Home Services Company SEO Writing Case Study

How RedShift Strategists Took a Home Service Company to the Top of Google: SEO Case Study

SEO Writing Results

Achieved #1 Google ranking for targeted keywords related to industry specifications, consistently competing and winning against the largest direct competitors

Drafted 200+ geo-targeted landing pages

Ranked position 0 (Google Snippet) for eleven common home service questions

Helped company rank for over 10,000 organic keyword trends

Played a part in improving customer ratings from around 2 stars to 4.5 stars on Google by providing clearer service specifications on the site

Achieved and exceeded all initially outlined expectations from the client

Line Chart that shows increasing number of keywords ranked on Google
Organic keywords tracked
Screenshot of keyword research that shows company has top search result for "Houston Pest Control"
Client ranks number 1 on Google for “Houston Pest Control”
Company ranking #2 for "Water Heater Repair"
Client ranks number 2 on Google for “Houston Plumbing”

Services Provided

Content Strategy

Content Writing

Website Revision

SEO Writing

Keyword Research & Analysis

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Steve Lawrence
Steve Lawrence
Web Developer

The Challenge

An established major home service provider in Houston was lagging behind on customer reviews and Google search rankings in a crowded and competitive market. Part of the problem was a lack of a manageable content strategy. Customers were also leaving negative reviews because of outdated information and confusing content on their website.

The client was dealing with a lot of moving pieces: they offer eight different major services, and each department head has limited availability, so they needed a flexible team of writers that could accurately gather a lot of information and master their brand voice. We were tasked with writing content that could improve search rankings, inform customers, and instill in them the confidence needed for them to pick up the phone.

The Strategy

RedShift Strategists worked closely with a web developer and marketing coordinator to establish an SEO writing content strategy. As a team, we elected to roll out our strategy in phases, with the first phase including a website revision that could be completed in a matter of months. Our team conducted interviews with the client’s leadership, including the heads of all service departments as well as some C-suite executives. From this research, we drafted an about page and added over 20 robust service pages.

Service pages discussed:

  • The importance and benefits of each service
  • Our client’s process for carrying out each service
  • Common warning signs that a given service may be needed
  • Warranties
  • Any further education that demonstrated authority and helped readers better understand the inner-workings of their home

After revising and adding content to their website to reflect current service offerings, RedShift Strategists worked with the client to add and alter any services on the site as changes occurred. In addition, RedShift Strategists worked closely with the web developer to identify commonly searched questions regarding home services, and began adding these questions and answers to various pages on the website. Over time, we developed a glossary and FAQ with hundreds of terms and answers to questions that allowed our client’s website to appear above the fold on Google’s search engine results pages without having to pay for sponsored ads.

RedShift Strategists was also part of the strategy team that developed other marketing ideas such as scholarship campaigns, holiday guides, blogs, and a microsite that all continued to cement our client as a cornerstone of the Houston community.

Today the client’s content reflects who they are as a leader in the market, and they are well-positioned to continue building on that success.

Successful Tactics

  • Drafted 35+ unique sub-service pages that each targeted a keyword related to the client’s eight main service areas: plumbing, electrical, HVAC, heating, roof repair, lawn care, pest control, and renovations
  • Drafted 200+ hyper-local geo-specific landing pages across five main service areas that each targeted a subdivision or neighborhood in the Houston or Greater Houston area
  • Continued to revise site content to answer frequently Googled questions and adjust keyword usage accordingly
  • Created an ongoing, robust FAQ and glossary page that crosslinked to keywords within service pages
  • Assisted with content strategy and direction for company blogs, guides, contests, and microsites

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