If you read that headline and your jaw dropped, get ready for another shocker:
With the help of CanIRank’s services, the team at Bavarian Clockworks reached this mark as a brand new company with essentially zero initial following and a very limited marketing budget.
First things first, the team needed to create some high-quality, valuable content for its intended audience. While they, of course, focused on creating instructional and informational content on topics like clock care and repair, they also created content on more tangential topics such as German culture and European travel, as well.
Having a limited marketing budget, they then aimed to promote their content and brand via organic means, such as guest posting and giving interviews to be published on related sites. This enabled the brand to gain some much-needed visibility on established websites with an engaged and relevant following.
The final piece of the puzzle came in the form of technical, on-site SEO. This involved optimizing the organizational structure of the site’s content, creating interlinks between blog posts, and enhancing site loading time.
Ecommerce case study: Bavarian Clockwords SEO case study
The results speak for themselves: Bavarian Clockworks ended up hitting the 7-figure mark a mere three years from their humble beginnings.
Take home message
Perhaps the main thing to take away from Bavarian Clockworks’ success story is that generating an enormous following via organic means is absolutely still possible.
While it’s not exactly easy to do so—and definitely won’t happen overnight—startups on a strict budget might want to consider focusing on building an organic following before diving into the world of paid advertising. Not only is it more cost-effective, but it also inherently allows you to build connections with more established brands that can help you grow well into the future.
That being the case, growing an audience via organic means isn’t an “if you build it, they will come” type deal. You’ll need to do a bit of legwork in order to gain traction.
As the team at Bavarian Clockworks did, this means:
Creating interesting, engaging, and evergreen content that your target audience will find incredibly valuable
Partnering with established companies and organizations to help promote your content to relevant audiences
Providing your new audience with numerous opportunities to engage further with your brand