My friends from Unique Blog Designs have done it again with their new Squeeze Theme.
So what is Squeeze Theme?
It is the easiest way to create squeeze pages in WordPress, yes WordPress! All you have to do is choose the theme you want to run, add the text, photo or video and you’re on your way..
So what is a Squeeze Page?
A squeeze page is a single web page with the sole purpose of capturing emails and other information for follow-up targeted marketing to the user later.
I have played around with it for a little while, and I am here to tell you that nothing is easier to start collecting emails, I am no designer or coder by any stretch, but with this and WordPress, I had a site up and running in no time.
The member’s area:
When you first login into the member’s area it is packed with a full Resource Center, including a step-by-step video tutorial guide, and a support forum.
The videos are easy to follow along with and if you don’t have time to watch the videos there are also step by step instructions below the videos. But take the time to watch the videos, they are worth watching.
When you’re inside the member’s area you also have the opportunity to sign up for Squeeze Camp (if you haven’t already). Squeeze Camp is a 12-week guide to mastering Squeeze Theme and building your email list. The course that will take you from novice or intermediate level, to expert level when it comes to building and managing your email lists.
I highly recommend Squeeze Theme. Unique Blog Designs is currently running a special until December 1st, you can get Squeeze Theme for 34% off.
Yesterday vBulletin announced a new pricing structure for the new 4.0 suite, well like I said there was going to be some backlash about it and now vBulletin announced today that they are giving those with an expired license a deal now.
For licenses that expired in the last 12 months, we are offering an extra $45 discount for advance ordering, in addition to the publicly available pre-sale savings of $50. This means the all new vB 4.0 Publishing Suite will cost you only $190, a total savings of $95.
For licenses that expired more than 12 month ago, we are offering an extra $25 discount for advance ordering, in addition to the publicly available pre-sale savings of $50. This means the all new vB 4.0 Publishing Suite will cost you only $210, a total savings of $75.
I’m sure there will be some of those who will complain about this pricing too. You can’t please everyone!
Yesterday vBulletin announced that vBulletin 4.0 is on it’s way along with a publishing suite that includes a Blog and an Article-based CMS Publishing.
I am really looking forward to upgrading to the suite and if you’re a customer with an active license, the vBulletin Publishing Suite is at a pre-sale discount price of only $130 (over 50% off regular price) which will expire on Friday October 30, 2009.
They also announced a new a license structure. vBulletin is now changing to a one-time owned license fee for each major point release. This will mean no more annual renewal fees, once you purchase a major point version, you’ll receive maintenance, security and minor point releases for the life of 4.x or that current version. The price of a new license will increase from $160.00 to $195.00 and the suite will be priced at $250.00 for the upgrade after the presale and $285.00 for a new suite. If you currently have an active license you will be able to upgrade to 4.0 for free, but your license MUST be active.
Interesting pricing decision and as always I am sure there will be some backlash to the new pricing structure, I actually don’t mind it, it’s not like they are going to release new version every 6 months. I believe that vBulletin is the best and easiest forum software out there and I will continue to use and support them.
You can take a look a vBulletin’s new site as well as some screen shots HERE
With all the hype with last week with Google Wave, Google also introduced a new search feature that makes it easier for users to find forum posts or discussions related to what they’re searching for. This new addition to Google search results applies to sites that tend to have a large number of posts on a specific topic. When several different discussions on your site that are relevant to their query, Google indented them under the primary result and include the date of each post.
You can read more over at the Google Blog.
Even though Clickbooth is using the (sometimes hated) DirectTrack system, Clickbooth’s newest interface has to be one of the nicest ones out there.
First the new interface page design is very clean and simple. To have all your stats, including today, last month and revenue to date, are right in front of you is great if you want to take a quick glance.
On the new homepage there is also the new search function that has auto-fill drop down capabilities, along with partial searches, you can get instant results as soon as you start typing, it’s a very cool tool if you want to do a fast search to see if they have a specific or a competitive campaign for you to run.
Also one of the coolest new tools is the Niche Optimizer
Currently 10 niches to choose from, with more will be added in the future, each containing the most optimized and successful offers (based on EPC) for that niche. Then you just copy the code, paste it on your site and you are good to go!
Your ad will now continue to run the highest converting offer for that niche, and whenever there is another offer that performs better, the Niche Optimizer will automatically switch out the campaign for you!
If you visited your Clickbooth account in awhile and haven’t signed-up for Clickbooth yet you should check it out, I think you will be impressed with the new interface.