We’re delighted to announce that Escaping Gravity is a finalist in the 2021 The Drum Search Awards for our work with Monica Vinader. As a Challenger SEO Consultancy it’s great to see our name up there against well established and impressive agencies.
The Drum Search Awards are an annual celebration of the best in Search Engine Marketing. The Drum is a magazine and online platform dedicated to marketing and advertising. They have a collection of awards for each section of marketing, including Search, Social Media, and Content. The Search Awards are judged by a group of experts from across the world and are open to teams of any size.
Escaping Gravity has been nominated in the SEO - Best B2C Campaign category for our Black Friday campaign with British jewellery brand Monica Vinader. We’re extremely proud of this campaign and are over the moon to have been recognised for the results we and the Monica Vinader team achieved in it.
Our campaign focused on the Black Friday period, given the closure of physical stores due to Covid, it was essential online retail was done right. We were appointed as the SEO Consultancy for Monica Vinader in the late Summer of 2020. This gave us a short 4 month time span to get in the right places for important keywords to drive both traffic and revenue to the site.
Our work on tech elements such as spider traps, as well as our focus on improving key non-brand positions, allowed us to do just this. With relevant non-brand keywords such as ‘black friday jewellery’ and gold themed keywords such as ‘gold bracelet’ and ‘gold pendant’ reaching page 1. We saw organic search becoming the single largest channel for customer acquisition. In addition, SEO delivered a comparable ROAS of 50.16.
We are up against some incredible competition within the SEO - Best B2C Campaign category. With well-established brands and agencies also vying for the top spot, including Rise at Seven for GAME, and Walk-In Media for Vodafone. We cannot wait to see the best campaign win!
The Awards Ceremony for The Drum Search Awards will be held virtually in the afternoon of Wednesday 28th April. Although we can’t celebrate the nomination in-person, we are all incredibly excited to tune in to watch the ceremony.
We are a Search Engine Optimisation Consultancy for Challenger Brands. Founded by digital marketing veterans, Jamie and Katherine Riddell, Escaping Gravity was launched to fill the gap of an organic search strategy that many brands were missing. Our expanding team has the mix of skills, experience, knowledge and innovation that makes SEO campaigns successful. With 130,000 keywords under management, our clients on average see a return of £18 for every £ they invest in SEO.
Influencer marketing has boomed as the digital landscape has shifted in recent years. The rise of social influencers, popular bloggers, podcasters & producers means the world is not shy of content. What we see is that this shift goes hand-in-hand with SEO content. That means there are plenty of benefits to be had...
Influencer marketing benefits many digital channels. From SEO to social, online influence can bridge the gap of trust and authority. No longer are the dominant high street brands kings and queens of the internet. Challenger brands, SMEs, startups are taking over, becoming real power players on the web. For many of these, influencers have been a valuable ally.
Influencers Help Build Trust
Trustworthiness is becoming more paramount than ever before. Google loves a trusted source too! As we see in other channels such as on the television, adverts have been using celebrities for years. This is key in connecting the audience with the brand in which helps build trust with the consumer. It is the exact same with influencers.
Brand SEO will be a key source of organic traffic. A brand search often sees a homepage rank page 1 in Google SERPs with a number of supporting brand pages in high positions such as the About Us page. Depending on the domain and its business model, a brand search may reveal a number of other domains which also rank well - this is often the case for FMCG or e-commerce sites with distribution models. With a high authority, highly influential blog or influencer website, they too may start to rank high for your brand. Hopefully they link back so you can get the added referral traffic from this extra brand visibility!
An influencer's website could be a coveted source of desirable backlinks. Even more so if they possess a high domain authority. If you work closely with a handful of micro or major influencers, you could start to build out a healthy backlink profile. The more relevant links you can get from a blog for example, the better shape this backline profile could become (something Google still very much likes to consider when ranking a site).
As much as influencers can piggyback of a brand, a brand can also piggyback of them. More content focused around your influencer partnership unlocks more keywords, SEO copy, linking opportunities, & more ways to engage with your audience on other platforms & channels.
Launching a successful SEO strategy starts with Escaping Gravity. We are a Global SEO Consultancy that specialises in delivering significant ROI & organic search growth for challenger brands. Whether you are a brand new DTC e-commerce venture, a growing business, or a brand who is looking to inject some rocket fuel into their business goals, we are ready for your latest mission.
Backlinks and SEO go hand-in-hand. After all, it is a tactic adopted by agencies, in-house marketers, and freelancers all over the globe. Yet, it remains one of the most time-consuming, and often unrewarding processes. We still see Google, and tools denote the value of backlinks. More so, we are here to outline the importance of a holistic SEO approach that welcomes link encouragement of quality links, rather than investing time in relentlessly chasing that golden link.
Since the dawn of the SEO era, emphasis has been placed on outreach. Securing backlinks via dedicated targeting and vetting of potential sites is still commonplace in organic search strategies. Yes it can be decent to acquire more backlinks, but link building is only one piece of the SEO puzzle.
For some time, search engines such as Google have placed a value on a site's backlink profile. This isn't new. But what could be new is the transition from link building to brand building. It is ever so easy for anyone to link to absolutely any site they wish. Which means all sorts of backlinks could connect to any domain. With a focus on a healthy backlink profile, obtaining fundamental and relevant links from authority sources still remains valued.
Spammy, toxic backlinks exist like no tomorrow. Not matter how often you vet them or disavow a bunch of nasty links, more and more just keep on appearing. With harmful links left, right, and centre, we know these do not add value in search. High quality links to your website can be a good signal for SEO, which could add value. However, the traditional model for ‘link building’ is highly inefficient and requires many tedious hours of time with little or nothing to show.
We believe that link encouragement is a team effort that can be supported by quality content creation, strong PR and business partnerships. We have successfully achieved page one positions in key markets for a large volume of essential key terms with all our clients by adopting this tailored strategy.
Delivering successful strategies and implementations has been engraved in approach since our inception. With a specialty in providing SEO consultancy for challenger brands, we see our proven methods hit new heights across a range of some of today's most competitive verticals. For us, the sky is not the limit, but merely the first step to significant ROI and organic search growth.
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