It's good to see clients adapting and finding a market for new customers - Intelligent change to suit your customer needs
In our first month of lockdown we've seen some great examples of how smart businesses are changing to suit the needs of the current climate. From airconditioner installation companies providing businesses with anti bacterial cleaning services, doctors and medical professionals adapting to video consultations, automotive panel beaters and spray painters providing value added car detailing and free pickup and drop off services and people in the building industry implementing correct social distancing and hygiene solutions for job sites. We've heard of many great examples in the last month.
Allcorp rolled out our custom website Virtual Boardroom system earlier in the month and we've already had many clients showing interest in this service with more than 20 installs already completed. This in itself shows a desire for businesses to keep performing their business duties as normal, albeit with a slight change in the way things are done.
While the start of April was a bit shaky for some businesses, many found a path through COVID-19 and kept their business running in this new direction. At Allcorp we deal with hundreds of local Queensland businesses and we have seen some really great achievements with inspiring innovations and ways of dealing with the problems at hand.
We've really enjoyed meeting everyone's pets as part of our virtual meetings too!
It's been great to hear the positive news of Allcorp clients who are adapting to the new normal with success
Allcorp deal with more than 1000 local businesses in the North Queensland region and we've been hearing some great reports of how local companies are adapting to the changes that have happened in the world and it’s also very promising to see the business community offering support for each other.
It has been a continuing upward trend of positivity in the recent weeks with business owners getting on with the job of staying in business. While it is very sad that some businesses have had no choice but to close their doors during this time period, it is also very uplifting to see how they are going about making the most out of the situation.
At the end of the day we either need to make the decision to complain about the current (and temporary) situation or do what all good entrepreneurs do and make the most out of it.
Allcorp have been very proud of our clients who are displaying this attitude and hearing these many examples of businesses adapting and continuing on as if it were business as usual. We ourselves have had a very busy month of doing exactly what we do every month - designing class leading websites and internet marketing services - albeit with a slight change in the way we do things.
All we can say to all of our clients is keep up the great work. You'll come out of this on the other side as an improved operation.
We've heard of a few Google scam instances this year - especially for clients who are doing Google Ads
2020 is well underway and Allcorp have been very busy getting back into the swing of things. We've had a lot of new interest in our Google Ads services in 2020 and, with the changing of the guard of old media to new, understandably so. (Have you seen a copy of the Cairns Post or Townsville Bulletin lately - they are literally disappearing and only have very few pages within.)
With this change in advertising there is the increase in fraudulent business practices targeting these new mediums and Google seems to be the common form as of late. We've had a number of reports from clients re phone calls and emails coming from supposed Google employees offering assistance to clients with their Google Ads.
An example of an email sent to us contained the following, and they all seem to be much the same in content:
My name is Ashjaeen and I'm your Account Strategist here at Google Ads! I've called you a couple of times but thought that email would be a better way to reach you.
I'd like to schedule a call with you to discuss your account performance in detail and help you with the optimizations.
This email (or phone call if you answer the phone despite the 'Spam Alert' that flags the call) does seem legitimate, however, why would Google be calling or emailing you directly if you are being looked after by an official Google Partner? We made some inquiries earlier in the year to our Google Partners support team and they advised that these correspondences are definitely not from Google.
We assume that the reason for these spam emails and phone calls is to gain access to your Google Ads account, which is linked these days to so many other Google accounts, and who knows what from there. All we can say is to be aware of this potential threat. If you do receive anything like this from someone claiming to be from Google you can always check its legitimacy with us. We'll be more than happy to advise and assist with protecting your online identity.
Allcorp turns 20 years old this year!
2020 marks 2 decades of Allcorp being your leading local website design, development and internet marketing agency in North Queensland. Looking back over the last 20 years to where we began really shows how our business has helped evolve the website design industry in Townsville & Cairns.
Our clients really enjoy dealing with a local business for their online marketing and Allcorp have grown to become the largest business of our type in our region. We've heard people say before that in small cities like Townsville & Cairns you really must be doing something right if you stay in business. Word travels fast and people are more likely to share negative impressions of a business than positive. For Allcorp to be here for 20 years really does prove that we are all about providing our clients with a customer service focused approach.
Looking back through the thousands of projects we have worked on shows some clients that have been with us right from the beginning. Even in the new sites listed below there are some extremely long term clients who are onto their 5th or 6th website version with us. It's really good to benefit from repeat business due to the relationships that have been developed over time.
So happy 20th birthday to us! Whether you are a new or established client, thank you for supporting our local family business for so long and we're looking forward to working with you in the development of the website industry for the next 20 years.
Wishing everyone the best for the holiday season, and thank you for all your support in 2019
Allcorp holiday trading hours are detailed below this message
We'd like to extend a massive thank you to all of our clients who have supported Allcorp in 2019. Throughout this year we have successfully launched more than 150 new website designs to the North Queensland region.
As the largest website design business in the region, we have been instrumental in delivering new technologies and concepts to the online marketing realm and our team has worked hard to ensure all of our projects remain cutting edge, modern and of the most advanced state in architecture.
As your local Google Partners, and the original Google Partners in Cairns & Townsville, we have also maintained an impressive and growing portfolio of Google Ads campaigns. With a total Google spend of almost $1 million dollars per year we have assisted many local businesses gain an advantage through more modern advertising methods.
We're really impressed with the retention rate of our Google Ads customers with some early adopters investing in the Google Ads arena since we became Google Partners more than 5 years ago. It's also good news that our clients are enjoying the benefits associated with Google Ads marketing, especially when considering the fact that none of our Google Ads campaigns are contractually binding. Our clientele see benefit in this form of marketing and if anything, most opt towards increasing budgets to get more clicks because the return on investment from this marketing strategy can be clearly seen.
In 2019 Allcorp also became the Gold Sponsor for the HIA Awards to show support to our building industry clients. Through this involvement we have been privileged to have worked with some of the leading businesses in this industry and assist them to gain a better and more modern marketing footprint. We're maintaining our sponsorship of these important industry awards for 2020 and beyond, so are looking forward to assisting more clients in this industry to gain a marketing advantage in the future.
So a big thank you to everyone who has worked with us during 2019, our 19th year in business, and we're looking forward to a prosperous 20th year in 2020. We might have to do something special to celebrate the 20th year milestone. Here's looking forward to a safe and enjoyable holiday season and a happy new year to everyone.
We'll hit the ground running in 2020.
Allcorp holiday trading hours
Allcorp will be closed from December 20th until January 6th. We will be contactable via email during this time and mobile phone numbers are displayed on our website in case of emergency.
All of these projects have been managed from start to finish by our local team. At Allcorp we are the local choice for professional website design.
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Any advertisement is only as good as its content. If the photos and images of your website are not up to the task then the overall idea will suffer. To Allcorp professional photography is vitally important to the appeal and quality of a job.
We are the only business in the Cairns and Townsville regions who are recognised Google Partners and employ certified Google AdWords professionals. With access to resources only available to Google Partners we are the best choice for your online marketing needs.
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