When James visited an inner-city office in late 2015, based on a referral from a sub-contractor, he had no idea the long-term, fruitful partnership which would ensue.
Unfortunately, the family-owned executive professional company had just had one of the worst SEO experiences James had ever heard of. Having taken 6 months of fees, their previous provider had done nothing (absolutely nothing, not a thing). To his credit, he owned up to it, offering a website build to compensate. Unfortunately, that too fell over and the company was left with extremely poor SEO rankings and a completely dysfunctional website, having spent considerable amounts of money.
SEO + Website Development
Because of everything that had happened on the website, the website and SEO setup were a mess. A lot of spam was coming through, in the guise of being a lead. We blocked several countries from being able to access the site. This greatly reduced the amount of email spam they were receiving from form fills on the site. We also added a reCAPTCHA to stop most bots being able to fill in forms.
There was a lot of old and stale content on the website. The team began researching which keywords would work best and then optimising the entire website’s content for those keywords. Old content was cleaned up, rewritten and optimised, while local pages were built, targeting the different geographic areas they work in.
By restructuring the website and creating multiple quality backlinks, authority continued to increase.
Eventually the team rebuilt the entire website, ensuring the best possible setup for SEO purposes as well as making it a great, easy to use experience for site visitors.
Having said all this, the data paints the picture for us!
Clicks rose from 107 for the same 3-month period in 2021 to 330 in 2022 for a specific keyword. The CTR (Click Through Rate) rose from 3.8% to 12%.
Another related term rose from 14 clicks last year to 70 this year, CTR rose from 1.2% to 7.7% and average position rose from 9 to 5.6.
A different keyword saw clicks rise from 4 in 2021 to 31 in 2022. Impressions increased from 1730 to 3259.
This scenario is repeated throughout their top 50 ranking/converting keywords.
As with any campaign, the traffic goes up and down but now that everything has been cleaned up, traffic is consistently increasing, and they are at the top of the heap in search results for specific keywords.
Back in December 2015, the Google Ads campaign kicked off with a conversion cost of $764.12 and a conversion rate of 6.67%. Google Ads faced the same issue as the Chat Bot – how to decrease the spend, while increasing marketing impact? After two years of continued optimisations, in 2017 we had the cost/conversion down to $106 and conversion rate was 24.40%.
To add context, we’ve looked at the costs/conversions results for this campaign from the past month and compared them to the same 30-day period 5 years ago.
The long-term nature of this partnership has enabled us to build something very solid. This client’s marketing now stands up with the big dogs, refusing to be drowned out by their huge budgets and big-name brand deals. Digital marketing changes all the time and we’ve been able to work with this client through the years, optimising their campaign and making changes to ensure they are always coming out on top. Our team knows this campaign through and through, which means there are no nasty surprises and it’s a genuine thrill for us whenever this client has a win. When our clients hang around for the long haul, we are able to give them our absolute best work.