This week Casanova became acquainted with Tammy Barvian of Barvian realty. Barvian realty handles both residential and commercial realty in the Plainfield, Illinois area. Barvian has more than 8 agents on staff with tons of experience to help you sell/buy a home or to manage your real estate property. Barvian submits all their properties to the MLS with a virtual tour. Barvian is a forward thinking realty company that incorporates technology to help you sell your property. They handle 24/7 Internet marketing on 82+ websites (like zillow.com) , they display a sign with QR code & instant text information, and create you tube videos and face book pages for all their listings. We were particularly excited about the SEO potential of Barvian Realty’s use of technology and can’t wait to see what other technology that Barvian Realty will incorporate next. Maybe Augmented Reality?
Today, Casanova had it’s Ribbon cutting with the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce. We were delighted at the support given from the community. Casanova Information Services directly supports the village of Plainfield with many services ranging from Computer Repair, IT Support, Web Design, and SEO. Our Shorewood location currently serves the Plainfield area. We definitely look forward to bringing our computer repair services and many other services to the citizens of Plainfield. When there is a need in the community, Casanova is dedicated to fulfilling that need. There is currently not many options for computer repair and general IT services in Plainfield. We are currently looking for a location that is central to town so that we can best serve the entire village.
Thanks for your support Plainfield Chamber of Commerce!
Area and regional SEO is very important to a local businesses growth. To underestimate the value of optimization is to significantly leave out a huge part of your marketing campaign. Local optimization ensures that your business is known locally for searches. With ubiquitous smart phone use, most people are looking down instead of up. Having a website that is easily found via a mobile device generates leads. Optimized content geared toward niche audiences leads to ROI in big ways. In the Areas of Plainfield, Joliet, and Shorewood Illinois; there is ample opportunity to take advantage of SEO. Many industries in the area have not optimized their sites nor their content. Companies in this region may be able to gain advantage over there competitors by taking advantage of an SEO.
Social networking, media campaigns, SEO; have been huge for the last 8 or so years, and are becoming more important than ever moving into 2016. Many large scale companies offer SEO services, however, some may be too large to provide adequate assistance. As we move more into the area of the semantic web, SEO become more complicated, personal, and niche based. Having a neighborhood SEO that knows the area, knows the business, and who is assessable for intimate conversations about your website and your business is optimal when looking optimize your site.
Although there has been a recent trend in people choosing to go into tech-based careers, women seem to be largely missing from the field. As a woman, I wonder why more of us do not choose this industry. The opportunities are tremendous and are only growing.
According to a 2012 report by the National Science Foundation, women make up only 18% of engineering, 18% of computer science and 19% of physics majors at the college-level.
Surprisingly enough, the same study showed that STEM-based electives at the high-school level had roughly the equal amount of women and men enrolled. As a woman in the technology field, I saw some of those disturbing statistics first-hand.
In my very first college-level scripting course, I was the ONLY female in a class of roughly 25. Imagine being the only woman in a class of 18-25 year old men. Strange, awkward, socially-inept, mouth-breathing men.
Ladies, where are you? Careers in these fields can be extremely rewarding. Seeing the website you just developed show up in a Google search, selling thousands of copies of that app you worked tirelessly on, hearing that the database you created for that Fortune500 company is error-free… The rewards are gratifying.
Although recent numbers show the trend heading upwards in our favor, we need to do better! Help break that stigma of mothers in Silicon Valley (or Shorewood, IL, as it is in my case).
There have been many Internet users who have fallen victim to virus scams recently. The virus that is the most scary is the fishing virus, which takes control of your computer and holds it hostage. It then asks you if you would like remote IT support. The unsuspecting individual will then proceed to give their financial and network information to the scammers. The scammers purport to fix the issues on your computer. However, just like with most scams, the scammer continues to squeeze the victim for every penny. A few weeks, months, etc. down the line, and they will be back to ask for more money. The virus was never removed from your computer. It’s still there, ready to be used when the scammer wants more money. Beware! If you run into these issues, call a professional.
SEO, in the world of 2016, is ever more of a pressing issue. Digital real estate is very important, especially to a business. The measure of a website’s success is typically based off ROI. One of the best investments that a business can make is in it’s digital real estate. SEO not only improves search rankings, but it also improves usability of a site, along with functionality and design. An SEO’s insistence on search and page rankings allow for a more concise site that it is readable by the search engines, and thus, more readable by the human engines. To create a website specifically for business and without utilizing SEO can be damaging to the business.
PC gaming had been around for a very long time. But for many it has been a niche. The console has dominated for decades as the platform for your average gamer. Price point is a huge inhibitor. To really get into PC gaming you need at least a GTX 960 which costs about $200 bucks. A nice set of headphones, a decent gaming keyboard and mouse, a decent monitor – here GamingBuff recommends Asus, Acer, AOC and BenQ, Windows license, XBox PC controller, and you’re at at least at $1000. However, while the barrier to entry is high, the rewards are even higher. Your experience will be more complete as you will have access to far more games than what the console provides. You also have a full blown computer at your disposal which can give you access to more content and more productivity than you’d get on the current generation of consoles. If considered were any better, they’d just be computers. The current consoles are locked down computers as they are.