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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

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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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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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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

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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