With the challenge to cement Kuoni as the market leader in luxury travel, LBi was tasked with meeting an ambitious set of KPIs focused on increasing traffic and revenue, while developing the authority of Kuoni.co.uk.
LBi responded with a bespoke ‘multi-signal’ strategy, placing SEO, social media, online PR and community engagement at the core of customer communication activities across the organisation.
Up against stiff competition from Propellernet and HouseTrip, the judges were impressed by the campaign results, with Kuoni now outperforming its closest competitors by 5-10% and traffic from non-branded organic search is up about 100% YOY (Source GfK Ascent).
The campaign also put Kuoni at number 1 on Google for holiday related keywords for all top destinations and on the first page of Google for 90% of the ‘holiday’ keywords.
Mark Fleming, SEO & Affiliate Specialist, Kuoni, said: “We switched to a multi-signal search strategy about a year ago, focusing strongly on a broader range of digital and social channels. We’ve been incredibly pleased with the results that have been generated by LBi, and it’s fantastic to know that our campaign has also received recognition from our peers and those within the travel industry.”
Anneli Ritari, Associate Client Director at LBi, said: “Google’s huge Panda algorithm update last year has meant that authority and social signals have become the as important as traffic for helping sites to rank well.
“With Kuoni, we’ve been able to quickly develop and implement a bespoke multi-signal search strategy, which we’re delighted has also captured the imagination of the judges at this year’s Travolution Awards.”