Content is King, But Useless Without a Call to Action

- Monday, January 12, 2015

Content is a means to an end, which is conversion. As Bill Gates pointed out, “For the Internet to thrive, content providers must be paid for their work.”  


What is Missing in 93% of Small Business Websites?

- Thursday, December 11, 2014

Michigan Web Design ContentBill Gates’ Prophecy - If you’ve looked into online marketing at all, you’ll know the number one rule: “content is king.” In just one of the many moments that proved his genius and foresight, Bill Gates apparently coined the phrase almost 19 years ago in an essay dated January 3, 1996. In the essay, Mr. Gates showed incredible insight, especially because the essay was written during a time when dial-up connections were the norm.  


How To Create Targeted Content For Your Website | 3 Real Examples

Charles Daniels - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Michigan Content Marketing Create quality content. That credo has been driven into the minds of search engine marketers for years now. Search engines have become increasingly sophisticated and their understanding of content and semantics has increased by leaps and bounds in a relatively short amount of time. The days of just throwing random content on your blog and expecting results are all but gone. With that being said, a question I am often asked is:  


How We Saved A SEO / Inbound Marketing Client $1800 In One E-mail

Charles Daniels - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Saving money through SEO / inbound marketing servicesWe offer monthly SEO / Inbound Marketing services to our clients that involve the normal steps for success in the search rankings. Website optimization, on-line citation management, social media work, blog content creation, and pay-per-click marketing are normal parts of our standard packages. All of these are very important to having a business that thrives on-line, but they are not what I consider to be the most valuable thing you get when working with our company. The thing I make sure to emphasize when sitting down with a new potential client is that they will get this:  Access 


Does Your Michigan Website Need a Makeover?

Charles Daniels - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Does your website need a makeover? First Impressions A study by Stanford University showed that when people are judging a website’s credibility, 46.1% commented on the website’s appearance – more than content and any other website feature. People still tend to judge a book by its cover, which for your website includes the layout, fonts, white space, graphics, colors, and so on. Participants of the study even had comments like “looks like some adolescent boys in a garage threw this together” and “looks childish and like it was put together in 5 minutes”. 


Charles Daniels Speaking On SEO and Inbound Marketing at the IADT

Charles Daniels - Thursday, February 13, 2014

Charles Daniels of ajac Web Design Our very own Director of Operations Charles Daniels will be guest speaking at the International Academy of Design and Technology on Thursday the 27th of February. Charles will be talking to the marketing students about search engine optimization and inbound marketing in 2014. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session where the students will be able to ask questions on search, on-line marketing, entrepreneurship, or business in general. Charles is a serial entrepreneur with experience in affiliate advertising, content marketing, and brand building. The 1 hour seminar will cover the following: 


How to Use LinkedIn for Small Business Growth | 5 Simple Tips

Charles Daniels - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

LinkedIn for small business growthSocial media is quickly changing the way people do business. Ads on Facebook, contests on Twitter, and countless blogs have become the new way to advertise. LinkedIn, a social networking website for professionals, is another platform where small businesses can find growth. Using this tool can help start-ups form strategic partnerships, find new business, gain advice, and advertise their services.  Here are 5 simple tips for how you can use LinkedIn to grow your business. 


Using Google+ For Business | 3 Reasons To Get Listed ASAP

Charles Daniels - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Michigan Google+ for business usesWhy is it important to set up your Google+ Local page for a business? There are a few VERY good reasons to take a few minutes (I promise it’s simple and easy) to get your business listed. A well optimized Google Places local listing can have a drastic effect on traffic to your website and customers in your doors. 


Joe Hochgreve Speaking on Responsive Web Design at the IADT in Detroit

Charles Daniels - Thursday, January 09, 2014

Joe Hochgreve of ajac Web DesignOur own Director of Developments Joe Hochgreve will be guest speaking on responsive web design at the International Academy of Design and Technology in Detroit this coming Monday, January the 13th. Joe is one of the pioneers in responsive web design in Michigan. He was one of the first to adopt the new technology and ajac Web Design was the first company in Michigan to offer custom responsive sites to their clients. Joe's lecture  will begin at  6:30 PM. He will be speaking for 1 hour at the engagement and then will be fielding questions from the audience. With how much Joe loves to talk about responsive web design that means he will be there until they kick him out!  The topics he will cover include the following: 


How To Use Facebook And Twitter To Market Your Small Business

Charles Daniels - Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Using Facebook and Twitter to market your small business in Michigan.In today’s world you are part of social media whether you choose to be or not. This is especially true for any business – whether you’re a multinational company or a local corner store. Your customers are talking about you on the web. Experience with social media notwithstanding, there is vast potential to be tapped online.