About Endocrine Society

Endocrine Society (ES) is a global community committed to advancing hormone research and excellence in the clinical practice of endocrinology, broadening our understanding of the critical role hormones play in health, and advocating on behalf of the global endocrinology community.

The Challenge

Endocrine Society’s organic traffic plateaued over the course of a year, which led them to reexamine their SEO strategy. They have two websites that have different goals and audiences. So, they asked Velir to identify issues on each site, rank them based on their impact, and address them based on each site’s objectives. One site, Hormone.org, focuses on patient care and broadening the understanding of how hormones play a role in health. The other site, Endocrine.org, focuses more on researchers, clinicians, and the general medical community. This made constructing a two-site SEO strategy challenging because we had to consider both sets of audiences and business goals when developing our recommendations.

Endocrine Society's key challenges included: 

  • Improving plateaued organic search performance 
  • Identifying, ranking, and addressing SEO issues for two separate sites 
  • Developing a single long-term SEO strategy for two websites

The Approach

We conducted comprehensive SEO assessments of both websites to find areas of improvement. When performing our assessments, we looked holistically at the website to cover all four corners of SEO:

 
 

 

Planning, Prioritizing, and Educating

Through our SEO Assessment, we identified key areas of improvement for both of Endocrine Society’s websites. Since search algorithms change yearly, we looked at long-term trends we saw with top performing sites and used them to form a prioritized SEO strategy. Then we broke down our recommendations by effort and potential impact, to ensure our plan would generate better organic performance through a combination of quick wins and larger fixes.  

Since the Endocrine Society’s development team wanted to implement our SEO recommendations, we created prescriptive and educational documentation for them to make these changes themselves.

Our approach included:

  • Assessing and recommending technical improvements for both websites
  • Building a comprehensive strategy that combined efforts for both sites to increase overall audience reach and engagement
  • Supporting Endocrine Society’s developers through education and instruction on how to influence organic search performance

The Solution

We performed our SEO assessments and crafted an SEO strategy that outlined a year’s worth of opportunities for Endocrine Society’s web team. Our presentations and deliverables were designed to give their team a deeper understanding of SEO. Also, our strategy included shared timelines for development tasks, since we wanted to help their team increase its implementation efficiency.

"Our staff appreciates Velir's consultative, educational approach to SEO. Their work is allowing us to build our capabilities in-house, while we continue to reach out to them for consulting. We’re excited that we're seeing improvements in a few areas already, and that we have a clear SEO plan for the next year."

— Mike Fletcher, Endocrine Society

Education and Support

We presented our SEO assessment and strategy to educate Endocrine Society on our findings and proposed path forward. This in-depth presentation served as an outlet for questions from their internal marketing, development, content, and leadership teams.  

It was important to Endocrine Society that their development team feel educated and empowered to make their own SEO decisions. They didn’t want to continually depend on outside agencies for SEO help, so we provided them important education to set them up for future success.

After this initiative, we continued to support The Endocrine Society in an SEO capacity. As partners, we continue supporting them on an as-needed basis and help them ensure our SEO recommendations are implemented correctly.

The SEO Approach for Endocrine Society included an SEO Assessment that lead to technical remediation, leading to an 18% increase of traffic.
Velir's SEO process that lead to a significant increase in traffic to Endocrine Society's key sites.