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Sales of almost £100,000 a year - Cards for Good Causes
As the focus of the Website is to sell Christmas cards on behalf of charities, it is vital to be at the top of the search engines for terms such as charity Christmas cards during the months of October, November and December.
The site was launched in October 2003 and received its first sales shortly thereafter. In year two the sales were over ten times the previous year and sales again doubled in year three with a further increase of 50% in the following 2 years.
November is the busiest month of the year for Christmas card sales and the Cards for Good Causes Website receives nearly 5 million hits in just one month. This has grown from just 2,200 back in 2003.
Getting great positions in the search engines is only part of the story, running a professional well managed Pay Per Click campaign allows Cards for Good Causes to take advantage of the varied searches for the charity names that they work on behalf of. Around 25% of users click on paid links.
When Cards for Good Causes went from number 2 in Google for the phrase charity Christmas cards to number 1 the number of visitors to the site doubled over night.
The Cards for Good Causes Website has experienced conversion rates of 12%, a well designed site with good product descriptions can normally expect to receive around a 1 to 2 % conversion rate.
- Number 1 for “Christmas Cards” in Google - December 2010
- 1870% increase in December 2010 of visitors since 2003
- 4 phrases currently at Number 1 in Google
Cards for Good Causes
Cravenplan client since: 2003
- Website design
- search engine optimisation
Business focus: Selling Christmas cards for a number of national and local charities.
"We've all been staggered and delighted by the huge increase in sales."
Fran Fitzgerald (Following a successful Pay Per Click campaign)
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