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Best SEO Company South Africa - July 2014

RANK COMPANY NAME YEAR FOUNDED REVENUE FULL TIME EMPLOYEES ACTIVE CLIENTS CLIENT RETENTION RATE PRICING CLIENTS Overall Score Composite score based on criterias and quality of work observed.
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Off Page Optimization Firm's ability to creatively tackle off-page optimization factors. On Page Optimization Firm's ability to creatively tackle on-page optimization factors. Keyword Analysis Firm's competence and methodology in performing keyword analysis. Needs Analysis Firm's ability to enter systemic methodology to determine client goals and aspirations and then create a tailor-plan according to the specific needs. Reporting Methods Firm's reporting methods (frequency, content within the reports, and guidance for next steps are all measured). Change in Rank Indicates shift in rank from previous month's rank.
1st Award
PERONii Solutions

Cape Town, South Africa D. Tolken 27-214224215 _ Visit Website
2010 $1 million - $2,999,999 26 - 50 41 87% L Liberty Life, QuaWater, Anchor Yeast, Poker Room
98.6%
99 100 99 98 97 +2 More Info
2nd Award
Synergize

Cape Town, South Africa Shaune Jordaan 27-214614992_ Visit Website
1999 $1 million - $2,999,999 11 - 25 80 94% M Colcacchio, Aroundaboutcars, Drive Africa, Drive South Africa
100%
100 100 100 100 100 +2 More Info
3rd Award
eTraffic

Pretoria, South Africa Johann Nortje 27-127717640_ Visit Website
2007 $1 million - $2,999,999 26 - 50 35 93% M Softline VIP, CADAC- Outdoor Adventure, Holiday Autos, Prue Leith
99.2%
100 99 100 99 98 -2 More Info
4
Easy SEO

Rivonia, South Africa Confidential 27-0100403024_ Visit Website
2008 $3 million - $4,999,999 26 - 50 59 99% H buynotebooks.co.za, businessfurnitu re.co.za
99%
98 100 99 98 100 -2 More Info
5
Elevate Marketing

Gauteng, South Africa Camrenn Ball 27-0833884909_ Visit Website
2010 Under $250,000 1 - 10 50+ 88% L Confidential
99.6%
100 99 100 100 99 NC More Info
6
iLogic

Johannesburg, South Africa Carrie Teale 27-115626777_ Visit Website
2005 $250,000 - $999,000 26 - 50 50+ 100% M BigBlue, Primedia, Eskom, Ratesdirect
98.2%
100 98 99 98 96 NC More Info
7
Bruce Clay Africa Middle East

Century City, Cape Town, South Africa Bruce Clay 27-0215518183_ Visit Website
1996 $5 million - $9,999,999 51 - 100 200 95% M CondeNet, Edmunds, Turner Broadcasting, AT+T
98%
100 97 100 96 97 NC More Info
8
R.O.I. MEDIA

Cape Town, South Africa Allen Jaffe 27-0861764669_ Visit Website
2010 $5 million - $9,999,999 26 - 50 76 98% H Future Now, My Gate, My Camera, Carrol Boyes
97.8%
96 99 97 100 97 NC More Info
9
Quirk

Cape Town, South Africa Rob Stokes 27-0214627353 _ Visit Website
1999 Under $250,000 1 - 10 32 88% L Woolworths, Virgin, The Unlimited Group, London Vision Clinic
97.4%
96 97 98 97 99 NC More Info
10
o5webdesign

Gauteng, South Africa Riaan Coetzee 27-0126642545_ Visit Website
2002 $1 million - $2,999,999 11 - 25 33 80% M dolphinza.com, Rockpool 1208, abangane.co.za, safari4x4hire.com
96.8%
97 98 97 95 97 NC More Info

Evaluation Criteria - How We Identify The Best SEO Company (ies) in South Africa

The independent authority on search vendors, topseos.com, evaluates and ranks the best in the internet marketing industry. Through in-depth vendor analysis, review of work completed, and client evaluation, we put together a list of the top search engine optimization companies in the industry. Our in-depth analysis delves into a vendor’s business practices and compares them against industry standards to ensure that the work is quality. Often times we connect directly to the clients of a vendor and ask about their overall experience as well as details about the processes, reporting, and success of the campaign.

There are five key areas identified by topseos as significant for a successful SEO campaign:

The first is needs analysis. At topseos, we evaluate the ability of a vendor to identify the unique needs of their clients. What processes are in place to gain an understanding of the client's business? How is that information used to identify the SEO needs of the client?

The second aspect evaluated by topseos is keyword analysis. What methods were used to create an effective keyword list and how were the keywords chosen? Does the company target competitive keywords, or just simply find keywords that the client will rank easily for?

Next we evaluate the on-page optimization work that is completed by the vendor. Does the vendor have a clear understanding of how search engines rank sites and assess a vendor's understanding of how search engines rank sites. How do they determine title tags and meta tags and what role does keyword density play in their optimization strategy?

The vendor's knowledge of off-page optimization is another important factor in our evaluation process. We review the vendor's off-site work to rank the page higher in results through things such as link building, advertising campaigns, and online press release distribution.

Last, a highly important part of the relationship between an SEO firm and their clients are the reporting methods. Do the reports provide clear and concise content that is valuable to the reader? Does the firm offer suggestions on where to go next?

General Queries

  • What type of needs analysis was conducted before work initiated?
  • What type of a ROI were you anticipating, what was achieved and in what time frame?
  • What would be 3 things you would change about your experience?
  • What was your total investment?
  • Rate your overall experience (1-10; 10 being the highest).

 

Project Specific Queries :

  • What are the most competitive keywords you have been able to rank on the major search engines and how long did it take you to achieve those rankings?
  • Did the agency modify the way they achieved higher rankings for you based on the Universal Search model introduced by Google? How?
  • How comprehensive, specific, and useful are the reports that are offered to the client? What metrics do they cover?
  • Do the reports inform you what the next set of steps ought to be to achieve higher rankings and when you can expect to achieve the next set of goals by?
  • How many of your top industry keywords rank in the top 10? Which ones?