Proxibid’s Site Builder

A few of our favorite Proxibid auctions lack a home page, which we typically refer to in our rankings or posts in the hope that doing so will bring more consignments and business to auctioneers. So we applaud Proxibid’s plans to create a site builder to host catalogs and company information.

We haven’t tried Proxibid’s site builder, but we’re familiar with the technology–very similar, in many respects, to blogging software in that one doesn’t necessarily have to know HTML code. (That’s why it’s called a builder.)

Proxiblog uses a WordPress template, but we rely heavily on our own programming to make the site more interesting and to showcase articles and photography. Select the page on Proxiblog for “The Block” and you’ll see what we mean.

We can illustrate that for you. Expand this picture and you’ll see how it results in the contents page below the picture, which WordPress does not build for us.

A good site builder should be able to do this for you, especially if it is programmed by Proxibid to showcase catalog and company.

The point of this post is to encourage more auctioneers to take advantage of the online coin-buying public by hosting a Website. Be sure to include your address, email, Facebook, Twitter and other information on your home page. And advertise as well for business and consignments.

In any case, if you use the Proxibid site builder–or prefer another tool–let us know how it worked for you in an “On the Block” message to your peers.

(We’ll do the code.)

Proxiblog is an independent entity with no connection to the auction portal Proxibid. Our intent is to uphold basic numismatic standards as established by the American Numismatic Association and the National Auctioneer Association and to ensure a pleasurable bidding experience not only on Proxibid but also on similar portals such as iCollector and AuctionZip.


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