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Weddings are big business. Although Heaton House Farm diversified from a family run dairy farm to a stunning countryside wedding venue many years ago, competition from other venues has grown rapidly recently. In an extremely competitive industry where couples shop around, they needed to increase the quality of their enquiries, engage visitors, and tell the story of their incredible farm.

They also had to maintain and their visibility online, grow their social presence, and stand out as a one-of-a-kind place to get married.

Focused content, targeted messaging, effective website

The overall goal for Heaton House Farm since we started working them over three years ago has always been the same – more enquiries and more weddings booked. But as we increased traffic through highly effective blog and landing page content and a superb paid search campaign, the challenge became more complicated.

With only a set number of days in the year to hold weddings, we had to shift to focusing on quality as well as quantity, growing the number of leads that were likely to convert into a wedding booking, And a booking with a high value wherever possible.  This meant a refocus on the Heaton House brand, promoting the luxury and character of the wedding venue and encouraging couples to increase their spend when booking.

This led to a stunning new website and a powerful social media campaign across Facebook and Instagram. With the website generating a continual stream of leads, we then turned our attention to increasing visibility for the Heaton House Farm domain. Following a series of Google updates, this meant a radical re-think of search intent and saw us re-structuring the website to deliver a highly optimised approach and a strong focus on providing the information couples planning a wedding are looking for.

Results

By focusing on different wedding types across the Heaton House website, with new landing pages, targeted blogs and ‘real life’ stories, we’ve been able to showcase the stunning wedding venue and attract a wide demographic of couples planning their dream wedding.

Regular, highly focused website content has increased visibility and organic traffic, targeted messaging on PPC ads has boosted traffic, and a highly successful social campaign has supported conversions for Heaton House Farm. They’ve never had more enquiries or more bookings in all their years of operation.

  • Overseen the launch of a stunning new website –heatonhousefarm.co.uk
  • Increased the number and the quality of enquiries, with a 115% increase in organic enquiries and a 218% in PPC enquiries since October 2017
  • Increased bookings by 28% from 2019 to 2020, smashing previous years
  • Reduced the Cost Per Enquiry by 52% for Paid Advertising
  • Increased organic visibility by over 30% and combatted Google updates with search-intent restructuring
  • Grown social traffic by 370% and increases enquiries from social media by 1,279%
  • Improved conversion rate with the new website by over 40% in the last two years

A team of the highest skilled individuals at the top of their game!

“Hillsgreen contacted me 2 years ago, and it was the best phone call I’ve ever received.  Their no-nonsense approach, and clear terminology is so simple to understand, and they are excited to trial the latest strategies or technologies to beat our competition, and the improvements are impressive!  We receive detailed result reports from past work they have carried out, and these are accessed in depth and plans amended to gain the highest possible outcome, along with predicted forecasts so we have clear direction.

They also project managed the build and launch of our new website, freeing up my time massively allowing me to focus on growing other areas of the business whilst I could relax knowing that it was in the hands of experts.  Hillsgreen is the best of both worlds, a team of the highest skilled individuals at the top of their game, not charging the prices that agencies do – get in contact with them, they will revolutionise your business!”

Sarah Heath, Marketing & Business Development
Heaton House Farm
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