Kenneth C. Wisnefski, founder and CEO of WebiMax, announced today that Forbes has named the search engine optimization company one of America’s Most Promising Companies. Forbes‘ list of America’s Most Promising Companies features 100 privately held up-and-comers with compelling business models, strong management teams, notable customers, strategic partners and precious investment capital.
“It is an honor to announce WebiMax has been selected 30th overall on Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Companies”, Wisnefski announced in a company email. “When I founded the company in 2008, I wanted to create a firm that works with our clients more as a strategic partner versus an outsourced vendor”.
WebiMax is well-regarded as the industry’s best SEO company not only due to their business model that returns maximum results to clients but in addition to the integrity and quality of work the company is known for. While most SEO firms outsource their services to overseas countries including China, India and the Philippians, WebiMax conducts all work in-house. Furthermore, the company acts in ethical standards and is a Google Certified Partner, following their parameters and guidelines for white-hat search engine optimization.
“Sizing up younger, privately held companies is hard: Their fortunes can change very quickly and there’s a dearth of public data,” says Forbes Executive Editor Brett Nelson. “We took a more comprehensive approach to evaluating candidate’s health and potential in our selection.”
To sharpen its search, Forbes teamed up with CB Insights, a Manhattan-based data firm that tracks investment in high-growth private companies. With $650,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation, CB has developed complex software called Mosaic that mines myriad online sources (from press releases and social networks to job boards and court filings) to come up with one, algorithmically derived score that measures a private company’s health. Forbes married Mosaic’s data-crunching with old-fashioned reporting to assemble a list of rising stars with bright growth prospects.
WebiMax has received various accolades during 2011 including South Jersey’s Fastest Growing Company, Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Places to Work, Google Certified Partner and now America’s Most Promising Companies.
“As we are upon the closing of 2011, our company has made several strides this year that have positioned us not only as a dominant leader in online marketing services and SEO, but an up-and-coming company that is positioned for explosive growth in the long-term”, concludes Wisnefski.
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Kenneth C. Wisnefski (founder and CEO) and Kevin O’Brien (Vice President) of WebiMax, the leading search engine optimization firm, were featured today on CBS 3 Philadelphia. The newscast, hosted by industry veterans Pat Ciarrocchi and Ukee Washington featured WebiMax for their recent Best Places to Work award received by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
“Having the opportunity to meet with Pat and discuss WebiMax’s success not only as a Best Places to Work recipient but also as the leader in our industry was wonderful”, states Wisnefski. “Our company has been very successful in 2011 and we are well-positioned to continue to lead our industry and experience long-term growth.”
The Mount Laurel based SEO firm has nearly tripled its workforce to 150+ employees from the start of 2011 to present. Vice President Kevin O’Brien states “our training program is most effective and is the main reason why WebiMax is most successful”. O’Brien furthers “our training program helps our employees advance their professional growth and grow within our company”.
Kenneth C. Wisnefski, online marketing expert and founder / CEO of WebiMax, announces how the evolution of the internet has changed the way merchants and consumers navigate the holiday season. Components including E-commerce, reputation management, reviews and social media have supported the online marketplace that acts to end the traditional shopping experience people have enjoyed for many years.
“If we simply focus on the 2010 statistics of ‘Cyber-Monday’ versus ‘Black-Friday’ (on-line versus in-store), we see that Cyber-Monday experienced 16 percent growth to just over $1 billion in online revenue, whereas Black-Friday revenue only experienced a small increase of 0.3 percent compared to 2009”, states Wisnefski. “The simple fact is that it is more convenient, consumers can read online reviews, and compare products and purchase from the comfort of their own home (not to mention they don’t have to deal with holiday crowds)”.
These figures are parallel to the success of small business start-ups entering the online advertising market. Wisnefski’s firm, WebiMax, founded in 2008, has flourished due to the heavy demand for search engine optimization, search engine marketing, E-commerce solutions, social media, pay per click management and more. The company’s revenue is up 400% year over year compared to 2010 and Wisnefski says “companies are investing more resources than ever before in to these online services.” He furthers “we represent many retailers that are conducting most of their holiday business online versus in-store”.
It is well-documented that investments in E-Commerce are on the rise as consumers move on-line to make their holiday purchases. In fact, comScore reported positive growth in E-Commerce spending for the last 8 consecutive quarters.
“The present-day consumer is more price-conscience and aware of competition amongst manufactures which are more reasons why demand is shifting heavy to on-line purchases versus in-store”, states Wisnefski. “There is a plethora of resources available to the on-line consumer including reviews and ratings, product comparisons and customizing options which ultimately leads to a more educated buying decision by the consumer”.
The fact that companies are investing more and more each year in to E-Commerce and illustrated by recent holiday revenue statistics, it is strongly believed that on-line revenue will outpace holiday in-store shopping over the next few years.
“I will close with this. Everyone loves A Christmas Story when Ralphie sees the BB gun in the store window. Nowadays, Ralphie would have found the BB gun online and his parents would be reading reviews about how many kids actually shot their eyes out with it”!, exclaims Wisnefski.
Kenneth C. Wisnefski, founder and CEO of WebiMax, the top rated SEO company, was interviewed today on Newzar.com. Newzar (New York, NY), founded in 2010 by Entrepreneur and former CBS News Executive Zev Shalev, provides breaking video news on the go. Newzar is the first of its kind, delivering news to the 87% of Americans who access the internet daily on their mobile devices.
Wisnefski discussed the role that social media will play in this year’s Black-Friday shopping experience. Wisnefski states that “Social Media, notably Facebook and Twitter are the ways that consumers are going to find deals this year”. That statement seems to hold much value since industry statictics state 35% of Americans own a smartphone. Wisnefski further states “Consumers may even save themselves a trip to the store if they view via Twitter that a store has run out of a certain product”.
The full interview can be seen here: (Video is courtesy of Newzar.com)
Wisnefski, a seasoned Entrepreneur and the founder / CEO of WebiMax, announced that merchants and consumers will rely heavily on social media platforms during this year’s black-Friday mad dash. As 2011 is projected by analysts to be the most successful black-Friday yet, information is king when trying to take advantage of the most deals possible.
“For the consumer looking to have a successful black-Friday shopping experience, they need to have the most updated information all-day long. This includes staying close to social media platforms Facebook and Twitter while on the move”, states Wisnefski.
Industry research firm comScore states that 72.2 million Americans accessed social networking sites and blogs on mobile devices, a 37 percent upsurge over 2010.
“At WebiMax, we represent over 100 retailers that will be leveraging social media in the days up to and including black-Friday in order to generate buzz for their special ‘deals’, announcing products, pricing and inventory information, and most importantly updating consumers as the day progresses”, states Wisnefski. “For example, I expect hashtags #blackfriday, #shopping, #deals and more to fill Twitter from 5:00am to the closing of stores Friday evening”, concludes Wisnefski.
Given the current economic conditions and the rise in price of commodities over the year, consumers are going to rely even more on securing deals on black-Friday. The success of those deals, however, is ensuring they have the most up-to-the-minute information. In comes social media.
Kenneth C. Wisnefski, founder and CEO of the industry leading search engine optimization firm, announced today that WebiMax has entered in to a strategic partnership with Newzar, the first video news network targeted exclusively at on-line and mobile consumers.
“This partnership is a certain win-win for both companies, who are emerging at the top of their respective industries”, states Wisnefski who founded WebiMax in 2008. “Leveraging strategic partnerships has been a root for our business as it returns tremendous value especially for a fast growing company like WebiMax”.
Newzar (New York, NY), founded in 2010 by Entrepreneur Zev Shalev (former CBS News Executive), provides breaking video news on the go. The company is the first video news network targeted exclusively at on-line and mobile consumers. Industry research indicates that 35% of Americans own a smartphone and 87% access the internet on a daily basis on their mobile device.
“The demand for mobile news video on the go is surging as more and more Americans use their mobile devices each day to access the internet”, states Shalev. “Consumers today want to be in touch with the news wherever they are and Newzar gets video news to them wherever they are. The partnership with WebiMax allows us to leverage their enormous skill as the leading SEO firm to improve our video search rankings and provide our audience unparalleled insight into major internet news”, concludes Shalev.
“I thank Mr. Shalev and look forward to the lasting strategic partnership between WebiMax and Newzar”, states Wisnefski. “Our company continues to thrive in 2011 and we have entered Q4 with the most momentum and success WebiMax has ever had”, concludes Wisnefski.