Archive for September, 2009

Systemtek Designs Another Great Law Firm Website For Lugash Law Center

September 25, 2009 By: admin Category: Recent Projects

Lugash Law Center

Lugash Law Center

We are proud to announce the release of Lugash Law Center’s new website. This is the latest design for a law firm that we have added to our web design portfolio. The site uses an inviting picture of the San Diego skyline for this California based law firm. Visitors can find out everything the Lugash Law Center does for their clients at their seven pages of practice areas on the website.

Another great feature that the creative Naperville web site design company did was to include a News & Media page where stories about the Lugash Law Center in the News are listed, as well as a link to follow them on Twitter. Finally, the Application page allows specific users access to an application form.

To see more examples of law firm websites that we have designed in the past, visit our portfolio here.

About Lugash Law Center

The goal of the Lugash Law Center is to build long-lasting relationships with their Clients by providing the highest level of knowledge and service in the areas of business and real estate law. They provide expertise in negotiations, transactional and litigation work, as well as creative dispute resolution tactics to help avoid costly litigation.

www.lugashlawcenter.com

5 Most Useful Social Media for Small Business (2)

September 17, 2009 By: admin Category: Marketing Tips

The Latest Business Social Media

The Latest Business Social Media

View 5 Most Useful Social Networks for Businesses (1) Here
Below are 2 social networks that especially designed for small business owners or marketing purposes:

We know social media takes a lot of time to stay on top of, but if you’re running your business and are using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn already, you’ll probably want to check these two out for the next step in your social media campaign. Our professional web design company is benefiting from more than just the basic social networking sites.

4. Biznik

Biznik.com is a fast-growing online community of entrepreneurs and small businesses dedicated to connecting and helping each other.

Why Use it:

  • NOT “another LinkedIn clone”.Biznik is for people who are building real businesses, not looking for their next job.
  • It’s for sharing ideas, not posting your resume. It’s the place where real conversations about small business and entrepreneurship are taking place.
  • Local, face-to-face meeting to build real, lasting business relationships.

5.Google Connect

Here we talk about tons of different social networks, aiming in one single goal the to rank our web sites better in Google or to get more effective traffic from Google. What if Google itself is developing a social network? Although started low-key and only connected very limited web sites, you won’t be regret that you have read this post today!

Check out how Google Connect works below:

5 Most Useful Social Networks for Businesses (1)

September 17, 2009 By: admin Category: Marketing Tips

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Credit: Social Orgs, Nan Ke

“More time is now spent on social networking than on e-mail…..The rapidly evolving world of social networks and blogs has officially grown up.” Yesterday (Sept 16th), Facebook stated that it has 300 million active monthly users globally, and is getting 3 million new users every WEEK.

One of the most valuable aspects of social media for business is the ability to learn more about our business partners, clients, and prospects from a “personal” perspective.  After all, social networking is all about building “relationships.”  Just as early CRM programs encouraged us to capture things like clients’ favorite sports, theatre interests, family info, etc., those personal elements are now freely available and readily broadcast.

There are thousands of social media out there. So what and where to start? Here our Naperville web design company has listed 5 social networks that would bring most boost to your businesses , within which the last 2 are especially for business users.

1.Twitter

Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read each other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.

Why is it important?

  • Communicate information about the company via a profile along with capability of using logo in each individual message (Tweet)
  • Send messages instantaneously about new product development, events, and any significant news within the company
  • Establish two way communication with any clients or customers or the general public in a new way

2. Linked In

The purpose of Linkedin is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust in business. The people in the list are called Connections. Users can invite anyone (whether a site user or not) to become a connection.

What can it do?

  • Set up organizational profile to establish company presence
  • Create personal profile to establish identity
  • Industry issues can be discussed to gain recognition and involvement of individual company represented
  • Can join related groups to establish and grow relationships and find new business contacts

3.Facebook

In Facebook users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people. People can also add friends and send them messages, and update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves.  Company and organizational profiles can also be established.

Why use it?

  • Increases awareness of companies and individuals
  • Can create company profile to establish organizational presence
  • Communicate with individuals and company at all levels
  • Creates a place to become fans of the company and can get targeted messages

continued: 5 Most Useful Social Media for Small Business (2)

How Much Will the New Bing Matter for Your SEO?

September 14, 2009 By: admin Category: Marketing Tips

Bing to Power Yahoo Search

Bing to Power Yahoo Search

With the search engine and search advertising partnership in the works between Yahoo! and Microsoft, how much will your website have to adapt to a growing number of users trying to find you on something other than Google? Yahoo will soon incorporate Microsoft’s Bing technology as its default search engine, giving the pair almost 30% market share in US searches versus Google’s 65%.

So what does this mean for the effort you’ve put into making sure your creative web design stays on top of the search results? With Bing taking over Yahoo Search, it is going to be important for webmasters to be aware of the importance of Bing in the future. While optimizing for Bing is generally a good idea anyway, those who see a good deal of traffic from Yahoo! are going to have to make sure they pay attention to their Bing results now. Once the switch comes next year, your Yahoo Search results aren’t going to matter as much as your Bing ones.

The differences between ranking well in Google and in Bing are luckily not too far apart, but there are a few things that Bing holds more important. Domain age seems to play a stronger role in the search results for Bing, as well as the amount of text on your website. Unlike Google however, blogs linked to your website aren’t quite as important as on Google.

For all the concern over rankings out there and how to optimize for different search engines, it is important to remember that there are other aspects of bringing your company business through your website. Social media like Facebook and Twitter have been growing fast in the business world, and your company can draw in many visitors from these sites alone, without worrying about those people finding you on a search engine.

Systemtek New Project Delivery: International Bank of Chicago

September 04, 2009 By: admin Category: Recent Projects

www.inbk.com

www.inbk.com

Systemtek has teamed up with International Bank of Chicago to create a banking website that is easy to use and looks good too. The new site offers bank customers a number of pages where they can download banking forms, find out all of the bank’s services, check out up to date interest rates and even see what current specials International Bank of Chicago has to offer.

The bank, with a main Chicago location and branches in Chinatown, Stone Park and Bellwood, strives to be a primary contributing member of these diverse communities. They wanted a web design firm in Chicago to create a site that was welcoming to a variety of people.

For example, if you visit the bank’s services page, you will find a list of the bi-lingual services that International Bank of Chicago offers. With this focus on the community, the Chicago web developers and International Bank of Chicago partnered for a great website.

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About International Bank of Chicago

International Bank of Chicago is dedicated to being a productive member of the community. In order to benefit residents and make a positive impact, the bank focuses on providing diverse, accessible and proactive services. International Bank’s products are also designed to serve customers in a manner that will not only meet their financial means, but also contribute to the greater good of the community as a whole.

www.inbk.com