A Quick Start in the New Year
By Matt Brandon, Vice President Bondware Inc
The Bondware team has been very busy since the last newsletter. Please read the bullets below for more info and give us a call if we can help with your web projects.
All the News That's Fit to Crawl
A common dilemma for our newspaper customers is whether to provide free access to their news content on their website. One school of thought believes this cannibalizes print subscriptions with no real opportunity to regain those revenues. Another school believes that open access to articles attracts search engine crawlers to index their website content, ultimately leading to more human traffic and more online advertising revenues. To help our customers split the difference, we have added a setting to article sections where articles behind the "paywall" can be opened to the public x number of days after publication. This prevents cannibalization of the current print edition while providing fodder for the search engine crawlers over the long term. Upgrade your Bondware core to version 128 and edit a content section to try out this powerful new setting.
Product Information Videos
The Bondware team is pleased to announce the availability of our new video library for product information. Start with the Overview of the Bondware Core and then explore the full library. Watch for new videos each week as we are aggressively adding to the library.
Call us at 615-333-7775 or email@example.com for more product information.
Reduced Bandwidth and Storage Fees for High Volume Customers
One of our ongoing priorities is to reduce the costs of bandwidth and storage for Bondware customers. At the end of the day, we would rather be a software company that earns revenue from the value of our software instead of bandwidth and storage fees. Until we reach this point we will continue to work diligently to reduce costs and occasionally make meaningful announcements like the one below.
Effective 2/1/11, we were able to drop the bandwidth and storage overage charges for two of our higher volume plans. Customers on our High Traffic and Mega Traffic plans will see their storage overages drop by 25% from $4/100 MB over allowance to $3/100 MB. Likewise, data transfer (bandwidth) will drop 33% for High Traffic plan customers and 50% for Mega Traffic plan customers. Existing customers will see these changes on their February invoices.
Bondware would like to formally welcome the following new customers to the Bondware family
Welcome New Customers
- Olive Oils and More - This e-commerce site proudly features only the best olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world.
- Auction Professionals - This full-service auction company located in Tennessee understands that 90% of the success of an auction is predicated on the work performed prior to the event.