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One of the best features of HNN is our ability to help drive local customers to your HNN website through our “locate a distributor” feature on the HNN Homepage.

We’re proud to announce that Zach has just made this feature even more accurate and easier for potential customers to find your HNN website! We’ve added a “Google Map” to the results page so customers can get a better idea of where each distributor is located. Also, this feature will work for all of the countries which our services are available in.  It will also work in countries we’re working on, including India, South Africa, and Malaysia.  This will enable us to add new countries to the site more easily, and will help with our roll outs of Mexico, Ireland, and France (among others).

The search box is also much more forgiving, as you don’t have to have a zip code to do a search now… you can even search major metro areas by using the city’s name, such as “New York”, or “London”.

If you’re new to HNN, here’s a brief rundown of how the locate feature works:

1.) New Visitors – we use some fancy code to look up their “IP Address” and then use a third-party service to lookup their city and state. We then find a “local distributor” and place in the “Featured Distributor” section at the top of the page, along with their city prefilled into the “Search for a Distributor” text box. They can either shop directly from the “Featured Distributor” on the homepage, or search for more local distributors and find one that’s closer (if they wish).

2.) Repeat Visitors – Once someone has visited your HNN webiste, we’ll store your information as their “Featured Distributor”, so next time they visit HNN, they’ll automatically see YOU as their Featured Distributor. That way, if they’ve forgotten your HNN username, they can still easily find you from the HNN homepage.

Try our new search now, and then let us know what you think!

Looking for another source of free local traffic? Check out this great tool from Google to help promote your HNN website locally!

We received an email yesterday from a distributor in the UK letting us know about a new price rule for distributors in the UK.

Basically, it’s now unacceptable to display prices on a website (or other advertisements) for the general public. Here’s the information, directly from Herbalife’s announcement:

Dear Distributors,

Internet Price Advertising Rule Being Introduced to the UK from October 1st, 2009

Following extensive consultations with our Distributor leadership groups, Herbalife is pleased to announce that it is implementing the following additional rule, which will come in to force in the UK on 1st October 2009.This rule covers Price Advertising and focusses on ensuring that we protect the person to person nature of our business for all Distributors.

We strongly advise you to read the new rule, which covers all forms of price advertising. Click here to read the Price Advertising Rule.

Please carefully review the attached rule, which is being circulated to all TAB team members. This rule will also be posted online for general review.

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you that Herbalife will begin strongly enforcing this rule with effect from the 1st October and so we would encourage you to ensure that any changes that may be required to your business tools or those of your downlines are incorporated ahead of this date.

With sincere thanks,

Herbalife Distributor Service Team.

You can read the entire rule for yourself here in Adobe PDF Format. (PDF Reader Required)

HNN is dedicated to providing low-cost retail sites to Herbalife Independent Distributors around the world, and will be working to bring our sites into compliance with this new rule by the October 1st deadline.