SEO Company in Johns Island SC

If you are a business owner, there’s probably a good chance that you have asked yourself this question before. It’s a question that many entrepreneurs ask, and for good reason.

According to a recent study, the first five organic search results on Google account for about 67% of all website clicks. With more than 2.3 trillion Google searches in 2019 alone, it has become clear that if customers can’t find your website online, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to grow your business.

The good news is, with a trustworthy SEO company in Charleston on your side and an effective SEO campaign, your website can show up on the first page of a Google search. The bad news is, many “SEO agencies” offering such services provide clients with outdated, a la carte options at ridiculous prices – and good luck getting them on the phone if you have a question that needs answering.

Unlike some of our competitors, mediocre customer service and ineffective digital marketing strategies aren’t in our digital DNA.

Our innovative, all-inclusive SEO patented technology and services work together to form a digital marketing machine, unlike anything on the market. We call it Local Magic®.

What local SEO services in Johns Island can you expect? Keep reading to find out.

A Guide to Google My Business

Comprehensive Link Building

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Most veteran SEO professionals agree that one of the most important signals that Google uses to rank websites is backlinks. Backlinking is essentially a link that is created when one website links to another. According to recent statistics, 91% of webpages that don’t get organic traffic are because they don’t have any backlinks. Mr. Marketing solves this problem for you through comprehensive backlinking techniques, which adds authority to your website over time so that Google recognizes your website as trustworthy in your industry.

Online Review Management

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Positive online reviews can be incredibly beneficial for your business. 93% of online shoppers say that online reviews play a part in their purchasing decisions. The problem is, many business owners don’t have the time to request online reviews from happy clients, manage those reviews, or display them on their company’s website.

That’s where Mr. Marketing’s Review Manager comes in. Review Manager is the world’s first comprehensive reputation management system, allowing you to get more from your reviews. With Review Manager, you have the ability to request reviews via SMS and Email, track pending review requests, and even publish your most favorable reviews right to your website, with a few taps on your phone.

Website Optimization

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As local SEO consultants in Johns Island, we see a lot of good-looking websites. While a website might be attractive on the surface, it needs to be optimized on the backend for it to have a better chance of showing up in a Google search. Our team of skilled web developers will optimize your website both on the surface and “under the hood”, so that your business gets noticed by customers who are already looking for the products or services you sell.

Website Hosting & Updates

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To make life a little easier, we are happy to host your website on our servers, so you don’t have to hunt down a separate hosting service. If you have updates that need to be applied to your website, we will handle the heavy lifting for you. We even implement security measures to prevent hackers from accessing your data.

Google Ads Management

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Here’s a fact you might not know – Google controls more about 71% of the search engine market. If you want customers to find your business online, you need to show up in Google searches. As part of a comprehensive digital marketing strategy in Johns Island available from Mr. Marketing, Google Ads can be an excellent wayfor new clients to discover your business both on mobile devices and on desktops. Much like online reviews, however, managing a Google Ads campaign can be burdensome and time consuming for busy entrepreneurs. Our team will work closely with you to figure out the best ways to use Google Ads to your businesses’ advantage so that you can focus on day-to-day tasks while we grow your presence online.

Does Your Local SEO Company in Johns Island Care?

At Mr. Marketing, we really do care about your businesses’ success. Many local SEO consultants in Johns Island only care about their profits, but that’s not a mantra that we agree with at Mr. Marketing. For that reason, we also include monthly digital business coaching as part of our Local Magic package. That way, your knowledge of digital marketing grows alongside your businesses’ website rankings.

When We Say All-Inclusive, We Mean It

Believe it or not, you get even more customized SEO services in Johns Island than those we listed above. While you may certainly pick and choose which digital marketing services work best for your unique situation, with our Local Magic package, you also gain access to:

  • Conversion Optimization
  • Programmatic Ad Management
  • Advertising Landing Page Development
  • Google My Business Management

So, what’s the next step? We encourage you to reach out to our office or fill out the submission form on our website to get started. Once we understand your goals and business needs, we’ll get to work right away, forming a custom marketing strategy for you. Before you know it, your phone will begin ringing, your reviews will start to pour in, your online connections will grow, and your website traffic will explode with interested clients looking to buy your products or services.

Latest News in Johns Island

Johns Island residents concerned about possible medical village

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - Johns Island residents have concerns about a proposed Medical Village on Betsy Kerrison Parkway.Plans were presented at a Charleston County workshop last week, but no formal plans have been submitted to planning yet.The conceptual planned Island Park Place Medical Health and Wellness Village is proposed to be built along Betsy Kerrison Parkway, right across from Rosebank Farms.Plan from DesignWorks show it intends to offer a village-like setting with healthcare and wellness services.The...

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - Johns Island residents have concerns about a proposed Medical Village on Betsy Kerrison Parkway.

Plans were presented at a Charleston County workshop last week, but no formal plans have been submitted to planning yet.

The conceptual planned Island Park Place Medical Health and Wellness Village is proposed to be built along Betsy Kerrison Parkway, right across from Rosebank Farms.

Plan from DesignWorks show it intends to offer a village-like setting with healthcare and wellness services.

The conceptual plans for the Island Park Place show a 40,000-square-foot Main Medical Facility along with other practices throughout the village like physical therapy, pain management, women’s wellness, chiropractic’s, orthopedics, dentistry, family medicine, cardiology, nutrition, life fitness, pharmacy, health grocery and eateries.

James Stanton lives a few miles from the proposed location. He says he’s in favor of having more medical facilities in this area of Johns Island, but has concerns about the exact site.

“Myself, many of our neighbors, we’re very pro-development and understand where the infrastructure needs to be improved,” Stanton said. “We just want it to be done in a smart way.”

Other people like Rich Thomas, who lives right across from the potential medical village, are worried the medical village would change the character of Betsy Kerrison Parkway.

He feels areas like Freshfield Village or Maybank Highway would be better suited for this type of development.

“Part of the road, about half of it, directly across the road from here is swampy, wetlands,” Thomas said. “So that land would have to be filled in to build a proposed development. Doing that would cause the run-off to go around and back across my property actually if you look at the flow path.”

The workshop meeting last week was the first step for the developer to introduce the planned development.

However, in order for it to ever come, the site would first need to be rezoned to a planned development (PD) through Charleston County Zoning and Planning. The current zoning of the property does not allow the proposed use.

As of now, Charleston County Zoning and Planning Department says they do not have a formal application. Therefore, it is not currently scheduled for any upcoming Planning Commission meetings.

“There’s a feeling around here at times that things just get done in the dead of night,” Thomas said.

He says he hopes there’s a strong public/private conversation if this medical village moves forward in the future.

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Sponges from Veggies- Harvesting Loofah in the Lowcountry

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Loofa. Loofah. Luffa…no matter how you spell it, the sponge is a mainstay in the bathroom. You probably have one, likely brightly colored and made of a plastic mesh. A natural one does the job just as well but you might be surprised to find where it comes from.“So this sponge right here, which many people think comes from the sea or is a sea creature is actually the inners of a gourd like this,” says Brian Wheat, the owner of ...

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Loofa. Loofah. Luffa…no matter how you spell it, the sponge is a mainstay in the bathroom. You probably have one, likely brightly colored and made of a plastic mesh. A natural one does the job just as well but you might be surprised to find where it comes from.

“So this sponge right here, which many people think comes from the sea or is a sea creature is actually the inners of a gourd like this,” says Brian Wheat, the owner of Common Joy-one of the few commercial sponge farms in the country, “and certainly the only one in South Carolina so far.”

Way down on Johns Island, he grows and sells loofah for both cleaning and eating! Edible if picked off the vine while young and small, loofah is similar to zucchini and is quite popular in some Southeast Asian cuisine.

As it matures on the vine, the inner flesh becomes more and more fibrous, no longer edible, as spongy material starts to form. This web of cellulose will eventually fill the inside of the vegetable once it fully matures and dries on the vine. Once ready, all Brian has to do is score the brittle skin, discarding it to the side, and pull out the sponge from inside!

Once all of the loofahs are harvested and shucked, for lack of a better word, Brian rinses them with a light bleach solution and empties out the seeds that fill the inner chambers of the plant, just like a cucumber, pumpkin, or a seeded watermelon- as they’re all part of the same gourd family!

While its plant cousins are great, only loofah, growing up to a meter long, can create environmentally friendly replacements to the synthetic sponges in our sinks and bathrooms.

“This is a highly renewable resource, I can plant these every year and in about 200 days I’ve got a sponge,” says Brian. “They’ll last longer than a conventional sponge will and when you’re finished with it you can just toss it in your backyard to compost or put it in your compost pile.”

Returning this natural plant-based tool to the Lowcountry soil where it was grown- while reducing your plastic waste. For more information on where to find Common Joy sponges, or how to grow your own Loofah- reach out to Brian via the Common Joy website!

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Charleston Co. School asking for public input on new Johns Island elementary

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County School District is holding two community input meetings to update Johns Island residents on plans for a new school on Johns Island.The first meeting is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Zion Elementary. The second meeting is schedule for the same times Thursday at Angel Oak Elementary.Charleston County School District COO Jeff Borowy says the main topic of the presentation and discussion will be the location of a new school.Borowy says the referendum for a new Johns Is...

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County School District is holding two community input meetings to update Johns Island residents on plans for a new school on Johns Island.

The first meeting is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Zion Elementary. The second meeting is schedule for the same times Thursday at Angel Oak Elementary.

Charleston County School District COO Jeff Borowy says the main topic of the presentation and discussion will be the location of a new school.

Borowy says the referendum for a new Johns Island elementary school was passed by Charleston County tax payers in November of last year. He says they have not determined a location for the new school yet, but hope to have it identified by the end of this year.

Johns Island community input will be considered in the board of trustee’s final decision and Borowy says Angel Oak Elementary and Mt. Zion Elementary families will be impacted by rezoning when the new school comes. That’s why Borowy says these families’ feedback is so important.

Borowy says there are overcrowding issues at both Mt. Zion and Angel Oak. He says at Angel Oak, they’ve had to bring in eight trailer classrooms.

“Parents have to say, ‘hey look, as an example, you know, I’m zoned to Angel Oak. Is there an opportunity for me to be zoned to this new school?’ You know, or I would rather stay in the zone of Angel Oak?” Borowy said. “They’ll have an opportunity to provide that input as well as look at what the potential impact would be on commuting distances, how that might positively help them, or they might want to stay where they’re at.”

Borowy expects about 600 students will move to the new Johns Island elementary school when it opens in a few years.

“There’s nothing as satisfying as being at school on the first day when we open a new building,” Borowy said. “To see kids have a bigger classroom, see kids have brand new everything. Both them and the teachers in that school, it’s just a refreshing feeling, it’s a recharge for everybody, and it really makes a huge difference in attitudes and desire to be in school when you’ve got something like that.”

Borowy says a video of the meeting will be uploaded online, and parents can email questions as well. He plans to post all comments on the school district website after the meetings.

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State bound: Beaufort football punches ticket to first title game since 2007

Bryce Lybrand tried to avoid it but there was no way around it.The Beaufort football coach got a pair of Gatorade showers, one from each side, as time ticked down Friday in the Class 4A Lower State championship game as the Eagles punched their ticket to the state title game with a 42-10 win over West Florence.“It was crazy. One of our offensive lineman John Asher Howell threw it on me from the back and when I turned around Eamon (Smalls) had it in the front,” Lybrand said. “It was cold. I can confirm that....

Bryce Lybrand tried to avoid it but there was no way around it.

The Beaufort football coach got a pair of Gatorade showers, one from each side, as time ticked down Friday in the Class 4A Lower State championship game as the Eagles punched their ticket to the state title game with a 42-10 win over West Florence.

“It was crazy. One of our offensive lineman John Asher Howell threw it on me from the back and when I turned around Eamon (Smalls) had it in the front,” Lybrand said. “It was cold. I can confirm that.

“It was special. This is such a good group. Like we said before, we kind of circled it three years ago saying this is a group that could win a state championship. But just because a team is good enough doesn’t always mean they will. It is a really neat thing that we actually made it to the state championship.”

Lybrand said the atmosphere around the stadium was electric from the team’s pre-game Eagle walk to when fans came on the field after the game was over.

Beaufort will face South Pointe, 24-14 winners over Greenville, at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Benedict’s Charlie W. Johnson Stadium. It is Beaufort’s state title appearance in school history. The Eagles lost to Clover in 2007. South Pointe is going for its sixth state championship since the school opened in 2005.

Former Beaufort coach DeVonte Holloman is the head coach at South Pointe and hired Lybrand on his staff before leaving to take a job at his alma mater in February of 2019. Lybrand said he will probably hear from his former colleague sometime this weekend.

“I’m happy for him. I think a lot of DaVonte,” Lybrand said. “Obviously, there is familiarity there. We are excited with the opportunity and we will see what happens.”

After winning in the final minute last week against Myrtle Beach, Beaufort dominated West Florence, who was making its first state semifinal berth since 2003 and got out to a 7-0 lead. Beaufort running back Amariee Morris ran for four touchdowns, including a pair in the first quarter as the Eagles led 14-7.

Sam Spence’s field goal cut Beaufort’s lead to 14-10 in the second quarter and West Florence recovered an onside kick. But the Eagles’ John Asher Howell picked off to Deuce Hudson and returned to West Florence 30.

The turnover set up a Tyler Haley 10-yard TD pass to McLeod Reichel to make it 21-10 with 3:51 left in the second quarter.

In the third, Haley set up Beaufort’s next score with a 35-yard run and Morris capped it off with a short run to make it 28-10. Morris’ final touchdown of the game came a minute into the fourth quarter to make it 35-10.

“When he gets down near the end zone, it is hard to keep him out,” Lybrand said of Morris. “He has such great balance and vision and is a tough one to deal with.”

Jack Sumner returned a block punt for a touchdown for the Eagles’ final score of the night.

Now, Beaufort will have a short time to prepare for the title game. This year is the first year the SC High School League is playing the championships over a three-day span with Class 4A the lone game being played on Thursday.

Lybrand plans to bring the team in for a practice on Sunday and everything in a normal week will be moved up a day. He said the team will leave Thursday morning and do a walk-through somewhere in Columbia before the game.

“We will do everything we can to be as prepared as we can for Thursday night,” Lybrand said.

New restaurants coming to Johns Island, Mount Pleasant and IOP

A new restaurant will take over the space on Johns Island that another dining establishment passed up when the pandemic struck last year.Blu Oyster, a sushi and seafood concept by restaurateur Rick Agius, plans to move into the space in Live Oak Square on Maybank Highway where Neighborhood Dining Group originally planned to relocate its former downtown Charleston Mexican-inspired venue Minero.The restaurant group abandoned the relocation and re...

A new restaurant will take over the space on Johns Island that another dining establishment passed up when the pandemic struck last year.

Blu Oyster, a sushi and seafood concept by restaurateur Rick Agius, plans to move into the space in Live Oak Square on Maybank Highway where Neighborhood Dining Group originally planned to relocate its former downtown Charleston Mexican-inspired venue Minero.

The restaurant group abandoned the relocation and recently decided to buy the Fat Hen site down the street and open a new Minero by late summer.

Agius, owner of Black Sheep Hospitality, which includes Smoky Oak Taproom, Garage 75 and Tattooed Senorita, all on James Island, as well as Zeppelin Pizza on Johns Island, hopes to open the 4,800-square-foot restaurant by late August or September.

“They are working on it now,” he said. “The walls are up for the plumbing.”

The venue will seat 100 inside and another 50 outside.

“I’ve been lickin’ my chops to go to Johns Island for five to 10 years,” Agius said. “I was trying to get (the site) before Minero got it, but I fell asleep on it. We got a chance to get it, and I got it back.”

The new restaurant will employ 50 or 60 people if the workers can be found.

Agius hopes the labor shortage will be worked out by then, especially with unemployment benefits running out at the end of June, under order of Gov. Henry McMaster, for those sidelined by the pandemic in South Carolina.

Agius currently has about 120 employees at his four restaurants.

“I need 200,” he said.

Blu Oyster’s plans bring the shopping center to almost being completely leased, according to the commercial real estate arm of The Beach Co. of Charleston, which represented the landlord, Crowne Partners Inc.

The 32,285-square-foot center includes first-floor tenants Roper St. Francis Primary Care, The Woodruff wine bar, Cabana Burgers & Shakes, Tolli’s Trattoria, Kiss Cafe, Charleston Gents Barbering and Harlow hair salon. Second-story tenants include Holy City Orthodontics and Cypress Family Dental.

The 10-acre development includes retail and office space in six buildings in front of Crowne at Live Oak Square, a 282-unit upscale apartment complex.

One second-floor office space remains available.

IOPizza

A slice of Italy is coming to Wild Dunes Resort. Coastal Crust is set to join the dining lineup at the newly renovated Sweetgrass Plaza, formerly the Village Plaza, next to the newly completed 153-room Sweetgrass Inn.

The Isle of Palms seaside getaway said the restaurant will be open May 29, over Memorial Day weekend.

In addition to wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas made from scratch, Coastal Crust offers antipasto, pasta dishes, sandwiches and desserts and is equipped with a full bar. Hours are 4-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m-9 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The IOP location is the fourth for Coastal Crust, which operates its original restaurant on Simmons Street in Mount Pleasant and two others on James Island and in Greenville.

What’s cooking?

A Lowcountry Asian restaurant is adding a third venue in the Charleston area.

Bon Banh Mi recently leased 1,562 square feet at 3064 Proprietors Place in northern Mount Pleasant, according to the commercial real estate firms Belk|Lucy and Charleston Restaurant Properties. It’s expected to open in early 2022.

Bon Banh Mi operates another East Cooper location at 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd. as well as a downtown Charleston restaurant at 162 Spring St.

Book it

That Big Book Sale is returning after being canceled last year because of the pandemic.

The 39th annual event, sponsored by Charleston Friends of the Library, will run May 28-30 at the Omar Shrine Auditorium at 176 Patriots Point Road in Mount Pleasant.

More than 60,000 books of all categories will be on sale, starting at $1. Under COVID-19 safety protocols, the event will support Charleston County Public Library.

Food trucks will be on site throughout the weekend, and a special appearance from the library’s mascot Owlbert is expected 1-3 p.m. May 28.

Hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. May 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 29, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 30.

Admission is free, and items will be half price on May 30. Checks, cash and credit cards will be accepted for payment.

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