Local Rank Hero

Note: Mentality Designs has officially rebranded as Local Rank Hero.

Web Design Company in San Jose, CA

Award Winning Web Design in San Jose, CA

We’re a top-ranked San Jose web design agency that helps local service businesses win online. We build professional-looking websites that generate leads and use local SEO to get your business in front of more customers. 

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Local Rank Hero

A San Jose Web Design Company That Gets You Real Results

Here at Local Rank Hero, we’re all about helping local service businesses get meaningful results from their websites.

Instead of focusing on things like fancy graphics, complex visuals, or custom code (the stuff so many other web design agencies will try to sell you), we only focus on the things that truly matter for getting customers online.

This means that you when you work with us, you won’t just get a website that sits online and looks good….

You’ll get a valuable sales tool that:

  • Helps you stand out from all of your competitors
  • Makes it easy for local customers to find you on Google
  • Brings you a steady flow of inquiries, phone calls, and sales each month
  • Attracts better-fit leads and makes your sales process easier

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How we can help

Our San Jose Website Design Services

From design and development to hosting and maintenance, we offer a wide range of web design services to help your business grow online.

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Custom Website Design

We design and develop full websites that look great and help you stand out from your competitors. If your business is starting from zero online, our custom web design services are perfect for you.

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Website Redesigns

We offer strategic website redesigns for businesses that already have a website but are ready for an upgrade. We’ll give your website a fresh new design while ensuring it is fully optimized for sales.


Local SEO

Your website is only valuable if people can actually find it. We combine web design with local SEO to get your business in front of more customers and help you generate consistent leads online.


Content Writing

Quality website content is critical for turning website visitors into customers. Our team can handle all the copywriting for your new website and create content that is both accurate and engaging.


Website Hosting

We can provide reliable hosting for your website after we build it. Our monthly website hosting plans are ideal for businesses with small teams or who don’t want to deal with the technical side of things. 

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Website Maintenance

Along with hosting, we also offer monthly maintenance service to keep your website up-to-date and fully secure. Our maintenance plans are affordable and ensure you never lose sales because your website is down.

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Need Some Help Creating a Plan For Your Website?

Just give us a call or fill out a form to learn more about our San Jose web design services. We’ll ask you a few questions about your current online presence and then map out a plan to help you start growing online. 

Is your San Jose business falling behind?

Why an Effective Website is Essential For Your Growth

As a local business in San Jose, having a strong online presence is more important than ever before.

Potential customers have more options than they can count, and they’re no longer willing to settle for businesses that don’t seem like the perfect fit.

If they look you up and find a website that’s old and outdated… Or they land on your website and can’t figure out what you do and what makes your business unique…

They will simply leave your website and go find one of your competitors.

At Local Rank Hero, our job is to make your business the #1 choice for customers in your area.

We do that by building websites that look professional and give potential customers all the information they need to choose you over your competitors.

Whether you’re unhappy with how your current website is performing or you’re starting from zero with no online presence, our team is here to help. Schedule a meeting with us today, and we’ll walk you step-by-step through our web design process.  

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Our web design & local SEO Results

What’s Possible When You Partner With Us

By combining conversion-focused web design with local SEO, we’ve helped local businesses in San Jose and beyond get consistent inquiries, leads, and sales online. 

Local Accounting Firm

We built a new optimized website for Joshua & Manan and helped set up their Google Business Profile so local customers can find them. They now get a steady flow of qualified leads every single month:

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Local Landscaping Company

We built Juan a brand new website and optimized their Google Business Profile to improve their local SEO. With these two pieces in place, here is how many leads their business has received in the last three months:

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Local Doula Agency

We built Frances a brand new website and helped them optimize it so that customers can find them on Google. As a result, they no longer have to spend money on Yelp ads and get an average of:

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Local Tours & Rental Company

We built Scott a new website and optimized it so that it shows up at the top of Google search results. They’re now the leaders in their market and get consistent bookings even in slow season:

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Why Choose Us?

See The Impact a Local Hero Makes

Choosing the right web design company can make all the difference in your online success. Here’s why having us handle your website and marketing is the best choice if you want to grow your San Jose business:

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Clear Communication

We don’t believe in using complex jargon and confusing marketing talk. From your first consultation to our monthly reporting, we make sure you know exactly what we’re working on and what results you can expect.


Results That Matter

Most web design agencies don’t get you lasting results because they focus on stuff that doesn’t impact your bottom line. At Local Rank Hero, we only focus on one thing: getting you qualified leads and sales.


Long-Term Support

As your business grows, your website and marketing strategy will need to grow with it. With our team in your corner, you’ll have everything you need to stay on track and continue seeing results year after year.

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Web Design Experts

From content writing and design to WordPress development, we know the web design process inside and out. We’re a small team of web design experts you can trust to get the job done right.


Proven SEO Strategies

Building an effective website isn’t the only way we help you win online. Once your website is live, we get you consistent leads by using local SEO to increase your visibility on Google.


Honesty & Transparency

Integrity is our most important value here at Local Rank Hero. We’re transparent with our pricing, upfront in our communication, and 100% committed to giving you an excellent customer experience.


Trusted By Local Businesses in San Jose & Beyond!

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Start Growing Online With Our San Jose Web Design Services

Don’t be shy! Give us a call or fill out a form to schedule a free, zero-pressure web design consultation. We’ll take a look at your current marketing setup, discuss your goals for your website, and give you our best advice on how to achieve them.

What Goes Into A Local Rank Hero Website?

Everything You Need To Stand Out Online & Get More Customers

After working with local service businesses across multiple industries, we’ve identified the key ingredients that will turn your website into a valuable sales tool.


Professional Design

An effective website make potential customers feel confident working with you. We make sure your website looks professional and gives everyone who lands on it a positive first impression of your business.

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Customer-Focused Content

While design is important, it’s your website’s content that will ultimately get visitors to make a buying decision. We write engaging website content that helps customers understand why your business is the best choice.


Strong Trust Signals

If potential customers don’t trust you, they won’t buy from you. We help you win their trust by displaying things like positive customer reviews, high-quality photos of your team, and relevant qualifications.

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Easy Paths to Action

Too many businesses lose sales because they make it difficult for customers to work with them. We help you avoid that by making sure website visitors know exactly how to request your services.


Responsive Design

With almost 60% of website traffic coming from mobile phone users nowadays, having a mobile-friendly website is more important than ever. That’s why we optimize all our websites for phones, tablets, and desktops.



When it comes to getting found on Google, small details can make a huge difference in your results. We properly optimize your website for SEO so more potential customers can find your business.


WordPress Development

We believe businesses should fully own their websites. That’s why we build all our websites on WordPress–a flexible and user-friendly platform that gives you full control over every aspect of your site.

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Expert Security

A hacked website can take your business offline for days and cost you sales. We make sure your website stays safe and secure by installing the latest security plugins and providing monthly maintenance.


Fast & Reliable Hosting

Quality hosting is critical for ensuring your website stays online and loads quickly. We provide all-inclusive hosting plans that boost your website’s performance while taking all the “tech stuff” off your plate.

Our Web Design Process

How We Build Websites That Help Your Business Grow

Here’s what you can expect when we take on your web design project:


Initial Consultation

We start all of our projects with an in-depth consultation to better understand your business, your goals for your website, and how you see it fitting into your overall marketing strategy.


Website Planning

Once we understand your goals, we create a detailed plan to help you achieve them. This plan includes the site architecture and number of pages, how the website will look, and what content needs to go on it.


Design & Development

Once this plan is in place, it’s time to execute. We build your new website with expert attention to detail, handling everything from writing the content to setting up your email and hosting. 

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Combining Web Design & SEO For Long-Term Growth

While absolutely essential, a website alone won’t guarantee you success. You also need a reliable way to get that website in front of local customers.

That’s why we created the Local Growth System™, a simple marketing strategy that helps you to show up online and generate consistent leads.

First, we build you a professional-looking website that can turn visitors into customers. Then we optimize your Google Business Profile (GBP) so that people can find your business when searching online.

It’s all about making the buying journey convenient for potential customers.

When someone finds your GBP, they’ll be able to look at your reviews, see basic information about your business, and even give you a call if they’re ready to get started.

If they need more information before making a decision, they can then visit your website to learn more about what you do and why you’re the best choice.

For most of the local service businesses we work with, this simple system is more than enough to generate a steady flow of leads month after month. Customers are able to quickly find them and get all the information they need to make a decision.

Curious if this system can work for your business too?

Schedule a meeting with us today and we’ll break down exactly what you can expect when you put the Local Growth System™ into action.

Frequently asked questions

What You Should Know About Our San Jose Web Design Services

Get all your questions answered by our small team of web design and marketing experts.

Project timelines vary depending on the size and scope of your website, but you can typically expect the process to take between 6-12 weeks. This includes time for information and asset gathering, professional content creation, custom design, WordPress development, and quality control.

We keep you updated on our progress every step of the way and are always available to answer any questions you might have during the process.

The costs of web design and marketing services can vary quite a bit depending on the size and scope of your project.

To give you a rough idea, a website by itself usually starts at $5,000. And projects that involve both web design and SEO typically range from $8,000 to $12,000.

Most of our clients are able to make back this investment within six months to a year. And some have seen a return on investment within just a few months of working together.

However, our goal isn’t to get you a quick ROI and call it a day. We build effective marketing systems that will bring you consistent leads and sales year after year. So while you may not see instant results, you can definitely expect to see your business grow over time.

Other than answering some questions about your business and services at the beginning of the project, you won’t need to worry about any of the content on your website. Our team handles the entire writing process and will ensure all of your website content is both accurate and engaging.

Yes. Like any tool or vehicle, ongoing maintenance is crucial to ensure your website continues to function smoothly and securely once it’s online.

We can either show you how to maintain your website yourself or take care of it for you with our monthly maintenance and growth plans. These plans range from $100-$500/month and can include the following based on your needs:

  • Premium website hosting through SiteGround
  • Software and plugin updates to keep your website functioning properly
  • Security checks to prevent hackers from gaining access to your site
  • Monthly cloud backups of all your website content
  • One or more hours of website changes or content updates by our team
  • Analytics tracking and monthly reporting
  • Quarterly website audits where we identify opportunities for growth and improvement
  • Monthly Google Business Profile updates and other ongoing SEO work

Sure. If you don’t already have a hosting plan, we’ll walk you step-by-step through how to purchase and set one up when your site is ready to go online.

We also offer premium SiteGround hosting as part of website maintenance and growth plans–a perfect option if you don’t want to deal with the technical side of keeping your website online.

While we love helping local businesses in San Jose grow online, we also have an office in San Luis Obispo and take on clients all over the country as well.

The strategies we use work no matter where your business is located, and we’ve even helped clients overseas get consistent results with web design and SEO.

Of course. You can find a collection of our latest projects on our portfolio page.

We build all of our websites using WordPress, and here are just a few of the reasons why:

  • Proven Software: WordPress is the world’s most popular software for building websites and is used by 43.2% of websites online. It’s the safe choice for any San Jose business looking to grow online.
  • Full Ownership: Unlike platforms like Squarespace and Wix that essentially rent out your website to you for a monthly fee, you’ll have complete ownership of the site we build for you in WordPress. This means you can decide where it’s hosted and what you’re willing to pay each month.
  • Flexibility: WordPress is a flexible platform that allows us to tailor your website exactly to your needs. Whether you want a simple one-page website or something more complex like the ability to list and sell products, we can make it happen with WordPress.
  • Client-Friendly: Once your website is set up, WordPress makes it simple for you to manage content on your own without needing to know how to code.
  • SEO-Friendly: WordPress is known for being one of the most SEO-friendly platforms around. Combined with our SEO services, your website will be able to show up in front of more potential customers online.

By using WordPress, we’re able to create websites that are good-looking, functional, and easy for you to manage–all while ensuring you have full ownership.

In addition to web design, we also specialize in Local SEO. This is key component in our Local Growth System™, and we recommend it for any business that wants to improve their visibility on Google and attract more customers.

For our existing web design and SEO clients, we also provide website maintenance and ongoing tech support. Think of us as your all-in-one marketing and tech team–handling everything from minor website updates to setting up email marketing software.

Yes. We offer monthly analytics & reporting as part of our website maintenance and growth plans.

Depending on your website and marketing goals, we set you up with a custom reporting dashboard that can include the following data:

  • Website traffic numbers from Google Analytics and Google Search Console
  • Website conversions (e.g. form submissions and phone calls directly from your website)
  • Google Maps rankings and Google Business Profile visits
  • Phone calls and inquiries from your Google Business Profile
  • Email sign-ups from website pop-ups and landing pages
  • Visits to your social media profiles
  • & much more!

Yes. We offer logo design as part of our web design services. We’ll work with you to create a professional-looking logo that stands out and helps your business stick in the minds of customers.

Of course. Whether you use Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, linking your social media profiles to your website is an integral part of our web design and SEO process. Sometimes we do this by putting links in the either header or footer of your website. Other times we use plugins that allow visitors to see your social media content directly on your site.

Regardless of the method, integrating your social media can help maximize your visibility online, make it easier for customers to learn about your business, and even improve your rankings on Google as well.

Let’s Start Building Your New Website Today

We’re a small, friendly team of web design experts who will make the process as easy as possible for you. Send us message and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have before getting started.

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San Jose Native Mark Balliet hosting marketing workshops for the City of San Jose and the Vietnamese American Roundtable.

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We’re Proud to Serve The San Jose Community

Local Rank Hero is a web design and digital marketing agency based in San Jose, CA. We specialize in creating impactful websites, generating consistent leads with local SEO, and providing comprehensive tech support that makes growing your business easier.

Why Are We Based in San Jose?
Known for landmarks like the Tech Museum of Innovation and the Winchester Mystery House, San Jose is an exciting and diverse place for businesses to grow. It’s the “heart of Silicon Valley”, and the entrepreneurial energy can be felt by everyone who lives here.

Our Connection and Commitment to San Jose
Our co-founder and lead web designer, Mark Balliet, was born and raised in San Jose. After joining forces with content writer and website strategist Myles Butler (a California native as well), San Jose seemed like the natural place to start offering web design and marketing services.

Whether it’s building high-quality websites, creating effective local SEO strategies, or even hosting free marketing workshops for business owners, we’re committed to helping the San Jose business community in any way we can.

Our Favorite Things to do in San Jose
We love exploring the diverse attractions in San Jose. Some of our favorites include visiting the Tech Museum, strolling through the Japanese Friendship Garden, and enjoying the vibrant arts scene at the San Jose Museum of Art.

San Jose Businesses We’ve Worked With
We’ve had the pleasure of working with a variety of local businesses in San Jose and the surrounding Bay Area. Our clients include local home remodelers, plumbers, landscapers, in-home care agencies, doulas, psychologists, and more!

How You Can Find Us
Our office is located at the Silicon Valley Business Center, making it convenient for local businesses to visit us for personalized consultations and support. We offer in-person consultations by appointment, and we invite you to book a meeting with us to discuss your marketing goals.

Our Web Design Awards

Voted One of San Jose’s Top Web Design Companies in 2024

This year, Expertise.com named us as one of the best web design companies in San Jose for the second time.

While nothing compares to the satisfaction we get from helping our clients win online, awards like these are a huge honor for us. They reflect our commitment to creating impactful websites that make a real difference for our clients.

If you’re looking for an award-winning web design company that offers both quality work and exceptional service, reach out to us today and start a conversation.

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About Local Rank Hero

Local Rank Hero is located at 1900 Camden Ave Suite 203-2, San Jose, CA 95124. From the San José Mineta International Airport head northwest on Airport Blvd and use the right lane to merge onto I-880 S via the ramp to Santa Cruz. Merge onto I-880 S and continue onto CA-17 S until you take the exit toward Camden Avenue. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Camden Ave and our office will be on the right. Park anywhere in the parking lot and look for Suite 203-2 on the second floor.

We’re open: Sunday Closed, Monday-Friday 9:00 – 17:00, and Saturday Closed.

For additional questions, you can call us at (669) 444-0244.

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