar with this concept. Almost a third of all our support tickets relate to mis understandings about caching. We can't change the nature of the internet, we only educate.
We have teamed up with the awesome ISP's to offer you some great broadband options. If you have become disgruntled with your current isp, now is the time to get a great bundled broadband offering, including the following ISPs
Do you need an 0800 number for your business? We think 2talk provide a really awesome service, and it's who we use. For example, you have an 0800 number call your landline first, then your mobile, then your 2IC's mobile to ensure that somone will take the call. Their rates are cheap, and all the value added services can be managed via a web page control panel, so you don't need to wait on hold for any call centers. You can manage your lines fully yourself.
Did you know that if you refer a friend to use our awesome website builder service, you get a 25% discount off your hosting? If you refer 4 friends, then you will essentially get your web hosting for free! Not only that, but your friends will also get their 2nd month web hosting absolutely free. That's a nice little encouragement for them to check our service out and gives us the opportunity to setup your discount. Both discounts apply for your 2nd and subsequent websites also. It doesn't matter if it is yours, a friend, family or a stranger. Discounts begin once both websites are live. Please make sure you or your friend communicates the referral at the earliest opportunity.
We have an awesome new offer for web designers and awesome business networkers. We can setup any web designer who is interested with all they need to get started as a web designer at no cost:
If you know of anyone who might be interested, point them at our reseller page. We'll offer a $100 finders fee commission for any existing customer who finds us a new reseller who set's up 3+ live websites in the reseller's first 3 months.
There are several places you can find answers to questions about how to build your website and add features (which, there are a lot of) and its free for you to look:
http://word2cleanhtml.com - Cleans word docs for CMS Editor
GoogleFonts - Online Web Fonts
http://pinterest.com/ - A social networking Pin Board
http://pixlr.com/ - online photo editor
http://www.photoshop.com - online photo editor
http://www.jotform.com/ - online form builder
www.needanerd.co.nz - NZ Wide IT Nerds
www.geeksonwheels.co.nz - NZ Wide IT Geeks
https://www.pexels.com/ - Free Stock Photos
www.ninite.com - the best way to install new software on a new computer
www.2talk.co.nz - cheaper VOIP calling and 0800 incoming call routing
All those links and more at our new toolbox page:
Here's a selection of some of our recent Go Lives.
Posted: Mon 17 Jul 2017