Wieting Family Funeral Home has always been ahead of the curve when it came to technology in the funeral service sector.
“We were the first funeral home in the surrounding area to have a website, and we’ve been looking to advance our internet reach ever since,” Funeral Director Dan Wieting said
Recently, Wieting began a long and arduous journey to update our funeral home’s website.
“We decided that instead of just tweaking a few things here and there within our current site, we would start from scratch, and have a web presence that would be able to disseminate more and various information to more people quicker,” Wieting said.
The new site was unveiled in February. One of Wieting’s favorite parts of this new site is the photo gallery. Viewers will see photos of area landmarks, and pictures from community events they have sponsored.
“In the very near future, we’ll be incorporating more and more video to the site as well,” Wieting said. “This provides a way to relay more information quicker and is more apt to hold someone’s attention than large amounts of text. We’ll be starting with part one of a three-part series about the history of our family in funeral service.”
One of the principal functions of our funeral home’s website is to give access to obituary and service information. People may voluntarily sign up to receive email notification when a new notice is placed online at www.wietingfuneralhome.com. When a new obituary is posted, viewers will be notified of that addition.
When looking at an obituary on the website, viewers will notice that below the primary photo there is a list of ways to share that notice. Viewers can click to email the obituary to friends and family, or post it to social sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
These obituaries are also have places to offer a short condolence to the family under the Memory Book tab, or share a long story or memory under the Life Stories tab.
Wieting also publish a quarterly newsletter. Viewers can subscribe by scrolling to the bottom of the homepage and entering your email address on the right side under the heading “sign me up for our newsletter”
“If there is something you’d like us to blog on, please let us know by emailing us.,” Wieting said.
In connection to the new website, Wieting also begun to become active within the social sites. The company does have an active Facebook page. Also Wieting is starting to dabble in a YouTube Channel and Google+.
For more information visit www.WietingFuneralHome.com.
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