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When Should You Post to Social Media Channels?

When working on posts to social media channels, you always ask “when to post?” You need to time your posts to catch your prospects online and ready to engage. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn et al., will warehouse your content forever. But recency drives the algorithm bus with these social behemoths. Freshness helps the software decide whether to present your social media content in your prospects’ feeds.

What time of day works best for posting to Social Media Channels?

So, when is the best time to post to social media? As usual: It depends! Continue reading

General Contractor Wehrli Custom Homes Builds New WordPress Website

Wehrli Construction, a Danville general contractor and custom home builder, needed a new site to properly present the high-end homes he has been building in upscale communities like Alamo, Clayton, Lafayette and Orinda. Walt Wehrli had built quite a reputation for the quality of his work. But, his old website did not reflect the aspirational presentation styles of the clients with whom he worked. He contacted KO Websites about WordPress website design options. Continue reading

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Take Steps Now to Protect Your Business from an ADA Lawsuit

The last 12 months have put massive stress on businesses as they attempt to navigate the pandemic. Into that trouble has dropped another threat. An ADA lawsuit could arrive claiming your business’ website does not meet the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

ADA Lawsuits Have Arisen as a Tool to Drive Businesses to Make Websites ADA Compliant

No one argues about the need for accessibility. As part of the massive shift in social behavior driven by the pandemic, consumers have accelerated the shift of their shopping habits online. eCommerce has boomed. So, people with disabilities have increased the call to make eCommerce accessible to all. Continue reading

Office Maintenance Company Launches New WordPress Website

One Stop Maintenance, a commercial maintenance and janitorial services company based in Marin County, worked with KO Websites to create a new WordPress CMS website that allows them to better present the quality of their services to prospective property managers and business owners.

One Stop Maintenance has been a leading commercial building maintenance company for well over a decade in Marin, San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. Over the past number of years they have also seen demand for their services grow in Sonoma County and Contra Costa County.

A Leading Building Maintenance Company Launches WordPress Website to Showcase Services

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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 Builds Medical Device Product Site for Mynosys Zepto? Launch

KO Websites created a series of websites for Mynosys and its Canadian distributor Aequus Pharmaceuticals to launch a new medical device into the cataract surgery industry: the Zepto Personalized Cataract Surgery system or Zepto PCS™. Zepto PCS is a precision capsulotomy system that creates the most accurate, visually centered capsulotomies available as part of cataract surgery.

The flagship site, www.zepto-cataract.com, and its two Canadian variants, found at www.zeptocapsulotomy.ca (with an English and French version) had four key missions:

  1. Present Zepto PCS to the ophthalmology community and provide clinical case studies and videos to drive up interest in adopting Zepto into cataract surgery procedures.
  2. Provide detailed instructions to guide surgeons and staff and give country-based trainers resources for training new clients.
  3. Offer information in non-clinical terms for prospective patients who would be exploring cataract surgery options online.
  4. Offer a register of distributors, with contact information by country.

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KO Websites Launches New Private School Website

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

New Bay Area Website Design

Building a New Website? Here’s Where to Start

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).

Why Do I Need a Website Domain Name?

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Does My Micro Business Really need a Full Website in 2018?

Or is there a more cost effective way to market online for small business?

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