We handcraft websites designed around your brand and business objectives. They are mobile-friendly, made to attract search engines and utilize the talents of our marketing and development team to build an optimal user experience. It's all done in an efficient process that produces affordable, timely and quality work. more details
We pair Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with effective Pay Per Click (PPC) Campaigns to boost short and long term lead generation. Extensive keyword research allows these programs to help businesses to reach the millions of people searching online everyday.more details
Creating content takes time, creativity, resources and strategic amplification to attract an audience. It's hard work cutting through the noise. We help your content work hard for you.more details
Yes. Social media is here to stay. While we work with B2B marketers using LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, our team looks at the entire social space to identify, build and activate communities that can bring tangible results to your business.more details
Successful marketing relies on collecting and analyzing good data. We consult and train clients on how to measure and interpret only what matters to the bottom line. Can't stand to see another chart? We can even set up, optimize and monitor traffic for you.more details
We love Content Management Systems so much we made our own. We call her Webany and she's used by dozens of sites that need the ability to quickly edit and publish batches of content, have a highly customized workflow or even duplicate entire websites instantly.See More
- Trusted Digital Partners. Our clients trust us and depend on us. We don’t take this lightly. We care deeply about our clients and the business problems they’re trying to solve. We are always looking for new ways to help our clients.
- Teachers & Students. Digital Marketing is a fast paced industry. We keep up with the latest news and innovation in order to better advise our clients. In every project, we also provide training to our clients on how they can best use technology to make their jobs easier. Knowledge is made to be shared, especially when it’s about how to run your businesses website or marketing program.
- Chicagoans at heart. Most of the team originated from outside of Chicago. However, we all ended up falling in love with this wonderful city, of gorgeous architectural skyline, of up-and-coming tech hub, of mouth-watering culinary spots, of Mid-Western sensibilities and of winters that never end (maybe not so much on the last one).
- “Andy is a highly principled and creative consultant who always expends a great deal of care in the work he delivers. Andy's conscientiousness, honesty and technical skill are beyond reproach. And, because he has maintained a lean operation, he provides enormous value and very personalized service. I offer Andy and Astek Consulting my highest recommendation.”
- “Andy has been a critical component of the exceptional success of the CoreNet Global Chicago Chapter web presence. His vision serves as a model for all of CoreNet Global.”
- “Andy combines the rare talent of providing both strategic project planning & consulting services and excellent creative & technical execution. The planning services create a context for the work and assures that the technical execution maintains alignment with objectives. This results in superlative work from concept to final output.”
- “Andy and his firm, Astek Consulting, has provided our industry association, CoreNet Global Chicago Chapter, with an industry leading website which has become the model for the global organization. He has been creative and brought great resources to the effort and provided a great value while doing so. As President of the organization, I can say we look to him as a consultant and not just a vendor, considering him part of the team. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for technical and certainly web based strategy and implementation.”
- “We have been working regularly with Andy and Astek Consulting for the last 6 years. We rely on Andy's expertise in web development, online marketing and SEO. Andy has become a trusted and valued partner of Proverb Associates.”
- “It is with great pleasure that I recommend social media extraordinaire Rachel Yeomans. I’ve worked with Rachel on various projects, both as a partner and client, and each time we collaborate I’m impressed with her keen understanding of digital media, polished presentation skills, and creative and seemingly instantaneous solutions to critical organizational challenges. Rachel is tireless in her efforts to learn everything she can about the digital space, and she carefully and strategically integrates new ideas and methodologies into clients’ marketing efforts. With her energy, charisma, expertise, and thoughtfulness, she has become a tremendous asset to Families in the Loop, and I unreservedly give her my highest recommendation.”
- "The entire Astek team has been valued partners for me at CoreNet, and as a result they have provided excellent Internet, email newsletter and other creative Internet services for several clients. I recommend Andy on a regular basis, and value his partnership.”
September 2, 2015
Over the last few years we’ve helped several companies clean up compromised WordPress sites. Nothing strikes fear into heart like seeing “This site may be hacked” appear next to your site name in Google search results. There are a handful of common best practices for securing a WordPress site. Limit Access Sometimes a WP site is compromised byMore
June 29, 2015
Today is the 40th anniversary of the day Steve Wozniak sat down with his friend Steve Jobs and showed him a little project he was working on: A 1MHz computer with 4K of memory assembled out of $20 worth of parts. Wozniak had some thought of selling the designs at $40 a pop which isMore
June 12, 2015
I recently had the great privilege to speak at the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) annual conference in Washington, D.C. I was part of the “Focus on your Customer” track and decided to mash up two of my favorite subjects: SEO and UX. Google’s ultimate goal is to provide the best user experience. Websites that pay attentionMore
April 21, 2015
By now we’ve all heard plenty about “Mobilegeddon,” Google’s SEO algorithm update today that will start giving ranking preference to mobile-optimized sites. This really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Google’s core philosophy is “Focus on the user and all else will follow.” That’s a powerful statement and one with which I happen toMore