At the request of the organisers of the Eastern Cape Tourism Indaba, organised by The Kouga Companion and Fountains Mall Shopping Mall in Jeffreys Bay, yours truly is going to present some of his SEO knowledge to stallholders and the general public.
The six day event from 27 March to 1 April 2012, will give tourism product holders the opportunity to network and showcase their product, services or establishments along with tour operators, tour guides, local and international travel agencies, as well as tourism agencies world wide.
The event will also offer all participants the opportunity to attend short tourism related seminars, as well as talks regarding the path ahead and importance for tourism within the private sector.
“Tourism product holders of the Eastern Cape simply can’t keep up with the huge financial outlays of attending larger national Indabas,” says event organiser Marj Heyman, who was the face of Kouga Tourism for many years.
Recognising that Search Engine Optimisation is increasingly important to an industry that transacts mostly online one of the event organiser’s, Hank Liebenberg, approached me and offered free space in either my own stand or alongside Ultimate Cut Films as almost all of his stall holders had requested that he source someone who could offer SEO services – just shows how much the market has matured for people to realise that just building a web site is NOT a ticket to success – you have to make sure that is well and continually optimised in order to sell product.
Hank had been told by Bjorn Potgieter from Black Alsatian that I was the best person to speak to about Search Engine Optimisation. Thanks for the confidence Bjorn – much appreciated and also quite daunting to have to live up to.
The Eastern Cape Tourism Indaba will serve as a launch pad for the all new “Kouga My Kouga” DVD documentary produced by Ultimate Cut Film Studio. This documentary will be made available to the public, free of charge for the duration of the event.
Heyman and her associate Hank Liebenberg are the driving force behind the DVD marketing drive which has already seen 12000 tourism DVD’s being distributed free of charge worldwide.
Pop into the Fountains Mall and come say hello to Old Grumpy as he plies his SEO Trade at the Eastern Cape Tourism Indaba in Jeffreys Bay. Now if I could find a tourism establishment willing to swop SEO / Web Site services for accommodation I would count myself truly lucky – contact me here if you want to do a swop.