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SEO vs. PPC - Which marketing strategy is best for your business?

September 12, 2019

In the digital marketing world, it is vital to understand which marketing strategy will produce the best results for your business. Two options are Search engine optimization (SEO) or pay-per-click advertising (PPC).

Join our CTS team at Sacramento Century Challenge

August 30, 2019

Join us on October 5, 2019, for the 6th Annual Sacramento Century Challenge sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sacramento. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery Program.

Our SEO team is constantly expanding upon their expertise

August 30, 2019

When potential customers search Google for a business such as yours, it’s important that your website be on the first page of search results, and not buried on other pages. At Capitol Tech Solutions, we can help your business appear on the first page of Google by implementing Search Engine Optimization (SEO). When your website reaches the first page of Google’s rankings, you will see an increase in traffic and leads.

1 STOPlighting hits 10K Followers on Instagram!

August 23, 2019

We are proud to announce that our client, 1STOPlighting, has reached 10K followers on Instagram! 1STOPlighting, an eCommerce retailer located in Sacramento, CA, has built their business by successfully selling home lighting products through their online store.

Why do we prefer Xamarin for Mobile Application Development?

August 21, 2019

We are in the era of mobile applications. Mobile applications are a popular alternative to mobile websites because of their efficiency and performance capabilities. If you are thinking about building an application for Android, iOS, or even Window phone platforms, Capitol Tech Solutions has got you covered!

My experience at FileMaker Developer’s Conference 2019

August 19, 2019

I'm Chuck Merkle, a Senior FileMaker Pro developer since 1998. This year I was fortunate enough to attend the FileMaker Pro Annual Conference, and below is my take on the excellent event.

Alex Wright achieves Google Analytics Certification

August 14, 2019

Our front-end web developer Alex Wright has recently achieved certification for Google Analytics. Google Analytics is one of the most popular analytics software on the market because of its ability to collect a massive amount of data related to how users are finding and interacting with websites. Having the ability to decipher the information provided by Google Analytics gives our web developers the ability to maximize the website performance of all our clients’ sites.

What is a Cloud Architect?

August 13, 2019

As cloud technologies grow, Cloud Architects are becoming more and more prevalent. A cloud architect is an IT professional who is responsible for overseeing a company's cloud computing strategy.

Capitol Tech Solutions selected by the California Energy Commission for Software Evaluation and Assessment

July 24, 2019

"We are excited to be selected by the California Energy Commission to work with their Renewables Portfolio Standards Online System," said Bobby Reed, CEO and founder of Capitol Tech Solutions.

Why is 4G LTE Cat M1 a game changer for IOT?

July 20, 2019

At Capitol Tech Solutions we work with our clients to design, build, and optimize Internet of Things(IoT) applications. When discussing IoT devices that use cellular networks our clients usually have one of two comments.

IoT trends that will change how businesses collect and think about data

July 17, 2019

At Capitol Tech Solutions we work with businesses of all sizes and are constantly offering the most up-to-date technology an digital trends for our clients. In keeping up with the latest technology we are seeing a great shift towards Internet of Things (IoT) acceptance.

Capitol Tech Solutions welcomes our new hires to the Digital Marketing team

July 12, 2019

“We are thrilled to have recently added four new employees to our CTS team,” said Bobby Reed, CEO and founder of Capitol Tech Solutions. “These additions are all on the digital marketing side of our business and will help meet the rapid growth we have seen in that area recently.

Capitol Tech Solutions is proud to be recognized on “Largest Software Development Companies” in 2019

July 09, 2019

“We are thrilled to be included in the Business Journal’s list of largest software development companies in 2019,” said Bobby Reed, CEO and founder of Capitol Tech Solutions.

Capitol Tech Solutions Becomes a Certified Google Partner for Digital Marketing

July 09, 2019

"We are very excited to officially be a Google Partner. We now have exclusive access to many Google training programs as we continue to offer our clients the best ad spend opportunities," said Bobby Reed, CEO and founder of CTS.

5 Tips to up your Social Media Game in 2019

March 15, 2019

The digital marketing team at CTS has gathered a few of our favorite ingredients to create a “recipe” for a successful social media program. See what tips you can incorporate into your Social Media Marketing efforts below.

Capitol Tech Solutions employees support Big Brothers Big Sisters

February 28, 2019

Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization founded on providing children facing adversity with professionally-supported one-to-one mentoring relationships to make a positive impact in their lives.

People love us on Yelp award 2018

January 09, 2019

Capitol Tech Solutions was recently honored with the 2018 "People Love Us on Yelp" Award. This is our third award this year alone for our digital marketing services. We were also honored with the 2018 Silver Davey Award and a Best of Sacramento Award for our work in digital marketing and web design.

CTS Supports Sacramento’s Run To Feed The Hungry Thanksgiving Day Fun Run

December 04, 2018

This past Thanksgiving, Capitol Tech Solutions (CTS) participated in the annual Sacramento Run to Feed the Hungry. The fun run supports the efforts of the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS), which provides food, clothing, education and hope to 157,000 men, women and children each month.

Is Your Website Ready to Win in 2019? | Free Website & SEO Analysis

December 04, 2018

Are you customers finding you online? Just having a website for your business isn’t enough these days. There are multiple factors that can help or hurt how Google and other search engines rank your website. Luckily you have found your FREE Website and SEO Analysis Report!

3 Simple steps to help you write Engaging and Effective Content for your website

December 03, 2018

We recently published an article about Creating Content and How it Helps Your Business Succeed Online. The post discussed topics ranging from how content marketing helps increase your website traffic to the different platforms and methods people use to consume content.

Capitol Tech Solutions Brings Home Third International Davey Award and the Best of Sacramento Award for 2018

November 28, 2018

Capitol Tech Solutions was recently presented with the prestigious 2018 Davey Award on behalf of the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts. CTS is being recognized for the third time with a Silver Davey Award in the Legal and Law Services category for their website design work for Abrate and Olsen.

Capitol Tech Solutions Achieves PowerSchool Unified Classroom Training Certification

November 19, 2018

Capitol Tech Solutions SIS Division recently achieved certification for PowerSchool Unified Classroom Training. This certification broadens our teams knowledge of PowerSchool, and allows us to continue to grow and support PowerSchool’s incredible growth.

CTS Continues to Expand their Website Design, Development and Software Applications Staff

October 17, 2018

Capitol Tech Solutions, a Sacramento-based Digital Marketing Agency, expands their team of website design and applications development specialists

CTS Supports Ride for a Cause Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Sacramento

October 16, 2018

Cycling Fundraising Event Benefits the Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery Program...

Top 5 PowerSchool Administrator Best Practices

September 20, 2018

PowerSchool is a powerful platform that can, in their words “Power your School District”. Within the last 3 years, PowerSchool has acquired several companies, and has merged the various companies to provide what they call a Unified Classroom. Now, not only can you manage your day to day data with their School Information System (SIS) product, but you can integrate learning, Assessment, and other tools to streamline your district operations.

CTS Excited to Join the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce

May 23, 2018

We are excited to announce that CTS has joined the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce. We believe that the Chamber provides Small Businesses in West Sacramento and surrounding areas many benefits. Our primary reason for joining the Chamber is the opportunity to network with the Small Business Owners and Employees that are creating an enormous impact on the business community.

Best Free Website SEO Auditing Tools of 2018

April 17, 2018

Website development has become more and more complex over time despite efforts to simplify it. The rules continue to change and the range of languages that are accessibility increase and evolve. This creates a scenario where it becomes more and more dangerous to make even simple changes and expect the output to be exactly the same as what was intended or imagined.

2017 People Love Us on Yelp Award Winners | Capitol Tech Solutions

January 12, 2018

Capitol Tech Solutions is honored to receive the 2017 “People Love Us on Yelp” Award. This is the latest award that we have received for our dedicated Digital Marketing work over the last year. Our team previously received a 2017 WebAward from the Web Marketing Association and a 2017 Silver Davey Award for Web Design.

How a Digital Marketing Agency Can Help Grow Your Business 2018

January 09, 2018

With all the demands of running a business, time is a vital commodity. You have a wealth of knowledge about your industry, customers, and how your business runs. If this is all that was required to succeed, you would be a millionaire in no time. But the reality is there are so many other business needs that can take time away from what you do best. Developing and executing a successful Digital Marketing Strategy can top the time drain list.

2017 Capitol Tech Solutions Year End Review: An Evolving Digital Agency

January 04, 2018

What a wonderful year 2017 was for Capitol Tech Solutions. Like any business, there were ups and downs, but ultimately, we grew our team, increased Digital Marketing revenue, and positioned ourselves well for the future.

Capitol Tech Solutions Awarded 2017 Davey Award for Web Design

December 27, 2017

For the 2nd time in 2017, Sacramento Digital Agency Capitol Tech Solutions earned an award for Website Design. CTS was presented with a Silver Davey Award for Wed Design.

Shopify and Instagram Shopping Make Selling Products on Social Media Easier

November 29, 2017

Shopify and Instagram will soon give Shopify Online Stores another sales channel for their products with Instagram Shopping. Select Shopify accounts have already begun the testing process and the feature expected to be rolled out to all accounts soon.

facebook live giveaway

November 21, 2017

To celebrate Sacramento's Run to Feed the Hungry 2017, we're giving away a Fitbit Charge 2! We'll be Live Streaming the event on Facebook as participants of the 10K pass the Capitol Tech Solutions' Midtown office at 2831 G Street (we're located near the halfway point on the course).

Shopify: Review of Benefits for Your eCommerce Store

November 16, 2017

Online shopping is growing at a rapid pace. Global online retail sales are estimated to reach 8.8% of total retail spending in 2018. In the US alone, about a third of Millennials are making many of their purchases online. Their spending tops $600 billion annually, accounting for 28% of all daily per-person consumer spending according to Forbes.

Creating Content: How it Helps Your Business Succeed Online

November 01, 2017

One of the most frequent questions that we get from clients is, “What can I do to help generate traffic to my website?” We have found that clients get the most value by creating relevant content that answers the questions about their business that potential customers are searching for. This strategy is referred to as Content Marketing.

CTS CEO Offers Knowledge to CSUS MBA Marketing Students

October 25, 2017

As the CEO of Capitol Tech Solutions, I am constantly on the lookout for the best future Marketing Professionals in the Sacramento Region. By consistently communicating with the great professors at Sacramento State and UC Davis, I have had the opportunity to be introduced and hire many local graduates that have become key members of our team. To give back, I am always looking for ways to contribute to the education of the future Business Professionals that will lead our industry in the future.

Mobile Application Development: What it Takes to Build a Successful Mobile App

October 11, 2017

When a client wants to build the next great mobile app, the first question is generally some variation of:

Capitol Tech Solutions Wins Web Marketing Association's 2017 WebAward

September 11, 2017

Capitol Tech Solutions, a Sacramento based Digital Marketing Agency, announced today they have been acknowledged by the Web Marketing Association receiving the Medical Standard of Excellence Award for their exceptional Website Design and Development work on the new website for Midtown Dental. Each year, the Web Marketing Association bestows this award as part of their annual WebAward Competition. Since 1997, the WebAwards are recognized as the premier industry based Website Award program in the world.

SEO Benefits Proven Through Data Driven Results

August 29, 2017

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a hot buzz term in Digital Marketing. But, what is Search Engine Optimization and why is it important? The quick answer is that building a new website, no matter how amazing it is, does not guarantee that it’ll effectively drive traffic to the site. When potential customers are searching the web for answers to satisfy a need, or answer a question, they may be looking for your services. Knowing whom your target audience is, and what your prospective customers are searching for is vital to the success of your online business front.

Capitol Tech Solutions is Shopify's Only Expert Partner Service Provider in Sacramento, CA

August 15, 2017

Capitol Tech Solutions recently qualified as Shopify Experts for store setups. If you have an existing store and want it migrated into Shopify we can help. If you want to create a brand new store from scratch we can help with that too. We can make plug-in recommendations when needed and make unique customizations to your theme so that your store looks one-of-a-kind.

New Additions to Our Digital Marketing Agency Team in Sacramento

August 02, 2017

Our Award-Winning Digital Marketing Agency continues its rapid growth to expand SEO, Paid Search, & Social Media Marketing services with two new employees.

Q4 2016 & Q1 2017 WEBSITE DESIGNS

June 07, 2017

2016 wrapped up with some impressive website designs and 2017 has resulted in a huge influx of new sites. All the new designs are fully responsive and each feature unique design layouts and new animation effects.

Digital Marketing Results for our Small Business Clients in May

June 02, 2017

Every day in our office, we work to market our clients business on the web and improve their business. From creating websites to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing, our team of experts develops the best marketing plan for all of our clients. Below are some of the results of our work for the month of May.

Join us this 2nd Saturday - May 13, 2017

May 08, 2017

Join us in celebrating the opening of our new office with food, drinks, and music. This May 13, 2017 from 4pm to 7pm. at 2831 G Street, #110 Sacramento, CA 95816.

How to stage a photoshoot for the web

April 19, 2017

Recently, we took a trip to the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve in Carmichael to do a photo shoot for their new website we created. We had a great experience, and wanted to share some photography tips that not only help create a great website, but that can be beneficial for all of your Digital Marketing.

NationBuilder: A comprehensive online tool for political and fundraising campaigns.

December 20, 2016

Traditionally a combination of separate online tools would be used and managed with their own logins, interfaces, and support. An example might be using WordPress for a blog, MailChimp for newsletters and email audience engagement, Salesforce for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and PayPal as a payment gateway and invoicing tool.

Migrating your online store to Shopify

December 15, 2016

Earlier this year migration from Magento to Shopify was announced to receive a major overhaul so that the process was simpler and more compatible. Already we've began the process of helping a client with that very process. Shopify is continuing to make efforts to help that process extend over to even more platforms including BigCommerce, Volusion and Mozu.

2016 Q3 Website Designs

September 30, 2016

The fall has technically began despite the high temperatures and the CTS team has rolled out some new fully responsive websites. The site designs include some nice animation effects with both light and dark design themes. Quarter 4 of this year is loaded with some very exciting new projects and website designs that we look forward to showing you in the upcoming months.

Help, I broke my WordPress site!

September 19, 2016

That is a call our web design team often receives from small businesses who have a site developed on the WordPress platform. While there can be many reasons for the issue, the underlying cause is generally the same; the technology is constantly changing, which means your WordPress themes and plug-ins need to change as well, and updating them (or not updating them!) can cause problems. Without a true partner in the web business, you could be left with a website that doesn’t function properly, leading to a wasted investment.

Midtown businesses buy building for $1.925 million

August 08, 2016

After years of looking, two midtown Sacramento businesses have found and bought permanent homes. Escrow closed last week on the purchase of 2831 G St. by Capitol Tech Solutions and Midtown Dental Group. The property on two parcels includes a two-story, 10,000-square-foot office building and 24 parking spots, a considerable number for many midtown buildings.

Typography in Web Design

August 05, 2016

Typography has been important for printed materials, though it has not always been as important for the web. Modern web design techniques have been changing this quite significantly and researchers are finding that typography can play a huge role in design and has a measurable impact on your readers.

How Featured Snippets can drive traffic to your website

July 29, 2016

You may have noticed how in many question based searches Google now offers answers before requiring you to actually go to a website. This is what has been coined a "Featured Snippet" and really has nothing to do with any code you placed on a page, but rather how Google is displaying an answer to a question based search in their search engine.

Boost your walk-in customers using Pokemon Go

July 22, 2016

No doubt you've already heard about Pokemon Go and you've likely seen people of all ages walking around staring into their phones playing it. Not only is Pokemon Go a huge gaming fad right now, but it's also a great opportunity to bring in business. Businesses' all across the states are reporting huge boosts in their walk-in sales using some fairly inexpensive tactics.

Capitol Tech Solutions Honored with 2016 Top 10 Best Web Design Firms Award

July 16, 2016

Capitol Tech Solutions, a Sacramento web design firm, was named a winner of the 2016 "Top 10 Best Web Design Firms" award by Top Design Firms, a nationally recognized authority in internet site design. Capitol Tech Solutions beat out thousands of other competitors throughout the country to take home these prestigious honors.

Effective Facebook Advertising

July 06, 2016

Facebook advertising performs significantly better than many other forms of digital marketing that I've tried. For email marketing I've found anywhere around 1-2% is pretty average and that's very similar for Google AdWords. For Facebook advertising I've found 2% to actually be a low performance number and have seen highs above even 10%. That's pretty incredible to have 1 out of every 10 viewers click on your ad!

Ready for a Website Overhaul? Learn from Our Expert Panel! July 27 at Cafe Bernardo

June 27, 2016

Let's face it --our website is a key portal to our company and our brand. It's typically the first impression customers see and work with and a keystone of our marketing efforts. If a website overhaul or refresh is in your future, don't go it alone! Learn from the experience of our speakers and your fellow marketing professionals!


June 24, 2016

The summer has officially begun. This latest quarter we've produced more outstanding and fully responsive website designs, many featuring some subtle and impressive animation effects. If you ever see any animation effects on sites that we've designed and would like to see something similar on your side please reach out to us. Animation effects can be a great way to highlight your page's content and grab your viewers' attention.

Removing Google Analytic Spam to increase web traffic accuracy

June 17, 2016

As a web design and digital marketing company, it is important to us to present out clients with accurate web traffic data. Unfortunately, there are a both spam bots and monitoring services that access your site and skew your analytic results. We will focus on setting up filters today to attempt to only show results of human eyeballs viewing the site, not computer generated spam or monitoring services. This will more accurately reflect how real people interact with your website...

Event: Website Need An Overhaul? Ask Our Experts May 25!

May 19, 2016

Let's face it --our website is a key portal to our company and our brand. It's typically the first impression customers see and work with. Is yours getting a bit dowdy? Been a few years since it's been updated or created? Does it accurately reflect your firm's products and services? If a website overhaul or refresh is in your future, then you have to attend AMA Sacramento Valley's May 25th session on surviving your next website update.

2016 Q1 Website Designs

March 28, 2016

March was a great month and our team finished making some great looking websites. All our websites are designed to be fully responsive so that they look great no matter what size your screen is and no matter what device you're using to look at it with. Check them out!

PowerSchool Services Division

March 05, 2016

Are you ready for the CA Custom Field Data Migration? Will your migration be successful? Will you lose data? Our developers were part of the team that WROTE the migrations for PowerSchool in California, and can now help you migrate without issues.

3 Things you may not have considered when you decided to design your own website instead of hiring a professional firm

February 29, 2016

I'll start by assuming a couple things: (1) you may be tech savvy, but aren't very comfortable working with website languages like HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and (2) you will be attempting to use some kind of software to build your website.

Monthly Newsletter (December)

December 03, 2015

This month we launched our 131st website. Our Facebook page surpassed 200 likes. Like us today if you don't already! We are currently looking to hire some more web designers, web developers, and content & marketing writers.

Monthly Newsletter (November)

November 02, 2015

After a 2 years hiatus our Newsletter is back and here to stay. We are planning to send out a newsletter each month to keep you updated with both our company and the tech industry as a whole.


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