Month: May 2016

Getting Your Cape Town Business to the Top with SEO Services

A strong online presence is essential when it comes to your Cape Town business, but in order to achieve this you need to have an infallible SEO strategy in place. So how does one go about this? In this article, we’ll take you through the steps to get your business the online exposure it needs to get ahead of your competition and keep it that way.SEO Page Rank

The first thing you’ll need is a website to advertise your products or services. You could try to design it yourself, but chances are it won’t look as professional as it needs to. The best way to go about this is to have it done professionally. You could have your website built by a web-designing specialist. The web-designer is sure to provide you with a beautiful website, but you’ll need more than just a good-looking website to have an online presence.

To have a strong online presence, your website needs to rank high in the search engines. This means that when people do an online search for a product or service that you provide, you want them to see your website on the first page, and preferably in the first 5 websites displayed. In order to achieve this, your website will need to be optimized and this is where hiring SEO services comes in.

First prize is finding a local SEO company that designs websites too. They’ll be able to set up a professional, user-friendly website that has everything in place for them to get started on getting your website to page 1 on the search engines.

If you already have a website, the SEO firm may require you to make a few changes to your website in order for them to be able to do the necessary work to get it to page 1.

Once the SEO consultant knows what products or services your business offers, he or she should be able to perform a keyword research analysis to see which keywords pertaining to your products and services, are searched for most and use this information to advise you which keywords you should try to get your website to rank for. Keywords are the words or phrases that people type into the search engines when looking for products and services.

Once you’ve agreed on which keywords you’d like your website to rank for, the SEO professionals will get to work on getting your website to the first page of the search engines while you continue to concentrate your time and energy on running your business as usual.

A good SEO company will explain that it will take a few months to see the desired results and keep you updated on the progress they’ve made on your website. If a SEO company promises you a number 1 spot in the search engines overnight, it should serve as a warning not to use them. The chances are that they’re using blackhat methods which put your website at risk of being penalized by the search engines.

As is the case with all investments, it is crucial to do proper research on what what search engine optimizers can realise for your business so that you’ll have clear understanding of what to expect. Find out what the going rate for proper SEO services is and make sure you budget for it.

Once you attain the services of a reputable SEO agency there’s only one way your website is headed in the search engines, and it’s to the top.

Cape Town – An Overview

Cape Town is an amazing city. Considered the Tourism capital of South Africa, it is a place that those fortunate enough to visit from abroad leave with a strong desire to return again. This post is an overview of this beautiful City and is a compilation of snippets from different sites that are relevant to this topic. We have included the links so that you can visit these sites to get more insight into your area of interest.

We’ll kick it of with a formal overview from Wikipedia:

Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad [ˈkɑːpstɐt]; Xhosa: Ikapa) is a coastal city in South Africa. It ranks third among the most populous urban areas in South Africa, after Johannesburg and Durban, and has roughly the same population as the Durban Metropolitan Area.[7] It is also the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape.

As the seat of the National Parliament it is also the legislative capital of the country. It forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. The city is famous for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, as well as for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. As of 2014, it is the 10th most populous city in Africa and home to 64% of the Western Cape’s population.[8] It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, reflecting its role as a major destination for immigrants and expatriates[9] to South Africa. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.[10] In 2014, Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by both the American New York Times[11] and the British Daily Telegraph.[12]

Get more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Town

From Cape Town Travel:

Understanding Cape Town

When navigating Cape Town, it’s easiest to think of it in eight areas, each with their own offerings and special character. These divisions are purely for navigational purposes, however, and we encourage you to discover and enjoy the full range of possibilities Cape Town has to offer.

ATLANTIC SEABOARD AND CITY CENTRE

The Atlantic Seaboard, also known as Cape Town’s “Riviera”, stretches from the V&A Waterfront on the north shore of Table Mountain, all the way down the west side of the Cape Peninsula, stopping just short of Hout Bay. It takes in Green Point, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Bantry Bay, Camps Bay, Bakoven, Oudekraal and Llandudno along the way, and includes some of the world’s finest beaches and trendy seafront hot spots. These are all connected by a picturesque scenic drive, flanked by the Twelve Apostles mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean.

PENINSULA

The Peninsula is home to one of the world’s most spectacular passes, Chapman’s Peak Drive, as well as seaside villages and suburbs that remain far from the madding crowd. Cape Point is where the cold Benguela current on the west coast and the warm Agulhus current on the east coast merge, often in cataclysmic confrontation. It is also one of the highest sea cliffs in the world – 249m above sea level. The Peninsula is made up of Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Noordhoek, Kommetjie, Scarborough, Cape Point, Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, St James and Muizenburg. (Read more: http://www.capetown.travel/content/page/maps-guides)

From Cape Town.Gov on Investing in Cape Town

Investing in the City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town is dedicated to providing current and future investors with up-to-date and relevant information so that they are able to make the best possible investment decisions.

To access the City’s latest credit rating from Moody’s Investors Service…

For more information on the City’s long-term borrowings…

To access the City’s latest financial statements and Section 33 Contracts having future budgetary implications…

Go here to get access to the topics listed above: https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/visitcapetown/Pages/Businesstradeinvestment.aspx