WebpageFX, Inc.

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WebpageFX, Inc. (WebpageFX) is a website design, web development, and Internet marketing company based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.[1] WebpageFX was ranked the #1 SEO agency in the world by Heardable in June 2011,[2] and the #1 Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania by Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania in 2015.[3]

WebpageFX is also credited as the first of roughly 20 new technology companies to move to or start in Harrisburg, partially revitalizing the city's economy and drawing young, educated employees.[4]

On February 26, 2016, WebpageFX was featured in a New York Times article Rethinking the Work-Life Equation for WebpageFX's flexible work schedule and accommodations for employees outside the workplace.[5] The article was part of a series about reimagining the typical American workplace.[6]

WebpageFX is involved in several local organizations like the Harrisburg Young Professionals to help Harrisburg professionals develop their careers.[7] The company also participates in or contributes to nonprofits, including Women for Women; Capital Area Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Partners in Health; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; and Pencils of Promise.[8]

History

WebpageFX, Inc. (formerly Craig Web Design) was founded at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 1997 as a freelance business by William Craig, now the president of the company.

In 2006, WebpageFX, Inc. incorporated as a Pennsylvania S Corporation in Harrisburg, and Karie Shearer joined as co-founder and COO.[9][10]

In 2006, WebpageFX hired their first two employees and relocated from Harrisburg to the Murata Business Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.[11]

In 2010, the company added 10 new employees[12] and moved its headquarters to the renovated lower level in Murata Business Center.[13] WebpageFX also posted revenues of more than $1,000,000.[14]

WebpageFX posted revenue of $3.5 million in 2012.[15]

In June 2013, WebpageFX announced it would move headquarters back to Harrisburg, PA in 2014.[16]

In early 2014, WebpageFX renovated and moved into Harrisburg's historic Moffitt Mansion. [17]

In 2014, WebpageFX donated $25,000 to fully fund the construction and maintenance of a rural school in Cunén, Guatemala through the organization Pencils of Promise.[18]

In late 2015, WebpageFX hired its 100th employee.

In 2015, WebpageFX donated another $25,000 to fully fund the construction and maintenance of a rural school in the Volta Region of Ghana through the organization Pencils of Promise.[19]


Ratings and Awards

Working in conjunction with Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, WebpageFX won a Silver Award for Corporate Promotion/Identity from the Horizon Interactive Awards in 2008.[20]

In 2009, WebpageFX was recognized as “Fab 5” company by The Capital Region Economic Development Corporation[21] and a finalist for Design Company of the Year at the Central Penn Business Journal Best of the Web Awards.[22] The company also expanded its services to include dedicated link building, conversion analysis, and email marketing. WebpageFX was also named the 14th best organic optimization firm in the world.[23]

In 2010, the firm was ranked as the 15th best company in the world for search engine optimization[24] and Emerging Business of the Year by the Central Penn Business Journal. In addition, President William Craig was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation.[25][26]

In 2011, WebpageFX, Inc. ranked #38 on Central Penn Business Journal's list of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in PA.[27] The Central Penn Business Journal also named President William Craig as one of the top area entrepreneurs under 40.[28] The company became a Google Adwords Certified Partner.[29] President William Craig was also featured on WITF-TV.[30]

Central Penn Business Journal named WebpageFX Business Of The Year for 2012.[31]

WebpageFX was named Technology Company of the Year at the 2013 PA Techquest Awards.[32]

In 2014, WebpageFX earned the Preservation Award from the Historic Harrisburg Association for restoring Harrisburg's historic Moffitt Mansion.[33]

In 2014, WebpageFX was named the #11 best place to work in Pennsylvania for small and medium businesses.[34]

In 2015, WebpageFX earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing, privately-held companies with 196% growth over three years.[35]

In May 2015, WebpageFX was named one of the best places to work for Millennials.[36]

On October 23, 2015, WebpageFX was named 17th on Central Penn Business Journal's list of Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies.[37]

In December 2015, WebpageFX was named the #1 best place to work in Pennsylvania for small and medium businesses.[38]

In 2015, WebpageFX also earned several Horizon Interactive Awards for its work in web design. Awards include:

  • Gold Award for Business to Business Website Design[39]
  • Gold Award for Legal Website Design[40]
  • Gold Award for Promotional Website Design[41]
  • Distinguished Agency Award[42]

In March 2016, Harrisburg Young Professionals recognized WebpageFX as Business of the Year.[43]

In April 2016, 10 Best SEO selected WebpageFX as the best SEO agency of the month.[44] 10 Best SEO also ranked WebpageFX as the best social media marketing agency for the same month.[45]

References

  1. "WebpageFX, Inc". http://www.webpagefx.com. 
  2. "Heardable Top 99 SEO Agencies - June 2011". http://heardable.com/blogs.php?user_id=7&blogentry_id=298. 
  3. "Best Places to Work in PA - Team PA Foundation". http://teampa.com/2015/12/best-places-to-work-in-pennsylvania-announced/. 
  4. "The Tech Scene Is Growing Rapidly in Harrisburg, PA". http://www.i4u.com/2016/03/107618/tech-scene-growing-rapidly-harrisburg-pa. 
  5. "Rethinking the Work-Life Equation". http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/magazine/rethinking-the-work-life-equation.html. 
  6. "What Google Learned from Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team". http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/magazine/what-google-learned-from-its-quest-to-build-the-perfect-team.html. 
  7. "Toastmasters - HYP". http://hyp.org/get-involved/toastmasters/. 
  8. "Charitable Contributions - WebpageFX". http://www.webpagefx.com/charities.html. 
  9. "The Dauphin County Reporter". http://www.dcba-pa.org/DauphinCountyReporter/DCR12-29-06.pdf. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  10. "WebpageFX Leadership". http://www.webpagefx.com/leadership.html. 
  11. "Murata Business Center has new tenants, algae". http://www.centralpennbusiness.com/article/20081119/CPBJ01/311199994/. 
  12. "WebpageFX expanding to meet online-marketing demand". http://www.cpbjnow.com/article/20100618/CPBJ01/306189968/0/. 
  13. "WebpageFX growing, moving to larger Murata space". http://www.centralpennbusiness.com/article/20100922/CPBJ01/309229983/0/SEARCH. 
  14. "More than effects". http://sumag.ship.edu/w11effects.html. 
  15. "WebpageFX moving from Carlisle to historic mansion in Harrisburg". Central Penn Business Journal. http://www.cpbj.com/article/20130607/CPBJ01/130609850/WebpageFX-moving-from-Carlisle-to-historic-mansion-in-Harrisburg. 
  16. "WebpageFX moving from Carlisle to historic mansion in Harrisburg". Central Penn Business Journal. http://www.cpbj.com/article/20130607/CPBJ01/130609850/WebpageFX-moving-from-Carlisle-to-historic-mansion-in-Harrisburg. 
  17. "A Renovation in Pictures: The Moffitt Mansion is undergoing a total renovation, joining the ranks of restored grand homes along Front Street.". http://theburgnews.com/business/renovation-pictures-moffitt-mansion-undergoing-total-renovation-joining-ranks-restored-grand-homes-front-street. 
  18. "What Everyone Gets Wrong About Giving to Charity". http://fortune.com/2015/12/20/wrong-giving-charity/. 
  19. "Pencils of Promise: School in Ghana - #FXBuilds". http://www.webpagefx.com/fxbuilds-pencils-of-promise-ghana.html. 
  20. "Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Earns Horizon Award". http://cpg.stparchive.com/Archive/CPG/CPG05302008p038.php. 
  21. "Fab 5 - Harrisburg Regional Chamber". http://www.harrisburgregionalchamber.org/reg-edc/create/start-me-up/fab-5.html. 
  22. "WebpageFX Awards". http://www.webpagefx.com/awards.html. 
  23. "WebpageFX makes list of top search engine optimization companies". http://www.cpbjnow.com/article/20090618/CPBJ01/306189975/0/. 
  24. "Local Internet marketing company ranks as one of the world's best". http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/11/post_154.html. 
  25. "Emerging Business of the Year". http://www.centralpennbusiness.com/section/listcentral?djoPage=view_html&djoPid=2629. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  26. "Carlisle's WebpageFX gets Entrepreneur of the Year award, plans to grow by 35 percent". http://www.keystoneedge.com/innovationnews/webpagefx0113.aspx. 
  27. "WebpageFX: 50 Fastest Growing Companies". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KFh4ZMeflc. 
  28. "2011 Forty Under 40 Awards". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Sd5ytBShU. 
  29. "Internet Marketing Firm Becomes Google AdWords Certified Partner". http://www.prleap.com/pr/169273/. 
  30. "How to Invent Your Job: TV Smart Talk". http://www.witf.org/smart-talk/how-to-invent-your-job-tv-smart-talk-thurs-8-p-m. 
  31. "Business of the Year Awards 2012". Central Penn Business Journal. http://www.cpbj.com/article/20121109/CPBJ01/121109878&template=supplements. 
  32. "WebpageFX Inc. has been named Pennsylvania Technology Company of the Year by TechQuest Pennsylvania". http://www.techcarlisle.com/news/webpagefx-inc-has-been-named-pennsylvania-technology-company-of-the-year-by-techquest-pennsylvania/. 
  33. "Historic Harrisburg Preservation Awards". http://www.historicharrisburg.com/index.php/preservation/awards. 
  34. "Best Places to Work in PA". http://bestplacestoworkinpa.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=58&Itemid=1. 
  35. "Inc. 5000 Profile - WebpageFX". http://www.inc.com/profile/webpagefx. 
  36. "WebpageFX Named a "Best Place to Work for Millennials"". https://www.harrisburgregionalchamber.org/webpagefx-named-a-best-place-to-work-for-millennials/. 
  37. "Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2015". http://www.cpbj.com/article/20151029/SUPPLEMENT/151029736/top-50-fastest-growing-companies-2015. 
  38. "Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania list unveiled". http://fox43.com/2015/12/03/best-places-to-work-in-pennsylvania-list-unveiled/. 
  39. "Web Site Awards 2015 - Business to Business". https://www.horizoninteractiveawards.com/web-site-awards/2015/b2b. 
  40. "Web Site Awards 2015 - Legal". https://www.horizoninteractiveawards.com/web-site-awards/2015/consumer-info. 
  41. "Web Site Awards 2015 - Promotional". https://www.horizoninteractiveawards.com/web-site-awards/2015/consumer-info. 
  42. "2015 Distinguished Agencies & Developers". https://www.horizoninteractiveawards.com/web-site-awards/2015/consumer-info. 
  43. "HYP Throws Blockbuster Annual meeting". http://hyp.org/2016/03/hyp-throws-blockbuster-annual-meeting/. 
  44. "Best SEO Agency Awards for 2016 Bestowed by 10 Best SEO". http://www.consumerelectronicsnet.com/article/Best-SEO-Agency-Awards-for-April-2016-Bestowed-by-10-Best-SEO-4369418. 
  45. "Top Social Media Marketing Agencies Selected by 10 Best SEO for April 2016". http://www.ssuchronicle.com/2016/04/13/top-social-media-marketing-agencies-selected-by-10-best-seo-for-april-2016/.