Visionary Web launches Sudo Social

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Visionary Web launches Sudo Social

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Sudo Social is an online site for gamers and geeks. Find n00bs to blast in the latest 1st person shooter or find geeks that share your interests. Find your friends, hell invite your friends to join you on THE site for gamers and geeks. Sudo Social is YOUR place on the net. Get ready to brag about your achievements. Find your niche. Make new friends. Social networking? Try geek networking. Let’s get it on!

Sudo Social

Let Social Media Work for Your Business

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
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Once upon a time, running a successful business required just a few basic things.  Product, employees, and a great location were the main tools needed to get started.  A few newspaper ads and a strong word of mouth campaign were usually enough to get a small business owner started down a profitable path.

These days, however, it is a necessity to put a new business on the virtual map as well as the geographical one.  So now owners build nice shiny websites to promote their products online.  Now everything is covered right?

Not exactly.

Social Media should be a major part of any business advertising strategy.  Communicating to customers via Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare as well as posting the occasional blog can bring a tremendous amount of exposure to any company selling any product or service.

Of course many owners haven’t the time or expertise to set-up their social media platforms.  No Problem!  Let Visionary Web build you a strong social media presence and just watch your website and storefront traffic increase before your eyes.

Just give us a call at 260-569-0260 or send an email to info@visionaryweb.com and we will be glad to help you get started right away!

Website Redesign Completed For Nancy J’s Fabrics, Located in Wabash Indiana.

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Visionary Web, located in Wabash Indiana, is Proud to announce the completion of a site redesign for Nancy J’s Fabrics.

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www.nancyjsfabrics.com

WACC-Y Golf Outing

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

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This is just a reminder that the 15th Annual WACCY Golf outing will be next Wednesday, June 8 at the Honeywell Public Golf Course in Wabash Indiana. Tee off times are at 7:30am and 1:00pm. There are still openings for a few teams. Also, if you don’t golf and would like to spend the day in the sunshine and fresh air, there is still room for a few more volunteers for the day. Registration form and sponsorship info can be found here.


New Face At Visionary Web!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

alexblog_smallVisionary Web is proud to announce the addition of Alex Hokanson, an intern from Manchester College. Alex will be working with the programming staff on a summer project and day-to-day programming projects. Visionary Web has had a Manchester intern through a Lilly Endowment grant three of the last four years and is a proud supporter of our county educational centers. Read on for more information about Alex:

“I am Alex Hokanson, a Senior at Manchester College. I am pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with minor concentrations in Mathematics and Information Systems. I like to tinker around with computers and I currently own 4 computers to fulfill my tinkering needs. I am familiar with the 3 main operating systems (Linux Ubuntu, Mac OS, Windows) and know languages such as Java, Objective-C, C++, HTML 4/5, Javascript, PHP, and MySQL . In my free time, other than building PC’s, I like to play soccer, work out, play video games, yo-yo, and code (I am a Computer Science major after all!).

Over the summer I am interning at Visionary Web through Manchester College. I already know some basic HTML, Javascript, PHP, and MySQL, but hope to further my knowledge in all of these areas over the summer. I hope to be a positive contributor to Visionary Web by spawning new ideas and by bringing young energy to the company. I am very excited to be surrounded by knowledgeable programmers who can help me expand my knowledge.

Let’s get coding!!”

Visionary Web Open House

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Visionary Web is hosting an open house today from 9am – 5pm at their location, 1288 Stitt Street in Wabash, Indiana.  Snacks, drinks and prizes available.  Please stop in and see the remodeling that was completed to the Visionary Web offices.  This open house is part of the Wabash County Small Business Week celebration.  No reservations needed.  Just stop in for some good food and humor.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Blogging Tips!

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Here at Visionary Web, we encourage our clients to use as many tools as possible to connect to their customer base.  Blogging is a great way to inform customers and prospective customers about new and exciting things that are happening in your business.   Here are a few tips on  effective blogging shared with us by our friends at Panoramic Interactive.

How to write effective blogs

There is no doubt that a blog explosion has occurred. Anyone with internet access can effectively write down their thoughts on any subject and share those thoughts with the entire world.

It’s no surprise that many businesses have entered the blogosphere to try to capitalize on potential prospects and connect with their client base on a more personal level. In an age where social media is growing exponentially (and, make no mistake, blogging is in fact a social media platform), it would almost be a mistake for businesses not to engage their audiences through blogs.

It’s good to remember that any form of writing is a craft that must be learned, nurtured and grown. In that spirit, I’ve created a short list of items to think about when you’re blogging for your business. I call it the “5 Be’s for Business Blogging”:

  1. Be professional. You wouldn’t send an email to a client with misspellings, bad grammar or swear words. You shouldn’t blog like that either.
  2. Be informative. Don’t assume that everyone reads your blog religiously every day or every week. If you’re announcing a new product or upcoming event, use the journalistic code in your writing: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. I like to throw in an addition to that code and I call it What’s Next? Make sure those questions are answered and you’re well on your way to an effective blog.
  3. Be assertive. It’s okay to project confidence about your company, services and products because it’s your specialty. If you aren’t confident about what you do, why would customers or clients come to you? However, remember it’s considered bad form to talk negatively about your competitors.
  4. Be conversational. Give your writing tone some character when it’s appropriate. Consider the products or services you provide and the customers who buy them. Define your niche and integrate that into your blog.
  5. Be interactive. The biggest mistake some businesses make is that they don’t encourage their readers or followers to interact. Ask your readers for comments and suggestions and (here’s the big one) answer them back. You will find that your customers and clients will appreciate the special attention you give them and respond positively.

The best way to think of blogging is as another form of customer service. You would do all of these things listed above if a customer was physically standing at your service counter. Treat your written words the same way and you’ll see results.

2011 Small Business Week Celebration

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Visionary Web and Visionary Computers will be hosting an open house to celebrate Small Business Week on May 18th at our Wabash Location: 1288 Stitt Street, Wabash, IN 46992.

We will be serving snacks and refreshments from 9am – 5pm for all visitors.  Stop by and get a tour of our newly remodeled offices.  There are more than 50 businesses participating in the Small Business Week celebration.

Visit the Wabash County Chamber website: http://www.wabashchamber.com/pages/business/small-business-celebration.php for more information!

Visionary Services

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Visionary Web offers a variety of services including web design, web development, content management, database design, graphic design, video publishing and social network marketing, but did you know that we have recently added the following services:

Constant Contact Partnership – let us help you setup your email marketing strategy using Constant Contact today

Spam Stops Here – stop spam in its tracks before it gets to your inbox (available to hosting customers)

Goodbye Google?

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Why is Visionary Web pressing so hard for our customers to use social media like Facebook and Twitter to reach their intended audiences? This week in Website Magazine (www.websitemagazine.com) they had an article titled Goodbye Google, Hello Social. We knew from reports that social media was getting big, but this past week Facebook’s traffic was up 250% and Twitter was up 1000% (that’s right a %1000). That translates to less than 20 million visits behind Yahoo! and 30 million behind Google.

What does this mean for the average Internet retailer? Get on the social media bandwagon or be left in the dust. Website Magazine recommends that every serious business should have a presence in the social networking sphere. It also means that early in 2010 Facebook and Twitter will probably pass Yahoo! AND Google for the most visited sites on the net.

If you think social media and establishing a social media presence is going to be a pain, not to worry – there are ways to tie your existing blog with your social media outlets AND tools to help you manage them all from one place. What are you waiting for? Contact Visionary Web today and we can help you decide how social networking could help your business.

260-569-0260
Ask for Sean Flaherty or Mark Sapusek
or email: sales@visionaryweb.com