Keyword Ranking in Google
The biggest problem with shared hosting is that the client did not have root access credentials – during a downtime, nothing can be done until the shared host provider resolves the problem.
It also involves a higher security risk and is prone to errors during high traffic. With shared hosting, you have limited access to the backend and less bandwidth and storage when compared to a virtual private server.
One of the first things we did was move the website to VPS for better control and more value for money. The website is now migrated to Amazon Web Services with more than 1000 pages and 3GB speed thanks to the latest version server.
Over time, our technical associates helped overcome the client’s server issues. Currently, the website experiences zero downtime. The website can take up to 4500 daily users without traffic or loading issues.
One of the first things we did was create a website structure with a wireframe of specific pages with customized designs.
Our team then worked on keyword research to find phrases relevant to the client’s business and web page. These phrases were used to write meta titles, descriptions, and H1 tags, ensuring each metadata was unique and framed. Ideally, the chosen keywords must have reasonable competition but significant search volume. Needless to say, they must be relevant to the page and have a strong conversion value.
At Wizi Digital, we worked on the website’s 500+ images, ensuring each had an alt attribute. We reduced file size without compromising picture quality and got rid of decorative images. Our content team named each image descriptively and in plain language.
We used Google’s Page Speed Score to get a page speed of 91+ and ensuring a YSlow score of 90+ in GTmetrics. YSlow is an opensource tool that analyses websites and offers suggestions to improve performance.
Some of the other issues we handled and currently manage include robots.txt file optimization, 404-page redirects, 301, 302, 4XX, 5XX errors monitoring and optimization, URL optimization, XML sitemap submission, broken links optimization, external link optimization, frame optimization, language optimization, website structure optimization, open graph, and structured data markup, HTTPS certification with setup, and fixing canonical issues.
This is a black-hat technique that could potentially hit the website very badly during an algorithm update.
We began by using a premium SEO audit tool to audit the website and identify travel-related key phrases. Our content writing team wrote a new meta data set using the new keywords. We conducted a detailed backlink audit and contacted Google to remove all unwanted and unrelated backlinks to ensure only quality links on high-quality niche websites remain.
Some of the other off-page SEO promotions we did include social bookmarking, local business listing, directory submission, image submission, PDF creation and submission, video creation and promotion, infographic designing, article submission, etc. on high-quality directories. We also created local business listings for the business.
We have now managed to rank No. 1 internationally for all package-related keywords. Currently, we rank on the first page of Google for all major travel-related keywords.
Our content team publishes a daily update on all social media accounts. We covered a wide range of topics through these updates, including posting reviews and testimonials from satisfied clients, funny anecdotes, travel photos sent by our clients, discount deals, and shoutouts by our celebrity clients.
We also began replying to people commenting on Facebook, Twitter, and Google. When people were happy, we thanked them. And when they were upset, we apologized and tried providing a solution with help from the client.
We also noticed that the website content was hardly unique. Our content team worked with the client to strategically place keywords on the pages, ensuring the website content was information-rich. We also updated the GT Holidays blog to promote keywords related to the website.
Content management is also a huge issue in an HTML website. They had to depend on a developer to make any changes that were time-consuming and cumbersome.
We suggested the client move the website to WordPress to make it more user-friendly and SEO-friendly. Since WordPress is an open-source platform, it has more plugins and has multiple theme options. We purchased a travel-related theme that was coding friendly and perfect in terms of security. Our development team generally follows a 100-point migration checklist that helps deliver a seamless user experience. In fact, we managed to revamp the entire site without losing any SEO rankings.
Currently, we provide monthly website maintenance for the website. We handle plugin updates, updating themes and files, WordPress version upgrade, monitoring unusual traffic, security enhancement and updates, spam comments monitoring, spam filtering, malware scanning, code tuning & optimization, and W3C HTML errors monitoring and optimization.
Our ad team followed a clear strategy by setting up proper Google and Facebook ad accounts. We create unique landing pages for each of these sites and ensured the landing page loaded quickly and had relevant content. Currently, the CTR is 25% while the CPC is Rs. 12 on Google Ads – compare this to the earlier CTR which as 6% and the CPC was Rs. 45.
The Current Situation
The client's website ranks well for most keywords and has a brand-new website with a unique travel-related design. Page likes on Facebook and Twitter have increased over 10 times, and their reviews on Google.
This is an ongoing project where we’re continually helping the client promote their business on Google and their latest campaigns. Our team manages their onsite and off-page SEO, social media strategy, and website and server maintenance. We also monitor their online reputation, helping them reply to positive and negative opinions on the internet.
We’ve put together a downloadable version that includes complete information about how we helped the client achieve digital marketing success.