CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: when your website is working against you featuring Surfside Charters

By Custom Content, Customer Spotlight, Industry News, Launched Sites, Website Design
We are here with another customer spotlight! This time, we have a brand new site with Surfside Charters! When we first met with the team from Surfside Charters, they had a "landing page" website set up thats touts they are search engine-friendly but only when you pay for their marketing services. This resulted in no rankings what so ever for their website on any search engine! The other huge factor that this website had working against it was it's "landing page" style -  which had little to no text crawlable for search engines.  Even if search engines were able to...
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Charternet Web Solutions | Bay Point Marina

Project Complete! Bay Point Marina is open for business with it’s new, modern website.

By Custom Content, Customer Spotlight, Industry News, Launched Sites, Marine Marketing, Website Design
We designed a brand new website for Bay Point Marina in Norfolk Virginia! They had no previous website when they brought us on and are nearly done with state of the art construction at their new marina and bay club. They needed a website that showcased their beautiful new facilities and we gave it to them. Clean, modern design coupled with user-friendly functionality like mobile-friendly operating system, easy-to-navigate slip availability, and visually appealing design. Bay Point Marina is ready for business! Check out their full website at https://www.baypointmarinanorfolk.com/  Name* First Last Email* Phone*Website What Do You Need Help With?*Website Update/New...
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where are your customers

What if you missed the boat on SEO?

By Industry News, Internet Marketing, Marine Marketing, Pay Per Click Marketing, SEO Marketing, Social Media, Website Design
Did your season already start and you are slower than you expected? That is likely directly related to how much marketing of your business you did in the off-season. As spring and summer roll around, most marine businesses are getting into their busiest time of year. Spring breakers and family vacationers are migrating to warmer weather locales looking for good fishing, lodging, and excursions where they can make memories. However, how are they going to find you in the search engines if you didn't start SEO 3-4 months ago? We've discussed on our blog a few times the importance of...
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Did you know SEO is not instant?

By Industry News, Internet Marketing, Pay Per Click Marketing, SEO Marketing, Social Media
There has been a lot of shift over the last few years regarding SEO, especially when it comes to the marine industry. What you could once effectively manage yourself with a list of "holy grail" keywords that most related to what your marine business was offering and just go for it is for sure not the case now. There is a whole slew of different factors that contribute to your search engine rankings on Google, Yahoo, and Bing - and all of those factors take TIME. Search engine optimization now 100% fueled by a natural, free-flowing language search. This means...
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Website Warning Signs!

By Industry News, Internet Marketing, Marine Marketing, Pay Per Click Marketing, SEO Marketing, Social Media, Website Design
One of the biggest questions we here are Charternet, especially when it comes to websites and updates, is "how do you know my website needs to be redesigned?" There are a number of things that come to mind for me that are the tell-tale warning signs a website needs to be updated. Almost daily, our team is looking at what Google, Yahoo, and Bing are requiring of websites to rank well on their search engines; we are looking into the latest technologies to give your potential customers the best experience. However, we know that sometimes you want to do the legwork...
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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: 300% increase since I went with Charternet!

By Custom Content, Customer Spotlight, Industry News, Launched Sites, Website Design
We are here with another customer spotlight! This time, we have a brand new site with Expedition Kodiak! I sought out Charternet to help improve my web presence for my Alaskan charter business.  Everyone I've worked with at Charternet is professional, friendly and very competent.   They have helped me to understand the nuances of the industry and their work has resulted in dividends for me!   My internet bookings have seen a 300% increase since I went with Charternet!" Geoff Betchel, Owner of Expedition Kodiak We cannot thank Expedition Kodiak enough for teaming up with us and taking the time for...
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Ignoring Your Dated Website? It’s Hurting Your Business More Than You Know.

By Custom Content, Industry News, Internet Marketing, Marine Marketing, Pay Per Click Marketing, SEO Marketing, Social Media, Website Design

 We all have those things we own where we say “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it”. Your website might technically function but, in reality, if it has been over 5 years since you have updated your website – your website is costing your business BIG bucks. More often than not, most of us think of our websites like our favorite old pair of shoes! Even though they are dated or could be performing better, we’re attached to them. Another big factor is the cost of investing in a website redesign. We totally understand that a website redesign is no small task…

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Website Launches | We’ve Been Busy!

By Launched Sites, Website Design

It may seem like things have been quiet over here at the Charter Web Solutions HQ – but boy, not so much! While so many of our customers have been struggling with mother nature we keep trucking behind the scenes to support their website and marketing efforts. Plus we just launched 3 recent redesign projects in the last 2 weeks. Check them out below to see just how different each fishing charter site is! No templates here – we capture the essence of each of customers on-the-water experience with a unique look! Plus there are more to coming including a…

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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: The Devil is in the Details with Tuna Hunter!

By Custom Content, Customer Spotlight, Industry News, Launched Sites, Website Design

We are back with another amazing customer spotlight! And let me tell you – this was an amazing project from beginning to end! Charternet and Tuna Hunter have had a working relationship for the better part of 2 decades. Over the last few years, we all came to conclusion it was time to redesign and consolidate their dated website and mobile website as it was directly effecting their search engine rankings. Read what Tuna Hunter thought of the whole process: Give us a little back story. “I built our original website back in 1993, pure HTML & SEO did not…

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Customer Feature: A Complete 180 for All-Inclusive Sportfishing!

By Custom Content, Customer Spotlight, Industry News, Launched Sites, Website Design

We are back with amother amazing customer feature! When we first started on the design process for All-inclusive Sportfishing // Marlin My Darlin, they were facing several big issues we needed to tackle: being blacklisting on search engines, the inability to update content on their site and post fishing reports, and quickly falling behind in the fierce market that is fising in Fort Lauderdale. And boy – what an anazing transformation! Here is what Rick, owner and operator of All-inclusive Sportfishing // Marlin My Darlin, had to say about his process: “I decided to go with Charternet after careful analysis of…

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