Meet Carl Jacob, JM’s Tech Support Specialist

JM’s newest team member is Carl Jacob, Tech Support Specialist. From over-the-phone troubleshooting to back-end server builds, Carl keep JM’s internal team and JM’s clients’ websites and email running smoothly.

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As a Tech Support Specialist, Carl works within a growing department at JM where consistent growth and continuing education on technologies and strategies is necessary to provide the best service possible. Carl loves the challenges and growth available in the department, and works closely with JM’s Server Admin to best servre JM’s customers.

Carl was born and raised in Omaha. Outside of work, Carl enjoys reading, video gaming and PC hardware/upgrading (clearly a great hobby for a tech support specialist).

Protect Your Website, Protect Your Customers

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Our Omaha web design and development team builds beautiful websites we hope will be kept updated and secure. Website security is one of our passions; 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.

So, you say you don’t need 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 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.wordfence logoMost of the websites our Omaha web development team builds are 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. Additional monitoring through Wordfence and server administration are also advised for best protection.

How can we help protect you?

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!

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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.

New Website Launch: Washington County Historical Association

Washington County Historical Association (WCHA) plays an important role in supporting the community and educators, keeping history alive for the entire county. The WCHA website serves as a marketing piece to serve visitors and educators.

Perhaps the most unique aspect of this website is the client’s own materials. Being a historical association with access to hundreds of unique images, our Omaha web design team could utilize this resource to create a compelling website design. While the overall website style is reflective of its mission and services, the website images truly add a personal and unique design component – which many websites lack.

This pre-built WordPress template offers our Omaha web designers flexibility with respect to design and development, but also offers flexibility for WCHA in updating their website. Additionally, this WordPress website is mobile-friendly, utilizing responsive technology.

View Washington County Historical Association Website

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.

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!

Omaha Web Hosting Company Sees Success with Spam Filter Service

Recently, JM made a huge switch that has proven to benefit our internal communication, as well as that of our email clients. In light of our previous spam filter company discontinuing service, our Omaha tech team decided to make the switch to MX Guard Dog for spam prevention. And boy, are we glad we did!

As our Omaha web design team (as well as our clients) have seen MX Guard Dog protects spam filter omahaemail accounts from Spam, viruses and Malware, among other things. All offending mail is held in secure quarantine in their network and users can receive a quarantine report containing recently stopped messages, or can view quarantined messages online in real-time.

Our company and web hosting/email hosting clients have seen a huge difference in the quality of emails being delivered to their inbox. MX Guard Dog blocked hundreds of thousands of spam emails with near perfect accuracy and decreased our web hosting server load – since the server never sees or processes these spam emails. On top of the excellent deliverables our clients have received through MX Guard Dog, we have been thankful for the excellent customer service and support provided by this company.

If you’re interested in web hosting or email hosting with JM, give our Omaha web design team a call for more information – and you too can see the great benefits of a quality spam filter.
Stop Spam with MX Guard Dog

New Website Launch: Jensen Service & Diagnostic

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Jensen Service and Diagnostic is a long-time Omaha business. For more than 50 years, this family-run operation has provided excellence in service. Recently, Mike and Dave partnered with our creative web design team to build a site to capture the classic feel and timelessness of their quality customer service.

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JM Client, Omaha POA, Receives National Media Coverage

Recently, Omaha has been featured in national media – CNN, Fox New, Info Wars and other media outlets – for a posting made on the Omaha Police Officers Association (OPOA) website. JM worked with OPOA to design and build its website, and ever since we’ve watched their user base and impact in the community grow.omaha-poa-ss

The particular post receiving recent publicity is difficult to watch and contains disturbing content. But this post is one of several that go out weekly from the OPOA educating the community and police force about local, Omaha criminals, avenues for help and laws that impact Omaha citizens. Using a robust WordPress content management system, OPOA posts news articles, podcasts and videos for the purpose of educating and informing the Omaha community. JM also serves OPOA’s web hosting needs. Our reliable web hosting has supported over 150,000 website visitors within a 24 hour period.

It’s encouraging to see our clients utilize the powerful online tools we give them. A website can allow businesses and organizations to be a formative part of a community, an influential source of knowledge and a resource for anyone in need of a service.

New Website Launch: Omaha Pest Control

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Our team recently launched a new website for Omaha Pest Control – a local Omaha residential and commercial service company with a trusted reputation. Omaha Pest Control previously had a website that did not display its services or professionalism well.

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New Website Launch: 680 Maple Storage

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Our team recently launched a new website for 680 Maple Storage, located in both Omaha and Council Bluffs. This website merges two previously separate sites – 680 Maple Mini Storage and 680 Maple Mobile Storage.  Upon arriving at the homepage, the user is directed into one area or the other depending on their need.

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