November News 2018

In the November Website World newsletter, we're focusing on:

  • How to Increase Website Sales at Christmas
  • Unique Marketing Ideas for Christmas
  • NZ Christmas Gift Ideas
  • Should I take my website offline for summer? 
  • Our Free Professional Website Design Offer
  • Sites of the Month
  • Website Migration
  • System Updates
  • Training Webinars (New Sessions)
  • Featured Support Videos
  • Professional website design options
  • WordPress and PHP websites
  • Need training? 
  • 25% discount on hosting
  • Recent Go Lives

How to Increase Website Sales at Christmas

Each December, online sales skyrocket. Retailers are busy promoting their products and shoppers are busy buying them! To ensure your website doesn't miss out, having a Christmas marketing plan is essential. In one of our latest articles, we're sharing with you ten things you'll need to organise so your site is ready to sell out!

Read the article here.

Unique Marketing Ideas at Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, social media and email goes mad with everyone promoting their products. The trick is to present an offer so attention-grabbing that it is irresistible. But how exactly can you do that? By offering something no one has ever done before (or that your customers have never seen). Take a read of our article for seven unique ideas to help promote your business this Christmas.

Read the article here.

NZ Christmas Gift Ideas

Our elves have been busy checking out all of the websites hosted and built with the Website World CMS to bring you this amazing list of NZ Christmas gift ideas! Now you can say we really do it all - we've even sorted out your Christmas shopping!


Personalised Christmas Decorations

KJDesigns has some delightful Christmas tree decorations, Santa Keys and a Christmas locket to give to someone special!

Children's Summer Clothing

Kruizey Kids have plenty of wonderful handmade children's clothing for your little ones this Christmas.


Greenstone Jewellery

Gift Guru have in stock many beautiful pieces of greenstone & NZ themed jewellery. They also have a large range of great homeware too!


Wall Art

Design By Morris & Co have a lovely range of customised wall art, including Christmas themed options.


Crafts Kits & Gifts

Mollies Make and Create have a selection of adult and kid's craft kits, perfect for giving as gifts this festive season.


Body Care Gift Packs

Nature Body have a beautiful range of gift packs for Christmas, including this special one just for men!


Christmas Food

From Christmas cakes to shortbread, mince tarts to cake pops, Cake and Bake Kiwi have got your festive food sorted!


Camping & Sports Equipment

Grab everything you'll need for a family Christmas holiday (tents, fishing gear, apparel) from The Wild Outdoorsman.

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Should i take my website offline for holidays? 

The short answer is no. It will hurt your search rankings if you take your website offline, even for a short period of time. If you are going on an extended holiday, it is best to advise closure or delivery times as a message in the shopping cart, or to disable the buy buttons in the settings. 

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Free Professional Website Design

We're offering a free professional web design service for new customers. Our free website designer will use your logo and photos to create your own personlised mobile responsive template. We then customise the theme with your brand's colours and fonts so that everything will look elegant and professional.

While this offer isn't available to our current customers, you still benefit by receiving a 25% discount on your hosting simply for referring them to us! Pass on details of this offer and don't forget to tell us that you're the one who referred them to us!

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Discounted Website Hosting 

Did you know that if you refer a friend to use our awesome website builder service, you get a 25% discount off your hosting? If you refer 4 friends, then you will essentially get your web hosting for free! 

If you think our free design offer is pretty cool, then please tell your friends about it, and don't forget to tell us about your referral.

More information about affiliates here

Site of the Month

Can't you just smell the coffee! The Snobby Collective have created a great site to sell their monthly coffee subscriptions from! The site has some wonderful branding, is crisp and clear - well done!

It's also yet another amazing Christmas gift option too. Take a look here.

Website Migration with Perfect SEO Link Juice

We can now import websites from most other CMS and shopping platforms, maintaining perfect SEO link juice and full replication of the existing template and content. 

The migration service takes a perfect snapshot of all SEO meta tags and URL filenames, ensuring that all pages are in the right place, and specifying the same SEO information, just as Google is used to seeing prior to migration. 

After migration, you can then use our SEO tools to manage your meta tags yourself, and further improve your google ranking, without worrying about implementing 301 redirects. That step is not necessary, as your site map has been maintained.

To learn more about how this works, here are two articles for you to read:

System Updates

  • Changes to the way google maps are generated and cached. Maps are now saved and served as an ordinary static image.
  • Google address auto complete has been disable from checkout. User feedback was that Google was not delivering quality results, and sometimes lost unit information entered by the customer. Google also now charge for this service. After surveying our facebook members we decided to remove this service. We are now investigating other ways to provide address verification via NZ Post or other APIs. 
  • Unit numbers were temporarily added to checkout, but we have now removed those as confusing to users.  
  • Voucher and Promo Codes now better support deep category tree filtering, so that a high level category now applies to sub categories automatically. 
  • Product recipes (Combo products) now supports product variations in the recipe. 
  • Product options now ordered as  Size - Color - Style. 
  • Custom forms with persistent data now available. 

If you have any other suggestions for system updates, please let us know.

Posted: Fri 23 Nov 2018