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Spruz offers free website options again
Category: Annoucements

As of January 23rd we will be re-launching the option to allow for free advertisement supported websites, all website trials will be converted to free ad supported websites. As many of you are aware we eliminated the free website option last year due to problems with offering free websites and everything we were trying to include with them in additional to cash flow issues because advertisements on websites would not support our operational demands.

Anyone can create a free ad supported website with some changes from when we used to offer free websites as a norm.

Some of the new limitations on the free sites will include;

  • Limitations on the number of pages, and page elements.
  • 2 Total Ads per page plus site sponsors
  • New footer website bar on all free websites will feature an 1 advertisement of our 2 page advertisements and a new noticeable and easy to use "report this site" option so we can be notified when people seek to use our sites for abuse, along with other help full tools designed for site visitor usage.
  • Free websites will be deleted regularly if there is no user logins in a 30 day period. (1 Email notice will be sent before site deletion takes place.)
  • Free sites will run separate from people that upgrade thus maintaining page load times and site speed for our paying customers.
  • No support will be included for free accounts other then members helping members in our public forums, full support by our team will be reserved for pay customers via phone, support tickets and live chat.

With the free ad-supported plan we rely on a site bringing a great deal of traffic to pay for the hosting expense of keeping the site online. For this reason we have strict deletion criteria; so that if a free website drops in visits and logins over any given month it will be purged from the system. With our paid plans this is not the case and you never have to worry about your site and content being deleted.

Everything has to be paid for in some way. The way that we pay for the free sites to be hosted is through advertising and advertising requires lots of eyeballs.  Don't want ads on your site? Get one of the paid plans.


These new limitations help us avoid our past pitfalls with offering free before, but we really depend on people upgrading to our premium services to maintain the level of quality and value we have always offered to our customers.

By making this change will allows us to still offer a great value to those that will not or can not pay for a website while giving additional value to those that wish to upgrade.

Upcoming Webinars
Category: Annoucements

We have a number of webinars planned for the coming weeks. A webinar is a virtual seminar, thus allowing us to have live tutorials online and respond to questions asked by you our attendee.

Our webinars are part of our commitment to you and helping you grow with us. We have a range of topics that you can sign up for. Please reserve your seat early because there is limited space per webinar.

If you are serious about your website you should really attend, our webinars are great for beginners to advanced users. Anyone can register, tell a friend!

Theme Design (Thu, Oct 30, 2008 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT)

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How to Build a Website (Sat, Nov 1, 2008 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT)

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How to Build a Website (Wed, Nov 5, 2008 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST)

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Website Do's and Don'ts (Wed, Nov 12, 2008 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST)

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Building a Ecommerce Website (Thu, Nov 20, 2008 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST)

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Building a successful Ad Supported Website (Wed, Nov 12, 2008 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST)

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Click on the registration link for the webinar you would like to attend. You are free to signup for as many as you want, and webinars are free for you to attend.

Recent Spruz News
Category: Annoucements

We wanted to provide a recap of all the changes that have taken place over the last 30 days, and there has been some really important changes you need to be informed about.

Last month we released our news about Spruz Goes Premium.

Effective October 1st Spruz will be a premium service provider. The choice to no longer offer long term free unlimited websites and to go premium was not made lightly and was a decision that took us 6 months to decide on. We did this for a number of reasons, while we know there is a number of sites out there that provide free web services, nothing comes close to the features Spruz offers for a reason, Spruz is a data advanced platform, that allows you to create fully interactive websites, member orientated websites. As such the overhead for Spruz is very high. Providing free ad supported websites can not generated the revenue needed with 1 banner advertisement per page to maintain a company that wants to provide great support, performance and features to the public. Free websites also invite a lot of unwanted websites that add to the problem. We have to continually police websites for content because of advertiser and user complaints. If we can't keep advertisers then we can't keep the doors open, offering ad supported websites.
Remember: Other free providers do not give the level of support that we have always offered. Most people under estimate the need for support, but quality support for you can mean the differance between success and failure.

By moving to a premium service model our users can upgrade and monetize there own traffic with as many advertisements per page as you want, and we give you the tools to make it easier to place ads on your sites, or some of our users sell products or charge for membership. The fees for upgrading are very affordable and scalable, most plan configurations cost less the a can of soda a day.

In completing this move we will reduce the demand on our resources while at the same time providing us a strong revenue stream to upgrade and add new hardware (BTW thanks to those that have upgrade already we have just tripled our hardware that will be deployed in the next few days.) All sites created add to the data demands of the system.

After the last free 30 day period we will begin the great site purge (Deletion of Websites), after that point everyone should notice more stability, even faster page load times, and more programming added to the platform to bring you the best features, and advancements.

New Webinars Announced!

As part of our commitment to our users we will start having regular webinars on a wide range of topics. For those of you that are not familiar with a Webinar, a Webinar is a web based seminar that you can join from the comfort of your PC. Webinars have real-time video and audio, allow us to show and teach participants in real time. Our first webinar is tomorrow at 8pm EDT and will be a general Q&A How To. We still have some space available, about 540 have signed up for the event. To reserve your set, go to

We have added live chat help!

Recently we have added live chat help as another tool to help you with your website and goals. This is all part of moving to a premium network. Live help is located is the support and payment areas of the websites.

We now have Email Accounts as part of the upgrade!

When upgrading your site and if you added the domain name, you get your own email We have included 10 email accounts, but you can add more. Access your email configuration from your site properties section in your site administration.

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Email Now Included with Upgrade
Category: Annoucements

We have finished updating the platform to allow for the creation of email accounts for your domain name. You can now create emails for your site members

We include 10 email accounts by default with unlimited aliasing. For those that do not know what aliasing means, you can setup an email for yourself then add other email aliases to that account login. Thus you would have a login for and you can add sales, contact, etc to your email account that would all be sent via your main account.

You may configure your email by clicking on Site Properties in your administration area of your website and clicking on Configure Email. Once configured you will have access to the mail web administration to add additional email accounts, setup groups and lists. Your email works perfectly with popular email clients like Outlook, etc.

Please note you must have your own domain name, not a sub domain for access to the email service.

With our upgrade plans you can order up to 500 email accounts.

One cool feature we will be adding soon will be an feature or element that you can enable for your site to that allow your site members to sign up for Email service automatically right from your website. Thus you could offer anyone free email service within your email account limits.


We hope you enjoy this new feature, like anything new there might be bugs, problems, or issues. The development of the platform never stops, please let us know if you encounter any issues, or you have suggestions.



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