What Is ShivarWeb?
ShivarWeb is all about helping DIYers, freelancers, and small businesses build better websites, do more effective marketing, and create more profitable businesses.
When it comes to web development and digital marketing, we cut out all the noise, chatter, and hype and get right to the real solutions.
On our site, you’ll find in-depth and honest product reviews, tutorials, guides, and more.
Our site is divided into six categories:
- Web Hosting: Find reviews of the top web hosting services, including Bluehost, GoDaddy, and NameCheap. You’ll also find in-depth comparisons to help you decide which web host is right for you.
- WordPress: Everything you need to optimize your website on the world’s most popular CMS.
- Website Builders: In-depth reviews, comparisons, and guides to effectively use website building services like Squarespace and Wix.
- eCommerce: Monetize your website. We’ve reviewed and ranked the top eCommerce platforms on the internet.
- Domain Registrars: Learn how to choose and use the best registrars.
- How-To: Find behind-the-scenes tips, tactics, and tools that will make your business more effective.
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Who Is ShivarWeb?
Larry Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief
Larry has had a long, successful business and entrepreneurial career. He is always at the forefront of technology, digital marketing, and online business.
In 2001, Larry founded Empowering Media, a successful design, development, and web-hosting service. He helped build the technology infrastructure to host highly trafficked websites such as Comedy Central, GM, Thought Catalog, and Nielsen.
In December 2009, Larry created the website Investor Junkie to help satisfy his own needs and the needs of others to find unbiased investment content. From scratch, he created the leading investing review and comparison site, generating revenue only from affiliate marketing. In July 2018, Larry successfully sold Investor Junkie for $6 million .
Today, Larry helps entrepreneurs grow and monetize their web businesses through Ludwig Media, Inc., and its sites, which include LarryLudwig.com and ShivarWeb.com.
Kat Peach, Editor
Prior to working with ShivarWeb.com, Kat served as Managing Editor for Investor Junkie, where she helped investors of all levels learn the best ways to grow and maintain their wealth. Aside from stocks and alternative investments, she has also written extensively about antiques, art, travel, music, folklore, and lifestyle.
Kat’s work has appeared on TheStreet.com, Antique Week, Money Done Right, the New England Antiques Journal, AmericanStyle, and many other online and in-print publications.
When not writing about the real estate industry, Kat can be found collecting and selling vinyl records and cassette tapes, walking in the woods, making music, or crocheting
Nate Shivar, Founder
Proudly based in Atlanta, Georgia, Nate has 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.
He’s been experimenting and exploring the web since 1996, when he first opened up his Netscape browser. He started his first website on GeoCities back in the day.
Nate founded ShivarWeb and Shivar Consulting in 2011.
He’s certified in Google Analytics and Google Ads, is certified by Distilled in SEO, and has freelanced in everything from web design to SEO to AdWords. He’s a huge fan of WordPress – and solid open web platforms in general.
Until 2015, Nate worked for one of Atlanta’s top marketing agencies as its Senior SEO Specialist. His work there won the 2015 SEO Campaign of the Year from the Atlanta chapter of the AMA.
Nate has worked with every type of company, from household name brands to medium industrial firms to small non-profits, and has increased organic traffic in a wide range of industries. He also spoke at SuperNovaSouth 2015 as a panelist on the Future of SEO.