RTP features Acontece Madeira on cultural TV programme

The Madeira island events portal ‘Acontece Madeira‘ is to be featured on RTP Madeira on Friday the 4th of November.

‘Casa das Artes’ is a weekly programme that covers the latest cultural news. Lisete Gonçalves, the founder of ‘Acontece Madeira’ and Project Director of Navega Bem – Web Design will be answering questions and explaining the concept, motivation and passion involved in the development and running of the highly popular events portal.

Don’t miss the next edition of Casa das Artes

Author: Chris Szabo

Read More

Get your potential customers to come looking for you


Want a lot more web based business for a lot less money?

Most people are now aware of the growing impact of Social Media. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube have become household names – not having some of these Social Media giants connected to your website is no longer an option. There exists no other low-cost promotional method that will easily give you large numbers of visitors, many of whom may well come back to your website time and time again.

Your customers may well be on your website but what about your potential clients?
If you could get new customers without them visiting your website, wouldn’t that be great?
With Social Media you can build your brand recognition and create trust off your website so that the conversion rates on your website go way up! See some interesting facts here.

Your potential customers will come looking for you!

Social Media is a natural evolvement of the Web and we have become specialized in the the working of social media technologies to help reach a targeted audience, generate that much needed revenue and create a positive image for a business.

Social Media marketing is a two-way form of communication

Probably the most important aspect of our marketing at Navega Bem is that we recognize that Social Media unlike other forms of online marketing is a two-way form of communication. Many companies are not yet using Social Media and the majority of those that do will simply narrowcast their wares to no-one in particular. We focus on building communities to interact with and we create good quality content. Social Media really is about ‘Quality’ and not ‘Quantity’. 200 interactive connections can be much more powerful than 200.000 one way connections.

Lisete Gonçalves, Project Director and Administrator of Navega Bem explains why in-house Social Media marketing is not always the best option. “We encourage all our clients to setup and run their own Twitter and Facebook accounts. But of course it requires a dedicated strategy. In much the same way that a company needs a professional website to create a credible relationship with its customers and communicate a competent approach,  it also needs to exhibit that same professionalism with its Social Media. So, if you don’t have the experience or the time to run your social marketing internally – we are here to help.”

Social Media marketing is all about creating content, sharing expertise and being part of a like minded community. The time has now come to reach out and talk with your customers and potential clients and offer them your experience. It takes skill and perception to manage your company’s image with social media. Navega Bem’s Social Media marketing services are targeted at substantially increasing communication between you and the rest of the world. We will show how interacting with your customer base can make an enormous difference in bringing you new clients and generating a better income.

To learn more contact us or fill in out Proposal Request form.

Read More

Sequoia Consulting – Real Estate in southern Switzerland


Sequoia Consulting is synonymous with quality Real Estate and Property Consulting in the beautiful Canton of Ticino – Switzerland’s most southern Canton and famous for its Mediterranean lifestyle – focusing on elegant properties in the areas around Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and parts of Lake Como as well as many of Ticino’s beautiful valleys.

Sequoia Consulting have now launched their new Real Estate website which has been developed around the Joomla! CMS framework and incorporates a Real Estate component that is the product of Joomla! specialists ‘Navega Bem – Web Design’ based on Madeira Island, Portugal.

Lisete Gonçalves, Administrator of Navega Bem explained “with our ‘CMS Real Estate‘ component, you can run a multilingual CMS Real Estate Agency website that you can manage from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection and a standard browser.

We provide a complete, ready to launch website that includes a unique design (we don’t use templates), initial search engine optimization and pre-launch marketing. All you have to do is add or import your properties and off you go. It’s that easy! And there are no license fees, no monthly fees, no maintenance fees or set-up fees.

The complete Property site is managed through just one back office! Our new Joomla 1.5 component (‘CMS Real Estate‘) has been developed from the ground up with a complete new architecture and offers total management of the properties and the clients.

In just 1 hours online training with our remote software we can train you to confidently manage your complete website. We are Joomla specialists and our focus as developers is on user friendly and search engine friendly web sites that work.”

Visit the new Sequoia Consulting website here: www.ticinorealestate.ch

Read More

Forum Fnac Madeira – Madeira Shopping – Why Internet?

Wednesday the 4th of February: Navega Bem – Web Design made a highly successful presentation to the local business community with a discourse about the urgent need to have highly performing websites in the present economic crisis.

With a commendable foreword from the Chairman of Palheiro Golf, Jonathan Fletcher introduced the Project Director of Navega Bem, Lisete Gonçalves – who went on to demonstrate the opportunities available within the ‘Global Village’ of the world wide web.

How the search engines and particularly Google present search results was a focal point of the initial part of the seminar as was the advice given to those present about keeping high positions in the search listings.
Various solutions were offered to help business sites thrive and a demonstration was given showing the ease with which Joomla CMS websites can be a pivotal tool in keeping website content up to date.

Navega Bem are web design specialists and have become Joomla Professionals on an international level.
Many of the CMS sites produced have won awards and the company has earned an excellent reputation for their unique design and development skills.

A short but amusing live link was established with Eddie Elzer, programmer on the Navega Bem team residing in Valencia – Spain. At the conclusion of the presentation the technical team of Navega Bem: Chris Szabo, and Sara Lomelino  were on hand to assist with an extensive Q & A session.

Navega Bem thank all those that attended the presentation including several prominent guests, the local press and Paul Watson – Director of Strike Button Productions (UK). Special thanks go out to Patricia and Bruno at Fnac for their excellent support.

A follow up presentation is to be held at the Francisco Franco school in two weeks time.

Read More