About the Company
At Webpro Technologies we commit our efforts to help you with an overall quality web presence leading to a quality search and social media presence ethically & technically.
WHAT WAS THE FIRST MOMENT WHEN YOU THOUGHT TO START A BUSINESS?
When I started working after nearly 8 years, I realized that a 9 to 5 job was not meant for me because I wanted to work at my pace and I wanted a certain freedom for taking decisions and initiatives and more important the flexibility of timings to balance home and work.
EVERY BUSINESS HAS A UP/DOWN MOMENT. DO YOU WANT TO SHARE ANYTHING SPECIAL WITH US?
We are a web solutions company but our forte is SEO and quality search presence. When we started in 2001 very few companies were familiar with SEO. Hence, we had to always explain in detail about what is SEO and the clients were always skeptical about it. In the initial years people always thought that just adding keywords is SEO and always asked us why we charged such a high amount for it. So, many times we had to offer our services at a very modest price. Many times, we used to get discouraged. But, now things are different.
WHAT IS YOUR CORE PRODUCT OR SERVICE?
As mentioned in the previous answer our core service is SEO. As of now, SEO has evolved and it is all about quality web presence. Our knowledge for SEO has evolved along with the evolution of Search on the web. As search algorithms have integrated social media signals, quality content and overall quality web presence for the website to be optimized, our services portfolio has also expanded to Social Media, Content Writing, Email Campaigns. We started as a SEO Company but now also offer Web Design, Web Development services, Mobile App Development, Web Hosting, Domain Registration and SSL Certificates.
WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING RELATED WITH YOUR BUSINESS?
The most exciting thing related to our business is that there is something new to learn every day. Search engines keep on upgrading their algorithms and we must be on our toes literally to keep ourselves well informed about what Google and Bing are up to as regards search.
WHAT IS YOUR ROADMAP AND GOAL FOR UPCOMING YEARS?
My long-term goal is to conduct a Search Marketing Expo on the lines of http://marketinglandevents.com/smx/ in Ahmedabad. The main purpose of such an event will be to educate the business owners (especially the SMEs) about the importance of a quality web presence and how it can be achieved.
WHO IS YOUR MENTOR OR ROLE MODEL?
I don’t have any one mentor or role model. Over the years, I have learned a lot by observation and many friends, relatives and colleagues have inspired me in different ways. These days I am inspired by what Sadguru shares about life and work.
WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF SUCCESS FOR YOU? HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF?
If you are always going ahead without compromising your values, then I think you are successful. I think I have managed to do that.
WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON COMPETITORS?
Its healthy to have competition and be competitive. Competition helps to bring out the best in you. As you have to offer the same thing but differently from your competitors.
BIGGEST RISK YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN?
I started my career in 1987 working as a faculty at DataPro (Mumbai –Bandra) , then moved on to be Placement Head at NIIT (New Delhi ) in 1989 . Took a gap of 8 years before being appointed as Centre Manager at TuLec (A division Of Tata Infotech – Ahmedabad) in 1997. In 1999 I planned to take up a franchise of DataPro Information Technology for computer training in Ahmedabad. That was the biggest business risk I have taken.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR COMPANY CULTURE?
Our company culture focuses on learning and our team always has some tasks which are just allocated for that purpose. The focus being that every team member gets an opportunity to upgrade their skills in some way.
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IF YOU HAD ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO SOMEONE JUST STARTING OUR, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Think globally but act locally. Bloom where you are planted.