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The Importance of Proper SEO

driving trafficDriving Traffic to WebsiteWe now understand the importance of branding, and can move on to another extremely important aspect of a quality well designed website….SEO.

A good, professional website designer will know the importance of driving traffic to your website with in-depth S.E.O.

1. S.E.O.

S.E.O. is the three letter word acronym for Search Engine Optimization.

Search Engine Optimization is about trying to rank higher in Google and other search engines. To rank higher you need to make changes to your website, to enable search engines to understand your content and crawl it with ease.

ranking downWebsite Ranking DownOptimizing your website for search engines is an integral part of good quality website design. The optimization of any website needs to be done by a professional, who knows how to do it properly, so that the website gets optimum attention from search engines.

A badly or incorrectly optimized website will not be ranked by Google, or other search engines, and will not be easily found by potential clients.

The ideal is for your website to be on the first page of Google. Using correct, and relevant keywords is the key, but the content that is being optimized should be of a very high standard, and relevant to the website, and what it offers.

A well optimized website is an asset to any business, and will drive potential customers to the website, and a professional is the best person to do it for your business.

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If you need a free quotation or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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CC's in Shopping Carts & Subscription Websites

Our Website Designers can now install Netcash or Payfast, as a payment gateway for all our shopping carts, and subscription based web design packages... We charge R500.00 to integrate this component, and this allows you to receive Credit Card payments on your site...

Now your customers will be able to pay for your services/products or subscriptions, directly on your site... They can even pay on their budget account.

What you require:

  • Shopping Cart designed by StormBiz.
  • Or a Subscription based website designed by StormBiz.
  • A Netcash / Payfast account, with credit card transactions activated
So what do we offer?
  • Netcash / Payfast integration into your existing site
  • You will immediately be able to receive credit card transactions.
  • We will include the Visa and Mastercard logo on your site.
This offer is only available to websites that are designed by Storm Biz!
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Content Management System

All our websites are designed in the no.1 Content Management System! (CMS). Content Management Sysytems are the websites of the future. Fast, reliable, and search engine friendly. Giving the owner of the website total control of all the website content, after the web designer has completed his design. View Web Design Department for more details...

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Web Design Packages... What we offer?

We cater for all your solutions, whether it be a small business website design, or a full blown shopping cart design with credit card transactions, or even a search engine directory... we can create it all for you!

We specialize in the following website designs:
  1. Small Business / Personal Website Design (1 - 5 Pages)
  2. Medium Business / Personal Website Design (6 - 10 Pages)
  3. Large Business / Ecommerce Website Design (11 - 20 Pages Including Shopping Cart / Catalogue)
  4. Recruitment Website Design (11 - 20 Pages Including Recruitment Component)
  5. Property Website Design (11 - 20 Pages Including Property Component)
  6. Accommodation Website Design (11 - 20 Pages Including Gallery and Booking Component)
  7. Automotive Website Design (11 - 20 Pages Including Automotive Component)
  8. Responsive Website Re-Design (11-20 Pages Redesigned for mobile and tablet responsiveness)
We have had great success with our web design department. For this sole reason we have decided to expand our department to cater for bigger and better designing packages. Please view all our Business Web Design Packages and our Specialty Website Design Packages.
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4 Great Web Hosting Packages

WE OFFER 4 Local Hosting packages to cater for everyone's needs!

We believe we now cater for every different type and size website that you may wish to host. Starting from as little as R550.00 per year to R2200.00 per YEAR for a full Maxi website hosting account.

Below is a list of all our specialized hosting servicesClick Here To See All Local Hosting Packages

  • SMALL HOSTING PACKAGE - 1 Domain - 500MB Disk Space (R 550.00 Per Year)
  • MIDI HOSTING PACKAGE - 2 Domains - 1 000MB Disk Space (R1 100.00 Per Year)
  • LARGE HOSTING PACKAGE - 3 Domains - 3 000MB Disk Space (R1 650.00 Per Year)
  • MAXI HOSTING PACKAGE - 3 Domains - 6 000MB Disk Space (R2 200.00 Per Year)
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So many payment options - All Secure

You have so many options at Storm Biz to pay for your design or hosting... Why put off having your website designed when you can either pay monthly, pay by debit order, or Pay by Credit Card (Straight or Budget)...

There is no more reason why you should put off buying your website design. We cater for everyone, whether you pay by Credit Card, choose monthly payments, Sign a debit order, or transfer via EFT. Now anyone can afford a website...

When paying by credit card you are assured that your details will not be copied/hacked/sold or given to anyone. We at Storm Biz don't even see your card details. This is all processed via Payfast's secure payment gateway. So you can rest assured that the transaction will be made in a SSL 256 bit Encrypted Environment.
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Your Logo: Much More Than a Decoration

Logo DesignLogo DesignWhat are the company logos that you remember the most? As you are about to design your corporate identity, take a look around and notice the logos that are all around us. Most of the time, they are very simple icons. Sometimes they graphically represent exactly what the company does, but others are a simple mark that makes an impression. Here are some tips to help you get a memorable corporate identity of your own:

1) Find a Designer You Can Trust

First of all, you need to find someone that truly understands the importance of the creation and implementation of a company’s identity. Beware of a designer that says “Yeah, I do logo design.” A logo is only part of the package. In order for the logo to work, it needs a color scheme, fonts that complement it, and a complete ‘look and feel’ that ties all your communications together.

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What’s In A (Domain) Name?

How good is your domain nameHow Good is Your Domain NameChoosing a domain name is a very important first step for anyone starting a business on the Internet. This name is the first impression that strangers are going to have about you and your business. You are going to need to give this decision some real thought.

It is very likely that you have a name in mind already. Something catchy, perhaps? Something that has meaning to you. Maybe you always wanted to name your business after your grandchild, or your favourite pet. I strongly urge you to reconsider.

In the very informative book, The Invisible Touch, Harry Beckwith has some unique ideas about naming a business. He touches on saying your proposed name out loud, slowly. How does it really sound? He cites the name Facial Aesthetics. Sounded out slowly, it becomes ‘fa shil ass thet icks’. Doesn’t sound so good now, does it? Get opinions from others, and then really listen to what they have to say, objectively.

The next thing to consider is whether or not your name says anything about your business. Some years ago, I was friends with a lady who had a business named “Heather’s Feathers”. So, what do you think that this business sold? Feathers? Birds? Bird products? Nope, it sold emu oil. And Heather was her 4 year-old daughter’s name. Consider what you would think of when you see a business name.

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What Are My Chances To Get The First Place In Search Engine Listings?

rich man with moneyRich Man You must have heard the stories how people became rich and famous with their websites. How could they achieve this? Their websites took a first position in search engine listings, targeting popular keywords. Sounds easy, right? Wrong! To be honest, chances for a regular small business website to get to the top of the search engine listings are close to zero, and each day they become smaller and smaller, as a number of new and old websites grow.

Let's examine the situation from the beginning. Search engines just need your content to deliver it to searchers. If a searcher is happy with the search result from the particular search engine, he will come back, and use this search engine again. Do not think that search engines serve to send customers to your website. They DO NOT CARE about your website or your business. All they need is content.

When the search engines first appeared on the Internet, they needed help to determine what your site is about, and how relevant your website is to search queries. People used "Keyword" meta-tags in those days. Keywords gave too many opportunities to cheat with search engines results, so searchers were not happy with their search queries results. Same thing was with the search engines. Manipulation with a website position in the search engines listings became known as Search Engine Optimization. That was the time when you could actually wake up a rich man, after the search engine came to your website, included it into its database and started sending you thousands of customers.

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Great Milestone Achieved

10 years of service10 Years of ServiceIt is with great pride and satisfaction that we announce that StormBiz has now been operating for 10 years, and going strong.

StormBiz was started in March 2007 and, like a baby it grew day by day, step by step, until it has reached great heights and service to many clients.

We wish to take this opportunity to thank our loyal clients who have been with us since inception, and stuck with us throughout.  You have become part of the StormBiz family and we are proud of all you have also achieved over the years.

We look forward with anticipation to the next 10 years and beyond, and hope you will be with us on the ride to new heights.

Over the years we have expanded our business to enable us to offer more services to our clients.  We have become specialists in our field and all our work is done with pride.

Our services are:

•    Website Design
•    Web Hosting
•    Business Revamp
•    Graphic Design
•    Joomla Specialisation
•    Search Engine Optimization
•    Advertising and Marketing
•    Social Networking
•    Printed Material
•    Website Security, and more…

All our work is professionally done, and of the highest standard.

Please feel free to contact us for a free quotation, or to discuss any of your website requirements.

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