In this issue of Website Builder News, July 2011. A special edition focusing on IT issues
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, at $90 per hour. Other times may be considered in other regions for group or half day training.
We are taking part in a free 2 hour seminar to be hosted at Xero offices on 25th July. Seats are strictly limited, so please book early to secure your place, and please attend.
Do you want one of our professional web designers to give your website a quick once over and clean up the rough edges. Contact us for a quote, our professional designers can do plenty of magic in just 2 hours (2 hours=$180+gst), however if you specify your budget, they will do their best in the time given.
Read a testimonial:
Celestial Essentials is one of Web Widgets early websites having a fully customised web template. We recently converted to one of Web Widgets new templates, the whole conversion taking no longer than 5 mins. As the owner and operator of Celestial Essentials I am extremely happy with the new look and availability of Zone 2 now to create specials and add-ons without impinging on my main page text. As the internet market place becomes more competitive it is great to be able to give our customers something new and vibrant to look at with such ease. Thank you Web Widgets for all your phone assistance as always. Please take a look at the transformation. - Marilyn - www.celestialessentials.co.nz
You can now sell vouchers in your shopping cart with printable barcodes suitable for use in a bar, cafe or retail store. Optionally, the vouchers can automatically update the online shopping voucher list for immediate use by the intended recipient for real time service. See the automation tab on each product.
Don't be fooled by random people ringing you up asking to fix your computer. If you need help, call a professional. Don't give credit card numbers to people who ring you up for charity, ask them to send an invoice, or go to their official website and make your donation that way. Don't worry about intellectual property notfications from Asia regarding your domain names. If you primarily sell to an English audience, they you would do better to buy Australian and Canadian names from us. Don't refund money to strangers overseas who deposit large sums in your bank account. Don't talk to strangers...
Danae has just joined us, she has a technical background and will be focusing on development of new widgets to add to your website, including the creation of the new "very social" widget.
She will be the front line person taking all your support calls, please go easy on her over the next few weeks.
It's like a big computer on wheels. Very smart, lots of lights and buttons. It is also more powerful to drive than you might expect, and does live up to being economical.
Tonight at Satchi and Satchi in Parnell Auckland. Sorry if you got this update too late, but follow them to attend next months event.
Social Media - Very Social Widget
The Very Social Toolbar, and the Google +1, Like and Tweet widgets are new and available in the Supersize my website area of the design settings area. These are great widgets to add to your website to help your website gain more social exposure.
If you have been lucky enough to be invited to Google Plus, a new social platform, then congradulations. The rest of us will hopefully be there soon. Unlike Googles attempts before, this one will be worth paying attention to. The dual launch of +1 and Google plus is an obvious attempt to lock in users who will want to make use of the +1 effecting their search ranking. We will talk more about this next month.
Learn how to get to the top of google. A short article here:
And just a quick mention about Google +1, these will effect your search rankings eventually, so consider adding a +1 button to your website along with facebook like.
Winner this month: The Titirangi Rudolf Steiner Playgroup
Recent Winners, view their websites.
Charities can enter our monthly draw for a free website design. The offer is a "free transfer" or "free 1 day professional setup", approximately 6 hours of our staff time, worth $540, plus 1st years free web hosting on business plan worth $410. Total value $950
Go to our facebook page and make a nomination by posting your charity and reason they should win on our facebook wall.
We then add the nominations to our voting page. The winner is the one who receives the most votes each month will win. So it's pretty easy to win within a few months if you make an effort to communicate with your members.
We will run this competition every month until further notice. Your club will automatically go into every months draw, so get nominated early, and round up all your members and their friends to come and vote for you. Votes do not expire.
Submit Nominations on our: Facebook Page
Voting Page: - Vote here
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 30% discount on our hosting fees and can purchase domains for only $22/year. We also give you full administrative access to our system, and special training. Alternatively consider our affiliate scheme below.
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.
And a few of our professionally designed / upgraded websites.
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: Tue 12 Jul 2011