Web Design Client: Lazy Cloud Bed & Breakfast
Location: Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Website URL: https://lazycloud.com
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by the owner of Lazy Cloud Bed & Breakfast who needed a new website for their Bed and Breakfast that would possess hotel reservation function ability. LazyCloud Bed and Breakfast has 2 locations, one location in Lake Geneva and one location in Fontana, WI. They were seeking a local web designer to assist them in developing this new hotel website that would allow customers to reserve their suites from their own website as well as linking to all the major travel sites like Expedia, Hotels.com and more.
This website included many advanced function abilities.
Location: Palatine, IL
This LCSW (clinical licensed social worker) contacted AdverGroup while searching Google for a local website designer in Palatine. She is a LCSW specializing in COVID Support Groups in the Chicago area. Within our initial conversation this medical professional expressed her interest in creating a simple website that would help support her various other advertising campaigns. We explained to this client that it would be difficult to conquer search engines with a minimal website. However, this client was happy to learn that her new medical office website would be built in a content management system that she could use to help her website grow. This basic website package also included free business cards to match her medical website.
Location: Wheeling, IL
This contractor and new business owner found AdverGroup while searching Google for a local website designer. Within our initial conversation this contractor explained their interest in conquering search engine results pages for a handful of local cities and villages that they wished to target with their dumpster rental and junk removal company. We explained to this client that "Google will not put words in your mouth" meaning they will not consider you for search result pages unless you have "web articles" that are actually titled "whatever the searcher entered into the search engine".
Location: Chicago Wrigleyville Neighborhood
A local freelance hair stylist and colorist who was setting out on her new business, was seeking ways to bring more clients into her local Chicago Wrigleyville Hair Salon. She not only needed a logo and a brand image, she knew that she needed to be more active on social media. Most of all she knew that she needed a website for her business. In her initial consultation with AdverGroup, social media was discussed, but she realized that when people are seeking a local service of any kind, the first place they will go is to a search engine. AdverGroup explained that you can not "Search optimize" a Facebook page or an instagram profile, but you can optimize your own website for better results in search engines.
After her initial consultation with AdverGroup, this client felt even more confident they could deliver the solid home base that she needed for her company website, and even better.... the package she executed included social media activity and training. So she was able to meet both objectives, one of achieving a solid home base (custom hair salon website designed at her direction), plus social media visibility.
(Group of 3) Independent Ambit Energy Consultants
Location: Chicago, Lake Zurich and Dallas, Texas
A group of Ambit Independent Energy Consultants (one in Chicago, one in Lake Zurich and one in Dallas, Texas) were seeking new ways to conduct business after the COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, their business relied on meeting face to face with clients. Since COVID thwarted in person meetings they needed to achieve a greater online presence within Social Media and within search engine result pages. Their corporation provided website tools, but they just did not possess the components required to achieve and adequate home base for their website.
Location: Arlington Heights, IL 60005
A local heath and fitness club owner named "Coach T" contacted AdverGroup when they were fed up with their initial web designer who was not being responsive. The list of issues with their first website designer went on and on. He basically held them hostage by not providing administrator credentials. This same corrupt web designer even held their domain name hostage within the initial proposal process by purchasing the name in advance and forcing this Arlington Heights business owner to hire them to develop their initial website.
"Coach T" found AdverGroup by searching for a local web designer in Arlington Heights. Her main objective was to find a responsive and honest website designer that would help her take control of her website and provide administrator access to a content management system that would allow here to update her website by herself. She also sought a web designer that was knowledgable in regards to search engine optimization (SEO). AdverGroup appeared to check all of the boxes.
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Nino's Pizza is truly #1 in the Northwest Suburbs, especially in Buffalo Grove (northern suburb of Chicago). The Di Franco Family has been delivering authentic Chicago style Pizza and Italian recipes in Buffalo Grove for over 41 years. This is why residents of Buffalo Grove and adjacent communities have come to know and love the amazing food prepared by Nino's Pizza Restaurant!
Perhaps you have noticed their delicious images of food that exist upon their menu and on their website. Did you know that AdverGroup captured this "food photography" for Nino's over 10 years ago! These images are still fresh and exhibit the fact that Nino's recipes have not changed.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY CAPTURED FOR THIS LOCAL RESTAURANT
Location: Multiple Locations including Wheeling, Niles, Glenview and Chicago, IL
D’Agostino’s Pizza and Pub is considered among the best authentic Italian restaurants has been serving up Chicago's favorite thin-crust pizza since 1968. D'Agostino's is a family-owned Restaurant, family-operated and family-friendly!
In 2017, the D’Agostino’s Pizza and Pub sponsored our AdverGroup Web Design in the Wheeling Park District Spring, Summer and Fall softball leagues. That same year AdverGroup provided food photography services for D’Agostino’s Pizza and Pub .
Mobile devices and social media have surely become a part of most peoples daily life. Today, these pocket sized computers have proven useful for users of all age groups. While smart phone owners use their devices for a variety of tasks including: entertainment, information and/or business; mobile devices coupled with the growth of social networks maybe changing the world beyond providing convenience as relates to access to email on the go. The use of mobile devices and the growth of social media may very well be responsible for shaping history, as it is widely believed that social media may have played a major part in the 2016 Presidential election.
Though politics are discussed in this article, the focus of this article is technology based.
Web Design Client: Mac Tel-Com
Location: Park Ridge, IL 60068
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by Mac Tel-Com in Park Ridge, IL 60068 who has been serving Chicago, Northwest Indiana and Milwaukee, WI since 2008. They were seeking a local Park Ridge, IL web designer to assist them in developing a new website. The client required a website solution to help display their services.
Mac Tel-Com desired a custom designed website that would help promote their business locally. They were seeking the best local web designer to assist them. They wanted their new website to be developed in a content management system that would allow them to update it without having to incur additional fees. Another objective of the project was to make sure search engine optimization was considered.
All objectives of this contractor website development project were met! As we created an attractive custom contractor website using the Joomla! content management system and implemented all the websites metadata, ensuring page titles, descriptions and page content were in harmony and coded properly per Google search webmaster guidelines.
Web Design Client: Gold Selling Success
Location: Arlington Heights, IL 60004
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by Steve Goldstein of Gold Selling Success in Arlington Heights who was seeking a local web designer to assist him in developing his new website. The client required a website solution to help present his services which happen to be motivational speaking for sales professionals.
Steve desired a custom designed website that would help him carry his message. However, he wanted it to be developed in a content management system that would allow him to update it without having to incur additional fees. Another objective of the project was to make sure search engine optimization was considered in the rebuild. It was important to Steve that his website have the ability to expand, as he wished to deploy video and audio feeds on his website in the future.
All objectives of this Joomla SEO website development project were met! As we created an attractive custom website using the Joomla! content management system and corrected all the websites metadata, ensuring page titles, descriptions and page content were in harmony and coded properly per Google search webmaster guidelines.
Web Design Client: Lifenosis.com Clinical Hypnotherapist
Location: Addision, IL 60101
Website URL: http://lifenosis.com/
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by a Clinical Hypnotherapist who was seeking a local web designer near Addison, IL 60101. The client required a website solution to help display her services and to help brand her consistently across various social media platforms.
The client did not have a website at all, and sought a custom designed website that would assist her in providing hypnotherapy sessions online. We created their new website using the Joomla content management system (CMS).
The main objective of this website development project was met! We created a home base for this client where they could effectively promote their business and be found on search engines. Thus allowing them to minimize the costs they incurred on Google Adwords. In addition to creating custom graphics for the client's website, we also produced advertisements that would be placed on the popular music application Pandora. As AdverGroup also specializes in advertising campaign management which includes campaign advertisement procurement and custom ad creation for various media including but not limited to broadcast radio and online radio such as Pandora.
Web Design Client: Chicago Show Inc.
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by a Chicago Show Inc. who was seeking a local web designer near Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. The client required a website solution to help display merchandising display manufacturing services.
The client did have an existing website but it was old and outdated. They desired a custom designed website that did not look like a template. However, they wanted it to be developed in a content management system that would allow them to update it moving forward into the future. Another objective of the project was to make sure search engine optimization was considered in the rebuild.
Both objectives of this website development project were met! As we created an attractive custom website using the Joomla! content management system and corrected all the websites metadata, ensuring page titles , descriptions and page content were in harmony and coded properly per Google search webmaster guidelines.
Web Design Client: Leo's Gun Shop
Location: Loves, IL 61111
Website URL: http://leosgunshop.com/
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by a new Gun Shop that was opening in Loves Park, IL. The owner Leo, required a eCommerce website solution to help display and sell firearms, ammunition and accessories online. In addition to providing eCommerce web development services, we also included professional product photography capturing high quality photographs of their new and used inventory.
Previous to developing this custom eCommerce website, this client did not have a corporate website and depended on customers to visit their bricks and mortar location in Loves Park, IL. We created their new ecommerce website using the Joomla content management system (CMS).
The main objective of this website development project was met! We created a home base for this client where they could effectively promote their business and be found on search engines. Thus allowing them to minimize the costs they incurred by posting items for sale on Ebay.
Web Design Client: SmartBuy Equipment
Location: Wheeling, IL 60090
Website URL: http://smartbuyequip.com/
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by SmartBuy Equipment in Wheeling, IL 60090. This client required an ecommerce website solution to promote their local Wheeling, IL business.
Previous to developing this custom ecommcerce website, this client did not have a corporate website and used Ebay to sell much of their restaurant equipment. We created their new ecommerce website using the Joomla content management system (CMS). The main objective of this website development project was met! We created a home base for this client where they could effectively promote their business and be found on search engines. Thus allowing them to minimize the costs they incurred by posting items for sale on Ebay.
Web Design Client: EJ's Carpet Cleaning
Location: Palatine, IL 60067
Website URL: http://ejscarpetcleaning.com/
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by Steven Maldonado who is the owner of this local carpet cleaning and flood restoration contracting company located in Palatine, IL 60067. The client expressed their interest in developing a custom website for their home improvement company.
This client had pre-existing Square Space Website but sought to redevelop a new and improved website that would be high visible to search engines. It is true that content is king in the world of search engine optimization (SEO). So it is very important to keep the content growing on your website. This SEO minded business owner agreed and was thrilled to have their old website redeveloped using the Joomla content management system (CMS). The main objective of this website redevelopment project was to conquer search engines.
Web Design Client: Illinois Rockers Basketball
Location: Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 & 60009
Website URL: http://illinoisrockers.com
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by the founder and Coach from the Illinois Rockers Basketball Team who is located in Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. The client expressed their interest in developing a custom website for their travel basketball team.
This client manages a well known basketball program that had been training youth basketball for 19 years. However, he never had a website and sought to achieve a presence on the internet.
This project required the recreation of the clients logo and a website that he could manage without incurring any future costs on website maintenance. This project was developed in the Joomla Content Management System which provided the solution that this client desired.
While the client did have images for his website. They were not professional at all. This client was delighted to learn that professional onsite photography was included in a website package that was offered by AdverGroup.
Web Design Client: Elk Grove Village Police Department
Client Location: Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 & 60009
Website URL: http://egvcert.org/
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by the Police Services Coordinator from Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. The client expressed their interest in developing a custom website for their Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
To understand what components and function ability was desired by the Elk Grove Police Department, one must first understand exactly what a CERT Program is. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985. Since then the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and the National Fire Academy have all adopted and expanded the CERT materials believing them applicable to all hazards.
Web Design Client: Integrity Taekwondo
Client Location: Deerfield, IL 60015
Website URL: http://integritytaekwondo.com
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by a representative from Integrity Taekwondo in Deerfield, IL 60015. This client was seeking a very custom Search Optimized Website (SEO) for their Deerfield based Taekwondo School.
This SEO website was designed with the intention to make the phone ring for this client. Therefore, it included landing pages that are intelligently titled and authored to target users searching specific keywords and phrases relative to this clients line of work. Furthermore, this project included photography of the client's location and services.
Web Design Client: Mr. A's Restaurant
Client Location: Roselle, IL 60172
Website URL: http://mrasrestaurant.com/
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by a representative from Mr. A's Restaurant in Roselle, IL 60015. This client was seeking a very custom Search Optimized Website (SEO) for their Roselle, IL 60172 based Restaurant.
This SEO website was designed with the intention to make this client's new location as popular as their famous location in Arlington Heights. Therefore, it included landing pages that are intelligently titled and authored to target users searching specific keywords and phrases relative to this clients line of work. Furthermore, this project included food photography of the client's location and menu items.
Web Design Client: Alpha Math Learning
Client Location: Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Website URL: http://alphamathlearning.com
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by a representative from AlphaMath Tutoring who is located in Mount Prospect, IL 60056. This client was seeking a very custom Search Optimized Website (SEO) for their Mount Prospect based business.
This SEO website was designed with the intention to make the phone ring for this client. Therefore, it included landing pages that are intelligently titled and authored to target users searching specific keywords and phrases relative to this clients line of work. Furthermore, this project included photography of the client performing his services with different clients. Beyond search engine optimization and photography this project also included the design of this clients print materials including brochures, postcards and business cards to match the freshly designed website.
Web Design Client: The Student Medical Store
Client Location: Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Website URL: http://themedicalstore.biz/
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by a representative from The Student Medical Store who is also local to Arlington Heights, IL that supplies the most prestigious medical schools in the United States with group packages and pricing on medical supplies for medical students that attend their schools. This client was seeking a very custom eCommerce Website for their Arlington Heights based business.
This shopping cart website required a high-end e-commerce "online store" where users enter a group code to shop. Upon gaining successful entry, users then directed to special landing pages that possess the mandatory products that students are required to purchase for their medical education programs. Beyond the custom features of special pricing for group packages upon code entry, this also required a responsive web design, built in a content management system that would allow them to update their e-commerce website easily.
In 2015 Google notified all website owners of issues on their site relative to mobility issues. If your website was deficient and/or you have received an email that provided a warning stating that “Google systems has tested your site finding a percentage of your website’s pages to have critical mobile usability errors", then this is something you really should resolve.
Is it a valid concern if a website is not optimized for mobile devices? That question depends on the answer to another question. How many mobile device users are their versus desktop users. In May 2015, in the “Google Inside Adwords Blog”, within the article titled "Building for the next moment", Google stated that “Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan”. Furthermore, www.statista.com authored an article titled "Statistics and Facts on Mobile Internet Usage" which reports that "mobile phone internet user penetration was 52.7 percent in 2015" and suggests the figure will climb to 63.4 percent by 2017.
Web Design Client: Lehmann-Peterson Cadillac Master Coachbuilder
Client Location: Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Website URL: http://lehmann-peterson.com
We were contacted by a representative from Lehmann-Peterson in Rolling Meadows, IL who is a certified Cadillac Master Coachbuilder, she explained how their company had been manufacturing limousines and armored vehicles since 1962.
This project required a high-end website with a responsive web design, built in a content management system that would allow them to update their website easily. Beyond redeveloping their current website, the project required new high resolution product photography and video production capturing their vehicles. These images and HD video needed to match the quality and presentation equal to the Cadillac brand.
As a local Chicago area WordPress Web Designer, we develop and maintain WordPress Websites for various clients. Furthermore, we produce WordPress web design video tutorials for our clients in efforts to assist them in embracing the content management tools provided in their WordPress Website.
WooCommerce is one of the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugins. WooCommerce is a free plugin that is packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your WordPress website.
This video tutorial focuses specifically on demonstrating how to add a custom text area to your WooCommerce Products.
This plugin allows your customers to customize your products by adding new options such as input boxes, dropdowns or checkboxes. With the Product Add-ons extension, gift messages, donations, laser engraving and any other product which may require user input in some way is now an option for your customers!
WooCommerce Add-ons can be added globally or per-product from the edit product page – they can also be named described, re-ordered and optionally given prices which will automatically be added to the product price if chosen by the customer. This extension can also work with the WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin to add additional pricing with your options to the recurring subscription.
If you are seeking a local eCommerce or WordPress web designer in the Chicago area, then contact AdverGroup Web Design today!
Client Location: Arlington Heights, IL
Website URL: http://www.foreigncarclinic.com
AdverGroup assisted this local Auto Mechanic and Tow Truck Company in transitioning from a website which required service and hosting fees of $200 a month, into the Joomla Website Solution hosted on a GoDaddy Hosting Account which the client owns and controls for less then $5.00 per month.
Furthermore, their former web service was leasing them the text content. So naturally this client was concerned about having no text content and feared having to author custom content for themselves. However, AdverGroup provided 'search engine optimized "content creation that was written custom for this client. Therefore, the end result was a new SEO custom website without the high monthly payment.
The owner of Foreign Car Clinic and Towing found AdverGroup Website Design by searching Google for a local Arlington Heights web designer. Searching Google yielded AdverGroup Web Design as the #1 organic result (a testament to AdverGroup's SEO techniques). Now this client is happy to find themselves on page one of Google search. This was the result of the geographically targeted landing pages which AdverGroup developed for this client.
Developing a new website triggers many questions for those seeking to develop a successful website. Perhaps the first and most important question is: which website software or platform should be used? This article compares the two leading content management systems: Wordpress and Joomla. While also offering criteria to adequately determine which web design software is right for you.
Before proceeding into a side by side comparison, you must first understand all of your website's needs which may reveal which option best suits your needs.
Whether, you are a web design professional or a person with zero web development experience, or an experienced web developer, the information shared in this article and criteria to consider are pertinent to both perspectives.
Therefore, this article will explore the following criteria:
A. Understanding all your options when selecting a web development platform for a web development project:
1. Web builders provided by hosting companies
2. Open Source Solutions (Wordpress and Joomla)
3. Custom Developed Proprietary Software
B. Criteria for basing your selection
1. Function ability required by project objective
2. Ease of use
3. The future of your website and the website software you are leaning towards.
C. Comparing Wordpress versus Joomla
3. Core Features
Client Location: Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Website URL: http://diamondtoolstechnology.com/
AdverGroup assisted Diamond Tools Technology in transitioning from the Volusion eCommerce website solution into a modern eCommerce and shopping cart website using the Joomla CMS and the Virtuemart eCommerce Component.
DiamondToolsTechnology.com now possesses a true ecommerce website that allows them to showcase their saw blades and coring products in a catalog format. This ecommerce design project included a sidebar accordian menu which allows filtering and navigation through this clients many products which possess unique sizes and material types.
Furthermore, this project included a page viewing PDF component which allows customers to view this clients product catalog in PDF format Online with easy page turning animation.
AdverGroup invites you to explore this website, which provides demonstrates the eCommerce and shopping cart capabilities provided within the Virtuemart Component. http://diamondtoolstechnology.com/
If you don’t know who Matt Cutts is, then you probably have not been paying much attention to the world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). If you own or manage a website and have an interest in growing your web presence, then its time you learn more about Matt Cutts.
When viewing Google’s Management Team Page, provided on their company website. You will not see a photo or even a description of Matt Cutts. I find this funny considering, that when Matt Cutts speaks, his words have a more significant impact on the world of SEO than any other Google staff member.
Perhaps you are more familiar with the "stay thirsty" ad campaign put on by Dos Equis Beer. Whereas their spokesman is a older distinguished gentlemen who is lauded as "the most interesting man in the world". I could not help but to rewrite many of the popular sayings so that they are relevant to the world of SEO and Matt Cutts.
"Search engines base their results upon his guidelines"
"His words are considered golden"
"He is fluent in all search engine algorithms, even those that have not been developed yet"
Despite any modifications Google Search may implement in their search algorithms, depth of valuable content will always reign supreme. That being said, making sure your content is meta-tagged properly may be the single most important part of optimizing your website for search engines.
I always tell my clients that search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing are not going to put words in your mouth! In other words, if you are a "Plumber", then search engines will not assume that you provide "Hot Water Heater Repair Services" or "Sump Pump Repairs" unless there are "titled articles" along with text content, meta description and keywords which exist on your site communicating this.
This article demonstrates the basic fundamentals of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), specifically coding metadata such as meta descriptions and meta keywords into your websites content and articles. Additionally, this article provides a real working tool "the Meta Tag Analyzer", which will assist you in ensuring that your content and meta elements are accurate and in harmony with one another.
The words and phrases that you utilize in this "meta data" is not a guessing game. You can also use the "Meta Tag Analyzing Tool" to assist you in knowing exactly which phrases and keywords to use (specific to each article's content).
This video tutorial demonstrates how to implement lightbox galleries within Joomla Articles, as well as with in the k2 Article component.
As with any function ability, there are various 3rd party components that will provide any given function ability.
This article documents the step-by-step process and provides links to the plugin and module utilized in this video tutorial.
Healthcare.gov may be the most talked about website since the days of Facebook going public! Healthcare.gov is a healthcare exchange website created by and operated under the United States Federal Government as per the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) which was signed into law March 23, 2010. The PPACA was designed to serve the residents of the thirty-six U.S. states that opted not to create their own state exchanges. In order to achieve the goals of the PPACA, as with many other businesses, industries and endeavors, a service based website was required.
Healthcare.gov is the government website which was developed to provide a way for Americans to “comparison shop” between different possible health insurance options for an individual within his or her state, with a visual format somewhat similar to websites such as Amazon.com and Etsy.
While the Healthcare.gov website has been criticized and dragged through the mud, is it really a broken website or is all the noise created by those who oppose the politics behind the National Health Care initiative?
Web Design Client: Get Famos DJ Entertainment
Client Location: Northbrook, IL
Website URL: http://www.getfamos.com
AdverGroup specializes in developing search engine optimized websites that assist our clients targeting geographical locations for search engine results pages. In this project we assisted this Northbrook, IL DJ Entertainment Company in creating a professional custom designed website that looks awesome and is also highly visible by search engines.
AdverGroup invites you to explore this "search engine optimized" website, which demonstrates our ability to conquer search engine results in your local area. The objective of this website was to implement SEO and showcase images of their projects.