Cybernautic Latest News Cybernautic Latest News RSS Feed http://www.cybernauticdesign.com en-us Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Cybernautic Acquires Web-Design.com http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/cybernautic-acquires-web-design-com/37/ Cybernautic Acquires Web-Design.com Cybernautic, Inc (www.cybernauticdesign.com) announced today that it has acquired Web-Design.com, one of the web design industry’s most sought after web addresses. Chad Parker, President and CEO of Cybernautic explains, “Cybernautic has experienced incredible growth over the past several years and we're thrilled with the opportunity to acquire and build one of our industry’s most valuable domain names.” Immediately, all traffic will Mon, 29 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Hiring Technical Support Specialist Now http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/hiring-technical-support-specialist-now/36/ Website Technical Support Specialist at Cybernautic Cybernautic is a Central Illinois-based web design, SEO and hosting company. We serve hundreds of businesses throughout the state of Illinois and around the world. We have high expectations for our technical support representatives because they are such a crucial part of our business. We work hard to impress our clients, from initial consultation to post-launch support. Once our sales and production staff have impressed the client, it is the Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Cybernautic Acquires Rockford Il Web Design Company, Garlic Studios http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/cybernautic-acquires-rockford-il-web-design-company-garlic-studios/35/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cybernautic Acquires Rockford IL Web Design Company, Garlic Studios Rockford, IL (Sept 20, 2012) – Cybernautic, Inc (www.cybernautic.com) announced today that it has acquired Garlic Studios (www.garlicstudios.com), a Rockford Il web design company specializing in custom web design, mobile web design, web development, and search engine optimization for businesses throughout Northern Illinois. This is the second acquisition that Cybernautic has completed in Tue, 29 May 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Cybernautic, Inc. Acquires Peoria Web Design Company TJ Dub Web Design http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/cybernautic-inc-acquires-peoria-web-design-company-tj-dub-web-design/34/ Cybernautic, Inc. Acquires Peoria Web Design CompanyTJ Dub Web Design Peoria, IL (May 29, 2012) – Cybernautic, Inc (www.cybernauticdesign.com) announced today that it has acquired TJ Dub Web Design (www.tjdub.com), a Peoria-based web design firm, specializing in custom web design, web development, search engine optimization and web hosting for small to medium sized, local businesses and non-profits. The acquisition combines two of Central Illinois’ fastest growing web design Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Cybernautic is Hiring Sales Positions in Bloomington and Peoria! http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/cybernautic-is-hiring-sales-positions-in-bloomington-and-peoria/33/ Cybernautic is hiring! We have two positions available, and both are in sales and business development. One position is in our home office in Bloomington-Normal. The other is in our office in Peoria, IL. Web Design Sales – Business Development at Cybernautic Cybernautic is a Central Illinois-based web company that provides web design/development, a custom content management system, search engine optimization, hosting, and Internet marketing. We currently service hundreds of businesses, Sat, 17 Sep 2011 00:00:00 -0500 University of Illinois Launches Website with Cybernautic http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/university-of-illinois-launches-website-with-cybernautic/32/ The University of Illinois' student athletics organization, the Illini Pride (including the "Orange Krush") chose Cybernautic to design their new website for the Champaign, Il organization. Growing the "biggest and best" student organization on U of I's Campus The Illini Pride is the "biggest and best" registered student organization (RSO) on the University of Illinois campus. Cybernautic was tasked with producing a well branded and easy to use website that would aid in the growth of student Sat, 02 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0500 National Corn Growers Association Chooses Cybernautic http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/national-corn-growers-association-chooses-cybernautic/30/ Cybernautic provides website revamp for National Corn Growers Association and develops iOS, Android, Blackberry, compatible mobile website to compliment NCGA's desktop site. A Giant Leap Forward The new National Corn Growers Association website is a giant leap forward for the nation's voice for corn growers. The new website not only includes a massive re-branding and intuitive interface, but there's more under the hood than one might expect. Every page on the main site has a mobile counterpart Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Cybernautic CEO To Throw First Pitch at Wrigley Field http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/cybernautic-ceo-to-throw-first-pitch-at-wrigley-field/29/ Cybernautic CEO Chad Parker to Throw Ceremonial First Pitch at Wrigley Field for Bloomington-Normal Day in Support of the Twin Cities’ Sister Cities Program. Normal, IL (June 22, 2011) – Cybernautic President and CEO, Chad Parker, will throw the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field on August 6, 2011 for Bloomington-Normal Day as the Chicago Cubs face the Cincinnati Reds. The Bloomington-Normal Sister Cities program and WJBC AM 1230 provided the opportunity to throw the Mon, 29 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0600 All New Peoria Rivermen Website Launches http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/all-new-peoria-rivermen-website-launches/28/ The Peoria Rivermen and Cybernautic – Web Design have teamed up to launch an all-new version of the team’s website (www.rivermen.net). The completely revamped site features a fresh look, new features, an easy-to-navigate design and a full integration of both Facebook and Twitter. “We are so proud of the product that we have put together for our fans with this new web site,” said Rivermen COO Jason Penning. “Chad Parker and Craig Hopper at Cybernautic have put in Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Cybernautic Sponsors Peoria & Bloomington Sports http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/cybernautic-sponsors-peoria-amp-bloomington-sports/27/ Today, Cybernautic announced an alliance with not 1, but 3 local athletics programs. Cybernautic is launching a new ad campaign with the Peoria Rivermen, Bloomington Prairie Thunder and Bradley University with sponsorships of Bradley Braves Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, and Soccer! “We’ve grown tremendously throughout Central Illinois and we believe it’s our responsibility to support our local athletics teams,” said Chad Parker, President Thu, 30 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Cybernautic, Inc. Acquires CSM Hosting http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/cybernautic-inc-acquires-csm-hosting/26/ Cybernautic, Inc. Acquires Bloomington-Normal, IL-based CSM Hosting Normal, IL (September 30, 2010) – Cybernautic Inc, a leading provider of custom website design, web hosting, and search engine optimization, today announced that it is acquiring CSM Hosting, a company specializing in web hosting for small-medium sized business websites. “The combination of Cybernautic’s cloud hosting platform and personalized customer support will provide CSM’s clients Mon, 02 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0500 How does the world spend time online? http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/how-does-the-world-spend-time-online/25/ How does the world spend its time online? As you peruse websites on your laptop at work or from home, where do you spend most of your time? Do you ever wonder if the rest of the world is doing the same thing that you are? If you’re visiting social media websites like Facebook, Youtube, Wikipedia, Mashable, Twitter, a Blog, or Myspace, then the answer is: Yes. According to Nielson ratings, in April of this year the entire world spent about 22% of their time on social media websites. That Wed, 28 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0500 July 2010 - New Launches, New Clients, New Projects http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/july-2010-new-launches-new-clients-new-projects/24/ NEW LAUNCHES SAMI www.sami.com Today, July 28, 2010 we officially launched the all new www.SAMI.com for Student Apartment Mart Inc. This is the third website that SAMI has hired us to build. We believe the new site blows away their old site which debuted back in 2005. Tell us what you think of the new site. Cybernautic www.cybernauticdesign.com We also launched our own site (www.cybernauticdesign.com) which has been in development for nearly two years and we are absolutely thrilled with the Thu, 08 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Cybernautic & The Lost Art of Customer Service http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/cybernautic-amp-the-lost-art-of-customer-service/15/ Occasionally, at Cybernautic we receive 'fan mail' from happy clients. We love reading encouraging emails because we work in a stressful, fast-paced industry and most people never get to see the mental stress that our staff has to deal with in order to stay on top of things. But every once in a while we will receive a message from a happy client that is just too good to keep to ourselves. We met with Sue just yesterday to review her website stats, re-assess goals, consider upgrades, etc... Tue, 06 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Welcome to the Completely Redesigned Cybernautic.com http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/welcome-to-the-completely-redesigned-cybernautic-com/7/ Two years ago the Cybernautic team began planning for the development of a brand new website. We wanted to produce a website that pushed the limits of design while maintaining the boundaries of universal accessibility. We wanted it to be our most ambitious effort with Search Engine Optimization and Social Networking. We wanted it to be the first site to use Version 3 of our Content Management System. We also wanted the new site to showcase our portfolio, provide our clients with tips and Wed, 23 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Bradley University chooses Cybernautic http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/bradley-university-chooses-cybernautic/5/ Bradley University's Athletics Department has chosen Cybernautic as their Official Web Design Partner to promote Bradley athletics online. We will be producing a new website and a very elaborate social media campaign to generate buzz about the athletics department. Cybernautic will also be producing several motion graphics for the new LED scoreboard at Carver arena, the LED displays courtside at Carver Arena, as well as graphics for all LED displays at the new Athletics Facility. We are Tue, 22 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0500 The St. Louis Blues Partner with Cybernautic http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/the-st-louis-blues-partner-with-cybernautic/6/ Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Cybernautic Launches Gubernatorial Website http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/cybernautic-launches-gubernatorial-website/9/ Today, in partnership with the Republican Governor's Association (RGA) and the Bill Brady For Governor Campaign, Cybernautic launched a brand new campaign website for candidate Bill Brady. Cybernautic was asked to work on the project as a consultant for Brady's bid for the top position in the State of Illinois. This is the second political campaign website that Cybernautic has been hired to develop/assist. To handle the incredible traffic requirements of a website for a Republican candidate Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Facebook - Unstoppable? http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/facebook-unstoppable/10/ Social media connects us with more people than anyone could have imagined before the birth of computers. People used to write letters. People used to only know those they encountered in their small spheres of life. Today, sites like Facebook connect us with others hundreds or thousands of miles away. And everyone uses it. Facebook has more users than there are people in any country in the world apart from China and India. Put another way, if Facebook was a country, it would be the third Wed, 05 May 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Social Media Is More Popular Than Ever http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/social-media-is-more-popular-than-ever/13/ In the last year, social media has become extremely popular, with usage overall increasing dramatically. In spite of changes that Facebook users have complained about and frequent Twitter problems, the two social networking sites have become more popular in the last year than ever before.Nielsen released a report on its blog showing the increase in popularity as well as time spent by users navigating social networking sites. Globally, these social networking sites (Twitter and Facebook in Thu, 15 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 The Rise of Online Marketing http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/the-rise-of-online-marketing/12/ If you ever visit Mashable, you probably are aware of the growth of online marketing and social media and the many different forms it can take. Daily, one can find interesting articles about why the internet is such a powerful tool today.If you’re not a Mashable visitor, the following may interest you:During the last quarter of 2009, more money was spent in online advertising than ever before: some $6.3 billion, up 2.6% from the same quarter in 2008, in spite of a down economy. The total Mon, 22 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Cybernautic receives the Prestigious Small Business Excellence Award http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/cybernautic-receives-the-prestigious-small-business-excellence-award/14/ When Normal, IL based web design company Cybernautic, Inc. was in its infancy, founder and CEO Chad Parker decided that he didn’t just want to run a business that was good at web design; he wanted to focus his energies on setting the standard for quality web design and development services in his community. Eleven years later, Cybernautic has exceeded that goal, adding search engine optimization and social networking services to their portfolio. Additionally, the web design firm expanded Mon, 06 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Social Networking For Business Is The Next Big Thing http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/social-networking-for-business-is-the-next-big-thing/19/ A social network is an online community of internet users. Generally, the members of these communities share a common interest like hobbies, religion, business, or politics. These users create profiles to share what their interests are, and can contact other users to chat, share links or photos, or even organize events. Social bookmarking is slightly different in that it is an extension of social networking: a way for users to rank and ‘bookmark’ or store websites or links. People Mon, 06 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Why Should I As A Small Business Owner Care About Social Networking http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/why-should-i-as-a-small-business-owner-care-about-social-networking/20/ Now that you know what social networking is, you may ask yourself, “Why should I as a small business owner care about social media?” The answer is simple: you should care because your customers use it. According to mediapost.com, about half of all Americans use social media or have social media profiles. That number jumps to almost 60% looking at adults between the ages of 35-45 and up to 75% when looking at adults aged 18-24. And Americans aren’t the trend-setters when it Mon, 06 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Media and Humans as Social Creatures http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/media-and-humans-as-social-creatures/21/ We are by nature social beings. Karl Marx said that we were “intrinsically, necessarily, and by definition social beings.” He referred to humans as gregarious creatures who cannot survive other than through social co-operation. As such, as we evolve as a society, it’s only natural that our methods of social interaction also evolve. And as technology progresses, it’s also natural to use that technology to interact socially. We use technology to interact with friends and Mon, 06 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 How You As A Business Owner Can Turn A Slow Economy To Your Advantage http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/how-you-as-a-business-owner-can-turn-a-slow-economy-to-your-advantage/22/ First, using social media is a great opportunity to advertise your strengths. The viral nature of social networks makes them an ideal place to share information because that information will be spread to many people in a short period of time. And the best part is, if you have a quality product or service, people will jump at the opportunity to promote it for you, without you even having to lift a finger. It’s nearly impossible to beat that kind of word of mouth advertising. It’s Mon, 06 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Using Social Networking To Survive A Slow Economy http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/using-social-networking-to-survive-a-slow-economy/23/ Many small business owners are asking themselves what they can do to get their sales jump started. It’s been a bit of a slow year for most, due to current economic conditions. Maybe a really slow year for some. Many Americans are frustrated with their situation. They are looking for an escape. The Wall Street Journal noted that Americans are spending an increased amount of time online – on entertainment sites, or even social networks. Sometimes it’s to find an escape – Tue, 12 May 2009 00:00:00 -0500 SEO Myths http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/seo-myths/16/ SEO Myths Google doesn’t disclose the factors they use in determining where a site gets ranked online. Because of that, there is much speculation on what is the best way to improve a site and this leads to many myths. Cybernautic has spent much of the last ten years researching the types of factors Google is most likely to look at and we’ve pretty well figured out what is considered to be an ideal website. With that in mind, we’d like to correct four myths about SEO and SEO Tue, 12 May 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Why Social Media Will Catapult Your Sales http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/why-social-media-will-catapult-your-sales/17/ S.A.M.I., an apartment leasing company in Normal, IL, conducted a video campaign using Youtube to create video tours of their apartments. Then, through their website, they provided tenants with all of the tools necessary to create their own videos and submit them for a contest called “SAMI Cribs.” This engaged users with the website, encouraged viral spreading of campaign, and provided SAMI with user created virtual tours of their own buildings. Not too long ago, social media like Tue, 12 May 2009 00:00:00 -0500 How Do Search Engines Decide Results http://www.cybernauticdesign.com/latest-news_story/how-do-search-engines-decide-results/18/ Search engines want to direct traffic to the sites they find most relevant. For this reason, can be difficult to get into the top ten results. Search Engine Optimization is the process of getting your site highly ranked on search engines like Google so people can find your business with ease. Over the last several years, SEO has become more and more crucial as people continue to realize that by optimizing their websites, they increase the traffic to their sites increase their web leads