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Informative - Thoughtful Content on Web Issues
Value Websites are Trade Website Specialists. You can get a website like Precision Kerbing's in Christchurch. It has become their major generator of business leads. VIEW MORE HERE
Yes, Value Websites are Trade Website Specialists. We are delivering for Precision Kerbing 470 page views and 110 unique visitors a week (June 2016). This was after the website was operational for six months.
You will get 10% off our website plans. With this discount we can build you a website from $359.
Talk to Terry at Value Websites 027 6001926 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sample Value Websites' Designed Webs Built with Weebly
The Weebly website development and management system is much more powerful than most Kiwi users appreciate. While Weebly is one of the simplest website builders to use, many business and other users often give up without realising they are sitting on a goldmine. With a little perseverence and advice your Weebly website can be a very effective marketing and selling tool for you and your business.
Terry Alve from Value Websites has been using and profiting from Weebly Websites for over 10 years. During that time, he notes, Weebly have developed their website platform in leaps and bounds. Despite that they have maintained core values of simplicity, ease of use, along with clear and concise help systems. The end result is a wonderfully functional and effective, user-friendly website builder.
So, why do some struggle with their Weebly?
A core issue, Terry notes, is that many small business Weebly owners and users are quite time poor. When they run into a website development issue they often give up when the solution is relatively simple. Issues we have been able to assist with include (with relevant links): getting header graphics sorted, tweaking the new and powerful Weebly eCommerce system, improving links to a payment processor and creatively adding documentation like product lists.
We can help troubleshoot and develop your Weebly website. Whether its advice, detailed instruction or asking us to do some hands on work; Value Websites are available to assist you. In working with us you will work with a Company that has designed and developed 50+ Weebly websites. We consider ourselves amongst the most experienced and knowledgeable Weebly developers in New Zealand.
Finally, a piece of valuable free advice.
One of the most under-rated components of a Weebly website is their Blog component. This very user-friendly facility is a great Weebly website back door to good search engine rankings. While we rank well in Google search engine first pages for a number of search terms (especially for Weebly related terms), a good news blog post - like this - will quickly rank on Google and other SEs. This will provide your website with a valuable entry point from which searchers will visit, explore and respond to some of your web pages. One of the reasons why we regularly write VW News posts.
And it costs you nothing (but a little time) to discuss your Weebly website issue with Terry.
Want to talk ...?
During the last week Value Websites have been editing and search engine optimising (SEO) Tyvek Wristbands' Shopping Portal hosted on the Shopify content management system and dedicated eCommerce site builder - see Links below.
Our experience editing this site was pretty straightforward. We were editing Shopify's Starter Plan (US$14.00 per month) so we were limited, especially in what we could do with graphical design, although you will notice we were able to change the background colour from white to light blue. Although we could separate the outside-page background from the in-page background.
The plan used allowed for 25 products, including variations in quantity. All of the other plans allow for unlimited products, although there are bandwidth limits depending on the plan option chosen.
You'll notice that on the home page we were able to insert a 3 image slide show - we used this to replace the option of having a featured product at the top of the page. We also played around with the Menu Links and were able to create a drop down menu link for Feedback. There is a built-in Blog facility and we were able to easily add another Post. We also edited product displays and text with no difficulty.
While there was limited facility in the Starter Plan to change the shop template we did try. This provided us with our first disappointment, viz. we lost the graphical design settings when we we returned to the template we had been using. Not a big task to re-establish the settings, but annoying.
Finally, we were encouraged with the easily used SEO tools built into Shopify: H-Tags, Alt tags, Google Analytics code box, and page meta tag creation facilities. Shopify also auto-create a sitemap.xml file to keep the search engines happy. And so on...
Compared with other eCommerce website builders we have used and tested we'd give this one 7/10.
And by the way, Paul at Tyvek Wristbands was a wonderful guy to work with. While he was our customer on this occasion, I have no doubt that any one doing business with him will do well.
SEO begins by paying attention to the internal options you have to build your website for search engine visibility.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) of a website takes focused time and some skill but you do not have to be a professional to get the basics right.
In our experience, and we have made the mistake too, we can be temped to take a deep breath when we have finished putting the words and images together to create our website, without paying needful attention to SEO.
Many of us are using content management systems to develop and edit our websites. Thankfully most of these do assist us greatly to get SEO started at least. However, we still need to complete the detailed work:
If you pay attention to getting these SEO factors done well, you be well on the way to making your website work for you as the marketing and promotional tool it should be.
By the way, why don't we swap links on our websites. Value Websites has PR4 with Google, so it may well be worth your while. Place the code below on your website and let us know. We will respond by linking back to you. Happy to do this as a freebie - win: win for both of us!
THE HTML CODE
<p><strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.valuewebsites.co.nz/">Value Websites</a></strong>design, develop and edit professional websites.</p>
HOW IT MIGHT LOOK ON YOUR WEBSITE
These winter web specials have just been posted and are accessible from our HOME PAGE.
In conjunction with our partner site Edit Your Webs, we are offering a 10 page website for just NZ$799 incl. GST. This represents a 20% discount on normal price if you pay up front. Website hosting is additional and is amazing value at NZ$228.85 incl. GST annually.
It is unlikely that you will find a better professional website deal anywhere in New Zealand.
Building a Website You Can Sell in 2013
Todd Malicoat - 8 Jan 2013
This is a summary and brief review of a relatively recent (Jan. 2013) blog post about considerations that a web developer and a business owner should have in mind when building a new website. When planning a website these factors, if heeded, may make a significant difference to the sale price achieved at some future date. Value Websites recommends that if this summary whets your appetite for more, you read Malicoat's full article. The headings below are Malicoat's.
General thoughts on website appraisal
Malicoat begins with Rule #1 – "You can’t sell potential." Take the word out of your vocabulary, he asserts. Cringe when you hear it from others. Most sites currently sell for between 12-36 months of revenue, or a 1-3x annual revenue multiple - you’ll be lucky to get a 3x multiple!
He offers a helpful Primer on valuation principles: 10 Rules for Valuation by Tim Berry
Online Business and Revenue Models
A list to consider.
A series of questions to ask of a website which are helpful when appraising a website's real value.....
Website Appraisal Tools
9 are identified and explained, including Alexa, Google Analytics and Google Adwords' Tool ....
(Potential) Website Valuation Equations
A few ways of putting a price tag on a website:
Terry Alve - Value Websites Limited