Arkadin wanted to improve international SEO performance across their full portfolio of 38 websites; focusing primarily on a selection of key global markets.
In 2018 Semetrical partnered with Arkadin, a global IT communications provider. Arkadin offers a range of cloud based unified communications and audio, web and video collaboration solutions, as well as virtual events across international markets.
Arkadin outlined a desire to improve their international SEO performance across a portfolio of 38 international websites, with specific performance targets for a selection of priority global markets. The priority markets were defined as UK, France, Germany, Dubai, South Africa and India, where the ambition was to:
Other objectives focussed on Arkadin’s wider global portfolio, where they wanted to:
Following completion of comprehensive keyword and competitor research, plus bespoke technical SEO audits, which were delivered across Arkadin’s portfolio of 38 websites; Semetrical quickly identified a series of issues and opportunities that would help improve short-term organic performance and inform the longer-term international SEO strategy.
Technical SEO solutions were swiftly communicated and implemented, whilst developing a website migration strategy to consolidate the full international portfolio of 38 websites into the parent domain www.arkadin.com Drawing from our vast experience and expertise in managing scalable website migrations;
we were able to quickly and efficiently deliver the necessary recommendations including an optimal international hreflang setup and comprehensive URL recommendations, including full redirect mapping requirements.
Semetrical’s in-depth content and audience research informed a series of content optimisation opportunities designed to resonate with target audience personas that we had developed. Subsequent website & supporting semantic content was developed for priority markets with localisation services for non-English language content.
Semetrical encountered and conquered numerous challenges to deliver a robust international SEO strategy. This included the migration of over 38 websites, a highly effective content and link acquisition strategy designed to achieve the digital ambitions of Arkadin.
Alongside our exemplary SEO services, our ability to nurture strong client relationships through exceptional project management was a key component in the successful delivery of this project; working closely with Arkadin’s numerous international stakeholders across a global portfolio.
Following the successful migration project and subsequent content optimisation, Arkadin recorded a year on year increase of 43.2% in non-brand clicks, whilst average organic search rankings increased by:
Semetrical also managed to deliver against a majority of Arkadin’s priority market objectives by delivering the following performance improvements:
Increase organic sessions by 3% YOY
Increase organic sessions to services by 5% YOY
Semetrical won a 2019 EU Search Award for our SEO work with Arkadin, picking up the prestigious ‘Best Use of Search in B2B’ award.
For more information on how Semetrical digital marketing services can help realise your digital ambitions, contact us today.
“Semetrical offered a very high level of consultancy and support when managing our international website migration strategy. Their technical expertise was a crucial success factor for the project.
Our partnership with Semetrical has led to SEO growth on a global scale, whereby they have executed a large-scale international campaign involving numerous global stakeholders.”
Martin Cheyne – VP Marketing