The Best Web Design in Kansas City, SEO & Website Development Agency

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800-Pound Gorilla

Stop monkeying around with your marketing & turn your website into the lead-generating monster it was meant to be.

#1 Kansas City Web Designers Since 2005

We Build Custom SEO-Friendly Websites for Aggressive Growth-Oriented Companies


No Google Strategy?

Without a professional Google Strategy your company will never reach its full growth potential.

Our SEO-driven approach will untangle your fragmented marketing strategy and tie it all back to a new website engineered to generate leads and grow your business from the ground up.

But What If You Hire the Wrong Web Designer?

Stress, Frustration And Tons of Wasted Time & Money

If you’re searching for “web design Kansas City” or “website designers near me”, you have likely already experienced some form of website pain, from poor customer service or lack of responsiveness to getting little or no return on your website investment.

But what you may not know is that most web designers in Kansas City and around the country are selling you “digital brochure” websites: they have right-brain beauty but no left-brain marketing science under the hood!

You need a website that manages the balance between great web design and great marketing strategy.

They’ll Give You Pre-Made Website or Theme

If you hire the wrong Kansas City web developers, you’ll end up with a design-driven website or worse: a pre-made WordPress theme or store-bought website template.   This is a double-whammy because you’ll not only be overpaying, but you will have lost an important opportunity to grow your business.

Their Site Will Fail to Rank or Convert

Design-driven websites look good, but they do nothing to help you rank on Google, generate leads, or grow your business.  But is your goal to win design awards, or win more customers?

We take a strategic approach to website development, and we are experts managing the balance between web design and Google search engine optimization (SEO) best-practices.

Their Post Launch Support Will Suck

Don’t waste your marketing dollars on a half-brain website.

Get a custom SEO-friendly website design in Kansas City with customer service that will blow your mind!

Avoid a web design nightmare

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Hire Us for Website Design & SEO


gary lezak

A No-Brainer ...Incredible Support ...They Delivered Big Time!

“Weather2020 needed a new website design, and we needed to do it right, and on a rather fast time line. KC Web Design had the best online visibility, great references, and the best track record of any other agency. Then, we met in person and it was a no-brainer at this point. They listened to our complex project, and they delivered. We now have a great website design that functions how we needed it to, and MOST IMPORTANTLY we are getting great positive feedback from our customers. KC Web Design delivered big time and has had incredible post delivery support helping us put on some finishing touches. It’s no wonder why Kansas City Web Design & SEO is KC’s go-to web development agency. “

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Gary Lezak

Chief Meteorologist, Weather 2020

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Our New Website Made an Immediate Impact on Our Leads

“Phil Singleton and his team came to us highly recommended by James Hardie Siding. Our newly re-launched website made an immediate impact on our organic Google rankings and online leads…and we’re just getting started! If you are looking for an unfair advantage in your market and a marketing partner who can help your business reach its true growth potential, contact the team at Kansas City Web Design & SEO.”

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Ben Juncker

Craftsman's Choice, Owner

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They Helped Us Grow Fast!

We’ve grown substantially over the last decade and undoubtedly we have Phil and the team at Kansas City SEO to thank for that.

Kansas City SEO is a terrific company with hardworking individuals who put the client first.   Simply put Phil is the best. Great website design with the best SEO in Kansas City.

If you want more leads and to grow your business fast, Phil and his team are the absolute BEST…best SEO & Web Design in the business!!!”

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Bob Hamilton

Owner, Bob Hamilton Plumbing

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Exceptional In Every Way ...Took The Time To Understand Our Vision

“Kansas City Web Design & SEO has been an enormous asset to the American Business Women’s Association. They created a compelling, user-friendly website on time and on budget. Our members and sponsors alike are very pleased with the look and the functionality of the site. While we initially talked to several other web design agencies in Kansas City for this project, in the end, we chose this local web development company because they were the only firm that took the time to understand our vision and goals for the Association. The team at this digital marketing agency is exceptional in every way – from the initial consultation, through design, development, launch, and post-launch support.”

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Rene Street

American Business Women's Association

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We Did Over $5M in Revenue the First 18 Months!

In my decade-long career as a Regional Sales Manager at James Hardie, I worked with hundreds of contractors across the country and when it came to marketing and lead generation, most of them felt frustrated or even burned by marketing companies. A general mistrust of marketers was the norm and still is to this day. Over the years at James Hardie, I met hundreds of marketing agencies, but only handful of marketing companies that could deliver solid, repeatable results that we could recommend to our contractors. But in this small group of standout marketers, Phil Singleton and his team at Kansas City SEO is a true marketing unicorn. 

Their whole approach to marketing is so much different than the same SEO and digital marketing mumbo jumbo you hear over and over again. So when it came to starting my own business (Fairway Exteriors), I knew 100% I’d be calling on Phil and his team to build us an online lead machine. In our first year we went from a brand new website and brand with $0 in revenues to 7+ digits in the first six months! If you are in construction or any business really, and have the budget and patience to invest in a real website and marketing plan, Kansas City SEO is the partner you need to fast track your way to success.

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Scott Neidow

Owner, Fairway Exteriors

My Only Regret Is Not Hiring Them Sooner!

I have worked with many digital agencies since I started The Purple Guys in 2001.  No agency has ever come close to producing the ROI that the Kansas City Web Design & SEO generated for our business.  The company is unmatched in creativity, service, responsiveness and ability to deliver tangible results in the form of leads and growth. 

Their deliverables in terms of that amount of work they do in relation to the fees they charge makes hiring them an absolute no brainer – it’s like have your own in-house digital marketing agency.  I dare you to find an agency that a combination of deliverables and results at their price point.  SEO, SEM, Video, Blogs, Books, Social Media, Podcasts and more?!

My only regret is not hiring them sooner! 

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Jon Schram

The Purple Guys, Founder

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3 Steps to Total Market Domination

A proven process wrapped up in the best service ever


Discovery & strategy

"Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat" - Sun Tze

If you’re like 99% of all businesses, your real problem is strategy – not just your website or your marketing tactic of the week.

A Website Is Not a Marketing Plan

The main reason our clients become so successful is because our process helps them untangle their fragmented marketing activities, re-calibrates them with Google best-practices, and ties them all back together to an optimized website.

We Break the Spray & Pray Cycle

When your SEO-optimized website becomes the referral source for all of your content and marketing, you start to build generate the signals of Experience, Expertise, Authority and Trust that Google uses to rank your site, and your customers need to buy from you.

10x Your ROI With a Cascade of New Wins

When you start marketing with strategy, you can create multiple wins with less dollars.

We use SEO research to take the guesswork out of marketing strategy, and use your customers’ search behavior to  build an SEO-friendly website from the ground up.

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"Opportunities Multiply As They Are Seized" - Sun Tze

How can you design your website or create its copy if you don’t know what questions your clients are asking, or what keywords they are searching online?

If you know your most important keywords, you can actually reverse engineer a website around your ideal customers’ search behavior. 

Common sense, right?

But so many web developers in Kansas City and around the country pay little or no attention to SEO during the design process.  In fact, most of them use pre-made websites and templates that are meant to make web development easy, not rank on Google.

So….you end up with a pretty website but no increases in leads or traffic.  Or worse – you launch your new website and lose your rankings and the phone stops ringing.

100% Custom WordPress Website Development in Kansas City

We make high ROI web design easy by using marketing science and keyword research to guide the design process.  Without a scientific approach, your site will be determined by the creative whims and subjective opinions of graphic designers.

We Don’t Let the Tail Wag the Dog

We design sites based on Google’s best practices as defined in the Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines.

We also incorporate Storybrand principles into our layouts as well as our messaging and copy writing.


seo & growth marketing

"Strategy without Tactics is the Slowest Route to Victory" - Sun Tze

When you launch a new website, it’s not the end of your project, it’s the beginning of your marketing.

Our ideal clients partner with us for web design and SEO-driven growth marketing. After we develop your strategy, we’ll also help you with tactical execution.

On the day your new site launches, we will be off to the races!  We will be creating videos, blogs and podcasts, and more than likely, helping you write your first book.

SEO Amplifies All of Your Marketing

Many of our clients get an initial Google boost within 30-60 days after a new website launch, but it generally takes 3 to 6 months for minimum results, and 6 to 12 months or longer for more complete results.

We Want To Be Your Growth Marketing Partner

SEO is a long game and an investment in the future. For those companies with the budget to finance a growth marketing strategy, AND the patience to execute SEO services over time, the payback it usually pretty incredible. 

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Who We Are

your local solution for kansas city website design & seo

phil singleton seo expert

Phil Singleton is a nationally recognized SEO expert and has co-written three best selling books on web design, lead generation and Google search engine optimization. 

He is a multi-business entrepreneur and owns businesses ranging from direct mail and public relations, to residential construction and home services. 

Phil’s work has been featured on dozens of national media sites and he is currently an official member of the Kansas City Business Journal’s Leadership Trust, where he provides insight and expert opinion on the topics of web design, search engine optimization, Internet marketing and lead generation. 

Phil also hosts a popular podcast on iTunes called “Local Business Leaders” and he is the author of an SEO WordPress plugin that has been downloaded over 850,000 times to date.

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Top Marketing Experts Endorses Our Work

brian halligan hubspot

“..Phil hit the nail on the head. The way people shop and buy has fundamentally changed, an inbound strategy is now a necessity for getting found online and growing your business..”

Brian Halligan

CEO & Co Founder, HubSpot

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joost de valk yoast founder

“There are many pieces to solving the SEO puzzle. From search engine friendly web design and content marketing, to social media and reputation management, SEO for Growth will help you put it all together.”

Joost de Valk

CEO & Founder, Yoast

Ivan Misner BNI

“Today’s buyer often follows a word-of-mouth recommendation with a Google search. SEO for Growth will show you how to create a web presence that will help you convert more of your referral leads.“

Dr. Ivan Misner

Founder & Chairman, BNI

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Did you know?

We've helped over 60,000 business websites....

Our in-house SEO software technology has been downloaded over 850,000 times and currently helps power the search engine optimization & Google rankings for over 60,000 websites around the world.

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Web Design & Development

#1 Kansas City WordPress Developers

If you’re searching for web designers near me, you will be please to know that our local Kansas City digital agency is based right here in the Heartland. Kansas City Web Design® is a unique online marketing and website development firm. Our SEO-friendly web developers provide world-class quality at Midwest prices. We run an efficient, low-overhead operation and pass the savings to our clients.



#1 in Search Engine Optimization

We provide national & local Kansas City search engine optimization services including off-page seo and on-page seo, Google Search Console management, citation and local directory management, Google maps optimization, strategic link building & other ethical & proven online marketing techniques. Our Kansas City SEO® services set us apart from the competition.  


Social Media Marketing

YouTube & Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is not only unavoidable, but also an important ingredient in our SEO recipe. But if you do too much, you’ll have diminishing returns and will waste money.   People search Google for products and services, but they turn to social media sites for the additional social proof they need to make purchase decisions. And YouTube marketing is SUPER important these days. We can help you find your sweet spot on social media.


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PPC Management

We manage hundreds of Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) pay per click campaigns. Our digital agency can help your company create and manage AdWords PPC, display advertising, remarketing and retargeting, and video advertising campaigns. We have been able to drastically reduce ad spend or increase ROI for every new client PPC management account.


Content Marketing

Videos & Podcasting
Blog Writing

Content marketing is the cornerstone of digital marketing.  Our video production team can help you produce highly rankable videos that will improve your rankings while proving your subject matter expertise.  We also help our clients with blog writing blog posts that are not only highly optimized, but also great content for social media distribution.  We also help our clients become authors, as well as incorporate podcasting for those that truly want to dominate their markets.


Reputation Management

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Online Reviews

Aside from keyword research and an SEO-optimized website, online reviews may be the most important element of your Internet footprint.  In order for you to grow your business, you must be proactive and consistent about getting online reviews, especially Google reviews, for your business.   With our reputation management services, we can help you build a system that will fast track your online review strategy – meaning you will get more good reviews while preventing bad reviews.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does Web Design Cost?

You can get a basic DIY website from Wix, Weebly, SquareSpace or Godaddy and the like start at around $10/mo or more. These sites aren’t very SEO friendly, but a great starting point for companies with little or no marketing budget.

In terms WordPress web design, you can get a Craigslist’s freelancer or an offshore developer to build you a website for anywhere from $500 to a few thousand dollars or more.  These websites are built from a pre-made website themes, and perhaps even from a a web-builder website like one of the one mentioned above.

You should expect to pay a few thousand dollars or more for a basic WordPress website by an independent freelancer or small agency typically. A highly optimized website design by SEO experts may cost more depending on the required features, geographic scope and level of market competition.  There is a wide variation in creative and SEO talent in the boutique agency space.

Local creative and digital agencies will typically charge alot more (etc)

Get Your Free Copy of Our Popular Pricing Guide

Have you ever wondered why some web designer charge $1,000 or less for a website, while other web development agencies charge $100,000+ and literally everything in between? How can pricing be all over the map like this? We’ve created a pricing guide that will shed light on how the website industry prices websites, what to look out for in terms of red flags and pitfalls, and how to avoid the heartache of getting burned by a web design agency. We promise that once you read this ebook, you’ll get the inside scoop and ready to get the best new website for your budget.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free, open-source Content Management System that enable you to quickly and easily edit your website copy and other website content such as images and videos.

WordPress is written in a coding language called PHP that uses a MySQL database. WordPress is currently the world’s top CMS and it powers over 30% of all websites, and over 50% of all new websites.

WordPress is the easiest and most powerful blogging and website builder in existence today.  Not only is the core software free, ten of thousands of WordPress developers offer free-plugins that enable you to quickly and easily add features to your website.  And because WordPress is so popular, it is very easy to find development help in your area or online to troubleshoot or help you with adveance enhancements.

WordPress is an excellent website platform for a variety of websites. From blogging to e-commerce to business and portfolio websites, WordPress is a versatile CMS. Designed with usability and flexibility in mind, WordPress is a great solution for both large and small websites.

What is Google Friendly Web Design?

Google-Friendly Web Design or SEO-Friendly web design is a method of website design that make is easy for online search engines, specifically Google, to find your content and rank your website content in its search results.

In our to make your website Google-friendly, you should give visitors the information they’re looking for by providing high-quality content on your pages, especially your homepage.

This is the single most important thing to do.

If your website pages contain useful information, your content will attract many visitors and entice other websites to link to your site.  The only way to accomplish this is by creating an SEO-friendly website AND filling it with  helpful information that are clear and that accurately describe your topic.  You must do keyword research and bake this data into your website pages in a way that is natural and organic.  You can’t fill your page with lists of keywords or create pages on your website just for ranking purpose, otherwise, Google may ignore your website or ban if from it index.

For more detailed information please check out our blog post on SEO friendly web design.


Do You Build Websites Without SEO?

In the early days of our agency, we would build SEO-friendly websites as standalone projects.  But over the years, we found that the clients and businesses that became the most successful were those that hired us for web design and SEO.  For the last several years, we have only developed new website for companies that intend to hire use for ongoing marketing and SEO services.

Digital Marketing Resources


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Your blog post angle is everything. It’s what sets your post apart and offers readers unique insights. But did you know that your blog format