Since 1999, we have helped over 1000 businesses, municipalities and non-profits to exceed their website goals.

Digital Eel

Developing, Hosting, and Searching Optimization Since 1999

We have been recognized as the 2011 Small Business of the Year by the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce. We have been featured in the USA Today business section half a dozen times in the USA Today Small Business Challenge. Our Designers consistently produce award winning projects for our clients. Isn’t it time you discovered what we can do for you?

We're a member of the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce, Treasure Island Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. We're also the proud recipient of Tampa Bay's "Best of the Beaches Award" for three straight years.


Our Team

A key component to our outstanding customer service is teamwork!

A key component to our outstanding customer service is teamwork!

Our top-notch, highly-talented team has expertise in the areas of Web Design, Content Development, Search Engine Optimization, E-Commerce, Web Hosting, and Customer Service Tech Support. All Digital Eel services are done in-house, meaning each project we take on is seen from start to finish and completed on-time by Digital Eel.

Think we might be the right team for you? Give us a call at 1-888-884-3335. We'll be happy to meet with you to discuss ideas for your new or existing site!

How We Got Our Name

As a constant reminder of our "humble" beginnings, we have "Diggie," who hatched in 2004, a red and black fire eel who serves as our team mascot. Diggie lives in a spacious 175-gallon aquarium housed in the conference room of our St. Pete Beach waterfront office.

He values the companionship of his fish friends and his favorite food is crawfish. Next time you have an appointment with us, be sure to say hello to him. He loves visitors!

We're often asked how we got our name. After all, it isn't often you come across an eel. We thought the same thing. Then one September day, over a decade ago, we saw one. We were walking along St. Pete Beach, just before sunrise — the tide unusually low.

We were preparing to launch a business, and needed some clarity after weeks and weeks of searching for a name. We had some nice ideas, but nothing that felt personal, or mirrored the goals we had envisioned for our new company.

In the distance we saw what appeared to be an object that had washed up along the shore. As we got closer, we realized it was an eel — yellow and brown, and barely alive. We attempted to free the creature by nudging him back to the water. At first he didn't move, and we feared he was dead. Then, after a brief struggle, the eel found its strength and swam back into to the Gulf. We took it as a sign.

That was when we decided to name our company "Digital Eel." Coincidentally, in oneirology, the study of dreams, it is said the eel represents success in business, and signifies positive outcome on a project.

Some may find it silly that we named our business after a chance encounter with a sea creature. But, in a way, it parallels our journey as a company. We had high hopes for the future, but knew that like any business venture, we were going to encounter our share of struggles.

Since 1999, we've had over a thousand satisfied customers. We're happy to say that we not only met our initial expectations as a company — we continue to exceed them. During those early days we worked our tails off, and it's something we haven't forgotten. Because of that mentality, we are committed to going above and beyond for you, our clients. We take pride in your success!

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