8 websites that kick ass for one reason or another

We all know a kick-ass website when we see one. Whether it's because of awesome imagery, helpful video content, compeling text, addicting interactivity, a noble mission, or some combination of all of those, some sites are just more memorable than others. In redesigning websites we often see examples that need a hell of lot of help. So to switch it up we thought it might be fun to do a short countdown of websites that we think really kick ass. Let's get to it. 

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JAM Case Study: Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, NJ

In January 2016, Reeves Reed Arboretum came to us needing a website facelift. Their old site wasn’t cutting it anymore. It didn’t work properly on cell phones and tablets, and it didn’t do everything a modern site should. They needed something that would 

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I Googled My Business: Why Didn't I Show Up?

"Playing hard to get: good for dating, bad for business." ---Google   If someone is searching for your business, or looking for a local service that you provide, you better do everything you can to be in those results. You have a few options.  

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Why your website can't be an online brochure

Way too many business owners think they can get away with using the content of their brochures to fill up their website. They’ll have a Home page, an About Us page, a Services page, and a Contact Us. In 2016, this won’t cut it. To really stand out you must invest significant time and energy into the actual content of your site --- text, images, video, funnel, etc. 

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Why Content Marketing is the New SEO

(or how the two go hand-in-hand)   We get a lot of questions from clients requesting help with SEO. Everyone wants their website to show up in the top position on Google for their chosen keywords. So how can this be achieved?

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7 Reasons Why You and Your Business Should Care About Social Media

 

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Our Newest Work: Custom NJ Business Website Developments

At JAM, we love sharing our work with the world. Check out these three websites that we've built recently.  Just Collect  Just Collect is New Jersey's largest buyer of vintage sports cards. Along with buying and selling vintage and pre-war cards, they really enjoy telling the stories of how collections wound up in their hands. Their storytelling really adds a personal touch to each card and makes these pieces of American history really come alive. Here are a few of our favorite card collection stories from their blog: 

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What is Inbound Marketing and Why Should I Care?

Today's consumer doesn't want to be bothered. They are on the do not call list, they use DVR to fast-forward through commercials, they don't open junk mail, they use ad-block on their browser. So how can businesses reach people? 

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Why a Custom CMS is More Secure Than Wordpress or Joomla

At JAM, every website we build uses our custom-built content management system. A CMS is the application that allows for publishing, modifying, organizing and deleting content on a website. To access the CMS, a user types in the URL of their website, followed by a specific subdirectory (like "/admin-login") for example.  From there, the user enters their username and password and is granted access into the "back-end" of the site. Once logged in, the user can make whatever modifications they need to make.  Every website has a CMS. The three most common are Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal. Together, these three account for more than 70% of the CMS market.

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Fever

Do you run an eCommerce site? If so, are you ready for Cyber Monday? It’s the biggest online shopping day of the year. What deals are you offering? How are you spreading the word? Email blasts? Updates to your site’s homepage? Custom landing page(s)?

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