INSIGHT: David Taubman Business Coach Website SEO Development

David needed to get control of his website and move it from a Custom CMS system, then develop it for his new business venture

David Taubman Business Coach Website SEO Development by Paul D'Ambra Marketing Consultant
Summary

BUSINESS COACH NEW WEBSITE SEO DEVELOPMENT

This small business website development project had three key elements to it. Firstly we needed to help David Taubman regain control over his existing website and convert it from a custom CMS system back to WordPress. We then needed to provide keyword research, competitor insights and website content strategies to help David pivot his business in its new direction. Lastly we needed to implement all the changes while ensuring the site was mobile friendly.

Small business website design and SEO service by Paul DAmbra from La Lente for Business Coach in Melbourne David Taubman photo

WHAT WAS THE MARKETING BRIEF?

How can I change my website from a Custom CMS System?
David approached us to solve the problem he had for his small business that had a website previously built on a Custom CMS platform. It meant that it was impossible for him to make his own website changes, the loading speed performance was terrible and he had no operational control over the site. He took the initial steps to rescue complete control over his site by getting access to his Domain Name and Hosting service, luckily his original website was built on WordPress and a backup was available.

 

Creating a staging site for website development.
The first step of this website development project was to create a WordPress based version of David’s current website so that he didn’t need to use the Custom CMS system any longer. So this meant creating a full rebuild of his old WordPress site and replicating the layout, colouring and content of his current live site. To achieve this we created a staging site where all the changes could be made and approved before going live on the internet.

 

Developing a website with search engine optimisation in mind.
Once David was satisfied that it was possible to get back to square one and have a website he could work on via WordPress the next phase of the project was to help him present the re-positioning of his business. David wanted to move from mentoring and speaking to be more focussed on Business Coaching in Melbourne. So before we did anything further to the website we conducted;

  • Industry and category keyword research.
  • Competitor review.
  • Top trending content review.
  • Consumer insight gathering with research into the top questions being asked about Business Coaching.
 
Armed with this information we created a structure for David to work to in order to create the new content, sections and information required for his website that included new service information, revised Testimonial content, blog content topics and more.

 

Focussing on your target customer with a website development project.
With a firm focus on the target customer type, we helped David re-imagine his website to create a punchy, high-energy site aimed at 30-40 year old male business owners in Melbourne. Everything was crafted to be quick to read with bold headings, deep content and insights from his 20+ years corporate experience.

 

WHAT DID I DISCOVER IN MY MARKETING AUDIT?

VERY LOW VOLUMES OF WEBSITE TRAFFIC

Even after David had engaged with different contractors to develop his website there had been less than 1,500 visitors in 2 years and in recent times the bounce rate (people leaving almost immediately) had jumped to over 70%.

THE WEBSITE WAS RANKING FOR RELEVANT KEYWORDS

The website wasn't being found for the services David had been offering. Luckily his reputation and well known identity was leading to organic traffic for his name, but little else was coming to the website meaning the seo development had been poor.

LESS THAN 15% OF TRAFFIC FROM ORGANIC SEARCH

David's services were just not being found online. 56% of all visitors came from 'Direct' sources, just over 20% from LinkedIn and Facebook but hardly any from organic search.

CONTENT ON THE SITE WASN'T OPTIMISED FOR SEARCH

The page titles, wording and content wasn't optimised for search engines or even popular topics which wasn't surprising after looking at the search data results.

THERE WAS NO DEPTH TO THE CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE

Even with David's incredible breadth of experience there was little in the way of content that celebrated his wins or showcased some of the transformational business changes he has delivered.

BUSINESS COACHING IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY COMPETITIVE

The need for a business coach has been on the rise in recent years as owners struggle in a number of very saturated markets and with increased overseas or online competition. Therefore it became very apparent that David needed to stand out, have a punchier approach and focus efforts on ensuring his website content was high quality and informative to compete with other sites that had been established many years ago.

MY MARKETING SCOPE OF WORK

Small business website design and SEO service on a mobile phone by Paul DAmbra from La Lente for Business Coach in Melbourne David Taubman photo

This website development project took on two phases; re-establish a website on WordPress to enable self management then develop it to help David re-position his business in the market with a platform that could be worked on over time. 

THE MARKETING RESULTS I DELIVERED

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Paul completely changed my perception on what could be done from our very first discussion. He was incredibly detailed oriented. Skilled in contemporary marketing strategy. He drove me to new benchmarks.

I thought I was driven and goal oriented until Paul showed me that he had gears I hadn’t seen before. He created a list of tasks and content for me to rip into. He was on me every day to get it done. He guided me on best practice and gave me wonderful suggestions when I hit an impasse.

Meanwhile he was rebuilding my website with a stronger presence for SEO and organic growth, better content and with a niche in the business coaching market. The site was lightning fast. Paul wouldn’t rest until the job was done. It was so seamless. Something worth noting is Paul’s huge experience in photography so he has an elite eye for imagery and branding.
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DAVID TAUBMAN
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AN INCREDIBLE WEBSITE TRANSFORMATION WITH RECORD RESULTS.

We successfully transitioned the website from a Custom CMS to WordPress & then delivered an impactful overhaul for the entire website giving a strong new visual look and feel with depth of information. We created a framework that David can now use to re-develop his business from and showcase his business coaching work.

Small Business Website Search Impressions Increase after SEO Development photo

RECORD SEARCH IMPRESSION RESULTS

The work completed delivered the highest search impressions David's website had received in over 16 months and after two other agencies had worked on his website.

RELEVANT KEYWORD SEARCH TERMS

David's site immediately started to appear for more than 10 different keywords and phrases, including an average rank of 1.3 on Google for 'Small Business Coaching Melbourne'

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WEBSITE CMS TRANSITION

A complete transition of all images, wording and content from a Custom CMS over to WordPress.

GREAT WEBSITE PAGE SPEED ON MOBILE AND DESKTOP

Google Page Speed Insight scores over 70 on Mobile and 90 on Desktop.

NEW CONTENT AND LAYOUT STRUCTURES

Revised page structure, titles and sub headings for all pages to simplify navigation and improve SEO.

OVER 20 NEW CONTENT IDEAS RELATING TO BUSINESS COACHING

Content creation ideas generated from consumer insights relating to business coaching.

WEBSITE PAGES WITH SEO DEVELOPMENT

Each page carefully crafted to deliver seo results quickly with relevant, topical and insightful information.

SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITE MARKETING ADVICE

What should every small business website have?

Every small business website should have some absolute basic fundamentals in place and the owner should understand what it is or isn’t delivering. Typing your own name into Google does not mean you rank #1. Instead type in the services you offer or things people would search for that doesn’t include your name, do you show up? Here are three basic items every small business owner should know about.

WEBSITE REPORTING FOR SMALL BUSINESS

The most basic website reporting should show you how many visitors you are getting per month, what City they are coming from and how this compares to previous months. This gives you a basic understanding to work from.

KNOW WHAT PEOPLE ARE SEARCHING FOR

An agency might guarantee you will be on the first page for 'A Business Coach' although there might only be 100 people searching for that compared to 10,000 people searching for 'Business Coaching'. Don't be fooled by gimmicks and ask the question about what people are searching for or have this information provided to you.

GOOGLE MY BUSINESS OPTIMISATION

The other absolute fundamental that is needed to help a small business website is to make sure your Google My Business profile is optimised. This will help generate search traffic for your brand and to your website. An empty profile with just your name and phone number isn't enough.

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