Web Site and Domain Services
Why Have A Web
- A Web site continues to be one of the least expensive
and most effective methods available for making your business or organization known.
The initial and ongoing costs of a Web site are much cheaper than most other
- Unlike any other promotional tools, a Web site is available to nearly everyone
in the world, 24/7, 365 days a year.
- In these Internet and technology-driven days, a Web site is expected for any
legitimate and credible business or organization. In
fact, NOT having a presence on the Web may actually be detrimental.
You look less viable as an entity without a Web site. Also, if people are looking
for what you have to offer do not find your Web site (especially at a search engine
such as Google), they will move on to your competition.
- People naturally want to know
the who, what, where, and when concerning your business or organization — a Web site
does all of that. It's a terrific vehicle for informing and attracting potential
customers, as well as communicating and maintaining a connection with your existing
customers, clients, members, etc. A Web site is a great place to answer frequently
asked questions, and provide support and customer service.
- Think of your Web site as your "home base" of operations. You can have
blogs, Facebook pages, and any of the latest social media entites, but it's very
important to have a site where folks can go to get good, consitent information about
your organziation or business. Would you rather potential customers see yet another
Facebook page, or a Web site totally customized to feature and highlight all you
have to offer?! (Know, too, that Google ranks Web sites higher than a social media
page.) Be sure to link ro your Web site from any social media page, and make sure
all of your marketing material displays the Web site's URL (address), so your customers
have this "home base" of information to learn detailed information about
- A Web site also provides another avenue for customers to see and purchase your
good and services. And for customers that have already been to your store, a Web
site allows them a way to acquire your goods when they are not in the area.
- Unlike printed promotional products, Web sites are easy to update — you can change
anything at anytime.
- Check out others in your industry / line of work — you'll find most if not all
of your competitors are online with a Web site, at the least, and very likely involved
with social media sites. It recommended to try to at least keep up with, if not surpass,
What We Do
- The Web sites we offer are clean and easy to read and easy to navigate. They
load fast and will work well on both new and old computers, Web browsers, and monitors.
They are not filled with a lot of clutter, ads, and a million of the latest "flashy"
widgets — that saves on development time, the cost to create, the ease of updating
down the road, and the time for a site to load. These sites are also extremely search
engine friendly. And they display well on tablets, as well as newer, larger smartphones.
(They can also be easily read on older smartphones with a little bit of zooming).
- We will help determine what is most suitable for your needs
and work with you to develop a site that reflects the requirements and characteristics
unique to your organization or business.
- We will help you create your Web site domain
and determine the best domain registration and domain hosting solution.
- We will help make your Web presence known worldwide
using many effective marketing techniques.
- We offer custom Mobile Web Sites, too.
- See here for some of the many custom Web sites we've created.
Web Site Coordinator
Organizations creating a Web site usually need a Web
Site Coordinator. That person is the one through which all Web site work is sent
to us, and through which we can obtain information and approval from the organization
regarding the site. Click here for more details.
Please see these customer tips to help you better understand how our business works and therefore
serve you best.
By the way, should you be selling products (or services)
online, we recommend the PayPal shopping cart system. It is very easy for you to administer, us
to implement on your site, and customers love its flexible payment system. There
is no monthly change, only a small charge per transaction. Customers can even pay
with credit cards even if your organization is not set up to accept them. And no
merchant account is required.
As the World Wide Web becomes a fixture in our daily lives,
its use continues to grow. With the arrival of the iPhone and other "smart"
phones that can access the Internet, the use of mobile devices to access the Web
has grown, as well. In 2009, 33% of Web use came from mobile phones and the like.
On 2017, it's said to be closer to 60%. Mobile users are utilizing the Web
not only to find and contacting companies and organizations, but increasingly to
order products and services – direct from their mobile phones.
Far-sighted businesses and organizations are responding by creating mobile-optimized
Web sites, thus allowing themselves to be found by this growing population of mobile
Offering a mobile Web site can:
- draw in new customers
- expand your existing business and information to new markets
- enhance your connection with existing customers
- assist your staff out in the field
- improve business and be more easily found by local or foot traffic
We can create a custom mobile Web site for your organization that will work today's
Internet-enabled mobile wireless devices, such as tablets, iPhones, and other smartphones.
The development time and cost of a mobile Web site is typically a fraction of the
cost of a standard site.
Here are a few mobile-optimized sites we've completed. Expect more to be coming soon.
of the Many Sites We've Created
Incorporating many different customer requirements, tastes,
Other Web Sites
Other sites, initially created by someone else, that we have updated or reworked,
and which we now maintain:
Other Web Site Customers
In addition to the above, over the years we've developed Web sites for many
different organizations and companies, as this list shows:
Advanced Hearing Center
Animal Welfare League
Bay Port Lodging
Benzie Builders & Maintenance
Benzie County Government
(main and mobile
Benzie County Recyclers
Benzie County Sheriff's Office
Benzie Macintosh Users' Group
Benzie Shores District Library
Benzonia Public Library
Betsie Bay Inn
(main and mobile
Betsie Hosick Health Center
Betsie Valley Fitness Club
Betsie Valley Trail
Big Bob's Up North Outfitters
Cedar Creek Homes North
City of Frankfort
Crystal Lake &
||Crystal Lake Art Center
Crystal Lake Association
Crystal Lake Watershed Fund
Curtis Insurance Agency
David Thompson for Judge
Dr. Kitty Veterinarian Services
Dye, Randy - Realtor
Dymaloma Jams & Jellies
Elaine's of Crystal Lake
First Congregational Church
Flynn, Jennifer - Artist
Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools
(main and mobile
Frankfort Internet Users' Group
Frankfort Land Company House
Freeman, Carl - Artist
Gerschick Wealth Management
Greenspike Golf Cleats
Handiworks of Beulah
Harbor Lights Resort
Hartman's Tack Shack
||Jenkins, Dick - Broker
Jo's Round House Restaurant
Junque and Necessities Shop
Lakeshore Title Company
LaRue House B&B
M & R Information Services
Michigan Shores Cooperative
Motorola Internal Training
Nature's Gift Shoppe
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Reitan, Dave - Realtor
Sail Inn Restaurant
Sleeping Bear Realty
Sleeping Bear Rentals
Stonewall Inn B & B
Tiny Bubbles Charters
The Bear's In B&B