SkaDate Dating Software team is happy to report about the expansion of our already extensive collection of supported languages for SkaDate user interface!
Upon receiving several requests from active and potential clients, we have translated the SkaDate dating script into Turkish and Romanian. This effectively brings the total number of SkaDate 9 languages to 15.
We have it all – from English to Russian to Chinese with everything in between, covering the needs of the entire North America, most of Europe and parts of Asia. All languages (including new ones) are available to current clients in their Customer Area.
In addition to the multitude of available languages, the latest SkaDate dating solution boasts an impressive lineup of features, including an original Newsfeed, eCommerce Tools, Mobile Edition (Mobile Browser version + iPhone/iPad and Android applications), and plenty of free dating templates/themes.
Seeing as how the holiday season is just around the corner, the SkaDate Dating Software team thought it’d be nice to get a head-start with our promo campaign, and give you a couple of reasons to get excited about. Namely, the fresh discounts for buying additional licenses and monthly ticket support plans.
Starting November 15th and all the way through December 15th, anyone buying SOD Technologies’ ticket support will receive an additional month of ticket support for free. Simply put, for a regular price of just $95 you will get two whole months of 24/7 ticket support (3 hours response time guaranteed). Click here to learn more about SOD Technologies’ support options for SkaDate.
Now, as you know the regular price of a SkaDate license is $350. But what if you need more than one? We are happy to tell you that we now have a permanent discount in place just for such occasions.
From now on anyone making a purchase of two licenses for SkaDate dating script will receive a $100 discount, so the total price of two licenses will be $600. Moreover, with a purchase of three SkaDate licenses, you will save over $300, as the total price will be $900, and you will get a freeSkaDate Mobile Edition on top.
We also want to remind our clients, that if you already hold a SkaDate license but need an additional one, it will come with a discount of $25. If you already have two, but still need another one, the price of the third license will drop even more with a $50 discount! All additional licenses will be priced at $300 each.
We hope our promotions put you in the appropriate mood for the upcoming holidays. Here’s the order form. Enjoy!
We have great news for all SkaDate Dating Software owners. SOD Technologies, a Certified SkaDate Partner, is launching 24/7 ticket support for SkaDate customers – an alternative to the current support option provided by the SkaDate Team. SOD Technologies is a software company specializing on providing quality Information Technology services at competitive rates.
After witnessing a substantial growth of our client base, we have set ourselves a challenge of further improving customer services, while maintaining current rates for high quality ticket support.
We have always strove to provide the community with the best possible services, which led to a natural decision to extend our current support hours to a 24/7 operation. Handling the increased load, however, would require us to raise the present rates, something we wanted to avoid at all costs.
The solution was found in the strategic alliance with our certified partners SOD Technologies. This company has worked closely with us for more than a year, creating various modifications for SkaDate dating script, while setting up a very reliable and trustworthy connection.
In the last few months we have asked some of our clients to test the new 24/7 support team, and the response we received was very positive. This reinforced our belief that we made the right choice, which will only improve client satisfaction.
One of the key reasons for the popularity of SkaDate Dating Software is the availability of various free dating site templates, in addition to the option of ordering unique custom-made themes. For years we’ve been giving clients what we thought was the best representation of current design trends.
That, however, is about to change. We want to put you in charge of deciding what’s Hot and what’s Not. As part of our continuous effort in improving client feedback, we decided to introduce basic polls, which will show the real demand for specific graphical elements.
As you might have noticed, we produce a couple of new free templates approximately every six months. The last two (Nite Bluez and Day Bluez) were bundled together in the most recent SkaDate Dating Script revision, and are already considered quite popular. Still, wouldn’t it be great if the next batch of free templates was created with the input from the very people who actively use them?
That’s where our new Polls come into play. For the convenience of our customers we put them in a sidebar right along with the free themes displayed on the Templates Page. In addition to writing a specific suggestion, visitors can choose the preferred color palette and template format (Traditional Dating Site, Social Dating Site, Adult Dating Site, or Religious Dating Site). When the time comes to release the new free template selection, we will know exactly what design direction to take.
June was an incredibly busy and extended month for a summer start, don’t you think? A lot has happened, both at SkaDate and across the online dating lanscape in general. Seeing as how there are 5 Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in July, the season is not likely to slow down any time soon. So, let’s go back and see what happened in the world of virtual matchmaking in the past 30 days. Here’s what you might have missed.
Let’s talk business first. Perhaps the most notable monetary transfer of the month came on June 23, when Scottish dating company Cupid purchased two German matchmaking services for a healthy total of £2.5m. If anything this proved that a viable business strategy for startups in the industry might be to grow steadily until noticed by one of the giants. Although now a part of the larger corporation, both sites will still be run by a Munich team, while Cupid continues to implement it’s international strategy. At present the Edinbourg-based firm collects monthly revenues in excess of £4m.
It’s not all about the boomers though, as CNN, Huffington Post, and College Times all ran stories about the return of college-specific dating sites. We seem to have come full circle, considering the roots of Facebook. Small but successful sites specifically targeting college students seem to be all the rage at the moment.
Baby-boomers, college students… This type of thing screams ‘why haven’t I thought of that first‘! Not to worry, though; the trend is only gaining momentum now, so there is still enough room for everybody. I also want take this opportunity and repeat once again (as I often do in this blog), that a carefully chosen niche will work miracles money-wise. Here is our Friday-night take on the selection of extreme themes for a potential dating site - Dating Site Ideas That Can Get You in Trouble (Or Make You Money).
As always, the web was afloat with alarming stories about the darker side of the biz. Privacy concerns, potential risks, and the false sense of security the Internet creates, all contribute to a steady flow of articles about online safety. One of the stranger pieces was produced by CBS News in Eight Things That Can Go Wrong When Online Dating. This was one of those instances, where ‘serious’ media looks down on anything web-related as if it was some alien life-form. The feature linked online dating with probabilities of getting robbed, murdered, or infected with an STD while going out. Ignoring the broken logic, this is puzzling at best, since the implication seems to be that nothing of the sort has ever happened prior to the emergence of the industry. What’s next really? Shaking our heads at MySpace for the spread of ADD and uncontrolled rage disease?
One Thing That Can Go Wrong When Using MySpace.
Dating site owners can still benefit from this information, though. This is an incredibly fertile ground for topics to discuss with their members, which will show that the network really cares about its community. Sharing tips, ideas, as well as generally providing constant two-way communication with the user-base always contributes to building credibility and expanding the membership.
Quibecers might have been subtle while dealing with the risks issues. Not such luck with Alberta, another Canadian province, which decided to launch its public health awareness campaign by creating a site called PlentyofSyph.com, clearly mocking PlentyofFish.com. The idea might have seem clever on paper, but most online analysts question the strategy, which damages a highly successful and respected home brand along the way.
On a lighter note, several media outlets took a look at the future of online dating. As we witness the fizzling out of MySpace and the introduction of Google’s response to Facebook, several industry players look for expansion possibilities by gradually merging virtual matchmaking with other forms of social networking. One such case was described in the Washington Post article on the rapidly growing Clique – a New York based service that is one part Facebook and one part Match.com.
Another interesting observation came from New Zealand, where the media reported a surge in speed and online dating following the powerful earthquake last February. Perhaps, this is the sign that we are finally ready to accept the fact that the Internet is slowly gaining momentum in becoming the primary medium for sharing sincere emotions. Both of these stories were featured prominently in our editorial post Shaping the Future of Online Dating from June 28th.