The Situation

Short stay travel company, Manor Cottages, wanted to generate more bookings without increasing their current digital marketing budget.

Cottage Holidays - A cottage situated by a stream

Bookings from SEO & PPC increased to over 3000 in 12 months

Travel

The Solution

  • Informed by our audit of the advertising accounts, we restructured existing paid search campaigns by match type and device to control media spend and increase visibility.​
  • Informed by our analysis of the ranking keywords, we de-optimised the Cotswolds cottages pages to increase visibility for the homepage, with which most high-ranking keywords were associated.​
  • We promoted Manor Cottages with blogger reviews, guest posts, community engagement, social bookmarking, and directory submissions.​
  • Informed by our analysis of search queries, we launched new campaigns targeting Christmas, New Year, and size-based terms to increase visibility.​
  • Informed by our analysis of ad performance and competitors’ ads, we refreshed our ad copy to increase ad engagement.​
  • Informed by our analysis of our ad campaigns, we optimised them by time of day, day of week, location, and device to increase conversion rate and bookings.​

ThoughtShift have helped my sites recover from decline after new site launches, supported in successfully re-launching new websites, suggested new opportunities to elevate online performance and always delivered return on investment. An honest, knowledgeable and friendly team who always make me feel they’ve got mine and my businesses’ best interests at heart. I’d strongly recommend ThoughtShift.

- Chris Grimes, Managing Director at Manor Cottages

The Results

  • SEO & PPC new users increased 29% year on year on year
  • SEO & PPC sessions increased 19% year on year on year
  • SEO & PPC bookings increased 19% year on year on year
  • SEO & PPC sent a total of 3,096 bookings in the last 12 months
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