Doing Business in Sandton, July 2019



Welcome to the Megaplex Business Booster Newsletter as advertised in our longstanding Newsletter: "Shopping in Sandton".  This short monthly newsletter will give you quick tips that can make your business more profitable, safer and --possibly-- more fun!

This month we have another tip to help make you a Google search expert, the answer to something that might have puzzled you on WhatsApp, and convenient cottage accommodation in Morningside.

On-Line Business Tip: Google Hacks – View Cached Version:

Google is the world's most popular search engine. So it helps to know a bit more about using it than the average person.

It is easy to go to and type in a website address, yours for example, for Google to open. But what if the page is slow or does not respond?

Google takes a snapshot of each web page as a backup in case the current page isn't available. These pages then become part of Google’s cache. If the website you're trying to visit is slow or not responding, you can use the cached link instead..

To do this, put "cache:" (note the colon) in front of the web address. For example,

You will see Google's cache of the page. It will tell you the data and time they took the snapshot of the page (the live page could have changed in the meantime). This is also useful for webmasters to get an idea of how up to date Google's records are. Try it now with your website!

WhatsApp: What do the Ticks Mean?

With more than one billion users, WhatsApp Messenger is the most popular messaging application in the world. It allows you to send messages to contacts over an internet connection, rather than using your SMS allowance.

If you’ve been using WhatsApp and have been puzzled by the tick marks, here’s the answer:

WhatsApp uses a system of ticks to indicate different statuses of messages you send. The ticks appear at the bottom right hand corner of the message speech bubble, next to the time stamp. One grey tick means that the message has been sent successfully. Two grey ticks mean that the message has been delivered successfully to the recipient’s phone. If the two ticks turn blue, that means that the message has been read.

The ticks also appear in WhatsApp group chats.

Read more here on (and thanks to them for the information).

Do You or Your Staff Need a Convenient Place to Stay?

Furnished Morningside Cottage to Let from 1 September 2019

Roomy secure garden apartment with double bedroom, ample bathroom, carpeted split-level lounge-dining room, kitchen, patio, garden and double carport. WiFi. Fully furnished and serviced including twice-weekly laundry. Close to Morningside and Rivonia shops and main bus routes, including two Gautrain bus routes. All for only R9000 a month! Call 082 389 3482, or reply to this email.

All the best from Rick at,

the World's most helpful website for shops in Sandton.

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