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Copy, Paste, Adjust, Publish – plagiarism online!

Think about it. What keeps someone from visiting your website, selecting your content, right clicking, copy, switch to another site and paste? Who is watching? Who will ever know? In the literary world, we are protected by copyrights, and very strict copyrights to boot. In the music […]

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How do I get my website to the top of the search? It’s all about putting keywords in website content

Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Mysearch – These search engines are just a few of the engines that can search for any tiny shred of information that you need but you need to have the right keywords in website content to make sure that when the engine searches, your websites […]

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SEO Checklist – optimise your website correctly so that search engines find your website

SEO Checklist – optimise your website correctly so that search engines find your website

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is an essential basic for all websites. If you have never constructed a website and you want a website that brings in visitors you are well advised to find a professional web developer to develop your website. The construction of websites has become […]

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Website content is the most important element of SEO

Website content has come into its own, finally! Since we now know that content is so important, let us take a look at what good content is so that you can optimise your website for the best possible results. The simple fact is that websites with good […]

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Ecommerce websites for your online shop

Ecommerce websites are rapidly becoming more popular as people feel safe buying online.  It has taken some years for Ecommerce websites to gain traction but as more and more Ecommerce shop websites blossom online because of safe payment gateways more people are changing their buying habits. An […]

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How do I promote my website? How do I get my website found by potential clients?

You have had your website designed and developed. It looks beautiful and you are really proud of your new website. You have paid for it and it has been published. Hooray! Now you wait expectantly. After all your hard work you are expecting visitors and hopefully hoards […]

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How can I get my website found online?

Your website is published but nothing is happening… You have spent money on having your website designed, developed and published. You thought that was all you had to do, not so? Nobody told you that this was just the beginning of the process, did they? They didn’t […]

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About cheap web design

When it comes to web design a cheap price is actually really expensive if you don’t get what you want. Cheap web design is most definitely not cheap if it does not deliver. No matter how little you pay for a website, if it does not bring […]

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What is White Hat marketing? What is Black Hat marketing?

Understanding what White Hat and Black Hat marketing is will be important if you are about to market a website White Hat marketing is the term used to describe good web marketing practices. Good website marketing practices include: Writing web content that is unique Writing website content […]

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Web marketing and Penguin 2.0; good web content and inbound links are essential

Web marketing is in a state of change once again, oh me oh my, what is Google doing to us defenceless web marketers and businesses online? Algorithms get a little tweak here and there by the search engines but those “little tweaks” can devastate a business, let […]

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Blogging for niche websites – will it help my website get found on search engines

Blogging for niche websites, that is websites in the same business arena as your website, is one of the most powerful ways of gaining traction with search engines and improving your website ranking. Why? Because you will get links back from the website you are blogging for […]

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The price of websites in South Africa

The price of websites in South Africa can vary considerably. Naturally the professionalism of the website can also vary considerably and often the price is linked to how professional your web designer is. The price of a website can also depend on where your web developer/ website […]

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Backlinks to your website improve your business

Backlinks to your website (links coming back to your website) are extremely important in building your website SEO. Why are backlinks important? They are important because they tell the search engines that other websites are linking to your website and this means (to the search engines) that […]

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Copy writing (or writing content) to promote your own website

Copy writing is all about writing content for your website. Content is Information and information is something we can all give away for free. Think of information as a gift you give to your readers. If the information you give them is interesting, helpful and worth something […]

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Content marketing for your website can bring you clients for free and help you make money

You have a website, right? You are wondering why your website simply languishes out there somewhere in cyberspace without bringing clients to you, right? I have good news for you; your website can be a powerful marketing tool and it can bring business to you. Your website […]

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Are Directory Submissions useful for getting links to my website?

Links to your website are an essential component of Search Engine Optimisation which ultimately means being found online by search engines. Directory submissions are one of the ways to obtain links but submissions can be a real mission! It is a boring job but it is essential […]

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Micro blogs and feeder websites

High quality incoming links can be generated by setting up micro blogs and feeder websites, in fact this is a really good way to generate incoming links. By simply clicking a button it is possible to add a multitude of links using methods such as Discussion Forum […]

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Why content is king!

Take a look at this graphic illustration on why CONTENT IS KING.

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Fantastic Website Service!

I have not had better service from anybody in my life than I have had from Lyn Gunell of Website-Design South Africa – and that is not an exaggeration! I needed a website but was at a total loss at where to start.  Fortunately I met Lyn […]

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I love my website! Thanks

Thank you Website-Design South Africa for the excellent service I received regarding my website. I was very surprised to see how quickly it was built and operational on the search engines. I have already had clients calling me from the website. I am thrilled with the Analytics […]

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We are very satisfied

Royal Society of South Africa: “The Society originally approached Lyn to assist with its first website upgrade because we had seen her previous good work on the Barrydale site.   We were happy with the result so we sought her assistance again on the latest upgrade.   She had […]

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The importance of content in your website

It is not common knowledge that content (articles, copy, or what you write) on your website is extremely important. Why is it important? Well, it is the job of search engines (or web crawlers) to give those searching for information the information they are looking for and […]

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Should I copy and paste content from the web to my website?

If you are writing content for your website to enhance your chances of being found online by search engines DO NOT copy and paste content (articles or copy) from the web. Search engines are capable of figuring out if content has been plagiarised and then the content […]

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Is (SEO) Search Engine Optimisation important for websites?

Yes! SEO is essential for websites! If you don’t get the basic search engine optimisation (SEO) done correctly on your website you are going to battle to market your website. If you don’t market your website you will not get visitors to your website. If you don’t […]

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What is an algorithm and how does it relate to finding websites?

According to Wikipedia, an algorithm is: “In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm Listeni/ˈælɡərɪðəm/ is an effective method expressed as a finite list[1] of well-defined instructions[2] for calculating a function.[3] Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning. In simple words an algorithm is a […]

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Are meta descriptions important?

Your Meta Description does not affect your placement or ranking in search engine results but it is extremely important for the humans who find the listing on the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs). This is because the meta description is what people see and it is this […]

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How to make the images on your website SEO friendly

Don’t ignore your images when it comes to Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) because traffic from images is extremely underrated. Since search engines cannot read images but they can read the metatags, titles and descriptions you give each image. Help the search engines to find you by using […]

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Keywords and where to place them

Content is king when it comes to your website marketing and search engine strategy and it is very important to place relevant keywords into relevant contant. By using relevant content which is published frequently you can send your website to the top of search engine results. It […]

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Linking: internal and external links

It is important to understand that each time you link to a page, a post or to another site, you are “leaking”  from your own site. In other words you are making your site weaker in terms of being ranked by search engines. Linking is a double […]

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Keyword spamming or stuffing

Keyword spamming or stuffing is an unethical search engine optimisation technique and occurs when keywords are overused in content or meta-tags. Often keywords are used which have no relevance to the website but they are used to try to drive traffic via search engines to the site. […]

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Using keywords correctly

There are simple guidelines to using keywords;  if your content reads naturally (with the keywords interspersed) then you will probably not be penalised by search engines for “keyword spamming” or “stuffing”.  Place some keywords in the first and last paragraphs of your content as well as in […]

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Which is best – WordPress or Joomla?

Which is better, WordPress or Joomla ? I have used both platforms and they are both excellent open source and free. Both Joomla! and WordPress have their attributes and I have been happy with both. I find, however, that WordPress is more user friendly than Joomla! WordPress […]

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Don’t try to fool search engine spiders

It is difficult to imagine how sophisticated search engines are – at least I have problems getting my head around their sophistication. It is all about algorithms, I know, but I am still amazed at what these spiders, or whatever we want to call them, can compute.  […]

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“No follow” code for links

Whilst links, both external and internal, are important aspects of your SEO strategy, external links present a problem. We would all like to have as many links coming to our website as possible but in order to have that advantage most of us have to give away […]

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It is really easy to self-manage a website

All you need to manage your own website, when it is constructed for self-manage, is a password and about 20 minutes instruction. To make it even easier we give instruction over Skype or the telephone.

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