Macgirl was the very best web designer I have ever worked with. Thorough, courteous, professional and timely. She kept my budget in mind and exceeded my expectations. My website turned out to be even better than I had hoped. I would highly recommend her to all. John Koch Chef / Owner Tarpon Diner
This is what happened and how MACGIRL came to the rescue.... I hired a company in May of 2012 to start SEO on our existing website. In the process, they convinced me that Word Press would get me better rankings, etc... therefore they converted the website to Word Press, then began SEO on a monthly basis. By October of 2012 I was really unhappy as I had paid about $3500 to date but I was not receiving any phone calls or new business from my site, therefore, I cancelled the ongoing SEO. On March 20 of 2014 I received an invoice via e-mail for $120 for webhosting from the company I hired for SEO in 2012. I e-mailed them and asked if it was an error.... they said no, I had agreed to have them host my website and for continued service I needed to pay the $120 or they could convert is back to my previous webhost for fee. I chewed on that for about a week.....(1.) I had hired them for SEO - and didn't get ROI (2.) I tried contacting them to build a portal I had needed a few month earlier - but received no response 3.) I hadn't agreed to have them host my website .... what to do .... I didn't want to give THEM any more money...... that's when I thought "I NEED MACGIRL". She had built the portal I needed - FAST and EFFICIENTLY! She can put our website back on our webhost! I reached out to her on Friday March 28th at 4:30 pm via e-mail. She responded within an hour...... and guess what.... that lousy company had DISABLED my website (really it had been 8 days since I received the bill) ...MACGIRL discovered the issue. She worked the weekend through and was able to reconstruct a portion of the website - enough that my customers could pay us for services rendered and that we had something in place if someone was looking for us on the web. WOW - what a lifesaver. Over the weekend and on Monday via e-mail and phone conversations both Eve and I tried to communicate with the lousy company to get the website back ... but to no avail, they hijacked my darn website.....gave us false log in information, etc. So here is where we are on Thursday, April 3rd.... MACGIRL is building us a bran spanking new website! She has been able to reconstruct a lot of data from the archives and it is really looking good .... please go see for yourself at www.pestcss.com. I highly recommend MACGIRL.... she is easy to work with, fast, efficient, responsive and just darn good at her craft! Description of work: Macgirl came to the rescue - AGAIN!
Outstanding professional in every possible regard. Excellent set of core competencies coupled with strong awareness of the ever-changing internet and SEO environments. Great with plugins, overcoming issues caused by prior consultants, and strategic analysis of SEO stats. Yifat delivers a ton of value when her fees and productivity are measured together. Description of work: Website and SEO consulting, website and plugin updates, page redesign and enhancement, set up blog, blog posting, LinkedIn posting, secure file uploader implementation, strategic planning, fixing broken stuff, SPAM prevention, archive pages for news and blog, new drop-down menus, new front-page scrolling banner for news, testimonials page, newsletter consulting and ramp up
I called Macgirl out of pure desperation. I had gotten BURNED by my previous web designer. I should have checked his background before I sent him my money, but he was responsive and his website looked great. Little did I know he was using other businesses images and designs and passing them off as his own. I had already wasted 2 months of my time trying to get him to finish what I would assume to be a fairly simple Wordpress website. After releasing him from his contract, I was left with an unfinished website that I didn't even have access to. I panicked and called Eve (Macgirl), who assures me that she could not only get into the site, but fix it altogether. Not only that, but she did it in a week (she also told me that this website should have been up in max 2 weeks, there was no reason the other designer couldn't have gotten it done). I am so pleased with her work and professionalism. I'm not the easiest client, I have lots of questions and can lack patience, but she realized that it was only because I was in serious need to be up and operating, and that my business depended on it. I can't thank her enough, and I even months later I still get emails inquiring about if I have any further questions, or to let me know there is a new update available on WordPress. If you have been burned like I was, please, I beg you, don't give up! Give Eve and her expertise a try. You will not be disappointed! Description of work: Finished building my website and fixed mistakes by previous web designer
Mac girl responded immediately to my request. She got to work right away and kept working into the night. She didn't waste any time. Communication was excellent and she got the job done that I needed. Description of work: She fixed some issues with my existing website. 11/06/2015 –
What a blessing it was to find Macgirl through Angies List. She didn't push anything on us and simply listened to our concerns, ideas, and overall business model. After a couple phone calls and "brainstorming" with Macgirl we decided to design a completely new site. She has excellent listening and communication skills. On top of that just a fantastic and creative web designer. We have already had numerous customers call us to comment how much they enjoy navigating through our site. Macgirl suggested a new theme for our site which is absolutely perfect for our family business. I can't say enough good words to express how fortunate we feel to have established on ongoing business relationship with Macgirl. She will be hosting our site and implementing an SEO and Adwords campaign so we can continue to distinguish ourselves in a market full of competition. We highly recommend contacting Macgirl, you won't be sorry. Description of work: Our business has been family owned and operated since 1933 so we have had many experiences with multiple web site and hosting companies. We needed to revamp our existing site to make it more appealing and user friendly. In addition we needed help with our SEO and Adwords campaign.
"I called Macgirl up and told her that my site had disappeared, that the domain had expired, and that I had no idea that I had to renew it or even how to renew it. I found out that the domain had been put on sale by Godaddy for several hundreds of dollars, and asked her to rescue the site -- which I had owned for several years and didn't want to lose. I didn't know what happened to the site, or have a copy of the site because a former employee had set it up and was neither accessible nor interested in helping me fix the problem.
Nobody had renewed the site in several years -- and the only way I discovered that the site was no longer in existence was when Google emailed me that my Adwords account had been frozen because the site was not working.
Macgirl rescued the site and resurrected the Google Account. I called on a Thursday and a brand new working site was back up and working by Sunday night.
On Monday, she found out that I had accumulated an Adwords bill of several thousands of dollars for a site that was never built. Macgirl closed the account for the non-existent site. Macgirl set up new Adwords campaign for my new site. Macgirl explained that the new site was a blog and would be a very effective way to update and advertise on social media. Macgirl translated the site into Spanish for my Spanish speaking patients, and built and uploaded a Spanish version of the site. Irene, Abgynservices.com, October 2009
Over two years later: Macgirl has rebuilt the original site into a one page mobile-responsive HTML5 site, and left the blog as an effective social-media tool. Since most of our patients have cell phones, and use them to find and locate our clinic, the newly designed mobile site is one more way we excel in customer service.
Macgirl also suggested that I build a more detailed site with lots of information about my office, which included an appointment scheduler to make it easier for patients to schedule appointments on line.
This site is now consistently #1 on GOOGLE (Organic) Search, for our top keywords. Need I say more?
She created my website. It was a flash based website and I have not seen anything like it on the internet. It includes a photo gallery, schedule, blog, contact information, bio, and video. It is really nice website and I have received a lot complements. I teach zumba and hula hoop dance. She is very creative, and came up with great ideas. It was very professionally done. She went above and beyond. She didn't charge me for every little detail.
Macgirl did such a great job on our web site. She researched our field so thoroughly! The web site Macgirl designed is not only professional and full of more information than we could have envisioned, it is mobile accessible!
The web site has gotten so many complements! Our subscribers are always telling us: we saw your pretty new web site. It is so easy to update it: all I do is send Macgirl an email with the changes and they are there that day or the day after...
I had a need to promote music CD's and received a referral for this web designer. The process started with an interview so they could find out what I was looking for. During the interview process the web designer had ideas that I hadn't anticipated. After the implementation of the website the sales of CD's skyrocketed. The biggest feature was the integration of text and videos I had placed on you tube. They placed links on the website to the youtube channels. I was particularly impressed with the proposal for the strategic design of a website for each CD separately with each having its own storyline. The second project was for a blog that was easily accessible for me as well as easy to update. The functionality fit my needs and exceeded my expectations. I was particularly impressed with the link to the search engines, because I received more traffic than I had anticipated. This web design company provided a one stop shop for me. They did the planning, development and continue to maintain the information for me.
My web designer "fired" me because he considered me to be too picky & demanding. My target market is the woman with taste & an eye for style. So, I set off on a quest to find a new designer who would give me a beautiful & meticulous site that would resonate with this public.
My product, wood flooring installation & finishing, is upscale & needs to be showcased as such in order to differentiate me from my competitors. I consider my website to be the perfect medium to display my high quality work & products &, to attract those who want what I offer. My site must communicate my brand quickly & clearly. It must repel those who are looking for bargain brands so that my time (& the caller's) is not wasted. So, my site must be beautiful & precise.
I looked at many websites of many web designers & out of the couple hundred in my area, I called 4, based on the appeal of their sites. The first quoted me a ridiculous price to do very little work. He did not seem like he had any interest in me or in my company's success. The second was quite friendly, took my information & said that his designer would get back to me. Never happened. The third used a program that search engines do not favor. Then, I spoke with Eve at Macgirl & knew from our first conversation that she fully understood what I wanted to achieve & would deliver it.
As it turned out, she knew more about what I wanted than I did! She pointed out inconsistencies in the site that I had never noticed (for example, sub-headings that were wildly different from page to page) & offered solutions that would look perfect & increase the flow & retention on my site.
As we put together the new pages, I became aware of how messy my old site was & was embarrassed by it! She speedily got the new one up & running. My friends who previewed it (all members of my targeted public- women of taste & style) were very impressed by the new site, especially my portfolio which is the most important section of my site, & agreed that the improvement was immense.
I feel like I did the day I launched my company's first website- excited & full of enthusiasm & hope.