JM Rolls Out New Bus Marketing Campaign

JM is rolling (literally) out a new marketing campaign to spread the good news of our top-notch design, powerful Internet marketing services and speedy web hosting support to all of Omaha. In jm web designs ad on omaha metro buscase you haven’t seen it, we’ve launched a new advertisement – plastered on 4 Omaha-metro buses.

Boasting over 19 years in business, our firm is deeply rooted in Omaha – as we serve many businesses and organizations of all sizes across the metro. It’s our hope that these bus advertisements will build our JM brand throughout the metro-area and serve as a reminder to those looking for our services.

We cannot think of a better place to launch our latest marketing efforts, than an Omaha Metro bus. Its wide reach is unmatched, and it allows us to support a public system that provides economical and ecologically-friendly forms of transportation for all Omaha residents.

If you see our advertisement while you’re out-and-about, don’t forget to drop us an email to let us know what you think!

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 Blogging once every six months leads visitors to believe the rest of your website is outdated.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.

Get $1000 Off a New Website with JM

Get a head-start on 2017 and position your business to see success with a new website design! Our Omaha web design and development team is excited to announce a limited-time new year offer on a new website. With creative vision and professional direction, an updated website design will drive traffic and build credibility for your business in a competitive marketplace. A new website includes professional guidance from our local Omaha web design team on usability, customized design and experienced experts to guide you through the process. Purchase a new website design with JM before December 29th and receive $1,000.00 off. Submit a Request a Quote form or call us at 402.292.7500 ext. 102 for more information, and to see how JM can help your business see success online in 2017. * Websites starting at $3000. Agreement and first payment must be received on, or before, December 29th, 2017.

Website Holiday Tip, Maximize Ecommerce Website Revenue with Simple Checkout Updates

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Maximizing revenue with an optimal checkout process during the winter season is critical for your holiday sales. Shopping cart abandonment occurs when checkout is confusing, when users are forced to create an account and there are payment security concerns.

When shopping cart abandonment does occur, there is a WooCommerce plugin that can help recover 30% of revenue lost by abandoned carts. By sending email reminders to customers and guests, the plugin helps go for the close. However – why even get to cart abandonment? Let’s focus on some key ways you can improve your ecommerce website’s payment process and convert prospects into customers quickly and effectively.

Build trust with your customers for an effective online sale. Make sure your website makes clear your shipping and return policies – instead of leaving customers guessing. In the event that customers have questions, easy access to customer service is vital. Live Chat is an affordable and simple way to make sure customers can have their questions answered quickly so you don’t lose the sale.

Checkout obstacles are also detrimental to closing your online sales. We know you want to collect customer data. It’s helpful for marketing, support and research… but forcing customers to create accounts will cause lost sales this holiday season. Offer a guest checkout option to ensure completed sales.

Investing in mobile-friendly, responsive website technology is also going to help close online sales. If customers need to zoom in/enlarge the browser to click on the appropriate product, can’t read the text, cannot easily enter info in checkout fields or are waiting for pages to load… you’ve likely lost that sale. Having a mobile-friendly website is no longer optional – it’s a must-have, make-or-break, you-better-get-it-now decision for your business.

Lastly, offering more payment options may help close your online sales. WooCommerce offers a deposit extension which allows for monthly payment options, and PayPal offers a credit solution to merchants that comes at no risk to merchants. And during the holidays, everyone knows that monetary flexibility can be critical to closing a sale.

Having trouble closing online sales? Give us a call at 402.292.7500 ext. 102 to find out how we can optimize your website’s checkout process.

Website Holiday Tips – Additional Plugin Functionality for Increased Sales

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Wanting to enhance your ecommerce website for the holiday season? With the ease and flexibility of WooCommerce, our Omaha web design and development team can assist in plugin upgrades and additional extensions that can increase sales and enhance user experience at an affordable cost.

WooCommerce is widely used and revered for providing a customizable ecommerce platform that’s easy to update, simple to use and affordable to improve. WooCommerce has hundreds of free and paid extensions to extend a website’s functionality. From complex SEO plugins, simple widgets, and everything in between – if you can think of it, there’s probably a plugin for it.

Out of the box, WooCommerce gives online businesses the ability to sell multiple types of products, including physical goods, items with variations and digital products. But having our Omaha web development team add in extensions, your online store can start selling memberships and subscriptions, export customers for extended marketing and add more sophisticated product search and sorting. Additionally, as the holidays approach, it may be beneficial to look into more customizable shipping – to stay competitive with larger retailers – as well as dynamic pricing for offering bulk discounts, category discounts and role based discounts.

Making updates to your ecommerce website before the holiday rush begins will ensure your success and profitability during the largest online retail time of year. To learn more about extensions and upgrades for the holiday season, call 402.292.7500 ext. 102.

New Website Launch: 7 Day Furniture

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7 Day Furniture is a cornerstone Omaha company that provides affordable, quality furniture to the Omaha and Lincoln metro areas. After many years of a website that was not easy to update, nor reflective of their products and quality, 7 Day worked with our Omaha web design team to design and build a new website.

7 Day Furniture uses their website as a showcase for products. And the best way to accomplish this goal was to select a pre-built WooCommerce website template and customize it to fit their branding and to remove the purchase functionality. By doing this, 7 Day has a simple Content Management System (CMS) through which they can easily add, edit and reorganize products. This website also increases ease and usability for users – as this new website is mobile-friendly.

We are thrilled and honored to work with such a revered Omaha business. We wish 7 Day Furniture success with their new website and look forward to working with them in the years to come.

Visit 7 Day Furniture

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New Website Launch: Parsons Technology

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Parsons Technology is a company with experience, knowledge and professionalism. Its previous website did not reflect these things for Parsons, and needed to be updated for usability, overall design and responsive technology.

Parson Technology’s new website is built on a WordPress Content Management System (CMS). The design is a prebuilt WordPress template, customized to reflect their professionalism and services. This template is also mobile-friendly; and this responsive technology will make it easier for users and satisfy Google’s requirements for mobile usability.

We’re grateful that Parsons Technology trusted our Omaha web design team with building a new website, and hope we can continue to partner for their success in the future.

Visit Parsons Technology

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Google Remarketing Provides Powerful Online Advertising

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As technology, search engine requirements and overall online marketing strategies change, Google Remarketing has proven to be an effective, consistent and cost-efficient form of on-line advertising for our Omaha customers.

Google Remarketing is a powerful online advertising tool that allows a business to retarget potential customers who have previously visited the company’s website. This advertising helps increase brand awareness through consistent exposure, drives traffic to websites – considering sales are rarely made upon a first website visit –and consistently proves to produce a high ROI. Remarketing allows businesses to reconnect with users who’ve previously been to the website, by showing relevant ads as they browse the web, as they use mobile apps, or as they search on Google.

Google Remarketing is flexible, so it can be tailored to advertising goals. For example, a “shopping cart abandoners” list can show ads to users who abandoned their carts. This form of online advertising allows businesses access to users who are most likely to buy – providing a more niched advertising than previously available.

The personalized, consistent and affordable exposure Google Remarketing provides has proven to boost website sales and inquiries. In fact, our Omaha internet marketing team has seen these proven results repeatedly for our own company, and for our customers. Google Remarketing also provides detailed reporting of how your campaigns are performing, where your ads are showing, and what price you’re paying.

Our Omaha internet marketing team can design, implement and manage a successful and professional campaign starting at $100/month, so give us a call today and find out how we can help increase you’re business’ exposure online.

JM to Support Omaha’s Creative Center in Celebration of Husker Victories

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Cornhusker football season has arrived! And because we love the celebration of all-things red (though our blood runs blue), tailgating and touchdowns, our team wants to celebrate each anticipated Husker victory by giving back to a valuable Omaha organization who supports creative thought-processes and technological advancement.

For each Cornhusker victory for the 2016 season, JM will donate $100 toward a scholarship to support a third-year student at the Creative Center in Omaha. Students will apply for this scholarship by creating and submitting a personal website for JM’s CEO and Creative Director to judge.

JM has hired and consulted with many talented graduates of the Creative Center, college of art & design. The valuable training and education they provide is a gift to our community and to the creative industries of Omaha. So cheers to many Cornhusker victories in this 2016 season and a large reward for a creative mind!

JM Web Designs Speak at Omaha’s Creative Center

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JM Web Design’s CEO Jonathan Patton and Creative Director John Campisi were recently invited to Omaha’s Creative Center to speak on the benefits and versatility of WordPress. As the web design and development industry continues to change, WordPress has been a crucial part of providing beautiful design and function in websites. It’s a platform we use for most of our websites and is a proven asset to web designers and developers all over the world.

JM has employed several graduates of the Creative Center, including our former designer Dan Svoboda. While Dan still works closely with our web design team, he’s now a UI Engineer at Werner Enterprises; and was also invited to speak last month at the Creative Center – sharing his job and skills with the students.

Our team values the quality of graduates from the Creative Center and appreciates the opportunity to meet students and share our experiences. Sending a special thank you to the Creative Center for this opportunity and a heart-felt congratulations to this years’ graduates.

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!