Case Study: Website Development
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a website's bounce rate 16%
Fixing the Brand plus Behavior Flow
Cedars Housing was facing a challenging environment when trying to target local university students. Previous digital marketing efforts provided average results, which were not enough to consistently fill the available rooms with tenants for upcoming semesters. Incline Marketing performed an audit of the existing site and concluded that the 3rd-party online application process which Cedars used was too lengthy and did not capture potential tenants information until near completion. Because of this bottle neck, Cedars was losing out on information for potential leads at an efficient rate. In addition, the website was bland, which did not match the look and feel of the actual apartments. This could have been effecting the bounce rate of students who were not in the immediate area to schedule a tour, or new students who were unfamiliar with available living options.
Incline Marketing conducted a full website redesign using a color scheme that matched the environment of the housing complex. Using fresh photography and iconography, the new Cedars website felt like a student housing complex a prospective freshman would want to live at. Using behavior flow tracking, Incline Marketing was able to address the application bottle neck issue by implementing a form fill-out instead of a button to get to the application. Much of the content on the site was rewritten to match the style of college students and communicate more effectively.
Based on Incline Marketing’s approach, Cedars Housing experienced superior results. Conversion rate optimization changes lead to a 300%+ increase in leads received without an increase in traffic to the site. Bounce rate on direct traffic decreased 15.24% in one month post-redesign. Most importantly, Cedars is projecting to 100% fill both men's and women's complexes for the Fall 2019 semester.
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