Here are ten excellent reasons why you should be advertising on Karoo Central.
- The Professional Touch
We’re also people you can talk to – we are not a call centre.
- A Winning Style
We have won a number of journalism awards over many years in the field.
Our distinctive style of writing and photography can be seen regularly in print form in SA Country Life magazine.
Our work online in Karoo Space is read all over the world, by travellers, environmentalists, South African expats and anyone with an interest in the Karoo.
The bulk of the traffic to Karoo Space remains locally-based South African, however.
- You’re on a Winning Team
Karoo Central is part of Karoo Space – the leading digital presence on the Karoo.
If you look up ‘Karoo’ on Wikipedia, Karoospace.co.za is one of only two reference websites.
Our ever-increasing body of Karoo-sourced content is very popular and visits to the website (currently about 800-1 000 a day, with a record 4 184 on one particular day this year) are increasing all the time.
(This is verifiable via http://www.similarweb.com.)
Also, we had an unexpected and delightful review recently from an overseas e-commerce website. Have a look: A Beautiful Adspace
- We Market You
Basically, your advert on Karoo Central is your enterprise in a nutshell. It is a quick way for you to market yourself to potential customers.
We are digital marketing specialists, and we market you socially via Facebook (our Karoo Space FB page has well over 6 000 followers and the new Karoo Central FB page has just passed the 1 700 mark), Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.
That’s in addition to your page in the Karoo Central section of Karoo Space. Which means you are front and centre for anyone searching for stuff from the Karoo.
- You Can Change the Advert
If you’d like to change anything in your advert, including the image, you’re free to do so once a month.
- Need Pictures? Words? We Can Help
We have a large photo library to help illustrate your advert if you don’t have a suitable image.
We can also help to create your advert or will be happy to professionally edit your words. All part of the service!
- Reasonable Rates, Simple Payment System
R100 a month, R500 for 6 months and R900 for a full year.
You can pay by credit card (via PayFast) or do an EFT (direct bank transfer).
- We Can Uplift the Karoo Together
You’ll notice there’s a section called Good Causes.
You can get double exposure by nominating a Karoo organisation close to your heart and we’ll enter them here, and say it was done courtesy of your company (with your website address or contact details at the bottom).
- We Help to Protect the Karoo
Karoo Space has a reputation of promoting and protecting the interests of the people of the Karoo. Over the past four years, we have been covering the ongoing issue of the threat of shale gas fracking in the Karoo.
We have recorded the public outcry and what we deem to be the “false promises” of the various gas companies who have expressed interest in exploiting the region.
By being a part of Karoo Central, you are by extension part of the anti-fracking movement in the Karoo.
10. Made in the Karoo – For the Karoo!
The Karoo Space team (Chris & Julienne) have been living and working in the Karoo for ten years, with the Eastern Cape town of Cradock as their base.
Which means that we’re not only veteran award-winning journos and digital marketers – we’re local!
And you can generally reach us and speak to a friendly voice – even when we’re on the road, out looking for new stories, somewhere in the Karoo.