31st August 2020 sees the team here at Website World celebrating 20 years in business! We thought that we'd take the time this month to reflect on this journey and share it with you.
This month we also welcomed two new developers to our team, John and Ashfaq. They will be providing some front line support, as well as building lots of new features in the back end, and working closely with our API partners. We'll let them hit the ground running for now and bring you more about them next month.
August has also seen the reemergence of Covid into the community, and with that the reminder that having an online presence is more important than ever. If you are in need of a website, or want to move your existing website to us, get in touch.
This month, we invite you to read:
Take a read to learn more about what has happened during the past 20 years by clicking here.
We have created a downloadable free COVID-19 eCommerce Response Guide specifically for New Zealand businesses. It contains a lot of useful information about running a business through these challenging times.
Bee Kiwi have created themselves a stunner (not stinger) of a website using the Website World eCommerce platform. With crisp and clear product photos, together with use of their brand colours and well-thought out white space, it certainly entices customers to purchase from their website.
Click here to view Bee Kiwi's website.
Automatic bill payments are now available for credit card payments in NZD. If you opt in, we will automatically deduct the amount owing on your invoice, on the 14th of each month. (being about 2 weeks after you receive your invoice). We also now offer account2account online banking payment service by WindCave. This new payment option is for paying your Website World bills.
We hope to roll out a similar feature for those of you in the subscription business, so that you can better manage your customer subscriptions... It is more complicated than many appreciate, to reconcile these sorts of subscriptions. Stay tuned in a few months time for this feature, linked to limited payment methods, eg WindCave and Stripe.
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:
Posted: Thu 13 Aug 2020