In October of 2018 Google announced they would be "Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+". Later in December another update would come as Google announced "Expediting changes to Google+". Most recently in December of 2018, deletion dates were provided when Google emphasized that it will shut down Google+, "due to low usage and challenges involved in maintaining a successful product that meets consumers’ expectations." as provided in Google's official statement.
While the number of mobile device users is growing, the number of social media networks is also constantly growing. However, with the recent news of Google sunsetting Google+, the "social media battle field" just got thinner.
Web Design Client: Attorney Suskin
Website URL: https://attorneysuskin.net/
This local Libertyville attorney was seeking assistance with a new website design for his law firm. AdverGroup's Creative Director John Guccione has become friendly with Attorney Marlon Suskin over the years, due to our children having played Buffalo Grove baseball (BGRA) together and also having coached against each other for many years. Additionally, Attorney Marlon Suskin has been known to play 2nd base on the AdverGroup Web Design softball team. So when it was time to redevelop his pre-existing attorney website, Attorney Suskin knew who to call. He called John at AdverGroup who helped him redevelop his law firm website into a mobile friendly design built in a content management system that this local attorney could update himself.
Web Design Client: Made In Italy Trattoria
Location: Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Website URL: https://dinnermadeinitaly.com
This local restaurant owner in Glen Ellyn was seeking assistance with a new restaurant website design to promote their new restaurant. They were pleased to learn that AdverGroup also offers pro food photography services and that we could assist them in capturing professional images of their food. Having owned other restaurants, this business owner was also aware of the need to be active on social media. They were happy with the idea of having a local website designer near Glen Ellyn to teach them how to use social media effectively.
Web Design Client: Cardinal Industrial Development
Location: Lake Forest, IL 60045
Website URL: http://cardinalid.com/
Cardinal Industrial Development is a general contractor and construction consulting firm who is located in Lake Forest, IL. When seeking a local website designer and developer near Lake Forest they searched Google and found AdverGroup Web Design. After a short phone conversation the owner knew that AdverGroup was the right choice for her company. Previous to this initial conversation, the owner of Cardinal Industrial Development spoke to three other web design companies. AdverGroup had the best web designer portfolio of the four companies and also sounded like they were more experienced in understanding Google's guidelines for search engine optimization.
Once the website design project was executed, AdverGroup sprung into action and was able to deliver the new website within 5 days.
Web Design Client: UsedVendingMachines.com
Location: Bensenville, IL 60106
Website URL: http://usedvendingmachines.biz
This Bensenville business owner contacted AdverGroup Web Design when they were selecting a local website developer or web designer in Bensenville to assist them in the redevelopment of their existing website. There old website offered simple information regarding their products and they were looking for ideas on to expand on this. In consulting with AdverGroup, we recommended putting their products into an eCommerce component that would help them exhibit their inventory in an organized fashion, while also resulting in a specific page for each product which would help create more indexable content in search engines like Google.
Web Design Client: DeckWerks
Location: Highland Park, IL 60035
Website URL: http://deckwerks.com
Deckwerks is a local Highland Park business who was seeking a contractor website for their deck building business. This website development project was a great example of our "small business package". This web design project project also required immediate attention, as the owner contacted us with an time sensitive issue. Their old website was hacked and removed by their former website hosting company. Naturally, the owner was interested in getting their domain secured and their website redeveloped as soon as possible.
When this local contractor was seeking a local website developer near Highland Park, IL to assist in the redevelopment of their new contractor website, they searched Google and found AdverGroup Web Design, we were able to meet with them within 12 hours of their phone call. After looking into our portfolio and considering the references provided by a trusted source, this contractor knew that AdverGroup would be the right choice for them.
Location: Niles, IL 60714
Website URL: http://www.arcorelectronics.com
AdverGroup web design was happy to assist Arcor Electronics who is a local wire and cable supplier and distributor located in Niles, IL 60714. Arcor is a specialty wire and cable distributor, stocking bulk and rewound wire for a number of different industries since 1984.
When Arcor was seeking a local web designer near Niles, IL 60174 to assist in the redevelopment of their corporate website for their Niles, IL company, they asked someone they trusted. This someone happened to be aware of, and involved in, the successful redevelopment of two corporate websites by a local web design company named AdverGroup. After looking into our portfolio and considering the reference provided by a trusted source, Arcor knew that AdverGroup would be the right choice for them.
This corporate website redevelopment project included the migration of the clients website content into a modern and mobile friendly website solution. AdverGroup's product photography services also came in handy, as new high quality images would be required to adequately display the clients products.
Web Design Client: Molon Motor & Coil
Location: Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Website URL: http://molon.com/
AdverGroup LLC was happy to serve Molon Motor and Coil who is a local motor manufacturer based in Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Molon has been providing innovations in motor production since 1954.
When Molon was considering local web designers in or near Arlington Heights, the answer was easy! AdverGroup had worked for Molon on other projects delivering product photography services and graphic design services. AdverGroup had also developed a website for their sister company Lehmann-Peterson and had done a great job developing a website for their Cadillac Coachbuilder website. Therefore, the client was already aware of the exceptional web development services and work ethic implemented by AdverGroup.
- New Custom Industrial Website Development Project with Catalog Component to Display Client's Products
- Custom Graphic Design including Re-Creation of Client Logo and Company Seal
- Accordion Menu to help users navigate through the clients many products
- Product Photography and photoshop editing of clients products (gear motors) for use on website and printed materials.
Web Design Client: Buffalo Grove Bills Youth Football
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Website URL: http://www.bgbills.org/
AdverGroup LLC was contacted by the President of the Buffalo Grove Bills Youth Football Program who needed a new website for their youth football team. AdverGroup's local web designer John Guccione was thrilled to work on this web design project because he himself played for the same Buffalo Grove youth football program as a child. Furthermore, our Arlington Heights web design company is right next door to Buffalo Grove and enjoys keeping active in our local community.
This website included many cool features that will assist this youth sports team in managing their youth football program.
- New Custom Website with Sports Team & League Management Components
- Printed materials including flyers and yard signs.
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 Genva 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.
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.