Web Design and SEO Blog

Mar201314

JTech Serves Jackson Hole, Wyoming!

by Joshua Reynolds in Announcements, Design, Development

We've extended our regional services from our home base in Bozeman to nearby Jackson Hole, Wyoming. JTech Communications is proud to provide website design and development to businesses in beautiful Jackson Hole, where the Grand Tetons meet Yellowstone.

Last week, JTech launched a search advertising campaign to promote our web development services in the Jackson Hole region. We're looking forward to developing custom websites and cultivating the online presence of businesses throughout the Jackson Hole region.

Mar20136

Internet Marketing: Spreading the Word About Yogo Sapphires

by Joshua Reynolds in Announcements, Optimization, SEM, SEO

A Yogo Sapphire cut by the Gem Gallery
A Yogo Sapphire cut by the Gem Gallery
JTech Communications just launched phase two of our awareness campaign for Yogo Sapphires on behalf of Bozeman-based jeweler The Gem Gallery. The second phase of our advertising campaign for The Gem Gallery introduces the Yogo Sapphire to the national vocabulary of fine jewelry. This is a targeted internet marketing campaign, employing search phrases to reach customers across the nation — not only those who are already familiar with Yogo Sapphires, but also those who are interested in sapphires and gemstones but unfamiliar with the natural beauty of Montana's Yogo Sapphires.


Feb201327

JTech Featured in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle

by Joshua Reynolds in Announcements

The interview with Joshua Reynolds published in the Bozeman Chronicle.
The interview with Joshua Reynolds published in the Bozeman Chronicle.
JTech Communications owner Joshua Reynolds was interviewed for a business feature by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle published in the Life is Downtown section February 21, 2012. The article highlights JTech’s 16 years of Montana website design in downtown Bozeman, Montana.

Joshua cited the exciting gamut of businesses run by clients in and around the city as one of his favorite parts of doing business in Bozeman. Montana's Gallatin Valley is a hotbed of inventive entrepreneurial spirit, which makes working with local businesses a real pleasure.

Feb201326

A Mobile-Optimized Site is Now A Necessity

by Joshua Reynolds in Industry News, Optimization, Tools & Tips

Browsing the web at the deli. (Photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/yourdon/">Ed Yourdon</a>
Browsing the web at the deli. (Photo credit: Ed Yourdon
Make it easy for your customers to slip your website in their pocket. (Photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/twicepix/">Martin Abegglen</a>
Make it easy for your customers to slip your website in their pocket. (Photo credit: Martin Abegglen
In past issues of the JTech Dispatch, we touted our Mobile Refit Kit. Since then, mobile web use has continued to grow in leaps and bounds — the rise of tablets and smartphones continues unabated. This month we're going to explore in greater detail how your website might be adapted for users who are on the go.

First, it’s important to understand that all sites that JTech builds are mobile friendly: they will load and function without modification. That said, a site that has been optimized for mobile will provide your clients with a much improved interface for small touchscreens.

So is a mobile website right for you? The first consideration is your market — will a large percentage of your customers be browsing your website on their phones? If your business largely relies on tourism, or your customers use their phones to shop, you should consider presenting some or all of your site specifically for mobile.

You might need a mobile website:
If your business has drop-in customers (such as a restaurant, inn or gallery), at minimum you will want a mobile-optimized site that cleanly summarizes the important details — hours of operation, phone number, address, and other critical information such as a menu or map to your location. Examine how many of your customers or prospects might be finding you on mobile — your response can range from a minimal site with the critical details to a complete mobile version of your site.

If your customers purchase things directly through your website and use mobile devices to do their shopping, you should give serious consideration to investing in a complete mobile version of your website. For those shopping via their phone, a site designed to be viewed and used on a phone will be dramatically more successful than your "regular website" at turning viewers into customers.

Give us a call. We'd love to help you determine the best route for your specific needs.

Featured Client

Montana Equine Directory
Montana Equine Directory
Montana Equine Directory Website
Montana Equine Directory Website
Montana Equine Directory
We’re excited to announce that we just finished wrangling a new website for the Montana Equine Directory. The Equine Directory collates Montana’s horse businesses — equine events, arenas, breeders, feed, tack and much more. The new Montana Equine Directory features content that loads dynamically as you scroll through the listings with relevant advertising that is provided using a custom-built ”dashboard” that lets customers manage their listings and subscription directly through the website.

Come down to the new site — show up for the immersive western theme, stay for the up-to-date articles, events, marketplace, and equine business listings.

www.montanaequinedirectory.com
Feb201319

Announcing Montana Equine Directory

by Joshua Reynolds in Announcements, Design, Development

Montana Equine Directory
Montana Equine Directory
JTech is proud to announce the launch of the Montana Equine Directory's full-featured new website. The Montana Equine Directory is a vast resource for horse owners in Montana, with listings of services, upcoming events, items for sale, horse news and much more.

The new website is a drastic overhaul, with an immersive western design and a powerful dashboard for Directory users to control their listing and to manage purchases with the Directory and with other users. JTech deployed an AJAX-based system to load listings, events, and articles as you scroll through the site. We also built in an internal advertising system delivers targeted advertising from Directory users to one-another and to website guests.

The Montana Equine Directory is a great watering hole for any horse lover.

Feb201312

JTech Joins Downtown Bozeman Association

by Joshua Reynolds in Announcements

Downtown Bozeman Association
Downtown Bozeman Association
In July of 1997, at 25 years of age, I formed a business in downtown Bozeman, Montana with a friend whose name also began with a J. Our business would help other businesses understand what they could and should do on the internet, and then help them do just that. We called the company JTech Communications, and 16 years later we're in the same building doing the same thing... but what can and should be done online has changed oh, so much.  And for the better.

Today we're announcing that JTech has finally joined the Downtown Bozeman Association and we're thrilled to be a member.  We love downtown Bozeman, and wouldn't want to be anywhere else. To celebrate and give back to the downtown that we’re so proud to be part of, we're giving other DBA members 20% off all new website design and development projects.

Thanks to all of our customers and to downtown for 16 great years of doing what we love.

Joshua Reynolds, Owner
JTech Communications
Feb20135

Gem Gallery Internet Marketing Launch

by Joshua Reynolds in Announcements

At the beginning of February, JTech was pleased to launch the Gem Gallery's new nationwide awareness campaign. Featuring Montana-made and the highest quality Yogo Sapphire jewelry, the marketing effort introduces the Gem Gallery's beautiful wares to a wider audience. The campaign targets prospective clients in Montana and around the country using targeted search keywords.

Jan201328

Marketing Internship Program

by Joshua Reynolds in Announcements

Montana State University Logo
Montana State University Logo
With JTech's expanding line of Internet Marketing services, we've started a marketing internship program with MSU and we're thrilled to welcome David Johanessen to the team during his final semester at Montana State. David will be assisting Mike with our search marketing efforts and absorbing as much information as possible this Winter and Spring. Welcome David!
Jan201323

Marketing Corner: Press Releases

by Joshua Reynolds in Optimization, SEM, SEO, Tools & Tips

This month’s marketing corner is concerned with an important subject: generating press and top-of-mind awareness for your company and its products or services. As business owners and managers, we want people to spend time talking about our businesses — newspaper articles, blog posts, and conversations over coffee with friends. But unless something really exciting happens, it can be difficult to get the conversation started.

We want to help you build that conversation-starter. Crafting and launching a press-release allows you to generate publicity from a broader array of sources than would be available in coverage from traditional sources such as newspapers, television and radio. A professionally-written news release published online can be automatically picked up by news services, blogs, and will generate inbound links to improve your website’s ranking in search results.

For only $500 we write, optimize and blast your press release to thousands of news outlets and private sites who carry related news across the web. And, if you want greater impact, we’ll send them every quarter for only $425 each. Contact us today and we’ll get you started.

Nistler Home Building

NHB Logo
NHB Logo
NHB Website
NHB Website
Whether you are looking for a single family home, condo, townhome or investment properties, Nistler Home Builders provides quality and value with integrity. Their new website provides clean and effective communication for home shoppers and subcontractors.

Tour the neighborhood at: www.nhbmt.biz
Jan201323

New News & Announcements Section

by Joshua Reynolds in Announcements, Tools & Tips

We're please to launch this news and announcements addition to the jtechcommunications.com website! Check back weekly for brief and, hopefully, useful updates.