Web Presence & Marketing Strategy
Storytelling: The Heart of Our Digital Marketing services

At Saltwater Stories, we believe that effective online strategy is rooted in the power of storytelling. Our online strategy solutions combine compelling storytelling, cutting-edge design, and effective marketing strategies to help you stand out in the digital age.


SEO-rich websites built for nonprofits, small businesses, and personal portfolios


Average lift in web traffic due to our SEO and marketing strategies

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Delhi-based non-profit
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Latinx news and media
Creative community in San Francisco
A Child For All
Holistic development non-profit for orphans in Mali
Bloomington Friends Meeting
Quaker religious community
nVest Advisors
Wealth management firm
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Amazon agency
The Wisery LA
Network for entrepreneurs
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Vacant Spaces
Art decor
Anker Advisory Group
Real estate consulting
The Kookie Box Co.
Artisan cookie company
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Amrūtha & Co.
Ethical goods boutique
Construction company
Khatamla Women's Cluster
Tribal-women-made goods
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Art for Palestine
Charity for Gazan refugees
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Home-estimating software
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Filmmaker based in Delhi
bridget barnett
Fashion & lifestyle consultant
sumana palle
Writer & creative
maggie rose
Wildlife photographer
dominique luster
Archivist for Black history
scott rank
Historian for Ottoman Empire
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Storytelling: The Heart of Our Digital Marketing services
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end-to-end web & marketing strategy solutions

Understanding Your Goals & Audience

Our end-to-end custom consulting services means we can bring any dream project to life.

Crafting a Compelling Online Story

We conduct stakeholder interviews and market research to develop effective brand messaging that captivates your audience and resonates with your mission.

Developing a Custom Online Strategy for You

We design a custom online strategy tailored to your unique objectives. This includes a combination of web design, paid media campaigns, creative content, targeted outreach, and data-driven tactics to maximize your online presence.
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Powering traffic for e-commerce websites

We completely redesigned Home-Cost's website to make it SEO-rich, resulting in a 312% increase in overall traffic in just six months.

By providing ongoing marketing and SEO services, we are able to build on the strong foundation and continually optimize our web performance and increase traffic.

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frequently asked questions
about our web design services

Q: What services does your web design agency offer?

Our web design agency provides web development, UX design, SEO strategies, and e-commerce solutions to meet your digital needs. We tailor our services to align with your brand and business goals, delivering high-quality solutions that elevate your online presence and drive growth.

Q: Do you have any free resources we can use?

As you start your entrepreneurial journey, you may not be ready to invest in a new logo suite, website, marketing strategy, etc. - we understand and appreciate that. Here are some free resources we recommend:

Looka: AI-powered business name generator that also searches for available domains & creates templated logos

Canva: Logo, presentation, and marketing material templates

Gamma: AI-powered presentation tool

These resources provide templates for free and are not a substitute for intentional, well thought-out, and customized branding. But they do the trick just fine as you figure things out in the first few steps of your journey.

Q: What tools do you use for SEO?

We use Semrush, the industry gold-standard, as our go-to SEO tool. Semrush offers exceptional insights and advantages due to its comprehensive keyword research, competitor analysis, and site auditing capabilities. It empowers clients with valuable data to optimize their online presence, enhance rankings, and make informed decisions to stay ahead in the competitive digital landscape. In addition to our work, our clients are set up with their own dashboard view so that they can also track progress on their end.

In addition, we use Byword, powered by Chat-GPT, to create SEO rich blogs to drive traffic to your website. We also use Google Analytics, Yoast SEO, and other platform-dependent tools to provide our clients with Advanced SEO options.

With the above tools, we create on-site (clean, crawlable site architecture; mobile-responsive or mobile-first designs, SEO-rich content) and off-site strategies (backlinking, online marketing strategy, etc.) to ensure our clients’ websites are as competitive as possible.

Q: Why Saltwater Stories?

Saltwater Stories fuses imagination and strategy, offering end-to-end marketing and community-oriented solutions that bring your vision to life, seamlessly guiding you from inception to realization.

We specialize in crafting holistic marketing and communications strategies that ensure your message resonates with authenticity. Our expertise extends beyond creativity and vision – we excel in project management and offer insightful consulting across the digital marketing and nonprofit landscape, ensuring your endeavors are impactful and strategically guided. We provide a seamless journey from concept to execution to create a compelling narrative that leaves a lasting impact in today's dynamic and interconnected world.

Q: Do you offer social media management and content creation?

We can create social media templates and content that align with your messaging and branding. We do not offer any social media management or engagement services.

Q: Which platform should I choose to host my website?

The choice of web hosting platform depends on your specific needs and goals, as well as factors such design preferences, website goals, budget, scalability requirements, and ongoing maintenance workload. Here are our recommendations:

Webflow or Wordpress if you want great design and functionality

Squarespace if you want something easy to use and maintain

Shopify for e-commerce

Here's a quick overview of some popular options, in order of our preference.

Webflow: Offers a balance between design flexibility and ease of use. It's suitable for those who want more customization and control over their website's design and layout. Great for everyone looking to wow their audience with innovative and trendy features.

WordPress: Highly versatile and customizable, WordPress is great for various types of websites. It's particularly well-suited for bloggers, larger businesses and organizations, and e-commerce sites.

Squarespace: Ideal for those looking for a user-friendly, all-in-one platform that offers beautifully designed templates and ease of use. It's great for portfolios, blogs, and small business websites.

Shopify: Designed specifically for e-commerce, Shopify provides an all-in-one solution for setting up and managing an online store. It's suitable for businesses of all sizes looking to sell products online.

Wix: Known for its drag-and-drop functionality, Wix is beginner-friendly and offers a wide range of templates. It's suitable for small businesses, portfolios, and simple online stores.

While we’re also proficient in other platforms like Square, GoDaddy, ShowIt, etc., we generally don’t recommend those platforms because of SEO challenges and limited customization options.

I can hardly contain my eagerness to recommend the talented force of nature that is Sumana Palle. Without Sumana's direct involvement, I believe our rebranding efforts would be a year behind where they are now, and her presence on our marketing team is sorely missed even today.
Jeremy Torgerson
Jeremy Torgerson
Founder & CEO
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Saltwater Stories is a creative and storytelling agency for grassroots nonprofits and unique small businesses. We work with select clients who align with our values of community, equity, and justice to plan and implement critical projects and tell their stories in a digital age.
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