All local businesses understand the importance of building a strong and favorable reputation among their consumer base. The main question lies in this: how should a business best go about raising awareness to bring people looking for great local experiences through your doors? The answer: Yelp Ads. Yelp Advertising drives users to your business listing, converting them into customers and eventual brand evangelists. In fact, according to Nielsen, Yelp’s 108 million monthly visitors rank Yelp as the #1 review site for finding local businesses, playing a major factor in the final purchase decision. Continue reading
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?”
Thinking about a new website design? Don’t bother unless you follow these 3 key steps
With the importance of social media and the increasing use of mobile devices, businesses are heavily investing in website design improvements to keep up with their competition. Make sure you avoid these common mistakes:
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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KO Websites was able to get four of their clients in the top 10% and 2 in the top 5% at LinkedIn. This means that these accounts had some of the highest traffic to their LinkedIn accounts. Here’s how it was done.
Every smart San Francisco, Bay Area company and firm knows the importance of organic search engine marketing (SEM), also referred to SEO. Most companies are finding out the importance in participating in social media marketing as well. Social media can enhance and support their SEO efforts and also offers other verticals in which to enhance their inbound marketing reach. Continue reading
3 new great websites by a San Francisco Bay Area leader in WordPress web design
KO Websites, a San Francisco Bay Area web design company announce the launch of 3 new WordPress websites. Two of the new websites are Responsive web designs and one a non-responsive web design. All three use the WordPress CMS. All three sites are very smart phone friendly, particularly the two responsive web designs that look great on any mobile device, including Ipads and any other tablet. Continue reading
HTML5 web design
Redwood Christian Schools (RCS) hired local website design and marketing firm, KO Websites, to build a new and improved website that will allow the school to better connect with students, parents, staff, and alumni. The new site can be found at www.RCS.edu. The website is built on a WordPress platform that offers a more user-friendly interface. The website serves several RCS schools and organizations operated by Redwood Christian Schools.
“Basically, we broke the website and content up into three sections,” says Ken O’Donnell, owner of KO Websites. Continue reading
This is part II of a blog about what new marketing agencies look like and why it’s smart to use them.
What does a new age marketing agency look like?
The new type of marketing agency still provides consulting, advice and helps identify potential markets. They also offer opportunities to co-op advertising opportunities, leveraging their client base to 3rd. party advertising channels. Additionally, they refine your brand and company message helping you to stand apart from your competition. Continue reading
What does a San Francisco Marketing Agency look like today?
Background: Watch out what you blog about. Someone might actually read it!
I just got off the phone with someone who found us via our SEO website, www.seopro.PRO. She was a marketing coordinator for a upscale vocational school in San Francisco. I could tell she had spoken with several SEM (search engine marketing) agencies and heard and read just enough to start feeling like she understood the concepts and terms used in the Internet marketing industry. Aka Inbound marketing. Continue reading
YouTube on Direct TV?
I just stumbled on this today. I found my Youtube marketing videos on TV via my Direct TV box. I’m probably the last one to know about this, but just in case someone ells out there didn’t know, I thought I would share.
Why is this worth mentioning here? I had to search on Direct TV to find our videos. Mine came right up. Will yours? Yet another reason to pay attention to your SEO on social websites. See our Web Design and SEO Channel.
Here are the instruction on how to check your videos on TV search.
Can I watch YouTube videos on my TV?
Yes. If you have an HD DVR receiver or a model R22 DVR receiver and it’s connected to your home broadband Internet network, you can access and watch YouTube videos right on your TV. Here’s how it works:
- Press MENU on your remote and select SEARCH & BROWSE
- Select SMART SEARCH
- YouTube videos matching your search words will appear as the last items in your search results. They will be marked “YouTube” in the right column
- To view, highlight the YouTube video using your arrow buttons and press SELECT and then select Play.