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We at The Web Guys are proud to announce the introduction of a new program to give back to some of the charities most near and dear to our hearts. With success comes the opportunity to share with others and make a difference to those who need it most. We’ve chosen four non-profit organizations so far that touch all of our hearts. 1. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital The first not-for-profit institution we’ve chosen to contribute towards is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Its mission is to advance cures and prevention of catastrophic diseases for children. No child is denied treatment based on financial standing, race, or religion. Families never receive a bill for treatment from St. Jude because of generous donations. Every dollar matters and makes an impact on the success of this incredible organization. We’re honored to know that our dollars are aiding in cancer research and treatment … Continued
Modern business ownership is much more than setting up shop, putting an ad in the paper, and waiting for clients to find you. To really succeed, your business needs technical prowess and a strong Iinternet presence. At The Web Guys, we’ve discovered the perfect solution to maintaining your company’s online presence: Client Success Advisors. A Client Success Advisor is the secret to keeping your brand consistent across the search engine ecosystem. Let Us Be Your Guide When you partner with us for your digital marketing needs, you’ll receive much more than a website. A partnership with TWG means that you’ll have a staff of dedicated Client Success Advisors, ready to assist and guide you with various aspects of managing your Internet presence. From verifying that your business NAP (name, address, and phone number) is consistent and present on the web’s top business directories to keeping your website up- to- date … Continued
Big things are always happening at The Web Guys, but right now there’s so much that it was difficult to choose just a few items to share. Below are just some highlights in the lives of your friendly neighborhood digital marketing experts.
The Web Guys have teamed up with Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County to help deliver food as well as compassion to those in need in our community. Thanks to this new partnership, members of our team spend a few hours every month driving door-to-door handing out nutritious meals to some of Hamilton County’s most vulnerable residents. According to the official website, Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County, “…provides nutritious meals delivered to elderly, disabled and homebound residents either on a short-term or a long-term basis.” Those receiving assistance include people recovering from a hospital stay, injury, or disabling illnesses. The service is available to anyone who is “…physically or mentally unable to prepare a meal for themselves regardless of age or income.” I took a few minutes to chat with some of the participants from our team to find out why they decided to participate and what benefits or insights they’ve encountered along … Continued
Your company has a well-structured and optimized website, local listings, and profiles on the top social media platforms. So now you can sit back, run your business, and let the magic of SEO (search engine optimization) take care of making your phone ring and filling your inbox with leads. Right? Not so fast… It’s Changing Again? Because the landscape of search is always evolving, one of the most important pieces of digital marketing is keeping up with changes made by Google as well as countless other websites, search engines, and platforms across the Web. In fact, according to Moz, Google changes its search algorithm 500-600 times each year. That’s an average of about 1.5 changes per day. Moreover, Moz’s biannual Search Engine Ranking Factors Experts Survey shows the expected influence of ranking factors in Google’s algorithm. With so many changes, who is keeping up with SEO on your behalf? Research … Continued
The Internet is an ever-evolving behemoth. That’s what we all love about it. Trends, sites, and applications that are popular today might be blasé tomorrow when a new wave of awesome technology takes over. In this fast-paced digital ecosystem, one idea can literally lead you in a thousand different directions, giving it different meanings and applications depending on who is steering the ship. That’s what the team at The Web Guys loves about the Internet. Over the last decade, we’ve been able to define (and redefine and redefine again) what digital marketing means to us and to the success of our clients. And not to toot our own horn, but we’ve gotten pretty good at it. What Does It Take? For starters, digital marketing isn’t one thing – it is many things. And being successful at it really does take a village. From building an SEO-friendly website to managing your … Continued
Break out the nice dinnerware — Thanksgiving is finally upon us! The Web Guys has been waiting all year long for the holidays, and we couldn’t be more excited for the arrival of festive celebrations, ugly holiday sweaters (appropriate office attire from Thanksgiving until Jan. 1), and copious amounts of delicious, sleep-inducing turkey (for non-vegetarian digital marketers). As we all barrel through Thanksgiving dinner to make it in time for Black Friday deals, let’s not forget the meaning of the holiday: showing gratitude.
The Internet never sleeps, which means our work at The Web Guys is never really “done,” but we still like to hit pause every once in a while to reflect on our accomplishments — and recharge our batteries. So here’s where things stand as of fall 2015:A New AdditionWe never get tired of hearing kudos from businesses that trust us to design killer websites and lead their ongoing digital marketing efforts, but it’s particularly rewarding when those accomplishments allow us to grow our team. This week, we did just that, welcoming Danny Moore as TWG’s newest Client Success Advisor.Danny is an Indiana University graduate who worked at a social media startup in San Diego for a couple of years, building online communities for the likes of Lady Gaga and Nike before returning to the Hoosier state to raise a family. He and his wife, Lara, live in Fishers with their 18-month-old daughter … Continued
Do you ever get anxious about an email before you even open it? I usually don’t — unless it comes from a community manager at Adobe. You know, the company that dominates all creative industries with design applications like Photoshop and Illustrator? Yes, that Adobe. In August, I received an email from a senior community manager at Adobe inviting me to participate in a design competition at Indy’s first Creative Jam. Adobe hosts Creative Jams around the world in an effort to unite local creative communities with fun, fellowship, and insight from other artistic minds. Never afraid of a challenge, I immediately accepted her request. I mean, this is Adobe we’re talking about here. Thankfully I was able to bring on a good friend of mine to partner with me, and together we formed Team Thunder Lizards. Organizers provided competitors with an Auguste Rodin quote as inspiration, then turned us loose to design anything that caught … Continued
As a spunky and fun small business, no two days around our office are the same. Granted, we work with clients across the country in many different industries, so that in itself provides a colorful calendar of work. But that’s not all we do around here. The Chalkboard Besides being a retro reminder of our childhoods, the giant chalkboard in our office is a central place to communicate with the whole gang. We scribble team updates. We drink too much coffee and write inspirational quotes. It serves as the backdrop for impromptu staff meetings. And when it’s not being used for work, we obviously use it to play. The Glass Case of Success Secluded on the south side of our office lies our Client Success Team Headquarters. These jovial folks are the smiling faces that constantly answer phone calls and reach out to our clients. There is such a constant … Continued