SEO Case Study: How We Boosted Their Organic Traffic by Over 5x

SEO is a critical aspect of any online business, and a well-executed strategy can have a significant impact on a company’s online presence and growth. In this SEO case study, we will be exploring how we were able to help Apex Brain Centers boost their organic traffic by over 5x. Through a combination of SEO consulting & coaching, technical SEO improvements, content creation, and migration to a new host and website builder, we were able to drive significant results for this leading brain center. In this post, we will delve into the specific strategies and tactics used and the impact they had on the website’s organic traffic and search engine visibility.

Case Study: Apex Brain Centers SEO Improvements

The client is Apex Brain Centers that offers information and resources related to brain health and wellness. They provide services such as brain mapping, neurofeedback, and other treatments aimed at improving brain function and overall health. They are based in Asheville NC.


The main objective for Apex Brain Centers was to increase their online visibility in order to attract new visitors looking for their services in the Asheville NC area and beyond. Additionally, they wanted to improve the search engine visibility and user experience of their website. With the rise of online searches for health and wellness services, it was crucial for the company to have a strong online presence in order to reach their target audience.

  • Increase online visibility to attract new visitors in the Asheville NC area and beyond.
  • Improve search engine visibility and user experience of the website.


The website for Apex Brain Centers was facing several challenges that were affecting its search engine visibility and user experience. The site had low organic traffic, low impressions, and poor page speed, which made it difficult for the company to reach its target audience. Furthermore, the previous website design was outdated and not user-friendly, which made it challenging for both customers and administrators to navigate.

One of the key technical challenges was the presence of conflicting plugins on the WordPress site. Multiple form plugins were also installed, some of which were not being used at all. This not only caused issues with the website’s performance but also added unnecessary clutter and complexity to the website.

Website Performance and User Experience

  • Low organic traffic
  • Low impressions
  • Poor page speed
  • Outdated website design
  • Unuser-friendly website design for both customers and administrators

Technical Challenges

  • Conflicting plugins on the WordPress site
  • Multiple form plugins, some not being used at all


To address these challenges, I started with a full 360° technical SEO audit and made several improvements to the website. This included content creation and migration to using the Beaver Builder, a website builder that offered improved user experience and design flexibility. The site was also migrated to a new host twice in order to improve its speed and performance, which was crucial in order to rank higher in search engine results.

The content creation strategy involved conducting competitor analysis to understand the content gaps and drawing up a plan to publish informative articles every month. This helped to provide valuable information to the target audience and increase the visibility of the website in search engines. The existing blog content was also layered with updated content and added internal links to relevant service pages, which helped to distribute link juice and direct SEO equity to the most important pages.

Overall, the technical SEO improvements and content creation strategy helped to significantly increase the organic traffic and impressions for the website, leading to top placements for many of their targeted search terms.

1Full 360° SEO audit to find problems and opportunities
2Deep dive keyword research to find top keyword opportunities
3On-page optimization for important service pages
4Fixed UI/UX issues of the site
5Conducted technical SEO efforts to improve site performance
6Layered existing content with user intent-based keywords


SEO Case Study: Apex Brain Centers

The results of the technical SEO and content creation efforts were substantial. When I started working with Apex Brain Centers in May, their organic clicks were below 40 per day and impressions were below 1000 per day. However, by January, their organic clicks had increased to over 200 per day and impressions to over 6300 per day. This was a significant increase in online visibility for the company and helped to attract new visitors to their website.

The improved page speed and user experience also helped to provide a better overall experience for customers visiting the website. This led to increased engagement and higher conversion rates, which was crucial for the success of the business.


The technical SEO and content creation efforts carried out for Apex Brain Centers proved to be a huge success. The website now has improved search engine visibility, better user experience, and increased organic traffic, which has helped the company to reach its target audience and grow its business. The results of this case study demonstrate the importance of focusing on technical SEO and content creation in order to improve a website’s performance and attract new visitors.

Tools Used

AHREFsUsed for competitor analysis, backlink analysis, and keyword research
RankmathUsed for on-page optimization and SEO analysis
Beaver BuilderUsed for website migration and to improve website design and user experience
Flywheel HostingUsed to host the website and improve website speed and performance
SurferSEOUsed for technical SEO audits and keyword research
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Mike McKearin

Mike McKearin is an experienced SEO specialist with 15 years of experience in the industry. With a deep understanding of search engine algorithms and digital marketing strategies, Mike has helped numerous clients achieve their SEO goals and increase their online visibility. During Mike's career, he has worked on a variety of projects related to SEO, including optimizing websites, conducting keyword research, and developing content strategies. He has a proven track record of success, achieving significant increases in website traffic, leads, and revenue for his clients and helping businesses improve their online presence and reach a wider audience. Mike has earned several certifications in SEO and digital marketing, including Google Analytics, AdWords, SEMrush, and HubSpot Inbound Marketing. In addition, he has received awards and recognition for his contributions to the industry. To learn more about Mike's work, visit his portfolio at, where you can see examples of his successful campaigns and results. With his expertise and experience in the field, Mike is committed to helping businesses achieve their SEO goals and reach their full potential online. Connect with Mike on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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    Mike McKearin is the CEO at WE•DO | SEO Expert | Adventurer | Optimist


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