SEO Company in Kiawah 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 The bad news is, many “SEO agencies” offering such services provide clients with outdated, a la carte options at ridiculous prices – and good luck getting them on the phone if you have a question that needs answering.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 Kiawah Island can you expect? Keep reading to find out.
Comprehensive Link Building
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
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.
As local SEO consultants in Kiawah 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
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
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 Kiawah 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 Kiawah Island Care?
At Mr. Marketing, we really do care about your businesses’ success. Many local SEO consultants in Kiawah 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 Kiawah 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.
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Coastal Storm to Deliver Significant Coastal Flooding in Florida, Georgia, Carolinas
High pressure is building into the Northeast. Low pressure is now organizing and will soon track from the Gulf of Mexico to off the Southeast coast by Saturday. This difference in pressure will drive northeast winds along the Southeast coast.Tides will be higher than normal at the same time onshore winds are blowing due to the alignment of the new moon with the moon's closest approach to Earth. These tides are known as the perigean spring tides.Fortunately, this coastal flooding will be minor in the mid-Atlantic from New Jersey...
High pressure is building into the Northeast. Low pressure is now organizing and will soon track from the Gulf of Mexico to off the Southeast coast by Saturday. This difference in pressure will drive northeast winds along the Southeast coast.
Tides will be higher than normal at the same time onshore winds are blowing due to the alignment of the new moon with the moon's closest approach to Earth. These tides are known as the perigean spring tides.
Fortunately, this coastal flooding will be minor in the mid-Atlantic from New Jersey to Delaware. In these areas, it will be nothing close to the magnitude of last week's coastal flood event.
However, major coastal flooding at high tide is forecast at times into the weekend from parts of the North Carolina coast to Georgia. Significant coastal flooding is also forecast to occur as far south as northeast Florida, including the Jacksonville area. The southern end of the St. Johns River will also see some flooding.
Coastal flood alerts (warnings, watches and advisories) have been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) for all of these locations.
Beach erosion, high surf and dangerous rip currents will also affect much of the Southeast coastline the next several days.
Charleston, South Carolina, is forecast to see major coastal flooding with the Saturday morning and Sunday morning high tides.
At these levels, widespread flooding occurs in downtown Charleston leaving numerous roads flooded and impacting some structures, according to the National Weather Service.
At least minor to moderate flooding is forecast in Charleston with each other morning and evening high tide through Monday.
Along the Georgia coast, flooding the next few mornings may reach levels high enough to inundate some parts of Tybee Island.
Saturday morning's high tide at Ft. Pulaski could near levels measured during an October 1947 Category 2 hurricane, possibly inundate highway 80 between Tybee Island and Savannah and flood buildings on Tybee Island, according to the National Weather Service.
Significant coastal flooding is forecast along the northeast Florida coast, including around the Jacksonville area. Moderate to major coastal flooding is expected along the Atlantic coast of northeast Florida with the Saturday morning high tide. These areas could see an inundation of 3 to 4 feet above normally dry ground, according to the NWS.
Farther north, water levels will peak on Sunday or Monday.
In North Carolina, major flooding is possible with Sunday morning's high tide in the northern Outer Banks.
And in Virginia, moderate coastal flooding is possible Sunday and again on Monday in the Virginia Tidewater area around Norfolk and Newport News as northeast winds push water toward those areas.
Coastal flooding should gradually subside early next week, however, swells generating high surf and rip currents at the beaches could last into Tuesday or even Wednesday from the Virginia Tidewater to Florida's Atlantic beaches.
Rainfall could only add to the flood threat in some areas. The low pressure system will deliver a soaking for much of northeast Florida, the eastern Carolinas into Georgia this weekend.
Parts of northeast Florida and eastern North Carolina could pick up over an inch of rain through Sunday. With water pushing from the ocean toward beaches, rivers won't be able to drain heavy rain as well, potentially leading to additional flooding.
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Exploring Kiawah Island, South Carolina’s private getaway, where day visitors are welcome (by most, anyway)
KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina – The young man behind the counter at the West Beach pool helped me pick out a bike, handed me a map and told me to have fun.What a contrast to the security attendant I encountered a few moments before, who made me feel like an interloper at the gated entrance to Kiawah Island.I brushed aside her grouchiness and headed out on two wheels, pedaling first through the island’s leafy interior before heading to the beach, where the sand at low tide cuts an incredible coastal path along the At...
KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina – The young man behind the counter at the West Beach pool helped me pick out a bike, handed me a map and told me to have fun.
What a contrast to the security attendant I encountered a few moments before, who made me feel like an interloper at the gated entrance to Kiawah Island.
I brushed aside her grouchiness and headed out on two wheels, pedaling first through the island’s leafy interior before heading to the beach, where the sand at low tide cuts an incredible coastal path along the Atlantic.
Kiawah, the mostly private barrier island about 25 miles south of Charleston, is often included on lists of the world’s most beautiful beaches. For that reason alone, I put the island on the top of my to-do list as I planned a short trip to South Carolina to try out the new Breeze Airways flights out of Akron-Canton Airport.
It’s not the simplest place to visit, however, especially if you’re not spending the night.
There’s one hotel on the island, the tony Sanctuary, a gorgeous, ocean-front AAA five-diamond property with 255 rooms. Rates here run $500 and up during the summer, which was too steep for me.
Instead, I overnighted at a hotel on U.S. 17, a 30-minute drive away, and planned a day trip to the island. Shortly after arrival, however, I wasn’t entirely sure that my plan was a good one.
I had called earlier to make a reservation for the Jasmine Porch, inside the Sanctuary, one of the island’s numerous restaurants. It’s one of several ways that non-guests are encouraged to visit the island, owned primarily by the Kiawah Island Golf Resort and other real estate development companies.
I made it to Kiawah by 10 a.m. on a recent Sunday, told the woman at the gate that I had a restaurant reservation and asked for a map of the island. She told me I wasn’t to linger on the island and wouldn’t give me a map.
“But I’m planning on renting bikes,” I told her. “You’re not allowed to rent bikes,” she told me.
That came as news to the young man at the nearby West Beach pool, who told me I was welcome to rent a bicycle and to pedal anywhere I liked. “Security being security,” he said, and shrugged.
Indeed, non-guests are also welcome to sign up for recreational activities and nature programs, including dolphin encounters, kayak tours, art classes and more.
They’re even allowed to golf – and this island is well known for its spectacular and prestigious courses, including the waterfront Ocean Course, which hosted the 2021 PGA Championship in May. Five courses are open to the public, whether you’re staying on the island or not, including the Pete Dye-designed Ocean Course, Cougar Point, Turtle Point, Osprey Point and Oak Point.
I’m not a golfer, which kept my to-do list simple for my short visit: Explore the island by bike, enjoy a nice meal, check out the beach, maybe witness some wildlife.
I popped into the Nature Center, too, for some air conditioned-relief, where I saw numerous snakes, turtles, a stuffed bobcat and two infant alligators in tanks (the only gators I saw during my visit, despite omnipresent signage warning visitors to stay away from ponds and waterways).
I enjoyed almost all of it – the biking was terrific, with 30 miles of shady, flat, paved paths that rarely intersected with the roadways; and the Southern cuisine at Jasmine Porch was excellent, featuring she-crab soup and crab cakes plus bottomless peach iced tea. The beach, as expected, was absolutely stunning, massive at low tide, flat and perfect for walking, cycling, lounging, even bocce playing.
The attitude of the folks manning the security gates, however, was decidedly unwelcoming. Perhaps purposely so?
Cocktails at the Ocean Course
After we returned our bikes, my husband and I decided to have a drink at the Ryder Cup Bar, at the far east end of the island, overlooking the spectacular 18th hole of the Ocean Course. Our waitress at lunch assured us that the bar was open to the public.
There is a second security gate about midway down the island, which controls access to the eastern half of Kiawah. I told the woman at the gate that we were headed to the Ryder Cup Bar.
She saw the pass from earlier in the day on our car’s dashboard and asked us if we had been to the beach. “Um, yes,” I answered. She then told us that we should not have been on the beach. “If we let everyone on the beach, there wouldn’t be enough room for the people who pay a premium for access,” she said.
That did not seem to be remotely a possibility, given the size of the beach here. But I smiled and nodded.
In a more friendly tone, she said she would make an exception for us, and handed us a pass to proceed to the bar. I thanked her while controlling the urge to roll my eyes.
My husband was put off by her attitude that seemed to suggest we weren’t welcome. I was amused, but also confused.
Other than the security staff, everyone we encountered on the island – vacationers, homeowners, wait staff, shopkeepers – were all wonderful and welcoming. They seemed to want us around.
The drive out to the Ocean Course was stunning, past spectacular, multimillion-dollar-plus properties, along live-oak lined roadways that were draped with Spanish moss.
At the end of the drive: the Ryder Cup Bar, where I very much enjoyed a cocktail called a sweet tea mojito. I sipped my beverage and enjoyed the view.
Thirst (and curiosity) quenched, we made our way back west, toward the only public destination on the island, Kiawah Beachwalker Park, part of the Charleston County Parks system (note: parking here is $15).
While technically all beaches in South Carolina are public, private landowners can (and do) restrict access to those beaches.
Beachwalker park provides public access to Kiawah’s entire 10-mile stretch of sand. Theoretically, a visitor could access the beach here and traverse (by foot or bicycle) the entire stretch of the Kiawah coast.
I wasn’t that ambitious, walking perhaps a mile to the island’s western end, where the Kiawah River joins the ocean. I was hoping to see some dolphins strand feeding, a fascinating practice where the dolphins herd fish onto the sand then launch themselves out of the water to eat. Kiawah, nearby Hilton Head and other low-lying coastal regions are among the handful of places throughout the world where this occurs, typically just before or after low tide.
Alas, I didn’t see any dolphins, but the beach was engaging enough – wide and flat and glorious.
I could have walked longer, but my feet were tired, the sun was setting and my hotel was a half hour drive away.
If you go: Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Getting there: Kiawah is about 25 miles southwest of Charleston, an easy drive from the airport or downtown.
Staying overnight: The Sanctuary offers 255 oceanfront rooms, starting at about $500 per night during the summer. Other options include the Andell Inn, part of the Freshfields Village development, just off Kiawah on St. Johns Island.
The island also has hundreds of villas and private homes available to rent via the Kiawah Island Golf Resort or individual owners.
PGA Championship on Kiawah Island looking to hire 200 more staff
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - With just weeks until the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island, hiring managers with the tournament are looking to bring in around 200 people to work the event.Half of those positions will be for parking attendants and the others are for concessions and hospitality.“Everything from an overnight team to movement of food, general concessions, to bartending, to being a premium chalet attendant so everything for everybody,” General Manager of the Patina Restaurant Group Eric Babcook said....
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - With just weeks until the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island, hiring managers with the tournament are looking to bring in around 200 people to work the event.
Half of those positions will be for parking attendants and the others are for concessions and hospitality.
“Everything from an overnight team to movement of food, general concessions, to bartending, to being a premium chalet attendant so everything for everybody,” General Manager of the Patina Restaurant Group Eric Babcook said.
The push to fill temporary positions comes during a nationwide shortage of employees in the hospitality business.
“It’s really a difficult time right now, there are people that are still worried to get to get back to work as well as just opening up in itself,” Babcook said.
Vanessa Jones is the program director for the company filling parking staff positions, HR Connects.
“It’s always a little better to have a little more than enough than not enough,” Jones said.
Jones said her company has seen the firsthand impacts of the hiring shortage.
“It has been a really big struggle, this year and last year as far as bringing people in, we have had more clients reach out to us needing help, needing workers than it seems like ever before,” Jones said.
Even with the challenge of filling dozens of spots in less than a month, Babcook said he’s confident they will meet the staffing needs to put on a successful PGA championship.
“People have the opportunity to work for an event that’s not a yearly event in Kiawah S.C.,” Babcook said. “Everybody that is willing to come and work and is excited about the championship, we are all ears. We need everybody we can.”
People working in parking staff positions must be able to stand for a six to eight-hour shift. Anyone interested in parking should reach out to HR Connects at [email protected] or call (812) 491-6171.
Those interested in reaching out to the Patina Restaurant Group for their open spots should visit their website online here.
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Kiawah Island's Only Luxury 62+ Life Plan Community To Break Ground
Big Rock Partners
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C., Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiawah Life Plan Village Inc. (KLPV), a newly formed not-for-profit, has closed and purchased a 9-acre site from Kiawah Partners, a subsidiary of South Street Partners -- for ...
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C., Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kiawah Life Plan Village Inc. (KLPV), a newly formed not-for-profit, has closed and purchased a 9-acre site from Kiawah Partners, a subsidiary of South Street Partners -- for Seafields at Kiawah Island ("Seafields"), the first 62+ luxury life plan community at the exclusive Kiawah Island. Conceived in response to fill a void in the market, and at the request of Kiawah and Seabrook property owners as a way to age in place, the property will feature a first of its kind in-house medical clinic operated by the Medical University of South Carolina ("MUSC Health"). The $180M project will be built and operated to meet the demand of today's seniors for a new generation of luxury housing and healthcare. KLPV also closed on the initial round of bond financing to enable construction to begin on the property. Big Rock Partners, a nationally known developer of luxury senior living, is acting as developer of the property.
Kiawah Island Real Estate, the sole real estate brokerage firm with offices on Kiawah Island exclusively focused on selling Kiawah properties, is managing sales and marketing for Seafields. The 98 luxury one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences, as well as 16 assisted living and continuing care services, will be complemented by best-in-class amenities and services. Seafields residents have the option to purchase contracts with a 90% return of equity or a 0% return of equity. Reservations for all units are now available through Kiawah Island Real Estate and the project is slated to break ground early this fall.
"Over the next five years, it is anticipated that there will be ~31,000 additional 65+ residents in the Sea Islands (Johns, Kiawah and Seabrook) area. This project was initiated to meet an identified need for a world-class residential facility promoting an active lifestyle, focused on health and wellness," said Richard Ackerman, Managing Partner, Big Rock Partners.
"We have worked hand-in-hand with Big Rock and MUSC Health to bring this concept to fruition. We heard the needs of our Kiawah residents, and those of the neighboring communities, and there was no question that Big Rock and MUSC Health were the natural fit -- given our historical ties and the fact that they are the best in their class," said Chris Randolph, Partner, Kiawah Partners.
As one of the leading telehealth providers in the United States, the MUSC Health clinic at Seafields will utilize the most advanced current technologies as well as offering medical and therapeutic services. In the fall of 2023, the Sea Islands Freestanding Emergency Department, the result of a 5+ year venture between Kiawah Partners and MUSC Health, will open within walking distance of Seafields. This facility will provide 24/7 lifesaving care in its emergency department with trauma rooms, an onsite lab, four exam rooms, imaging technology, and a helipad for the fastest possible transfers. Primary and specialty care will also be offered, for those residents who are looking for more convenient alternatives to their current providers.
Big Rock has decades of experience in acquiring, building, and operating healthcare real estate. Following clearly defined and disciplined processes to identify accretive investment opportunities, their focus is on developing and operating Class A, private pay seniors housing communities that produce attractive risk-adjusted returns located in sought-after areas with high barriers to entry and strong demand. Kiawah Partners, owner of the residential development of Kiawah Island which includes Kiawah Island Real Estate and Kiawah Island Club, has a proven track-record of success in the luxury resort residential development world.
About Big Rock PartnersBig Rock Partners is a real estate development and investment firm focused on seniors housing. The team is dedicated to building and operating the next generation of luxury housing for seniors. All our properties are built and operated to promote wellness, utilize smart technology, and provide engaging selection of entertainment and social experiences. The management team at Big Rock has skills and experience in all aspects of seniors housing development and operation as well as in capital markets, investment, and real estate development. bigrockpartners.com
About Kiawah Partners Kiawah Partners, a subsidiary of South Street Partners, is the master residential developer of Kiawah Island, a 10,000-acre barrier island located 21 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina. With a total of 600 employees, the company's subsidiaries include Kiawah Island Real Estate and the Kiawah Island Club, which encompasses the Tom Fazio-designed River Course, the Tom Watson-designed Cassique, The Beach Club by Robert A.M. Stern, and Sasanqua, the members-only spa. Kiawah Island is home to 10 miles of pristine beach and Kiawah Partners have been frequently recognized for their commitment to the preservation of the Island's natural environment. For more information, visit kiawahisland.com.
About MUSCFounded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is home to the oldest medical school in the South as well as the state's only integrated academic health sciences center, with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and nearly 800 residents in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. MUSC brought in more than $271 million in biomedical research funds in fiscal year 2020, continuing to lead the state in obtaining National Institutes of Health funding, with more than $129.9 million. For information on academic programs, visit musc.edu.
As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 2,000 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians' practice plan and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eleven hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Fairfield, Florence, Kershaw, Lancaster, Marion, and Richland counties. In 2021, for the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit muschealth.org.
MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $4.6 billion. The more than 20,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology, and patient care.
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Mask rules, other changes announced for PGA Championship on Kiawah Island
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Spectators, staff and volunteers for the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island will be required to wear face masks at all times, unless they are actively eating or drinking.It’s just one of several COVID-19 health and wellness protocols the 2021 Championship will be employing to keep everyone safe.The new rules were released as a part of the official PGA Championship spectator guide Thursday.Officials ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Spectators, staff and volunteers for the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island will be required to wear face masks at all times, unless they are actively eating or drinking.
It’s just one of several COVID-19 health and wellness protocols the 2021 Championship will be employing to keep everyone safe.
The new rules were released as a part of the official PGA Championship spectator guide Thursday.
Officials with the event are encouraging all attendees to review the guide ahead of time to prepare themselves for the new rules.
This year, printed tickets will not be accepted, so attendees will need their cell phone to access their ticket and present it at the gate for admission. Grandstands will not be constructed for this year’s event, so spectators will be allowed to bring a lightweight, portable chair with them, however oversized chairs with large arm rests will not be allowed. All on-site purchases will require a credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay because cash and personal checks will not be accepted.
Attendees will also be allowed to bring in one unopened bottle of water and a travel size bottle of personal hand sanitizer.
Getting to the event will also take some preparation for attendees. Event officials are encouraging spectators to plan extra travel time to get on the island, park and shuttle to the Championship.
Complimentary PGA Public Parking will be offered for all ticket-holders next to Freshfields Village, and free shuttle service will be provided to and from the Main Spectator Entrance at the Ocean Course. Carpooling is strongly encourages as public parking will not be allowed on Kiawah Island during Championship Week.
Other traffic accommodations include new turn lanes near Freshfields Village to keep vehicles moving and security-controlled gates to monitor and help with traffic flow onto Kiawah Island. Officials say credentials and passes will be required to gain access beyond Beachwalker Drive and Kiawah Island Parkway. For those using rideshare services like Uber and Lyft, Lot GP next to Freshfields Village will be available, and complimentary shuttle service will be provided.
Meanwhile, Kiawah Island property Owners will have access to their own exclusive on-island shuttle service for themselves, their guests, and others staying on the island during Championship week. All on?island shuttles will pick up and drop off at the Spectator Main Entrance and Beach Club.
The PGA of America announced in February that the PGA Championship would be played with a limited number of spectators on-site, a decision made in coordination with the state of South Carolina, MUSC Health and CDC guidelines.
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