The Best SEO Firms in South Africa

Looking for a top SEO firm in South Africa?

Compare top-performing SEO agencies to see which may be the best fit for your business goals. Whether you're seeking to improve your ranking in search engine results pages, boost website traffic, or show up in local search results, investing in SEO is important for business growth.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top SEO companies in South Africa. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best South Africa SEO Firms

  • 1

    SEO Studio

    SEO Studio is an SEO company based in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 2009, this company has two employees. Services offered by SEO Studio are focused entirely on SEO services.

    Notable Project

    SEO Studio provided SEO strategy services for an executive coaching company. They have been working with the client for over a decade, providing ongoing SEO management, content creation, and Google Ads campaigns to help the client attract new customers. 

    "After a few months of working with them, I started to see true organic growth and performance. They’ve allowed me to climb in the rankings and be competitive." - Founder, Executive Coaching Company

    Former clients
    Integrative Life Coaching
    Rent My Ride
    Renaissance Solar
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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  • 2

    Web SEO Online

    Web SEO Online is a digital marketing agency based in Cape Town, South Africa. Founded in 2008, their team of over 10 primarily serves small and midmarket businesses in industries such as business services, consumer products, and e-commerce. Services include SEO, PPC, and web development.

    Notable Project

    Web SEO Online provided SEO and e-commerce development services to a retail company. The team also consulted on digital strategy to improve the site’s UX. Their efforts improved leads and sales. 

    “Our Google rankings have improved significantly. Since the website was redeveloped, sales have increased.” — CEO, Retail Company

    Former clients
    ESET
    Hisense
    Cape Town City Pass
    Sage Pay
    JustProperty
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Cape Town,, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 3

    SEO Durban

    SEO Durban is an SEO agency founded in 2010 and based in Umhlanga, South Africa. With fewer than 10 employees, they solely provide SEO solutions for clients that range from small startups to large companies.

    Notable Project

    SEO Durban designed a website for a recruitment agency. The agency needed help with their website and SEO strategy to promote their business online. SEO Durban improved the agency’s SEO ranking through the website.

    “The results are most impressive.” - CEO, Recruitment Agency

    Former clients
    OD Media(PTY)LTD
    Køreskolen KKORT.NU
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place uMhlanga, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Focus Online Travel

    Focus Online Travel is a marketing agency founded in 2012 and headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa. With about 15 employees on board, they provide web design, social media marketing, and SEO mainly to businesses in the hospitality and leisure industries. 

    Notable Project

    Focus Online Travel developed a website and provided maintenance for it for a South African luxury hotel chain. They were also tasked with search engine marketing, monitoring both Google and Facebook campaigns. Their efforts produced a better online presence and brand positioning. 

    "Increased web traffic by 100% and increased enquiries." – Marketing Manager, South African Hotel Chain

    Former clients
    The Royal Portfolio
    Sereno Hotels
    FightSite
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Storyteller

    Storyteller Design is an SEO, digital marketing, and web design company based in Cape Town, South Africa. The company, founded in 2012, has a team of less than ten that provides SEO, PPC, social media marketing, and web design services to small and midmarket companies 
     

    Notable Project

    A travel and experience showcase company hired Storyteller Design to provide ongoing SEO services to help improve the ranking and the traffic for their five social media accounts and five websites. Storyteller Design also handles social media strategy and paid social media ads. Because of this engagement, website traffic has grown to more than 10,000 and is expected to reach 20,000 in the next six months. Also, the company's social media accounts have attracted more than 40,000 followers in one year.

    "I'm impressed by their attention to detail as well as their commitment to our success and delivering results." - Social Media Manager, Travel and Experience Showcase Company

    Former clients
    Intercape Busses
    Bootlegger Coffee
    Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
    EcoTraining
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    BlueMagnet

    BlueMagnet is a digital advertising agency that was founded in 2007. Headquartered in South Africa, the team of 15 works primarily in social media marketing, content marketing, and SEO for projects.

    Notable Project

    BlueMagnet worked with a manufacturing company to update their outdated website for a fresh, UX/UI friendly platform for consumers.They were able to migrate from an old website to a new one without losing any rankings for the client. Beyond that, the client tripled the keywords they were ranking on.

    “They made sure the project went well and the comfort you have knowing that everything is being handled.” – COO, Manufacturing Company

    Former clients
    African Pegmatite
    Elingo
    Softline VIP
    Angor properties
    Mobitainment
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Broadacres, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 7

    Cloudfusion

    Cloudfusion is a turnkey web development company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. They were founded in 2005 and have a team of 3 employees who specialize in branding, digital strategy, and logo design. 

    Notable Project

    Cloudfusion developed a website for an auto parts distributor. They created a new, more professional website for the client and assisted with graphic design and marketing. The client reported that the other businesses in their industry were very impressed with the professionalism of the new site.

    “They handled and executed the project effectively and within the expected time frame. They met our requirements exactly.” – Director, Auto Parts Distributor
     

    Former clients
    Branduo
    Sitmobi
    Moyoa
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    IMS

    IMS is a creative agency that was founded in Lonehill, South Africa in 2013. The current team of over 10 offers social media and content marketing as well as SEO services to mostly small-sized businesses. Their clientele mostly comes from the business services and consumer products industries.

    Notable Project

    Working in a long-term partnership, IMS offered digital services to support a PR firm's clients. Depending on the client's needs, the team created SEO-friendly WordPress sites, executed on Facebook and LinkedIn marketing efforts, and designed creative assets. The team succeeded thanks to their robust reporting and client assistance.

    "IMS’ team walks my clients through their plan, showing them the time frame and outlining the value of their work." – CEO, PR Firm

    Former clients
    Talksure
    Goscor
    Gilbert
    Gray-Nicolls
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Lonehill, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Akio Agency

    Akio Agency is a marketing and design firm founded in 2016 with fewer than 10 employees. They offer social media marketing, web design, and graphic design services from their office in Johannesburg, South Africa. They work with both small and mid-market businesses.

    Notable Project

    Akio Agency provided web and marketing services for an accounting firm. The firm needed assistance with online marketing, web development services, and IT consulting. Akio Agency provided solutions for all of the firm’s needs.

    “We appreciate that they handle everything while keeping us informed and advising us along the way.” - Executive Director, Accounting Firm

    Former clients
    Siya Mbalekwa
    JMF Foundation
    Mrwebi Auditors
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Magoven Creative Studio

    Magoven Creative Studio is an SEO and web development agency based out of Polokwane, South Africa. Founded in 2014 and with a team of fewer than 10 employees, they provide SEO, branding, digital strategy, social media marketing, content and email marketing, PPC, and much more.

    Notable Project

    Magoven Creative Studio provided web design and on-page and off-page SEO for an online ads portal that needed a scalable and robust platform for its operations. Their work surpassed what the client expected and the website not only looks good but also ranks at the top search results in South Africa for its targetted keywords. 

    "They use an online CRM system, this made it easy for us track progress, process paperwork and payments." – Marketing Director, Advertising & Marketing Company

    Former clients
    Findall Classifieds
    Zororo Lodge
    Thoro Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Polokwane, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    CSA Sha-Izwe

    CSA Sha-Izwe is a PR and marketing agency based in Johannesburg. Founded in 1987, the team of fewer than 10 serves enterprise and midmarket businesses in industries such as automotive and education. Services include social media marketing, PR, digital strategy, and SEO.

    Notable Project

    CSA Sha-Izwe provided digital marketing and website optimization services to an event management company. The team worked to increase site visibility and conversion numbers. Their consistent efforts resulted in a significant ROI.

    “They don’t have a blanket approach to marketing — they’re incredibly hands-on.” — Manager, Event Management Company

    Former clients
    SilvaSale
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Ahmad Digital Agencies

    Ahmad Digital Agencies is a digital agency founded in 2018. They have a team of around 5 employees and are based in Boksburg, Gauteng. Their services include mainly web design, SEO, and e-commerce development for small businesses. 

    Notable Project

    Ahmad Digital Agencies works with a musician on their social media presence. They provide digital marketing support and run campaigns on Instagram and Facebook. So far, their work has helped the client build their audience and gain followers on their music page. 

    "I’m happy because they’ve been able to grow my audience, which I struggled with for a long time." – Musician, Self Employed 

    Former clients
    Sai Ngam Thai Spa
    Tradewise Global
    Rg Motors Bank Repo
    Agriseed
    Sibeko Graphics
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Boksburg, Dawn Park, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 13

    Capitalize Digital

    Capitalize Digital is a digital performance consulting agency based in Cape Town, South Africa with more than two members. Founded in 2010, they specialize in digital strategy, SEO, and PPC solutions for small and mid-market firms in the fields of e-commerce and real estate.

    Notable Project

    Capitalize Digital provided SEO services for a tourism company. Capitalize Digital not only utilized SEO techniques but also worked with Google Ads to maximize the company’s visibility. The company is happy to continue working with Capitalize Digital moving forward.

    “Excellent and I will be using the services of Capitalize for many years to come with great ROI.” - Managing Director, Tourism Company

    Former clients
    Nobody Famous
    Pure Creative
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Cocopine

    Cocopine is a web design firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Founded in 2013, their team of 5 serves clients in the healthcare sector. Services include design, Joomla, WordPress, and mobile app development.

    Notable Project

     

    Cocopine created a logo for a health services company. They based the work off of a student's design and translated it into a professional format. The new logo has pleased internal and external stakeholders.

    “It is crisp, clean, simple and conveys the exact message we wanted.” – Project Manager, Healthcare Company

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 15

    Indigo Stone

    Indigo Stone Website Designs is a web agency based in Bishops Stortford, England, and founded in 2019. Their team of more than two provides web design, content marketing, and SEO services for small and medium-sized businesses alike.

    Notable Project

    Indigo Stone Website Designs redesigned a website for an impact investment company. The site was out of date and needed a redesign to keep up with modern standards. The new site has resulted in increased web traffic.

    “The vendor worked very efficiently with our designated employee to ensure regular workflow was maintained and the process proceeded speedily.” - Investment Operations, Impact Investment Company

    Former clients
    GivingWorks
    Amy Lauren Photography
    GivingPlus
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    Archetype Copywriting

    Archetype Copywriting is a marketing agency founded in 2007 and based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Their team of over two experts offers social media, content, and email marketing solutions for clients in the fields of advertising, financial services, and health care.

    Notable Project

    Archetype Copywriting created content for a digital marketing firm. The firm works with Archetype Copywriting to provide content for social media. Archetype Copywriting’s work has helped the firm continue to work with clients.

    “Excellent.” - Group CEO, Digital Marketing Firm

    Former clients
    JLL
    Straight Twisted
    GlamCam and eimage
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 17

    Versys Media

    Versys Media is a digital agency based in Sandton, South Africa. The agency, founded in 2018, has a team of less than ten that provides web design, graphic design, web development, SEO, and other digital marketing services. Versys Media serves small companies in various industries that include advertising & marketing, business services, and IT.

    Notable Project

    A construction services company hired Versys Media to help develop their website. Versys Media also helped update their company profile while engaged in the develpment of the website. They completed the project and the engagement saw the company's online presence improved and the company's business grow.

    "They gave us a website that aligns with our brand." - Managing Director, Construction Services Company

    Former clients
    Nissan
    Isuzu, Carican Group
    Boulder Group
    Elu Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sandton, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Hype Digital

    Hype Digital is a marketing firm based in Cape Town, South Africa, and founded in 2017. Their team of more than two provides social media marketing, conversion optimization, and PPC solutions for clients that work in the fields of e-commerce and education.

    Notable Project

    Hype Digital developed an e-commerce platform for a sports brand. Hype Digital also provided marketing assistance to boost the new platform’s presence online. Sales from the platform have steadily grown over the course of the past year.

    “The Hype team was always extremely accommodating and helpful.” - Head of Marketing and Activations, Sports Brand

    Former clients
    Umbro South Africa
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    The Wikid Agency

    The Wikid Agency is a digital agency based in Benoni, South Africa, and founded in 2012. Their team of over two offers web design, branding, and SEO solutions to both small and mid-market firms.

    Notable Project

    The Wikid Agency provided web design and maintenance solutions for a financial advisor. The advisor wanted a professional website to improve their digital presence. The site has met the advisor’s expectations.

    “Extremely efficient.” - Owner, Financial Advisor

    Former clients
    Innovate
    Anong Thai
    Living Debt Free
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Benoni, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    Webillism Web Design Company

    Webillism Web Design Company is a web development company founded in 1998. Based in Johannesberg, South Africa, their team of fewer than 10 employees specializes in web design, e-commerce development, and web development.

    Notable Project

    Webillism Web Design Company redesigned a WordPress site for a product distributor. Their team integrated datasheets, videos, and products into the website. Navigability increased and the site has received positive feedback.

    “Their team provides good customer service; they really care about the end results. Webillism Web Design Company makes an effort to understand what their clients need, want or picture in their heads in terms of a product.” –Marketing Manager, Product Distributor

    Former clients
    Fixed Mobile
    SS Telecoms
    PES Africa
    Pest Store
    Pietman Lategan
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    Shava Consulting

    Shava Consulting is a website design and development company founded in 2019 in Johannesburg. With about 5 staff members on board, they provide web design and development services to small businesses. 

    Notable Project

    Shava Consulting provided website development and guidance on the use of social media to a business academy. They explained how to create a sales funnel, how to leverage tools such as LinkedIn, and how to write articles and messages. Their work produced an uptick in leads for the client. 

    "Their approach was helpful, simple, systematic step by step process with a lot of patience shown when confronting challenges." – CEO & Owner, Business Academy

    Former clients
    SIGC
    The Deal Advisory Services
    Your Financial Partner
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 22

    Elemental Web Solutions

    Elemental Web Solutions is a web development and digital marketing agency in Table View, South Africa. Founded in 2005, they have about 10 employees that serve mostly small-business and midmarket clients in the advertising, business, and education sectors. Services include web development, SEO, and custom software development.

    Notable Project

    Elemental Web Solutions provided custom backend web development for a media and marketing company. They developed a CMS and followed wireframes using PHP. The platform has increased traffic and received praise for its design and functionality.
     

    “They did a very good job with project management.” – Chief Visionary, Media & Marketing Company

    Former clients
    Adidas
    Nescafe
    Mini
    Heineken
    BMW
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Table View, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    Big Web Media

    Big Web Media is a web design agency based in Cape Town, South Africa, and founded in 2007. Their team of more than two offers web design, branding, and SEO solutions for small and mid-market clients in the fields of e-commerce, hospitality, and business services.

    Notable Project

    Big Web Media provided SEO assistance for a retail company. The company gave advice on how to create SEO-friendly content. The company was able to get a page-one result on Google with Big Web Media’s advice.

    “Paired with him being available at the drop of a hat to assist, makes him highly recommendable.” - Social Media Manager & Fashion Journalist., Retail Company

    Former clients
    Affinity Health
    Visa Logistics
    Sen Wellness Sanctuary
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    4.7
    4.7
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 24

    ElmMac Media Pty Ltd

    ElmMac Media is software development & digital marketing company based in Durban, South Africa, with an office in North London, Canada. The company, founded in 2012, has a team of more than ten that provides e-commerce development, SEO, web development, mobile app development, IT managed services, and custom software development services. ElmMac Media serves small companies in various industries that include IT, telecommunications, and advertising & marketing.

    Notable Project

    A network marketing organization hired ElmMac Media for an ongoing engagement to provide marketing services. ElmMac Media has been meeting the organization's expectations during this engagement.

    "Acording to my experience with them everything is great." - CEO, Network Marketing Organization

    Former clients
    Fresh Foods LLC
    DebtNett
    Coca-Cola RSA
    MTN UG
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Durban, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 25

    Cloudbreak Digital

    Cloudbreak Digital is a digital firm based in Newark, Del. With no more than 10 employees, they have offered social media marketing, email marketing, and web design solutions since their founding in 2014.

    Notable Project

    Cloudbreak Digital designed a website for a blogger. The site was to be redesigned at a professional level. After the work was paid for, communication between Cloudbreak Digital and the blogger turned extremely sluggish and proved to be difficult for the blogger to work with.

    “Absolutely the most unprofessional and unimpressive ‘company’ we’ve ever had the misfortune of dealing with.” - Social Media Influencer, Blogger

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Cape Town, South Africa
    0.5
    0.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 26

    HelloYes Marketing

    HelloYes Marketing is a marketing firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa with more than 10 professionals. They have provided PPC, social media marketing, and digital strategy solutions since their founding in 2014. They work with clients in the fields of real estate, transportation, and education.

    Notable Project

    HelloYes Marketing provided web development and social media marketing solutions for a golf and residential estate. HelloYes Marketing was to create a new site as well as manage the social media needs of the estate. The estate is happy with the results so far.

    “At the end of the day, they do their best to assist us in our journey.” - Marketing Manager, Golf and Residential Estate

    Former clients
    Imperial Logistics
    Henkel
    Adcock Ingram
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa
    4.5
    4.5
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 27

    Electro Web Design

    Electro Web Design is a web design and social media marketing firm based in Western Cape, South Africa. Founded in 2016, their team serves clients in the advertising, media, and business services sectors. Services include content development, Facebook Advertising, and Google Ads.

    Notable Project

     

    Electro Web Design designed a website for a church. The team worked efficiently and the new site supports a healthy flow of traffic.

    The ongoing interaction leads to new improvements that are handled well!” – Reverend, Church

     

    Former clients
    Westside Enterprises
    Dazzpac
    Saint Mark's Methodist Church
    The Hedge Guesthouse
    Africanism Magazine
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Western Cape, South Africa
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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