Six Months On: Free Websites are Flying Out the Door! (& How to Get Yours)

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6 Months ago, we introduced you to our exciting free websites project – brand new for 2017, we’re giving away thousands of sites to small businesses who can benefit from a digital boost. After six months, we’ve been absolutely delighted by the response: our websites are flying out the door, and our designers are busier than they’ve ever been sorting out sites for all our newest clients.

We’ve also picked up some great coverage from the local press; cheers to the good folks over at In the Bay for this article: (we’re the Lancaster web agency…)!

We’re really glad that the news is getting out there, and with plenty of free websites still on offer, we’re grateful to IntheBay for helping us ensure that all you small businesses who could benefit from a free site get a chance to hear about our offer. Read the full article here.

Now, we wouldn’t want to put out an update about our latest campaign without celebrating the team that’s making it all possible: our Account Managers, our designers, SEO and social media execs. When you grab a free website from the JamRock team, these are the people who put their back into making it look great for you, and if you decide to get us involved on other aspects of your marketing, it’s this team of experts that will help to spread the word of your business far and wide. We love to welcome our clients into the offices so you can get a feel for how we work – so here’s a sneak peak of some of our talented & creative staff hard at work.

 

JC Drones – Great media coverage

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Meet Jack Cordingley – Drone expert located in Carnforth, constantly helping his local community through usage of technology.

So, a little bit of background; Jack, aged just 28, has been flying drones for five years, and recently set up his own business in March of this year, JC Drones (http://www.jcdrones.co.uk/) a company based around providing high quality photographic and ultra HD video packages to clients in need of aerial coverage.

Jack approached us here at JamRock design at the beginning of the year, and was one of the very first clients to take advantage of the free website campaign, he had just came out of the RAF and needed all the help he could get on setting up the online side of his new company. We implemented a fully functioning, fully responsive website for Jack, which has strong links to his social media. Jack decided to provide his own content for the site, and is now getting fantastic response from not only the website but his social media too.

Now meet Beth, Darren and Holly – a couple and their dog. Holly disappeared on the Abbeystead/Mallowdale Fell area near Lancaster, and after frantically searching for her with no results, put out a post on the Facebook group DroneSARForLostDogsUK – a community based around lost dogs in order to get the word out and find pets sooner.

Jack was tagged in the post by another member of the 200 strong group, and saw that the dog lost was near to where he lived. After getting in touch with Holly’s owners, Jack met with Darren at 1pm within the Abbeystead area.

Jack did several flights on his drone in order to look for Holly, and on the third try spotted her. Darren went running to chase her, and she was saved soon after.

Holly isn’t the only dog that Jack has helped – he also helped a man whos dog had gone AWOL on Coniston!

Jack is also in the process of looking to add a thermal imaging camera to his collection soon, which will assist in helping the RNLI to find missing people.

Want to learn more about Jack Cordingley and his business? Visit his website at:

http://www.jcdrones.co.uk/

JCDrones on Facebook!

Want to find out how you can get a free website for your business? Visit:

www.freewebsitesuk.co.uk for more information –

alternatively, give 01524 844649 a call for a free, no obligation consultation!

Unveiling JamRock’s New Project for 2017: Free Websites!

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You read that right; throughout the past few months we’ve been working hard on a plan to start 2017 with a bang, and now the time is finally here we’re ready to unveil our exciting new project, and it’s a good one.

We’re offering websites, designed and built for free by our very own JamRock designers, not just slashing the setup costs for small businesses looking to get their brand online or update their site, but eliminating them entirely. Read More

Spotlight: Lancashire’s Crazy Sofa Sale Warehouse

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It’s time for a glimpse behind the scene; we want to show you what the JamRock crew have been up to lately, and today it’s the turn of our social media department. Here’s a quick run through of the success that they’ve had with Lancashire’s Crazy Sofa Sale Warehouse: well done, team!

In just one month, the Facebook page for Lancashire’s Crazy Sofa Sale Warehouse has grown a huge amount, bringing in over 500 page likes and reaching a huge audience with our posts and videos. More importantly, through social media marketing alone, they have been able to sell well over 100 sofas. Not bad! These levels of reach and engagement far exceed those commonly associated with small, local companies, and are a direct result of our targeting and posting strategies.

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Our SEO Expert Analyses the Upcoming SEO Trends for 2017

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Last week, Forbes caught our eye with this article considering the ‘7 SEO Trends that Will Dominate 2017’.  After spending a little time chewing it over, our SEO team have had time to think about what these trends could mean for the industry – and what small businesses need to know about them.

So, with this post we’re busting through the jargon to explain what changes to SEO will mean for the average business professional, as well as how big we think the impact will be…

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Our Roundup of 2016’s Biggest Halloween Marketing Stunts (and what you can learn from them)

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October 31st is finally here – and whether you love dressing up as a twisted ghoul, or simply enjoy the fact that it marks the start of Christmas songs and snowy weather, there’s no doubt that the Halloween spirit has spread through the world once again. We’ve turned up our spooky Halloween playlist and started delving into the most chilling marketing campaigns of the year – which one will be crowned top monster? Read More

Designing the Websites of the Future (Or: Do Websites Still Have the Power to Change the World?)

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So, we just stumbled upon this article about ‘the websites that changed the world’ which, coming all the way from 2006, felt a little bit like a time capsule from a simpler age. An age of MySpace. At any rate, all the usual suspects made it onto the list: eBay… Wikipedia… Google (heard of them?). And, with a few notable exceptions – most of which are still several years old (we’re thinking not just Twitter and Facebook which arguably owe MySpace a debt, but also sites like Netflix, Buzzfeed and maybe even ODesk), any list that we came up with today would be pretty much exactly the same. Even if the examples changed the genre, or type, of site would be the same.

Which left us with a couple of gnawing questions. Firstly, why write another list when there’s already another one out there? That seems like a colossal waste of your time. Secondly, do websites even have the power to change the world anymore?

Ever your intrepid internet explorers, we’re not satisfied to let such a burning sit and stew. So, our team has turned to the task of working out how the internet has changed, what this means for the future of web design and development… and what it means for your company’s website. Read More