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Case Study: 300% Increase in Organic Traffic for Manufacturing Company


Hartford Technologies is a world leader in ball bearing and assembly solutions. For more than 8 decades, Hartford has provided a cost-effective manufacturing solution for every ball bearing rolling element requirement. Hartford Technologies is IATF and ISO certified, ensuring the highest quality and manufacturing standards for their clients. Their expertise ranges from precision balls and bearing parts to precision pins and rollers.


  • Organic Traffic Growth300%+
  • Page 1 Keywords146
  • New Contacts (Organic)67%+

The Challenge

Hartford had an established track record of high visit to contact conversion rates. However, the issue was about the quality of leads coming in. The majority of contacts were of poor quality and not well qualified for sales. Snyder Group partnered with Hartford Technologies to not only increase traffic and contact submissions, but to also increase the quality of contacts coming in.


Step 1: On-Page Search Engine Optimization

The search algorithm used by Google is constantly being revised. Each update to the algorithm will change how Google treats search ranking contributors. In order to gain and maintain good search rankings, it is important to regularly perform on-page seo audits. This is the first step with any SEO client engagement Snyder Group enters int.

For Hartford Technologies the audit revealed the need for more specific long-tail keyword targeting. By optimizing URLs, Title Tags, Meta Descriptions, etc. towards keyphrases that included "Manufacturer" we were able to more narrowly target a B2B/commercial audience vs consumers.

WordPress On Page SEO | Snyder Group

The SERP report targets and focuses on awareness of the brand. These potential customers are searching for a good or service but, not ready to convert just yet.

“At this point, a buyer is trying to solve problems, get an answer, or meet a need. They’re looking for top-level educational content to help direct them to a solution, like blog posts, social content, and ebooks.”


Step 2: Content Publishing Strategy

One of the biggest problems manufacturing companies have when publishing content is understanding the role it plays in marketing and sales. By establishing a clear buyer persona we were able to produce content for Hartford Technologies that their customers would naturally be searching for.

One example was a post titled, "35 Lean Manufacturing Tools: The Ultimate List", targeting the Procurement buyer persona. Within a month this post became a top performer in terms of generating new organic traffic to the website. To date, it remains the number one source of traffic and the number one blog to this day. By proactively publishing new content that's valuable to Hartford's buyer personas, we are steadily growing the organic channel as the #1 source of quality traffic and contacts.



Search Engine Ranking Reporting

Each month Snyder Group updates a proprietary Search Engine Ranking Report that monitors key performance indicators for SEO clients. This report includes a hitlist of target keywords identified by the client. Through our combined efforts, we were able to get more than 50% of Hartford Technologies target keywords ranking on the first page of Google within one month.

SERP Google Page Rank | Snyder Group


The Home run: A Google Authoritative Search Results

In the world of SEO, what could be better than a page 1, position 1 rank? The answer is a Google Authoritative Search Result. Below, the circled areas display an authoritative search result in addition to maintaining the top four photo results. Throughout our efforts of increasing our page rank and top-of-the-funnel content, we were able to see it translate to an increase of organic search to the website. 

On Page SEO Rank | Snyder Group

The Bottom Line: 300% Increase in Organic Traffic

Triple the organic traffic. THE BEST source of quality contacts and customers.

Manufacturing Session Increase | Snyder Group

About Snyder Group

Snyder Group is an integrated digital marketing, advertising, and web development agency located in Norwalk, CT. Since 1995, Snyder Group has partnered with a wide variety of clients to execute on marketing that delivers measurable business results. We're especially good at developing full-funnel inbound marketing programs for organizations who are ready to embrace data driven marketing.

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HubSpot is an all-in-one inbound marketing and sales software platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. Snyder Group has been an official Hubspot Solutions Partner since 2013. Learn more about Hubspot.