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17 Sep 2018

Profit Gate History: 19 Years In Business

Profit Gate was established September 17, 1999 in Dunedin, Florida – 19 years ago today. Here’s a brief summary of it’s history: 1999 – 2000: Working out of their home, Dan Lewis and his three partners began building websites for local companies. Some of their design clients used Profit Gate’s marketing service to get top rankings in the search engines. Nearly all of those clients were quite successful with this online marketing. Back then, Yahoo was the #1 search engine and there were ten top engines competing for public searches. 2001: Profit Gate added Hosting and Domain Names to its services. This created a totally complete service, including buying a domain name, hosting it online, building the website, getting the site highly ranked in the search engines – all in one company. It grew very fast. 2004 – 2009: Profit Gate had an in house staff of 7 and was located next to the Largo Post Office. The office had about 3000 square feet, a kitchen, 3 bathrooms, and wall to…

22 Jan 2017

Profit Gate Reinventing Itself

      By Dan Lewis, President   After so many sweeping changes in web technology and internet marketing in the last decade, I’ve decided that it’s time to reinvent Profit Gate. This year, we are making a number of major improvements to our company that will enable Profit Gate to remain very competitive by providing leading-edge services. These changes will not affect the usual prices or services for existing Profit Gate clients. Some of the changes in the new Profit Gate will be – a new corporate image, a new logo, an expanded Video Production Service, and a new website. I have also given us a new name: Profit Gate Web, Inc. Back in ’03, about three years after I founded Profit Gate, I knew that videos would play a key role in the internet’s evolution. I actually made our first video commercial for Profit Gate in April that year. We took that one minute video, burned it onto CD’s, and mailed it to 100 companies…

18 Aug 2016

How Do Web Videos Affect Web Site Results?

How do web videos affect web site results? Here’s the short answer – One or more professional videos added to a web site can: improve web site rankings in Google improve the conversion of visits to sales improve your company’s public image give your company an edge over competitors that have no videos help your company keep up with competitors that do have videos But only if the video is done correctly will the above happen. Like most aspects of the web, there is more to this than meets the eye. Putting a low-quality, amateur video on a site can actually work against a company. This goes for both rankings and conversions. Factors of videos that Google considers in its rankings are; load time must be quick (how fast it downloads) meta tags tell Google more about the videos (duration, topic, video type, etc.) public responses (number of views, likes, and comments) Of course, the whole point of a video is to improve sales by…

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