Neil Pursey

About: Neil Pursey

Founder of webgrowth. He has been optimising websites since 2006. He has since done guest talks on SEO at Wordcamp, University of Cape Town, Blogger Food Indaba and others.. Co-founder of the GROW Academy, a South African initiative to educate the youth in digital marketing. He heads up the SEO sessions at the GROW Academy. He is also the Search Marketing Strategist for the Rawson Property Group.

Recent Posts by Neil Pursey

Google launches video – search improvements

Google is constantly at the forefront in innovation, no wonder when they employ over 3000 PHD graduates!! They are constantly tweaking and testing algorithm changes on a daily basis. Here’s a 4 minute video from several interviews that Google has compiled, giving us a little insight into what happens at the Google Search headquarters.

Project SEO v3.4 update released

We are excited to announce that we have launched our latest version release 3.4! New improvements include several performance enhancements relating to caching, front end and back end databases. This means we can both generate and present data faster making the software quicker and more reliable to use. Also exciting news, we are planning to

A successful launch to the GROW Academy

Last week saw the launch of the GROW Academy, WebGrowth had the privilege to be a part of history and launch in partnership with Silulo Technologies, Woothemes, RLabs and GivenGain. The objective for the week was to introduce the 20 students to digital marketing. The bootcamp allowed them to get a greater knowledge of the digital arena

Part 4 – Link building strategy – Project SEO Series

We unpack our link building strategy in today’s video. A thorough understanding of Google’s algorithm is needed before you commence with a link building campaign. 2011 is the year of a renewed vigor for generating fresh content but now using social media and community websites to distribute and build authority around your brand. Not many

Project SEO integrates with Majestic SEO

On the 22nd of March 2011 our UK development team signed a long-term license agreement with Majestic SEO. The agreement will allow the integration of Majestic SEO’s open link map database throughout Project SEO’s comprehensive suite of online SEO software tools. This agreement allows WebGrowth (a first for South Africa) to be one of the first companies

Part 3 – Project SEO – WordPress plugins

Today we mention a few plugins that have helped us so far in getting webgrowth.biz further on in it’s on-site optimisation. This last month has been a great discovery as to what is actually wrong with our website. We thought that our website was doing quite well until we saw the data that Project SEO

Google’s new rich snippet

I noticed that we were receiving a few visits for “seo specialist cape town” and decided to have a look to see why there has been an increase in traffic. I found an interesting layout within Google’s search results that I haven’t seen before. Obviously there have been similar ones but nothing quite like this
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