[Case Study] How I Helped This National Music Lessons Client Double His Traffic & Rankings

This is a case study of how I helped my client in the national music lessons niche through my SEO coaching program and how I helped him double his traffic and rankings strategically with just 3 coaching sessions.

Just like any other of my case studies, I’m not going to reveal the website and keywords due to security and privacy reasons. But in this article, you will find some of my overview process of how I went about achieving the results along with various screenshots proof.

Project Background

The client provides music lessons, both in-studio and online across Singapore. By the time he approached me, he was also planning to musical instruments such as violins, cellos, and pianos through his website as well. His goal was to increase some of his money keywords rankings related to music lessons and give him a blueprint of how to strategically rank and optimize his e-commerce keywords.

His website was about 1.5 years old when he approached me with some of the money keywords already ranking well. in this case, it’s a partial match domain (PMD) that has the keyword in it.


One of the biggest challenges in this campaign is that there had already been a couple of well-known national music directories and companies ranking for some of the money keywords. So we knew that we need to work smart and strategically to pull this off.

The Campaign

Here are the overviews of how I approached the campaign:

Technical SEO Optimization

Although the site was already well-built from the start, one of the main issues that I discovered immediately was the presence of many tag pages in the index.

Since the client uses WordPress and had written quite a number of blog articles along with using tags, over time, these tag pages get indexed on Google. If exists too many, this could lead to a bloated index.

Index bloat is when a website has unnecessary pages in the search engine index. This causes Google and other retrieval systems to spend more time processing than needed, leading to a decrease in crawl budget, and could eventually lead to a quality issue on the site.

So, the first thing I advised him was to get rid of these tags once and for all.

On-Page Optimization

The next step is to optimize and re-optimize each money page using my scientific method of on-page optimization.

Some of the basic optimizations include things like:

  • Heading tag optimizations (h1,h2,h3)
  • Title and meta description optimization
  • Internal linking optimization

Other advanced techniques include things like:

  • Page structure setting
  • Sentence-level optimization using semantically-relevant keywords
  • Addition of sub-topics
  • Unique topic inclusion and semantics connection
  • Keyword count and variation optimization
  • Entity connection establishment

For the e-commerce section of the site, I also advised him to create 3-4 blog posts per category to help build topical relevance to each of the categories, which in turn, we will also use content to help funnel link juice later in off-page optimization

Off-Page Optimization

Since the site already had some quality links pointing to the homepage, I advised my client to strategically add internal links from the homepage to the important money pages, as well as focus on building some tier-2 backlinks to help power up the existing links.

I also asked him to build a couple of high-quality links via guest posts to some of the money pages, as well as the blog content that was created to help funnel the e-commerce pages.

For tier-2 links, I advised him to use PBN, since you get the powerful home-page juice to help power existing links.

For guest posts, some of the criteria I asked him to look for are:

  • The site must be from a site receiving at least 1,000 organic traffic per month
  • The site should be somewhat related to the site or at least the site should be a Singapore-based site
  • The site should not be too overly spammy linking out
  • The site should have a DR/DA of at least 30


Here are some of the screenshots of the results and testimonials

Traffic from SEMRush after 1 year

*** Traffic might drop off a bit since he hasn’t been in touch with me for a while now. But you can see how it has improved since he started the sessions


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