Client: The Yard and Garden

Industry: Online Publishing

Location: Texas USA

Services: Gardening

Client Goals and Ambitions

  • The Yard and Garden started out as a successful Garden Service company based in Texas US.
  • COVID-19 changed everything. Bookings slowed as lockdown took over and the plan was to pivot into a content and affiliate marketing website
  • The client wanted to produce a high volume of quality content with the objective of driving revenue through affiliate marketing and on-page display advertisements.
  • Medium-term the client wanted to build a cash-generating digital asset to sell and take the profit.

Campaign
Results

Over 2.5 years

3.3 million

Organic Page Views

662

Blog Posts

2,054

Keywords on page 1

6,108

Backlinks Built


Our Strategy

Content Strategy: We agreed on an aggressive SEO campaign, to undertake a deep dive into the competition, researching over 20 content sites. We spent over a month performing keyword research and evaluating the most profitable niches to focus on

Content Creation: Produced 662 blog posts targeting medium to low-competition keywords, to fill out entire verticals within sub-niches. Content included information posts, ‘How To’ posts, ‘Product Reviews’ posts as well as lawn care and plant care guides. All content was written to comply with Google’s Content guidelines.

On-Page Optimization: Every published page had metadata for headings, image alt text, schema, image compression WebP files, and set link attributes. Every article was structured to feature in Google’s Rich Snippets.

Technical SEO: Improved Core Web Vital CLS and TTFB, mobile optimization, and page load speed. Updated broken pages and assets with 404 errors. Loaded multiple optimization plug-ins.

Backlink Building: We decided to run a continual outreach campaign to high-quality publications, blogs, and reference websites. Our goal was to produce a high number of backlinks to support the volume of content we were producing. We also wanted high-authority websites over DA60 to boost trust.

Monitoring & Reporting: Set up Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and Bing Webmaster and reported monthly. We wanted to keep the client in touch with our progress, but also demonstrate traffic fluctuation due to algorithm updates.

Campaign Results

Organic Traffic: 3.3 million page views a year, peaking at 450k page views in August during peak season
Link Building: 6,108 links including yahoo.news.com, express.co.uk, bobvilla.com, sfgate.com
Keyword Ranking: Over 2,054 keywords rank #1 on Google organic search, with over 140,000 keywords in total
Client Sale: Our client made over $180,000 in Ads revenue, and then sold the business late 2022 for over $390,000
The Yard and Garden Google Search Console

8,000 Organic Google Clicks a Day

8,000 Organic Google Clicks a Day