In addition to the February discounts and coupons that Adobe has already announced for the Adobe Creative Cloud, you can also score one sweet deal today, on Valentine’s Day, with Adobe’s latest offers including 50% off the Elements bundle and 30% off Lightroom 4! This sale is available until the end of today (February 14, 2013) only – and accessible to Commercial and Education Stores located within the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden and additional participating international stores.
To save 50% on Photoshop Elements & Adobe Premiere Elements plus get free shipping, use coupon code VAL13 during your checkout process. For 30% off Adobe Lightroom 4 and free shipping use coupon code LTRM30FEB.
Webhosting UK Com Ltd (http://webhosting.uk.com), a leading web hosting service provider in the UK since 2001, announced the launch of a new initiative that will help start-up eCommerce businesses initiate their online transactions with an established web hosting provider to gain a foothold in this competitive industry. The company has setup new servers with PCI DSS compliance. Individual services will be hosted on each of these servers to ensure compliance with PCI DSS requirements. A spokesperson from WHUK said, “PCI compliance is a security standard for organizations that handle debit and credit card information. These standards are defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI) to alleviate frauds pertaining to debit and credit cards. It further offers an increased control over debit and credit card information over the Internet.”
Secure transactions are the prime requirement of any online business website that accepts confidential credentials such as credit and debit card details, address, contact details etc. online. SSL i.e. Secure Socket Layer is also an essential component for eCommerce. Understanding this requirement, the company has also announced 50% discount on the prices of all SSL certificate purchases along with free installation. Besides PCI compliant services and SSL Certificates, WHUK has also come up with a variety of shopping cart software options that users can choose from – without any setup or installation fees for any of those options.
PCI Compliance can be added to any shared hosting account at just £10 per year, however for any customer with an existing or new dedicated, cloud or virtual private server, you can add PCI compliant web hosting to your server for free – Webhosting UK senior system administrators will work on making your server fully compliant to current PCI standards.
The team over at WIX is always hard at work to create stunning new templates you can utilize to build your website through their online builder. Just this morning they had contacted me to let me know about 2 new templates they have just finished working on – which can now be found within the WIX Site Templates selector under the Business category. Feel free to build your free WIX website now and try out the new templates.
New WIX Business Template #2
New WIX Business Template #1
The ever-popular 15%, 20%, and 25% off coupons for Domain.com, Dotster and MyDomain haven’t been around since August 15, 2012 now – and they’ve been quite missed. So missed in fact that the teams behind Domain.com, Dotster.com and MyDomain.com have decided to bring them back until March 31, 2013! The coupon codes have changed since last year – however the terms have not. So here’s how it works:
- Save 15% (no minimum purchase is required) with coupon code TAKE15
- Save 20% (when you spend $40) with coupon code TAKE20
- Save 25% (when you spend $80) with coupon code TAKE25
Keep in mind that all renewals on products and services after the initial discounted period will be charged at the then current standard list price for the selected period. Coupon is not valid with certain TLDs, renewals, transfers, custom website design, other coupons, or special pricing.
Furthermore Domain.com is currently running a small sale on .ME domain names – offering them for $18.99/yr as opposed to the usual $19.99/yr. A decent savings, and a great price over-all.
I just recently posted about the February promotions at BigRock – featuring a coupon code that gives you 25% off on web hosting; and 11% off on domain names. To my surprise BigRock emailed me early this morning with an even better coupon code which now offers you 30% off on web hosting; and the same 11% off on domain names. To get 30% off your BigRock hosting plan, or to take 11% off your domain name purchase – simply use coupon code BR3002 during your checkout process – or follow the banner above. This coupon code expires February 28th – so don’t take too long thinking about it.
Yahoo has confirmed a a global, non-exclusive agreement with Google to display ads on various Yahoo! properties and certain co-branded sites using Google’s AdSense for Content and Google’s AdMob services. Yahoo users wont actually notice much of a difference as far as how or where ads appear – the only difference will be that Google Adsense advertisements will now be mixed into the bunch. As an advertiser (as well as an AdSense publisher) it brings greater opportunities, and brings better quality to some of the weaker AdSense sites in the inventory. As an advertiser, I welcome it.
By adding Google to our list of world-class contextual ads partners, we’ll be able to expand our network, which means we can serve users with ads that are even more meaningful.
From the point of view of competition however, it is quite sad to see the strengthening of Google’s position, or should I say, the apparent weakening of Microsoft’s, and its ad inventory (where I also advertise).
Until now Mailigen did not offer any type of free account, short of their free 30-day trial anyway. A few days ago however Mailigen announced the launch of the 5000 Free Epic Free Email Marketing Account – with which you are able to send and track email marketing campaigns to contact lists that are built using Mailigen sign-up forms. You can create a free sign up form and insert it in your webpage, blog or gather subscribers via social media. However take note that you cannot import previously collected databases. All the standard email marketing features will be available for your freshly created database of up to 5,000 contacts, for free, forever. To boot, Mailigen is the first of its kind to launch a free email marketing service with as high of a subscriber offering as 5000, while most services offer less then half of that number (such as the 2,000 offered by Mailchimp).
“Any small businesses just starting off with email marketing will find this attractive. Startups for sure could take advantage of this as could many smaller non-profits and charities. As well collecting double opt-in database from the very beginning can help by having a cleaner list, less bad email addresses, wrong addresses and less spam complaints early on.”
If you are new to email marketing, sign up for a Mailigen 30 day free trial account. When upgrading your account, choose Epic Free within the monthly plans selection. As a user of Epic Free plan, you cannot manually add any contacts. In order to build a contact list, you have to use the Mailigen web sign up forms. In order to do this go to Contacts and choose Web Signup Forms. Here you can create your own sign up form to start building a database and then perform your free email marketing!
For those of you looking to upgrade your free 30-day trial to a premium Mailigen account – I have something for you too! Use coupon code MAILIGEN20C during your checkout/upgrade process to save 20% on your order.
MyHosting has launched a great new coupon code for their VPS hosting service. You can save an Additional 20% off any customized Linux or Windows VPS server utilizing coupon code VPS20PR. With this coupon the cost of a basic Linux VPS with 80GB of space, 600GB of bandwidth, 8 virtual processors, 2 free IP addresses, and disaster recovery backups – ends up costing only $23.46 per month. Simply use the above coupon code during checkout or click the banner below to automatically apply the discount to your browsing session.
If you’re noticing an abundance of doe-eyed, lovestruck people walking around with heart-shaped arrows in their backs, it’s because Valentine’s Day is nearing, and Cupid is sniping people left and right like some kind of romantic assassin. Well, at IX Web Hosting they’ve decided to show their love for their customers by creating the Super-Cute St. Valentine’s Savings Sale. From February 7th to February 15th IX Web Hosting will be offering up to 50% off on all their shared hosting plans using the coupon code BEMINE. This takes their Expert plan, which is normally $6.95/mo, down to $2.96/mo; while their Unlimited Pro Plan goes down to $6.72/mo from $12.95/mo – a great deal considering the over 150,000 happy customers already using a shared hosting plan from IX Web Hosting. Keep in mind that the pricing I am listing here is based on a 12-month payment plan. Anything less then that and and cost goes up, plus IX Web Hosting charges a $30 setup fee for monthly accounts – so if you’re looking for a good monthly hosting solution – IX Web Hosting might not be your most cost effective solution.
What’s the secret to strong positions in Google, Inktomi and other spider-based search engines? Well-written, keyphrase-rich text. Successful search engine copywriting weaves keyphrases (words your prospects use in a search to find your products and services) into your Web page copy. For those used to “conventional” online copywriting, SEO copywriting goes an extra step, meshing customer searching behavior with persuasive, informative prose.
SEO Copywriting Enhances (Not Detracts) From Your User’s Experience
SEO copywriting preferred practices do not require that you sacrifice your existing tone and feel for higher search rankings. Nor will inserting keyphrases into your text sabotage your conversion focus. Rather, search engine optimization writing results in well-written, compelling and informative text that gains prime positioning. The final result is seamless to your prospect and highly readable – yet powerful enough to be positioned as highly relevant for your key search queries.
A common misconception is that search marketing is primarily a “techie” profession, relying on back-end code for front-end positioning success. However, content is truly king within the search marketing space – and SEO is one place where online marketers thrive. Marketers intimately understand that every word – every sentence – can be skillfully enhanced for a conversion strategy. Pair that with well-researched keyphrases, and you have the beginnings of a powerful search marketing strategy.
Nine steps to Successful SEO Copywriting
Pages created with SEO copywriting techniques satisfy two demanding masters:
When your internal marketing staff understands search marketing theories and processes, you can translate this knowledge into higher search positions. The end result is highly optimized text that’s skillfully written in-house – and without the need to outsource to a search marketing firm. Below are nine steps your marketing department can take to ensure preferred practices are followed: