Driving record levels of organic visibility through technical SEO & content optimisation.
“connective3’s strategy driven creative approach really does work! David and the team have exceeded our expectations since we started working with them earlier this year.”
Sarah Pearce, Head of Marketing, thortful
How we did it
Supercharging organic performance.
The dynamic nature of thortful’s website had previously limited its ability to perform in organic search. Working alongside thortful’s development teams, we defined a new URL taxonomy to create a clear HTML linking structure, with the aim of improving the crawling and indexing process. Alongside this, category page copy, headings and meta data was produced for all new and existing landing pages. This work was underpinned by keyword research, which informed our understanding of search behaviour and intent of thortful’s target audience.
Alongside this, our content marketing team were delivering links through our ‘strategic creativity’ methodology. This involved the delivery of larger campaigns alongside reactive and proactive newsjacking strategies. The strategy included a combination of outreaching existing products to relevant trade press, creating bespoke products with the objective of generating headlines, and building larger campaigns around occasions such as Halloween, Yorkshire Day and birthdays. Examples of our tactics are shown below:
Doubling organic visibility in a competitive sector.
We have delivered 260 links to date, across the UK, US and European media, with links from sites such as The Mirror, The Metro, Huffington Post, The Sun, The Star and many more. The Haunted Hotspots campaign was even picked up by US TV and featured on CBS news in Florida.
As a result of this, and the on-site SEO activity we carried out, thortful have seen their online visibility double overall, growing by more than 75% in their core ‘birthday’ category, and they now hold second position for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day search terms. The growth in organic traffic and revenue has been unprecedented as non-brand traffic has grown 200%+ YoY.
The work has been shortlisted in both the 2020 EU Content Awards and Northern Digital Awards.