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2018 Review of GetNetSet Websites for Accounting Firms


GetNetSet Websites for Accounting Firms

From the Oct. 2018 reviews of Website Builders for accounting firms.

GetNetSet offers custom website creation specifically for accounting professionals, and is best suited for small to mid-sized firms. Those interested have their choice of three product plans; Representer, which is for very small firms and offers 7 web pages; the Retainer plan, which includes an unlimited number of pages and a client portal, and the Recruiter plan, which offers all of the options available in the other two versions along with advanced SEO capability and expanded storage options.

Designed with accounting firms in mind, GetNetSet offers completely customized websites, with custom design included in the price of the selected version. Users simply pick out a design that they like from the series of templates available in the application, with more than 75 templates available to choose from. The chosen template serves as a reference point when designing the website, providing designers with a blueprint for the type of website desired. In addition to the design templates, users can choose to match the website design to their current firm logo or other branding materials, if desired.

To begin the design process, each customer is assigned a “Guardian Webmaster” who manages the creation and maintenance of the website, and is responsible for everything from adding and editing content, adding and removing pages, optimizing and publishing images, SEO, text and page formatting, while also serving as the firm’s point of contact. For those that prefer to be a bit more hands on, GetNetSet also offers users the ability to make website edits using the included editing tools. There are also a series of short tutorials available that guide users through making the changes they desire.

GetNetSet offers users a variety of popular default web pages, including Home, Services, Testimonials, Site Search, Blog, Staff Profiles, and numerous others. An Automated Newsletter is included in both the Retainer and Recruiter versions of the product, and users can easily accept client payments online either through a merchant account or by linking with PayPal. Branded email addresses are also available in both the Retainer and Recruiter versions.

A secure client portal is also available in GetNetSet that offers up to 2GB of storage space, and users can easily access newsletter archives if necessary. There are also over 100 Financial Calculators available in the Retainer and Recruiter versions, and the ability to add your own resources section on the website if desired. Also available is the Tax Center, which offers access to IRS publications, Tax Rates, Tax Due Dates, and IRS forms.

Custom touches such as videos, images, and Flash animation can be added to any website, and the website can support multiple domains if necessary.

GetNetSet offers good support, with users able to contact their Guardian Webmaster with any questions and concerns. In addition, toll free telephone support is available, as is email and chat support.

All three versions of GetNetSet offer an array of search engine optimization (SEO) features including Custom META Keywords, Custom URLs, Automatic 301 Redirection, and Custom Header Tags. The Retainer and Recruiter versions offer Personal SEO Analysis, Keyword Research, and Monthly Search Reports as well as integration with external marketing applications such as Constant Contact, iContact, and MailChimp. The Recruiter version also integrates with Google Analytics and works with Google Adwords as well. All versions of the product also link to popular social media networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Once GetNetSet has all of the information necessary, they will work to put together a custom designed website that incorporates the features and functionality that the firm desires. This typically takes 3-4 days, with GetNetSet offering content samples that can be used as-is, or customized as the accounting firm desires. Once all the changes have been made, the website is ready to go live, when it will then connect with the firm’s domain name, and be available to view.

GetNetSet is a good fit for small to mid-sized firms that wish to have the majority of their website outsourced, but may want to still be able to handle some smaller in-house changes. GetNetSet currently offers three plans: Representer, which is designed for smaller firms and includes 7 pages, currently runs $29.00 per month, Retainer, which offers an unlimited number of pages and includes a client portal, runs $49.00 per month, and Recruiter, which offers unlimited pages, a client portal, advanced SEO capability and Google Analytics, runs $99.00 per month. All versions of GetNetSet offer a free 30-day trial, where users can try out the product prior to purchasing, with no contract required or long-term commitment required.  

2018 Rating 5 Stars