Merriman IT

Web Design & Online Marketing

We specialize in building (Mobile / Cross Device Friendly) informational and E-Commerce websites for small to medium size businesses. Primarily in WordPress, though we are open to using other content management systems by request. We can also maintain and make changes to your website even if it was not built by us.

In addition, we offer both Web Maintenance and Online Marketing at a discount to those who plan to use both services simultaneously. See the pricing section below for our rates and more service information.


Pricing

Web Design / Development

  • Hourly (Informational / Blog Designs): $30
  • Hourly (E-Commerce / Shops): $50
  • Average Estimate: $300 - $1000

Like our website? We can build a site for you too. We generally work in WordPress when building informational sites (like ours) and blogs, though we are open to using other software if requested.

We are capable of both ground up theme/layout and plugin development, (we coded every little bit of our site). We can also work with existing plugins, and customize existing site themes/layouts in order to help reduce development time to fit your budget.

Our sites are always built responsive and mobile friendly so that your visitors can view them effectively from pretty much any device. And we will never blatantly advertise ourselves on your site, though we appreciate referrals and we may show your site to other clients with your consent.

If you currently do not possess a place to host your website, we can assist you with purchasing your web hosting service from a reputable provider. We do not re-sell hosting as we feel it is better for you to have complete control over your server with no middle man in-between.

For informational sites that are expecting low to moderate amounts of traffic, we typically recommend a lower cost shared hosting plan. These hosting plans tend to range in price between $4 to $15 dollars a month.

For E-Commerce / Shopping sites which are expected to experience heavy traffic, or in general, any site expecting heavy traffic; we recommend you purchase a VPS or Dedicated Hosting as opposed to Shared Hosting. We will help you determine what type of hosting is correct for your site if you are unsure.

Web Maintenance

  • Monthly: $75
  • Monthly With Marketing: discounted to $55

* Discounted when using us for online marketing.

With our web maintenance service, we will look after your server and keep the software powering your site up to date and configured securely. We will perform periodic backups of your site or set up automated backups if possible, and restore or repair your site on demand if it is ever hacked, exploited, or broken due to software upgrades.

If your site (or another site that once used your current domain) happens to have been exploited in the past, your domain is likely listed on several if not dozens of anti-malware blacklists. Being on these blacklists may prevent users with certain anti-virus software from visiting your website. We have experience with meticulously contacting these blacklist providers to have your domain re-evaluated after your site is cleaned of malicious content.

We will also make sure that your certificates, domain, and hosting successfully renew without billing issues at the end of their billing cycle.

We do not limit site maintenance to those who we have built sites for, we will maintain and help make changes to sites that have already been built for you.

We are also not limited to maintaining PHP-based CMS sites, we are experienced with numerous programming languages and platforms. We are familiar with both *Nix and Windows based hosting environments and are most experienced in Mono/.NET C# and Python. We may quote higher rates for maintaining/building more complex sites which are not built on WordPress, PrestaShop, Joomla or Drupal etc..

Online Marketing & SEO

* Discounted when using us for web maintenance.

We offer web based marketing services for $75 a month. We will help manage/build your web presence for you and maintain an active connection with your consumer base. We provide website content SEO and Google AdWords management; we can also manage your Google Business page, Facebook Posts, Facebook Ads Campaigns, Yelp, LinkedIn, and Twitter if you plan to use those, or are already using them.

We ensure a minimum of two Facebook posts a week, two Tweets, and we will check your Google AdWords for effectiveness twice a week; updating them as necessary to make sure you are getting your target number of visits to your website. We will always work carefully within your advertising budget, and as effectively as we can.

We also have experience working with various web based CRM software, primarily to run email campaigns and maintain newsletters. We are more than happy to use any specialized company tools that may be at your disposal and make them work for you, as well as other publicly available CRM services.