SOURCE: SynthaSite

October 15, 2008 12:00 ET

SynthaSite's Newest Release Adds Advanced Features Enabling Users to Make Money Online

In Tough Economic Times, SynthaSite Makes It Easy for Everyday Web Users to Reach Customers and Friends Through an Online Store Front, Blogging and Simple Domain Registration

SAN FRANCSICO, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - SynthaSite, the leading do-it-yourself free Web site builder, today announced it has augmented its platform with advanced features to meet the growing Web site needs of small business owners and individuals. Now, small business owners and individuals can use SynthaSite's new domain registration feature to secure the available domain of their choice with a few simple clicks, implement a secure shopping cart feature powered by PayPal to confidently sell goods and services online, and leverage new blogging functionality to create a blog to build rapport with their audience.

"The Web is an incredible resource that allows anyone to have a presence worldwide. Now, with the global economy struggling, the Web can avail itself to help people earn additional income and we're pleased to offer new, free tools to help them do so," said Vinny Lingham, CEO of SynthaSite. "As an active blogger who tests new tools all the time, I can say with absolute confidence that with SynthaSite's free, easy-to-use, blogging platform, anyone can be active in the blogosphere regardless of their technical expertise. At the same time, small businesses and individuals who are capitalizing on the Web for income can be confident that their customers' financial information is safe via our plug-and-play shopping cart solution fueled by PayPal."

With the new domain registration feature, for $14.95, users have a secure way of purchasing the available domain of their choosing with a few simple clicks, eliminating the complicated domain configuration that would challenge a non-tech savvy user.

This personalized space will come in handy as more individuals and small businesses turn to the Web to sell goods and services globally. To accommodate this trend, SynthaSite has incorporated an online store front and worked with PayPal to incorporate a shopping cart widget that allows users to integrate PayPal's secure payments platform without needing to leave the SynthaSite site builder. Now SynthaSite users can simplify their sales process and offer their end users the peace of mind that comes with the PayPal brand.

At the same time, with SynthaSite's new robust blogging functionality, everyday Internet users without any programming skills can create a standalone blog or add a blog to an existing Web site. SynthaSite's new blogging platform provides ease-of-use and customization, allowing small businesses and individuals without technical expertise to engage with valued communities anywhere, anytime. With the SynthaSite platform, users can choose from a variety of aesthetically-appealing, customizable templates and create a blog with categorized entries, tagged relevant themes and keywords, a blog roll and an RSS feed, benefitting from unique features such as SEO-friendly URLs.

Social Media Links:

--  Vinny Lingham's Blog: http://www.vinnylingham.com/
--  SynthaSite's Blog: http://blog.synthasite.com/
--  SynthaSite's Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/Synthasitehelp
    

About SynthaSite

SynthaSite is at the forefront of the Web 2.0 movement, offering a free Web site creation tool that empowers everyday users and small businesses to easily create professional quality Web sites. SynthaSite's intuitive drag and drop technology enables users to easily incorporate a variety of widgets including YouTube videos, Google Gadgets, PayPal Widgets and many more without needing to leave SynthaSite or see any html code. Privately-held SynthaSite, backed by venture capital firm Columbus Venture Capital, is the recipient of numerous industry accolades and a Fast Company Fast 50 Reader Favorite. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For additional information, please visit www.synthasite.com or call 415-227-0250.

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