Category Archives: Search and SEO

Learn from the best. Tips and tricks to keep your website on top with search engine optimization (SEO). Rule and trends change daily!

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:

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How & Why: Claiming Your Google My Business Listing

google my business claiming and benefitsClaiming and verifying your business’ Google local search listing is one of the most essential tenets of proactive online reputation management and local search.

As an owner, one of your biggest goals is to guarantee to your customers, that they are receiving the very most recent and accurate information related to your business’ location, hours, and contact information when they search for your business online. Continue reading

KO Websites Wants Your Local Business Found

Local Search Results a Surprise to Digital Marketing Agency


Here at KO Websites, we enjoy our food! In fact, one day we decided to place a lunch order from a local restaurant. We wanted to look at their menu – online, of course! No one on our digital marketing team could remember the name of the local business, but we knew the type of food it served. Imagine our surprise when we did a Google search and didn’t see the restaurant in the search engine’s results! This local eatery is within walking distance from our office and wasn’t listed online. We wondered, “How many other small businesses in our community have this issue?”

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KO Websites, Inc. Recertifies as an Official Google Partner

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KO Websites, a San Francisco Bay Area based Web Design and Digital Marketing Agency, is proud to be recertified as a Google Partner.

“We’re excited to increase our relationship with Google,” said Ken O’Donnell, Founder and President of KO Websites. “Being an official Google Partner gives us the opportunity to add more value to our clients’ marketing efforts.”

In order to achieve this status, an agency must meet Google’s minimum AdWords criteria in ad spend and performance. Additionally, two certification exams must be successfully completed with a grade of 80% or better. “I’m very proud of our team members for their hard work to study and pass the Google AdWords exams,” continued O’Donnell. “In addition to the partnership with Google, it demonstrates their commitment to the agency and dedication to our clients’ successes.” Members of KO’s staff are also certified in Google Analytics for better planning and measuring the performance of their digital marketing efforts.

About KO Websites, Inc
KO Websites specializes in all areas of online marketing. KO Websites supports small and medium size companies by producing and managing all aspects of their digital marketing needs, including promoting their company and brand, improving their inbound lead generation, and managing their PPC AdWords and social media marketing. For more information, please visit: https://www.ko-websites.com/ or call us today at (510) 276-9902.

Based in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, KO Websites and its sister company, SEO Pro, serves clients across the United States in various industries. Learn more about how we can help your company with your web design and social media marketing needs.

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Is Your Website Designed for the Latest Google Ranking Algorithm?

Mobile-Friendly Web Design Will be Preferred in Google Search Results

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How does your website look on your mobile device?

Effective April 21, 2015, whether or not your company’s website is mobile-friendly will affect your Google search ranking. The announcement by the most dominant search engine in the world challenges companies to take a hard look at their websites. If they don’t want to see a drop in Google search rankings, they’ll need (if not already) to upgrade their website to work well on mobile devices. To that extent, mobile-friendly web design will play an even larger role now in SEO. Continue reading

SSL Enhance SEO?

How SSL Increases Google Website Traffic

Bay Area SSL Website CompanyPigeon. Panda. Hummingbird. If these names sound familiar, it’s because they are all a part of Google’s rapid changes to their search engine ranking formula for listing websites. With the near constant Google Algorithm changes it can be a challenge to stay competitive in SEO. Continue reading

Three Common Mistakes Businesses Make with their Websites

Is your website making one of these online marketing mistakes?

With the importance of social media and the increasing use of mobile devices, businesses are heavily investing in website improvements to keep up with their competition. Make sure you avoid these common mistakes:

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SSL Enhance SEO?

How SSL Increases Google Website Traffic

Pigeon. Panda. Hummingbird. If these names sound familiar, it’s because they are all a part of Google’s rapid changes to their search engine ranking formula for listing websites. With the near constant Google Algorithm changes it can be a challenge to stay competitive in SEO.

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