Our Featured Sites
Linked in Design works with you to understand your business needs, and translate them into a website that will attract customers. We'll also set up an AdWords or Yahoo! Sponsored Search™ Campaign specific to your website to help turn your ad-clicking prospects into revenue-generating customers! Here are a few examples of our customer success stories.
Carriage House Doodles
Carriage House Doodles breeds Goldendoodles and Cockapoos in Northern Virginia. They already had great SEO ranking regionally, but their site was dated and had been built using technology that could not be made mobile friendly. The site had grown over time and was at the point where it was getting very difficult to maintain and update easily. They contacted us to help. We developed a new logo and a new fresh design that showcased both breeds equally. We have been watching the SEO closely and are happy to report that the regional high ranking search results (SEO) have been maintained and we've greatly improved nationwide results which were non-existent before.
Maple Mountain Doodles
Maple Mountain Doodles is one of our most recent dog breeding websites. They are a boutique breeder of uniquely colored Bernedoodles, Borderdoodles, and Standard Poodles. It is always interesting to see the puppies! Although they had been a local dog breeder in Utah for many years, they were interested in selling their puppies on a national level, which requires a good website. We are thrilled with the initial success of the site.
Deb's Doodles is another of our dog breeding websites. Deb's Doodles sells Goldendoodles in Virginia and is close enough to where I live to visit the puppies - a nice perk. We made Deb's Doodles website mobile-friendly and added a lot of content that she had previously only had in a PDF format. This not only helps visitors with the decision process, but also helps search engine results. This is now a content-rich website with gorgeous photograpy and functionality built to help sales.
portfolio / ecommercewww.laforetair.com
Vincent Laforet is a nationally-known photographer who has recently released his book, Laforet Air featuring stunning aerial photography of ten major world cities. Vincent and his book were featured on CBS Sunday Morning and on the Today Show. We were asked to create an e-commerce website to sell the book and lithographs. We are extremely proud that our site held up to the traffic (2300 concurrent users) with no degradation in performance during the CBS Sunday Morning program.
Purple Door Market
small business / ecommercewww.purpledoormarket.net
Purple Door Market is a fascinating business near Boulder Colorado that provides the locals with fresh organic meats, a café and deli, a gluten-free bakery, and gifts. They were expanding their business to sell Colorado organically grown and manufacted CBD Oil products nationwide. We built a website that not only appeals to the local business but also accommodates the nationwide shopping experience.
Knowles Contracting & Flooring
Knowles Contracting & Flooring had purchased a do-it-yourself web hosting service and soon discovered that it was more time consuming and difficult than they had imagined. After several months, they hired Linked In Design to create their website and ended up getting everything they wanted in about 2 weeks time - and it saved them money by handing over the hosting to us.
Our First Dog Breeding site. Perhaps the best part of this site is the SEO rankings. We moved McKenzie's Doodles up from near obscurity in a Google generic search to the top 5 results nationwide! We added lots of organization and new pages to allow customers to get the information they're seeking quickly and efficiently and to streamline posting of new litters and other time-sensitive information. We could not be more thrilled with the success of this business (and our 3 Goldendoodles that we got from them!)
Minnesota State of Wonders
portfolio / ecommercewww.stateofwonders.com
Brian Peterson, an award-winning photographer for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and whose work has been featured in National Geographic and Sports Illustrated magazines, ESPN, and the New York Times, has authored a book featuring the four corners of Minnesota each in a different season. We built a site that not only showcases his amazing photography, but also is an e-commerce platform to sell the book and other items.
JPC Tree Care
JPC Tree Care is a tree service business serving the western Chicago suburbs. We built the site to feature their services and also to allow their sales staff to create, track and collect payments on estimates and invoices.
Darling Doodles is a dog breeding business based in Carson City, NV that sells mini Irish Doodles. Like all of our dog sites, ranking and photography are the keys to selling puppies. The business is well underway with their litters, and we are thrilled to watch the demand for this relatively new breed.
AZ Drywall Finishing
AZ Drywall Finishing is a commercial drywall contractor and metal studs framer in the Chicago area. They have done some impressive work with clients such as Mario Tricoci, Panera Bread, Starbucks, and Checkers Restaurants and needed a professional site to showcase their work and obtain new business.
Finally - a dog site that is not a DOODLE! We teamed up with Golden Miracles to build a site to sell their champion lineage English Cream Retrievers and American Golden Retrievers. Beautiful dogs and the owner is a natural photographer - a perfect combination to sell puppies.
Selected Educational Trust
The Selected Educational Trust is a trust set up by the Selected Independent Funeral Homes organization dedicated to providing learning and opportunities to Independent Funeral Homes thoughout the United States. We built a site that showcases their accomplishments and automates the donation process.
Bunker Ballistics is a private investigation site based in New Jersey and owned by a retired FBI special agent. Our client recently left his job to begin this business full time. He contacted us to build him a website, business cards and stationary to fully brand his new business.
Dunks Drums is a local band in Colorado. We built a site that features venues, music clips, and facilitates contact.
Status Clean Inc
The owner of this company contacted us to replace his GoDaddy site-builder website with a site that was mobile-friendly and professional looking to attract new business. We also created business cards and 3-ply estimate forms for him to have a consistent marketing approach. After only a few months the site was already ranking on the first page of Google for some of the search terms.
Windsor Hills Rental Villas
This is our third vacation rental website. These sites have very sophisticated software embedded within them to promote and manage vacation home rentals. This site allows our client to take deposits, send email quotes and confirmations, and provide rental options from which to choose. We provide a detailed instruction manual on how to use the software and add new properties when desired.
portfolio / ecommercewww.thattree.net
Featured on CBS Sunday Morning, THAT TREE is one of our most famous sites. Mark Hirsch's iPhone photography and inspiring story of the oak tree in his neighboring field (THAT TREE) over the course of one year is displayed on this site. Mark has a large Facebook and Twitter following. We built a website using Wordpress to display and sell the photographs and his inspiring book. The site has stood up extremely well with large volumes of customers hitting at once as tweets and news stories have been sent out.
We created this website to emphasize this veteran and minority owned consulting business in Washington D.C. The new site provides information on each of the services and also allows for potential employees to submit their resumes online for job postings. The site is mobile friendly and will grow with the business as it expands.
We created a sister website to the signature Cabinet Pro website (see below) to determine whether a more modern WordPress site is more effective as an advertising tool and whether the same level of Search Engine Optimization can be achieved. Compare the two sites, which have identical content, but displayed in a significantly different way.
Mountain Blue Doodles
Mountain Blue Doodles contacted us to build a site for their new Irish Doodle dog breeding business in Utah. They had seen the success of our other dog breeding sites, and wanted a similar site. We built this site based on their chosen color scheme and the photo of the mountains (which she took from her back yard!) Although they will not have their first litter until early 2016, we agreed that starting early to begin ranking the site was a wise course of action. We are thrilled to see that it is already on the first page of results for Irish Doodles in Utah (and can't wait to see what the puppies will look like!).
We created this Website for CabinetPRO in Northbrook, IL to create a more inviting user experience that focuses on providing prospective customers with information, coupon incentives and large bold images of dream kitchens and baths to assist them with their remodeling decisions. We are also thrilled with the Search Engine Optimization on this site. This very small remodeling company ranks as the first result in Google for Refacing in Chicago and ranks on the first page of results for Kitchen Remodeling in all of the cities in which they do business. We also created their AdWords™ Campaign and synchronized the ads with their website to offer promotions and internet specials.
Windsor Hills Townhomes
Windsor Hills Townhomes rents vacation townhomes in a resort just 2 miles from Disney World in florida. They contacted us after viewing one of our other client's site to create a similar reservation system for them to help with the rental of their townhomes. Our site has made the rental process much easier than the previous manual site and has a date search capability and concise presentation layouts to entice prospective vacation renters.
Law Offices of James W. Marks, P.C.
The website for James Marks, a Chicago attorney is a good example of a small business website and proves our point that small websites can be every bit as impressive and effective as large ones. This site has everything a small business needs to get online and get customers. The contact form is shown on every page to encourage prospective customers to take advantage of a free consultation. We created an AdWords campaign to get prospects to the site and also created business cards to tie the site in with other marketing materials.
Beth Buzogany - Food Stylist
We created this mouthwatering Portfolio Website for Beth Buzogany to promote and feature her portfolio. Beth Buzogany is a food stylist, and arranges and styles food products for major companies such as Reynolds, Libby, Applebee's Restaurants, Pillsbury, Nestle, and more. As with many of our portfolio websites, it's all about the photographs. We designed this site to display the photos without using flash so that the site shows up on iPads and iPhones and still looks amazingly like flash images with zoom-in and fade transitions.
eLation Images Wedding Photography
Adorable Doodles Goldendoodles in Michigan has a thriving business, but was having issues with their current web developer getting updates in a timely and cost effective manner. They contacted us to build a website that would be updated frequently upon request at a fixed price. Our pricing model is a fixed $150 per litter and we guarantee litter updates within 2 days. They couldn't be more thrilled.
Island Grove Doodles
We created this Website for Island Grove Doodles, an Illinois breeder of Goldendoodles who was just getting started with his business in the summer of 2013. He had seen our McKenzie's Doodles site and wanted a site similar to it (as well as the great search optimization). We put all of our knowledge of Doodle sites to work and implemented the site. About 6 months later, the site is ranking on the first page of Google for a generic search of "goldendoodles in Illinois". We're all thrilled with these results. We also created an Adwords campaign for him to take advantage of relatively low priced ads in this category.
Love My Doodles
New businesses are our specialty. We created this website for Love My Doodles in Florida, which was a referral from another client. This was a brand new business just getting started. We provided all of the marketing and we built a feature-rich website that displays new litters, takes deposits, and provides up-to-the-minute sales status for each of the puppies. We were ecstatic when the first litter sold out with no compromise in price at the eight week mark.
Disney Dreams Vacation Rentals
When our client asked us to create a vacation rental website for their townhome near Disney World, we knew we were in for a challenge. We purchased some reservation software as a starting point, and did some major customization to create a website that functions exactly like our clients were hoping. We turned their time-consuming manual rental activities into a streamlined process, including functionality that allows prospective renters to enter and receive a quote, change their rental information, and pay both the deposit and balance on-line, all with little or no intervention from our client. The organization and presentation of content on the site allows renters to see why our client's rental may be better than others in the area.
Trim Company is a trim carpentry and finish carpentry business. They specialize in crown molding, chair rail, baseboards, and build high-end cabinetry, such as mantels, built-ins, and shelving. They asked us to create a website for their new business. We created the site, including the logo, and launched the business with a custom e-mail and matching business cards. Everything needed to create an on-line presence that is completely coordinated with marketing materials.
Floorwerks has just been named business of the year in Arlington Heights. We are proud to know that we built their very first website and have rebuilt it as their business grew and expanded along the way. We also set up AdWords marketing for them.
The Gas Guys
The Gas Guys had a do-it-yourself website for the last few years that never quite got done! We built them a new website that features their unique gas installation and repair services in Northern Virginia. While The Gas Guys get much of their current business from Servicemagic, this new website, combined with a Google Adwords campaign, will provide them with another marketing channel.
U.S. Open Brass Band Championships
event / e-commercewww.usopenbrass.org
We re-built this Event Website using the latest in technology standards. This website changes often and, with over 50 pages, it needed some standardization that could be easily updated. We gave the site a new, fresh look, using the existing content and added a secure shopping cart, making it easy to sell past year CDs and current year event tickets. The site had been very time consuming and difficult to manage on their own. With our refresh, we've breathed new life into the site. Our Website Maintenance Service takes all of the website work out of the owners' hands and lets them concentrate on hosting (and practicing for) the U.S. Open Brass Band Championships!
Montessori Children's House on Damen
Kate Lewis started a Montessori Children's House which provides Montessori daycare for children. Kate initally requested us to build a website to provide prospective customers with information about her Montessori daycare business. We added a blog feature that allows Kate to provide her existing customers (the children's parents) with weekly updates on the activities, happenings and events and also to provide schedules and forms online. This has been enormously popular with the parents and was a nice side benefit of the new website.
Better Home Ideas
Better Home Ideas is a home remodeling contractor based in Northbrook, IL. They had a site that was started by a friend of theirs, but who could not continue with the upkeep and maintenance demands of a business website. We initially took over the site and improved it with updated photos and content, and eventually, replaced it with a more modern look.
Saint Philip Church
Saint Philip Church in Rudolph, Wisconsin asked us to create a website for them that would allow them to post their bulletins, keep their congregation up to date on current events, and provide information to the community. We built the site so that they can update it themselves every week with news and events and organized it with the most frequently requested information on the home page where it can easily be found.
Affordable Carpet and Flooring
Affordable Carpet and Flooring asked us to build them a website that would show off their different product lines. We included many photos on the website to give potential customers ideas, inspiration, and incentive. We created the logo, and we added incentive coupons that are tied to AdWords.
Jim Crowley worked for a popular Northern Virginia plumber for many years until they went out of business. He decided to start his own business and came to Linked In Design to build him a website. We built the site with a lot of built-in keywords on the pages to provide higher search engine ranking. Good luck to Jim in his new endeavor.
Russel Lokun Landscape Design
Russel Lokun asked us to redesign his website. We gave it a complete makeover, with large photos, estimate forms and an entire section dedicated to Unilock brick pavers, one of Russel's specialties. We also created a Google Ad Words campaign for him, which he is using to replace his more costly Dex advertising.
The Michael Jacksons
The Michael Jacksons by Lorena Turner is a book depicting the lives and photographs of Michael Jackson tribute artists and impersonators throughout the country. Lorena Turner, a photography professor at California State Polytechnic University first started this interesting project shortly after Michael Jackson's death. She was both moved and fascinated by these men and women who were masquerading as the King of Pop on Hollywood Boulevard the night before the Memorial Service. Lorena has turned her work into a fascinating and haunting portrayal of these artists in her book. She asked us to create a website to conduct pre-sales for the book, which was published in May, 2014.
My Drink Label
This new company has a unique product that the owners developed themselves - vinyl drink labels that cling to beverages to identify your drink. They came to us in their early stages of product development and we worked with them through the entire process to ensure that their fulfillment process would be accommodated and that the website would reflect their product in the manner they desired. We built an E-commerce application that not only allows them to sell their products, but also provides a lot of information to their customers. We also helped to establish their Facebook Business Page and linked it to their website.
Carousel Linen is a well established linen rental business. They came to us to rebuild their website, which was outdated and could no longer keep up with their large inventory of linens and the ever-changing products. We built a new website for them as well as a highly customized administrative application which allows them to display their exact inventory of linens with a few mouse clicks. We specialize in building these custom e-commerce applications. If your existing e-commerce application doesn't do what you'd like, give us a call!
J and C Creations, Inc.
We built this E-commerce Website that sells over 50 gel candle products, each with multiple product options. The owners of this business had a Yahoo! Store that was time consuming, costly and difficult to manage on their own. Our Website Maintenance Service takes all of the web business work out of the owners' hands and lets them concentrate on creating and selling their products.
Buzogany Associates is a strategy and sales consulting firm based in North Carolina. One of the challenges facing small business websites is to keep the content current and interesting enough for return visits. We incorporated an RSS news feed that displays the current headline news as well as a current event page specific to Buzogany Associates. The inspirational photos make the site interesting and inspiring.
Joseph Francis Campion, Pharmacist Mate, 2nd Class
JF Campion is a site created in memory of a World War II Navy veteran by his son. Before his death, his Dad relayed for the first time the horrors of Normandy and other wartime experiences. JP, his son, created a gripping memoir relating these stories, complete with all of his Dad’s wartime photos and memorabilia.
Nancy Welch is an amazing woman who is a published author, public speaker and workshop instructor. Nancy has interviewed everyone from Oscar de la Renta to Tom Sellek and Phil Donahue, who incidentally, she sewed a rip in his pants for while he was still in them! Nancy's latest endeavor was a radio show that features a new recipe every day. We created a blog website to accommodate the every day changes needed to the site.
PaNosh Kosher Catering
We rebuilt the PaNosh Catering website to give them a fresh new look for their fast growing Kosher Catering business in Buffalo Grove, IL. Photography was the key to this site as well as easy-to-find menus with lots of options and ideas. We created all new menus that are attractive and easy to read and use.
We also designed and created a new logo, which adds to the overall look and feel of the site. The menus, logo and website are all tied together to form a nice branding of the business.
Gotta Sweet Tooth
Gotta Sweet Tooth creates wonderful chocolate, toffee and popcorn confections. We gave Gotta Sweet Tooth a new look with increased shopping cart functionality to sell on-line. Our shopping cart gives the owners the flexibility to create new products, and set shipping options and pricing information themselves. This not only gives them control over their inventory but also helps to keep the website costs down. No more monthly charges for hosting an e-commerce site!
Duncan Stuart Todd
small business / e-commerceduncanstuarttodd.com
Duncan Stuart Todd manufactures specialized mortuary services equipment and HVAC systems to keep funeral directors and their staffs safe from toxins that can occur in their line of work. They needed a website that would not only showcase their equipment but also their embalming room design services at the same time. They are thrilled with the results and we’ve also taken over their monthly newsletter.
PSG Press Syndication Group
Press Syndication Group is a new venture that allows local newspapers within a state to pool their resources and stories in an effort to lower costs and improve news relevance. This website allows the owner to update the content frequently and also has a customized blog for the newspapers to share what they're working on for planning purposes.
Duct Masters®, Inc.
We designed the Duct Masters® Website and provided an on-line presence for them.
This is one of our best examples of putting your website to work for you. The owners advertise in the popular Save on Everything booklet, where their ad refers customers to the website to request a free estimate and use internet coupons. With no internet marketing expense, the site generates at least one viable lead per week via the estimate form. The site also allows the owners to refer their prospects to their website for informative process information saving them precious telephone time while giving their prospects both information and added incentives.
event / e-commercewww.ToadstockEvents.com
We built this event site for an outdoor Music Concert venue. We built promotional flyers and posters to advertise the event that tie in with the theme of the Website.
Additionally, we created a logo for the venue that will be used on promotional merchandise such as t-shirts and can koozies.
Weiland Legal Services
Weiland Law is a bankruptcy and real estate legal firm in Wisconsin Rapids. He was technically our very first client. Over the years, we’ve rebuilt his site a few times and added some bells and whistles. We are always thrilled to visit him in person when we travel to our home town.