The Modern Furniture Store is a trusted Aussie brand, delivering high quality home furniture and office setting furniture products. Inspired by the simple form and function of Scandinavian furniture design, they embody the Scandinavian ethos of social inclusion, humility and simplicity through their wide range of offerings. Based in Fortitude Valley, Queensland, and with stores across New South Wales and Victoria, they proudly design and manufacture their range from solid timber.
Wishing to implement an SEO strategy, The Modern Furniture Store reached out to Online Marketing Gurus in August 2019 for help. With the goal of wanting to increase organic traffic, the Gurus devised an integrated SEO marketing strategy to do just that. Our onboarding process was able to identify areas of opportunity and improvement and as such, the partnership began.
In order to make The Modern Furniture Store’s dream a reality, Online Marketing Gurus developed an integrated SEO strategy to supercharge their organic results. The priorities of the strategy focused on the company’s content, domain authority and technical optimisation.
Content creation to address the gap
Implementing appropriate schema
Optimising Google My Business listing to address SERP visibility
Strategy & Execution
From an SEO perspective, having good quality and unique content is an important ranking factor. Through our initial onboarding process, we uncovered that several of The Modern Furniture Store’s category pages contained a low word-count and were not optimized for a wide range of relevant keywords.
Understanding the influencing power optimized content has on any company’s SEO, our Gurus optimized existing pages and created new ones that specifically catered to the company’s products and services whilst targeting the most profitable and relevant keywords.
This also allowed us to target a broader range of keywords and opened up opportunities for internal link optimisation for category and product pages. By executing this content gap strategy, we were able to help this company achieve a conversion rate increase of 34% for organic traffic in just 6 months.
Schema markup is microdata that you put on your website to help search engines return more information, detailed results to searchers, also known as a rich snippet. The Modern Furniture Store was also missing this with their home and category pages.
Additionally, Online Marketing Gurus looked at optimizing the company’s Google My Business listing. This involved updating the listing with relevant information, keeping in mind the importance of NAP (Name, Address, Phone Number) consistency whilst adding in best selling products, Urchin Tracking Module (UTM) tracking codes and products/services with a ‘Buy Now’ feature.
With multiple locations around Australia, optimizing schema markups and Google My Business were essential for The Modern Furniture Store. Local SEO focuses on increased visibility in local searches in order to create a better experience for buyers. Not only did this allow customers to access essential information about the company easily, but it also helped generate more foot traffic to physical locations.
How much did it help The Modern Furniture Store? Within just a few months, we were able to help elevate the average position for the company by 2.4 positions, increasing organic traffic by 19% and organic revenue by 25%!
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