Happy birthday Click Consult: 15 years of search marketing excellence!
14 August 2018 13:08pm
Summer 2018 sees us celebrate an incredible 15 years of Click Consult – and what a journey it’s been…
We’ve been in the digital marketing industry since 2003. As search marketing became an increasingly key component for online success, we grew rapidly, and learnt a lot along the way.
The past decade and half has seen our team grow and develop into the talented, experienced and skilled bunch we are today, with a philosophy of delivering tangible, measurable results for all of our clients, be they in the finance, pharmaceutical, training & education or retail sectors (to name but a few).
We’re very proud of the success we’ve achieved – here’s our story…
Click Consult is born…
Three years in, we have 11 staff and 80 clients.
The introduction of SEO Consult: In 2007, we started to complement our PPC management solutions with a range of search engine optimisation services, by recruiting experienced technical staff to head our dedicated SEO division, SEO Consult.
At the end of 2008, we’re now delivering services across all search marketing disciplines for 175 clients and expanded our staff number to 30 digital marketing professionals.
We move to larger premises in Hooton, Cheshire, to facilitate further growth.
We consolidate our brand as Click Consult!
After many years of gaining huge success for our clients, we evolve ahead of the industry and decide to rebrand as a dedicated search marketing agency.
We revise our company positioning to cover our new approach to organic and paid search.
We update our service offering to reflect the changes in our positioning , values and approach.
LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor partners with us on a long term contract.
Three members of our PPC team – Dave, Alan and Carmen – land themselves in the top 50 highest scorers worldwide of the SMX Biggest Search Geek competition.
Work begins in partnership with international charity Oxfam, who choose Click Consult based on our content marketing expertise.
One of Ireland’s largest insurance provides – Chill Insurance – put their trust in Click Consult.
Click Consult’s Hooton HQ is now home to a state-of-the-art training and conference facility.
A slick new design for www.click.co.uk
Launch of our inaugural search marketing conference, Benchmark.
Creation of our bespoke suite of analytics software, TRAX.
Senior Paid Search Exec Carmen Jones annihilated virtually all the competition to become the 4th Biggest Social Geek in the world, and highest scoring UK female, in Marin Software’s worldwide search for the Biggest Social Geek 2015.
We receive Highly Commended status at the Performance Marketing Awards.
We win the first of our Drum Search Awards.
We earn Premier Google Partner Status.
We also break into the top 50 marketing agencies in the Econsultancy top 100.
Click Consult is ranked 7th in The Drum’s Independent Agencies Census.
We also partner with Truprint to improve their online visibility with paid search.
Click Consult appoints a dedicated Client Success manager to oversee the performance and success of our clients’ strategies.
Click Consult wins at the inaugural Northern eCommerce Awards.
We take home our first Digital Impact Award.
We make it to five recommended services from the Recommended Agency Register.
We’re awarded the Digital & Social Media Business Award at the FSB Greater Manchester and North Cheshire Business Awards.
Liverpool ONE joins forces with Click Consult to help improve its online search marketing performance.
Google awards Click Consult with a video advertising specialism to add to our Premier Partner Status, making it a full house.
National tyre supplier Kwik Fit chooses us to represent their online interests.
We win a second Drum Search Award.
We’re named Best Digital Agency at the UK Agency Awards.
We’re named Best Large eCommerce Agency at the Northern eCommerce Awards.
We win three FSB Business Awards.
We also establish and formalise our core values – the Six Pillars of Search Marketing Success: Strategy, Technology, Creativity, Relationships, Thought Leadership, and People.
We become a Bing Select Partner.
We launch our bespoke internal linking software, pageTRAX.
We’re named Best Search Agency at the Northern Digital Awards.
Launch of our dedicated search marketing magazine, Benchmark.
Three more awards for Click, including Most Effective Agency at the Performance Marketing Awards.
We’ve developed. We’ve grown up. We’ve evolved.