Search engines are the gateway to the Internet; they are the first tool that potential customers use to find the products and services they need. This is why link popularity is so imperative. If the customers do not find your website, you have no possibilities of making any sales.
You're probably wondering what the blazes is popular about a link! Well, in a word—plenty! Link popularity refers to the ranking assigned to your website by the search engines, and it determines the…
Added by Nelson Tan on December 11, 2013 at 4:04 — No Comments
It is a missed opportunity for businesses not to promote on the Internet. For those which are already doing it, it is another challenge to execute a geotargeted marketing campaign to accurately attract location-based leads. In this article I will write about the key steps and tools a webmaster must know in order to harness them for such a campaign creation. Google, being a global, multinational corporation, does not have just one search engine at google.com. There's google.de in German,…Continue
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Search engines are the vehicles that drive potential customers to your websites. But in order for visitors to reach their destination—your website—you need to provide them with effective signs that direct them right to your site by creating carefully chosen keywords.
Think of the right keywords as the "Open Sesame!" of the Internet. Find the exactly right words, and presto! Hoards of traffic will be pulling up to your front door. But if your keywords are too general or overused, the…
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Skyrove, in partnership with MacroLan and Café Caprice, announced today the launch of free Wi-Fi for Camps Bay. Consumers will be able to use up to 100MB of data per device per day, completely free of charge. After that, extra data may be purchased through Skyrove or one of its partners. Skyrove will be offering the landing page to advertisers.
The premium Wi-Fi installation consists of fibre from Cape Town-based ISP MacroLan, and top-end high density outdoor access points…Continue
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Setting up a website is the very first step of an Internet marketing campaign, and the success or failure of your site depends greatly on how specifically you have defined your website goals. If you don't know what you want your site to accomplish, it will most likely fail to accomplish anything. Without goals to guide you in developing and monitoring your website, all your site will be is an online announcement that you are in business.
If you expect your site to stimulate some…
Added by Nelson Tan on December 6, 2013 at 20:10 — No Comments
The typical form of newsletter is a one-way communication where you provide information to customers, such as product updates and announcements. Creating a successful newsletter can be extremely rewarding. Subscribers and customers respond with glowing feedback, online sales jump and your customer relationships and brand loyalty deepens. Here are some useful tips that might help in creating a successful newsletter.
Ask yourself "What is the…
Added by Nelson Tan on December 6, 2013 at 20:09 — No Comments
In case you haven't heard of Google Sitemaps, it is a program set up by Google to encourage webmasters to create a special XML-format sitemap file for Google to spider through. If you go through the official page, you will find yourself boggled if you are not very good at programming.
Thankfully, here's a very simple method for you to create such a sitemap in 7 easy steps so you don't have to spend $97 on some software that purports to do the same thing automatically. You betcha,…
Added by Nelson Tan on December 6, 2013 at 20:05 — No Comments
It’s hard to believe that ice was once a precious commodity. But in the early 1800s, a man called Frederic Tudor (affectionately known as the “Ice King”) made his fortune shipping thousands of tons of ice across the globe.
Until Tudor entered the scene, ice was little more than an inconvenience in winter. Thanks to his persistence, it soon became a standard offering in bars and restaurants – and even hospitals, where it was used to treat fever. It was an expensive operation – laborers…Continue
By Lenoy Barkai
The short answer is: it depends. It depends on whether you are an investor or an entrepreneur. And here’s why.
Investors, get there early!
On the surface, South Africa doesn’t seem to pose the most enticing investment case. Here is a comparison of the country’s GDP growth rate …Continue
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One of the key characteristics of Web 2.0 is participation, collaboration and moderation through the use of web applications. Web 2.0 sites derive their power from the human connections and network effects from this characteristic that is made possible, and grow in effectiveness the more people use them.
The idea of "participation, collaboration and moderation" can take many forms. If you look back history, bulletin boards are one form, online forums are another, online multiplayer…
Added by Nelson Tan on December 5, 2013 at 19:25 — No Comments
Mastery in one's career and consciousness growth simply requires that we constantly produce results beyond and out of the ordinary. Mastery is a product of consistently going beyond our limits. For most people, it starts with technical excellence in a chosen field and a commitment to that excellence. If you are willing to commit yourself to excellence, to surround yourself with things that represent this and miracles (when we speak of miracles, we speak of events or experiences in the real…Continue
Added by Nelson Tan on December 5, 2013 at 19:24 — No Comments
Analyzing your web traffic statistics can be an invaluable tool for a number of different reasons. But before you can make full use of this tool, you need to understand how to interpret the data.
Most web hosting companies will provide you with basic web traffic information that you then have to interpret and make pertinent use of. However, the data you receive from your host company can be overwhelming if you don't understand how to apply it to your particular business and website.…
Added by Nelson Tan on December 5, 2013 at 19:23 — No Comments
By Jacques Coetzee
Afrimakers is the brainchild of ex-Google engineer and founder of HacKidemia, Stefania Druga. The initiative has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo with the aim to inspire and encourage young participants in Africa to…Continue
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This guest post by Cathy Grimes comes after her first successful month of coworking after being introduced to the concept by Wayne from Growth Space. After successfully establishing the Helderberg's first coworking space in Somerset West in 2013, Growth Space will be expanding their reach by opening up a modern, professional coworking…Continue
Added by Wayne on December 5, 2013 at 8:04 — No Comments
If you run a startup or are building a business that involves a foreigner in any way, you'll definitely need the services of an immigration lawyer. Not as costly as one would think, these lawyers are the only resource you can turn to unless you decide to tackle the Department of Home Affairs on your own. (Do not use immigration practitioners or any other form of agency or consultant - only lawyers.)
Here are a few:
Immigration South Africa …Continue
Added by Jess Green on December 4, 2013 at 19:53 — No Comments
Programme Sponsors: Cape IT Initiative (TheCITi), TheBarn,…Continue
By Ian Henderson, CTO at Rubric Language Services (www.rubric.com/za)
With more than a third of the global population online, Web content production is growing faster than ever and website translation increasingly features on executive agendas.
This has far-reaching implications for site owners. What should you bear in mind when translating in 2014?
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Posted by Jonathan Bixby
We often talk about how being entrepreneurs is a hardcore experience. We consider ourselves risk takers and we take pride in going against the grain. We brag about our long hours, our travels and the hardships that we endure to climb the mountain of success.
The reality is that in North America, we live in a society where being an entrepreneur is a relatively safe…Continue