GBP & Website Results and Impact
Results are comparison of April-August 2023 with April-August 2022
The impact of our efforts was tangible. In terms of calls, which were crucial for Duke Street Motors, there was a remarkable improvement. Initially, they received below 60-70 monthly calls from GBP. This number soared, with an average of about 160 monthly calls originating from GBP alone, in addition to 20-30 more calls generated from the website.
These results were backed by consistent year-over-year growth, with an average improvement of 10-15% in calls, clearly demonstrating the effectiveness of our strategies. Scroll down to see how we achieved this!
How We Achieved These Results
Duke Street Motors, a well-established automotive business in Loughborough, had been serving the community for over a decade. Offering a range of services including MOTs, car servicing, repairs, welding, bodywork, and gearbox replacement, they had built a reputation for trustworthiness and reliability.
Despite their excellent track record, they faced a significant challenge – their online visibility and customer engagement were lacking. Most of their clients came through referrals, and their outdated website hindered its ability to attract new customers.
Solution & Strategy
While Loughborough is a small area, the industry is very competitive and harsh!
When Duke Street Motors partnered with our local SEO agency in Leicester – LLamarketng, we undertook a comprehensive strategy to address their challenges and boost their online presence in the local automotive market.
We began by analyzing competitors’ Google Business Profile (GBP) profiles to devise a winning strategy. Simultaneously, we embarked on a website redesign project. The goal was to create a modern, user-friendly website that accurately reflected the trust and quality Duke Street Motors had built over the years.
This website overhaul included real photos of the garage, a team section to build trust, and integration of a GBP reviews widget. Additionally, we featured banners from reputable automotive directories where Duke Street Motors had a presence.
LLamarketing’s optimization efforts extended to the GBP profile itself. We delved deep into the auto repair industry to create relevant content and enhanced service descriptions on their new website. We also initiated a content marketing strategy, regularly producing and submitting industry-related articles.
Over the course of five years (starting back in 2018), our partnership with Duke Street Motors evolved positively. They consistently experienced an increase in calls and website traffic compared to previous years.
To adapt to changes in the digital landscape, we continually refined our strategies. A recent algorithm update posed challenges, affecting their GBP rankings in a smaller area due to a proximity update. In response, we are set to implement case studies as a countermeasure and have additional strategies at our disposal should they be required.