Case Studies

SAAS SEO Case Study (5X+ Website Traffic)

In this SEO case study, you’ll learn how we were able to skyrocket a software as a service website throughout the ranks of Google.

This site is now receiving over $10,000 a month in estimated organic traffic value alone!


This was a software as a service business (SAAS) with big contracts.

Even though most of the terms they want to target have a small search volume, it’s okay because they are very valuable keywords.

This site had very good content, a few first page rankings, but this is such a lucrative industry that just getting a few more clients could easily mean $100k+ a year difference per client – Some of the PPC costs were up to $130 per click!

They had potential but just weren’t seeing the traffic yet – that’s where we come in!

The SEO Audit

Whenever we take on a project with SumoGrowth, the first thing we do is audit the site.

We look at keywords rankings, traffic, links, anchor text, and more.

This site had no previous penalties. It did have some previous traffic, but it wasn’t growing.

There was no over-optimization, and overall they just didn’t have enough link juice!

We wanted to increase their link equity, as well as continue making sure we created consistent content.

Keyword Research

Finding Quick Wins

We found 114 terms with a volume between 10-40 a month, with an average CPC of $20. Clearly, these are not large volume keywords because this is a very niche software, but like we mentioned earlier, this can be very lucrative.

The majority of these terms were on pages 2-3. We knew from the beginning we probably wouldn’t see impressive traffic graphs for easy wins, but it would make them lots of money if we could rank them for these.

Looking At Competitors

The competitive gap analysis helps us find the keywords that your competitors are currently ranking for that you are not.

These keywords are usually great ideas for creating new content and helping you differentiate from the pack.

We found 301 terms between 300 – 10,000 searches a month, all with CPC. There were lots of gems in there and we shared these ALL with the client.

SEO Strategy

This was a pretty sound SumoGrowth Links without too many variations.

Here’s what we did:

Month 1

  • 1 Guest Post – exact match with easy win keywords
  • 1 Guest Post – exact match with other easy win keywords
  • 15 SumoGrowth Links – naked, brand, and partial match
  • 1 Blog Post x 2000 words – Focused on keywords in the content gap

Month 2 – Same thing without repeating keywords

  • 1 Guest Post – exact match with easy wins
  • 1 Guest Post – exact match product page 2 from easy wins
  • 17 SumoGrowth Links – Branded, URL, partial match
  • 1 Blog Post 2000 words – keyword from the content gap

Month 3 – Same thing without repeating keywords

  • 1 Guest Post – exact match
  • 1 Guest Post – partial match product page 2
  • 20 SumoGrowth Links – Branded, URL, partial match
  • 1 Blog Post 2000 words – keyword from the content gap

SEO Results

We have only completed 2 months of links and they haven’t even taken full effect yet…

..but look at this huge spike in keyword rankings:

And the $$$:


If you have a good amount of content, but you’re not getting rankings, build high-quality, diverse links and you can start bringing in the traffic.

Remember content + authority links is the key.

Month 4+ starts getting really exciting because we see the results from the linking, have more to target, and can push more to page one!


As you can see, by following a strategic plan, you can get some pretty impressive results in a short period of time.

These results came thanks to our SumoGrowth Link campaign.

We encourage everyone to be consistent in their SEO plan and stay on for at least 3 months to start seeing results.


Darius Gaynor

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