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.

Your Website Content Matters

Many businesses seek a new, updated website to build credibility. And really – isn’t that what we all want for our businesses? Professional branding backed by the expertise and knowledge of trusted staff.

A sleek, professional website can go a long way in building credibility. But it’s the content that matters. Website content matters to Google and it matters to potential customers.icon with hands and keyboard

You’ve likely heard it before…. “Content is King.” And your website is no expectation to this often-understated mantra. So, if you REALLY look at your website content, does it do the following?

  • Clearly and concisely inform users of your product or service?
  • Carefully and thoughtfully utilize keywords for increased organic SEO rankings?
  • Portray the expertise and professionalism of your staff?

And while website design preferences have changed and search engine algorithms have adjusted over the years, good content has remained a constant for a successful website. Website content creates a connection with customers and prospects. Good design partnered with good content builds credibility with customers – letting them know you are the expert, your staff is capable and your products/services are the best around.

Good website content also increases conversions, because valuable information will help consumers to gain a complete understanding of what you do, the services you offer and how you can help them. As a result, your website will generate high quality leads from consumers who are truly interested in utilizing your products or services. And, most importantly, high quality website content that is optimized for the search engines will result in improved rankings (SEO) – bringing these high-quality leads through your virtual door.

Do you want improved performance for your website? Improve your content! Content is king. It matters to Google, and it matters to your customers. So, get writing, or ask us to help!

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!

New Website Launch: Palladin Consulting Group

JM has the privilege of announcing our second website launch for Palladin Consulting Group, an Omaha-based private investigator service. Many years ago, our Omaha web design team built and launched a custom website design for Palladin Consulting. With changes in technology and new Google algorithm updates, Palladin needed a new website to compete in the online marketplace.

This new website is built on a WordPress Content Management system. Not having a CMS in its previous website, Palladin Consulting can now update its own website content and images. In addition to designing this website and formatting the website content, JM also provided a one-time Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for all website pages, migrated the blogs from its previous website for SEO purposes and included a bill pay form with payment integration.

We’re always grateful for repeat customers, and thankful that businesses trust us with providing valuable marketing materials.

Visit Palladin Consulting Group’s New Website

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Launch a Video Marketing Campaign

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Launching an affordable and effective video marketing campaign has never been easier. YouTube video marketing advertises to your target audience, within your budget, while producing results.

With JM’s professional guidance and management, your business can run a campaign within a comfortable daily budget, targeted to prospects within very specific demographics and only pay when a user engages with your video. Results are easily tracked with targeted analytics provided in a detailed monthly report.

We’re sure that you’ve seen video advertising on YouTube, but any video uploaded to YouTube can be an ad. Pre roll video ads appear before other videos on YouTube and other video ads appear beside playing videos and in search results.

Don’t have a video? No problem! We’ve got connections for professional video production that will engage users across the web.

Businesses all over the world are seeing results with YouTube video marketing. Check out this powerful video for a testimonial.

Want to see results with YouTube video marketing? Call 402.292.7500 Option 1 to get more information.

New Website Launch: Lester Buildings

Chris Freund of Lester Buildings in Southwest Iowa, partnered with out Omaha web design team to design and launch a new website, in order to market his products and services.

Chris Freund’s new website features a simple design with a comprehensive photo gallery. Powered by WordPress, this website’s CMS allows Chris to update the website with new information and projects to use as an online and in-person marketing piece. Also, utilizing responsive design technology, this website is mobile-friendly and satisfies Google requirements for a mobile-friendly website.

And, as part of Chris’ commitment to being found in the search engines, JM’s Omaha SEO team completed a one-time SEO optimization for each page on the website. This ensure the website is tagged with good keywords that will aid Google in finding and ranking the website in a query.

Our Omaha web design team wishes Chris Friend great success with this new website and we hope to continue serving him in years to come.

Visit Lester Building’s New Website

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New Website Launch: Great Plains Underground Construction

Great Plains Underground Construction (GPUC) is a sister company of Great Plains Communications, a long-time partner of JM. After years of building a strong relationship with the leadership at Great Plains Communication, our Omaha web design team built a new website for the underground construction division.

This website is a prebuilt WordPress template customized with GPUC’s information and branding. As an informational website, this website is clean, simple and easy to use. It’s also considered mobile-friendly, as it includes responsive technology. Finally, this website is equipped with professionally crafted title tags, header tags and descriptions to assist in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) success.

We’re thankful for the continued trust and partnership between Great Plains companies and our Omaha web design and development team and we wish them great success with this new website.

View Great Plains Underground Construction Website

New Website Launch: Banghart Diesel and Performance

Banghart Diesel & Performance is not your typical auto repair shop. As experts in building their own engines, transmissions, fuel systems and drivelines – as well as providers of specialty outfitting of diesel powered pickups – Banghart needed a website that accurately portrayed their expertise and commitment to service.

Banghart Diesel & Performance’s new website is built on a WordPress content management system, which provides the ability to update the website’s photos, content and blog. Additionally, the website also has a live chat system installed, allowing their expert technicians the ability to address questions instantly on the website.

Moving forward, our Omaha web design and internet marketing team is partnering with Banghart Diesel to enhance its website’s search engine optimization (SEO) and improve credibility through keeping an updated blog. We are excited about this continued partnership and we look forward to seeing all the successes that will come.

View Banghart Diesel and Performance Website

Commit to Keeping Your Blog Updated in 2017

It’s a new year! And as a business seeking online growth and success, consider resolving to keep your website blog more up-to-date in 2017. Many websites built by our Omaha web design firm have built-in blogs, which are easy to update. But finding the time to write and post articles… that can be a problem. Businesses’ want to keep their website blogs current for credibility and search engine optimization. Blogging provides an easy way to add new and relevant content for both customers/prospects and Google. Blogging once every six months leads visitors to believe the rest of your website is outdated. Educate customers, build rapport with prospects and prove to potential business clients that the information on your site is current and relevant by committing to blogging AT LEAST once a month. When done strategically, blogs can also assist in adding SEO value to a website. By thoughtfully adding keywords into a blog’s content, categories and tags, it adds value to your website. Though technology is constantly changing, Google stills likes to see new, relevant content on websites. Commit to a schedule in this new year. And if you can’t stick to it… our Omaha SEO service offers monthly blogging. Call 402.292.7500 ext 102 for more information.

Happy New Year From JM Web Designs

Happy New Year from the JM Web Designs team! Our Omaha web design and development team is excited for the new challenges and successes 2016 will bring, after a ground breaking year of growth.

From 2014 to 2015 we experienced 18.5% growth. Our small and local team provided excellent service and products to Omaha businesses in the form of custom web design, prebuilt responsive design templates, internet marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) services, web hosting and more, gaining many new customers along the way.

JM provides secure web hosting services to hundreds of businesses all over the country; and among growth we experienced in all our services, web hosting saw a significant increase in 2015 – gaining over 150 customers. Our team also implemented many new hosting technologies in 2015, decreasing tech issues and increasing up-time.

JM has provided web hosting, web design and web development consistently for 17 years. But over the last few, our team has expanded to providing many new services – including SEO and Internet marketing. This year, we’ve expanded even more to meet our customers’ needs, adding security packages for web hosting and WordPress customers, Google remarketing services and Google+ optimization.

Looking toward 2016 we hope to continue expanding our services and team to meet the needs of Omaha businesses. Perhaps our biggest undertaking for 2016 will be a custom Customer Relations Management (CRM) system. This new CRM will increase our internal efficiency and expand the communication capabilities we have with our customers.

2016 is paved to be great for JM, and we wish the same for all our customers. Cheers to you, and much success the coming year!

Successful Search Engine Optimization Strategies for Omaha Businesses

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Successful Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies begin with diligent research. When our Omaha SEO team kicks off a new project we being with research. Getting to know our clients – their business, services and needs – allows us to narrow in on keywords and phrases to implement throughout our SEO plan.

Our tools and experience allow us to research keywords and make comparisons with related keywords in order to make educated and intentional decisions for your business. A solid keyword and strong supporting keywords makes for a successful SEO plan. Implementing this keyword into your website through several avenues – page content, blog posts, tags – allows us to meet Google content and code requirements for a successful SEO strategy.

Our blog and content writing service offered through our SEO packages provides relevant and frequent content, packed with keywords. By building relationships with our clients and gaining an understanding of their business, this allows our SEO team to write thoughtful blog articles on a monthly basis.

Many nation-wide services are reaching out to local, Omaha businesses in an effort to retain clients for their out-of-the-box SEO solutions. As a local, Omaha business, our desire is to make relationships with our clients and provide them honest feedback and methodical SEO strategies that will yield positive results.