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goMobi Version 1.7 Released!

Monday, September 17th, 2012

We’re pleased to announce that the latest version of our goMobi product has been released and is now available to all goMobi users. Below you’ll find a quick overview of some of the new features and enhancements that are part of this release.

Control Panel enhancements

goMobi has expanded the overall width of the Control Panel which provides more room to add additional features and useful options.

A ‘view site’ option has been included in the header which will open the mobile site in a new browser window and the language options are now contained in a drop down list [with the addition of British English].

goMobi has added a new Tools tab between the Features and Analytics tabs which contains marketing features and functions to help promote and drive traffic to the site. Also new is some additional design features such as ‘Site footer’ and an ‘Advanced’ feature where you can apply background images to your site.

Last but not least, improvements were made to the help page and added ‘how to’ video content to help explain some of the feature functionality.

Additional site templates

Creating goMobi sites has never been easier. They’ve added over 32 new ‘click and go’ templates to the Templates feature in the design area of the Control Panel. Just click on the thumbnail template for a larger view and then apply the one you want to your site.

Changes to colours, images and the layout of each template are automatically applied to the site. You can also mix and match different template headers and body styles and icon sets to create custom templates and you can customize the colors in the Site Colors feature.

Multiple click to call features

Extend your reach by adding multiple click to call features to your mobile site and display each one as a separate feature with custom name, custom icon and custom position. Additional options include defining which number to use as your primary number to display in the header and footer of your site.

Background Images

You can now apply a background image to your site. You decide if you want to apply it to all of the pages of your site or just the home page, where you want the content to start on your page and if you want to display the background image on tablet devices [animated images supported]

New goMobi features now available

Monday, April 30th, 2012

As of this morning, our goMobi mobile website publishing service has been updated to v1.6.

There are quite a few small changes and additions to the goMobi service, but the overall experience remains very similar to what it was for those using the Site Builder. It remains very intuitive and existing sites will continue to work just fine.

That said, there are quite a few new features in version 1.6:

New Features:

  • Ability to upload icons to features – a much requested feature!
  • Option to add smartphone bookmark – upload a custom icon to be used when users create a shortcut to the goMobi site on their supported smartphone.
  • Live site preview – the site preview in the Site Builder now emulates the experience on a smartphone.
  • Keywords – improve SEO with meta keywords.
  • New icon set – added a new theme.
  • WordPress and Drupal redirection modules – available from the Advanced Feature or Finish page of the Site Builder.
  • Site sharing options added to Finish page – easily promote your new goMobi site on Facebook, Twitter, Email or by QR code.

Enhancements:

  • Improved Advanced Options – makes it easier for users to access advanced options when desired.
  • New site colour options – users can more completely customize the goMobi site to match the colour palette of their existing site.
  • WYSIWYG Editor added to Coupons – make rich, HTML coupons with images and text.
  • Email option added to Find Us feature – let visitors send you an email to the email address of your choice.
  • Additional language options added to Site Translation feature – more languages supported by the built-in translation feature.
  • Email and SMS options added to the Create Link feature – create a link that opens email or SMS on certain smartphones.
  • Additional Currencies added to mCommerce option – support for ten additional currencies.
  • Video feature limit – increased from four to eight.
  • Number of locations – increased from four to six.

If you’re not already a goMobi user, find out more at http://www.simplewebhosting.co.uk/gomobi

How to Write the Best Website Content

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

So you’ve created the perfect design for your website. It looks beautiful and you are sure that a page this pretty is going to draw in hundreds of new customers to send your revenue flying through the roof. But there is one problem. Your website currently lacks content. How are people going to find out about all of your amazing products? levitra buy online You are going to have to write something and it has to be good.

Basically, website content is pivotal to whether the page is successful in serving its purpose. If you write something brilliant, then there is every chance that you will see a huge positive change in your sales patterns. However, equally, if your content looks unprofessional and is poorly written, then this will drive people away from your products in an instant, regardless of how good this product might be. Psychologically, poorly written content is the Achilles heel of any website.

The cardinal sin for me is when people’s website content has not been properly proofread. There is nothing worse when I look at a webpage and I see spelling and grammar errors or poor sentence structure. I would expect someone who has put the time into developing a professional website to invest a few minutes reading through what they have written to ensure that it all makes sense and adheres to basic linguistic rules.

One of the main problems I find is that people are willing to shell out a tonne of money on someone to design their website and make sure that the aesthetics of it are up to scratch, yet they feel like they can so the writing fine for themselves. Often though, they can’t. Quite often, it would have been a perfectly justifiable expense for them to pay a little bit of money for someone with a bit of talent and professionalism to write some decent content for them.

The problem is that everyone can write. Or rather, everyone thinks that they can write. Really, everyone has the capacity to write something, but not everyone can write something that is worthy of being published on a commercial website. When what you need is eloquence, subtlety and persuasion, you often just get rubbish.

What website content needs is enough subtlety that people want to buy the product to find out everything, but giving away enough information so that people know what they’re getting. This balance is integral.

Also, you need to word things properly so that a person can read them without wondering what you are on about or considering your intelligence. For example, if your vocabulary is not professional enough, they might see you as the wrong business to buy from, which is definitely bad.

So to conclude, website content is a more delicate art than it first seems and sometimes it is better to turn to a professional for quality instead of taking the risk as to whether what you are able to write is good enough to keep the customers coming in.

How You Can Make Your Homepage Attractive To Your Visitors

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Your homepage is the most important page of your website. It is the first thing that most of your visitors will see and so it is of paramount importance that this page is good enough to entice the reader into looking at even more of your content and henceforth learning more about your company and the products you have on offer.

The more attractive your homepage is the more chance there is of visitors deciding to stay on your website for longer and thus read through more of your information and products. For this reason, it is imperative that you work hard on your homepage in order to make sure that it is attractive enough to lure in the customers.

So, what can you do to make the homepage of your website great for your visitors to look at?

Firstly, the trick is minimalism. No-one is going to look at a website that is too flashy and over the top. If you cover your page with flashing images and massive banners, then there is absolutely no chance of visitors spending enough time on your website to come into contact with the information on your company and your products.

As well as this, it is important that you do not cover your homepage in reams of text. If all of your text and information is found on the homepage, then no-one is going to look deeper through the site in order to see the depth of the other information on your website and the product pages that you really want them to look at in order to find the information on your actual products.

Even better, you can use the homepage in order to tease the reader as to the contents within. If your homepage content is well written, then it can be the ultimate hook to bring the reader around to looking at the further information on your website and thus buy soma online buying your products in the end. The more you play on what the reader wants, the more chance you have of them getting to buy your product eventually.

Crucially however, the homepage for your business has to look professional. There is no point trying to sell your product to people using a website that looks like it has been designed by someone who doesn’t know what they are doing. Due to this, it is often best to seek a professional to do the designing for you as they will definitely be able to produce something that is befitting of the level of professionalism that you want to convey with your website as a whole.

So to conclude, the homepage of your website is very important indeed as it is the main hook you will use to lure a reader into the rest of your content and products. A well designed homepage is certain to cause a huge upwards spike in your revenue whereas a poor design is certain to gain you no success at all.

Did You Know … we can design your website for just £20?

Friday, March 5th, 2010

In March we’re celebrating our BIGGEST promotion ever – for just £20 we’ll design your brand new, bespoke website.

Yes, this may look too good to be true but it’s really not! When you order any simplewebhosting.co.uk merck propecia hosting plan, we’ll create a three-page website for your business or organisation for just £20.

We don’t use off-the-shelf templates for any of our web designs; whether you pay £20 or £2000, every single web site we produce is individually created by our talented web designers.

Find out more and get yourself online today.

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