"After working with so many small businesses during the current state of the economy in the United States and abroad we have come to realize that many brick and mortar based stores are struggling to compete with newly emerging eCommerce websites."
With consumers trying to save on gas, working longer hours and finding themselves unable to shop in person, eCommerce websites are seeing higher visitation rates than ever before while in-store sales are falling just as steadily. What's more, many of these small businesses do not even have a website or the funds available to have one built.
"Therefore, during this economic down turn, we here at Search Engine Partner are offering free website templates to small businesses with no catches or gimmicks. Simply search our website for a free website template, download it, and viola! We know that many website template providers like Monstertemplate charge anywhere from $150 for a generic website to $5,000 for a unique license for the same website templates and we are pleased to be able to offer similar website templates for free."
Unlike free websites from Microsoft Office Live, Vistaprint, and others containing advertisements or simply one single webpage, what SEP is offering is a fully functional website without advertising and a minimum of 5 subpages.
Along with SEP many other businesses are doing the same, trying to help where they can. For example, Carlos Vasquez, who owns a dry cleaning business in the Upper East Side of New York, is offering to dry clean suits for the unemployed, published by the nydailynews.com. The Cincinnati.com published a similar story about another dry cleaner who is offering to dry clean suits for the unemployed. And the list can go on and on about how companies like ourselves are trying to help their local communities and the small businesses located therein.
"With offices in California, Houston, Florida, and New York, we hope that we'll be able to offer enough free website templates to be able to make a difference in the economy."
"We believe that by allowing every small business access to their very own website it will allow them to at least take a short breath on their advertising costs and be able to invest those funds more appropriately into avenues with much higher returns on investment like search engine marketing." The co- founder of Search Engine Partner, Dr. Clinton Cimring, has said, "A website is like an island resort. It serves no purpose if no one can find it. Conversely, no one will visit a resort that they can't stay at. A website needs to be found and also needs to retain the users who visit it. Otherwise it serves no purpose."
Steps to set up a free website template:
1. The small business will need to sign up for a Godaddy or similar account to register a domain name. We recommend registering a .com or .net domain through a major registrar like Godaddy. Tip: you may be able to obtain a substantial discount by typing in the name of the registrar like "Godaddy" into Google or searching Google for terms like "domain name." Look for the link under the sponsored link section.
We also recommend that the name of the website be similar to the keywords the small business would like to show up for and not use any special characters between the words like dashes or underscores, i.e., linenrentalcompanies.com rather than linen-rental-companies.com
Be sure to enter the code from above and update your cart before entering your payment information.
2. Next select the free website template of your choice from the list below.
3. The link to download the template will be sent via email.
Prior to offering free website templates, from 2007-2009 Search Engine Partner offered free website analyses and ranking reports providing small businesses suggestions on how to rank their websites on the first page of Google. To date SEP has run 331 free website analyses on over 300 different websites. Senior Account Executive for SEP, John C. Grantham, stated that although very few ended up signing up for their services, that was not the point of offering the free website analyses; they were simply happy to help.
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