Fear Forward – even in the creative & design process
By: Jenny Knuth, art director / geek & creative Being a part of TEDxFondduLac’s very first event – especially the process of brainstorming the theme possibilities and then designing for it – was quite the rewarding process. “Good in, good out,” I say. And that includes making time to ensure there are good ideas […]Read More
Team wisnet now partnering with TEDx organizers!
Our geeks & creatives strive to create marketing, web and app solutions that build up big ideas for our clients to share with the world. This is exactly why we love the mission of TED so much – and are thrilled to now be partnering with TEDx organizers all over the world – and last, but […]Read More
wisnet named a Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists
The Geeks & Creatives of wisnet proud to keep biking visible in Fond du Lac. The League of American Bicyclists recognized wisnet.com, LLC as a Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, joining more than 1,300 visionary businesses from across the country. With the announcement of 59 new and renewing BFBs today, wisnet joins a cutting-edge group […]Read More
CMS – Evolution & Security
A great content management system (CMS) is one of the keys to making your web presence successful. The evolution of content management systems and their security enhancements has been amazing over the last 20 years. Back in the Day In the late 90’s you needed to pay your ‘geeks’ to make simple updates to your […]Read More
10 Ways to Gift Optimistically
1. For your office pal: Grab a #StubbornlyOptimistic mug for the perfect match. Pair with an assortment of endless coffee and hot chocolate. Fill up a mug with some of their favorites and help them stay warm and ENERGIZED to tackle their work day! Annie’s Fountain City Cafe ReachOut Books and Gifts Macy’s Place The Uba AND […]Read More
Happy Turkey Day!
wisnet has a lot to be thankful for this year: Celebrating our 20th anniversary, amazing clients (hey, that’s you!), a #stubbornlyoptimistic community, and a AAA Team (AAA = Absolutely Amazing & Awesome). As we wish you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving, we invite you to reflect with us: 1) What you are thankful […]Read More
It’s time to move to a mobile-friendly site
80% of consumers shop on smartphones. There are many strong reasons to build a website that will work on all smart devices from phones and tablets, to laptops, without having to make multiple versions of your site. The primary reason is cost. A mobile-friendly design allows us to update your website content one time instead of multiple times, which […]Read More
Stand out in the “look-alike” web
Author: Scott K Every company wants to stand out from their competition. But how? Their business may be selling the same products and the have same high-quality service. But YOU ARE DIFFERENT. We have a process that will discover what makes your business unique compared to the other guys. This process will figure out what […]Read More
There’s no excuse to not update your website content
Author: Gina One of the most common business mistakes online is not keeping your content up to date. When wisnet builds new sites, we use the best content platform for our clients. When we’re doing a site redesign, often times we discover too many companies had their current site constructed in a system where they cannot […]Read More
MarkeyDS Voice Command Activation
You’ve been asking for it and we’ve finally delivered! Starting today, all MarkeyDS boxes have been updated to activate its voice recognition capability. Sometimes having to connect a mouse and/or keyboard to your MarkeyDS can be a little bit of a hassle because you need to dig out the box from behind the TV, plug […]Read More
wisnet.com is hiring a Front-End Web Developer
Background: wisnet.com provides top notch website solutions to our growing client base. With both a development team and marketing team in house, there is a need for a person with experience in WordPress development. Job Description: A wisnet.com Front-End Developer is responsible for executing high impact websites and applications that reflect each client’s web strategy. The position […]Read More
wisnet.com is hiring a Sales Coordinator
Background: wisnet.com develops Internet applications that serve the growing demands of our client base. With both a development team and marketing team in house, there is a need for a person that can identify ideal customer targets, demonstrate our products, coordinate contracts and ensure client longevity. You will be expected to be our chief advocate […]Read More
wisnet.com wins Silver ADDY Award for Logo Design
wisnet.com is excited to announce winning a 2015 Addy for Logo Design. An Addy is a prestigious award given to someone in the American Ad Federation Fox River Ad Club. To check out the finalized logo, visit our work.Read More
wisnet.com receives award for Entrepreneur of the Year
This year wisnet.com is proud to be recognized by Marian University as the Entrepreneur of the Year. It’s humbling to be recognized for the work we love to do. This year our team is excited to be featured as the Entrepreneur of the Year by Marian University of Wisconsin. It’s too braggadocious to talk about […]Read More
Focus on Fond du Lac comes to wisnet.com
Check out this video the Fond du Lac County Economic Development Center put together on wisnet.com!Read More
Tidy up your Google act!
Author: Kelsey Our focus this month has been on spring cleaning. Truth be told, we could have focused the entire month just on Google-related cleaning! If used properly and frequently, Google’s multitude of applications and services can benefit your company in a big way. We have put together a checklist to help clean up the […]Read More
Google Analytics and Your Dated Website
Author: Tracy You bet it can! If you have a moment, log into your Google Analytics account, and view your mobile statistics. Are you finding that more and more visitors to your site are doing so via mobile phones and tablets, rather than desktop computers? If this is the case, my next question is, how […]Read More
Your Site Should Dress to Impress
Author: Scott K Do you wear the same clothes day after day after day? If you did, most people would think you don’t really care about how you look. (We won’t get into the whole hygiene aspect… this is just a metaphor, so let’s run with it.) Your website is just like the image you […]Read More
Spring Into Cleaning Up Your Portfolio
Author: Julie You can explain your services in micro-detail and hype your staff’s talents and experience on web page after web page, but it is often your portfolio that is the dominant focal point of your website. Photo galleries, case studies, or whatever else you choose to include in your portfolio represent what your company […]Read More
Updated Photography on Your Website
Author: Kelsey Have you ever visited a website and thought that the photography was likely the same as when the website was launched in 1996? Whenever I see this, it makes the impression that the entire company is obsolete and irrelevant. Outdated imagery will not leave a positive impact on your clients. The images on […]Read More
Time for Some Spring Cleaning!
Author: Scott K You’ve looked at the same stuff for months and months. “Our Team” photographs that are really outdated. Blog articles that go back to 2012. That old Facebook page that has been on your “to do” list since… forever. Your website feels tired. It has lost the excitement it once had. It’s become […]Read More
What Exactly is an “Intranet”?
Author: Mark Everybody knows what the Internet is, and most of us use it every day. That might be at home, in the office, or on mobile devices while on the go. The Internet is all around us. What most people don’t know is that many of us also use an “intranet” every day as […]Read More
G Suite (Google Apps)
Author: Tracy By now, your company probably has some form of email services that you provide for your employees. Are you getting the most out of your current email services? Do you feel like you need more or should be getting more because of the money you are paying for those services? wisnet.com has an […]Read More
Author: Tracy As you may be aware, there has been a new confirmed exploit called the “Heartbleed” bug which allows an attacker to exploit the safeguards many of the most secure websites in the world use to protect their data. We have been in contact with our vendors and have ensured that our systems are […]Read More
Author: Steve One of the more interesting projects that the wisnetLogic team has worked on recently is a one-to-many client management and communication platform. Essentially, the system encompasses both CRM (customer relationship management) and CMS (content management system) functions. Within this platform, our system administrators control the top-level users, and those top-level users control their […]Read More
Agile is Better
Author: Scott B Agile. The term implies speed and flexibility, and for web and application development, agility is key. At wisnet, we are increasingly employing the Agile Scrum process. Agile is an iterative and incremental software development methodology, and Scrum is the cycle of continuous planning, testing and integration that continually evolves both our projects […]Read More
Author: Ashley Awesome! You’ve chosen wisnet.com for your website project. So how the heck does this process work? After the research and planning phase of your project, the next step is design. The design phase is when we incorporate the strategic visual and technical elements that will best communicate your brand, value and call-to-action. We […]Read More
Two Unique Segments
Author: Kelsey Last June, Gina introduced you to the two new segments of wisnet.com. To review, the talented individuals that make up the wisnet.com team are split into two categories, wisnetCreative and wisnetLogic. The first group consists of our Designers, Front-End Developers, and Account Managers. They are the heart and soul who represent your brand, […]Read More
Marketing with wisnet.com Apparel
Author: Tracy Think back to your high school or college days. You know, the days when wearing your school colors or clothes with your school’s mascot was what you did to support and showcase your school. You wore those everywhere to show your pride and to show that you were part of a unique group. […]Read More
Ideas Outside of the Workplace
Author: Kelsey This month is all about ideas and how they can have a big impact on your business. If you had the opportunity to lift spirits, expand your network of contacts, and bring increased energy to your workplace, would you? What if I told you it was as easy as employee volunteering? Over three-quarters […]Read More
Author: Ashley Throughout February, we’ve told you how and why it’s important to be found online, how to keep your website current, and how to figure out when it’s time to redesign. Here are some of the most popular web design trends we’re seeing lately. With so many mobile devices being used to browse the […]Read More
Make it quick.
Author: Scott K I have heard that a website has as little as 50 milliseconds to capture the interest of potential customers. Most dating information says that in a face-to-face encounter you have less than 2 minutes to make a good first impression. So, after reading the first line I may have lost the majority […]Read More
The Importance of Online Review
Author: Kelsey Every business owner knows that having a well rounded online presence is important. With 85% of consumers going online to find local businesses, reviews posted on local review websites such as Yelp, Yahoo!, Google+, or Angie’s List can be the deciding factor whether or not a potential customer decides to choose your business […]Read More
From Tables to Responsive Layouts
Having worked in the web design industry for over 17 years, I have seen many ways to build websites from the front-end developer’s perspective. When I first started back in 1997, we used “tables” to position elements on web pages, even though tables were really meant to display simple data in a table format. The […]Read More
Signs It’s Time to Redesign
As we mentioned in our previous article, The Importance of Being Found Online, having an online presence is important and is one of the first places potential customers will look for you. But is your website up-to-date? Having outdated features and content on your website could be driving potential clients and customers away. Here are […]Read More
The Importance of Being Found Online
Devices and computers are connected to hundreds of services that are making the world much smaller and more local. Almost everyone has searched online for a business. Perhaps it was to look up the store’s hours, what is on the menu, if they are open on holidays, or to simply find the location. Smartphones allow […]Read More
Your website is your brand. Wow, is that a revolutionary statement!
You have a business, which means you have to have a website. And of course you have to have a name on your company business cards, and a logo, too. No brainers. But too often a company’s website is just as much a cookie-cutter as a business card. Your website logo is just your company’s […]Read More
No Fires for a Year
How many times has there been a “fire” in your marketing department this year? One of those emergencies where you need to send something out tomorrow, but you have nothing prepared? Well, it happens to all of us marketing humans. When wisnet.com works with you to develop your brand marketing, we give you a booklet […]Read More
Make it quick. And meaningful.
It was a daunting task to memorize your company’s “elevator speech.” The idea was you only have the time between the first floor and the lobby to explain your business to a total stranger. Once you hit the lobby either you exchange business cards and have an interested prospect or the two of you go […]Read More
Talk the same language
“What we got here is (a) failure to communicate.” — Strother Martin, movie “Cool Hand Luke” You ask your agency to do something creative for your advertising. Why then do they show you something that is so off-base that you scratch your head wondering, “Why weren’t they listening?” Agencies and their clients need to speak […]Read More
If your business looked in the mirror, what would it see?
As a company, who are you? Sounds easy, but you could probably write a novel describing everything you are. The hard part is telling someone about your company in a short, easy, and memorable way. That is what marketing should do for you. To see how not to do it, all you have to do […]Read More
Mick Jagger and wisnet on Marketing
“You can’t always get what you want But if you try sometimes well you might find You get what you need” What is the best way to do marketing for a client? Many agencies work as “all-seeing and all-knowing” gurus of marketing. They tell their clients what they should do and advise them that they […]Read More
Who do you think you are?
It’s a simple question, really. You could answer with your company name. Done. But the question is really deeper than that. Who are you as a brand? Your brand identity is what differentiates you from your competition. We work with our clients to figure out a truly impactful answer. The real answer that will connect […]Read More
Let’s get together for three hours.
When we tell people we want to have a three hour branding meeting, many may think we are crazy. “What is so important that we have to meet for that long?” It’s important because it’s all about figuring out “who you are” as a brand. I have had clients say afterwards, “We talk about our […]Read More
Your company is unique. Then be unique.
You started your business because you had an idea. It may have been how to make better widgets. It may have been stepping outside the norm and creating a new business model. Whatever the case, you did it because your idea was special and different. No one else was like you. Are you doing everything […]Read More
Google wants to make your password a thing of the past
Google, along with a handful of other security-conscious companies (FIDO Alliance), are working hard to make account login simpler and more secure using U2F (universal second factor) technology. It protects your credit cards, bank accounts, retirement accounts, social media accounts, and your email. Once someone or something has access to your email, they have access […]Read More
Social Media Promotions – The Short Explanation
Whether or not you interact with them, these ads are dispersed throughout the rest of the non-paid content on your social media newsfeed. Ads on Facebook and Twitter have been around for awhile, and recently Pinterest and Instagram have started experimenting with paid advertising. Although your business is already active online, investing in these advertising […]Read More
Should I use original or stock photography?
Let’s say you just finished writing a new blog for your website and would like to add some images to further your point and add interest. Ideally, you would have a professional photographer capture and provide perfect, unique photography for you. However, sometimes this is not always possible or practical. So how do you know […]Read More
Are you an Application Programmer? If yes, please join us!
We’re looking for the brightest most talented Website Application Developer to join our close-knit team. If you think you have what it takes, read on… A wisnet.com Senior Application Programmer develops large-scale website applications and portals. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of industry experience programming interactive websites and have a deep understanding of […]Read More
Case Study: Clientwhys
Many people wonder what goes on behind the scenes at wisnet.com when we aren’t launching new websites or working with our amazing wisnetCreative clients. What exactly are those wisnetLogic folks working on? wisnetLogic has been our best kept secret–until today. To best show you what our wisnetLogic team is capable of, I would like to […]Read More
Learn about wisnetFIT
Many studies have shown links between fitness and attitude, motivation, stress reduction, and happiness. One of the goals of wisnet.com is to help our team be happy and healthy and live their best life. Our new building has a section / benefit called wisnetFIT that will be available to the team free of charge. wisnetFIT […]Read More
Customer Service Representative wanted!
The wisnet.com Customer Service Representative will assist with email support and everyday customer requests. The position serves as a hub for the office–keeping everyone in check! Cultivate a love for web design through further education and seeking additional opportunities including: online research, independent study of books, seminars, evaluating various third-party products or tools, and exploration […]Read More
Did you know your website has a pulse?
Just like your website users, your website has a pulse, too! It has spikes and lulls depending on your marketing, social media, and search engine efforts. Those spikes are reflective of the traffic you are drawing into your website. Whenever wisnet sets up a client’s website, we create a Google Analytics account for that site. […]Read More
If you can dream it, wisnet can build it!
I could sit here and give you a bunch of fancy terms for which you may or may not know the meaning. Or, I could tell you my first hand experience. Because not only am I a member of the wisnet team as an Account Manager, I am also a former client for 4 years, […]Read More
wisnet.com is looking for a Creative Director to join our team
We’re looking for the brightest most talented Creative Director to join our close-knit team. If you think you have what it takes, read on… The wisnet.com Creative Director is responsible for providing creative leadership, oversight, and interaction with clients. The position is part of a team and works closely with a Account Manager, Designers and […]Read More
Email Marketing – Back to the Inbox
Our first stop on the journey is to Email Marketing. Technology is constantly changing, which means we are always looking for the best mediums for our clients’ marketing needs. Recently, we have seen a flood of clients taking it back to email and coming up with email marketing campaigns. We recently came across a service […]Read More
wisnet.com is expanding, growing and offering even more!
Over the course of the next few weeks, I want to take you on a journey through wisnet. There are many exciting new things happening within the confines of our small town Fond du Lac location. The next few weeks, we have some exciting news lined up, including: redefining wisnet’s services to mesh with today’s […]Read More
What? You don’t have individual voice-mail?
wisnet.com is reducing the impact of an older technology that has been causing inefficiencies for us and for our clients. VOICE-MAIL. Customer: Can I have (name)’s voice-mail? wisnet.com: We have a central (or team) voice-mail box so our team can collectively respond to messages more efficiently. Can I send (name) a message on your behalf, […]Read More
Fresh and Clean Look for Fit Turf
Our latest Responsive site to hit the web is the new fitturf.com. When we met with the great team at Fit Turf, their main objective was to give their site a fresh, modern look and feel. Since a great number of their clients contact them through their website, we knew that they needed the ability […]Read More
Hashtag is a mashup of “hash” and “tag.” (Hash refers to the # symbol. Tag is the computer system lingo referring to a keyword or term.) They are composed of a pound sign (#), a keyword or keywords, and no spaces. A hashtag is used to unite specific tweets about particular topics. It’s a way […]Read More
New CEO/President @ wisnet.com
Gina, who has been with wisnet.com since 2006, has been doing a great job “co-running” the business with me over the past few years. She has been a great asset to our team – her leadership, drive, inspiration, and motivation have brought her to a stage where I believe she will grow wisnet to new […]Read More
Is Pinterest right for my business?
We have been receiving a lot of questions on whether or not our clients should be using Pinterest to market. If you are a company that sells a visual product (flooring, cabinets, interior decor, food) the answer is – YES! Any visibility/traffic you can gain is always a plus. I found this fabulous article on […]Read More
Taking a walk around the world!
The team at wisnet has a “Spring” in their step! Starting April 1st, the team will begin their trek around the world. At the end of every week, each team member turns in a tally of their miles walked. The first leg of our journey begins in Fond du Lac, WI and will continue through […]Read More
To go along with a year full of changes, wisnet has started a new fitness incentive program. Not only does wisnet make customer satisfaction a top priority, we also make sure our employees’ health and well-being are a top priority as well. Here’s how the program works: Work out three times a week. (Frequency) We’re […]Read More
A New Look With Responsive Results
Winfield Homes is greeting spring with a refreshed new look and feel. It’s easier than ever to find a floor plan to start your home building journey. An array of large images fill the photo gallery and a blog containing news, tips and ideas has been added to the site. The Winfield Homes website not […]Read More
Your Questions- Answered!
We thought it would be worthwhile sharing our experience and the feedback that we have been providing to these inquiries. The flex vacation policy is still in it’s early stages for us, so far, so good. So we don’t track hours at all (here or out of the office) The expectation is that people are […]Read More
In Case Disaster Strikes.
I’m talking about disasters like Burger King’s Twitter account being hacked. This is something that we should have more control over. (Didn’t they read our blog article about accounts being hacked?) As bad as things were for Burger King, they were lucky. The hackers jokingly wrote that Burger King was sold to a rival company. […]Read More
No vacation policy at wisnet.com
Make sure your inflection is on the correct word when you read that title. At wisnet.com, we have always believed in being flexible around our team’s schedules. This year, we have formalized it with our flexible vacation policy, meaning that we don’t have one any more. Long ago, there was a time when… ‘punching the […]Read More
wisnet.com embraces an era of evolution
Like many businesses out there, evolution is a common term in the website development industry. Every day, technology takes an unexpected turn. This includes industry standards and innovation, but it also includes internal aspects of the company like keeping employees happy and motivated, ensuring that you attract the best of the best employees. wisnet.com has […]Read More
wisnet.com is looking for a PHP Developer
Job Description and Responsibilities: A wisnet.com Web Developer II plays an essential role in strategic and tactical conversations reflecting marketing and web strategy. The position is part of a project team; works closely with a Project Manager, Designer, and UI Developer; and is instrumental in the direction, design, development and execution of cutting-edge websites and […]Read More
Our Team’s Predictions for 2013
As 2013 kicks off, our team has comprised what they feel will be the top things to look for in 2013. Have we mentioned this enough yet? This new approach to web design allows building websites that are optimized for all screen sizes: mobile, tablet, and desktop computers. Unlike the traditional approaches which were to […]Read More
Are You Getting Ready for the Holidays?
Halloween is over and you know what that means…time to get ready for the Holidays! But have you thought about how to add some holiday spirit to your website? Don’t worry we have. • If you offer holiday or seasonal sales highlight them by adding a holiday themed ad or a holiday sales link Christmas […]Read More
Just off the press – Wisconsin Counties Assocation website
We’ve been quiet for too long! That’s because we have been working on cranking out the new Wisconsin Counties Association website. Check out the new website to see what it is about http://wicounties.org. WCA is an association of county governments assembled for the purpose of serving and representing counties.Read More
What is Easy Site Editor?
I get this question a lot, and it really is a simple answer. Easy Site Editor is our CMS (Content Management System) built by the powerful team at wisnet. No HTML Knowledge Required Update content immediately on your own Cost savings (You don’t need a web developer to make these changes) Automatic Image Resizing Tools […]Read More
wisnet Foursquare photo goes viral
It’s taken us a little while to realize that we are actually quite famous – so famous that companies around the world have utilized a classic photo taken in the wisnet headquarters! About 2 years ago we wrote an article on Foursquare; in case you want to read it again it’s here. Since that time […]Read More
Protect Your Accounts From Getting Hacked
Passwords are the first line of defense against cyber criminals. It’s important to pick strong passwords that are different for each of your important accounts and to change them regularly. It takes only 10 minutes to crack a lowercase password that is 6 characters long. Add two extra letters and a few uppercase letters and […]Read More
When visually designing a website I used to sit down, open up Adobe Photoshop, and just start throwing visual elements at the page until something stuck. Often, actually always, the end result was completely different than from what I started with. I would start designing without a clear idea of what I wanted the site […]Read More
IMAP vs POP3… Say What?
If you’re planning on using an email software program, you’ll have to decide how you want to receive email- with an IMAP connection or POP connection. Below I’ll share what each will do, and the benefits. IMAP is quickly becoming the preferred method for checking email. With an IMAP account, the email software synchronizes messages […]Read More
Traditional web graphics (bitmap) have certain inherent problems. They lose quality when scaled up and waste file overhead when scaled down. Each image on the site requires an HTTP request for each image which slows load time. Bitmap images are also difficult to manipulate through code. Simple one color graphics are prime candidates for ‘icon […]Read More
Do You Need a Phone App?
Mobile apps are here to stay, iPhone, Android, and the soon to be Windows Phone. Each has its own market place filled with all varieties of game apps, utility apps, productivity apps and other time savers/wasters. If you’re a business owner I’m sure you’ve asked yourself if you need a mobile app to promote your […]Read More
Time to Update Your Web Browser!
With all of the new features that come along with the latest in technology, our internet browsers need to be updated as well. These new features help us build applications to give users a better overall experience. So often we see users with their browsers not updated. Many times, websites stop supporting older versions of […]Read More
Identifying Spam and “Phishing”.
These days, Spammers are creating email accounts and websites with official looking logos. These fake websites are just waiting to steal any credentials that they can get their hands on. Look for links within the email. If it is a well respected or highly used company, they will tell you to log into your account, […]Read More
One Page Websites
The growth of the Internet over the past years have greatly reduced businesses use of brochures, and postcards to reach their target audience. Websites are an efficient and reliable source of promotion. Using those types of advertising to promote your business, one page websites work in the same manner. Single page sites have become immensely […]Read More
Twitter brings people together
I would never pretend that I am a twitter fanatic. In fact, I have been the complete opposite for years. This is an embarrasing thing to admit when you are in the ‘biz’, but as if updating and reading facebook hasn’t taken away enough hours of my life – how do I jump on another […]Read More
Mobile Phone Era
If you observe a large group of people in a public area, chances are you’ll see a lot of them with phones. In fact, one fifth of Americans access the web from a mobile phone each day. Mobile devices make it easy and convenient for us to talk, text, watch videos, search the internet and […]Read More
Hot off the Press!
Whether a local government, school district or private business, Aegis Corporation is committed to serving their clients as an advocate and partner. For a short airport shuttle or long distance trip, Nichols Charters can provide travel convenience, comfort and affordable rates. Showing her beautiful works of art, Laura Bovinet shows her creative side with her […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Pinteresting Stuff for Your Business.
Previously I shared with you what Pinterest is. It’s visual, very easy to use and quite frankly, addictive! Now I’m sharing with you how your business could benefit using Pinterest. Pinterest offers a range of ways to market your company to a new audience. The goal is to gain brand recognition, drive traffic to your […]Read More
Want to make your brochures available online?
We came across this awesome tool that makes viewing brochures online WAY more enjoyable. This software allows us to take any PDF that you may have into a page flipping – social sharing – printing – lean, mean online viewing machine! See an example here: http://travelcalumet.com/flip/Read More
Web Developer I/User Interface
Founded in 1996, wisnet.com is a multi-faceted, full service web hosting and development company that works with small to medium sized businesses throughout the U.S. and focuses on many industries including tourism, print, real estate, government, and healthcare. wisnet.com offers a friendly and fun work environment in beautiful Fond du Lac, WI – on the […]Read More
How long does a new website design take?
This is one of the most common questions I get when initially meeting with a client, typically followed by ‘How much is it going to cost?’. There are a ton of variables that go into the typical development time. From start to finish we usually like to estimate around 3-4 months. But that doesn’t mean […]Read More
So, what “About Us”?
Recently we’ve had the pleasure of adding a few new faces around the office. While adding their bios to our team page, it felt like the right time to share with you the importance of this page. In any industry where people behind a company are as important as the company itself, you’re likely to […]Read More
Pinterest- In it to “Pin It”!
After hearing that Pinterest has passed YouTube, Reddit, Google+, LinkedIn, and MySpace combined in terms of total referral traffic, I had to see what all the buzz was about. After signing up only a few weeks ago, I can say I’m officially addicted to the latest trend! Pinterest allows you to pin and post content, […]Read More
Responsive websites- sounds great! Now- what is it?!
The digital age is here to stay, and we must adapt and stay ahead of the curve. The growth of smartphones and tablets is increasing substantially every year. The web is evolving now more than ever, and staying up to date with trends is a must. The world of technology has changed a lot over […]Read More
What does Facebook’s Acquisition of Instragram mean to me?
Instragram is a mobile app that allow you to quickly snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel and share with your Instragram friends. It’s so easy, it makes sharing your photos instantly a snap (literally)! This app also currently allows sharing to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. This app allows you […]Read More
wisnet.com announces a new hire
wisnet.com kicks off spring by introducing a new team member! Ashley Mertens, as a junior website designer, is responsible for concept development of marketing materials – online and print. An area native and Marian University of Fond du Lac graduate she comes to us with a Graphic Arts degree. Her love for crafts, invitation design, […]Read More
What does the Facebook Timeline Mean to you?
We’ve heard a lot of accounts of people that just don’t “like” the Facebook changes lately. What is Facebook trying to accomplish by forcing these changes? It is time to embrace the change and analyze the benefits this change has to offer. Instead of staging itself as a conversational forum, visitors now see the impact […]Read More
What are those funny barcode-looking things?
Have you picked up a bottle of Heinz ketchup and noticed a black and white square on the back that looks like the printer may have misprinted a bar code? Or have you seen a flyer for a musical act and wanted to know more details about the show? First making their appearance in Japan […]Read More
Please welcome to the stage… The Alley Cats!
Earning the title ‘America’s Premier Doo Wop Group,’ The Alley Cats are a perfect blend of musical talent and comedic timing. Since their start in 1987, the group has gained notice around the country. The Cats never miss a beat as they sing a cappella to the greatest songs we all know and love from […]Read More
Just Launched! Back-in-Action
Back-in-Action Rehabilitation Center is an independent private practice clinic dedicated to setting the highest standards for out-patient therapy. Their philosophy incorporates a strong emphasis on the client’s education and understanding. With four clinic locations, Back-in-Action is your partner in recovery and rehabilitation. ‘Back-in-Action is all about their experienced and talented staff. And right from the […]Read More
This Week in Marketing and Web Development – Friday, October 21st
Google has launched a trusted stores program that instantly denotes to people that this website provides great service and secure shopping. Our assumption is that this may indirectly affect your ranking at some point in the future. If you have an e-commerce website – now is the time to fill out the application and get […]Read More
This Week in Marketing and Web Development
The creators of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash have purchased a company that makes fonts ‘friendly’ for the web. The company is called Typekit, and now that an established company (Adobe) is backing it, you’ll see us using this service more often. Here’s how it used to be: Our clients requested a font such as Century […]Read More
Track Your Marketing Dollars with Google Analytics
Throughout the year we track our marketing campaigns to see which channels are working and which are not. These channels could include email marketing, social media, QR Codes, and banner ads. Using a tracking URL and Google Analytics we can see the channels that are producing the most activity. We can easily weed out the […]Read More
Our team at wisnet is proud to announce our new client New Look Cabinet Refacing, LLC!
New Look Cabinet Refacing, since 1992, have done cabinet refacing, cabinet resurfacing, as well as custom cabinetry work, working on over 4,000 kitchens in the commercial and residential sectors. They take pride on the quality of their workmanship, prompt and courteous service, and attention to detail. New Look offers numerous styles of doors in a […]Read More
What can be learned from Google Analytics?
Imagine if hundreds of people walked in the door of your store, took a quick glance, and left without perusing the aisles or asking the store manager a question. If that happened, you’d immediately make changes, right? When it comes to the web, a high percentage of businesses fail to pay attention to their visitor’s […]Read More
Google +1 Launches While Bing Turns Social – Are you ready?
Bing and Google have recently changed their search engine results page (SERP) and it may affect your website’s ranking – well, at least not at your office. You see, when Google +1 and Bing Social are in action, the search results become more personalized and display results based on the ‘likes’ or +1’s from their […]Read More
Redesigns, Facebook Apps, and Mobile | We’ve been busy!
Hello wisnetters. I’ve been away from Noteworthy for a bit and thought I would share with you a couple projects we’ve been working on that I’m sure you will find interesting. These include before and after screenshots of a website redesign, two new Facebook apps, and a backstage pass to see what a mobile website […]Read More
How-to Guide to Create a Company Facebook Page
Over 600 million people across the world are using Facebook to connect to family and friends. It has become the #1 online destination surpassing time spent on all of Google’s products combined. For a long time, businesses have known the importance of being ranked well on search engines. Now they are interested in reaching out […]Read More
Negative Reviews and Search Engine Traffic Don’t Mix
Ever wonder how to analyze your website’s traffic and observe how it’s affecting your company? We ran into a situation where a client’s website was receiving a majority of its traffic from search engines. Then, we found out something more interesting – and it wasn’t good. As per the title, negative reviews and search engine […]Read More
Team Photos Now on a Smartphone Near You
Have you ever heard a voice on the radio or on the phone and formed a picture of that person in your head? Have you noticed how far off your mental picture tends to be? Well, if you would like to see how closely your mental pictures of the wisnetters line up with the real […]Read More
Our Team’s 10 Predictions for 2011
As the end of 2010 draws closer, our team wanted to share ten predictions for 2011 that you might find interesting. Websites are here to stay… Websites are here to stay but the look and feel will change dramatically in 2011. Because of the emerging tablet industry, website owners will request the site become more […]Read More
How To Remove Personal Profiles from Facebook Pages Permanently
Changing ownership on Facebook was a real hassle back in the days – actually, it wasn’t possible for a while. Usually, an employee would create the Page under their personal profile. When they left the company the page went with them, leaving business owners with the hassle of rebuilding their fan base. Then Facebook provided […]Read More
A Profile for Today’s Social Savvy Professional
In today’s social marketplace consumers want to know who you are before making any purchasing decisions. Unlike LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook; about.me takes it one step further – instead of the 99% to 1% ratio of content versus your photograph, they flip it entirely, showcasing one LARGE photograph of you with a just enough room […]Read More
Marketing this Holiday Season – Newsletter – Issue 2
Here’s our latest newsletter from our Holiday campaign. The newsletter provided tips on local listings and Pay-Per-Click advertising. Plus, with less than a month before the holidays are off the radar we wanted to give you some ideas on what is possible. If you missed out on the email go to wisnet.com Newsletter – Holiday […]Read More
Google Webmaster Tools – Improving Inbound Linkage
To improve your ranking on search engines it is good practice to find other websites to link to your website. Then, it’s about using the right keyword phrase (also called anchor text) in the link. Google Webmaster Tools has added a new feature that shows external websites linking to your site and a sampling of […]Read More
wisnet.com Adopts-a-Family for Christmas Season
The team at wisnet.com is proud to contribute to a needy family this holiday season. In cooperation with the local Salvation Army, we have filled our Christmas tree with gift certificates, kitchen supplies, clothing, and presents for the children! From here we will transport them to the Salvation Army. Then, word is, Santa picks it […]Read More
Marketing this Holiday Season – Newsletter
Recently, we sent out an email blast to our subscribers. The newsletter provided a few tips on email campaigns, social marketing, and adding a seasonal theme to your website, Twitter and Facebook profiles. If you missed out on the email go to wisnet.com Newsletter – Holiday Issue. Another issue will be coming out shortly – […]Read More
wisnet.com is on Foursquare! What is it?
Compared to restaurants and hotels there’s not much foot traffic to our office – it seems almost silly to have a business profile on Foursquare. Then again, what’s a better way of introducing Foursquare than trying it out for our company! Simply put, Foursquare let’s customers ‘check-in’ to a business with their mobile phone. Then […]Read More
Google Tags – Make it Easy for Customers to Find You
Google has a new service called Google Tags and it places an eye-catching yellow tag next to your listing on Google Search and Google Maps. Use the tag to highlight coupons, customer reviews, or other helpful information that can help searchers choose you. It’s one way to make your listing stand out from the competition. […]Read More
Introducing BLASTSearch to Our Product Line
With new advancements in search engine technology we want to introduce a new search engine product called BLASTsearch. Built into your website, visitors will have a better experience searching for items such as articles, Word documents, PDFs, spreadsheets, contact information, and more. Tied together with Google Analytics, it will help reduce support calls and save […]Read More
Beware of Fictitious Twitter Profiles
This morning Google alerted us to a fictitious website that mirrored our Twitter profile. What’s surprising is that it has the last post we tweeted yesterday. It looks so realistic that many people might accidentally log into it with their username and password… and that could be a problem! Here’s a quick analysis of what […]Read More
Google Analytics Announces New Feature: In-Page Analytics
Recently, Google announced a new feature called In-Page Analytics. It allows website owners to see their Google Analytics data superimposed on the website. This visually appealing data will help make it easier to understand how visitors navigate the site. Stay tuned as we present a case study along with a video from Google. What we […]Read More
Announcing the Launch of the Silica Appliance and Electronics’ New Website
wisnet.com is pleased to announce the launch of the new Silica Appliance and Electronics’ website: www.silicaappliance.com. wisnet.com applied industry’s best practices to develop a fresh and contemporary website to position Silica as a leader in electronics, appliances, and custom installation. Screenshot of the new design for Silica Appliance and Electronics. Silica Appliance and Electronics is […]Read More
Using Your Picasa Album On Your Website
Picasa has become one of the largest and most popular online photo album websites available. Many of the same users that have photos housed on Picasa more than likely have a website that they could easily use these photos on. Why would you want to upload photos to Picasa and then turn around and go […]Read More
BLASTauthor’s Growing Feature List
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or someone who’s barely touched a blog, BLASTauthor will make it easy to add and organize content within your website. On top of that, built-in tools will help with social marketing, offline marketing, and search engine optimization. Plus, these tools provide an edge over the competition by supplying readers, fans, […]Read More
How To: Uploading Photos to Picasa Web Album
Today’s modern websites aren’t built on one technology; they’re mashed together to create a product that can accomplish more – without the extra development expense. For example, when adding a photograph to Picasa, it could automatically post to your blog, website, Facebook, and Twitter. In addition, Picasa is built to manage and edit photos. Have […]Read More
Fall Migration – Time to Switch to the New Webmail Interface
To coincide with the fall migration of the Canadian geese we are in the process of migrating clients over to the new webmail interface. Unlike geese, you have it made – it’s super easy! Just go to webmail.wisnet.com and log in. It’s that simple! For those who have a branded domain for webmail, such as […]Read More
Verona Grove Benefit Concert for JDRF
In collaboration with BioLife Plasma and Marian University Phi Sigma Kappa, wisnet.com is proud to be one of the sponsors for the Verona Grove Benefit Concert for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) on Thursday, September 9th, 2010. Verona Grove will be rocking live on stage and with your help, will raise money to support this […]Read More
BLASTauthor: How To
After logging into your wisnetONE Client Login, point to WEBSITE TOOLS in the upper-left of the screen. Click on BLASTauthor in the list that appears under WEBSITE TOOLS. To start writing your first article, select the Add new article button. For paragraph 1, you will have a picture of a camera on the right side […]Read More
Automatically, Post Blog Articles to Facebook and Twitter Using HootSuite
Socializing on Facebook and Twitter is an important facet of social marketing. Personal interaction with fans aid in developing long-lasting relationships while automation tends to feel impersonal. There are times when automation will work well – and leave extra time available for writing noteworthy articles; and you know – more time socializing. HootSuite provides an […]Read More
The Difference Between Paragraph and Advanced Editor
With the launch of our new BLASTauthor (beta) we want to introduce two new features to help when authoring articles – the paragraph and advanced editor. The paragraph editor is useful for creating content that is easily ‘scannable’ by readers. The advanced editor gives authors the freedom to create their own style (format) for the […]Read More
Three-Column View: Now in wisnet.com Webmail
With monitors getting wider and laptops/netbooks becoming more prevalent, we’re excited to introduce our latest wisnet.com Webmail feature: Three-Column View. Now, users with limited vertical space can quickly read more of their email messages without scrolling. This new feature is LIVE now – so give it a try. To enable Three-Column View: > Navigate to […]Read More
Top 5 New Features in Outlook 2010
Microsoft has released the new Outlook 2010, and it is loaded with new features and improvements that will make managing your email, calendar, and social connections a breeze. Try out the interactive tour and see what’s new! Click here for the Outlook Interactive Tour 1. Multiple Accounts Now you can send and receive through multiple […]Read More
Great News from Google Place Page – Review Responses
Yesterday, Google released a new feature that gives Place Page owners the ability to respond to reviews. Every business has the opportunity to be listed on Google Maps and Google’s 7-pack. Unfortunately, only around 7 to 10 businesses will make it to the first page of the results. Those with reviews, good or bad, have […]Read More
wisnet.com welcomes Finding Forward Coalition
The Finding Forward Coalition of Wisconsin is a group of statewide associations representing a broad range of interests that have come forward to support safeguarding transportation user fees from being used with non-related projects. Their website seeks to educate visitors and communicate with them about this important topic. The main home page spells out the […]Read More
How to Connect Twitter and Facebook to HootSuite
HootSuite’s feature-rich application gives anyone the ability to post updates to their social networks, including Facebook and Twitter. This tool can be used by your business to manage multiple networks using one interface. HootSuite has many features including the ability to schedule tweets, add attachments, and shrink long web addresses so they fit nicely on […]Read More
How To: The Newbie Guide to Submitting a Business to Yahoo! Local
In previous Noteworthy articles we have gone over the steps for submitting a listing to Google Maps and Places, and now, here are the steps for including one with Yahoo! Local. Following them will help create a basic listing that could turn up in Yahoo’s main search results (Yahoo 5-pack) in addition to its local […]Read More
Join wisnet.com as we set sail with Lakeside Spirit on July 27th
Join wisnet.com for some summer fun! The wisnet.com team is setting sail with the Lakeside Spirit Tuesday, July 27 at 6pm. We want you to come along! Best of all – wisnet.com is picking up half the tab! A little about Lakeside Spirit… Dine, relax and view the Niagara Escarpment on Lake Winnebago’s only excursion […]Read More
Adashun Jones is now Texting Real Estate Property Information!
We just wrapped up a pretty cool project for Adashun Jones Real Estate of Fond du Lac, WI. Check this out! Adashun Jones will be putting magnets on their signs that say something like TEXT AJ 1041 to 511511 for more property details. Mobile phone users can text in the number and instantly receive a […]Read More
wisnet.com welcomes Hornungs.com’s new website!
Hornung’s Golf Products Inc, located in Fond du Lac, WI has recently launched their website, www.hornungs.com. They have a wide selection of accessories such as clubs and putters, golf bags, club covers and more. They also sell products to golf courses and pro shops. The site uses Interspire.com E-commerce Shopping Cart version 5.0 software to […]Read More
Using Webmail Spam Filtering And Handling
You can use Webmail to handle your spam filtering chores as an alternative to your desktop email client’s settings. Because Webmail’s interface allows you to check email directly from your inbox on the mail server, any spam filtering changes you make here can help prevent junk messages from downloading into your email program. Here’s how […]Read More
wisnet.com welcomes Samaritan Family Wellness!
Samaritanfamilywellness.org is a site that offers services for individuals and families needing guidance in making positive changes in their lives or working though daily life challenges. Located in Glendale, WI, they have several licensed therapists available to help those who are hurting or need direction in life. The website is designed so that visitors can […]Read More
How to: Using Google Places Dashboard to View Your Listing’s Stats
Creating a listing on Google Maps and Places can have a positive affect on traffic to your local business. Foot traffic is noticeable but you might want to see what is happening with the listing. This can be done through the Google Places Dashboard. The Dashboard provides data about views, keywords, and when searchers request […]Read More
Here We Grow Again! wisnet.com Employment Opportunity
wisnet.com, LLC is looking for the brightest and the most organized to join our team as Project Manager. If you think you have what it takes, read on… About wisnet.com, LLC Here’s the scoop… we create websites – not just any websites – great looking, dynamic websites along with solutions that our customers can update […]Read More
Setting Up Auto-Reply In Webmail
Auto-reply is a feature in wisnet.com webmail that works exactly like the ‘out-of-office’ settings used in desktop email programs. It’s easy to set up, here’s how! Note: Each sender will receive the reply message only once. Note: If mail forwarding is activated and copies of forwarded email are not being saved, auto-replies will not be […]Read More
Webmail for wisnet.com Email Gets a New Look
This week we launched the new webmail app for our wisnet.com clients. It’s cleaner, easier to use, and more powerful. For those of you who use desktop applications, such as Outlook and Entourage, you will find that this app comes close (if not right on) to feeling like it’s running on your computer…it’s fast. Some […]Read More
Using Facebook Insights to Track the Like Button, Box, and Shares
In a previous article we provided a tutorial on how to add a Facebook Like button and Box to your blog. Now that visitors are ‘liking’ the articles and Fan Page wouldn’t it be nice to see statistics and demographics that will provide a better understanding of your audience? For example, if a majority of […]Read More
Claim Your Listing on Google Maps & Places: Part 3
Okay, so you have completed part 1 and part 2 and are excited to finish. Here is the final tutorial to accomplish the task of claiming your listing on Google Maps and Places. Step 13: Validate The Listing Once the listing is submitted, there will be two choices on how to have it verified. Choose […]Read More
wisnet.com welcomes Get Moving Washington County
Getmovingwashingtoncounty.com has just been launched and is ready to view! The purpose of the site is to develop a culture of healthy and active lifestyles for all ages and abilities. To do this Washington County, of Southeastern Wisconsin, has added everything, and we mean everything, that you can do to stay physically fit. Interested in […]Read More
Claim Your Listing on Google Maps & Places: Part 2
We’ve been working our way through Google Places learning how to claim a business listing. If you haven’t registered with Google or do not know where to start read Claim your Listing on Google Maps & Places: Part 1. In the following tutorial we will explain Places’ dashboard. This is the area where you can […]Read More
Lakeshorelutheranschools.net Is Now Live!
Lakeshorelutheranschools.net is the site of Lakeshore Lutheran Schools and is a partnership of Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Schools on the Lakeshore and surrounding area with locations in Manitowoc, Kewaunee, Sheboygan, Calumet, Brown, and Door Counties. Their partnerships includes childcare ministries, preschools, 16 elementary schools, and Manitowoc Lutheran High School. The site contains links to their member […]Read More
Fantastic Office Space For Lease in Fond du Lac, WI
Exciting News! wisnet.com has just acquired a piece of property that will be the home of our new office on Main Street in Fond du Lac. Great location with an abundance of wildlife… With this move, we will be vacating a fantastic office space. We are currently located in the Wisconsin Title Building – on […]Read More
Claim Your Listing on Google Maps & Places: Part 1
Now that you are convinced you want to list your business on Google Maps and Places, how exactly do you go about doing that? What steps do you need to follow and what kinds of things can a business listing include to communicate what you offer? Don’t worry, here is a walkthrough of the setup […]Read More
Monkeys Attack wisnet.com Headquarters
Monkeys infiltrated wisnet.com’s headquarters Thursday morning. Fellow team members Brian and Grant were caught red-handed conspiring with the monkeys. Their daring attempt to take control of the facility fell short when super hero Dave entered the premises. Another attempt was made to regain control and the outcome can only be explained by watching the following […]Read More
List Your Business with Yahoo Local
Conducting local business searches online have skyrocketed in the last few years, and with mobile devices like Blackberries and iPhones making it a snap to find a restaurant or hotel while on the go, show no signs of slowing down. One of the most popular methods for searching is through Yahoo! Local and having a […]Read More
wisnet.com welcomes Washington County Fair Park
The Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, WI has just launched its all-new website and is now easier to navigate! There are over 350 events held at the park every year and you can be certain to find one that interests you by clicking on the Calendar of Events tab. The County Fair tab […]Read More
Listing Your Business On Google Places And Maps
Google Places, working together with Google Maps, is one of the most popular methods for finding local businesses. Local search is becoming more and more commonplace and the ever-increasing use of mobile devices is making every business owner take notice. If you are not paying attention to your local listing on Google Places and Maps […]Read More
Add a Facebook Like Button and Box to Your Website
Facebook has recently launched the Like button and Like box. For those of who are not familiar with Facebook you might have run into a ‘Become a Fan’ button when visiting websites. That has been replaced with the Like box and Facebook has added another twist to it… besides liking Facebook Fan Pages your visitors […]Read More
wisnet.com welcomes Koffman AutoWorks
Koffmanautoworks.com has just been launched and is now online! They are a family-owned, full service automotive center located in Campbellsport, WI and committed to their customers and community. Their site features information about the collision and automotive services they offer, a photo gallery of their body work, and pictures of the Koffman staff. The newsletter […]Read More
Stylish and Informative Footer Designs
Why would there be an article about footers? They are at the bottom of the webpage, below the fold, and hold boring information such as copyright and disclaimers. Well, in the last few years designers have been creating some impressive and inspiring footers. Not only are they attractive, it adds extra room to promote blog […]Read More
Join wisnet.com in supporting JDRF
Join the wisnet.com team in the fourth annual Fond du Lac Community Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes. The 2010 walk will be held May 8th at Fond du Lac High School, with registration starting at 9 a.m. and the walk beginning at 10 a.m. There will be kids activities, a DJ, […]Read More
What to do when your Facebook profile is disabled.
We ran into an issue where our Facebook profile was suspended. In addition, it disabled our Facebook Fan Page. Maybe it was an April Fool’s joke but it happened just after we wrote an article about Fan Page Vanity URLs, which directed our visitors to view our fan page. Now that we figured out how […]Read More
Search Engine Marketing – Organic, PPC, Local
Your familiarity with search engines is important if you are undertaking the marketing aspects of your company. Using a search engine is straightforward but optimizing a site can become more complex. First it starts with observation and then is followed with implementation. To get started first research the three most popular parts of a search […]Read More
How-to Guide to Create a Facebook Fan Page
An updated article can be found here. Over 500 million people across the world are using Facebook to connect to family and friends. It has become the number one online destination surpassing time spent on all of Google’s products combined. For a long time, businesses have known the importance of being ranked well on search […]Read More
IE6 – Is it Worth the Expense?
Lately, our team here has been discussing Microsoft Internet Explorer 6. IE6 was a top-of-the-line browser way back when it first appeared ten years ago. Since then a lot has changed. It doesn’t support much of the new technology (HTML5), is cumbersome, and recently has been criticized for its security flaws. In the last year […]Read More
5 Tips for Writing Effective Meta Titles
Next time you are using Google to search, look to see how many listings appear on the page. If you pay closer attention you might notice how each listing is competing for your attention. It’s like survival of the fittest. The best title will win you over; and all others will wither away unnoticed. Because […]Read More
5 Steps to Start Search Engine Optimization
Perhaps you have noticed how much search engines are used to find company information, products, and much more. To help, we have accumulated fives steps to aid in improving your website’s ranking on search engines. If the nerd neurons in your brain are getting excited or your website needs a boost then do read on. […]Read More
ProBlogger Book Review
Bloggers Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett took their knowledge of blogging and created a book called ProBlogger – Secrets for Blogging Your Way to Six-Figure Income. The title seems tailored more towards those who plan a career in blogging and the book seems to reflect it so. Then again, the information they provide is an […]Read More
Setting up Google Analytics
Once Google Analytics is configured and installed your company will be provided with a wide array of helpful analytics. With detailed information decisions can be made to make improvements with your online and offline marketing campaigns. Step 1 – Create an Account The first step is to create an account within Google Accounts. When here, […]Read More
Introduction to Google Analytics
Google Analytics provides detailed information about your websites visitors, such as how they found your site, what pages are most popular, and much more. With too many features to mention in one article we will provide a brief introduction, screenshots, and then directions to log into your analytics account. Google Analytics Dashboard When logging into […]Read More
Merry Christmas from the team at wisnet.com!
The team at wisnet.com wants to wish all or our clients, friends and family a merry and joyous Christmas! We have produced a couple short family-friendly videos for you to enjoy. Feel free to sing along and forward them to your friends and family.Read More
Custom 404 Pages – File Not Found
Here is the scenario. Your website consists of numerous pages that have been around for many years. Recently a few of your products have been discontinued and these pages need to be deleted. By removing these pages the navigation will be updated so visitors don’t accidently go to non-existing pages. But what happens to all […]Read More
New Features in BLASTnewsletters!
Over the weekend, we made a few updates to the BLASTnewsletters platform. The upgrades include speed increases, email address quick search, a few bug updates, and the big releases – Simple Survey and Dynamic Content! Surveys & Feedback Forms Use the drag and drop editor to quickly create a completely customized a survey then link […]Read More
Mashing Flickr, Facebook & Your Blog
Flickr.com is an exceptional tool for managing photographs and digital images. If used properly it can assist with marketing by bringing visibility to your products, services and company. But did you know that combining, or mashing, Flickr with your blog, website and even Facebook will save time while marketing? Why Flickr for your business? Flickr […]Read More
Spread the word – wisnet.com is hiring!
wisnet.com, LLC is in the process of expanding our team and is looking for a bright and talented individual for our customer care representative position. About wisnet.com, LLC wisnet.com, LLC is a multi-faceted, full service web hosting and development company. We work with small to medium sized businesses such as the tourism industry, print shops, […]Read More
Introducing wisnet.com’s Twitter Page!
wisnet.com has a Twitter page and now we decided to spruce it up a little! Hopefully it will make a lasting impression that will enhance our brand; or at least make you wonder how Twitter snared us. Check out the before and after shots of the wisnet.com custom Twitter page. Why Twitter? We hope that […]Read More
A Million Monkeys
They say that a million monkeys sitting in front of a million computers (typing away at random) could write a novel, but there’s a lot of upkeep with a million monkeys. So instead, one of our ‘code monkeys’ wrote his own novel. Steve Maass has e-published a novel called Gene Pool that he co-wrote over […]Read More
List Your Business with Bing Local
Since Bing launched earlier in 2009 it has been grabbing a fair share of the search market. Within Bing is a search feature where searchers search locally. It’s called Bing Local and it’s a great addition to your marketing plan. Have a look at Bing Local… Visit www.bing.com/local/ and search for businesses in your area. […]Read More
How important is the Meta Description?
In a way the Meta Description is like having an ad for your page. When listed within search results the description provides a clear and compelling depiction of what searchers will see on your webpage. Be interesting, unique and truthful and people will take interest. Note: If you are new to Meta information we recommend […]Read More
How important is the Meta Title?
The Meta Title is found in more places than you might realize. Next time when surfing the web, take notice of a helpful marketing feature which was right in front of your eyes the whole time. Why is the Meta Title important? It’s a short phrase, slogan or description depicting what the webpage, or article, […]Read More
New Features in Webmail
Compose Window Pop-In Speed is critical in web-based apps and Compose/Send is critical in email clients. So creating an improved and faster way of sending emails was a no-brainer. For users who love the flexibility of a pop-up compose window, but have been slaves to browser rendering, this pop-in is definitely for you. Give it […]Read More
Coming Soon Gallery Showcase
A new business venture leaves you with a time before your new site is developed. What should you do with your domain name until then? The best thing to do is create a simple ‘Coming Soon’ page. What is included in a ‘Coming Soon’ page? Keep it simple is the best practice. A paragraph about […]Read More
Contact Form, Email Address and Inquirers
Contact forms and email addresses are tools of communication. When added to a website each provides a different technique for inquirers to contact your company. This article explains the advantages and disadvantages of both. What is a contact form? In the example below a contact form includes a field for Name, Email, and Phone. Furthermore, […]Read More
Got video? Get Exposure.
Video is becoming more popular each year. It’s a great avenue to feature your services and products with visual elements, motion and voice. If you only had 30 seconds to describe your company video would be the tool to use. If you got video, get exposure with your own YouTube Channel. What is the YouTube […]Read More
Introducing Notes! Now in Webmail
We are all pretty gosh darn busy. Running from meeting to meeting with a laptop, a notepad, pens, etc. Yet, somehow, our thoughts are rarely all in one place (shocking). So, for the millions of other super-busy people, Introducing Webmail Notes! Screenshot of Notes panel. Notes is a new app now included with our Webmail […]Read More
Money Smart Neighborhood
The Fond du Lac Public Library is one of twelve recipients of a Smart [email protected] library® grant from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA). The library will use the $52,525 grant to bring financial assurance and confidence to the nearly 50% of the local workforce who […]Read More
RSS Feeds: Part I
There’s a lot to talk about when it comes to an RSS Feed. Let’s first look at why I use them, which might interest you in subscribing to RSS feeds relating to your own interests. Plus, it might help you understand why it’s important to have an RSS feed on your website. What am I […]Read More
XML Sitemaps – Google’s Grocery List
Oh my, what in the world is an XML sitemap? This is probably what you are thinking. Don’t worry, I will just tell you why it’s important. Google is impatient… Google doesn’t have time to go to your homepage of your website, look through all the text and code, find a link, go to that […]Read More
Google – Introduction to Google Places
Google Places, formally known as Google Local Business Center, provides a free listing for your business or non-profit organization. The listing can include your address, phone number, hours of operations, and more. Plus, you can create coupons and display photos and videos, all for free. Watch the video for an introduction to Google Places. Screenshot […]Read More
Branding with Favicons
A favicon is a small image that represents your logo and business. Usually one favicon is used for each website and it will show throughout every page on the site. Plus, when a visitor saves a webpage to their Favorites (Bookmarks in Firefox) the favicon will appear. Visit www.smashingmagazine.com to see their favicon. Coffee mugs […]Read More
Making a better Contact Form: Part I
Contact forms are a very important communication tool. For example, if I am on vacation… meaning I left my iPhone, laptop and email passwords at the office… I could easily send you an email by using your contact form. But why is it so frustrating filling out a contact form? There are so many fields […]Read More
Scheduled Webmail Maintenance
On August 8th between 1:00 AM US-CT (6:00 AM GMT) and 2:00 AM US-CT (7:00 AM GMT) scheduled maintenance on our Email servers will be performed. This maintenance will increase the performance of the calendar and other features. During this maintenance your calendar and webmail settings will become inaccessible for a period of 30 minutes. […]Read More
American Bank Launches New Website!
American Bank has launched a new and improved website! American Bank American Bank has locations in Brownsville, Fond du Lac, Mayville, Omro, and Princeton. www.ambank.comRead More
Coastal Concierge Goes Live!
wisnet.com is happy to announce the launch of the new website for Coastal Concierge in South Haven, Michigan. Coastal Concierge Costal Concierge provides a host of other services for anyone who calls South Haven home. For those of you that work full-time or for the second home owner who cannot be here during the week […]Read More
wisnet.com welcomes Green County Economic Development Corporation
wisnet.com is happy to announce the new website for Green County Economic Development Corporation. Green County Economic Development Corporation The Green County Development Corporation (GCDC) can help you Discover why Green County is the place for your company to grow and prosper. Whether you’re starting a new business, growing an existing business or looking for […]Read More
Washington County Intranet
Washington County has launched an intranet that will be utilized by employees. The primary focus of the intranet was to accomodate Washington County’s ‘Going Green’ push. They would like to eliminate the paper load that is given to employees and allow them to access this information online. The new intranet also gives them the flexibility […]Read More
Just Fare Market New Website
wisnet.com has launched a new look for the Just Fare Market website. Just Fair Market Just Fare Market is a non-profit, volunteer, non-denominational, 501(c)(3) retail link in the Fair Trade chain, partnering with wholesalers and artisans and farmers in the developing world to ensure: a fair price for products, empowerment and self-sufficiency, investment in communities […]Read More
wisnet.com welcomes PPAW
wisnet.com is happy to announce the new website for Promotional Products Assocation of Wisconsin. Promotional Products Association of Wisconsin Promotional Products Association of Wisconsin (PPAW) is a professional organization that provides our members with regionally focused professional development opportunities. Founded in 1988, we are one of 28 regional associations in the United States and Puerto […]Read More
Tosa Kickers Goes Live!
wisnet.com is happy to welcome Tosa Kickers! Their new website provides all the information Soccer Parents and Players need to keep up to date during the soccer season! The Tosa Kickers Soccer Club is dedicated to providing a positive soccer experience, whether it is at the recreational or select level, for the child and the […]Read More
Microsoft Hosted Exchange Now Available
Microsoft Exchange – without the headaches of managing it! Hosted Exchange from wisnet.com greatly reduces the cost and time investment of hosting your own Exchange server in-house. With wisnet.com Microsoft Exchange Services, you can leave server maintenance and investments to us. In return you’ll get unmatched support, anywhere email access and peace of mind knowing […]Read More
Artful Creations New Website
wisnet.com is proud to launch the new website for Artful Creations. From Artful Creations: We are pleased to be able to bring our artwork to you. We want to make our art available to all art lovers. We offer our Original Works along with Limited-Edition Giclee Prints* on canvas or paper. Each Giclee Print is […]Read More
CD Smith Launches a New Website!
wisnet.com is proud to launch CD Smith’s new website. The new website features an advanced Project Profile area, as well as the opportunity to learn more about this Fond du Lac based company. Founded in 1936, C.D. Smith Construction is a third generation family-owned corporation committed to delivering superior quality and outstanding value. With projects […]Read More
wisnet.com welcomes Faholo & Lost Valley Camps!
Faholo & Lost Valley Camps launched their website earlier this month in hopes of drawing in more children that are looking for a retreat, outing, or camping experience never to be forgotten! wisnet.com was happy to work with them on this project, and enjoyed their enthusiasm and energy throught the website building process! MI Camps […]Read More
Arizona Bag Launches New Website!
Arizona Bag Company began operations in 1946, in an old 30 ft x 40 ft warehouse in Southwest Phoenix. In the days before modern packaging methods, up to ten women worked full time patching burlap bags for re-use. Burlap remains an important part of our business, as we are one of the few companies in […]Read More
What is WebMail?
You can access your email from any computer quickly and easily using Internet Explorer or any other web browser. There is no extra setup involved, simply enter your email address and password and your mail will be displayed for you. A user-friendly screen allows you to send and receive messages, save or delete mail, send […]Read More
Adobe Reader and Acrobat Vulnerabilities
Adobe has released Security Bulletin APSB08-19 to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Systems Affected: * Adobe Reader version 8.1.2 and earlier * Adobe Acrobat (Professional, 3D, and Standard) version 8.1.2 and earlier Impact: The impacts of these […]Read More
Welcome Timber Valley Millwork!
wisnet.com would like to welcome Timber Valley Millwork and is excited to launch their new website! Timber Valley Millwork’s new website has some exciting new features that include the ability to create real time quotes, submit orders, view project status, and communicate with your sales rep. This is a great feature that is being offered […]Read More
Employment Opportunity – Website Graphic Designer
Requirements: Great visual website design abilities, strong skills in html code, great customer care, and team attitude. Helpful experience (but not required): XML, Ajax, PHP, CSS wisnet.com, LLC is a multi-faceted, full service web hosting and development company that works with small to medium sized businesses such as the tourism industry, print shops, real estate […]Read More
Contorno Surfaces Goes Live!
wisnet.com is proud to announce the new website for Contorno Surfaces! Establish Contorno as a premier supplier of fine countertops in the east central Wisconsin area while maintaining the following principles: Provide a positive work environment Apply the highest standards of quality and innovation Enforce our industry’s rules and regulations Develop satisfied returning customers Contribute […]Read More
Giving back to our communities.
The summer of 2008 has hit many areas of the US hard. Severe flooding and high fuel prices are 2 of the main culprits that have impacted the communities that we work and live in. The team at wisnet.com has contributed over $3500 to area organizations already this summer – including The Salvation Army, and […]Read More
Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Goes Live!
wisnet.com is happy to announce the launch of wtba.org’s new website!! WTBA is a ‘cutting edge’ association that is widely recognized for its expertise, the effectiveness of its programs, and the long-term impact of its forward-looking vision on the development of a very competitive Wisconsin transportation system. WTBA promotes and serves the Wisconsin Transportation Construction […]Read More
Webmail RSS Feeds
RSS is a technology with a lot of potential to make businesses more productive by making communication easier and more relevant. Unfortunately, that potential has not been realized in the broader world and while RSS is good, it has not become great. We took a chance when we added RSS feeds to Noteworthy Webmail 2 […]Read More
Add some flair to your email
Whenever you choose to compose an email you have to make a choice. You can either choose to write your email using plain text or using HTML. Choosing HTML as the format for your email means you can spice it up a little bit. You can add colors, pictures, bullets, links, and much more to […]Read More
We have seen an influx of spam pass through our filters over the last few weeks. This is due to a spam hole that was allowing more than usual amounts of spam to go undetected. We have applied a fix and we’re working very closely with our anti-spam partner to increase the effectiveness of our […]Read More
Webmail 6.7 released
We are proud to announce the launch of our latest version of webmail—a version full of improvements to webmail’s functionality and usability. Our customers are great about sending us valuable feedback, and that feedback drove every improvement that you’ll find in Webmail 6.7. The most obvious changes are found in the settings section, which underwent […]Read More
Seek Franchising New Website!
Seek Franchising has launched a new website that portrays their specialty in temporary staffing. There new website gives you a snapshot of where to find their services in your area. With four decades of temporary staffing industry experience and leadership SEEK provides all the necessary resources to assist in leaving your legacy of entrepreneurship through […]Read More
South Central Photographers Goes Live!
wisnet.com has teamed up with the local photographers associations again to create the South Central Photographers Association website! South Central is a great place to make contacts and network with other professionals, further your education, and create an atmosphere in which you can share, learn and teach others. South Central Photographers Goes Live! Visit our […]Read More
Welcome Green County Barn Quilts
wisnet.com would like to welcome Green County Barn Quilts and their new website! Their website promotes Barn Quilts around the area including photos, maps, etc. The Green County Barn Quilts Committee is looking for owners of barns, corn cribs, and other farm buildings who are interested in displaying a barn quilt. Quilts will be painted […]Read More
Welcome Washington County!
Washington County has launched the new look of their website! wisnet.com was happy to work with the good people at Washington County to ensure this was a site that made information easy to find and maintain on their own. Washington County has well-known major manufacturing industries including: machine tooling, metal fabrication, printing, pharmaceutical distribution, photo […]Read More
EAA AirVenture Museum sponsored Mustang show
wisent.com, LLC is proud to sponsor the 5th Planes Manes and Automobiles Show held on the EAA grounds. This exciting annual event combines two classic examples of American engineering. It pairs P-51 Mustang Warbirds from WWII with a wide selection of Ford Mustang cars. (The event is also open to all other Ford-powered vehicles.) The […]Read More
Wisconsin Association of Health Plans Goes Live!
The Wisconsin Association of Health Plans has launched a new website with and abundance of resources for there customers! Check out the new look of www.wihealhplans.org and what they have to offer!! The Wisconsin Association of Health Plans is the industry voice of 17 Wisconsin health plans offering innovative solutions to groups, individuals and governments […]Read More
Welcome Green Lake County!
wisnet.com would like to welcome Green Lake County!! We are so happy to be teaming up with the Green Lake County to provide valuable information to citizens of Green Lake and tourists of the area. Green Lake County is located in the picturesque and heavily agriculturalized area of Central Wisconsin. The county seat, Green Lake, […]Read More
Webmail 6.6 – Speed Improvements
We consider speed enhancements to our applications to be one of our top priorities. We are constantly pushing our development team to design ways to make our applications run faster. Our customers demand that we come up with innovative ways to increase productivity for users and we know that speed improvements can dramatically increase those […]Read More
Welcome Wenger Construction!
wisnet.com would like to welcome Wenger Construction and the new look of their website!! Wenger Construction does both residential and commercial work in the areas of roofing, siding, and sheet metal. We have a hundreds of competitors in each of these areas. This website is a tool that our potential customers can use to decide […]Read More
Mail System Updates
Please note that on February 16 and 17, routine maintenance will be performed on our email hosting system. Minor changes to some components of the inbound mail routing, as well as other changes to some SMTP servers will be made. Neither of those changes should result in any interruption of service.Read More
New Look for Gueller’s Photography!
Gueller’s Photography has launched the new look of their website! Their new website gives a deeper look into the beautiful work that Gueller’s Photography can provide for all your photo needs! Gueller’s have a unique cutting edge portrait style, a blend of contemporary, fun lifestyle & traditional images. It is their mission to create images […]Read More
New Look for PAHSA
PAHSA has launched the new look of their website and newsletter. Their website gives website viewers the added functionality to search for a community in their area. This website serves as a central location for finding a pahsa location in your area! New Look for PAHSA www.pahsa.orgRead More
Adashun Jones Website Redesign!
Adashun Jones launches the new look of their website! This new website incorporates the ability to actually save all of your favorite listings to your own personal account. Making searching for a new home easier or contact Adashun Jones today! Adashun Jones Website Redesign! www.adashunjones.comRead More
wisnet.com welcomes Teamsters Local 344!
wisnet.com is happy to welcome Teamsters Local 344 and their brand new website! Their site provides information for both members and interested members. The Teamsters are known as the champion of freight drivers and warehouse workers, but have organized workers in virtually every occupation imaginable, both professional and non-professional, private sector and public sector. wisnet.com […]Read More
wisnet.com welcomes Stuart’s Landscaping & Garden Center!
wisnet.com would like to welcome Stuart’s Landscaping and their new beautiful look! Stuart’s Landscaping provides a variety of landscaping needs including: landscape construction, maintenance, holiday lighting and decorating, as well as a huge variety of products in their Garden Centers and Tree Farms. Check out the Stuart’s Landscaping nearest you! wisnet.com welcomes Stuart’s Landscaping & […]Read More
Welcome Germantown Self Storage
wisnet.com would like to welcome Germantown Self Storage! Check out Germantown Self Storage for all your storage needs! Welcome Germantown Self Storage www.germantownselfstorage.comRead More
Salvation Army – Adopt-a-Family
The team @ wisnet.com raised over $530 for the Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family program this year! A BIG THANK YOU to the team for being so generous for the 2007 Christmas season. The team @ wisnet.com raised over $530 for the Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family program this year! For more information on the the Salvation Army programs, […]Read More
New Look for Whitefish Bay Soccer Club
Whitefish Bay Soccer Club has released the new look of their website. Their new website gives them the added ability to post news, events, tryout results, and so much more! This website serves as the central location of information if you child plays soccer in the Whitefish Bay area! New Look for Whitefish Bay Soccer […]Read More
Welcome to FBI National Academy Associates 2008 Conference
wisnet.com recently completed a website design for the 2008 FBI National Academy Associates Conference which will be hosted in Milwaukee Wisconsin. FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. is a non-profit international organization of senior law enforcement professionals dedicated to providing our communities and profession with the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, training, education and information. […]Read More
Wisconsin Interchange Goes Live!
It is our pleasure to welcome the new website for Wisconsin Interchange! They came to wisnet.com just a short time ago looking for a website that would be fully editable. Using our Easy Site Editor tool, Wisconsin Interchange now has the opportunity to update every page on their site, providing the most up to date […]Read More
wisnet.com has prepared the following summary for this regularly scheduled monthly maintenance window (3rd Sunday of each month). We acknowledge that there is always the possibility for unintended consequences therefore we include maintenance events that have no planned customer impact. We also believe that helping our customers understand what we do in the data center […]Read More
Announcing Webmail 6.5
We have uploaded Webmail Version 6.5 this week for our customers. Thanks to major changes in the backend design of certain features, customers will notice increased speed throughout webmail—especially when logging in and when launching the Compose window. Many customers have already contacted us to say they’ve noticed the improvement! Announcing Webmail 6.5 In addition […]Read More
Kentuckians for Better Transportation Goes Live!
It is our pleasure to welcome the new website for Kentuckians for Better Transportation! They came to wisnet.com just a short time ago looking for a website to organize their news and membership information. Using our Easy Site Editor tool, KBT now has the opportunity to post Transportation News, Issues of Interest, and Legislative Issues […]Read More
Fox Valley Open Houses All In One Place?
The Home Run and wisnet.com have been working hard and forming the Home Run website into a central location to view Open Houses in the Fox Valley Area. With a number of local realtors on board, and the list growing, Home Run hopes to make searching for Open Houses even easier! Check out their website […]Read More
We’re looking for the brightest most talented designers and programmers to join our close-knit team. If you think you have what it takes, read on… Here’s the scoop… We create websites – not just any websites – great looking, dynamic websites and solutions that our customers can update without any HTML knowledge. And we do […]Read More
Dynamic 301 Redirect
Due in part to our new domain monitor system (DomainWatch), we are now easily able to identify domain names that have either been pointed to our DNS servers or web servers as (extra) domains. Many of our clients register the ‘.net’ or ‘.biz’ of their domain just to prevent other companies form registering that domain. […]Read More
Proactive DNS and Domain Monitor
wisnet.com incorporated a new proactive DNS and domain monitor (DomainWatch). Our DNS servers and web servers now monitor and report any domains that have been pointed to our systems that have yet to be setup. This allows us to proactively configure our domain name and web servers to make sure domains stay active and properly […]Read More
Campbellsport Building Supply Goes Live!
Campbellsport Building Supply came to Wisnet a few short months ago looking for a website with an eye catching design and content they could maintain on their own. It is our pleasure to announce their new site with all that and more! Campbellsport Building Supply Goes Live! www.furnishanddesign.comRead More
Welcome to the new look of wisnet.com!
Quite a bit has been happening here at wisnet.com. We have a great new office (stop in and check it out), a few new bright members of our development team, and a new look to our wisnet.com website. Keep an eye on us – there is lots more to come!Read More