Doing Business in Sandton, September 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.  We take a break from scam warnings, to give you a handy tool to improve your emails.  Finally, we have convenient cottage accommodation in Morningside near Rivonia.

On-Line Business Tip: Google Hacks – "inurl:" & "intext:":

Google is the most popular search engine in the solar system.  So it helps to know a bit more about using it than the average earthling.

When you go to and type in something to search for, Google searches the whole page.  However you can refine this.

inurl: will search for the following text in the URL only.
intext: will search for the following text in the body text  only.
For example, say you want contacts for companies with a postal code = 2000 (Johannesburg).  Use:
inurl:contact intext:2000 site:za

  • inurl:contact will select pages wth the word "contaxt" in the page address
  • intext:2000 will show only pages with the number 2000 in the body text (not just postal codes, of course! That could occur in the phone number or elsewhere)
  • site:za (used earlier) will select sites that end in "za", such as or

Write Better!  Free Online Checking Tool:

Is your writing as clear as it could be?  Some people say that writing for the average public should be no higher than a third-grade level!  Here is a free tool to help you simplify your writing. 

It is called Hemingway (after the writer). 

You will find it at and it looks like this:

Paste in something you're working on and edit it.
The Readability Grade level is shown at top right.
The app highlights long, hard-to-read sentences in yellow.
Red-highlighted sentences are very hard to read.
You can use a shorter word in place of a purple one. Mouse over them for hints.
Adverbs and weakening phrases are shown in blue.
Phrases in green show passive voice.


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

Furnished Morningside Cottage to Let Now!

Roomy secure garden apartment with double bedroom, ample bathroom, carpeted split-level lounge-dining room, fully-equipped 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 for one person or R10,000 for two!

Call 082 389 3482, or reply to this email.


All the best from Rick at,

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