Thanks for taking a second to try to learn what and who is behind ShivarWeb – and why on earth should you care what we have to say.
About The Website
ShivarWeb is about helping DIYers, freelancers & small businesses build better websites, do more effective marketing, and create more profitable businesses.
The focus is on finding the signal within all the noise, chatter, hype, complexity and (unfortunately) charlatanism in web development & digital marketing. And then creating the quality useful resources that should exist in the world. This is the website that I wish had existed when I was starting out in 2010.
You’ll find long-form tutorials, opinion pieces, deep-dive guides, product reviews & more. I’ve built handy quizzes, business-specific setup templates, and random experiments over the years. Topics range from SEO to Paid Advertising to Analytics to the mechanics of building websites to behind the scenes tips, tactics & tools that will make your business more effective (plus posts from older, merged blogs).
For 6+ years, there was a weekly newsletter that curated the best marketing writing across the Internet. I did that for nearly 6 years and created quite an evergreen archive of useful links until 2018. That project ended, but I still post & link out frequently. You can find my current reading recommendations in the Best of ShivarWeb Email Series (sign up at the bottom of any blog post).
About The Editor – Nate Shivar
Back in 2010, I started freelance SEO, marketing, consulting, and some web design. I ran this site for lead-generation and sales. I then worked for an interactive agency in Atlanta until 2015.
Now, I work as a digital marketing consultant in addition to building, owning, and operating digital publishing brands – including ShivarWeb where I’m the primary author and sole editor/publisher.
I’m proudly based in the heart of Atlanta, GA. You can read more about me personally over at NateShivar.com/about but professionally, I’m certified in Google Analytics and Google Ads; certified by Distilled in SEO; used to freelance in everything from web design to SEO to AdWords; I’m a huge fan of WordPress – and solid open web platforms in general.
I have worked for one of Atlanta’s top marketing agencies as their Senior SEO Specialist. I’ve also consulted with a lots of interesting brands on a wide range of issues.
I’ve done work with every type of company from household name brands to medium industrial firms to small non-profits, and have increased organic traffic in a wide range of industries. While at my previous agency, my work won the 2015 SEO Campaign of the Year from the Atlanta chapter of the AMA. I’ve also spoken at SuperNovaSouth 2015 as a panelist on the Future of SEO.
I’ve also either built, run or consulted on nearly every type of site there is – from ecommerce to affiliate to membership to enterprise to local and more. I’ve been experimenting and exploring the Web since 1996 when I first opened up my Netscape browser. I started my first website on GeoCities back in the day.
If you want to talk directly – contact me here!
Also! If you want even more marketing content from me, I co-host the Bamboo Chalupa digital marketing podcast with Brett Snyder. We publish every sometimes. But it’s always useful. It’s the marketing podcast I wish had existed in the world before we started it. Check it out on iTunes here.
You can also find my privacy page here and my terms, conditions & policies page here – though, against my own advice, I do not have the usual range of creepy marketing trackers on the site (except for anonymized Google Analytics).
About The Company
ShivarWeb also exists as an LLC corporation headquartered in Atlanta, GA (makes it sounds all giant and formal, right? :)) that “holds” a lot of other publishing brands on the Internet. Across this website, you might see me mention “projects” – ok, those are websites that I own & operate as independent properties with their own business model. ShivarWeb also does work with a limited number of clients. Right now, I don’t have any book-able slots, but may in the future.
Thanks again for reading! There’s a ton of sites like mine on the Internet, and I’m glad you stopped by. Peace :)