Today’s websites have to look and function as well on mobile devices and tablets as they do on desktop PCs. The requirement for such responsiveness is being driven by the increasing trend for web visitors browsing the internet on an anytime/anywhere basis.
Coupled with this responsive nature is the need to build websites that comply with the demands of search engines such as Google, to ensure the website has the best chance of becoming ‘visible’ and highly ranked.
For example, to help stem the flow of hackers and malware (viruses), Google wants all websites to be encrypted (https as opposed to http).
The necessary Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate used to encrypt ‘sites come at a cost, yet Jmez Media provide a reliable and cost effective SSL and include the cost into the price of each website.
WordPress is currently our ‘website builder’ of choice, though we use Drupal, Joomla or our own CMS, RipeWebsiteManager when necessary.
Artbees Jupiter 5 theme combined with WordPress provides seamless editing & includes Visual Composer, an outstanding page builder providing superb, flexible functionality – an invaluable editing aid for clients wishing to maintain their own web content & it makes our lives considerably easier too..! (We provide management training by arrangement for clients wishing to edit their own websites.)
We link all websites to Google Analytics & build each web page using page-by-page search engine optimiser software.
Jmez Media host all client websites. We do not manage third-party hosted websites, ensuring complete security for client websites & web content.
For clients who already possess a domain name, we manage the DNS changes necessary to show your new website or, for clients just starting out, we will purchase your domain name of choice (pending its availability), & manage the process to completion.
Our web servers are situated at the Centro Data-centre facility in Hemel Hempstead, run by Gyron Internet Ltd (www.gyron.net). Put into context, Gyron is also the web server home of Adobe, Spotify, Symantec and Verisign. Your website will be in good company..! For mini-tour please see here .
From simple PayPal ‘Buy Now’ buttons to fully integrated ecommerce platforms with multi category options, physical and virtual product channels, hundreds of attributes and geo-location shipping with variable cost, we’ve seen it and built it.
Ecommerce software can be a website of its own or an integral section of a main company website. We consult to understand our client’s needs and recommend a solution to best suit, typically including advice on payment gateways and methods of shipping, terms and vendor responsibilities.
There are too many good ecommerce platforms to list so examining your needs takes priority in order to reach the most logical and suitable solution.
An important SEO requirement of today’s websites is the inclusion of – and links to – social media. We understand that the prospect of having to maintain everything from Facebook & Twitter to Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Google+ accounts can be daunting, so where required we successfully manage the social media on our clients’ behalf.
We create eye-catching banners, graphics and info-graphics for use in bespoke targeted marketing campaigns.
For newsletters, our preferred choice of subscriber to newsletter software is MailChimp. We believe it is the most effective and arguable user-friendly solution currently available.
We use page-by-page SEO software during an initial website build, which ensures best practice on a ‘from start – going forward’ basis however, SEO is much more than creating the right meta-data & using the correct ‘H’ tags..
Information pages, social media, links, named images and page titles all play an active part in promoting a website within the leading search engines.. and that’s if the web developer has remembered to submit his/her client’s website to Google for indexing..!
SEO is initially included with our website builds but SEO is constant and progressive, we recommend continuing to develop SEO by an ongoing contracted arrangement.
With hosting comes access to email accounts. Each website hosted with Jmez Media has unlimited ability to create one or a hundred email accounts, from a few ‘generics’ such as sales@ or enquiries@ to personal mail accounts for management of an entire staff.
Email includes the ability to set auto replies and remote log-in to check your mail anywhere in the world.
Set up on the server, clients can choose between imap or pop3 spam-filtered accounts or externally, we will provide access to Microsoft Exchange Server. Whichever way, individual mailboxes are secure and expandable.
We know what is technically expected of a website – and with consultation, we seek to understand how our clients want their website to look and what functionality and content they need.
In some cases we are simply told ‘make us a website’ but mostly it is a collaborative effort in which the client’s ideas and priorities remain paramount.
Where possible we use our own in-house created photographs, video and graphic design, ensuring each website we build is as bespoke as it can be.
Once a website build is complete we offer a range of options to help maintain the site, keep the software & your content updated.
We can provide training for clients’ wishing to self-manage their web content and for clients requiring our services we offer various options from ‘ad hoc’ management per task, to contracted semi-managed and fully-managed services – all transparently targeted and results based.
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For Jmez Media and third party built and hosted websites we will examine and ‘score’ your website based on its user appeal, design and content.
Our report displays the positives and negatives found, including suggestions for improvement.. and an overall ‘rank’.
If you are competing in a busy marketplace, this is an invaluable tool to ensure your website stays optimised, technically up-to-date, fit for purpose and ahead of the competition.