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Background

Acivico is a large multi-service company, offering a wide range of services across the private and public sector. These services include, design, construction, facilities management, building regulations inspections and other consultancy services, laboratories, catering and cleaning.

Challenges

Acivico approached Siruss when, as more service areas were being incorporated into the business, limitations in their existing website became more apparent.  A website solution was required that could expand with the growing business.  A solution with powerful administration tools allowing many levels of administration and content revision was a must, as the requirements of each different sector in the business were unique.

The existing Drupal installation was using a sub-domain system for the respective service areas, which was having a negative impact on the search engine optimisation (SEO) for the website and needed to be changed to a URL based 'silo' structure.

The existing website was not mobile responsive causing a negative SEO impact, as well as hindering navigation for the website visitor.

The website design was dated and the architecture of the theme and navigation was poor, this all required considerable thought and attention.

Acivico Screenshots

Solution

A new architecture was developed by our design and development team and the decision was made to build the website in Drupal. Multiple custom Drupal modules were developed to provide a bespoke menu system for all devices.  A rigid 'silo' based architecture to containerise information related to each individual service sector was developed and the Drupal Workbench system was incorporated to assist in administration.

The new modern design has given the website a fresh new look and feel across all devices, information can be viewed easily - greatly improving user experience.

It was essential that departmental managers could moderate content individually within their own sector.  Drupal Workbench, Taxonomy and a number of custom Drupal modules were developed to create multiple layers of administrative authority where content administrators with access, can post news, case studies, and projects for their individual department. Content creation is also fully moderated including the ability to create multiple document revisions, for approval by a website administrator prior to publishing on the live website.

The Siruss team provided detailed training to Acivico on how to use the system and provided assistance in content population in the stage environment so the website was fully populated prior to going live.

Following deployment of the new website, the Siruss SEO team put redirects in place for all of the website’s old pages, this was done so that visitors would automatically be redirected to the correct corresponding page they were searching for -  search engines are also able to find and index the new content easily. As a result, search engine rankings were not affected during the change over to the new site and any previous SEO work to the old site was maintained.

Our digital marketing team worked closely with Acivico’s marketing department throughout the entire project, as they were expanding the business and looking to reach out to a new audience. SEO was considered at every stage throughout the build of the website; using our sophisticated SEO tools we analysed the market, competition and researched target keywords. These keywords were then incorporated into the SEO setup which we used to optimise key pages in the website.

Results and Success

The client is extremely pleased with the new website and the feedback within the business has been exceptionally positive. The senior members of Acivico have commended the look, feel, functionality and general usability of the website, while staff members have found the system very easy to administer content.

Search engine traffic has also improved by over 60% since the new website was deployed.

Techniques Used: 
  • Drupal Architecture & Development
  • UX Design and Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Drupal Custom Module Development
  • Training & Client Development
  • SEO Setup
  • Technical SEO
What The Client Says: 
Siruss has delivered us a creative, practical and affordable solution. They built us a new company website at the front end and an easy to use and maintain content management system at the back end. Our website is now flexible enough to represent our multi service offerings whilst we continue to grow our business. The team are responsive, offering design and build advice that both looks good and does what it needs to for our business. They are always on hand for advice when exploring further developments.
Sonya Sandhu
Information Systems Unit
Acivico

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