October 2011 News

In this issue of Website Builder News, October 2011. 

  • Traffic Limits Doubled
  • Training Options
  • Webstock 2012
  • XeroCon 2012
  • Quick Professional Touchup
  • CMS Login Upgrades
  • iPhone / Blackberry Mobile Device Versions
  • New Popup Widgets
  • Linking Images
  • New Clipart - Shopping Buttons
  • Cool Links
  • Social Media Tip
  • SEO Tip of the Month 
  • Free website design for charities offer
  • Start your own website builder business
  • How to help us promote Website Builder and get a 20% rebate
  • Websites of the Month 

Traffic Limits Doubled

Traffic on hosting plans is doubling, and excess traffic fees reducing.

We have resigned our data center contract and got a much better deal on international traffic.

You can change your hosting plan yourself within the CMS accounts area. 

See new hosting plans here

Training Options

We have all new training videos to help you setup shopping cart freight or vouchers.


We also have a collection of excellent tutorials on our  FAQ 

If you require personalised training, we can provide this training to you over the phone, or in person at our offices in Grey Lynn, Auckland. Training costs $100 per hour by either method. Minimum time is 30 minutes. 

Book personalised training here

Webstock 2012

Website Builder is a major sponsor of the next webstock event, to be held in Wellington, in February, with lots of fantastic speakers. We hope to see everyone there. Stay tuned for discounted pricing for our customers.


XeroCon 2012

Website Builder is also sponsoring XeroCon 2012, in February also, the conference for users and developers of Xero. Hope to see you all there... 


Quick Professional Touch Up

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 1 hour (100+gst per hour),

Discount Tip: If you purchase 6 or more hours, you will only be charged $90 per hour! Saving 10%. 

CMS Login Upgrades

You can now login even faster to website builder by clicking the new login button. It will auto log you in if selected. We have been making lots of performance increases on our CMS, we hope you like the changes.

Iphone / Blackberry Mobile Phone Versions 

All websites when viewed via a mobile device now get a more efficient interface for accessing the important information quickly. All design components are stripped out, and replaced with a welcome screen and sitemap, so the user can quickly get to the content they need. 

You can customise the mobile welcome screen via the Custom Template zone in the design settings area. You can also disable the automatic mobile device versions by contacting our support and requesting this. We'd really encourage you to consider the value of the mobile version first.

New Popup Widgets

We have added some great new popup widgets. These widgets can connect to an image link, or button, and provide fast and seemless access to social media, mailing list subscription, member logins, etc. Even more coming soon.

Linking Images

It is now easier to access the full array of link options after uploading an image. Linking product images to product pages makes a more intuitive use of your website for your users. 

Using some of our new popup widgets is a great way to turn an image into a button. 

New Clipart - Shopping Buttons

Mike has been busy creating lots of new clipart buttons for shopping and member pages. Add our "on sale" graphics to encourage your customers to an impulse purchase. There is alot more to see in the clipart area now, so not to be ignored.


Cool Links



Social Media Tips

Remember it's a conversation. We all fail from the telling you what we've doing syndrome. We'd love to hear your feedback and questions on our facebook page...  


Or tweet about us @webwgt

Or share/like/link/follow/connected or what ever takes your fancy

Search Engine Optimisation Tip of the Month 

Incoming links is the key to a higher position on google. The more links the better. But the better the link, even better. A link from other reputable websites will help your rank and reputation grow. A link from someones home page will help even more. 

Incoming links are "links from other websites to yours". So you need to ask other people to make those links for you. Linking from your website outwards does nothing to help people come to your website and only helps them leave.

It's a hard job finding people who will link to you. At the very least you should dedicate an afternoon to getting listed on as many web directories as possible. One of those places where you can get a link is from our very own www.megamart.co.nz business directory

More SEO tips and keyword tools here


Free Websites For Charity

We now have a new offer for charitable websites. 

There are 2 new hosting plans, FREE for very charitable websites serving the greater good helping those less fortunate, or $150/year for other community groups and sports teams. Existing customers may retrospectively request these plans.

All charities must comply with our special terms and conditions, primarily that they must not have any paid staff or income apart from donations. Free websites will include an advert promoting website builder services.

Learn More: - Learn more about free websites here


Start your Own Website Builder Business - Discounts of 30%+

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.

Learn more about reseller program


Help us promote our Website Builder (earn 20% commission ongoing)

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

  • Ask your friends to include your login email address on the form when they signup
  • Create a trial for your friends, using their email address, but put your login email in the referred by area.
  • Contact us to tell us who you have referred (after they have created their trial)
  • Create an affiliate link, refer top right within the CMS, then copy and paste into your page
  • Add a page, on the right under tooltips, see "Website Creation Affiliate Link"

More information about affiliates and reselling here



Websites of the Month

Here's a selection of some of our recent Go Lives.  

And a few of our recent professionally designed / upgraded websites, or websites that received some professional help.


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.

Best regards,
Reuben Jackson (CEO)
Web Widgets - Free Website Builder


Posted: Thu 13 Oct 2011