As of 2015, an estimated 60% of the population worldwide access Internet via mobile phones and other handheld devices. The sale of PCs has been on a decline and will continue to dip lower every year. The sale of iPads, smart phones and tablet PC’s are on the up. Internet browsing is no longer restricted to a desktop, laptop and a computer screen. This fundamental shift requires a change from conventional web design techniques. Google changed it's algorithm publicly for the first time stating that responsive websites would receive priority ranking over non-responsive sites in handheld and smart device searches.
May 2016 Ratchet+Wrench Magazine: Avoid these common missteps to create a more engaging site by Anna Zeck
It’s no secret that having a website is crucial today—but simply having one is not enough anymore, says Marion Miller. What might have worked five or even 10 years ago won’t work today, she says, and shop owners need to recognize that. “The way to get people online now is to have more information, better information and the newest information,” she says.
5 Minutes! You want to add an administrator to your Business Facebook page but you are having issues! It's a common problem and frustrating but easy to fix.
Reasons we would need access
1. To set up your automatic feed from the new website news into Facebook
2. Make changes to graphics if you need them.
3. Enhance the listing if we need to.
71 Online Directories Helping Your Business Grow @ $130/month* co-op approved
- Your Information Correct on Each with ALL of your information, Brands, Photos
- All Duplicate Listings Eliminated
- As much information as they allow - where they allow it & when we get another directory partner - you get added at no added cost.
Yes. We offer 3 options. One a simple forward with a business email we create at the business URL to your personal email address giving the appearance of a business email address at $5 month | our CMR Program at $8/month/email or a Google Business Email Program all of which come will require a set up fee based on the time it takes to set up at your JASPER rate of $59/hour.
(Those who are note JASPER clients will pay our $89/hour rate, remember JASPER has negotiated your rate down for you)
(Image is Google's New Logo 2015). Some of my clients are getting calls several times a week: “Update your free Google Listing…” It’s really frustrating for them because they have no idea if there is a real issue with their online listing with Google - they are simply running their business. Google is NOT Calling you! Especially with robo calls at all hours from blocked numbers! Google does not cold call customers.
With the explosion of mobile search and local search it is no longer an option for you to put off getting your business listed online the right way. Simply put business has changed, marketing has changed, and your customer base has changed providing opportunity as well as challenges. Different and new can be intimidating, however, it really is EASIER - FASTER - LESS EXPENSIVE than traditional marketing has been which are all positive factors. Quite simply if you are not online, your customers are not finding you as that is where they are looking.
TYPICALLY NO. Here YES. We buy them for you and put them on auto-renewal. You pay us to do that for you. However, we are not the norm in the industry and it depends on your website provider. Most will charge you a large fee for the URL and / or to transfer it to you if you want it. YOU DO WANT IT.
a. You want to control it.
b. You do NOT want someone else owning it.
c. Find who your current website provider is by going to this page and entering in your url address to see who it is and when it expires: www.who.is
It is our distinct honor to be Recommended by JASPER and we work every day to continue to earn their respect and that of our customers. Part of work is ensuring we help you with your coop.
Annually you earn JASPER coop based on sales. Those funds can be used (January 1 - December 31st of the next year) for advertising reimbursement paid to you by check or credit on your account from JASPER upon receipt of the invoice. We send your invoices in on your behalf for you!
- JASPER Website Program Approved for 50% Reimbursement for initial website design for any level of our website layouts which are a one-time cost and after which you own the website*. These we send in upon site launch.
- JASPER Hosting-SMART List Program Approved for 50% Reimbursement (maximum annual $1,000). Monthly hosting clients we send in January and if you pay in every 6 months or annually we send those invoices in at that time.
Funds do expire annually December 31st. New funds earned by sales the previous year become available January 1st. We are not paid by JASPER but simply process your bills on your behalf so that you do not have to. See JASPER Website Coop Link Here
YES. If you own your URL or your website content then we will use it. There are some website design companies that copyright the content of your website so that you don't actually own any of the wording or the photos - only the logo if you have one in which case we certainly can not use that content.
What we can do. Is re-write the personal information and much of the standard information we already have and with our Basic Website Package at 60+ Pages you gain depth. The process of gaining your URL address if you don't own it yourself is:
1. Cancel your service after we get your site up and you like it.
2. Tell the provider that you do want your URL address (There may be a cost $0 to $100)
3. They will send you an authorization code and transfer document which you can use to put the URL into your own account or you can send to us.
We believe in customer service. If we can't keep you based on that, then we don't deserve to and with 30 days notice you can leave at any time with a copy of your website and any URL addresses we have bought for you! It's that easy! We will do what we can to keep your business and meet your needs and have gone above and beyond the call of duty in many instances without the fear of losing a client but simply because we felt it needed to be done to help the client as you will read in our testimonials. Here it is all about you and customer service. How does it work if you leave?
I am very proud to announce that my team has received national recognition earning Top 10 Automotive Website 2015 by ASA's AutoInc Magazine on the criteria of being mobile-friendly, having a call to action, first impression and visual design, objective and purpose, consumer friendliness, technical usage, credibility and social media presence with www.menkesauto.com for Menke's Auto Repair of Newburgh, IN. The website and award was featured in their November / December issue. *article information below.