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Webs, Inc. Founder Haroon Mokhtarzada to Speak at HostingCon 2011 in San Diego, CA

Haroon Mokhtarzada, CEO and Co-Founder of Webs, the popular, do-it-yourself solution for website creation, is presenting a session on best practices for using a freemium model at HostingCon 2011 in San Diego.

The session, scheduled for Tuesday, August 9, will cover how successful internet companies use the freemium model to attract customers. The freemium model offers a usable product free of charge, but charges users for use of more advanced or premium features. Haroon Mokhtarzada will also discuss conversion funnel metrics, a/b testing, cohort analysis and other analytic approaches to improving conversion and retention rate in a freemium business.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to share some of the knowledge we've accumulated over the past 10 years of working with the freemium model,” Haroon Mokhtarzada said. “Over the past several years, the freemium model has really proven out its potential and I'm glad to be able to discuss the implications at HostingCon.”

In addition to a discussion of how to attract and convert customers, the session will cover:

* An overview of the freemium model and market today. * The advantages and disadvantages of a free vs. a paid model. * Use of A/B testing and cohort testing to track and impact customer conversion rates. * Case studies of companies who are successfully using it for customer acquisition.

About HostingCon 2011
HostingCon 2011 is the largest gathering of hosted professionals in the world. The educational tracks at the conference range from marketing and sales, to business development. The conference runs August 8-10 at the San Diego Convention Center.

About Webs, Inc.
Webs (http://webs.com) is the world’s largest do-it-yourself solution to create a free website, serving over 40 million users. Webs enables small businesses and entrepreneurs to easily make a great-looking website and project a professional image. The Webs family of products—including Webs, ContactMe, and Pagemodo—provide small businesses with simple and cost-effective ways to launch and grow their companies across web, social, and mobile platforms. Founded in 2001 by the Mokhtarzada brothers, Webs is funded by Novak Biddle Venture Partners and Columbia Capital. For more information, contact Chuck Hester at hester(at)webs(dot)com or visit http://www.Webs.com, http://www.ContactMe.com and http://www.Pagemodo.com to sign up for free today.

Original Article URL: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/8/prweb8702272.htm