0 to 1.5K Monthly Organic Traffic in 5 Months For an Online Education Platform

0 to 1.5K Monthly Organic Traffic in 5 Months For an Online Education Platform

Simone O’Toole, the Digital Marketing Specialist at The TEFL Academy, shares how the TEFL Academy team has acquired 50 high-quality backlinks within the first couple of months of using the Respona.

100+

New Backlinks

58

Domain Rating

1500

Monthly Organic Traffic

Simon and and his team have improved the conversion rates for their link building campaigns after switching over from a tool that had a limited functionality for their needs.

“It looks like we’ve had about a 6% conversion rate of links built in only two and a half months, which is quite good. It’s a way better return than what we’ve seen with the previous tool. We’re sending fewer emails, but getting a better return.”

Simon O'Toole
Simon O'Toole

Digital Marketing Specialist

The TEFL Academy Needs

Before Respona, The TEFL Academy used a different outreach solution, but over time grew increasingly dissatisfied with the tool’s dated functionality, and their team’s responses to any problems that arose during usage.

When the team discovered Respona, they immediately found that we are a lot more amenable to their needs, liked how the pricing is a lot more flexible than that of another tool they were using, and were impressed by our functionality right off the bat.

Simone also mentioned that “You delivered what you said Respona would do for us.”.

The TEFL Academy’s biggest challenge was big monthly quotas for backlinks to build, so they needed a tool that would help them meet them.

How The TEFL Academy Used Respona

There are two people within the TEFL Academy that use Respona for link building, Simone and James, their Digital Marketing Executive.

Both of them use the tool on a weekly basis.

The main advantage of using Respona for Simone and James is how it helps them save time on repetitive tasks like finding contact information, allowing them to focus on personalization:

“It freed up more time, particularly for James to do more curated outreach. In terms of going after links that we know need a hyper-hyper-personalized approach. It’s definitely freed up a lot of our time to concentrate on other areas that demand even more time.”

Simone also mentioned that Respona has helped the team significantly improve their link building conversion rates:

“It looks like we’ve had about a 6% conversion rate of links built in only two and a half months, which is quite good. It’s a way better return than what we’ve seen with the previous tool. We’re sending fewer emails, but getting a better return.”

All in all, since Simone and James started using Respona, they were able to generate 50 high-quality backlinks for their domain:

“From all the emails we’ve sent so far in the last two and a half months, we’ve built in the region of 50 links, which is great return.”

Simone noted one of his favorite features of Respona, which is our integration with Ahrefs:

“The integration with Ahrefs I think is really strong because we’re not interested in any links with DR less than 10 and less than 1000 traffic, so we can build that right in, which just saves us a lot of time. It saves us from spending the credits in our account in the wrong way as well, and just serves us more relevant opportunities, basically.”

In addition, Simone complimented our email finder:

“The contact finder is exceptional. It’s far more advanced than previous tools that we’ve used and also gives us a more relevant person to contact.”

Simone also mentioned that any time the team encountered an issue, our support team would be quick to help:

“We’ve really been impressed with how responsive you guys are just from a customer service point of view. I think your chat function is really good. We’ve never been left long to wait anything, really. Anything we asked was resolved – they were small issues that got sorted straight away.”

All in all, The TEFL Academy’s expectations of Respona were more than satisfied:

“From my point of view at the moment, it’s crucial to our link building efforts, and I would fight tooth and nail to keep it.”

Campaign Results

Let’s have a look at the campaign results for the TEFL Academy over their time with Respona. 

91%

Email delivery rate

2580

Total emails delivered

56%

Email open rate

1462

Total emails opened

20%

Email reply rate

307

Total emails replied

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