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 →
B.E.S.T. Care Provider, a Bay Area firm that offers home companion services and a nursing registry, commissioned KO Websites to create a new WordPress website to better promote their services to the growing number of people needing in-home care for sick and aging family members.
B.E.S.T. Care Provider Chooses Customized WordPress CMS for New Website
KO Websites recommended a customized WordPress website to meet B.E.S.T. Care Provider’s needs for the following reasons: Continue reading →
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 →
Greystone West, a construction management company based in Sonoma, CA and working on project throughout the Bay Area and Northern California, had outgrown their old Drupal website and needed a fresh start with an easy-to-manage WordPress website design to showcase their successful projects and work with contractor partners.
Greystone West Construction Management Chose KO Websites as their Website Design Partner
Greystone West needed three very specific elements of their website to support their business development and operations. Continue reading →
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.
Bay Area-based Redwood Christian Schools has new mobile-first, responsive website design
Redwood Christian Schools, a private TK-12 school based in Castro Valley and San Lorenzo, CA has launched a new website to better serve its multiple community audiences.
“We needed a more user-friendly yet attractive look that can highlight our constituents, be a resource to our various audiences, and reinforce the sense of pride we feel for our school,” said Teresa Hendren, Director of Marketing for Redwood Christian Schools. “We have a huge and diverse community of whom we want to connect through our site. Plus, the new website will give us many more options for running and optimizing SEO programming.” Continue reading →
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.”
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 →