After enjoying one of the best Thai massages I have ever had in the UK; I confronted the owner Ling. Stating that her overall web presence could be improved, especially in terms of SEO and social marketing. Unfortunately the business didn't have a Facebook or Google business page and the SEO was non-existent, barely ranking for the search term Greentouch!
Having launched CodeBlender we also wanted to put this library into practice on a commercial website. Quite confident that DryKISS could help this local business owner at least achieve some positive SEO gains.
We arranged several meetings with Ling over the next few weeks to understand where the business currently was, understanding hers', the staff and clientèle's pain points.
At this time the premises had 5 rooms and one couple's room, with a maximum of 2 massage staff working at any time.
It was originally set up in the Chinese model of a membership only spa and massage, but the owners quickly realised that this probably would not work in the UK.
Before we embarked on any new site development, we wanted to investigate the pain points and find solutions for as much of these as possible.
DryKISS conducted a thorough competitive analysis of the 10 or so local massage establishments in the area.
Investigating the Social and SEO strategies and potential keywords and phrases they were targeting. Also looking at services, pricing and promotional activities.
Outcome of this was that it was entirely possible to create a SEO strategy that could compete if not outstrip these competitors.
DryKISS drafted a thorough report on the phrases used by local residents around massage services. We identified many keywords, terms and phrases we should look at incorporating on all messaging the organisation sends out.
A small budget was put in place to carry out this transformation. It meant that we could not utilise the usual DryKISS design process.
We opted to use a generic Bootstrap styled site, to inherently give us a responsive design, it therefore meant we could rapidly build pages and focus resource and budget on the digital marketing aspect of the plan.