What is it going to cost?


A few weeks ago I wrote an article about How long does a new website take? While this is definitely a very common question, typically the first question I get is What is it going to cost? It’s that question that you never feel comfortable answering on the spot. Mostly because until we become familiar with your expectations and outline, we honestly don’t know what it is going to take to accomplish what you are looking for. So what ‘research’ or ‘factors’ attribute to What is it going to Cost?

But let me start out by saying – wisnet is here to provide you VALUE out of your website. We want to ensure that whatever you put into your website, you see a ROI.

In simple terms, do you want the Lexus of websites or will the Chevy better appeal to your client base? Did you ever see that really cool website where things come in from every corner of the screen or a really awesome slideshow of your photos? Can wisnet do that – you bet! But we like to be up front with you that those things can add some time to the project. But hey – sometimes that’s what it takes to grab people’s attention in the initial 3 seconds.

The wisnet team pretty much rocks at coming up with amazing web applications. These are those systems that not only improve your processes within your company, but can also set the direction. Or maybe they even save you hours of getting information out to your employees (that’s what an intranet is for)? This isn’t something that comes off a shelf – our team is here to create something that achieves exactly what you are looking for. So you can imagine why it’s critical we put the time into properly outlining this before we provide you an estimate.

There are times when we have requests to get a website up within 2 weeks. Can it be done – you bet, but it definitely takes some more intensive investments of time today to achieve that.

Whatever the case may be, wisnet is here to become part of your team. We are here to work with you every step of the way to put together a package that will make provide you an abundance of value.

Do you already have an idea of what you would like to accomplish? Then it’s time to meet with wisnet to see how we can best shape that project and answer that underlying question of ‘What is it going to cost?’

Google Analytics- Get to Know Your Website.


How many per month? What about repeat traffic- how many are return visitors? These are questions to which every website owner should know the answers.

Google Analytics is a powerful reporting platform that tracks website visitor activity and displays data in a variety of features. In simple terms, it tracks where visitors are going on your site.

Setting up Google Analytics easy, but here are a few reasons you should be signing up.

There are no hidden charges, and the training is free with Google’s expansive documentation and support.

Track how many people visit your site each day, the source of where they found your site, how long they stayed on each page, and even what search terms brought them there.

When you have a spike in sales, see the possible influences. When you advertise certain products, track whether it’s responsible for increased sales.

Track which blog posts have the most impact. If you find articles pertaining to a certain topic are bringing in the most traffic, you know what area you can focus for future blogs.

Using Google Analytics will help you become more informed about the traffic that comes to your site. Start improving the success of your site today!

wisnet.com is looking for a Customer Service Rep


We’re looking for the brightest most talented people to join our close-knit team. Do you have drive and a fun, loving personality? If you think you have what it takes, read on…

We are looking for a Customer Service Representative to assist with email support and everyday customer requests. Basically you will be the central hub of our office – keeping us all in check!

Things we’re looking for:

  • Love of technology
  • Provide oustanding customer service
  • Setup of email on multiple platforms (Android, Blackberry, Outlook, etc)
  • Handling all incoming customer requests (phone/email) and routing to appropriate person

Additional things we are hoping for:

  • Knowledge of Social Media Marketing
  • HTML Knowledge
  • Experience in the web/application development industry

We are a multi-faceted, full service web hosting and development company that really enjoys working with small to medium sized businesses such as the tourism industry, print shops, real estate agencies, government, and healthcare facilities.

Since 1996, wisnet.com has created a firm reputation reinforced by high quality service, dynamic websites and noteworthy products.

We offer a great working environment, SIMPLE retirement fund with a 3% salary match, a health insurance package, and very flexible paid vacations (time away from wisnet.com is just an important as your time here), a great team, and great clients.

Read more about our culture.

Send an e-mail to hr@wisnet.com that includes:

  • A catchy subject line
  • URL to your online portfolio (you have an online portfolio, don’t you?)
  • A list of your top 3 skills and what makes you a team player
  • Your resume

What your site could be costing you.


Not a whole lot, but that’s roughly what you have to grab a client’s attention. They’ll likely skim the content of your site and either be half sold, or move along to a site that they feel would be a better fit.

Your website is your visual storefront, but there are many obstacles in the path of gaining attention. Here are some reasons your customers could be turning away.

Admit it. We’ve all been there. You wait and wait for a site to load, give up and try a different site. Using a cache system will greatly speed up your site by reducing the number of database calls.

With only a short amount of time to grab a customer’s attention, a broken link is a sure way to turn off potential clients. Using a spider system to examine your site for broken links or pictures can help alleviate the hassel of clicking on every link and picture on your site to ensure they are working.

Not providing contact information sends the wrong signal to your customers. If you remain anonymous, visitors will wonder why you don’t want to be found. Provide customers with your contact information; even a Google Map embedded on your site is more helpful than nothing.

People want to do business with other people, not logos. Share information about yourself, why you do what you do, and how long you’ve been doing it. Adding an ‘About Us’ page can help establish credibility.

In real life, these people are dynamic and interesting; yet on their website, they come across as dull and boring. By adding social media links can help bring your site to life.

How and when customers are accessing your site is changing everyday. Loading a website on a mobile phone is so much easier to do today, but it’s useless if the font is unreadable. Responsive websites are a great way to make sure people can access your site and see it the way it should be seen!

Contact wisnet and set up a free consultation today! Let us show you how to make the most of your site and get the results you want!

Adding the “Pin It” button to your site.


After learning what Pinterest is and how it could be beneficial to your business, now it’s time to learn how to add the ‘Pin It’ button to your site. Similar to Facebook and Twitter’s social sharing button, add the ‘Pin It’ button to your company’s website to spread the word of your pin-worthy material!

You begin with filling in a few bits of information. Have ready the URL of the page where the item you want to pin appears, URL of the image to be pinned, and a description of what you’re pinning. You have the option of choosing how (and if) you want your pin count to appear. You can have your Pin Count appear horizontally, vertically, or you can select no count, leaving just the ‘Pin It’ button as is.

Simply filling in a few pieces of information will generage the ‘Pin It’ button code. Once everything is filled in to your liking, copy the code given. Start this process by going to the Pinterest Button Code Generator.

The code that is produced is what is needed to put in your HTML where you want the button to appear. This is where some may find the process tricky. This is the ‘good stuff’ that you’ll need to send to our team and we’ll get this added to your site!

After all, you are showing your customers (existing and potential) that you are an expert in your field!