Ringing in 2018 with More Ways to Serve You

Happy New Year! Another year has come and gone, and we are so full of gratitude. 2017 was a year of growth for our Omaha web design and development team. Here are a few of our 2017 highlights:

Certified Google Partner. As a certified Google partner our internet marketing team boasts experience in Google AdWords advertising solutions, having passed exams and delivered a strong performance in client and company growth.

Best of B2B. JM was voted Omaha’s #2 best web design firm by other local Omaha businesses.

Expanded Services. JM hired a new internet marketing manager, Logan Johnson, whose curiosity and experience are benefiting JM’s customers with strategic and purposeful AdWords campaigns and SEO services. Keep your ears open for more changes to our internet marketing department in 2018!

Added 3 Team Members. As each team member becomes more specialized in their craft, we felt it necessary to add to our team to better serve our customers. We added Internet Manager Logan Johnson, Account Manager Jordan Murphy and Finance Director Lindsey Adams.

Meeting the needs of our customers by adding new services and team members was backed by our overall 18% growth! And while we gained many new customers in 2017, many customers from years past have built their second or third website with JM, added new services, and switched web hosting to our reliable servers.

So, thank you Omaha for your continued business and trust. We continue the celebration of our 20th year in business as we begin 2018, and we plan to celebrate by continuing our tradition of excellent service and products.

Cheers to 2018!

Protect Your Website, Protect Your Customers

Our Omaha web design and development team builds beautiful websites we hope will be kept updated and secure. Website security is our passion; as it helps keeps our websites and customers in business and successful.

Website security is so important to us that we have an entire team dedicated to website hosting and website security.

Many businesses are skeptical of needing additional security for their website. Usually they retort with, “we don’t have anything valuable on our website.” And that seems reasonable, right? The website security icon with shield and lockwebsite is not collecting sensitive data or payment information. But hackers are not usually looking for this type of “valuable” information. Instead, they are looking for a clean reputation. It’s not about how popular the website is or if it takes credit card information. A clean website is the perfect place for hackers to host their own malicious content and mount a phishing campaign to collect data from users.

Most of the websites our Omaha web development team builds is in WordPress. And WordPress is vulnerable to these hackers. But, WordPress and most WordPress plugins are being updated on a regular basis to resist these hacking attempts and protect websites and its visitors. WordPress and WordPress plugins do not update automatically, and require manual work to protect against the most recent threats.

It’s the recommendation of our Omaha web hosting team to update often. So often that we offer a website security package, through which we will update WordPress and plugins the day an update is released. Taking this small step to secure your website will save you hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dollars and will protect your website visitors from phishing campaigns.

So, while your website may not be collecting valuable information, and may only be a static, your website is not immune to attacks. Be educated and be proactive!

Save $1000 on a New Website

As we close one year and begin another, we want to celebrate this holiday season by offering $1,000 off* the purchase of a new website!Holiday Website Sale Icon

Really! We mean it. $1,000 off. Now is your opportunity to update an outdated website design, to get a WordPress content management system and finally meet Google’s mobile-friendly requirements.

Taking advantage of a new website for 2018 can mean increased online presence and increased revenue. Complete our online form or call us at 402.292.7500 Option 1 for more information.

From our team to yours, we wish you a joyful holiday season and a prosperous new year!

* Payment must be received on, or before, December 29. Discounts apply to websites $3,500 and up.

JM Team Rides JM Bus

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If you haven’t seen it – JM’s logo is wrapped on the back of an Omaha-metro bus. JM’s success is largely attributed to our customer base spreading the news of our excellent service and product. And we figured – a little branding can’t hurt, to reach more businesses across the Omaha-metro.

The response has been wonderful… so we had to see it for ourselves. Omaha Metro Transit was gracious enough to give our team a ride and photo-op among its busy schedule.

Our bus advertisement showcases our main services – web design, web hosting and Internet marketing. We’ve received responses from clients, friend and new prospects.

Thank you to Omaha Metro Transit for the opportunity to ride on “our” bus, and we look forward to seeing continued success with this powerful moving advertisement.

JM Featured in Advantages Magazine

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Our Omaha web design firm was recently featured in Advantages Magazine, briefly touching on web design and SEO best practices. Advantages Magazine is a publication for distributor sales people – providing tips and tactics for success.

JM’s CEO Jonathan Patton and Internet Marketing Director Megan Patton hit on website layout with a clear call to action, and properly showcasing a business’ product of services to build credibility. Additionally, a website no one can find isn’t helpful – so Jonathan and Megan provide a few tips for optimizing a website (SEO) so Google can properly index a website, and recommend businesses utilize Google Analytics for better marketing strategies.

Thank you to Advantages Magazine for this feature! We’re always excited to share our knowledge for the success of others!

Happy 20th Birthday, JM!

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JM is celebrating 20 years this month! Born the same year as Google, JM’s CEO Jonathan Patton realized the importance of web design and development early-on. And so, in 1998 at 14-years-old, Jonathan founded JM Web Designs to help businesses across Omaha and the country harness these powerful tools.

For years we’ve called ourselves “the endless resource for your small business.” And for the last 20 years, JM has adapted new technologies, broadened services and expanded its team of professionals to be a resource for clients.

Our team works diligently with a strong sense of gratitude for YOU. Trusting the success of your business to us is no small complement, and we do not take the responsibility lightly. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve businesses across Omaha with web design, SEO, web hosting and Internet marketing.

So, THANK YOU, to all our clients. It has been a pleasure and a privileged to serve you these 20 years, and we look forward to serving you for at least 20 more.

Meet JM’s New Internet Marketing Manager – Logan Johnson

Meet Logan Johnson, JM’s new Internet Marketing Manager. Logan oversees Google/Bing Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising strategies for JM customers. With a background in front-end web Logan Johnson, Internet Marketing development and strong customer service experience, Logan ensures campaigns are on a successful track and customers are cared for.

Internet marketing is an ever-changing field; and Logan works with JM’s customers, providing education about evolving technology and new strategies for success. Finding creative and effective ways to help clients build their business in an online marketplace is Logan’s passion and mission.

Logan is a Nebraska-native, from Fremont. When he’s not working, Logan enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Taylor, and their two furbabies (a cat and dog).

We’re so grateful to have Logan as part of the JM team, knowing he will provide our customers with excellent insight and incredible support – true to the JM’s tradition of excellence.

Want to Try Google Marketing? Now’s Your Chance…

JM has been in business for almost 20 years! Born the same year as Google, we’ve watched the web design and technology industry make huge strides.

The only thing that never changes in our industry is… things are always changing. And we don’t expect our customers to keep up with the newest Google algorithm change, the latest browser releases and the best ways to increase online visibility. That’s what our Omaha SEO and web design teams are here to do.

So… let us tell you… do not miss the boat on Google marketing. Our Omaha Internet marketing team has seen incredible results repeatedly for our own business, and for many of our customers.

We offer professionally managed AdWords campaigns. When managed and monitored appropriately, these incredibly affordable forms of marketing can dramatically increase your exposure and drive traffic to your website.

Have you ever searched for something online and seen that particular product or website follow you through various banner advertisements or videos? That is Google Remarketing.

Want to pull up faster and higher in Google searches for specific services and products? Then you need Google Pay-Per-Click.

For the month of September ONLY, sign up for a full year of our Google marketing services with JM and get one month FREE.

Want to learn more about Internet marketing? Watch our video on Google Remarketing:

Give us a call at 402.292.7500 Option 1 to find out more information and details about our special offer… and allow our Omaha internet marketing specialists to help you increase your website traffic and bring in more leads!

Meet Jordan – JM’s New Account Manager

Omaha Web Design Account Manager, Jordan Murphy

Have you met Jordan? Jordan Murphy is JM’s account manager, continuing a long-time JM tradition of excellent customer service and expertise! As account manager, Jordan builds relationships with customers and works closely with JM employees to ensure that every project is timely, efficient and successful.

With a strong customer service background, spanning from retail to advertising, Jordan goes above and beyond for every customer. Building trust and credibility with each step of our process, Jordan makes each project a priority, seeing it to a successful completion. Her strong desire to learn and grow makes her an excellent account manager and drives her in this position.

Jordan is mommy to one little boy, Brantley; and as a native Elkhorn resident, Jordan loves spending time with her family who live nearby.

We are thrilled to have Jordan on-board at JM. She brings experience, great energy and a passion for learning. We know once you meet her… you’ll love her as much as we do.

Google Chrome and Firefox Web Browsers Change Website Security Requirements

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Google Chrome and Firefox have rolled out changes that affect all websites not using a secure connection (HTTP). As part of a gradual change, when users pull up an HTTP page with a form including passwords or credit card fields, they will get a warning indicating an unsecure connection.

HTTPS is shifting to the new standard. As security risks become increasingly prevalent, users will be warned if any form transaction is insecure. And, moving forward, all websites will be flagged as unsecure if not HTTPS, no matter a website’s features.

Our Omaha web design and web hosting team can assist in securing your website and ensuring an HTTPS connection and compliance to these new security standards. For $180/year our web hosting support team will purchase an SSL certificate and install it on your website, ensuring all visits and features of your website are secure. Call us at 402.292.7500 ext. 102 for more information.

JM Listed Among Best Web Developers in Omaha

Best of Omaha 2017 Web Developer OmahaOmaha has graciously voted JM one of the best web developers in the area, and we are so grateful! B2B Omaha magazine’s coveted Best of B2B Winners list for 2017 was released at the beginning of March, listing JM as second place for Omaha’s web developer category.

The is truly an honor, as Omaha’s business owners must take time to fill out and send in a ballot. Celebrating over 10 years, this Best of B2B list help build credibility and prestige among Omaha’s business community.

Our Omaha web design, internet marketing and development team is constantly striving to serve and advise our customers with honesty and integrity, and we’re thankful to be recognized in this way.

JM’s Founder Featured on Small Business Website

Our successful Omaha web design firm is 19 years-old; but its accomplishments didn’t come without struggle and perseverance. 4 Leaf Owners Logo

JM’s Owner and Founder, Jonathan Patton, was recently interviewed by 4-Leaf Owners – a website which features successful business owners, sharing their successes and hardships. Jonathan’s article highlights some of these more trying times as an owner, but also the lessons he’s learned along the way.

4-Leaf Owners is dedicated to interviewing entrepreneurs who owned businesses but weren’t controlled by them. Click here to read Jonathan’s story about building one of Omaha’s most successful web design companies, and gain insight from his vantage-point.