Improving your Website’s Search Appearance with Schema Markup

Schema.org has been around for years, but many business still aren’t taking advantage of this very valuable tool. While Schema hasn’t been proven to improve your website’s rank in search engines, the real benefit of schema is in the enhanced prominence and appearance of your listing on search engine sites like Google, Bing and Yahoo. While you might not jump in the rankings, your listing in the results could be more informative and more attractive to those searching. Continue reading »

New Google My Business Feature: Google Posts

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Google Posts are now available to all business owners with a claimed Google My Business listing! [Step by Step Guide: How to Claim Your Google My Business] Until recently, this… Continue Reading »

How to Increase Your Local Search Rankings with Google My Business and Google Plus

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All businesses strive to connect with their local community and customers. The internet has created a landscape for businesses to showcase their offerings and closely understand their most loyal customers. Local search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the digital age’s most vital tools and should be leveraged to optimize your firm’s local results. Google My Business and Google Plus play a tremendous role into your brands presence in local Google search results. Continue reading »

Have You Googled Yourself Lately [Seminar]

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Nikki Mendez of SEOPRO and KO Websites hosted a seminar for the Castro Valley Eden Area Chamber of Commerce at the Castro Valley Library on August 17th, 2016. The seminar taught… Continue Reading »

Video Blog Series: Small Business Owners Marketing Q&A Episode 1

We answer questions submitted from small business owners around the Bay Area. The questions cover where to start to get online, Yelp best practices, Google My Business best practices, and… 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 »

SEO and Search Ranking: User Intent Matters

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Keywords are an important part of search engine optimization (SEO). With updates to Google’s algorithms, however, keywords simply aren’t enough. When you’re building a website, writing a blog, and performing social media marketing, think user intent and not keyword ranking.

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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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Bay Area SEO For Mobile Websites

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

Are you Ready For Google’s Mobile Hammer?

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You 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 »

The Role of Social Media for Small Business

Why Social Media Matters for Businesses

san francisco social media marketingIf you own a small business, you understand why it feels like there are never enough hours in the day. Let’s consider how you divide those precious hours for your business. How much time are you (or an employee) spending on Marketing, Advertising and Social Media? Six or seven years ago, “Social Media Marketing” didn’t exist. Here we are, in late 2013, and an astounding 86% of marketers say that social media is important to their business. Over 60% of them say that social media generates leads, from just 6 hours a week on the “Big Three” (Facebook, Twitter and Google+). Continue reading »