Free Website Builder Wix Offers Users $50 for Facebook Advertising
07/01/2010

Wix is a free website editor that enables the creation of Flash websites through a drag & drop process. Creators of Wix sites are now receiving $50 vouchers to advertise on Facebook.

Online PR News – 01-July-2010 – – New York, NY Wix.com is a high-tech start-up company that developed an online software platform, through which users can build and customize their own free websites. Each site created with Wix is search engine friendly, a remarkable asset for a Flash website builder (http://www.wix.com). To date, over 4 million Flash websites have been created with Wix. This week marked the launch of a new advertising opportunity for Wix users. The company is now providing free $50 vouchers for Facebook ads to users with select premium packages.

At the heart of Wix is the intuitive web-editor, free online software designed to take the hassle out of website building. Users can sign up at Wix to gain instant access to the free website builder, and immediately add text, images, links, menu buttons and even HTML widgets to your own free website. A gallery of fully customizable Flash web templates is also provided.

Wix earns its money through a "freemium" model. Users can create a free website (http://www.wix.com/free/website) with Wix' tools, and get free hosting under the Wix URL. Users can upgrade to a premium package, to and gain control over their site domains and gain access to a variety of other advanced features such as access to Google Analytics, shopping cart widgets and the removal of all Wix ads.

Users with yearly eCommerce, Unlimited or Combo premium packages are now receiving free $50 vouchers for Facebook ads. Users who upgrade to these packages also receive the vouchers.

Founder & CEO of Wix, Avishai Abrahami, comments: "The Facebook promotion allows Wix users to tap into their online audiences...We're giving site owners a strong push toward customers who are already looking for them."

Facebook hosts over 400,000,000 active members, with commercial needs and interests demonstrated through user profiles and online activity. When a Wix user creates a Facebook ad, he or she can target these preferences, to attract customers already indicating an interest in whatever a user's business or website offers. The personalized targeting of Facebook ads makes them highly effective and very valuable for small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to create an online buzz.

The Facebook promotion coincides with a similar ongoing deal Wix has with Google, offering premium users free $75 coupons toward Google AdWords. The combination of these offers presents Wix users with $125 of free advertising with two of the most frequented hubs of online activity.

Wix was created in 2006 and is backed by Mangrove Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital. Wix headquarters are in New York, and the company has offices in Tel-Aviv as well. To learn more about how to make a website (http://www.wix.com) with Wix and to browse through galleries of free web templates, visit wix.com.

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