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).
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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 →
Ideal Landscape and Concrete, a landscape and hardscape design and construction firm in Burlingame and Menlo Park, came to KO Websites earlier this year with a desire to build a fresh website presence for their firm.
“We are a family-owned landscape and hardscape firm with projects from San Francisco to San Jose along the Peninsula,” said Ideal Landscape co-owner David Alfaro. “Our business is driven by referrals from happy clients. But, we know the first thing a referral does is check us out online! So we need a website that impresses those referrals with the quality of our work. KO Websites has taken our vision and transformed it into a compact but effective site that presents us well.”
Bringing Your WordPress Website or Other Type of Website into GDPR Compliance
If you do business with European citizens, you know you need to get your customer data management policies and procedures in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect last month.
European companies are updating their policies and procedures to keep themselves on the right side of the law and avoid hefty fines for non-compliance. American companies should move in that direction, too, as it is only a matter of time before some or all of the GDPR guidelines become adopted in the U.S. Continue reading →
Moving your website from http: to https: is not a simple task for someone without technical aptitude and expertise. But, while moving to https: can be tricky, there are some real benefits to making the change. Continue reading →
We have received a top rating from the online marketing services review site Clutch in five categories that support the business success of our clients. Clutch is an independent review site that does not accept payment for their analysis, so we are very excited to have been selected as a top agency by them, for the following marketing services:
Digital Marketing encompasses all the digital channels through which a business reaches consumers in 2018. Here is the shortest definition we have found, from Dave Chaffey’s book Digital Marketing: Strategy, Implementation and Practice:
“Achieving marketing objectives through applying digital technologies and media.” Continue reading →
What questions should I ask a web design company before hiring them?
You know your business better than any web designer will, so you should create a set of questions related to your specific needs as you seek a developer to build your new website. The following questions can give you a place to start when qualifying your next web designer, no matter your type of business.
Do you have samples of websites you have built?
You will want to see some examples of the sites each design firm has built, and the right company for you should be able to provide website samples that will be similar to what you want and/or fit into your particular business type. Continue reading →
To get the best possible website design solution for your business, you first need to understand what you need from your new website. What specific results do you need it to generate? With those questions answered, you can start to think about how to build your site.
Here’s what all websites must include in 2018:
Website Look and Ease of Use
The Home Page – your website’s home page should make it immediately clear what you have to offer your visitors. Your website home page should also offer visitors quick ways to contact you including a phone number they can click on using their smartphone, and in most cases a contact form or easy link to a page where they can submit a written inquiry or request. Continue reading →
KO Websites, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading top website design firms, announces the launch of its latest website, a new mobile-responsive shopping site for JMT Beauty, a high-end supplier of quality professional garments and footwear for health and beauty salons and other service industries.
NEW WEBSITE IMPROVES E-COMMERCE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
KO Websites has completed a new WordPress website for Matson Navigation, Truck, Rail & Logistics. As the Pacific’s leading shipping company, Matson has a responsibility to provide a high quality website that serves their customers with a wide range of features. To achieve that, KO-Websites created a brand new mobile-responsive website that makes working with Matson easy for their clients: Attractive, with clear navigation, and simple to update. Continue reading →