With the recent updates to Internet Explorer many of our users encountered issues while adding content to written content blocks on their sites. Managing image uploads and inserting those images into website pages, making changes to the appearance of text, and modifying the overall layout pages was affected by the latest updates to IE.
DC has upgraded our written content editor within the DC website tool that addresses each of these issues.
- Cross-browser compatibility; works with Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE including versions 10 and 11
- Ability to upload images to your content library and insert those images into written content blocks
- Ability to preview content in the editor window and in your preview website
- Full set of editing tools for type, tables, special characters and more
- Advanced features for power-users that allows you to specify classes and IDs for images, divs, and more to which styles can be applied through CSS
If you haven’t given your website a “freshening up” recently now is a good time to check out the new web editor and see how easy it is to add or update the content on your website. Remember – search engines love websites with continually-updated content
You can customize the images that show to your customers representing products on each of your DistributorCentral website catalogs!
There is a $20 charge per website, per month to utilize this feature.
Maybe you would like to add your customers logo to all the products that are listed on their company store website to help them visualize what the finished product will be. . .
maybe you would just like your own images to represent certain products on your website.
There are many reasons why you might want to use this new feature to help make your site your own.
Click here to see the instructions to add this feature to your website.
Here is a great article by Google Analytics guru Avinash Kaushik:
Remember you can integrate your DC website with Google Analytics, instructions are here:
Google Analytics is a great tool to use to get detailed traffic statistics for your DistributorCentral hosted website. http://www.google.com/analytics/
“Google Analytics not only lets you measure sales and conversions, but also gives you fresh insights into how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site, and how you can keep them coming back” ~Google Team
Get your Google Analytics Account:
- Go to the Google Analytics website
- Sign in using your Google account or sign up to get a free account.
- Click the Add Website Profile link.
- Under “Choose Website Profile Type” select Add a Profile for a new domain.
- Under “Add a Profile for a new domain” type your main domain name in the field.
- Under “Instructions for adding tracking” copy the code shown on Google. NOTE: You can use either “Legacy Tracking Code (urchin.js)” or “New Tracking Code (ga.js)” though Google recommends using “New Tracking Code (ga.js)”.
- Click the Finish button in Google.
Once you get your Google Analytics account, you can integrate that with your DC hosted websites by adding the Analytics script (see above) to a section in the DC website editor:
To add the script:
- Login to DistributorCentral
- Go to Websites Menu > Add/Edit Websites
- Edit the website to the right of the Site name
- Click on “Website Traffic” on the right
- Paste your script into the field on the right
- Click the Save button
- Publish your website under “Website Publisher“
Click here if you need more help.
Here is a clever promotional product brought to you by this blog epromos.com. Do you have a customer that deals in food or has sweet sents that you might consider unique? The example provided gives great in-site into how we use our sense of smell to recognize some of the events in our lives, like fairs and state fairs.
Picture it now: the smell of the outdoors mixed with various foods from cotton candy, to corn dogs, and my all time favorite – funnel cake. If I were to smell funnel cake today, a flood of memories about fairs and carnivals would come back to me, which makes quite effective marketing. For the full story click here.
Another great idea that goes along with a sented Banner/promotional product is a corresponding message on it to a pintrest post relating to that sent. In the example above, why not put a QR code or weblink to a pintrest post on making funnel cake like the below?
A child account is an account that functions as a distributor account that is associated to your main account. This allows you to have functionality with regional sales offices or groups of salespersons or websites with different contact information and payment methods.
- Log into your DistributorCentral account
- On the menu bar under Account go to Child Accounts
- Click on the link Add New Child Account and fill out the information
- After filling out the form, click Submit
You now have a child account. To make changes in the child account, add users, or create a websites, simply go to Accounts down to Child Accounts and click the Login link on the right hand side across from the child account.
One thing about T-shirts is for certain, they are worn is many places. Each shirt proudly displays it’s design and logo to those around them. If you have not already, we suggest that you try doing a few promotions using T-shirts that are imprinted or embroidered.
Flashy or Simple? This question is answered with the type of event. If it’s for some sort of run or athletic event, you may want to get flashy or use brighter colors. This draws the attention of the viewers into noticing the shirt. The downside to the flashy and brighter shirts is that not many people would continue to use them outside of the event. If the event does not have much news coverage or is more of a smaller social get together, go for a simple shirt with a well placed logo. These shirts can continue to be worn after the event and exposes quite a few people to the brand.
Screen print or Embroider? The question gets down to the type of fabric. Do you have a soft smooth fabric like a cotton t-shirt or do you have rough fabric like denim? If you have soft fabric, you can easily go with screen printing. For rough fabric, since the screen print peals away quickly when on a rough surface, use embroidery for those rough surfaces.
The recycled effect. This is when you give a shirt away to a charity or organization. There are plenty of donations throughout the US that use these shirts. If the branded shirt is donated it still has a great chance of displaying your logo or promotion.
For more information about T-shirt promotional products click Here or Here for two articles.