Bonnie Plants hired me in April of 2015 to begin a SEO project for their YouTube channel. I helped them optimize all the videos previously posted and those that they produced during the project term. I also curated their playlists and created a few more to showcase popular content and show the content diversity. The project continued until June of 2016 when Bonnie Plants was bought by Scotts Miracle-Gro and these activities were brought in-house.
The results of this project were very impressive. Comparing the first six months of 2016 to 2015 there was a 2,021% increase in sessions and new users were up 2,360%. The bounce rate on YouTube videos decreased 14%. Traffic to Bonnie Plants YouTube videos increased from most all sources including suggested videos, external sources, YouTube Search and playlists.
I also helped them optimize their Vimeo channel and it too saw improvements in plays, finishes, and likes YOY.
“In the year that Gayle worked on the Bonnie Plants YouTube channel (GrowBonniePlants), we saw views, view time, and engagement increase significantly. She did a fantastic job organizing and optimizing every single video on our channel, and continued to do updates, improvements, and behind-the-scenes work after that. Not only is the Bonnie Plants channel now performing better, but it’s much better organized and easier to navigate. Gayle is also patient and flexible, and did a wonderful job of educating the Bonnie team. I would hire her again in a heartbeat.” ~ Su Reid-St. John, former Marketing Producer for Bonnie Plants