About Shopping Portals

Helping Small Businesses Define Their Image

Website Design for Small Businesses... with the Search Engines in mind!

Shopping Portals has marketing, SEO & website design solutions for your small business in Montgomery County, Maryland and serves these communities: Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring and surrounding areas.

Since 2002, Shopping Portals has focused on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services. Our services help our clients to achieve high rankings in the Search Engines like Google, and Directories such as; Yahoo, and BING. The better your web site ranks in the Search results, the better traffic your business will get. Higher rankings drive traffic and sales for our clients.

Your web site content is the food search engines use to determine your relevance. That means that your content needs to be written and coded properly so it can provide better results for ranking on the Search Engines. Excellent web content can also attract back-links. The more natural back-links you acquire, the higher you could rank.


Did you know that there are over 1.5 billion web sites on the Internet as 2016 that represents multi-Billions of page of information? Many people think you'll get loads of traffic simply because you have a web site. Huge mistake! Not only are web sites not inexpensive to build and maintain they require enormous amount of work to get to the top of the Search Engines, so people searching the Internet can find your web site and information. Did you know that 60% of people use their phone to learn about a business or service for the First Time.

ShopGaithersburg.com launched on the Internet, August 15, 2002. This Local Community Portal has shown that people in local communities want information about local businesses and they want to find this information on the Internet. ShopGaithersburg.com gets over 45,000 VISITORS a month and now also dominates the rankings for many classification in Montgomery County, Maryland. ShopGaithersburg.com has been at the TOP OF ALL SEARCH RESULTS for Gaithersburg for well over 7 years. Google has noted the ShopGaithersburg.com is a "FAVORITE PLACE" on the Internet. ShopBethesda.com is now dominating the rankings for Bethesda, MD searches and ShopRockville.biz released recently is showing great results as well. This means that as a Member of Shopping Portals you will be seen by people who really want to know about your business. What's really amazing is your single membership page will also be found by the Search Engines and will most likely be at the TOP of all the search results as well. These results also help deliver and drive more direct traffic to your web site. Isn't it time your web site started delivering?


Many of our members don't have their own web sites. Their only information is found on ShopGaithersburg.com. They are amazed that their single membership page can be found so easily when people use the Search Engines.

All of our members have been able to take advantage of OUR EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE to help drive more traffic to their business, brand their business in the community and drive traffic to their web sites. Our search engine optimization (SEO) has helped drive our member's pages to top rankings on all the search engine results.

Shopping Portals, Inc. can help you get your message to the LOCAL COMMUNITY for the Washington, DC metropolitan area and suburbs, in a VERY LOW COST effective way. We have a proven track record of success that brings local community consumers to your message on the Internet. Local consumers rarely use the phone book now. Why? Because they want more information before making a purchasing decision of any kind and they can't get that kind of information in the phone book.

If you have a business... we have a place online for you. If you have an under-performing web site we can help with our economical and effective solution to drive more traffic to your online marketing materials.


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Shopping Portals was founded in 2001 by Judith Palfrey and is located in Montgomery County, Maryland. Ms. Palfrey is a marketing professional with over 20+ years experience and a website developer with over 20 years experience helping companies identify, define and brand their image with creative ideas for marketing, promotions, advertising and website design. Our clients are Montgomery County, MD businesses, VA businesses and businesses in Washington, D.C. and across the country.

Over the years we have designed and helped companies achieve market share on the Internet through planned and executed website design and promotional campaigns developed especially to enhance a company's image and improve consumer, or business-to-business awareness of their products and services.



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