• Beginning of cooperation May 2015
  • Industry Home / Decor
  • Services provided Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Webová analytika, SEO, Stratégia
  • Project specialists 18

How we increased the year-on-year traffic of organic by 40% using linkbuilding – SEO case study is the largest online store with furniture and home furnishings in Slovakia. It has been operating in Slovakia since 2007, in 2009 they launched an eshop in the Czech Republic and in 2018 in Hungary.

Case study: SEO, Linkbuilding

As organic search has stagnated or declined over the last 2 years, the client has decided to use the potential of the SEO service in ui42 digital in addition to PPC and Facebook.

The solution

Like many e-shop owners, this client did not initially have confidence in the effectiveness of linkbuilding. A thorough analysis of the website and linkbuilding opportunities needed to be carried out. The technical part of the page was fine-tuned enough, but the numbers still did not rise. We saw the biggest gaps in off-page SEO.

At first, we assumed a possible partial penalty from Google, but this assumption was not confirmed in the Google Search Console. In search of the cause, we decided to communicate our assumptions through a Google Webmasters hangout, where they confirmed that this was not a penalty.

Subsequently, while checking backlinks in the Google Search console, we identified the first potential problems with pofider links from untrusted sources. We decided to use the Disavow tool in the Google Search Console. This tool is used to distance untrusted links. Thanks to this step, we noticed the first shifts in a short time, so we decided to proceed to the elaboration of a linkbuilding analysis and a subsequent strategy.

First, we used information provided to clients about important business sites in combination with keyword analysis data to determine landing pages for linkbuilding. It was important for us to analyze the search results for relevant words for the given landing pages. This resulted in an analysis of the competition in the search results.

We focused primarily on sites that met the requirements for the fastest and easiest possible position shift and increased search visibility. 



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After a long-term stagnation of organic search, the year-on-year increase in traffic since the beginning of the cooperation (blue line in the graph – August) is at the level of 39%.

medziročný nárast návštevnosti

*SK: Merané obdobie: Od 1.1.2019 do 31.12.2019, porovnané s rovnakým obdobím v minulom roku. 

Pri revenue to znamenalo nárast od začiatku spolupráce o 16 % a počet transakcií o 4.8 %.

nárast revenue o 8.95% a nárast transakcií o 4.8%
* SK: Measured period: From 1.1.2019 to 31.12.2019, compared to the same period last year.

Reference from the client: 

“We appreciate the professional and proactive approach of ui42 digital. They have moved our cooperation beyond the agreed activities to convince us of our further potential for growth. Thanks to ui42 digital, we achieved significantly higher traffic, as well as an increase in the number of transactions. ”

4 criteria for selecting relevant keywords

  • Business significance for the client in terms of margins
  • Sufficient cumulative search for relevant keywords
  • The ratio of competition and search
  • The average page position between the 1st and 2nd page in the SERP

Tip ako zvýšiť keyword coverage

Tips on how to increase keyword coverage

Development of analysis and strategy

For the analysis itself, it was first necessary to filter out keywords that were relevant to the selected landing pages from the keyword analysis and obtain data for them. 

Dáta na úrovni kľúčových slov_ui42 digital

Keyword-level data

Based on this data, we obtained an analysis of the search results for these keywords. In this way we found out:

  • Who is direct and indirect competition in search?
  • The power of a competitive reference portfolio
  • Linkbuilding opportunities (housing magazines, bloggers, …)

Najčastejšie sa vyskytujúce domény vo výsledkoch vyhľadávania pre daný dataset kľúčových slov_ui42 digital

The most common domains in the search results for a given dataset of keywords

Data needed to create a linkbuilding strategy:

  • Landing page prioritization so that it makes sense from a client’s perspective to maximize profits, with respect to the potential for shift and overall search volume capacity
  • Data on the current client reference portfolio. In the case of the e-shop, we focused on distancing ourselves from potentially toxic links
  • Relevant keywords for these subpages, along with the data we used to gain insight into search competition
  • After identifying the strongest competitors, we were able to focus on the analysis of their link portfolio, where we revealed several link opportunities, whether an overview of thematically relevant portals with competition links, or broken links pointing to a competitor.
  • We also identified opportunities to place blog posts or publish articles when analyzing the top 5 pages of search results.

What is the secret ingredient of Vladimir and the SEO team? How did we help the client grow?

Vladimír Podkamenský (Project Manager. Technical SEO, Linkbuilding): “SEO is a long-term and complex activity. It’s not about incorporating a single report. Properly tuned technical SEO is the basis on which it is possible to follow up on other activities, whether it is work on on- page SEO / content, or building a backlink portfolio that is often considered secondary to SEO today. At today’s level of web solutions, content and backlinks can be just what sets you apart from the competition and increases your search visibility. “

David Kořínek – technical leader of SEO in ui42 digital. He is an SEO project manager for the Novynabytok project. He identified further potential for developing the benefits of the project for the client. After implementing technical and on-page assignments, he initiated link building activities on the project.

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