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Do You Need An Online Digital Marketing Agency?

You may be starting to think about online marketing, or you’re already aware of what it can do for you and want to get it done better. If one of these apply to you, you’re also probably trying to decide how and who should do the work. The following information should help clear the air and help you decide on the best course of action. Continue reading

Why Social Media Is Important For SEO

A social media campaign is crucial to your SEO strategy.

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Up until just a few years ago, SEO was purely about writing for the search engines and focused more on the technical aspects of a website, like download speed and mobile friendliness. Social Media was a standalone platform for promoting your content and business via their own channels.

However, if you haven’t heard, this has all changed a lot now – partly due to changes in Google’s algorithm and also because the way people interact on social media. Today, both SEO and social media have one common goal – to become more relevant to your audience. Once this is achieved, everything else falls into place – You begin to fulfil the core objectives of your business. You reach out to the right people, get more leads and generate higher income. Continue reading

What A B2B Service Business says About SEO PRO

SEO Results and consistency are the bottom line!

A San Francisco Bay Area B2B Answering service explains why they’ve been working with the SEO PRO’s at KO Websites for over 12 years.

“Trends and technology change, but quality services doesn’t have to.” Ken O’Donnell, President. Continue reading

Diversify Your Digital Marketing Strategy for Greater Visibility

Advice From Your Bay Area Digital Marketing Agency

Social Marketing Tips on Diversifiation

As a business owner, you’re already aware that your company must have a social media marketing plan in today’s digital world. With mobile searches increasing and social media platforms changing their algorithms and adding more to their offerings (ads, anyone?), how do you know where to focus your attention? And, of course, how does search engine optimization (SEO) fit into the mix? Continue reading

Managing Online Business Listings for SEO & Consumer Satisfaction

Bay Area Online Marketing Experts Discuss Duplicate Listings

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Business owners need to be aware of issues related to duplicate business listings that can harm their searchability, search engine page ranking, and consumer experience. Creating and maintaining your business listing’s uniformity, ensuring consistent social media presence and engagement, web design, website updates, and all important search engine optimization are daunting, but increasingly essential tasks to ensure continued business success and growth. You can monitor your listings yourself or bring in social media marketing experts to assist.

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seo case study on A&B

Bay Area Produce Supplier Stays Fresh with New Website

seo case studyA&B Produce, a major San Francisco Bay Area food supplier and wholesaler, provides fresh, high-quality fruits, vegetables, and more to commercial and retail restaurants.  With over 40 years of experience in the industry, the company did not want to continue with a website that underperformed.  As a result, A&B Produce partnered with KO Websites, Inc., to update its website design with a fresh look and character in line with the products it delivers and the service it provides.  Continue reading

Bay Area SEO For Mobile Websites

We Said It Was Coming! Now It Will On Apr 21, 2015

Are you Ready For Google’s Mobile Hammer?

mobile web design SEO photoYou may have said “I don’t internet.” That didn’t work out too well for you if you did. And then you may have said “I don’t do mobile” and that’s not going to work well either now. Even if you’re right, and most of your web traffic is via a desk top computer, you may get penalized anyway. Here’s why… Continue reading

8 Need-to-Know Social Media Stats

Social Media 101

8 need-to-know social media stats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By now, social media has proved its worth as a tool to establish reputation, drive engagement, and market content to consumers. If you’re not participating in social media, your business is behind, regardless of your opinion of the marketing tool. Here are eight social media facts every business needs to know: Continue reading

How SSL is Changing SEO on Google

If Pigeon, Panda, Hummingbird sound familiar, it’s because they’re all a part of Google’s rapid changes to their formula for ranking websites and determining what websites ranks where for what search term.

Google’s recent update of their algorithm includes HTTPS / SSL as a ranking signal

Although Google is considering the  use of HTTPS-SSL as a ranking signal, It’s relatively lightweight at about 1%, according to Google. This will allow webmasters some time to incorporate the technology into their websites. It will be interesting to see what impact the new algorithm will have on SEO over time. Google says it will slowly increase the SSL signal points over time, meaning that it may be only one point now, but may be 3-5 points soon.

  • Should you get an SSL? Yes
  • Are we going to move our clients to an SSL? Yes, all 135 of them
  • How much are SSL’s? $9 to $400+

The SEOPRO’s through our parent brand KO-Websites is an authorized re-seller of GlobalSign. Contact us for information on purchasing SSL certificates at SEOpro’s

Like it know all the details? See this Google video on why use SSL’s and HTPPS://