Website Tech Stuff

This won’t mean a lot to you unless you’re a bit tech-minded, but it does summarise what we offer in some detail.

Web Address

Every site needs an address. You can have yourname.kiwisites.co.nz for free, or you can get a domain name of your own and we then point it to your site.

IMPORTANT: You should own your domain name directly as it is a unique asset of your business.

We recommend Only Domains for this as they have a great interface, and they also provide an excellent email service if you want an address based on your domain name. Alternatively you can get Google Workspace and use gmail in the same way.

Online Tools

In the 20 years Fletch (Kiwisites Owner) has been designing and managing small business websites, he has evolved a set of tools that make creating and managing a successful site easy and affordable.

Built with WordPress

  • world’s most used website software
  • plugins that can do everything you need
  • works in well with Google rankings
  • has automatic software updates

Easy editing with Divi

  • drag’n’drop control of your site’s layout
  • 40 different content modules
  • easy and fast site DIY updates
  • features that help with search rankings

Monitored with Analytics

  • a free Google account for your statistics
  • see where visitors are coming from
  • easy to use interface
  • measure advertising results

Hosted at Siteground

  • fast and secure website hosting
  • managed and monitored
  • automatic security updates
  • have login access to the server

Sell with WooCommerce

  • world’s most widely used ecommerce
  • handle sales with automated responses
  • have full backend control of your store
  • enhance with free and paid plugins

Get paid via Stripe

  • fast and secure payment processing
  • links to your bank account
  • zero setup costs
  • approx 3.5% transaction fees

Site Visitors

The tutorials show you just how easy and quick it can be to use these tools. Because NZ is such as small which means that the search market isn’t overly competitive, you’d be surprised just how many site visitors you can attract.

Facebook Ads

  • appear when people are scrolling
  • interact directly in Messenger
  • build an audience
  • people click through to your site

Google Ads

  • appear at the top of search results
  • only pay when people click through
  • control spending with daily budgets
  • easy to switch off and on

Email Marketing

  • collect addresses from your site
  • utilise addresses you already have
  • easily customise email design
  • see who reads your messages