Use the Power of SEO: Unlock Explosive Growth for Your Business

Top SEO Agency and Consultant in South Africa - Shaun Oakes

Are you struggling to get visitors to your business website?

Do you wish you could rank higher on Google’s search results and leave your competitors in the dust?

I can help you unlock the full potential of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and propel your business to new heights.

Are you grappling with any of the challenges below?

“Our website’s organic search visibility has dropped significantly.”

“Our competitors are outranking us for important industry keywords.”

“Our site’s not getting enough targeted traffic from search engines.”

“We’re struggling to optimise our site for mobile search.”

“Our website is not appearing anywhere on Google.”

“Our local search rankings need improvement.”

“We’re struggling with on-page SEO and technical issues.”

“Our website’s loading speed is hurting our search rankings.”

The good news? I can help you solve these SEO issues (and more). Hit the button below to schedule a complimentary consult.

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What is SEO in layman's terms?

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the process of improving your website’s visibility and ranking on search engine results pages (SERPs).

It sounds like I’m stating the obvious, but when users search for products or services related to your business, you would want your website to appear among the top results, right?

So this is where SEO comes in – it involves optimising your website’s structure, content, and backlink profile to make it more appealing to search engines like Google.

“Would SEO even work for my business? Why should I care?”

So here’s the thing – whether you’re a marketing head, business owner or a founder at a startup, SEO can definitely bring a multitude of benefits to your business, including:

  • Increased Visibility: A well-optimised website ranks higher on search results, making it so much easier for potential customers, clients, partners, investors (you name it) to find you.

  • More Organic Traffic: Higher rankings translate to more organic traffic (ie: “free” traffic, or traffic you don’t have to pay for) which is typically more engaged and more likely to convert than paid traffic.

  • Cost-Effective: Unlike paid advertising, organic search traffic doesn’t require ongoing ad spend, making SEO a cost-effective long-term investment.

  • Enhanced Credibility: Ranking high on Google search results signals credibility and trustworthiness to potential customers, clients or partners.

  • Better User Experience: SEO involves optimising your website for both search engines and users, resulting in an improved user experience that can lead to higher conversion rates.

My topline methodology for SEO

A good SEO agency or expert wouldn’t focus purely on a few keyword rankings, but would rather look at things holistically, seeing the full picture of the business and plotting how SEO would plug into and help enable your goals.

And that’s pretty much my approach.

So to start off with, I would want to get a good understanding of your business objectives, who your target audience is, the industry you’re operating in as well as the competitive landscape.

This will help me to create a tailored SEO strategy that aligns with and contributes to your business goals.

ie: I’m not going to chase #1 Google rankings for silly novelty keywords that don’t have an actual impact on your business.

This obviously isn’t a one-size-fits all approach, but typically my methodology includes:

  • Initial Analysis and SEO Audit: I start by conducting a thorough SEO audit of your website, together with an analysis of your competitors and industry, to identify opportunities for improvement and growth (maybe some quick wins and low hanging fruit).

  • Strategic Planning: Based on the analysis, I develop a custom SEO strategy that focuses on the most effective tactics for your specific situation.

  • On-Page SEO Optimisation: I optimise your website’s content and structure to make it more search engine-friendly, focusing on aspects like keyword usage, meta tags, URL structure as well as on-page copy.

  • Off-Page Optimisation: Based on the findings from the Strategic Planning, I work on building high-quality backlinks and improving your website’s overall authority and reputation in the eyes of search engines.

  • Continuous Monitoring and Ongoing SEO: I monitor your website’s performance and make necessary adjustments to ensure consistent growth in organic traffic and rankings.

The actual steps involved in SEO

Right, I’ve explained my basic methodology above, but let’s break things down further into a more granular level, and outline the actual steps involved in effective SEO.

When it comes to the actual search engine optimisation of your business, I follow a systematic approach that covers every aspect of SEO:

Technical Audit

I conduct a technical audit to identify and fix issues that may be preventing search engines from properly crawling and indexing your website.

Keyword Research

I perform in-depth keyword research to uncover the most relevant and profitable keywords for your business (ie: which keywords relating to your business, are people actually typing in on Google or Bing? The ones that will really move the dial in terms of revenue).

Content Creation & Optimisation

I create and optimise high-quality content that targets your chosen keywords and provides value to your audience.

On-Page Optimisation

I optimise your website’s structure, meta tags, headings, internal linking, and more to improve its search engine visibility.

Link Building

I implement various link-building strategies to acquire high-quality backlinks that boost your website’s authority and rankings.

Local SEO / Google Business Profile

If applicable, I optimise your website for local searches, ensuring that customers in your area can easily find and connect with your business.

Performance Tracking and Reporting

I track your website’s performance using tools like Google Analytics and Google Search Console, using the data to guide my optimisation efforts.

Sound good?

If you’re needing some help increasing the visibility of your website – or battling with any other challenge that can be addressed with SEO – hit the button below and let’s have an initial chat to see where I may be able to assist.

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Industries or businesses that can benefit from SEO

SEO can benefit virtually any business that has an online presence, but some industries may find it more valuable than others.

Here are just a few of the many industries or businesses that can typically benefit from SEO:

B2B industries

For B2B companies, SEO can be a powerful tool for generating leads and driving conversions. By targeting keywords that are relevant to your industry and audience, you can attract high-quality traffic to your website and increase your chances of converting those visitors into customers.


Tourism businesses, such as hotels, travel agencies, and tour operators, can benefit greatly from SEO. By targeting location-based keywords, you can attract travellers who are searching for information about your destination or services. This can help you increase your bookings and grow your business.


For eCommerce businesses, SEO can be a crucial part of your marketing strategy. By optimising your product pages and targeting relevant keywords, you can increase your visibility in search results and attract more customers to your website.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

For SaaS companies, SEO can help you attract potential customers who are searching for solutions to their business problems. By targeting relevant keywords and providing valuable content that addresses their pain points, you can increase your chances of converting those visitors into paying customers.

Law firms and accounting

If you’re a law firm and accounting business, you can benefit from SEO by targeting keywords related to your services and local market. By optimising your website and building local citations, you can improve your visibility in search results and attract more clients.


Are you in the healthcare businesses? (eg: hospitals, clinics, psychologists etc.) You can use SEO to attract patients who are searching for information about your services. By optimising your website and targeting relevant keywords, they can increase your online visibility and attract more patients.

This is obviously not an exhaustive list, and as mentioned, pretty much any business can benefit from SEO to some degree, but you get the idea.

The key is to identify the keywords and tactics that will work best for your business and industry, and to develop a tailored SEO strategy that will help you achieve your goals.

Some questions I’m often asked when it comes to SEO

Reading the above, you may still have questions.

I love questions.

Questions are good.

Here are some questions clients will often ask me when we’re discussing SEO, together with my answers to these questions.

What is SEO and how does it work?

SEO, or “search engine optimisation,” is the practice of optimising your website and content to improve its ranking in search engine results pages (SERPs). It works by using a combination of on-page and off-page optimisation techniques to make your website more visible and authoritative in the eyes of search engines like Google.

How long does it take to see SEO results?

Great question and the short answer is… it varies.

The longer(is) answer is that SEO is often long-term strategy or slower burn that requires patience and persistence. Typically, it can take anywhere from 3-6 months to start seeing meaningful results from your SEO efforts.

However, this timeline can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the competitiveness of your industry, the quality of your website, and the effectiveness of your SEO strategy.

How important is content for SEO?

You might get different answers depending on the SEO agency or consultant you speak to (eg: some believe it’s all down to the power of backlinks or changes to the website’s meta data).

But in my opinion, content is a crucial component of any SEO strategy. Not only does it provide valuable information for your target audience, but it also helps search engines understand what your website is about and how it should be ranked.

By creating high-quality, relevant, and engaging content, you’re definitely going to improve your website’s search engine visibility and attract more traffic to your site.

What are the key on-page SEO factors to consider?

On-page SEO refers to the optimisation of your website’s individual pages to improve their ranking in search engine results pages.

Key on-page factors to consider include optimising your page titles and meta descriptions, using header tags to organize your content, optimising your images and videos, using internal linking to improve site structure, and ensuring your website is mobile-friendly.

What are the key off-page SEO factors to consider?

Off-page SEO refers to the optimisation of factors outside of your website that can impact its search engine ranking.

Key off-page factors to consider include building high-quality backlinks from authoritative websites, creating social media profiles and sharing your content, and building brand awareness through public relations and content marketing.

How can I monitor and measure the success of my SEO efforts?

There are a number of tools and metrics you can use to monitor and measure the success of your SEO efforts.

These include tracking your website traffic, keyword rankings, backlink profile, and conversion rates.

By regularly monitoring these metrics, you can identify areas for improvement and adjust your SEO strategy accordingly.

How does Google's algorithm impact SEO?

It may be frustrating for SEO practitioners, but Google’s algorithm is constantly evolving to provide users with the best possible search experience.

As a result, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest algorithm updates and best practices to ensure your SEO strategy is aligned with Google’s guidelines.

Key factors that impact SEO include user experience, mobile-friendliness, page speed, and content relevance.

How important is keyword research for SEO?


Keyword research is a critical component of any SEO strategy.

By identifying the keywords and phrases your target audience is searching for, you can create content that is relevant and valuable to them, and optimise your website to rank for those keywords.

The ”sweet spot” of effective keyword research involves identifying high-volume, low-competition keywords that align with your business objectives and audience needs.

How can I optimise my website for local SEO?

Local SEO is an important aspect of SEO for businesses that operate in a specific geographic area.

Key tactics to optimise your website for local SEO include creating a Google Business Profile page (formerly Google My Business), optimising your website for local keywords, building local citations and backlinks, and encouraging customer reviews and ratings.

Can I do SEO myself or should I hire an agency?

An SEO agency or consultant will probably tell you otherwise 😊 but the reality is yes – you certainly CAN do SEO yourself.

However, the reality is also that it can be a complex and time-consuming process that requires specialised knowledge and expertise.

Hiring a top SEO agency can save you time and gives you the added peace of mind that your SEO strategy is aligned with best practices and the latest algorithm updates.

Additionally, whether it’s an agency or a good SEO consultant, they can also provide you with valuable insights and recommendations to help you achieve your SEO goals more effectively and efficiently.

What are some common SEO mistakes to avoid?

Gosh, where do I start 😊

Common SEO mistakes to avoid include things like keyword stuffing, using low-quality or irrelevant backlinks, neglecting on-page optimisation, ignoring mobile-friendliness, and failing to track and measure your results.

By avoiding these mistakes and focusing on best practices, you can improve your website’s search engine visibility and drive more traffic to your site.

How does social media impact SEO?

It’s an interesting one – while social media does not have a direct impact on SEO rankings, it can indirectly influence your website’s search engine visibility.

Because by creating and sharing high-quality content on social media, you can attract more traffic to your website, increase brand awareness and visibility, and build high-quality backlinks from social media platforms to your website.

What are the benefits of a strong SEO strategy?

A strong SEO strategy can provide a number of benefits for your business, including increased website traffic, improved brand visibility and awareness, higher conversion rates, and greater competitive advantage.

Additionally, SEO can be a cost-effective and sustainable way to attract and retain customers over the long-term.

How do I optimise my website for voice search?

With the rise of voice assistants and smart speakers, optimising your website for voice search is becoming increasingly important.

Key tactics to optimise your website for voice search include using natural language and conversational keywords, providing concise and relevant answers to common questions, and using structured data markup to help search engines understand your content.

How often should I update my website for SEO?

Updating your website regularly is an important aspect of SEO, as it signals to search engines that your website is active and relevant.

However, the frequency of updates can often depend on your business goals and the nature of your industry.

Some websites may need to be updated daily, while others may only need to be updated weekly or monthly.

How does website design impact SEO?

Website design can have a significant impact on your website’s search engine visibility and user experience.

Key design factors that impact SEO include website speed and performance, mobile-friendliness, navigation and site structure, and visual appeal.

By designing your website with SEO in mind, you can improve its search engine ranking and attract more traffic to your site.

In simple terms – if you’re planning or are in the middle of a website revamp for your business, include an SEO professional as early as possible in the process.

What are some effective link building strategies for SEO?

Link building can be quite an important component of SEO, as it helps to establish your website’s authority and relevance in the eyes of search engines.

Effective link building strategies include creating high-quality content that attracts natural backlinks, guest posting on authoritative websites, building relationships with influencers and thought leaders, and leveraging social media to promote your content.

How does video content impact SEO?

Much like voice, video content is becoming increasingly important for SEO, as it can help to improve engagement, increase time spent on your website, and attract high-quality backlinks.

By creating high-quality, relevant, and engaging video content, you can improve your website’s search engine ranking and drive more traffic to your site.

How can I optimise my website for featured snippets?

Featured snippets are a powerful way to improve your website’s search engine visibility and attract more traffic to your site.

Key tactics to optimise your website for featured snippets include identifying commonly asked questions in your industry, providing concise and relevant answers, using structured data markup, and optimising your website for voice search.

How do I stay up-to-date on the latest SEO trends and best practices?

I mean the easiest solution would be to just hire me 😊

But in all seriousness, SEO is a constantly evolving field, and it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices to ensure the success of your SEO strategy.

Key resources for staying informed include industry blogs and publications, attending conferences and webinars, participating in online communities and forums, and yes – working with an experienced SEO agency that can provide expert guidance and recommendations.

Additionally, it’s important to regularly monitor your website’s performance and adjust your SEO strategy as needed to ensure continued success.

Ready to supercharge your business with SEO?

Hopefully the above has given you a good overview of why – and how – SEO can benefit your business and help you gain a competitive edge in your industry.

Seeing as you’re still reading this, you seem very interested, so let me help you achieve your marketing goals and drive explosive growth for your business with my proven SEO approach.

Hit the button below to schedule a complimentary consultation with me today, and let’s discuss how we can work together to boost your business’ website rankings, attract more organic traffic, and skyrocket your revenue.

It will be a “no obligation” call – no hard sales pitch from me – and at the very least you will walk away with some initial insights into your current SEO performance, an idea of areas for improvement, together with some actionable quick wins tailored to your business.

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How SEO can benefit your business

If it’s done right, Search Engine Optimisation can bring you a consistent, regular stream of more leads, more sales, and more revenue from your website.

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