ZippyKid provides WordPress hosting for small businesses and business bloggers. The philosophy “Focus on your content, not your content management system” allows you to worry about the important stuff, instead of system updates, security, and performance optimization. People who switch to ZippyKid from other hosting providers see their websites load 3X faster than before.
The support team is comprised of experienced WordPress users and developers, so they can help debug and optimize almost any issue that arises. We live, eat, & breathe WordPress. We do WordPress so much better.
Visit PageLines for more information about this amazing drag & drop framework for WordPress.
If you use WordPress to build things for other people, we want to make your life easier. No matter whether you freelance on a solo basis, lead a small web shop, make plugins in a dark closet, or crack the whip at a large design firm, our aim is to become your go-to source of information and resources to help you expand your WordPress skills and know-how. To make you better at what you do. To make it easier to make your living and look great doing it.
You’re part of a tribe of WordPress designers and developers over 10,000 strong, spanning the entire globe. CodePoet.com aims to bring the working knowledge and real world strategies of those people into one place, for you tap into.
WP ENGINE HOSTING GIVEAWAY!
For WordCamp Chicago attendees, WP Engine is offering their most popular hosting plan, typically $29 per month, free for life! You heard that right, WP Engine is giving ALL WordCamp Chicago attendees FREE HOSTING FOR LIFE!
- 1 STANDARD WORDPRESS INSTALLATION
- UNLIMITED BANDWIDTH
- 25,000 VISITS/MO
- 25 GB DISK STORAGE
- OFF-SITE AUTOMATED BACKUPS
- ONE-CLICK RESTORE TO ANY PREVIOUS BACKUP
- ONE-CLICK STAGING AREA
- MANAGED UPGRADES
- THE BEST WORDPRESS SUPPORT ON THE PLANET
EXCITED? SIGN UP AT WORDCAMP: See us at our table!
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
THIS HAS GOT TO BE A GIMMICK. WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?
Well, it’s not, really; but we do hope you love us and that you’ll tell your friends about us. If you don’t love us, we’re hoping you’ll tell us how we can improve.
I DON’T KNOW WHICH DOMAIN I WANT TO USE WITH MY FREE ACCOUNT. CAN I CHANGE IT LATER?
We don’t actually sell or register domain names at this time, so changing your domain is a simple configuration change which you can do at any time. If you need to buy a domain name we recommend www.namecheap.com
WHAT DOES “ACCOUNT NAME” OR “SITE NAME” MEAN?
We’ll create a account.wpengine.com subdomain that let’s you access your site immediately, and we use the account name internally to help support you. It just has to be unique, between 3 and 14 characters, and cannot have a numeric digit as the first character in the name.
Keep users on your site longer with Related Content by Wordnik.
At Wordnik, our mission is to connect people with meaning. Now, we have a new tool to help bloggers do just that: Related Content by Wordnik, a unique plugin for WordPress blogs.
Better, smarter, more engaged.
- Related Content uses Wordnik’s patent-pendind technology to provide two key advantages over other systems: speed and intelligence.
- It goes beyond tags and analyzes all parts of each post – tags, titles, categories, and text – and gives meaningful and intelligent recommendations of what to read next.
- This gives readers more content that they are already interested in and are thus more likely to click on — all without having to search for it.
- It won’t slow down your blog.
- It’s free and easy to install.
- Stuck for a word? Our authoring tools connect you with definitions, synonyms, and example sentences as you write.
Inspire yourself and your readers with content discovery. Connect with Related Content by Wordnik.
What You Can Expect From Orion Group
Time and time again, we have seen our clients receive double and triple their Internet marketing investment. It is typical that within the first 3 months of working with Orion Group, our clients see a 10-20% increase in visibility in the search engines.
When you take advantage of our search engine optimization services you could reasonably expect an increase in leads and sales between 5-10% over the first 6 months. Of course this is just an estimate, as there are many external factors that can affect the success of any marketing campaign. Although not typical, we were, however, able to help one small business increase sales 150% in under 1.5 years by following our proven steps to online success.
Orion Group’s goal is always to see long-term success for our clients, which means the small businesses that work with us will get more phone calls, inquiries, quote requests and sales from previously untapped online sources.
Why You Will Succeed With Orion Group
When the search engines change their algorithms, we are quick to adapt. We follow practices set by industry leaders, which ensures that we do quality work. And… we take the time to understand your niche. As a result, you’ll see that our work brings a long-term, positive return on your investment.
We help business owners and marketing managers make good decisions based on statistically significant competitive intelligence we gather.
You will know how effective our Internet marketing efforts are because we:
Determine realistic goals
Report the work we are doing for you
Show you how people are using your website
We not only show you where your website ranks in the search engines, we also detail:
Where your best leads are coming from
How our work ties in to your bottom line
Orion Group Company Profile
Orion Group has been designing Websites since 1996. Our office is located in Sussex, Wisconsin. Through our desire for constant improvement, our expertise in Internet marketing, our fair pricing, and because of our proven commitment to deliver what we promise, we have gained the respect of our clients. We serve a diverse client base of small businesses, local government, online businesses, and community organization. A few of our clients include the Milwaukee NARI, Jastroch & Labarge, Perlick Corporation, Precision Brand, The Village of Sussex, Christian Life Church, and Lemel Homes.
Orion Group has the resources to accomplish whatever is asked of us – and at a reasonable price. We strive to refine our web development skills and commit to staying at the top of the Internet marketing industry.
Orion Group Member Bios
Bill Knoernschild – Owner / Website Sales
Bill is a founding partner of Orion Group. He is a certified web developer. Bill is most passionate when discussing hunting or web technologies. His primary accomplishment has been building up a base of 300 clients. Bill has and served on the Milwaukee NARI web committee for 10 years and has been actively involved in the home building and remodeling industry.
Scott Offord – Owner / Director of Internet Marketing
Scott is a managing partner of Orion Group. He creates and manages search engine optimization and pay per click campaigns for our clients. He is certified in Google Analytics and in Google Adwords. Scott focuses on improving the visibility of websites in the search engines. Scott has a background in designing and developing websites using various content management systems. When he’s not optimizing websites, Scott enjoys walking his Great Dane, Squiggles.
Russ Offord – Internet Marketing Account Manager
Russ works with Orion Group analyzing client websites for search engine optimization purposes. He enjoys diving deep into a website’s Google Analytics data to discover actionable information that can guide a client’s SEO strategies and positively affect business decisions. With a history of hand-coding HTML websites and the ability to perform general website maintenance tasks, Russ has a good mix of skills that work together to assist the Orion Group team in helping their clients to succeed online.
Benjamin Pett – Internet Marketing Analyst
Dustin Filippini – Web Developer / Project Manager
Dustin started making websites in the late 90s and kept learning and studying the web, all while getting his bachelors degree in Business from Northern Michigan University. He is dedicated to providing a great web experience for website users by following good coding practices and web standards. He keeps up to date on the latest advances through many blogs, podcasts, and books. Dustin loves being involved in the developer community, especially in the Milwaukee area. He helps organize the Web414 Meetup, Milwaukee WordPress Meetup, and WordCamp Milwaukee while also routinely speaking at these events. Dustin also enjoys watching the Packers and Brewers and spending time with his wife, daughter and their two dogs, Riley and Hugo.
Faison Zutavern – Web Developer
Chris Aykroid – Graphic Designer
Chris is an accomplished graphic designer. His specialties include creating logos, designing Web sites and print material, as well as creating custom animations for the web. Chris loves learning about how the world works and he shines when given the opportunity to work with clients in bringing clarity and creativity to their marketing message.
Those of you that attended WordCamp Chicago 2011 remember the fresh beats being played by DJ Johnny Medley in the lobby. Well, Johnny has graciously supported us again with some funds and will be providing entertainment throughout our 2012 Camp.
Check out DJ Johnny Medley’s site, and give him some love at WordCamp!
We Are Marktime Media, And We’re Here To Help!
Marktime Media is Chris and Michelle Schulp, your ultimate Graphic Design and Video dream team. But we don’t just design websites or shoot videos (or a bunch of other really cool stuff, like fancy presentations). We help you craft effective messages that reach your audience.
We believe good design is about good communication, not about having the most beautiful website, the most complex graphics, or the most expensive budget. It’s about utilizing all your available tools most effectively, to engage your audience in an enticing and understandable manner.
Whether you are a business owner looking for a dedicated team to help you navigate the waters of visual communication, or a fellow industry professional looking for some talented, enthusiastic resources for your next creative project, we work with you to design solutions that fit your needs, and get people as excited about your vision as you are.