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Digirank wins Best Use of Search at Wirehive100

Published on Thursday, 19th October 2017, contributed by Loom Digital

Bristol-based digital agency Digirank has won the ‘Best Use of Search’ at the 2017 Wirehive100 awards held in Southampton’s Guildhall. The prestigious awards were launched back in 2012 to celebrate the wealth of digital excellence across the South of England. This year was no different with a high calibre of innovative campaigns on show. The ‘Best Use of Search’s category was hotly contested with eight other fantastic digital marketing agencies making the shortlist.

Digirank’s entry was a celebration of its work with long-standing client Permagard, a Bristol-based damp proofing and basement waterproofing specialist. The strategic multi-channel approach to the Permagard search campaign impressed the judges along with total revenue growth of 37% in a year and a total traffic increase of 36%.

The Wirehive100 judges described the campaign as, “A really outstanding entry. Very well thought through at every level.”

The Digirank team devised an on-site optimisation and content strategy that aimed to reach users at all stages of their buying journey. This included industry-leading 'How To' Guides, providing the answers to informational queries for both DIY users and specialist contractors. The high-standard of content, based on user intent, helped the site dramatically improve its organic rankings and revenue.

Digirank also used Google Adwords to successfully drive foot traffic from local contractors to Permagard’s Bristol trade counter. A supporting display banner campaign also worked well, raising awareness amongst the target audience.

Tom Spooner, Head of Content & SEO said, “We're on such a high from the Wirehive100 awards. It was a genuine honour to have been nominated, and to win was just something else.”

“Our results for Permagard are something that we celebrate internally as they really do show the power of a strategic multi-channel approach to digital marketing. By targeting different user intents with unique tailored content across the paid, social and organic spaces, we have achieved great things. To get external recognition for our hard work is fantastic.”

Digirank, as a small boutique agency with big ideas, and Permagard, as a small family business with big ambitions, are an ideal pairing. Both parties continue to challenge each other to achieve bigger and better results.

For more information about Digirank and their multi-channel digital marketing approach visit