Welcome to South Africa Online Business Listing
We’re so glad to have you enhancing your online presence and using Local
Business Listing for your digital services! This guide is meant to provide you
and your team with specific information of what you need to help get your
business off to a great and productive start
As digital marketers living in two different continents(Africa and United
Kingdom) we discovered that a lot of small businesses are not online nor are
they enhancing and improving their online presence, most importantly;
businesses are leaving money on the table. Our mission is to help local
businesses to be found by clients on Google through our local online
directory, social media and websites alike using our digital marketing skills.
Our main focus is the township and this is due to little improvement in these
communities and lack of digital knowledge. We just want to help our local
communities and not just concentrate on developed suburban areas.
Your local sales and marketing assistant In Pretoria, South Africa is Kabelo
who is a Google certified digital marketer with experience in registering
businesses on Google, writing digital marketing strategies and graphic
Vusie is the manager who currently resides in Peterborough, United Kingdom
and he is a fully qualified digital marketer with over 15+ years experience. His
expertise is in Search Engine Optimisation(SEO) and web development.
Information we need from you:
According to Google, businesses with photos see 35% more clicks to their
website for Google Business page.
Take quality photos(minimum of 4) of your location, your products, your
staff, even your customers (with permission, of course).
Photos should be at least 720 pixels wide by 720 pixels high and JPG or
PNG files. Adding photos will help lend credibility to your business.
It’s important to enter your business hours, but equally important to update
them whenever they change.
Google offers the ability to customize hours for holidays and other special
events, and it should always be used to keep your site accurate and users
Please send us your business opening hours, including holidays and
To optimize and write the “from the business” section of your Google
● Use all 750 characters, with key information in the first 250 characters.
● Repurpose content from your “About Us” page or mission statement.
● Use keywords your audience uses to find businesses like yours.
● Don’t repeat any information already visible in the other sections of
your profile. Use this space to talk about what sets you apart from
competitors and what customers like most about your business.
A logo is the face of your business.
Help your customers recognize your business on Google. For businesses
that have their basic information (phone number, hours, etc.), the Business
Profile will highlight the logo.
Please send your logos in the following formats:
● Transparent logo
● High Resolution
● Vector File
Weekly Content To Send
In order to rank high on Google search and Maps, your business needs to
have content and it should use content for marketing.
What do we mean by content?
Content consists of articles, blog posts, videos and other media that
positions a provider as an expert in his or her field. Dental online content
should be educational and poised to provide value for customers rather than
be strictly promotional.
▢ Create a list of common questions and answer such as “What to do in
a dental emergency?”
Minimum of 4 question and answers
▢ Discuss your opinions of fashion trends that affect oral health such as
piercings, gold teeth and other uncommon cosmetic procedures.
Minimum 250 words.
Articles will be needed for 4 weeks and will be posted on your Google
Business Page weekly.
iNFORMATION YOU NEED TO SEND
With over 80% of South Africans using smartphones, searching for products
and services it’ll will be online. When your service is being searched,
customers need to easily find your:
● Photos of staff or products
● Opening hours need to be clearly visible
● Business description should describe all the services you provide in
● Logo should be of good quality and should describe the type of
service you provide.
● You need to send a minimum of 250 words article every week for 4
weeks which will be posted on your Google Business page
For best results it is very important to keep your Google page and other
online platforms active which will help your business rank higher. If you can’t
provide any of the information above and you need assistance, we can
assist but a fee will apply.