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Artists card widgets – Must upgrade by Oct.15
Oct 5th, 2012, 1:18pm
 
Attention all artists using the Artist Card Widget on your blog or site:
 
Since our ‘One Hour Pick up at Target Stores’ feature is becoming very popular, the Artist Card Widget has been upgraded to include promotion for this service and a few other improvements.    If you have the Artist Card Widget on your site(s) or blogs(s), we need you to remove the current version and replace it with the new one as soon as possible, and no later than end of day Tuesday, October 9th.   Doing so by this date gets you one entry into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card.  
 
The old card widget will not be supported after October 15th, 2012.   To get the code for the new widget simply log into your artist account on GCU, and then go to this page: www.greetingcarduniverse.com/community/card_widget.asp    Remember to choose the style you want before copying the code.  
 
Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and your ongoing support of GCU.  We hope the new widget will increase your card sales this Holiday season.  If you have any questions about this change, please let me know.
 
Thank you
Paul
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Reply #1 - Oct 5th, 2012, 2:10pm
 
Hi Paul!
 
I did add the new widget code to my sites yesterday, but I wondered ...
 
Is is safe to assume that if we received the emails which went out a few weeks ago about widgets on our site(s), and we took care of those sites ... can I be confident that I don't have the old widget on another site somewhere?
 
I have so many sites  Grin
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Reply #2 - Oct 5th, 2012, 2:20pm
 
Hi Doreen,  
 
Thank you for making the switch.  
 
You bring up a good point that I'm guessing some other artists may be wondering about as well.
 
This forum post and the email you received in the past few days are about the "artist card widget", which is different than the "GCU badge."  As you mentioned, a few weeks ago if you had the GCU badge on your site(s), we asked you to remove it.    
 
So if you are one of the artists that had the GCU badge on your site(s) and removed that badge, it's possible you may still have the soon-to-expire artist card widget on those same site(s).   While we asked you to remove the GCU badge completely, we are asking you to update the artist card widget with the new version of it.
 
I hope that helps to clarify the situation.
 
Paul
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Reply #3 - Oct 5th, 2012, 2:43pm
 
Thanks! I'll do it!
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Reply #4 - Oct 5th, 2012, 2:52pm
 
I don't see a the Target store button on Style 1.
 
Am I  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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Reply #5 - Oct 5th, 2012, 2:56pm
 
I added the widget to my site www.FrankzPawPrintz.com BUT the Box holding the card covers the store name!
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Reply #6 - Oct 5th, 2012, 3:21pm
 
Quote from Trish_136241 on Oct 5th, 2012, 2:52pm:
I don't see a the Target store button on Style 1.

Am I  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

 
 
Trish, you are not loco  Smiley  Unfortunately Style 1 is not large enough to include the Target promotion.
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Reply #7 - Oct 5th, 2012, 3:24pm
 
Nice!  Added to my website - it's great to let people know they are available at Target!  
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Reply #8 - Oct 5th, 2012, 3:30pm
 
Quote from Paul_133784 on Oct 5th, 2012, 2:20pm:
Hi Doreen,

Thank you for making the switch.  

You bring up a good point that I'm guessing some other artists may be wondering about as well.

This forum post and the email you received in the past few days are about the "artist card widget", which is different than the "GCU badge."  As you mentioned, a few weeks ago if you had the GCU badge on your site(s), we asked you to remove it.  

So if you are one of the artists that had the GCU badge on your site(s) and removed that badge, it's possible you may still have the soon-to-expire artist card widget on those same site(s).   While we asked you to remove the GCU badge completely, we are asking you to update the artist card widget with the new version of it.

I hope that helps to clarify the situation.

Paul

 
It almost anwsers my question ... I knew the difference between badges and widgets, so that's one of the reasons I asked.
 
So, there is no way for GCU to tell if there are widgets out there and where they are?  Guess I best get a hunt'in  Grin
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Reply #9 - Oct 5th, 2012, 3:47pm
 
Quote from Renae_139784 on Oct 5th, 2012, 2:56pm:
I added the widget to my site www.FrankzPawPrintz.com BUT the Box holding the card covers the store name!

 
Hi Renae, this is because you made the title of your box too long.  It must only be one line or it will result in the problem you are having.   If you shorten the title, then grab the code again, that should fix the problem.
 
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Reply #10 - Oct 5th, 2012, 4:22pm
 
Quote from Doreen_137017 on Oct 5th, 2012, 3:30pm:
Quote from Paul_133784 on Oct 5th, 2012, 2:20pm:
Hi Doreen,

Thank you for making the switch.  

You bring up a good point that I'm guessing some other artists may be wondering about as well.

This forum post and the email you received in the past few days are about the "artist card widget", which is different than the "GCU badge."  As you mentioned, a few weeks ago if you had the GCU badge on your site(s), we asked you to remove it.  

So if you are one of the artists that had the GCU badge on your site(s) and removed that badge, it's possible you may still have the soon-to-expire artist card widget on those same site(s).   While we asked you to remove the GCU badge completely, we are asking you to update the artist card widget with the new version of it.

I hope that helps to clarify the situation.

Paul


It almost anwsers my question ... I knew the difference between badges and widgets, so that's one of the reasons I asked.

So, there is no way for GCU to tell if there are widgets out there and where they are?  Guess I best get a hunt'in  Grin

 
Well, I can tell you that we have managed to get the artists to remove every single one of the GCU badges that we are aware of.   As far as the Artist Card Widgets go, I do have a list of all the sites we believe to have them before we started this removal effort, but do not want to post it here.  I'll send you a personal forum message.
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Reply #11 - Oct 6th, 2012, 1:24pm
 
Quote from Paul_133784 on Oct 5th, 2012, 4:22pm:
Quote from Doreen_137017 on Oct 5th, 2012, 3:30pm:
Quote from Paul_133784 on Oct 5th, 2012, 2:20pm:
Hi Doreen,

Thank you for making the switch.  

You bring up a good point that I'm guessing some other artists may be wondering about as well.

This forum post and the email you received in the past few days are about the "artist card widget", which is different than the "GCU badge."  As you mentioned, a few weeks ago if you had the GCU badge on your site(s), we asked you to remove it.  

So if you are one of the artists that had the GCU badge on your site(s) and removed that badge, it's possible you may still have the soon-to-expire artist card widget on those same site(s).   While we asked you to remove the GCU badge completely, we are asking you to update the artist card widget with the new version of it.

I hope that helps to clarify the situation.

Paul


It almost anwsers my question ... I knew the difference between badges and widgets, so that's one of the reasons I asked.

So, there is no way for GCU to tell if there are widgets out there and where they are?  Guess I best get a hunt'in  Grin


Well, I can tell you that we have managed to get the artists to remove every single one of the GCU badges that we are aware of.   As far as the Artist Card Widgets go, I do have a list of all the sites we believe to have them before we started this removal effort, but do not want to post it here.  I'll send you a personal forum message.

 
Hi Paul, I sent you a personal message as well ... when I emailed you, I received a failure to deliver message, so please look in your GCU message box when you get a chance and email me.  Thanks!
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Reply #12 - Oct 8th, 2012, 9:02am
 
Hi - emails I send to GCU always come back so I'm pasting my latest email in here - ref widget:
 
Hi Corrie
 
I have switched to the new code on my blog: www.MontyandRosie.blogspot.com
 
All the best
 
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Reply #13 - Oct 8th, 2012, 9:06am
 
I have changed my 'widget' twice now, it shows the new Target info and then, that info disappears, as it has again.
 
I got another email to change the widget this morning, which I have twice now!
 
Puzzled!
 
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Reply #14 - Oct 8th, 2012, 8:28pm
 
Done, thank you!  http://www.valleyvisions.org/
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