SitePal Launches Hosting Partners Program

New Program Helps Hosting Companies Acquire, Retain and Up-Sell Customers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 24, 2007) - In today's competitive marketplace, hosting companies need to offer their current and prospective SMB customers innovative, premium web tools. SitePal, a technology solution that allows small business owners to create speaking avatars for any Web site, today announced a new hosting partners program that offers a simple and effective way to acquire, retain and up-sell SMB customers.

The SitePal speaking character platform from Oddcast is a powerful personalization and conversion tool that's easy for SMBs to understand and use. SitePal allows SMBs to rapidly customize and deploy a virtual spokesperson, salesperson or customer service rep to their Web site -- producing immediate increases in traffic, site stickiness and conversions. Thousands of SMBs pay a robust monthly subscription fee for SitePal, which can provide hosting partners with over $100 of additional annual revenue per subscriber.

Bravenet, the market leader in web tools, domain and hosting services, has been offering the SitePal solution to its growing base of professional members for over 6 months. The service signs up, on average, 4,000 new SitePal customers per month.

Anna Love, Director of Business Development for, recently stated, "Our business development partnership and integration with SitePal is an exciting relationship for us at Bravenet. This partnership has demonstrated our ongoing commitment to providing next generation business solutions for our customer base. The SitePal platform provides our users with an effective way to increase site stickiness and visitor loyalty, while helping them drive traffic and convert site visitors into buyers."

"Millions of users can now experience the power of talking SitePal avatars on their business Web sites. Virtual Salespeople provide a personalized call to action and are proven to increase conversion rates," continued Adi Sideman, CEO, Oddcast. "Web site owners spend a fortune to drive visitors to their sites. With the SitePal-Bravenet offering, they don't have to spend a fortune to convert site visitors into online buyers."

More information about the SitePal Hosting Partners Program is available at

About SitePal

SitePal, developed and distributed by Oddcast (, allows small business owners to create speaking animated characters (avatars) for any Web site. This innovative tool enriches the user experience, is cost-effective and is proven to increase sales and conversion rates. Over 8,000 customers worldwide use SitePal. For more information or to demo and purchase SitePal log on to or call 212-375-6290 x342.

About Bravenet

Bravenet is the market leader in free and professional webmaster tools, providing domain registration, and web hosting services. Bravenet offers webmasters of all levels a comprehensive toolset designed to help them develop, enhance, and promote their Web sites. Bravenet's advertising arm,, a leading online advertising network, displays nearly 1 billion ad views per month. For more information on Bravenet products and services available, visit and or call 250-954-3203.

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