Logo & SEO Optimised Website for Sunderland Driving School
A modern online presence for a company thats not afraid to get in the fast lane.
DrewMatic needed a brand and website created
that would appeal to their young audience.
DrewMatic Automatic is one of the leading independent automatic driving schools in the UK. From its base in Peterlee, its network of instructors provide 1 to 1 driving tuition, semi-intensive and intensive driving courses for those wishing to learn how to drive automatic cars.
Struggling in the increasingly crowded driving school market, DrewMatic Automatic needed a brand and website that would not only rival his major, national competitors but surpass them. Aiming largely at the teenage market, we knew that the new website needed to have social media facilities.
Starting with initial research into the current customer path and their personas, a website that provided a clear user experience for learners and instructors alike was required. Given the mobile nature of the business too, the new website needed to have extensive responsive functionality. It was fundamental we created a clear user experience that was simple to use for instructors and pupils across a wide range of mobile devices.
After reviewing DrewMatics existing logo it soon came to light that this was created it paint shop pro and was not in a vector format which we would usually require. Therefore our designer’s went to work to modernise and vectorise the logo they were currently using to make sure it was fit for purpose. With a few modifications and a redraw in Adobe Illustrator, the new logo is a modernised take that will work in all mediums.
Web Design & Build
With a clear understanding of the customer journey in place, various levels of custom functionality had to be built into the website to replicate the existing offline experience. In order to cement the brand and continue positioning DrewMatic as one of the leading and forward thinking driving schools in the country, our web designers developed a suite of bespoke online features.
With the key functionality in place to maximise customer engagement and provide the best user experience possible for instructors and pupils, an online shop and bespoke online payment integration were developed. These features were created to add an additional dimension to the website to monetise a new revenue stream for DrewMatic, but also to reduce central admin time and provide cost savings from processing customer payments over the phone.
SEO & PPC
A new website is pointless if no one can find it, and the guys at DrewMatic knew this and asked for us to carry out a full SEO (search engine optimisation) service to ensure their new website is found in Google. In less than 2 months DrewMatics website was ranking on page one of the search results for ‘automatic driving instructor Sunderland’ and various other related search terms.
DrewMatics site has since ranked higher than any other automatic driving school in the local area and moved into the top 2 overall with only Yell standing in the way (which we can’t do much about at the moment due to big brand bias).
We combined this with a PPC campaign to give the new website an initial boost which saw a rapid increase in customers and more bookings than ever. By increasing relevancy and creating personalised adverts within Google PPC we were able to improve website conversions by 55.9% and boost sales by 20%.
The DrewMatic Automatic site currently receives over 20,000 visits a month from nearly 9,000 users, a key metric for DrewMatic to indicate the uptake of the new online platform and interaction with its existing customers. With a site-wide bounce rate of 21% and over 85,000 page views, all key custom functionality built into the site is being used effectively as part of the desired user experience.
We were able to exceed DrewMatic’s expectations, future proofing their business for years to come and help kick-start their amazing post website launch growth.
“I was referred to Helen by a close friend. Initially, I was slightly concerned that she was so far away from me but distance is no object for Cope Marketing! Everything has been done via Email, Direct Message old-fashioned Phone Calls!!!
Helen and her team have taken the time to conduct a root and branch overhaul of not only my Website – that has received considerable attention from her but also my SEO optimisation too. Even in what is a traditionally very quiet period for Driving Instructors, I have seen a notable and most welcome increase in new enquiries and customers that I can attribute directly to Helen.
I am so grateful to you Helen for everything that you have done for us at DrewMatic, your ongoing, professional support, advice and can do attitude has set us firmly on course to expand in the new year and for that and so much else you have our sincerest gratitude.”
Drew and Emma Thompson – DrewMatic LTD
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