October 29, 2009 13:18 ET

Yola Announces Pro Package and Premium Styles Store for Users Needing Advanced Features

New Offerings Satisfy the Requests of Power Users While Introducing New Revenue Streams to Support Yola's Freemium Model

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 29, 2009) - Yola Inc., one of the nation's largest free website builders, today announced the introduction of Yola Pro, a package of premium services geared towards the needs of power users, and its Premium Styles Store, with 18 new professionally-designed templates that bring an extra edge to users' sites.

With the introduction of Yola Pro, $49.95 per year, and the Premium Styles, a $29.95 one-time fee per template, Yola is implementing the next stage of its freemium business model by providing value-added services that users can choose to purchase on top of its free services.

"Our plan has always been to monetize with premium services, but for the first year our focus was on building the best free site builder on the market and perfecting the infrastructure to support it," said Vinny Lingham, CEO and founder of Yola. "With a great product you get great customers and we've built a strong community of Yola users -- over 2.5 million strong and growing rapidly -- who have been vocal about the advanced features they're craving. Now, it's an ideal time and an ideal situation; we're able to introduce new offerings that keep us on track with our profitability goals and offer new features our users' desire."

The Yola Pro package provides the advanced features power users need to build a professional site with a single purchase. For less than $50 per year, users receive: 100MB file uploads; Yola footer removal; a Yola premium style; over $50 in advertising and stock photo credits; and the ability to create more sites with more storage.

Yola Free users can still take advantage of Yola's robust free offering, the easy-to-use site building tool with a variety of templates, more than 60,000 widgets, a blogging platform and ad-free hosting.

Yola also announced today the launch of its Small Business Resource Center, a central, free resource that has all of the tools small businesses need to build a successful online presence. To celebrate the kickoff, Yola also announced its Small Business Recovery Plan, a sweepstakes giving more than $5,000 in goods and services including 10 Pro packages and 25 Premium Styles.

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About Yola, Inc.

Yola offers a free website creation tool that empowers small businesses, non-profits and everyday users to easily create professional quality websites. Yola's intuitive drag and drop technology enables users to easily incorporate a variety of content including YouTube videos, Google Maps, PayPal shopping carts and many more without needing any technical skills. Privately-held Yola, backed by Reinet Fund, is the recipient of numerous industry accolades including The Industry Standard 100, a Fast Company Fast 50 Reader Favorite and BusinessWeek's 50 Best Tech Startups. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For additional information, please visit or call 415-227-0250.

Contact Information

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    Yola, Inc.
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