March News 212

In this issue of Website Builder News, March 2012 We will be highlighting our new competition and the new Facebook layout.

  1. New Features
    • Pimp My Site
    • New Promotional Shopping Cart Tags
    • VendHQ is a GO!
    • Pinterest Button
  2. Training Options
  3. Quick Professional Touch ups
  4. Tips and Tricks
    • Social Networking Spotlight - Facebook Updates and Branding
    • SEO - Link Placement
    • Cool Links
  5. Free Sites for Charity
  6. Start your own Website Business
  7. Help Promote Web Site Builder
  8. Websites of the Month

New Features

Pimp My Site - Competition

We have started a new competition called "Pimp My Site" it is run through our Facebook page and we will be "Pimping" the winners site for FREE!!

Over the course of the month we will be reviewing the sites that have been submitted. We will be providing on what we might do to fix up your websites and an approximate value of the work. We also will be commenting and listening to your suggestions and directions so please feel free to put forward your own ideas and feelings towards submitted sites. We will select an overall winner and then pimp their site for FREE!.

Please go to our Facebook Page for more information and please start posting your sites as entries into the competition.

Shopping Cart Tags

We will soon be introducing four Special Product Promotional abilities within the shopping cart that are outputted into designated areas within your websites template. The release of this option will also co-inside with some fresh new templates that incorporate these new features
The idea is that on your website, homepage or within your shopping cart you can have an area that will display special products that you want the viewers to take note of. i.e "Products on sale" or "New Products"
Products with in the shopping cart will have a special ability called "Promotion" You can change the Products Promotion status from the defaulted "General" to one of the promotional areas that you have on your site. The possible Promotions are "On Sale", "Best Seller", "New Item" and "Featured". Once selected the product will then appear in the template area designated to that Promotional Zone. This is great for home pages and shopping specific websites.
We will update you when this gets released.

VendHQ is a Go!

VendHQ is now fully integrated and operational from with in the shopping cart set up area. For full instuctions on what VendHQ is and how to implement it with in our system

Please read the following re VendHQ

Pinterest Button

With the sudden rise and interest with Pinterest we have created a Pin It button that will allow viewers to pin you images to their PInterest Boards. The best implementation of this is by inserting the special code in your products full page description via the insert wizard. Once installed on your product pages viwers can then pin that product image to their Pinterest Boards which inturn will link back to your product page and website. Once Pined it can be shared and repinned by other Pinterest viewiers, since pinterst is also linked with facebook and twitter that information is also advertised across their social networks.

"Pinterest is driving more online traffic to retail websites than social networks LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+ combined, according to a January report from Shareaholic."

All the information and code to implement the Pinit buton can be found here Add Pin it Button

Training Options

Our training videos are currently being updated with our New CMS layout plus we will be videos for recently added features. We will let you know as soon as they are made live.

Our original videos are still available to help you setup your website, or shopping cart, or payment options. Please note these videos show the old look and feel CMS and we are slowely upgrading the videos.


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

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%.

Web Design Options

Tips and Tricks from our staff

Social Networking Spotlight - Facebook Updates and Branding

I'm sure you're all aware of the new layout changes to Facebook. And the new time line that has been introduced to Personal Profiles and more recently groups and Business Pages

We have had a few comments on our own page upgrade so we would like to offer a Social Media Service.

This Social Media Service will include - $450.00

  1. Setting up or developing an existing company Facebook Page.
  2. Setting up Facebook Admin rights for other employees
  3. Branding your Facebook Page with imagery based on your business and website.
  4. Creating a link from your site to your page.
  5. Adding social network options to your website
  6. 1hrs basic training on using Social Media including
    • intro to (Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Pinterest)
    • sharing information between all of these social networks
    • using your website with these services.

Search Engine Optimisation Tip of the Month

Link Placement.

The placement of where someone links to you from is important. If someone links to you from their home page, rather than some deep page, obviously that makes your website look more important, and search engines think the same.

On the flip side, you should link to other peoples websites from your Links pages, or Gallery pages or Advertiser pages. Do not link from your home page nor from your website template. The correct approach for reciprical linking is to link from your links page to each others home page.

More DIY Search Engine Optimisation Tips

Cool Links

Free Websites For Charity

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 33%+

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 33% 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 DIY 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,
Michael Stanbury
Web Widgets - Free Website Builder

Posted: Sat 03 Mar 2012