SEO & PPC Services: Roast & Ground Case Study

Novi Digital Ltd
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Roast & Ground are a London-based independent coffee supply firm catering to business clients using our SEO and PPC services.

Roast & Ground is a London-based independent coffee supply firm catering to business clients. They recommend, sell, lease, restock, and maintain high-quality coffee and other vending machines to businesses within a growing support radius.

Their independent status combined with their passion for the business provides them with an essential USP; their extensive knowledge and ability to match a client to the ideal coffee machine.

What Was the Problem?

Roast & Ground had proved the value of their service and were looking to increase their market share and grow their client base. However, faced with a highly competitive market and a specific target demographic, they found their website didn’t generate enough traffic from potential customers.

This had become a major limiting factor in their growth. After working to improve its website’s organic performance themselves, the company accepted that they had hit the limit of what they could achieve without expert support. They were attracted by the potential of PPC campaigns but correctly recognised that without understanding the fundamentals of PPC campaigns, it could be a costly gamble.

Roast & Ground say: “Since our website wasn’t generating enough traffic, potential clients couldn’t learn about our services… When we initially commissioned Novi… we wanted them to explore PPC to determine if it could be profitable, as well as highlight areas for possible improvement.”

How Did We Resolve It?

We set about tailoring their keyword list to perform better within a PPC campaign. Eliminating underperforming or too-expensive keywords can significantly increase the ROI of your PPC campaign. Our team monitored performance closely, taking a data-driven approach to eliminate weak keywords. We also researched new potential keywords, which opened up Roast & Ground’s reach to potential customers who would never have found them before.

As this was going on, we also provided advice on how to improve the site’s organic performance. We revised page content based on our keyword research, making it easier for visitors to find the services R&G offer and expressing their USPs more clearly.

We also looked at how we could help Roast & Ground improve the user experience for potential customers.

While Roast & Ground were aware that their website wasn’t reaching enough potential customers, the work on user experience was done to improve their chance of ‘converting’ visitors to customers. User experience is a key factor in visitor engagement, and sites that are easy to use and navigate tend to have much higher conversion rates.

The impact of this is immediate. Increasing the conversion rate from 5% to 10% of visitors immediately doubles the number of new customers. That improvement increases the effectiveness of PPC and SEO packages which bring in more visitors significantly.

What Were the Outcomes?

As organic performance began to take off, Roast & Ground started to shift their focus from PPC campaigns toward other avenues of online promotion. We’ve worked with them to help them develop an advertising strategy that takes in social media activity, including on platforms like LinkedIn.

This kind of marketing can get eyes onto your site, but it’s important to take steps to capture the attention of casual visitors. We worked with Roast & Ground to revise existing pages on their website so that anyone clicking through from LinkedIn would immediately find the information they were looking for. This increases engagement from social media outreach significantly.

What’s Next?

Currently, Roast & Ground is looking to land bigger contracts with bigger businesses into London. They also want to increase the area they service, with a view to capturing market share in other large cities across the country. are developing additional content and marketing strategies to target these areas. Location-based search is a major section of almost any market, so developing location-based campaigns and providing engaging content for them to connect to can help Roast & Ground to extend their footprint across more of the UK. By targeting specific areas, we can support promotional initiatives in the region, increasing the effectiveness of our client’s marketing.

Our keyword research allows us also to identify search terms favoured by larger businesses, developing new content to be delivered as part of a strategy targeting their new market.

Selling to bigger businesses requires a different approach to selling to SMEs. As an experienced digital marketing agency, we can advise on making the transition between the two.

Roast & Ground say: “If someone is approaching a project with as little knowledge and expertise as I was when we began working with Novi, I’d caution him or her to not assume the solution is going to be simple or straightforward. I would suggest a potential customer be flexible as they learn about the process.”