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Tomales Bay Expeditions WordPress Site

Bay Area Travel Tour Company Works with KO Websites on New Site

Tomales Bay Expeditions, a Marin County-based travel/tour company chose KO Websites to build its new WordPress website to promote its local kayak rental and excursion packages.

KO Websites is a Bay Area leader in building “websites that work” for clients as small as sole proprietors and as large as international firms like Matson Navigation. Our emphasis is on easy-to-use functionality that provides a great user experience, and search engine optimization (SEO) to make it easier for prospective customers to find the site. For Tomales Bay Expeditions we focused on clear, simple navigation that brought the interested site visitor quickly to the information they wished to find, and optimized each page to focus on: Continue reading

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Bay Area In-Home Care Provider Launches New Website with KO Websites

B.E.S.T. Care Provider, a Bay Area firm that offers home companion services and a nursing registry, commissioned KO Websites to create a new WordPress website to better promote their services to the growing number of people needing in-home care for sick and aging family members.

B.E.S.T. Care Provider Chooses Customized WordPress CMS for New Website

KO Websites recommended a customized WordPress website to meet B.E.S.T. Care Provider’s needs for the following reasons: Continue reading

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New Website for Iraqi Development and Relief Foundation Benefits from SEO Work

The Development and Relief Foundation (DRF) of Fresno, CA and Dearborn Heights, MI manages multiple charitable missions in Iraq to improve the life and opportunities for disadvantaged people. KO Websites has built a new website for the foundation to help it spread the word about its work and attract financial and in-kind support for its programs.

Search Engine Optimization the Key for Non-Profit Website Performance

The DRF came to KO with a project to develop a new website that achieved multiple missions: Continue reading

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KO Websites Launches New Colonial Mortgage and Real Estate Website

KO Websites is pleased to share a link to one of our newest websites, for Colonial Mortgage and Real Estate in Castro Valley. Colonial is a full service mortgage and real estate broker with a long record of successful service in the San Francisco Bay Area. For over four decades they have helped thousands of clients in Alameda County and Contra Costa County obtain home loan financing, and buy and sell homes.

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KO Websites Creates Stylish New Website for Greystone West

Greystone West, a construction management company based in Sonoma, CA and working on project throughout the Bay Area and Northern California, had outgrown their old Drupal website and needed a fresh start with an easy-to-manage WordPress website design to showcase their successful projects and work with contractor partners.

Greystone West Construction Management Chose KO Websites as their Website Design Partner

Greystone West needed three very specific elements of their website to support their business development and operations. Continue reading

Why Would I Choose Professional Web Design Instead of DIY?

You have multiple options for creating a website for your business. Do-it-yourself (DIY) sites and basic templates that offer limited customization can get you started affordably, although they lack powerful SEO tools (more on that below.) High-end sites, though, might break the budget before they have a chance to generate you any business. You get what you pay for in quality and effectiveness, but small businesses need to walk before they run in some cases, and need to take on manageable web development projects.

Can you afford a web designer and developer?

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KO Websites Builds Medical Device Product Site for Mynosys Zepto® Launch

KO Websites created a series of websites for Mynosys and its Canadian distributor Aequus Pharmaceuticals to launch a new medical device into the cataract surgery industry: the Zepto Personalized Cataract Surgery system or Zepto PCS™. Zepto PCS is a precision capsulotomy system that creates the most accurate, visually centered capsulotomies available as part of cataract surgery.

The flagship site, www.zepto-cataract.com, and its two Canadian variants, found at www.zeptocapsulotomy.ca (with an English and French version) had four key missions:

  1. Present Zepto PCS to the ophthalmology community and provide clinical case studies and videos to drive up interest in adopting Zepto into cataract surgery procedures.
  2. Provide detailed instructions to guide surgeons and staff and give country-based trainers resources for training new clients.
  3. Offer information in non-clinical terms for prospective patients who would be exploring cataract surgery options online.
  4. Offer a register of distributors, with contact information by country.

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KO Websites Launches New Private School Website

Bay Area-based Redwood Christian Schools has new mobile-first, responsive website design

Redwood Christian Schools, a private TK-12 school based in Castro Valley and San Lorenzo, CA has launched a new website to better serve its multiple community audiences.

“We needed a more user-friendly yet attractive look that can highlight our constituents, be a resource to our various audiences, and reinforce the sense of pride we feel for our school,” said Teresa Hendren, Director of Marketing for Redwood Christian Schools. “We have a huge and diverse community of whom we want to connect through our site. Plus, the new website will give us many more options for running and optimizing SEO programming.” Continue reading

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Building a New Website? Here’s Where to Start

If you are thinking about building a new website for your business, start with domain names and hosting services.

In our previous blog, we gave the small business person tips on how to use social media profiles to get a fast start on building an internet presence. Most businesses, however, quickly move up the digital food chain to create and launch their first website.

Once you’ve decided that you need a website for your business or organization there’s a few things you need to understand. You will need a domain name, web hosting services, and web design and web development services (unless you decide to use a basic template or DIY website option).

Why Do I Need a Website Domain Name?

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Does My Micro Business Really need a Full Website in 2018?

Or is there a more cost effective way to market online for small business?

Where to Start? What do I need to know?

If you’re a business in 2018, you must build an online presence. This does NOT mean you must have a website, but you cannot survive on word-of-mouth and recurring customers forever. A constant stream of new customers is the only way to insure longevity. New potential clients and customers find services needed almost 100% online now, so you must be present online in some form. Here are some simple, low-cost ways to do so. Continue reading