Reflections on 2016 at SimpleSite

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Reflections on 2016 at SimpleSite

The end of the year always seems like an appropriate time to take stock of our accomplishments and to thank our users who made our year especially extraordinary. So thanks to all of you.

We've been around since 2003 when our founders, brothers Morten and Jacob Elk, had the foresight to create a user-friendly tool so that non-tech people could build professional looking websites without hiring expensive designers.

The Elk brothers then took advantage of subsequent improvements in technology to ensure that we at SimpleSite continued to give our users the best experience possible year after year.

SimpleSite's Newest Features

You probably love your SimpleSite already, but have you taken advantage of the newest features?

In 2016, we were thrilled to offer our users new features to make your SimpleSite easier to build and even more professional looking.
  • Faster than ever – you can have your website online in five minutes flat, and changes you make are adopted and displayed without delay.
  • Video backgrounds – use an included video background to make your site livelier and more engaging.
  • Poster section – tell your readers exactly what to do next by using a Call to Action button.
Don't wait to implement these improvements. And if you need a little help, here's where you can find it – New Features for Your SimpleSite: Video Backgrounds and Poster Section.

And stay tuned - we're currently working on a new version that will focus even more on optimizing the user experience. You'll find it just gets better and better.

Create a SimpleSite and try out all the new features for free. Just click the green button.

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Most Popular SimpleSites

Did you know that SimpleSite has been translated into several languages? Yes, SimpleSite started in Denmark but quickly became popular in many countries of the world.

At year's end, not only is it fun to see which sites became the most popular over the previous 12 months, but we love seeing how our product has helped so many of you to build professional sites.
In that vein, we'd like to share with you a little about the most popular sites in some of the countries where SimpleSite is popular. Read on.
  • The Netherlands – Gerrianne Fights for happiness – 1,266,091 visitors* – http://www.gerriannestrijdenvoorgeluk.nl/. This site is dedicated to a teenage girl who died from cancer.
  • France – Les Coquetteries de Sophie – 297,246 visitors* – http://www.coquetteriesdesophie.com/. This online store sells lots of unique hats, gloves, earrings, and wallets.
  • Sweden – Eva P Art Café – 211,757 visitors* – http://www.evapartcafe.com/420197287. Eva built this site to share her love of both Swedish artists and artists from other countries.
  • Spain – Papel y Tijera – 318,287 visitors* – http://www.papelytijera.net/. In her personal blog, Melissa Durán shares her outlook on life as it unfolds.
  • Norway – Hekleguri Design – 2,660,379 visitors* – http://www.hekleguri.com/. Mona Ellefsen shares crocheted clothing designs for dolls.
  • Denmark – Karensloppefund – 124,695 visitors* – http://www.karensloppefund.dk/420616394. In this online store, Karen sells treasures she has found in flea markets.
  • USA – Daylily Place – 2,757,894 visitors* – http://www.daylilyplace.net. Daylily Place is a site for flower lovers – in particular, those who love daylilies. Visit this site to see some of the latest and most beautiful daylilies available.
Take a look at each site for inspiration. And don't forget that Google will translate the text if you're not proficient in all the languages.

* Note that the number of visitors mentioned is the number on 23 December 2016.

The Oldest Blogger in the World Has a SimpleSite Blog

We were very proud to relate the story of Dagny Carlsson, who chose SimpleSite to build her blog under the pen name Bojan. She was 100 years old when she started. And now at 104, she's still going strong. It's never too late.

Like internet users all over the world, we immediately fell in love with Dagny and her zesty way of describing her outlook on life. Her life is not so very unusual, but her take on everyday activities is heartwarming and optimistic.

World's Oldest Blogger

Dagny's story is truly amazing. You can check out her blog at http://www.123minsida.se/Bojan which has had 1,886,730 visitors to date.

If you haven't yet read our blog post about her, please take a few moments to see how a 104-year-old woman can have a big impact on the world – http://blog.simplesite.com/2016/09/worlds-oldest-blogger-is-104-dagny-carlsson.html.

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