With traditional marketing efforts failing to make sales and digital marketing attempts not hitting the spot, it was time to call in Living Online to help turn this established business into a power house with great revenue.
REVENUEAs a direct result of our multi-channel digital marketing campaigns, revenue increased by 21% in the first year alone.
TRAFFICOverall website traffic volumes across a variety of channels increased by over 119%, or almost 2.2x in the first 12 months.
GOALSMost importantly, we delivered a massive increase of 220% in website enquiries by the end of year one, or 3.2x original levels.
West Coast Pet Care Centre is a well-established pet boarding and dog training centre located north of Perth near Wanneroo. They are great at what they do, have terrific facilities, a dedicated and passionate team and a great reputation throughout Perth.
West Coast Pet Care Centre was managing all of its marketing in-house. They dabbled in traditional media such as TV and newspaper advertising, and built their website themselves. This served the business well up until around early 2014, when the business started to no longer reach its sales targets. The competitive landscape was changing.
They had a digital presence (a basic self-managed Google Ads campaign and a Facebook page), but the lack of conversion tracking meant that it was difficult to ascertain effectiveness. The lack of leads and poor performing sales data indicated that the Facebook and Google Ads campaigns needed improvement. They were also not taking advantage of a number of other digital channels which could support lead generation, lead nurturing and customer retention.
Generate fast results by first focusing on the highest priority areas that would deliver the greatest return on investment.
Maintain an agile and dynamic work flow ensuring that they can change the direction of the campaign if desired.
Undertake digital marketing that would allow them to once again reach their sales targets.
Living Online worked with West Coast Pet Care to get a thorough understanding of their business, their customers, their goals, and the resources they had available. We then identified a number of digital marketing opportunities, and then prioritised them in a way that would deliver the greatest return in the shortest amount of time. They were;
- We re-structured the Google Ads campaign to achieve perfect alignment between the search query, the advert, and the landing page.
- The Google Ads campaign closely matched user needs, meaning we only attracted website visitors who were likely to convert.
- The Google Ads campaign we built for West Coast Pet Care Centre delivered immediate results and a huge uplift in sales enquiries.
- While West Coast Pet Care Centre did have Google Analytics installed on their website, it was not configured correctly to track conversions, leaving them unable to understand what digital channels were delivering the most amount of value to their business.
- We were able to help them build a simple yet highly useful custom report and set up correct goal tracking in Google Analytics, which gave both them and us the exact data needed to make true data-driven decisions. The trick with analytics is knowing how to translate data into action.
New Website Development
- The original West Coast Pet Care Centre website was not a true representation of their business. Their business is at the top of its game, but their website was old, had a confusing user experience (UX) and looked more like a hobby business rather than Perth’s premium pet boarding business. It served a purpose and gave them an initial digital presence but it was well overdue for an update.
- We developed a new mobile-friendly responsive design website. It features an aesthetically appealing UX, while at the same time being easy for users to navigate through and find what they were looking for. Built on WordPress, the website was also easy for the client to update themselves, allowing them to be responsive and retain control.
- It’s often more cost effective to keep one customer for longer than it is to acquire new customers. We tasked ourselves with maximising the customer lifetime value by increasing touch points with their business.
- Email marketing was the perfect channel to engage with their previous customers. With over 10,000 customers in their database there was some huge untapped potential sitting there for the taking.
- Mailchimp suited their requirements perfectly, so we set up a template from which they have been able to send monthly newsletters, including a variety of useful and interesting articles and videos.
- Through Google Analytics we have been able to see that their e-newsletters not only drive huge amounts of traffic to their website but also drive leads for repeat business. Mission accomplished.
- As with many websites, the majority of visitors were leaving without completing an action. Given that money was being spent driving traffic to the site through AdWords and Facebook, it was important to set up a correctly structured remarketing campaign to extract more value from each visitor.
- Remarketing through the Google Display Network was a huge success. Separate campaigns targeted past website visitors with highly relevant ads based on their past website interaction - those who had visited dog training pages on the site were encouraged to return and book a session, while the same went for those interested in dog boarding.
- Next we turned our attention to Facebook Remarketing. Our highly targeted ads worked. We improved the conversion rate of their website and substantially increased the levels of engagement with their Facebook page.
- By reaching potential customers who have shown an interest but are yet to convert, at the right touch-points, with the right message, we transformed user engagement and conversion rates for West Coast Pet Care.
- Our objective for West Coast Pet Care’s SEO campaign was to drive traffic and conversions through from organic search. To do this, we had to ensure the website was achieving a first page rank for highly relevant, high volume search terms. Our ultimate goal was to position them as a leader in their field.
- The keyword research we did for the client enabled us to identify a number of highly transactional search queries with high search volume. We used this foundational understanding of traffic volumes to optimise the website in a way that would bring more quality traffic to the site.
- By doing the research, we discovered a lot of interesting data, including the fact that “dog kennels perth” had triple the amount of search volume on Google than “dog boarding perth”. This information helped us optimise the website to rank for the highest value search phrases - positioning West Coast at #1.
- Google loves it when you provide high quality content. It’s great for driving more organic traffic to your website. At the same time, it's also great for positioning a business as the thought leader in its space.
- We worked with West Coast Pet Care to create highly relevant, quality articles which were then shared across multiple platforms such as social media, email newsletters and the online blog for maximum exposure and engagement.
- These content marketing activities are now generating dividends for West Coast Pet Care. They help potential customers find the business, keep them engaged, and drive repeat sales and word of mouth through positive brand association.
- After a strategic planning meeting with the client, we identified that there was an opportunity to help them create another revenue stream via an online shop. In addition to further direct revenue, the online store would also deliver synergies to the core business by acting as a lead generator for the boarding and training services.
- In April 2016 we launched the West Coast Pet Care Centre online shop to sell pet products and optimised it for SEO. It started generating sales immediately and continues to grow at a steady pace. Most importantly it is another point of contact and service that generates leads for the core business.
"The difference that Living Online has made to our marketing in such a short period of time is simply stunning; within weeks of commencing our new marketing campaign we had to increase our office staff by 75% to manage the enquiries"Michael Walker, Director - West Coast Pet Care Centre
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