About Us

RKS Marketing & Web Design was originally founded in 1996 in Pleasanton, California. In the past 20 years we have created literally thousands of websites for local clients as well as many clients throughout the U. S. and along the way we have accumulated a wealth of experience, particularly in effective web design, search engine optimization and marketing, and a wide variety of web technologies.

Web Development Experience

Over the years we’ve created virtually every kind of website one could imagine, including many e-commerce sites with custom-written shopping carts, third party shopping carts, and pre-packaged shopping cart software. As such we can offer e-commerce solutions that are most appropriate for specific clients.

Similarly, we’ve created a wide variety of custom database-driven applications utilizing technologies such as ColdFusion, PHP, MySQL, MS SQL Server and other similar programming and database technologies. These technologies allow us to do some rather amazing things with websites, pretty much anything our customers can imagine. One of the more common uses of database technology is to allow the website owner to update his own site instantly – typically called a Content Management System, or CMS.

web design and internet marketingWebsite Design and Marketing since 1996

RKS Marketing & Web Design was founded in 1996 by Rich Stieg, a computer industry executive of many years with strong business and technical backgrounds and education that includes an MBA in Marketing. As a result, we have always been heavily focused on a business approach to web design and marketing. We try to focus on our clients’ business objectives and goals to make sure our sites are effective in helping them to grow their businesses. The result has been a large customer base of highly satisfied users who have enjoyed great success with their websites, often attributing significant business growth to that online success.

Rich has also been a part owner in several web-based businesses over the years, including CyberSounds (creative audio applications for websites), Get Local USA (local marketing for local businesses), Read Me A Book (non-profit project to help teach reading to both children and adults through online and audio technologies), Healthy Practices (community healthcare websites and e-zines sponsored by local healthcare professionals), and VendCentral (custom websites and other specific marketing solutions for the vending industry). These wide and varied web-based businesses have all contributed to a wealth of business, technical, and marketing knowledge that continues to contribute significantly to our clients’ online success.

Service Area

We serve clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, especially the East Bay, and indeed, throughout the country. We often find it helpful to visit our local clients’ offices because that can go a long way toward helping us to understand their businesses. We focus on business goals and objectives and the products and services we offer are all designed to help our client companies and organizations to grow through both online
and offline marketing.

Primary local San Francisco Bay Area cities and towns we serve include: