Category Archives: Search and SEO

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KO Websites Talks SEO Content Writing

Does Word Count Impact Page Rank?

Arguments continue over whether you need a 2,000-word-count blog article to have any hope of earning any SEO love from search engines, notably Google. Short answer: You don’t need to hit a word count of 2,000 words with each article you write to earn search engine kudos. That is an artificial goal that makes for an easy meme.

In truth, the optimal length for an article hinges on how many words you need to fully answer a prospect’s question, and position it to be attractive to other writers to earn citations, aka “backlinks.” I have seen a useful two-point test for this, and consider it a good content writer mindset:

  1. Did you satisfy the “search intent”?
  2. Did you fully answer the question asked by the searcher?

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Digital Marketing Post-COVID KO

What Can You Do During the Pandemic to Grow Your Business?

Whether or not you are an essential business, the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has been substantial. Grocery stores and similar businesses are thriving, while gas stations and other auto services are essential and open for business, but have seen business plummet because people are not driving. Caterers used to feeding hundreds at a time are reinventing their business models completely to offer boxed meal and family-sized order services. Sit-down restaurants are making do with take-out and delivery, while missing out on the bigger-ticket dine-in business.

How to Generate Business from Your Core Customer Groups?

Stay Active in Marketing Channels!

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KO Websites Create Agent Resource Center for Home Warranty Company

At KO Websites we understand how useful websites are as engagement tools for Business-to-Business companies (B2B) to deepen relationships with clients over time. B2B businesses rely on their websites to:

  • Educate clients and prospects on how to apply their products and services to gain higher productivity
  • Give them tools and training to expand the use of the products and services
  • Provide rationale and economic tools to help measure the ROI of working with the B2B business

HomeGuard HomeWarranty Opens Agent Resource Center to Better Engage Real Estate Professional Partners

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KO Websites Creates New Website for Bay Area Scaffolding Company

Performance Swing Stage, a scaffolding sales, service and rental company based in Hayward, CA, worked with KO Websites to launch a new WordPress CMS site to improve digital marketing results. The company had inherited an old HTML website from a past owner and knew it was costing them business with its dated look. It was also hard to manage to take advantage of search engine optimization (SEO) techniques. Performance Swing Stage chose KO Websites to replace the old site with an easy-to-manage WordPress website design to showcase their successful projects and their range of services. Continue reading

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

Non-Profit SEO website KO Websites

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

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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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What type website small business

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 Rated Highly for Marketing Services by Online Review Site Clutch

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

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