In this issue of Website Builder news, July, 2013.
Domains slashed to only $19 per year, .nz and .com and more
Get in quick, there are only 4 seats left.
2 hours training for a small group. Fantastic overview of the system to empower your ability to do it yourself. Subject to demand we will make these more regular, if not, there are only 2 seminars available, so book your seat today.
We have upgraded our SEO Tab with some cool new features
Great article from Luigi Cappel about how to create a successful blog. Our blogging or news widgets provide all the power you need to run your own blog and in addition to Luigis comments, i would add that using the SEO filename tag with different keywords related for each blog will help you get traffic in those areas. I would also highly recommend anyone interested in mobile and location based services, or those considering investment in a mobile application, to consult with Luigi Cappel.
Trevor from http://www.darkwing.co.nz/ has just informed us that Microsoft are running a pilot program where eligible charities can get access to Office365 for free or a low costs depending on the license type that you purchase. The Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits Pilot offer provides eligible organizations with one of two Office 365 plans (E1 and E3) and is based upon organization size.
You can now drag and drop to sort your web page site map, categories, products, product options, and animated banners.
We hope you like the new interface and that this will speed up the process of ordering your content just the way you like it.
We have a lot more changes coming soon that will make your life easier within the CMS. :-)
You can access improved google analytics for ecommerce now by entering your Analytics Account ID in the confidential usernames area within the CMS.
This is a great option for Google Analytics savy users. For those who are new to Google Analytics, it is a superior web statistics option that requires just a little configuration to get you up and running.
Another tip while you are in analytics changing your profile settings, please enable Site Search Tracking for "search_keywords"
We have updated our date picker to the new lightbox popup, giving users access to a whole year calendar, and the next year too. This is a small usability improvement that will be enjoyed by anyone who enters dates alot. If you find we have missed a place on the system, where the old date picker is used, please let us know.
We have updated other combo boxes for the category selection and product selection also, to give better access to long lists of products or categories or pages.
If you don't see these popups, or get errors, please clear your browser cache, or refresh your browser window.
If you require personalised training, we can provide this training in person at our offices in Grey Lynn, Auckland, or over the phone. Training costs $50 per half hour.
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.
Book personalised training here
We have now launched our One Page Websites with an introductory price of just $199+gst including:
Want us to give your website a quick 'once-over' before you go live, or even if it is live? We offer a free website review and provide feedback on the main areas needing improvement.If needed we will get back to you quickly with a quote on how we can make your website really sing. We work website magic in just 1 hour ($100+GST per hour), so why not let us take a look at your site?
Discount Tip: If you purchase 6 or more hours, you will only be charged $90 per hour! Saving 10%
Did you know that if you refer a friend to use our awesome website builder service, you get a 20% discount off your hosting? If you refer 5 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.
More information about affiliates here
We have an awesome new offer for the young (and old) web designers.We can setup any web designer who is interested with all they need to get started as a web designer at no cost:
More information on reselling here
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:
If you can't find the answer you need - then the best way to get an answer fast is to log a support ticket:
SUPPORT TICKETS / CONTACT US / GET PROFESSIONAL HELP
In 99% of cases the answer to a problem is covered in one (or more) of these places. We always fix bugs fast, with all the users we have we get notified very fast of any real bug - they are not common, so if you are having an issue operating the CMS consider some online training with us - you'll always take something away worth value. In all other cases we are happy to do anything you are having trouble doing yourself for a small fee starting from $25 for 15 minutes.
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
www.ninite.com - absolutely the best way to install new software on a new computer
www.2talk.co.nz - cheaper VOIP calling and 0800 incoming call routing
Here's a selection of some of our recent DIY Go Lives.
And a few of our recent professionally designed/upgraded sites, 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 refer to the design packages on our website orcontact us for more information.
From Reuben and the Team @ Web Widgets Ltd - Free Website Builder
Posted: Mon 15 Jul 2013