WEBSITES THAT WORK FOR YOU
We build websites that make you look great and improve your bottom line.

Your website reflects your business. We’ll make you look  Great!

First impressions count, but you only get one shot to get it right. We build gorgeous responsive websites instilling confidence in your products and services. Responsive sites are optimized for mobile use, making your site readable across multiple devices: desktops, tablets and phones. We’ve designed, developed and currently host hundreds of websites for businesses all accross the Thompson Okanagan. We serve Oliver, Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, and Kamloops as well as everyone in between. We understand how to create and code websites that act as effective business tools for local businesses.

Websites are no longer optional for business, they’re essential.

We live in the digital era, and there’s no doubt that e-commerce increases year by year as Canadians embrace online shopping and services research. Statistics Canada says Canadian businesses sold more than $136 billion worth of goods and services over the internet last year and the service sector showed 13 percent growth of total internet sales. Businesses with the ability to sell online sold one quarter of their entire sales as a result of owning a website. As website functionality increases and we learn to trust online shopping systems, e-commerce will continue to grow. Talk to your InfoTel Multimedia sales rep today and let them help you position yourself online with a professional website designed to boost your visibility and profit.

Already have a website? You may want to bring it up to date.

Responsive websites are optimized for mobile devices, making your site readable across multiple devices. In those micro-moments you have to capture the viewer’s attention, your site must create a positive experience for the end-user. Mobile friendly websites are favored by Google as a ranking signal and vital for business development. If you are running a non-responsive (static) website, you are running the serious risk of losing business. We would love to redesign your website for high rankings in Google and to encourage consumers to shop with you. To test if your website is responsive, please use Google’s Mobile-Friendly Testing page.

  • Newer Technologies are now available

  •  Google loves up to date content and technology

  •  Your business goals have changed

  •  Your site was optimized for obsolete browsers

  •  Your site relies on Flash

mobile website vs desktop

 Mobile now accounts for more than half of all e-commerce.

test your website for mobile performance

 

Google can tell you if your current site is mobile friendly or not.

What a poor result looks like

... and a great result.

Test Your Own Website Here

This test will analyze a URL and report if the page has a mobile-friendly design.

Learn more about the mobile-friendly criteria and how it may affect Google’s search results by reading Google’s  blog post.

Social Media Feeds

Add images, galleries and other content to your new website quickly and easily via social media.

Twitter

Just add a special #hashtag to your twitter post and voila! There is is. Right on your website.

Instagram

If you already use instagram, updating your website couldn’t be simpler. Once we set you up just add the hashhtag #towebsite and there it is, right there on your site.

Facebook

If you have a facebook page for your business we can hook it up so that everytime you update it, your website gets updated too. Simple.

Pinterest

If you have a Pinterest account we can hook it up so that everytime you update it, your website gets updated too. Simple.
Infotel Web Site Pricing

Every package also includes 250 words of professionally written & web optimized content created specifically for your business! Full content packages are also available.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the website design process? Learn more with 10 easy steps:

Site design process – in 10 easy steps

Step 1: We receive the website order/contract.

Step 2: Our content collector will phone you for an interview. During the interview process we collect all the information that we can about your business, including your domain information, what the business is about, key features or unique to industry info, the products or services you offer, logo information, design preferences as to color palate and logo and example site you may like to pattern your new site after. Please be advised that your cooperation and participation in your website project is critical. You must communicate and engage with us in order for your website project to be successful.
*a note about domains* what we need from you –
If you already own your domain, where it is registered? We will need access because we need to change the nameservers once the site is approved to go live.
If you do not have a domain name, what domain do you want – according to availability
If you already own your own domain, you may choose to transfer your domain to InfoTel Multimedia. The benefits of transferring your domain name to us include annual renewals, and required DNS updates.

Step 3: This information is collected on our website planner (form) which is then sent back to you by email for you to make additions or revisions. Failure to engage at this point may result in the delay in the design and launch of your website. Please be advised your payments start as per the details on your signed contract and we want you to have your website ready for preview by the time of your first payment.

Step 4: We create/organize the existing content and send it to you by email in a word document for you to revise or make edits. Please check your emails regularly. Google typically recommends 250 to 300 words of content per page to be able to crawl through for search engine optimization, so we work within those guidelines. We will work with you until you are happy with your content. Please note that you have 7 days to make necessary content revisions, at which time we move forward to ensure you have a product for review, by the time of your first payment.

Step 5: Photographs and your logo or other graphic art you want on your website are a part of the content collection and should be sent in by the above deadline. You have the option of using high quality stock images for no extra charge. If you supply your own product photographs, please make sure they are high quality .jpg, typically at least 1500 x 1000-pixel size and 100 resolution. We offer professional photography and graphic art services. Please phone us or ask your rep if you need more information.

Step 6: Once we have all your content collected, we move forward by sending the project to one of our talented website designers. At this time, the design process takes up to four weeks to complete.

Step 7: Your new website is now ready for preview. Heather will email you the link to your site. At this point, you still have the option to work with Heather to go over necessary changes and edits to content or images. To ensure nothing is missed, please communicate your revisions by email in clear point form. Once you are happy with the website, we can launch your new site live! Your site is not live until it is indexed with Google, so there may be a delay from your launch date until you see your site in the search engine.

Step 8: Please note that even after your website goes live, we are still able to make changes to content. Depending on the website package that was purchased, you are entitled to free hours of tech support as we continue to welcome your communication.

Setp 9: Once live, we check to ensure your email is working properly through the email links and/or contact form on your site. It is highly recommended you work through your site, checking all the internal links and your contact form for functionality. We are very excited to offer new email services, including Gmail apps, and Microsoft products. Please ask your rep for more information or give us a call. We would love to talk with you to define your email strategy.

Step 10: Enjoy your new website!

Congratulations on bringing your vision to life.

When will I be billed for my website?
Billing starts at the start date agreed to on your contract. The clock does start ticking when the development process begins. We try very hard to make that process as painless and as quick as possible. We guarantee to have a site delivered for preview to so you can give us either your approval or your revisions within 4 weeks of you providing us with all of your content (text, pictures etc).
What can I do to help with the development of my site?
Get us all of your content as soon as possible.   As soon as the content is received we can get to work. That might include pictures, text or testimonials from past customers.  Have a job application in PDF format that site visitors will need to download? We’ll need that too.

If you choose to have one of our awesome content writers create your text for you, we will need you to approve it before we can put it online.

When we finally do send you a preview of your new website, the faster you can put together your tweaks and changes the sooner we can make those changes and put your website live to the world!

What's included in technical assistance?
Any and all updates of images, text or layout on your site. Email settings help etc. Please note that all technical assistance is billed in minimum 1/2 hour increments so try to make a list of everything you can think of that you need changed and email us the list  – that way you will get the most bang for your buck. 
Why does Infotel prefer to build websites based on WordPress?
The short answer is that WordPress is proven as a terrific platform for websites of all shapes and sizes. WordPress accounts for 27% of all websites on the internet – That’s 74.6 million webites worldwide. WordPress powers 2,682 of the top 10,000 websites on the internet.
Can I update my site myself?
Yes. We can set that up for you if you’d like but you probably don’t want us to – don’t forget that depending on the website package you’ve chosen, you get a specified number of support hours per year included already. You can use those support hours for updates to text, phone numbers or pictures ads well as general and email support. Just keep in mind, those support hours are deducted in minimum 30 minute increments so try to make a list of everything you can think of that you want changed and email us the list – that way you will get the most bang for your buck.
Can I upgrade my plan?
Sure thing. Just give your rep a shout or call us at 1(800) 599-5399
Will I come up first in Google Search?
We can’t guarantee Google search placement. We can however help you get your ranking higher via the  included search engine optimization  we complete on every site we produce. You can talk to our search engine management (SEM) team to take things to the next level.
What is a domain name?
A domain is the name of your website. Before you can run a website, you will need a domain. It is not something physical that you can touch or see; it is merely a string of characters that give your website an identity (yes, a name, like humans and businesses).

Now, here are some quick examples: Google.com is a domain name; so are Alexa.com, Linux.org, eLearningEuropa.info, as well as Yahoo.co.uk.

To have your own domain, you will need to register your domain with a domain registrar.

What's the difference between web hosting and domain name?
It is very common to get confused between a domain and web hosting, but it is important to be crystal clear on the differences between the two before you move on to your first website.

To simplify: A domain name, is like the address of your home; web hosting on the other hand, is the space of your house where you place your furniture.

Instead of a street name and area code a set of words and/or numbers are used for the website’s address – this is the domain name. For the web hosting – a computer hard disk and computer memory are used instead of wood and steel for storing and processing data files.

What’s a Registrar?
A domain name registrar is an organization or commercial entity that manages the reservation of Internet domain names. They charge a fee to keep all of the internet’s domains in order.
What’s DNS?
Domain Name Servers (DNS) are the Internet’s equivalent of a phone book. They maintain a directory of domain names and translate them to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. This is necessary because, although domain names are easy for people to remember, computers or machines, access websites based on IP addresses.
What’s a DNS Host?
Once you’ve purchased your domain name (from a Registrar), you have to tell it which domain name servers will be authoritative for that domain. A DNS hosting provider hosts these servers, which authoritatively respond for your domain. Sometimes domain registrars also offer DNS hosting, however the two services should never be confused..
Should I register my domain myself or leave that to InfoTel?
If you let us register your domain for you, you’ll have one less thing to worry about. We’ll always make sure that your domain is renewed on time. Forgetting to renew your domain is easier to do than you might think. There was afterall, that one time that even Google forgot.
What can I do myself to improve my Google Ranking?
First and formost, register your business on Google Business. Click here for step by step instructions as to how you can do that.
What else can I do to increase the number of customers visiting my new website?
Now that your business is registered and showing up in the Google Business Search results (see the question right above this one if you’re not sure what that means or how to do that.) have your happy customers write a review of your business there. Reviews are super important for giving your business credibility, both in the eyes of your customers and with google search results. Also be sure to add your website here as well. See the image below for more info.

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If you don’t see a result simillar to this when you search directly for your business you might still have to register your business on Google Business. Click here for step by step instructions as to how you can do that.