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Driving 200,000+ extra non-branded organic clicks per month

Fyndiq is known as the largest online marketplace for bargains within the Nordics.

Every year, Fyndiq helps thousands of merchants sell millions of products to consumers online across Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden at fantastic prices.

Our brief was to turnaround a declining organic trend in the Swedish market and help accelerate the organic growth across the newly launched websites in Denmark, Finland & Norway using synergies from the Swedish market.

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The Results

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The Collaboration

A key driver to the success is how closely we work with Fyndiq’s internal teams. 

Once a week, one of our consultants will work from Fyndiq’s office for the day, which allows us to schedule and attend key meetings to get updates on upcoming developments and answer any questions much faster.

In addition, we have a shared slack channel, so we can keep each other updated on activities, alongside a prioritized ticketing system which allows us to see when expected changes will be going live through the development team.

Overall we try and be as efficient in communication as possible, ensuring all the key members of the team understand why we are making recommendations and how everything is progressing / performing via our live data studio reporting dashboards.

The Challenges

Fyndiq had a few unique challenges due to the nature of their website / industry that we needed to understand before putting together our initial strategy.

  1. Merchants – The products are all controlled by merchants, so it is difficult to keep control of stock levels, delivery times, pricing, categorisation, product names, descriptions, images etc.

  2. Crawling – The Swedish website ranges between 3-5 million pages per month. Due to this we needed an enterprise crawling solution to fully understand the scale of the problems we were finding and how they were progressing once fixes were being implemented.

  3. Internationalization – We had limited resources at both client and agency level to support the new markets, so we needed to get creative with solutions to help scale performance across Denmark, Finland & Norway by leveraging the most established market, Sweden.

The Strategy

Once we understood Fyndiq’s business model, KPI’s, existing performance and current challenges we were able to put together an initial strategy that focused on three key phases:

  • Phase 1: Removing Technical Inhibitors
  • Phase 2: Leveraging & Syncing Markets
  • Phase 3: Developing Growth Opportunities

Phase 1: Removing Technical Inhibitors

We began auditing and found a number of high priority SEO elements that needed to be fixed to make the website more accessible and efficient for search engines to crawl, index and rank.

Luckily Fyndiq has a talented in-house development & product management team that we were able to regularly workshop with to find scalable solutions to the problems that were discovered. Below are a select few key projects we noticed had the biggest impact on overall visibility since we started working together.

Crawlable Pagination

The Issue – Fyndiq had a “load more” javascript button across their category pages. This worked fine for users, but the way it was setup unfortunately meant Google could not follow / activate the button to load in more products to display additional products, which caused millions of orphaned (not linked to) products on the website, leading to zero internal page authority being passed into deep pages on the website & not being crawling as frequently by Google.

Fyndiq Load more

The Fix – To resolve this we worked with Fyndiq to implement a pagination solution & ensure it followed Google’s best practice guidelines of having self referencing canonical tag on each paginated series. By implementing this, it allowed all products to be discovered / crawled easier & more regularly by Googlebot and pass link equity to deeper product pages across the website.

Fyndiq Pagination

Dynamic XML & HTML Sitemaps

The Issue – Fyndiq did not have an HTML sitemap, which meant some categories were 4+ levels away from the homepage. The existing XML sitemaps did not automatically update frequently enough and was hosted on a subdomain. Overall not many best practice guidelines were being followed.

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The Fix – We worked with the development team to ensure all best practices were being adhered to and together we launched a dynamic index sitemap file that refreshes daily https://fyndiq.se/sitemap.xml

Then we also got Fyndiq to add in a HTML sitemap and link to this in the footer. It helped pass authority to all categories on the website and reduce the crawl path for search engines to discover them: https://fyndiq.se/sitemap/

Automatically Handling Thin Categories

The Issue – As products come in and out of stock, it affects the number of products listed within categories. We discovered hundreds of brand & category pages that contained zero products across Fyndiq. Having thin or empty category pages is not ideal for both the SEO and UX & is a low quality signal to search engines and can be classed as “soft 404s”.

There is no magical minimum number of products to have in a category. However, if the top competitors are selling 100 products and Fyndiq is only selling 1 or 2 products, chances are the category page will not be as strong to compete competitively.

The Fix – We recommended the development team work on an automated solution to add a no-index, follow meta tag on the category page when it displays 0 products, which then gets removed when products are populated back into the category. We then monitored this and consolidated / removed categories that frequently had zero products on a monthly basis.

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Server Side Rendering Product Reviews

The Issue – Fyndiq has unique product reviews across their products, which is great for SEO because it provides extra unique content that differentiates the landing page from competitors who sell similar products.

However, the review widget was implemented using a trust pilot widget and Google could not read the individual reviews because it was behind a JavaScript script that only generates the