November Newsletter 2012

In this issue of Website Builder News, November 2012.

  1. New Features
    • Fastway courier integration on way
    • PayPal policy update
    • Subscription membership - Expiry/Paid
    • Email Campaign Management Rules
  2. Training Options
    • Training Videos
  3. Quick Professional Touch ups
  4. Tips and Tricks
    • Web Statistics
    • Google Analytics
    • Cool Links
    • System 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

Fastway courier integration

We will soon be integrated with Fastway's Couriers, this should bring a new dynamic to our shopping cart process and streamline you business es even further.
We are expecting to launch this integration by Christmas / New Year


Alternate Hosting We Offer

Did you know we also host simple FTP sites for $15 a month, and PHP/Mysql sites for $25 per month.
Danae can help you with setting up a PHP/Mysql website, eg for using other opensource CMS's etc.


PayPal policy update

An important PayPal policy update coming into effect on the first of December. Make sure you read the first paragraph.


Subscription membership - Expiry/Paid

A better way to notify customers of subscription renewals is now available. If you sell "paid membership subscriptions" via the shopping cart, look out for the new "membership expiry" notifications.

We've also added a widget called "membership subscriptions paid" which will help streamline the learning process


Email Campaign Management Rules

Auto email campaign management rules are now enabled. Be careful.... the potential to send a lot of emails to a lot of people is there...


Campaign Management - Automated Rules

Email Campaign auto subscription rules have now been activated.

Training Options

Training Videos

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


Web Statistics

Use our Web Stats to monitor your traffic, and search engine optimisation success. See which other websites are giving hits to your website, which search engines are working, and which keywords people have used to find you. Web Stats come free with every domain you register and host with us.

More information in Web Statistics


Google Analytics

Google has the most popular search engine in the world which means they collect very thorough statistics on your websites. You can gain access to this information by using Google's Analytics. Monitor your sites traffic and sources, and monitor how changes effect your sites traffic.

Google Analytics provides many educational resources. Whether you're new to analytics or an experienced user you'll find videos and articles to help you get the most out of Google Analytics.

To take full advantage of Googles vast knowledge you need to create an account with Google Analytics and insert a tracking code into your site. For information on using Analytics with your site please read our Analytics help files or refer to the main Google Analytics Site

If you require assistance with Analytics and implementing the code then please contact our staff.


Cool Links

System Links And Recent Help Updates

Trello - CMS and our system Development Suggestions Board

HELP/FAQ - Content Management System Online Help

Embedding Web Fonts - Resource file on using Google Web Fonts

CLIP ART - Web Graphics and CSS Stylesheets ideas for your sites

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,
The Team
Web Widgets - Free Website Builder

Posted: Fri 09 Nov 2012