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PajamadeenIf you want a great-looking and well-functioning website or blog that’s also undergone SEO (search engine optimization), you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a sampling from our website development portfolio of happy campers; learn more about our WordPress website and blog installations and WordPress tutoring. Questions? Contact us!

 

If you’re here, you’ve no doubt seen the home page of our website and blog, Pajamadeen. It’s nationally syndicated, fully optimized for Google ads and SEO purposes and enjoys high traffic. Pajamadeen has a Google Page Rank of 4 and an Alexa rank of 129,481.

Striking graphics are important in “branding” your website or blog! Did you know that readers spend an average of 10 seconds on a blog or website? If they don’t like what they see, they’re gone. We work with a great graphic artist, who can translate your vision into reality. With our deep SEO skills, we make you money. Read testimonials from happy clients, who have made money with their investment in our services. We specialize in small business installs. With our reputation as a rainmaker, our clients are soon in the black on this business investment. Why not stop spending money on telephone book ads and be found where your clients are looking — on the Internet! Contact us to discuss your needs and to obtain a quote.

Click on the images below to see the live websites in action.

  • Want advanced SEO and marketing information? We can do that.

  • Want to tap into Facebook’s 5 million users, plus Twitter users? We can add social networking functions to your WordPress website or blog.

  • Want enhanced security for your business website or blog? We can do that.

  • Want an e-commerce shopping cart installed? We can do that.

  • Do you need a real estate website, complete with IDX/MLS feed? Not a problem.

  • Want an Amazon store installed? We do that, too.

  • Want to learn more about Google ad placement, how to implement Google ad code, and what the “hot spots” are on a web page for ad placement? We’ll be happy to teach you.

  • Want regularly scheduled site maintenance, including backups and WordPress upgrades? We do that all the time.

  • Want a forum for your readers? We can do that. Come to think of it, there’s not much we can’t do!

 

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Remember, click on the images below to see the live websites in action.

Pittsburgh Hot Plate Food Blog

Chef Chuck Kerber, who owns the Pittsburgh Hot Plate website and blog, wanted a redesign of his website using WordPress and a customized theme specifically designed for him. He wanted more room for both recipes and restaurant reviews, a featured gallery slide show capable of connecting to individual posts, a way for readers to sign up via email for his posts, social networking so that his many followers could interact with his site via Facebook and Twitter, a redo of the harsh red background color, integration of the Pittsburgh skyline into his header image since his geo-targeted audience is the greater Pittsburgh area, all SEO (search engine optimization), and advanced tutoring so that he could code his own posts in xhtml while also properly naming his images in the most SEO-friendly manner. Whew, a tall order!

He got everything he wanted, and more. In fact, when he paid his final bill, he commented to the effect that this was one bill he didn’t mind paying, as he feels the redesign and the knowledge he’d gained are invaluable for the growth and future success of his website. Thank you, Chef Chuck — It was a pleasure working with you!

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OrlandoFest, Music Festival in Orlando, FL

The OrlandoFest music festival website, built in conjunction with Universal Studios and their Universal Orlando® Resort, promotes a top-of-the-line music festival and performing arts festival for high school and middle school students throughout the United States. The client loves their new WordPress website, which is also fully integrated with social networking functions such as Facebook and Twitter. With the new, feature-rich website in place, many festival performances for 2011 are already sold out, although the site has only been live for about a month, as of this writing. Let us create an online business presence for you which attracts visitors and results in sales!

 

OrlandoFest Music Festival in Orlando, FL Before WordPress Rebuild

The original OrlandoFest website was hastily built in FrontPage, as a place marker until we were hired as the website developer. (Microsoft no longer supports FrontPage, which is antiquated as a content management system (CMS). The site lacked all features (and navigation), including registration forms, maps and all other details about the music festival.

 

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Classic Party Rentals Blog

With over 30 stores nationwide, Classic Party Rentals wanted to modernize the look and feel of their company blog, where events such as weddings, Hollywood soirees and other festivities from the Hamptons to Pebble Beach are featured. This customized theme we created did the trick, and Classic Party Rentals got just what they envisioned.

 

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Festivals at Sea, After

Straight A Tours (see below) was so pleased with their transformed website that they asked us to do another: Festivals at Sea. This student travel agency website is run by a consortium of travel industry leaders. The tropical color scheme added just the right touch.

 

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Straight A Tours Travel Agency, After

Straight A Tours is a well-known Orlando, FL travel agency; in fact, it’s the largest travel agency in the country specializing in student travel such as senior class trips, Caribbean cruises and music festivals. The client was so pleased and apparently overwhelmed by the new version of the website — when he first saw it on a cell phone while traveling in New York City — that he cried. This WordPress install is also fully integrated with social networking functions such as Facebook and Twitter, and visitors have the opportunity to speak live with one of the helpful staff members.

Straight A Tours Travel Agency, Before

Now you can see why the client cried tears of joy when he saw the new WordPress website. This screenshot shows the site as it originally appeared. Tiny, huh? That’s it, folks. The design was antiquated and navigation wasn’t functional. It also lacked all SEO and all social networking features. Out with the old and in with the new!

 

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Fishing Tackle Saltwater, After

Our client, Tom, a lover of all things fishing, needed a makeover for his ecommerce store. This attractive layout and design, coupled with a WordPress ecommerce shopping cart, provided just the right vehicle — in combination with our SEO efforts — to get the word out about his wide selection of saltwater fishing tackle. With our tutoring, Tom quickly learned the ins and out of populating his attractive website with merchandise. You can see the original site (no longer live) in a screenshot below.

Fishing Tackle Saltwater, Before

Tom’s original site, Blue Collar Fishing, was lackluster and difficult for customers to navigate. Hosting costs for the proprietary shopping cart platform he was using were also higher than the cost of self-hosting in combination with WordPress and an ecommerce shopping cart. Let us show you how we can redo your website and bring new life to it!

 

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Long Island Landscape Mason

Anthony Contona is an artist by nature and a landscape mason by trade. Combining his brick masonry and stone masonry skills with his landscaping knowledge, he creates things of beauty out of the ordinary: patios, poolscapes, walkways, and retaining walls. Even the lowly driveway and porch stoop become handsome when Anthony builds them. Take a look at the poolscapes, for example, in his portfolio and you’ll see what we mean. Anthony works in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island. Visit his website at Long Island Landscape Mason. Lucky Long Islanders!

 

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General Contractor Orlando

This Orlando, FL building contractor came to us because he noticed that, everywhere he looked on the Internet for Orlando businesses, Prestige Electric — a client of ours whose website we built and SEO”d (see below) — was there. He’s pleased with his site appearance and its performance. We think highly of this client — if you ever need a building contractor or general contractor in Central Florida and/or the metro Orlando area, Wes Stapp is your man!

 

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Shelbie Press

The ladies at Shelbie Press love color, and that’s just what they got in this sleek website which is optimized for search engines. In fact, they got their first calls and first job from their new website before it was even finished! The owners said the new site is “better than getting a new car.” In an email, they wrote: “Thrilled!!!!!!!!!! beyond words :) Thank you, Debbie & Michelle”

 

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Hawaii Insurance Online

Reid Fukumoto, a Liberty Mutual Insurance agent in Hawaii, wanted a website makeover for Hawaii Insurance Online. His site was geo-targeted to younger homeowners and car owners in the suburbs of Honolulu, Hawaii such as Pearl City and Aiea. His newest activities include a social networking campaign and blogging on his new website.

 

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Prestige Electric

When I started to update my website, it was a nightmare until I met Cathy of Pajamadeen.

Cathy’s expertise at search engine optimization and marketing has changed the value of our website. I have been continually happy with prompt, professional service. I especially appreciate her valuable feedback and guidance on the design of our site based on her knowledge and expertise. Within a short period of time, we have already generated enough sales to offset the cost of our site development.

Connie Young, Vice President — Prestige Electric — Orlando, Florida

 

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Life is Balance

Sheryl Checkman, a graphic artist, deep sea diver and photographer, wanted a fresh look for her Life is Balance website, where she sells unique dive art and yoga t-shirts as well as gifts, including prints of her underwater photography. The clean design of this WordPress theme gives her plenty of room to blog about her many interests, as well as space to sell her wearable art.

 

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MolluscumRx for Molluscum Contagiosum

Virobiotics wanted a complete website makeover, with inclusion of a PayPal shopping cart for clients to order their product, MolluscumRx (an all-natural, herbal treatment for a skin condition known as Molluscum contagiosum). We completely redid the website from top to bottom, including graphics and SEO. Another happy referral client from Orlando, FL. We’re not happy until the client is happy.

 

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Joyeful Art Blog

Philadelphia watercolorist Joye Schwartz’s light and airy site has a featured gallery showcasing her art and a PayPal shopping cart for e-commerce.

 

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Smart Ass Spirituality

Attorney Brian Eisenstadt wanted to take a mental vacation from his law practice and have an outlet for his writing. He loves his new online persona, branding, and accompanying web graphics.

 

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oomphTVDavid Dowell, the executive producer of oomphTV.com, wanted a site appealing to the active lifestyle community over age 40, which would provide inspiration and health information through video content. The result was a hip and trendy, yet understated, website, which the client is thrilled with.

 

Tammy of oomphTV said: “We so lucked out when we found you…We feel like we’ve found web angels.”

Let us work our magic for you.

 

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I Love a Good Bargain

Robin wanted a sophisticated, yet light-hearted look for her frugalista blog at I Love a Good Bargain.

She offers money-saving tips, with a highly entertaining writing style.

 

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FIRPTAPhil Hodgen is a Pasadena, California-based attorney who specializes in international and domestic tax planning for individuals, families, partnerships and closely held corporations.

He’s especially well versed when it comes to FIRPTA (Foreign Investors in U. S. Real Property Tax Act). For his blog and website, he wanted a clean, professional look.

 

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LifestylerOur client Lauren, of New York City, wanted a sleek, contemporary theme for LifeStyler magazine. The versatile Revolution theme had just what she was looking for. The theme is also used by such publishing luminaries as CNN, People Magazine and The New York Times. When you want the best, the Revolution theme is hard to overlook.

Excited, she wrote: “It’s really hard to find the sort of customer service that Cathy provides. It was an absolute pleasure working with her. Her ideas, extensive knowledge and quick responses made this process completely painless — and even fun!”

 

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Haley's GiggleHaley’s Giggle is a Washington, DC-based WordPress blog chronicling the life of a little girl with a rare disease — CAMT, or Congenital Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia. It’s the only blog dealing with this condition from a lay person’s standpoint. Doctors treating Haley use the blog as reference material to see how she’s progressing on a day-to-day basis. Haley loves puppies, heart-shaped balloons and crayons and her mother wanted this WordPress blog to have a childlike, simple yet sophisticated quality to it.

Judging from blog comments, readers love the new design. Liora Greenberg wrote: “I have to tell you how much I love the new website! It’s perfect!” Dana Little Jackson commented: “I just LOVE the new website!!! It’s adorable, just like Haley.” Anne wrote: “This website is better than ever!!! Just like our Haley!!!!”

 

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Vintage PostcardsThis successful website, VintagePostcards.org, wanted a clean, simple blog to show off vintage postcards to best effect, while remaining thematically and graphically related to their website.

We designed their WordPress blog and had it up in days. Installing a WordPress blog on your website is good for search engine optimization; this blog quickly achieved a page rank (PR) of 3.

 

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Geezer Sisters, After Re-DesignIf you’re graduating from a WordPress-hosted blog to your own self-hosted blog, we can help you find a reliable host at a reasonable price, and walk you through the move. As sometimes happens, Austin, TX author and radio commentator Ruth Pennebaker outgrew the limited functionality of her WordPress-hosted website; we redid her website in the Fall of 2009. The new install allows her to advertise her books, and there’s plenty of room for an Amazon store, a Flickr feed featuring scenes from her home town of Austin, TX, and social bookmarking capabilities.

 

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NowtopiansAuthor Chris Carlsson of San Francisco, California wanted a clean, simple look for his Nowtopians blog, as we moved his blog from Movable Type to WordPress.

Carlsson, executive director of the multimedia history project Shaping San Francisco, is a writer, publisher, editor, and community organizer. He was one of the founders, editors and frequent contributors to the ground-breaking San Francisco magazine, Processed World. He also helped launch the monthly bike-ins known as Critical Mass, which have spread to five continents and over 300 cities. He’s also a co-founder and past board president of CounterPULSE, a San Francisco-based arts organization.

 

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InthonBusinessman and proud father Jim Lala of Boston wanted a simple theme to highlight his writing. We used a simple but well-coded basic theme which is also often used in creating online resumes.

 
 

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No matter where you live, we can provide everything from basic WordPress website and blog installs to custom designs. Just ask us!

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