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Santa can't help you, but we can... Let GoodSite be your design workshop.

Kevin Painchaud - Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Let GoodSite be your web and graphic design workshop.

Call us for more info at 888-996-6228 or visit us at http://www.getgoodsite.com

Tips for Better Web Conversion

Kevin Painchaud - Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Tips for Better Web Conversion
Web conversion is a very important consideration for those starting online businesses, since it indicates how many visitors coming to your site are actually buying something. Here are some tips on how to increase your web conversion rate.
Be honest with your customers. Clearly show what a particular product will cost, including additional costs such as shipping so the client will know how much they will have to pay. Also, make sure your site is regularly updated so that if a product is out of stock, it will be reflected in the listings.
Make it easy for your customers to make a purchase. The site should be easy to navigate so that customers can visit a page featuring a product they may be interested in with just one click. It should also be easy for them to add products to their shopping cart and check out. Buttons to perform these important functions should be visible above the fold and be labeled clearly in big lettering.
If you require users to sign up for an account, don’t ask for too much information. When they see the sign-up form, they may be daunted if they see too many fields to fill up. Make sure the form only asks for the most essential information.
Make sure that you inspire trust in your users by making it easy for them to reach you. All of your contact information should be clearly given on the site, such as your e-mail address, a toll-free number and a street address. If you have an SSL certificate, you should also clearly display your VeriSign Secured logo.
Have a clear returns policy. People will be more inspired to buy from you if they see that you have a good returns policy. If possible, have a number that they can call if they want to return something so that they can explain the problem to a customer service representative and offer free return shipping. You should also have a long return period starting from the date when the product is delivered.


GoodSite partners with Merchant account company

Kevin Painchaud - Tuesday, September 21, 2010
GoodSite recently has partnered up with a merchant account company that offers superior services, competitive prices, and additional features.  

Description

Special Offer

Set up and Application Fee:

$0.00

Customer Support & Statement  Fee:

$5.00 per Month

Gateway Security Fee:

$10.00 per Month (128-bit SSL)

Visa, MasterCard, & Discover Rate:

2.25%

Transaction Fee:

$0.20

Payment Gateway

Authorize.net.

Contact GoodSite for more info

Goodsite Web Solutions moves to Santa Cruz

Kevin Painchaud - Wednesday, June 16, 2010
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Goodsite Web Solutions Moves to Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California – United States – June 16, 2010 – Goodsite Web Solutions recently moved from Los Angeles to Santa Cruz. Despite the location change, Goodsite (www.getgoodsite.com and santacruzwebsolutions.com) continues to offer innovative, user-friendly sites, outstanding customer service and exceptional creativity.

Kevin Painchaud, Director of Development for Goodsite, in a recent interview stated that “Goodsite has found a way to incorporate the latest technology and evolving social media communications tools with simple, clean and user-friendly web designs. We don't just throw in extra flash and blogs to make a site look good if the end user experience will be adversely affected by it. Every company is unique and requires different methods to attain their goals.”

Goodsite, the Santa Cruz based web company, will be offering web design and development, eCommerce solutions, content management systems, custom programming, search engine optimization (SEO), internet marketing, web hosting, logo design, branding, and print design. “Our goal as a provider is to give you everything you need to be successful all in one place,” says Painchaud. “We can take your web based business from idea to conception to success without you having to go anywhere else.”

Despite the recent location change of Goodsite, they still cater to clients all over the world.  “We currently have clients in several states as well as a few clients located as far as Russia and Spain,” says Painchaud.  When asked about the company’s recent move to Santa Cruz, “Working with clients remotely has never been a problem.  Most clients don’t even know that we have moved.  Being in Santa Cruz really brings back that community support which I grew up loving. It's rare to find a place like this. We're so happy to be setting up shop here.”  

In conjunction with their recent move, Goodsite has also rolled out their new content management system called GoodBusiness. GoodBusiness is a hosted integrated system that incorporates six essential web tools into one interface. For additional information you can visit  www.getgoodbusiness.com.  Beyond their GoodBusiness system, Goodsite has been busy developing brand new tools that have never been offered before online.  One such tool is a new video upload system where once the video is uploaded, a user can then record a voice over on top of the encoded video.  Our client is using this innovative tool to critique dance routines.  This site which was designed and developed by GoodSite can be seen at http://dancecritique.com/

Great web tools to help you make money and give power to your site

Kevin Painchaud - Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Over the years we at GoodSite have had the opportunity to create some amazing web sites for many remarkable companies and individuals.  We love working on new and exciting projects and discovering and a lot of times inventing new technologies to make our clients lives easier and to create a more enjoyable user experience.  I often get emails from clients and friends asking me about different tools that are out there that may help them deliver their message more effectively, or be able to make money online.  I have created a long list of great tools and programs (most are free) that you should check out.

If you'd like to contribute to this list, please click here:

NEW TOOLS OFFERED BY GOODSITE!

E-COMMERCE

One of our amazing programmers has custom created an e-commerce solution that can be customized to fit your exact needs.  So whether if you are selling actual products, or e-books of MP3, we can create an easy to use shopping cart made just for you.  We recently had a client who needed a shopping cart, and most platforms that we looked at had way too many features and were just not user friendly for our clients to use or the end customer.  That's why our new solution was developed.

CUSTOM CONTENT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

What is a Content Management Solution (CMS)?  A CMS is a easy way to update information on your site without needing to know any html.  

Over the years we have built many customized CMS sites for bands and various art galleries.  We can now create a CMS site built to fit your exact needs.  Finally you are able to take control of your own site and make the changes you want to make, when YOU want to make them.  And make the changes fast and easy.

ONLINE TOOLS

VIDEO:

Adding video to your site or social media page is very popular.  Here are a few great video related links and ideas to add pizzaz to your site:

- Veeple - http://www.veeple.com

Makes your video interactive by adding hot links on your video.  Full content management, video delivery, branded player, and interactivity.

- Stickam – The best site for live video communications with multiple people. There is no major competition for Stickam just yet.

- Blogtv – Blogtv is a recent discovery to the public. It allows you to do a live video show, and you can stream it live, as well as archive it for later use.

- LiveStream.com http://www.livestream.com/ Create your own live video channel, interact with viewers, and even be able to mix cameras, graphics, and much more

- Ustream – Allows you to stream live video and you can also embed the player in to your own website.

ONLINE VIDEO EDITORS

- Shwup - Bring together your photos and video.  It allows you to pick a style, add music, then allows you to share it on your social media site.

- Cuts – Insert sound effects in your videos, add captions, loop the best parts and in minutes you can share your creation with the world.

- JumpCut – a free service that enables you to upload, edit and share your videos. Offers keyframe-based editing, effects, transitions and actions.


VIDEO CONVERTERS

- Zamzar – converts all sorts of file formats, including several video formats.

- Vixy – a simple converter that can only convert Flash apps from the web to several other video formats.


VIDEO SHARING

There of course is YouTube and Googe Video, but here's a few others that may of be interest.

- Blip.tv – Blip.tv is the perfect video sharing site for video podcast makers. It’s designed to let them easily upload all types and qualities of media and then send them to their feed for the users. They also let you add ads to you video so you can make some money.

- Ourmedia – A great site where you can upload audio, video, images, and text and share them with the world. The OurMedia community contains over 100,000 members.

- ClipShack – video sharing community that allows you to upload video clips, make friends, keep a collection of your favorite videos and comment on clips.

- Viddler – Viddler lets add tags and comments to video that will show up at specific times. It also has unique features like flickr and twitter integration.

- Revver – The first video sharing site that provides users with the possibility to earn money from the videos they upload.

AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

Start making residual money off your site.  Over the past few years, we've had a few clients that have used various affiliate programs.  The two best that we found are:

Linkshare - LinkShare is a leading provider of full-service online marketing solutions specializing in the areas of Search (SEM), Lead Generation and Affiliate Marketing. As the online marketing industry continues to evolve at a fast pace, advertisers and publishers are turning to LinkShare for technology innovation, experience and a passion for driving results.

ClickBanks - For affiliates: Find tens of thousands of digital products to promote online. For vendors: Attract customers and accept payment for your digital products online.


INTERNET MARKETING TOOLS

Here are a few valuable tools to get your site seen and increase your search engine ranking

- Google Analytics - The enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness.

- Digital Point Keyword Tracker 

If you know which keywords you’re targeting high search engine rankings for, this tool is very useful for tracking the daily changes to your rankings.

- Crazy Egg Heat Maps 

Crazy Egg offer dynamic heat maps of where your visitors click on your website, this can be a very helpful in optimizing advertisement placement for high conversions or simply placing your elements (header, navigation, search, content etc) in the most useful positions.

- Keyword Discovery – Keyword Research Tool - When developing or optimizing your website, targeting suitable keywords is essential for you to achieve high search engine traffic. An alternative keyword research tool you can use is Word Tracker.

- 7Search Keyword Suggestion Tool 

This tool is a hybrid tool including a search frequency research tool and a keyword advertising price research tool. If you use this tool for keyword research you can not only target suitable keywords for SEO but also for high paying advertisement clicks. The results are not to scale but it it useful as a reference.

ONLINE VIDEO MARKETING

In my humble opinion the best Video Marketing site is TubeMogul.com

TubeMogul is a free service that provides a single point for deploying uploads to the top video sharing sites, and powerful analytics on who, what, and how videos are being viewed. TubeMogul tracks rich, standardized analytics far beyond "views," including per-second audience drop-off, audience geography and much more.


BOOKS

There are so many online marketing books out there, its impossible to keep up.  The book that I found by far the most useful is the title "The 4-Hour Workweek" by Timothy Ferriss.  This book covers so much and gives you great tools, ideas, and great resources.  This is a must for those who are looking to kA money off your website.

SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS

- Monitter - It's a twitter monitor, it lets you "monitter" the twitter world for a set of keywords and watch what people are saying.

- Tynt - See whats being copied off your site and adds a link back to your content with every paste

- Ping - Write once, publish many. Ping allows you to publish to as many as 60 social networks in less than 10 seconds

- Knowem. Checks brand name availability across 120 social media websites.

- SlideShare - Upload and share your PowerPoint presentations, Word documents and Adobe PDF Portfolios on SlideShare. Share publicly or privately. Add audio to make a webinar. 

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GoodSite is a Santa Cruz, CA based web design and development company. For more info please visit http://getgoodsite.com/.

Custom Yoli Training Pages Now!

Kevin Painchaud - Wednesday, August 05, 2009
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Get your own Yoli Training page customized for you!

  • It's still pre-launch.  You need to build your downline now!  Let us create your own custom Yoli training page today! 

Your custom training page includes the following:

  1. Your own customized header with your name, photo, and contact information
  2. All information below your header is the live feed from the Yoli corporate site.  As they update content, it's updated on yours
  3. Add your own domain name
  4. Your own blog in the "What's Next" section.  Be able to update this on a daily basis
  5. Your own hosting account
  6. Your email set up through our system
  7. Your email link will be set up through your own customer database.  When people contact you through your site, all of their information will be captured into your customer database
  8. We will set up your own email newsletter template so you can send high quaiity branded newsletters that match your site
  9. You'll have your own powerful email newsletter campaign system.  Send out up to 10,000 email newsletter a month to all of your contacts in your database
  10. You will have powerful analytics that give you detailed reports on your website.  Know who is looking at your site, where they are located, what search engines are finding you, what keywords people are seraching to find you, and so much more
  11. Your training page also includes powerful SEO tools.  Be able to add keywords and meta tags to your page without needing to know any html
  • Read below for more features that come with your account.

Sign up NOW!

Only $20 set up plus monthly hosting fees

 

Your custom Yoli Training header

More information on your hosting package that comes with your customized Yoli training site

Your Yoli training page is hosted on our system called GoodBusiness. GoodBusiness is a hosted online platform that give you six powerful web tools integrated into one interface. Not only do you get the extensive list of features for your customized Yoli training page, but you can also host additional domains and web sites for no additional cost. You can use your own GoodBusiness account for your Yoli site, your business site and your personal site. Each one of these can use all of our amazing tools.

Features:

  • 500 MB  disc space for the basic package
  • Set up to 10 email address (both pop and webmail)
  • Use of our SiteWalk system.  With Sitewalk, you can edit your content without know any html.  Just click on the section that you want to edit, make the changes much like you would in a word processor, click "save and publish" and your change is now live.
  • Built in e-commerce system.  You can sell anything online including e-products.
  • Built-in customer database
  • Extensive analytics that give you detailed reports of all statics
  • SMS notifications when someone fills out an online form
  • Ability to add blogs and forums
  • Ability to create password protected areas and membership sites
  • SEO and marketing tools
  • Photo galleries
  • Amazing support
  • Access to unparralled graphic and web design with GoodSite.
  • and so much more...

For a full list of features, click here

Sign up NOW!

Only $20 set up plus monthly hosting fees

View our GoodBusiness overview video
to see how you can use our system

Please feel free to call me if you have any questions
Kevin Painchaud 1.888.996.6228

 

 

 

GoodSite now offers Copywriting

Kevin Painchaud - Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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GoodSite now offers Copywriting

Copywriting:
Do you need copy written for an advertisement or website?  Do you need a press release or article written?  We have a new member of our GoodSite team who specializes in copywriting.  He has over 20 years of writing experience for various newspapers and periodicals and over 5 years of internet marketing writing experience.  Put your business' message in the capable hands of GoddSite's talented, professional copywriter.

We are constantly expanding our services to provide our clients with the best, most comprehensive services possible.  Please let us know what GoodSite can do for you.

Contact us for more information

GoodSite expands their services: Warehousing and Fulfillment House Services

Kevin Painchaud - Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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GoodSite expands their services: Warehousing and Fulfillment House Services

Warehousing and Fulfillment House Services :
GoodSite has partnered up with a fulfillment house and now offers now offers warehousing and fulfillments.  What does that mean for you?  
Well, if you have product that you want to sell but don’t want to store the items, deal with taking orders and shipping your product, we can help. The company that we have partnered with has been supplying warehousing and fulfillment of products from their location of the past 3 years.  Whether its books, CD’s, movies, or other products, they will warehouse your inventory and deal with the processing and shipping of your products.  You just receive checks. Please email us if you have any questions. 

Contact us for more information

GoodSite offers more services: Search Engine Optimization and Online Marketing

Kevin Painchaud - Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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GoodSite expands their services:

Search Engine Optimizations and Online Marketing Services
With GoodSite,  you’ll have access to the latest, most effective SEO/SEM and PPC strategies: including strategies unknown to most online marketing firms and specialists.  We offer our services in both a consultant format, as well as a hands-on format. Here are a few of our SEO and SEM services:

• Social Media Marketing:  Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  PPC and automated marketing strategies 
• Affiliate Marketing:  Clickbank, Commission Junction, Hydra Network, etc.  With our unique affiliate analytics tools, we are able to pinpoint product history, analyze sales trends for all affiliate marketers, vendors, products and product niches, view the exact organic and Google Adwords keywords being used to market each product, etc. 
• Viral Video Creation, Optimization and Syndication
• Cutting-Edge Linking Strategies
• Keyword Research, Optimization, and Implementation- including the ability to access the top ranked websites most profitable keyword choices
• Domain Directory Submission (over 400 Directories)
• Press Release Creation & Distribution (PRWeb and dozens of free submission sites)
• Article Creation & Submission  (60 top article submission sites and dozens of article announcement lists)
• On-Site Optimization (Optimized Site Structure, Content, Keywords and Meta Tags; Increased Google PageRank)
• Mailing List Strategies (Monetizing, Auto Responders, Opt-Ins, Sales Pages, and Squeeze Pages)
• PLR Strategies
• Google Adwords campaigns
• Automated Power Blogging Strategies (including Wordpress installation and optimization)
• Niche Targeting

Contact us for more information

Goodsite Launches New Website, Introduces GoodBusiness CMS

Kevin Painchaud - Tuesday, July 21, 2009
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Goodsite Launches New Website, Introduces GoodBusiness CMS

Los Angeles, California – United States – July 21, 2009 – Goodsite Web Solutions, a Los Angeles based web design firm, launched its new website today which can be found at  www.getgoodsite.com. This entity is the latest evolution of a design team that has been working together for over a decade now and has consistently created innovative, user-friendly sites.

Kevin Painchaud, Director of Development for Goodsite, in a recent interview stated that “Goodsite has found a way to incorporate the latest technology and evolving social media communications tools  with simple, clean and user-friendly web designs. We don't just throw in extra flash and blogs to make a site look good if the end user experience will be adversely affected by it. Every company is unique and requires different methods to attain their goals.”

Goodsite will be offering web design and development, eCommerce solutions, content management systems, custom programming, search engine optimization (SEO), internet marketing, web hosting, logo design, branding, and print design. “Our goal as a provider is to give you everything you need to be successful all in one place,” says Painchaud. “We can take your web based business from idea to conception to success without you having to go anywhere else.”

In conjunction with their new site launch, Goodsite also rolled out their new content management system called GoodBusiness. The design team, in just the past few years, has built custom CMS for art galleries, bands, small businesses and an orphanage in Rwanda. Now they have come up with a hosted integrated system that incorporates six essential web tools into one interface. For additional information you can visit  www.getgoodbusiness.com.


Contact:
Kevin Painchaud
Director of Development
goodsite/ goodbusiness
 http://www.getgoodsite.com
http://www.getgoodbusiness.com

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