“You are amazing with your SEO, in the last month I’ve had double the enquiries for cleaning and refurbishing memorials, I’ve had 5 just over this weekend and 2 came in last night. I’m amazed, I’m happier to pay you rather than google ad-words. I’m so excited to see what we are going to roll onto next”
Ursula Sarsfield runs Sarsfield Memorials, a family business founded by her grandfather in the 1940s. Ursula knew that the internet can make a big difference to her business but didn’t know how to go about it or have the time to learn. She then invested in having a website built but it didn’t bring about the return she thought it would.
It wasn’t that Ursula knew nothing about technology or the internet, just that she didn’t have the time to make the most of the resources she had. She had somebody doing blogging for her but neither the blogger or Ursula knew enough about how to make use of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).
A misconception that Ursula had, which is a common theme amongst small business owners, is that it would cost too much to fix anything that went wrong. Her business had a website but it had been built by a graphic designer so although aesthetically pleasing it didn’t work for the business. It was way down in the pecking order, beyond the dreaded page ten, for Google searches. Despite the expense of having the site created, no business was being generated from it as the web contact form wasn’t forwarding on messages. Every time she tried to get the designer to fix it but he didn’t seem able to.
In June 2014 Word-shed was recommended to Ursula by a business advisor and we were able to fix the issue of the contact form within twenty four hours. We then set to work on her SEO and by the end of the year her website visitors were up by a third and she was now getting enquiries via the contact form as well. One year on, in June 2015, she was getting triple the visitors to her website (see table below) and recouped what she had paid Word-shed three times over. Word-shed have been able to achieve this for Ursula as we have been alongside her every step of the way, providing a single point of contact and fair pricing.
Our working relationship then took another step when we began writing fortnightly blogs, leading to an email at the end of September entitled ‘Your Amazing’ which said You are amazing with your SEO, in the last month I’ve had double the enquiries for cleaning and refurbishing memorials, I’ve had 5 just over this weekend and 2 came in last night. I’m amazed, I’m happier to pay you rather than google ad-words. I’m so excited to see what we are going to roll onto next’
This is just one example of a business that has moved forward thanks to the help of Word-shed. if you want it to be yours too, please get in touch with us for a free initial consultation.