WHERE ARE NOW MANY FEATURES which have been before??

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Where is now 'Uppdated' date, klock and date, and many other features which were before and I absolutely want to have it on my new pages???
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Hi Anna5898,

Many of the things we removed are no longer desireable to have on your site, as Google tends may not favor them.  Hit counters is one, as there are far more accurate and detailed stats tools available, however, if there is something you want like a clock, you can search for that in your favorite search engine. Look for something like, "embed clock in my site" or "html clock".  You will likely find many options, and they will provide you with the necessary HTML code.  Then you just copy/paste the code into an HTML box in Sitebuilder.  This allows you to find something that better suits your overall look and feel of your site.

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Drew
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Why Hit counter is not desirable????? I just think it is extremely important to know if somebody - and how many - look on my site or page!! I think the site builder became MUCH MUCH MUCH Worse than was Before..

Anna5898  (so many Annas?)

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Hi Anna5898,

Hit counters are considered out of date, and they can be easily manipulated, so search engines find them unreliable.  There are statistics built into your website.  If you log in to your account at homestead.com, then click on Websites manager, you should see a statistics button next to the edit site button.  This will give you much better information.  It will tell you more about your visitors and where they are from.  This information is far more helpful than the old hit counters.  This is how you should track how many people are visiting your site.  Many things on the Internet have evolved and our Sitebuilder has as well.  While things change, we have removed things that you may have liked in the past, but are no longer useful.  Your site needs to change as well.

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Drew
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Drew.....


I actually like your answers and your knowledge.....


but I feel you do not speak truthfully.... or for all of us? 


In particular:

  Many things on the Internet have evolved and our Sitebuilder has as well.  While things change, we have removed things that you may have liked in the past, but are no longer useful.  Your site needs to change as well.


I too hate it that Homestead has changed many things I have enjoyed using since 1999!  And why has Homestead removed some of our Favorite Things?


I honestly believe they have been removed to help Homestead in making more $$$ and NOT in helping their Customers ----even very long-time customers like myself....and Homestead should be very wary indeed!   I can only feel their 'Customer-Base' is truly shrinking!


I personally have enjoyed www.WIX.com and am soon going to be checking out www.SquareSpace.com 


I was very happy with Homestead for over a Decade!   But now?  NOT SO MUCH!


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.......Sam

www.sam1234.com



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I am sorry you feel that way, but what has really set us back was the sale from Intuit to EIG.  We have many background things that need to be completed that is not allowing us to work on many of our planned improvements.  Our goal is always to improve Sitebuilder for our customers.  We understand that the only way we can make money is if our customers do, so we do want to focus on giving you what you want.

There are many hit counters and other things for your website available through HTML that can be found on the web and added to an HTML box.  They give you far more flexibility in look and feel if you really want one.  Some of the things that we would actively discourage use of are animations and Flash at this point, as these are things that actually count against you in search engines.  You are penalized for having some things that search engines no longer want to see. 

Hopefully we will be able to get back on track with new features and such soon.

Thanks

Drew
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OK Drew.......


You got me off my Duff....and I am learning Google Analytics!


google analytics tutorial 2013 - YouTube



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You'll be glad you did. You will find it to be a lot more advanced.

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