Category Archives: Healthcare and Insurance

11Oct/12

Coast Professional Services – Roseburg OR

Coast Professional Services is a local insurance agency.  Like Fotan, he’s basically a one man show and specializes in giving personal service.  He knows his clients by name and answers the phone when you call.  There’s really only one email address because he’s the one who checks it.  Ron originally paid several thousand dollars to a guy who said he “specializes in insurance agent websites”.  That sounded great.  Except he got a site that looks exactly like all the other insurance websites he did and it didn’t capture the feel of Ron’s agency.  Oh, plus he was paying hundreds of dollars a month to Google AdWords and not getting a single lead from his shiny new website.

When I came in I was able to give Ron a custom WordPress website with a very comfortable home town look.

Coast Professional Services

Ron is able to update his website on his own, which is great because he has a lot to say about Obamacare and the insurance industry in general.  He posts blog entries every now and then, which then submits his website to Google, Bing and several other search engines and directories.  Now he comes up in Google searches.  Pretty cool trick, huh?

Ron has become my insurance guy.  I highly recommend him.  I really prefer to keep my money local, but it really comes down to the value you get for your money.  If it looks like I can give you what you want better than the guy down the street from you, but I’m not local, you’re still better off hiring me.  At least you know who you’ll be talking to if you have changes.

10Oct/12

Mercy Hospital – Roseburg Oregon

Mercy is another client of BBG Marketing.  BBG has a designer they use for all the layout and pretty stuff.  What their designer can’t do well is the PHP and MySQL integration.  There’s really not that much on mercyrose.org as far as database stuff, but they have the ability to add stories to the home page, all formatted properly,   They also have a calendar and a few other things that are directly PHP/MySQL integrated by me.

Oh, they also have this website they use to let site viewers check drug interactions and procedures that I tied into with a custom A-Z Search that you start on the Mercy website, then forward a properly formed query straight into the other website’s database to get the results.  Pretty cool.

Mercy Hospital Roseburg - Hundreds of code updates

Over the years I have also done hundreds of text and code updates.  Some redesign work to add elements that weren’t originally included.  They also ask me to add buttons here and there, so I have gotten pretty good at taking original Photoshop master files and adding text or buttons or whatever, then replacing what’s on the site with it.  The site gets a ton of traffic, so anything you do has to be done correctly, quickly and seamlessly.  I guess I do all that because they keep coming back.

Oh, I can’t forget Facebook.  I integrated a Facebook Like Box and Wall Feed into the template too.  I think it looks pretty good.  It’s not quite perfect, but there’s really not much  you can do with a Facebook Like Box to make it look better.  At least not when I did it.  Maybe it’s easier now.  I should check into that.

If your site is behind on updates, or you just need something added on, let me know.  I can do just about anything.  If I can’t do it, I’ll be honest.  That’s never happened though.  Google is a great resource for learning.  🙂