Is Your Sarasota / Venice Website Secure?

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Did you know Google is now pushing for websites to contain SSL? SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is an extra layer of security for your clients, and Google will now be warning browsers if a website is not secure. Luckily Sarasota's web design and marketing specialist, Karma Marketing + Media, is here to help!

Karma will help you:
  • Convert your page from HTTP to HTTPS.
  • Prevent loss of revenue from an unsecured site. 
  • Stay up-to-date with all the latest web trends for your page.
  • Capitalize on your SEO and so much more. 
Your business deserves the best security and branding.

Call today and discover what Karma Marketing + Media can do to boost yours: (941) 914-9448.

5-Star Website Design in Sarasota - (941) 914-9448

sarasota web designerWe just got a 5-star Google Review from our friends at Definition Fit in Sarasota! Thank you soo much, Def Fit!

"Michael goes above and beyond to get the job done and is consistently coming up with new ways to help us grow our business!

I appreciate Karma’s attention to detail and prompt responses. Michael and his team are creative and insightful. I highly recommend Karma Marketing + Media!"

- Daemain Mains

Karma Marketing + Media, a Sarasota Web Design Company, got Definition Fit to the top for Google searches, like: "Sarasota Personal Trainer" & "Fitness Classes Sarasota"!

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Google is about to punish you for not having an SSL for your website

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This year, Google is really pushing the move to SSL - they have even said they will punish sites that are not encrypted. On October 27, Google Chrome will mark your website as "not secure". 

The new version of the Chrome browser will be introduced, in which all HTTP websites will get the warning badge when:
- You interact with any input field
- The page contains a password field
- You are browsing in Chrome’s incognito mode.

If your website runs on HTTP, then that means your customers will see the warning. This might make your website visitor feel doubtful about making a purchase, submitting a form, or even browsing your website.

Will my website get the “not secure” Chrome badge?

Open Google Chrome and enter your website URL address. If you see the “secure” badge (like in the above screenshot), you’re fine. That means your website runs on HTTPS, and all data that your website sends to the server and back is encrypted, i.e secure. You’re fine.

If you see http:// (without “s”) in your site address and do not see the “secure” badge — you are affected. Continue reading to find out how to react.

What to do? We recommend you to switch your website to HTTPS as soon as possible. We can help you with this.

SSL (secure socket layer) certificates have been becoming more popular with the recent release of the news that Google will punish websites that are not encrypted.

On top of that, Google also said they are “starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal.”

Additionally, Google sent out warnings that Chrome will start showing “not secure” on non-https pages:

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If you don’t have your website on a SSL yet, now is the time!

Whether Karma Marketing + Media developed your business website or some other website design company did, we can help you get your site up to Google’s standards. It needs to be done quickly because time is running out.

There are lots of reasons to move to SSL on your blog even outside of SEO, so if you don’t have one yet… what are you waiting for?

Contact Michael Given at (941) 914-9448 to talk about moving your website into compliance with Google.

Google Posts are Removed After Seven Days - with One Exception

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Google just added a new feature call Google Posts. Google has confirmed that most Google Posts are removed seven days after they are first published. The exception to this rule is Google Posts that are based on upcoming events. Event-based Google Posts are removed after the event date.

A Google spokesperson reported that “Posts enable merchants to share timely, relevant updates on Google Search and Maps. To be sure that posts are timely, they’re removed from the default view after seven days (or when the event date the post referenced has passed). However, a historical view of posts is shown under the Posts tab on mobile.”

Google Posts recently activated this feature to most Google My Business customers. It enables businesses to share timely messages with their customers, which show up in the local panel on web search and Google Maps.

We're local to Sarasota and Michael Given can meet you face to face.  Give Michael a call to get started on your Sarasota web design project @ (941) 914-9448.

Website Design for Sarasota Home Builders

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B-Dirt Construction in Baxter, MN, is a longtime Website Design and Monthly Internet Marketing client. We built their Responsive Website and have provided SEO to help B-Dirt Construction rank on the first page for searches like "Home Builder in Brainerd", "Home Builder in Baxter", and "Custom Home Builders Brainerd".

Oh, we work with Sarasota Home Builders too! We're local to Sarasota and Michael Given can meet you face to face.  Give Michael a call to get started on your Sarasota website project @ (941) 914-9448.

Sarasota Website Redesign - (941) 914-9448

Website CheckupCan you believe that it's already Q4!

With the new year right around the corner, Karma Marketing + Media would like to remind you that now is the perfect time to perform a website checkup!

We will help you check how your site is doing, and help decide what improvements can (and should) be made. Karma will also work on updating your photos, refreshing your copy and content, and reviewing your SEO.

Your business website is your biggest marketing investment. Let Karma Marketing + Media make sure it reaches its full potential.

Call Michael Given at (941) 914-9448 today to find out more about our website checkup and other services featured in our monthly packages. Let us build up your Karma!

Do you know how to verify your Facebook Page?

Here's some helpful information about verifying your Facebook page.

If you're an admin and your Page has a profile picture and cover photo, your business Page may be eligible for a gray verification badge. To verify your Page, you can use your business's publicly listed phone number or a business document (example: phone bill). Facebook will only use this information to verify your Page.

To verify your Page:
    1.    Click Settings at the top of your Page
    2.    From General, click Page Verification
    3.    Click Verify this Page, then click Get Started
    4.    Enter a publicly listed phone number for your business, your country and language
    5.    Click Call Me Now to allow Facebook to call you with a verification code
    6.    Enter the 4-digit verification code and click Continue

If you prefer to verify your Page with a business document, follow the steps above and click Verify this Page with documents instead at the bottom left of the window that appears, then upload a picture of an official document showing your business's name and address.

After Facebook receives your verification code or business document, they'll review your info to confirm that it matches public records and send you a notification or email about your verification status within a few days. Keep in mind that you're not required to verify your Page.

Here's a link for more info:

Here's a great Hurricane Irma Resource

hurricane irma sarasotaHere's a really nice website for you to use during this chaotic time. It's a great and the mapping has been really useful for me. Please be safe and I hope that things work out for all of us.

Click to View Google Crisis Map

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How does Google work?

Venice FL Website Design, Venice Website Design, Website Design VeniceIn this post, we are going to run you through 5 things that you might not know about how Google works.

1) You should create individual pages for each of your products or services. Google likes webpages that are all about one topic.

If a page on one website is entirely about a specific service and a page on another website just mentions that service, Google will rank the first one higher. Therefore, in order to dramatically increase the number of people who find your website on Google, you should create individual pages for each of your products or services rather than having one pages that lists them all.

This technique of creating separate pages for each product or service is something that I do for almost all of my clients. Using this technique, we were able to get one client from the 19th page of Google to the 1st page in less than 48 hours.
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Web Design Company in Sarasota

Location, Location, LocationJust like a physical business address, your online presence depends on location, location, location.

Karma Marketing + Media draws on our years of experience to make sure YOUR brand is getting optimal recognition.

Karma works across all platforms including Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Houzz, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

We provide Website Design services:
Website Design for Sarasota Medical
Website Design for Sarasota Doctors
Website Design for Sarasota Dentists
Website Design for Sarasota Dermatologists
Website Design for Sarasota Restaurants
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Website Design for Sarasota Home Builders
Website Design for Sarasota Home Designers
Website Design for Sarasota Home Stagers
Website Design for Sarasota Lawn Care Businesses
Website Design for Sarasota Health Clubs
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To keep up with today's demands, you need a company you can rely on to do the heavy lifting for you to optimize your brand and reach a wider audience. That's Karma Marketing + Media!

Karma does everything from designing your logo, to email marketing, to SEO position tracking and reporting. We have a program that will even track exactly which spots on your web page get the most traffic.

Make the most of your online location with Karma Marketing + Media.

Call (941) 914-9448 today for more information on our monthly packages. You won't know what you ever did without us.

Sarasota SEO Company Gets You Found at Google

Brand New YouWhen potential customers are searching for a business, your online presence is the most important factor to draw them in. That's where Karma Marketing + Media shines.

With over 12 years of experience, Karma has established itself as the optimal Sarasota and St. Cloud area full-service website design, SEO, Review & Reputaion Management, and virtual marketing company.

Our reach has expanded along with our business, and we now service a much wider range of areas:

Website Design for Sarasota Medical
Website Design for Sarasota Doctors
Website Design for Sarasota Dentists
Website Design for Sarasota Dermatologists
Website Design for Sarasota Restaurants
Website Design for Sarasota Botox
Website Design for Sarasota Home Builders
Website Design for Sarasota Home Designers
Website Design for Sarasota Home Stagers
Website Design for Sarasota Lawn Care Businesses
Website Design for Sarasota Health Clubs
Website Design for Sarasota Personal Trainers

Whether your website lacks pizazz and needs rebranding to draw new and referral business, or you need a completely new website from the ground up, Karma Marketing + Media's full suite of business services does it all.

With 3 tiers of monthly packages, Karma has a program to fit every budget and need. Don’t let any more days pass leeching business to the competition.

Give your brand the boost it needs with Karma Marketing + Media. Call today at (941) 914-9448 and get started!

Sarasota Local Search Company - (941) 914-9448

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Karma Marketing + Media knows that Sarasota business owners have enough details to work through every day without adding data analysis into the mix.

That's why we at Karma handle ALL your business web reports and data analysis for you! Not only that, Karma analyzes all of your customer impact, so you know how effective your communications are and how to attract future business.

You know that SEO statistics are crucial for your company to rank high at Google. Karma Marketing + Media analyzes all of your rankings on Google, Yahoo and Bing, as well as measuring how you compare to the competition.

Whatever you need to bump up to the next level, Karma will get you there!

Call Michael Given at (941) 914-9448 today and give your business the Local SEO boost it needs!

We Walk The Walk

We Walk The WalkAt Karma Marketing + Media, we don’t just talk the talk: we walk the walk. Browse our website for testimonials and many examples of our currently running websites for all sorts of businesses from fitness companies, to lodging, to restaurants, to medical and online schooling sites. Whether you need a website revamp, like this one: or you want to start from the ground up and have us design you a website like this brand new one: , Karma Marketing + Media has you covered. We custom-tailor a web design that fits your business model and voice. We won't stop until you have the perfect, smoothly-running website. Contact Karma Marketing + Media today for details. Let us take your small business to the next level!

We've Got The Tools To Increase Your Trade

We've Got The Tools To Increase Your TradeKarma Marketing + Media knows how much work goes into building and maintaining your small business. You put your heart and soul into it, and deserve the maximum return on your investment. That's where Karma comes in. We at Karma Marketing + Media put all our years of experience and tools to work and do the heavy lifting for you. We have all the latest technological advances at the ready to give your business the leg up that it merits. Google PageSpeed Insights helps us discover ways to make your website run faster and more efficiently. Don't risk losing potential business by having a laggy website! Let Karma Marketing + Media find the tools that work best for you and your business. Karma also has a solid email marketing strategy, following the best practices for lead generation such as using incentives, keeping the main message above the fold, and writing compelling subject lines. You want YOUR emails to stand above the rest. That's where Karma comes in. We also use Hatchbuck, which helps you manage contacts, automate follow-up, and track your success. Don't just send your emails out into the void, make them work for you with Hatchbuck! All this and so much more is waiting for you in our monthly marketing packages. Contact us today and give your small business the turbo boost it deserves with Karma Marketing + Media.

Cutting-Edge Advantages

Cutting-Edge AdvantagesKarma Marketing + Media is thrilled to add an exciting new tool for our monthly users: Hotjar. Let's face it, knowing how much traffic you get on your website is useful, but it doesn't give you enough information to streamline your business. Hotjar helps you truly understand your website visitors, and allows you to discover your biggest opportunities for growth. Not only that, Hotjar shows you exactly what your users like and want by giving you a visual representation of their site visits, including taps, clicks, and scrolling behavior. What could be more useful than that? Karma Marketing + Media now offers Hotjar as part of our monthly marketing packages. Contact us today and take your small business to the next level with Karma Marketing + Media!

New SEO Tool

New SEO ToolKarma Marketing + Media prides itself on utilizing all the latest technologies that move your business forward. With that in mind, Karma is proud to announce a new SEO tool that will convert your search data into revelations you can work with. This unique tool offers data in a way no one else does. It will refresh your SEO and boost it into the stratosphere! You don't want to miss out on this one. Contact Karma today for details!

Our Business Is Helping Yours

Our Business Is Helping YoursAt Karma Marketing + Media, our business is helping your business. The better you look, the better we look! That's why our web services are designed to maximize your online presence and give you your best face forward. We at Karma deal with businesses of all different stripes, and enjoy a wide variety of clients. Please browse our website for some samples of different styles of web pages: From fitness websites and online pharmacies to resorts and restaurants to memorial tribute websites, Karma does it all with polish and professional style. Contact Karma Marketing + Media today and give your web portfolio the boost it deserves.

About Face

About FaceYour website is your online face to the world. Making sure your presence is impactful is a crucial part of any small business. That's where Karma Marketing + Media comes in! Karma has been building sharp looking, search engine optimized, business-class websites for over 12 years. We at Karma Marketing + Media believe you should only have to make one call for all your web content needs. We cover all services from web hosting to domain transfers and registration, traffic source reporting, and web content management. When you're with Karma, we're with you every step of the way. Contact us today and be prepared to take your business to the next level with Karma Marketing + Media.

Many Happy Returns

Many Happy ReturnsKarma Marketing + Media knows that you get out of your small business what you put into it. That’s why our proven monthly marketing packages give you all the tools you need to get many happy returns on your investment. Our 3-tiered package system is designed to offer the level of marketing your small business needs. All packages come with marketing consulting and email/social media marketing. We also offer website design and development with optional extras rotating headers, browser testing, and lead-generating popups. Other additional services are SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Google Adwords, Facebook ads, and graphic design. Karma Marketing + Media's monthly marketing packages offer a complete suite of services to address all your small business marketing needs. Contact Karma today and be on your way to many more happy returns. We look forward to speaking with you!

A Leg Up

A Leg UpLet's face it, small businesses are the backbone of our country. They need all the help they can get to stay on top of things and compete with bigger companies. Karma Marketing + Media has all the tools to give your small business a leg up in this industry. Our proven marketing packages come int 3 different levels, depending on your needs. From marketing consulting to email and social media marketing, Karma Marketing + Media has you covered. We also do website design and development, if you need a boost in your online presence...and who doesn't? A new look refreshes not only your website, it draws in new business, and maintains interest from current clients. Contact Karma Marketing + Media today and discover how to take your small business to the next level!


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