Mississauga based company Clicktecs has earned the top spot in the 1851 Franchise Magazine’s Development Website Awards for a franchise website that they created Mosquito Joe Franchising LLC. www.mosquitojoefranchise.com
Each year the magazine awards spots to the top 40 franchise websites rating the criteria of: motivating content, ease of application, usability, UL/UX design, site performance and SEO. There are hundreds of applications for this prestigious recognition. The 40 finalists are then judged and ranked by four industry experts.
This year’s judging panel included Sean Fitzgerald of 1851 Franchise Magazine, Nick Powills of No Limit Agency, Todd Bingham of FranNet and Keith Gerson of FranConnect. Feedback on the Mosquito Joe Franchise website included the following comment: “Terrific call to action combined with wonderful use of video imagery. The flow of the site is stellar. Providing information in multiple ways to suit the user is smart.”
“Just making it into the top 40 is a great accomplishment,” says ClickTecs CEO, Jam Hashmi. “We are beyond thrilled to take the number one position.”
The Mosquito Joe website created by the Canadian company scored an impressive 8.7 out of 10 overall, with its highest rankings being a 9.5 in usability and an 8.9 in ease of application.
In the franchise industry, having a strong web presence, good Search Engine Optimization and a high level of user friendliness is critical. Most potential franchisees nowadays will get their first impression of a franchisor through the company website. It must clearly explain the business model, the product/service and the overall opportunity in a clear and compelling manner if the entrepreneur is to give it further consideration for investment. If the site looks amateur, uninviting or is difficult to navigate, most investors will not take the next step in contacting the franchisor.
These are all concepts that the team at ClickTecs clearly has a good understanding of. ClickTecs is a digital marketing and web development agency that operates exclusively within the franchise niche, serving many small start-up clients as well as nationally recognizable names like CarStar, Great Clips, Pioneer Energy and FranNet.
“We have worked very hard to become the go to agency for franchises is Canada and the United States for website design and search engine optimization,” says Hashmi, “being recognized by 1851 Magazine is one more confirmation that we have reached that goal. Our client, Mosquito Joe is extremely proud as well to have the winning franchise website.”
Mosquito Joe is a Virginia based outdoor pest control franchise operating in markets across the United States. www.mosquitojoe.com
Franchisors interested in a new design or re-design of their website should contact [email protected]
Find the full list of finalists and commentary from the website awards at 1851franchise.com.
About the Author : Jamshaid (Jam) Hashmi
A serial entrepreneur with extensive background in franchising and interests in multiple online business channels, Jamshaid (Jam) Hashmi has played an instrumental role in the franchise development and success of an international franchise company. His most recent entrepreneurial interests include launching ClickTecs, a Digital Marketing company specializing in Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Marketing as well as Website and Mobile Application development. In 2007 he co-founded Search Result, an online marketing company that supplies services to Internet Marketing Consultants. A sought after public speaker, Jam has been the featured keynote at many franchise conferences and international summits. He regularly trains ‘C’ Level Executives and supports both new and seasoned business owners on Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Optimization, Mobile Marketing, Brand Reputation Management and Conversion & Measurement through web analytics. When he’s not scaling the heights of the Internet world, Jam ‘unwinds’ on extreme thrill-seeking adventures from the jungles of the Amazon to the highest summits. His passions include working with NGOs on humanitarian missions to areas around the world affected by disasters and poverty.
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