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SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION EXPERTS

GoDiRECT Now Search Engine Optimisation Experts. Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in search engines via the "natural" or un-paid ("organic" or "algorithmic") search results.

Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization(seo) is the foundation for a long term Internet marketing strategy. We perceive SEO as a natural evolution for a well constructed website. A good SEO strategy blends the technical aspect (on-page optimization) and the human aspect (off-page optimization) or the social aspect in a balanced manner.

In the realm of search engine's, there is a very thin line between a good ranking and a spam. The last quarter has seen the search engine's adopt a zero tolerance policy towards any overdone activity on the part of the site owners – A spam flag is just round the corner if the SEO team is not experienced with the SEO nuances.
 
 GoDiRECT approaches your website with an intention to -

  • Understand the direction and objective of your business and pin down the target areas from a marketing angle
  • visualize your site from a customer's angle in order to reconstruct the content as the market needs it
  • Analyze the current position in the search engine rankings.
  • Understand the social positioning of of the site - Link status & competitor analysis
What we offer..

We offer what we have delivered to others like you and what we have practiced. We design your website
within the guidelines of Search Engine Optimization.

  • We preserve the existing foundation and credibility of your website
  • Preserve the existing reference (incoming links) to your website
  • Enhance the internal page linking so that all the important pages are highly ranked
  • Judiciously submit your website to the most trustworthy search engines and directories.
  • We utilize the principles of Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) which Google adheres to, in constructing your content
  • We will build your Social reference system brick by brick so that over time, your site has built a solid reputation in its domain
  • We provide knowledge transfer sessions to your site administrators so that you can independently handle small SEO issues and routine maintenance work in-house.
Results

SEO has become synonymous with higher traffic, sales and conversion and a better growth. Every business
entity on the web has a budget allocated for the site optimization The most obvious benefits visible are..

  • Your site starts getting recognized for a particular business them and for a set of targeted keywords
  • From a state of anonymity, your website achieves a level of respectability which was not possible without SEO
  • A higher visibility means a higher traffic – which ultimately transforms to a better business prospect
  • SEO is a long term investment and many times the results of a good SEO effort get better with age – just like an aged wine
  • Your website take a lesser time to upload and the server downtime is also reduced if the SEO was done in the right way
  • Visitor stickiness increases on the website since the redundant features of the site are removed
  • A good SEO strategy will ensure a greater conversion for your storefront

HOSTING & EMAILS

Website and Server Hosting Data Centres
A Data Centre is, by definition, a facility used to house computer systems and associated components. As a web hosting business, GoDiRECT has a number of Data Centres around South Africa and in Germany which house shared and dedicated servers used to host your website(s) as well as the various components which ensure these servers run smoothly.

What can be hosted at our Data Centres?
GoDiRECT can host a number of solutions for your hosting requirements. 
Currently GoDiRECT offers:

  • Website Hosting
  • Firewall Service
  • Email Mail Scanner

GoDiRECT’s Network Connections in SA
GoDiRECT provides a resilient and redundant network infrastructure which allows for maximum uptime. Our substantial bandwidth capacity allows us to accommodate spikes in traffic, reducing the chance of customers experiencing network degradation.

Our cable routers are connected via fibre optic cables to MTN Business' backbone from where we have uncapped access to MTN Business' local and international network. Our Data Centres are connected to MTN Business via a 1GBit uplink. A second, redundant fibre optic cable follows a different path.

All of GoDiRECT's network connections to MTN Business are protected from router failure by a pair of routers on both GoDiRECT and MTN Business' ends of the links running in active/passive failover mode.

GoDiRECT’s Network Connections in Germany
GoDiRECT also offers a third server location option in Falkenstein, Germany. Its two redundant high-speed fibre optic lines to Frankfurt and Nuremberg ensure faster data transfer which can transport up to 800 GBit.

By sharing floor space with GoDiRECT Online, GoDiRECT South Africa is able to share the features of the Falkenstein Data Centre with all our customers hosting their websites on our servers in Germany.

Hosting in Germany is the perfect location for those who are intending to target the US and European markets. For clients who would like a more cost effective option, Germany is the best option as traffic costs are much lower than in SA, providing you with a higher traffic quota. However, should you wish to target a South African market, you should bare in mind that hosting with a DE package could affect your site’s performance e.g. Web page loading speed.

Data Centre Components
Climate Control

The heat output of servers is considerable, and without environmental control, servers will fail or have their lifetime reduced considerably. To compensate for the heat output of GoDiRECT servers, all Data Centres are fitted with Air Conditioning systems designed to provide maximum cooling for the server environment. The Air Conditioners were installed and are maintained by experts, ensuring maximum efficiency.

The Remote Technology (RT) systems provide an early warning of air conditioner failure or other unusual environmental conditions. Should a fault or failure be detected, all our Data Centres are equipped with redundant Air Conditioner capacity.

Security and Monitoring
Biometric/Magnetic Access Control

All visitors to the Data Centres must be accompanied by a GoDiRECT employee at all times.

Access to the Cape Town Data Centres is controlled by a Biometric fingerprint access system. GoDiRECT is able to manage the movements of staff by identifying and verifying them with this fingerprint technology.

To access the Johannesburg Data Centres, employees need to pass through the building's security as well as Biometric Access control before reaching the actual Data Centre's keypad access system. A unique combination is entered into the keypad which will then disengage the magnetic hold on the doors.

Technicians and Support
All critical systems (UPS, air conditioning, temperature ranges, managed servers etc.) are monitored 24/7/365 with notification via email and SMS to more than one support staff member. All servers in our Data Centres are installed and monitored by qualified technicians, minimising the risk of error or failure.

Network Framework
Cables – Cables are used to connect computers and peripherals. There are different types of cables with specific properties which are used to communicate specific kinds of information/data.
Routers – Routers are network devices that forward data packets along networks. Routers are placed at gateways, where two or more networks meet. They configure the best path between hosts.
Switches – Switches are small hardware devices which join multiple computers together within one local area network (LAN).
Racks – Racks are the frames or cabinets onto which GoDiRECT mount their server hardware.

E COMMERCE

Commerce is at the center of the Internet economic revolution. eCommerce has established itself as the new way of doing business .

What is eCommerce?

E-Commerce or Electronic Commerce (EC) is the process of conducting business transactions in a virtual economic environment – through the internet. Every business needs a dynamic store at a right location and in the eCommerce environment, the requirement for a successful business is dynamic website which is capable of handling all business transaction. This is where iNowWeb comes into picture – it transforms your business vision into an online reality.

 Why Sell Online?

In this economic environment, no company wants overheads and logistical wastes. Ecommerce is an agile and trusted business solution where products and services can be sold and purchased while sitting in the comforts of your room – Now that's e-revolution. InowWeb offers one of the most robust eCommerce solutions in the Industry. Some of the major benefits of adopting an iNowWeb eCommerce solution are:

  • 24x7x365 business — Non-stop business transaction – even when you are sleeping.
  • Global customer reach — Websites have a global nature and it can be accessed through Internet
    from anywhere in the world.
  • Rapid & uniform information — Unlike a traditional store, an online store is able to deliver quick
    messages about products, services, promotions at lightening speed.
  • Enhanced Bottom-line — The presence of an online store lends credibility to your physical store
    leading to a greater trust factor as well as a greater sales
  • Zero-Middleman – There is no scope of any revenue go to the middle men
  • Automated Operations - eCommerce solutions are seamlessly integrated with Payment and
    accounting gateways leading to a complete automation of business transactions
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction - Customers have easy access to Live Customer Service Chats,
    24x7 Call centers – resulting in unmatched customer service
  • Enhanced Web visibility – eCommerce Websites are Search Engine Friendly – a greater chance
    for your business to be found on the web

What we Offer

GoDiRECT's Online Store Solutions are

  • 100% Safe The hosting service behind your store should be like a well oiled machine — Our servers have a track record of 99.9% uptime rating.
  • Efficient manageability Your online store can be managed and maintained from any part of the world as long as you have the internet connection
  • Agile and Scalable solution Upgrade and customization of the eCommerce site is super easy and can be accomplished with little training
  • Transactional Security – All financial transactions undergo a tamper-proof security system based on best of breed encryption algorithms via Netcash or FNB Paypal
  • User friendly design – Visitors are the key to success and GoDiRECT's ecommerce solution is known for their user friendliness
  • Aesthetics and Appearance – An uncluttered website design which is easy on the eyes is indispensable for the online store's success

GoDiRECT's Web eCommerce Solution Features....

  • 100% search engine compatible solution
  • you can set up as many categories, subcategories and products as you want
  • Secure Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover Card Processing
  • Best of Breed Fraud Detection and Prevention
  • Robust Backorder management and an intuitive Inventory Control
  • Automated invoice generation and tracking
  • Multiple Shipping & Tax Options
  • Real time UPS and FedEx calculations
  • Real time Inventory tracking and reporting
  • Accurate tracking of Return customers
  • Easily accessible of Back order history
  • Customer has access to the order history
  • Customers can view order history
  • Featured product listing Basic and Advanced Search Inventory management
  • Multi supplier drop shipment calculations
  • Password protected sections based on authority
  • Express checkout capability
  • Site Traffic reporting capability
  • Browsing capability by price, manufacturer, category

JOOMLA TRAINING

"We Customize What's Right for you!" One of the reasons we are so good at what we do is our ability to interpret your company's training needs, and tailor them to your organization specifically. If you are interested in conducting a course not listed here within your company, please give us a call or submit your request - we can design and facilitate training sessions to meet your needs!

Our Joomla Training courses teaches you how to use and manage your Joomla website. Joomla CMS is the most popular open source content management system (CMS) available at the moment. It allows you to maintain your own website content in real-time.

COURSE DETAILS

  • Duration: 5 Hours
  • Cost: R 2490 per student.

What you need: All you need to supply is a room where we can set up our notebooks and or data projector.

Audience: This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to use Joomla to change content, pictures, media and much more. You do NOT need any web design or HTML experience, managing content in Joomla is as simple as working in MS Word.

Pre Requisites: Must be computer literate.

WEBSITE DESIGN TRAINING USING JOOMLA

The Joomla course is a practical hands-on course with participants developing a fully fledged website.
The course also demystifies the Joomla terminology and will show you how the different pieces of Joomla fits together.

Participants will leave the course with the skills and knowledge to build or maintain their Joomla websites.

THE BENEFITS OF A JOOMLA WEBSITE

  • Joomla is the most popular Content Management System at the moment for developing websites - it has been downloaded more than 10 million times
  • Joomla makes it very easy for non-technical people to develop professional websites
  • You can maintain your own content - no need to pay web developers a fortune to make changes
  • You do not need to know any programming or special software to use Joomla
  • You can add features within minutes to your Joomla site - there are over 8000 extensions to select from
  • Support is easy to come by using the Joomla forums

COURSE PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for the course besides being computer littarate.
We assume that participants starts this course with no Joomla! experience.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE?

This course is aimed at:

  • Those who want to develop websites quickly
  • Those who have Joomla websites and needs to maintain it
  • Those who have developed websites using Frontpage or Dreamweaver

WHAT WILL BE COVERED?

  • Section 1: Joomla Overview
    • What is Joomla?
    • What's a Content Management System (CMS)?
    • Features of Joomla
    • Understanding WAMP
  • Section 2: Installing & Configuring Joomla
    • Installing WampServer
    • Creating a Website Folder
    • Configuring the Joomla Web Installer
  • Section 3: The Joomla Interface
    • Understanding The Frontend and Backend of Joomla
    • Login as Super Administrator
    • The Joomla Control Panel
  • Section 4: Creating Content
    • Creating Sections
    • Creating Categories
    • Creating Categorised or Uncategorised Articles
    • Inserting Images/Graphics Into Articles
    • Inserting the Read More Option Into Articles
    • Filtering & Sorting Articles
    • Displaying Articles on the Home Page
    • Previewing Your Website
    • Setting the Global Parameters for Articles
    • Setting the Parameters for Individual Articles
    • Insert a Background Image or Colour in an Article
  • Section 5: Adding Menu Items
    • Menu Item Types
    • Adding an Article Layout Menu Item
    • Adding a Category Blog Layout Menu Item
    • Adding a Category List Layout Menu Item
    • Adding a Section Layout Menu Item
    • Changing the Menu Order
    • Create Multiple Menus on Your Site
    • Create Flyout/Dropdown Menus
  • Section 6: Extension Types
    • What Are Components?
    • What Are Modules?
    • What Are Plugins?
    • What Are Templates?
    • What is Language?
  • Section 7: Linking Content
    • Installing Linkr
    • Enabling Mootools
    • Linking Internal Articles
    • File Downloads
    • Inserting External Web Links
  • Section 8: Adding Modules
    • Viewing the Module Positions
    • Adding the Login Module
    • Adding the Search Module
    • Adding the Breadcrumbs Module
    • Creating an HTML Module
  • Section 9: Joomla Content Editor
    • Installing the Joomla Content Editor
    • Changing the Editor to JCE
    • Viewing the New Editor
  • Section 10: Access Control Levels
    • Adding Users
    • Item Access Levels
    • Public Frontend Permissions
    • Public Backend Permissions
  • Section 11: Working With Plugins
    • Enabling Legacy Plugin
    • Installing CAPTCHA Plugin
  • Section 12: Using Media Manager
    • Change Your Default Images Folder
    • Uploading Images
    • Creating Folders
  • Section 13: Joomla Templates
    • The Default Joomla Templates
    • Changing the Default Template for a Website
    • Installing a Template
    • Uninstalling a Template
    • Viewing/Modifying the HTML Code for a Template
    • Viewing/Modifying the CSS Code for a Template
    • Changing the Logo
  • Section 14: Adding a Photo Gallery
    • Install the Photo Gallery Component
    • Creating Folders for the Photos
    • Adding a Gallery Menu Item
  • Section 15: Search Engine Optimisation
    • Drawing Up a SEO Strategy
    • Search Engine Friendly URLS
    • Meta Tags Settings
    • Keywords
    • Adding a Site Map
    • Submitting Site Maps to Search Engines
    • The Robots.txt File
    • Alternative Read More Text
    • Using the Joomla Search Component
    • Using Cache
    • Using Gzip
    • SEO Templates
  • Section 16: Web Security
    • Change Your Unique Number
    • Keep Your Joomla Website Current
    • Directory and File Permissions
  • Appendix A: Creating Forms
    • Install Forms Component
    • Create a Form
    • Save the Form Results
    • Receiving Completed Forms
    • Adding a Captcha
    • Create Form Fields
    • Add Submit Button
    • Add a Menu Item
  • Appendix B: Creating and Sending Newsletters or E-mails
    • Installing Newsletter Component
    • Creating a Mailing List
    • Adding Subscribers
    • Creating a Newsletter/E-mail
    • Sending a Preview of the Newsletter/E-mail
    • Adjusting Newsletter Component Configurations
    • Sending the Newsletter/E-mail
  • Appendix C: Changing Global Configuration Settings
    • Setting the Session Time
    • Disable Frontend Registrations
    • Change Locale Settings
  • Appendix D: Useful Websites
    • The Joomla Website
    • Joomla Help and Support
    • Joomla Extensions
    • Sites for Free Joomla Templates
  • Appendix E: Troubleshooting
    • WampServer Page Does Not Display
    • Unable to Upload Extensions
  • Appendix F: Uploading Your Website
    • Installing FileZillla
    • Copying Files from Localhost to Remote Host
    • Exporting the Tables From the Localhost
    • Creating a Database, User and Password
    • Importing the Tables from the Desktop
    • Changing the Configuration.php File

WHAT DO YOU GET?

  • 1 month support after the course within the scope of the course

WEBSITE DESIGN

Your website is your business presence on the Internet.

Why would you entrust your public image to anyone other than a professional web developer who has the skills necessary to create a site that actually brings you more business and looks fabulous and professional?

Internet customers have a lot of choices these days, and they won't stick around to view a website that takes too long to load or looks cluttered and confusing.

And if they can't easily find your website in a keyword search, well...what's the point of having one at all?


Here's what a good Web Developer should do for your business:

work with you on a design that matches your company's image create a unique site that is pleasing to view and easy to navigate 
strike a balance between good-quality images and fast download time ensure that anyone viewing your site will be able to see the site correctly, no matter what web browser is being used, no matter what size monitor they have ensure that your site looks good at any resolution get your site ranked high with search engines AND MAINTAIN a high ranking offer affordable hosting.

JOOMLA ONLINE CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Design with Joomla Online Content Management System
Besides being a stable designed easy to operate Online content management system which you can edit and update from anywhere. Joomla is also very flexible anding additional functionality to your website. Its also very search engine friendly where you can edit each page description and meta tags making it easier for search engines to list your website.Its got user level registration and a bulk email functionality to send your clients Online newsletter via email.


The possibilities are just endless with what you can do with joomla.
Joomla is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems developed. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla is easy to manage, reliable and a cost effective solution.

PROS

  • JOOMLA IS DESIGNED WITH XHTML COMPATIBILTY MAKING THE WEBSITE COMPATIBLE TO ANY BROWER OUT THERE INCLUDING ALL MICROSOFT EXPLORER,FIREFOX,OPRA AND MANY MORE.
  • JOOMLA CODING IS ALSO VERY SEARCH ENGIN FRIENDLY MAKING IT EASIER FOR SEARCH ENGIN TO LIST YOU AND KEEPING YOU ON MORE CURRENT PAGE THAN BEFORE.
  • JOOMLA IS VERY USER FRIENDLY AND VERY EASY TO USE.
  • WITH PRO WYSIGI EDITOR ITS ALMOST LIKE WORKING IN WORD IMPORTING IMAGES AND HAVING TEXT EFFECTS LIKE BOLD AND ITALIC.
  • JOOMLA ALSO HAS ITS OWN BUILD IN BANNER MANNAGMENT PROGRAM TO ADD BANNERS OF SPONSERS AND CLIENT TO GENERATE ADDITIONAL REVENUE FROM THE WEBSITE.

The possibilities are just endless with what you can do with joomla.

Joomla is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems developed. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla is easy to manage, reliable and a cost effective solution.

Basic Joomla Functionality Joomla Content Management System

Current Plug-ins with Joomla include:

Joomla! is different from the normal models for portal software. For a start, it's not complicated. Joomla! has been developed for the masses. It's licensed under the GNU/GPL license, easy to install and administer and reliable. Joomla! doesn't even require the user or administrator of the system to know HTML to operate it once it's up and running.

Joomla! features:

  • • Completely database driven site engines
  • • News, products or services sections fully editable and manageable
  • • Topics sections can be added to by contributing authors
  • • Fully customisable layouts including left, center and right menu boxes
  • • Browser upload of images to your own library for use anywhere in the site
  • • Dynamic Forum/Poll/Voting booth for on-the-spot results
  • • Runs on Linux, FreeBSD, MacOSX server, Solaris and AIX

Extensive Administration driven online:

  • • Change order of objects including news, FAQs, articles etc.
  • • Random Newsflash generator
  • • Remote author submission module for News, Articles, FAQs and Links
  • • Object hierarchy - as many sections, departments, divisions and pages as you want
  • • Image library - store all your PNGs, PDFs, DOCs, XLSs, GIFs and JPEGs online
  • • Automatic Path-Finder. Place a picture and let Joomla! fix the link
  • • News feed manager. Choose from over 360 news feeds from around the world
  • • Archive manager. Put your old articles into cold storage rather than throw them out
  • • Email-a-friend and Print-format for every story and article
  • • In-line Text editor similar to Word Pad
  • • User editable look and feel
  • • Polls/Surveys - Now put a different one on each page
  • • Custom Page Modules. Download custom page modules to spice up your site
  • • Layout preview. See how it looks before going live
  • • Banner manager. Make money out of your site

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Custom made Templates for the look and feel you are looking for.

Joomla is modular which means that it is easy to extend.

Some of the components and modules that are available include:

Additional Plugins not included in this quote include:

  • E-commerce / online shopping cart
  • Showcase / catalogue
  • Estate agency
  • Property rental
  • Recruitment / job site
  • Showcase cars
  • Directory
  • Project management
  • Forum / message boards
  • Guest book
  • News
  • Comments and reviews
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
  • Picture / photo gallery
  • Events calendar
  • Help desk / support desk
  • Extended user level access
  • Newsletter with subscribe and unsubscribe
  • Chat room
  • Site map and Google sitemap
  • Newsflash scrollers

There are many more sector specific components and modules available and the option of having a custom component or module developed for your website. Alternatively, incorporating external scripts into your Joomla website.