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August 28, 2023

Koios Free Library of Philadelphia signs with Koios. The Free Library of Philadelphia has engaged Koios to manage its Google Ad Grant and provide Analytics support. A Koios subscription lets libraries exercise the full potential of this free advertising program from Google, primarily by exposing their catalogs to online searches. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2023

Koios Introducing Google Ad Grants for Public Libraries. Libraries are increasingly developing their online community outreach. The best way to reach your whole community is by advertising on Google – using a grant from Google to pay for it. If you don't already know about Google Ad Grants, let us introduce you. [Full Announcement].

July 1, 2022

Digital Content Associates DCA and Koios release new library website survey. As part of their continuing efforts to help libraries thrive online, DCA and have released a new survey for librarians designed to shed some light on how library websites are perceived and used. The survey includes questions on discoverability, purpose, and utility and asks how successful librarians think their websites are at supporting the library mission. [Full Announcement].

August 29, 2020

Koios Koios announces leadership transition. Koios, the company that manages free Google advertising for public libraries, is announcing a transition in company leadership. On August 1st, Peter Velikonja, Head of Research, succeeded Trey Gordner as the chief executive at Koios. Gordner, Koios' founder, has stepped back to enroll in graduate school, and will become a part-time advisor. [Full Announcement].

April 29, 2020

Koios Free Ads from Google; Free Expertise from Koios. t's always been Koios' mission to support libraries and nonprofits, and so we have a Free Offer for you in these trying times—no strings attached. Until you open to the public again, Koios will market your library at no cost. All ad campaigns are funded by the Google Ad Grant, so the ads are free already, but we’re also waiving our usual fee, in the public interest. [Full Announcement].

August 26, 2019

Koios Canadian Librarians Launch Marketing Roundtable. Koios, the company that helps libraries show up first in Google results, made its first appearance at the Marketing Libraries Think Tank 2019 event to share knowledge about search engine marketing (SEM) and to propose a new national roundtable for library marketers.Ontario Library Association’s Marketing Think Tank took place in Toronto on Aug. 15 ( Forward-thinking library staff gather annually at this event. Koios was a Think Tank sponsor, and its new National Sales Manager for Canada, Beatrice Pitocco, presented a session on SEM, detailing how nonprofit libraries can place free digital ads online via the Google Ad Grants. In addition, she proposed starting a national roundtable to enable Canadian librarians to share ideas and best practices in online marketing. [Full Announcement].

July 30, 2019

Koios Koios expands Into Canada with new sales manager, roundtable. Koios, the company that helps libraries show up first in Google results, has officially expanded its business into Canada. It made its debut in Toronto at Collision, “the fastest-growing tech conference in North America”. To serve the Canadian marketplace, Koios has welcomed Beatrice Pitocco as National Sales Manager. Pitocco’s experience in sales with libraries and digital marketing stretches back to 2004, when she served as the Eastern Canada Sales Executive for EBSCO. Later, she was a Sales Manager for Canada for Innovative Interfaces, Inc., working her way up to National Sales Manager during her 3-year tenure at III. [Full Announcement].

April 17, 2019

Koios Koios awarded Google Ad Grants Certified Professional status. Koios, the company that helps libraries show up first in Google results, has achieved the designation of Google Ad Grants Certified Professional. This means Koios has been fully certified by Google itself as an official partner that specializes in helping nonprofits win and manage Google Ad Grants. [Full Announcement].

August 24, 2017

Koios Koios and Amigos Library Services announce new partnership. Amigos Library Services announced its addition of library marketing startup, Koios, to its preferred vendor list. Amigos member libraries will receive a discount on Koios products and services that help them show up in local Google search results. [Full Announcement].

March 14, 2017

Koios Koios brings Chattanooga Public Library to local Google search results. Chattanooga Public Library has partnered with library software startup Koios to make their materials visible in Google search results. CPL is one of the first libraries to implement Libre, Koios’ search optimization platform for libraries. [Full Announcement].