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E-commerce web design & development

Boosted website traffic & conversion through rebranding, UX & SEO

Explore the process & reasoning behind decisions taken during this e-commerce website project. See the full overhaul and how we increased traffic and ultimately conversions by over 341%!

The Client

Enercorp instruments ltd

Enercorp instruments ltd is a Canadian family owned company with over 40 years of rich history and expertise. Their product line consists of a wide range of superior custom sensors such as: measuring temperature, pressure, electric current, humidity, meteorological monitoring and more.

The Challenge

As with any business, established or new, consistently expanding or reaching new potential clients is essential. However, it can be particularly deceiving to those with an entrenched and have a longstanding positive track record with revenue and profits.

Although Enercorp’s track record was above standard, they lacked acquisition & expansion to the younger generation. A possible cause? Their website did not have e-commerce functionality, but rather a quote system that notified the sales team. This process was not converting well, and a website overhaul was needed.

They reached out to VKweb to receive a marketing audit and custom e-commerce web design that would convert to both new and established clients.

Enercorp.com’s original website
Here is Enercorp.com’s original website. Their site was a catalog site with no e-commerce functionality nor responsive.

Symptoms of current state

During our initial website audit & brief, we uncovered a number of website issues:

  • Enercorp had two websites which led to confusion and mistrust
  • Neither website had full e-commerce functionality
  • Neither site were truly mobile/responsive
  • Difficult to search products
  • Many products discontinued still on sites
  • Inventory sheets were not synced across a database
  • Both websites had slow load times
  • The folder, path and page naming convention was inhibiting SEO optimization
  • Keyword optimization was not implemented
  • Image optimization was not being utilized
  • SEO website hierarchy was never created
Old Enercorp Website
Enercorp.com was their official site. Not mobile friendly and did not score well on pagespeed.
VKweb CS Enercorpsensors
Enercorpsensors.com was a third party supplier that enabled clients to place RFQ’s (request for quote) in where the sales agent would need to complete the sale.

All this resulted in approximately 70 organic keywords with an average page rank in the 80’s (averaging on page 8 in Google). It was at this stage that Enercorp confirmed they were not interested in post marketing or advertising (PPC).

Stages of work

Please click between the stages taken to create Enercorp’s website which ultimately included a new logo, a hierarchy that led to spectacular organic SEO results and a website that is clean, simple and easy to use.

Marketing Audit & Pre-Strategy

  • Conversation with employees
  • Competition research
  • Audience analysis
  • A comprehensive audit of previous sites
Target Audience Analysis

To fully uncover and gain insights on Enercorp, we conducted a comprehensive marketing audit. Not only did we research the current websites a second time, but also a competition, audience and we met with an employee from each department. Gaining further insight and a 360 perspective.

Our Strategy

Several key aspects would need to be addressed in addition to the e-commerce site to ensure the message attracted a younger audience.

It could be broken down into three main aspects: Branding, UX and SEO.

VKweb CS Enercorp Stategy
  • Branding / rebranding a single website that conveyed trustworthiness, confidence and reliability. One where users would feel safe to input their credit card.
  • Seamless user experience, one where finding any product would be 2 clicks away. This would mean a robust navigation and user-friendly product pages.
  • All built on SEO principles that would result in Enercorp being found online easier. Keyword implementation, website architecture and a meticulous SEO optimized site was critical.


To reduce confusion and infuse trust, a new logo and focused color scheme would be necessary.

Our approach accentuated the following:

  • Enercorp’s long history
  • Encompassed their mission, vision & values
  • Considered the audience, market & competition
  • Preserved integrity of the brand
  • Created a custom favicon for website use

It’s never easy to update a logo, afterall it had been the face of the company for over 40 years. Unfortunately the dated font was difficult to scale and based on our research, did not connote quality or strength to the intended target market.

Our research concluded a clean, scalable, san serif font would make a difference. The client requested a royal blue, a websafe royal blue was the result. Here are the before and after logos’

Assemble SEO elements

Ensuring critical SEO components like an SEO site architecture does not happen by chance. It is derived from key pieces like keyword research and a comprehensive semantic core. Here is a glimpse into that stage:

  • Collected keywords using standard programs
  • Used alternative methods to cross reference findings
  • Grouped data and removed unnecessary keywords
  • Formed a hierarchical system of pages based on the semantic core
  • Provided technical requirements for SEO copywriting
  • Provided requirements to design for SEO pages
  • Provided requirements for images to ensure they could rank
To ensure maximum optimization careful consideration was taken during the structure phase.

This semantic core required more time as the market is very competitive. To ensure Enercorp would rank, a strong foundation was needed.

To assemble the core we analyzed low, medium and frequent queries from their target audience. Using only the clean queries, we then systematically grouped based on related keywords, forming clusters and an ordered structure.

The result, an optimized hierarchical structure which is intuitive to both the user as well as search engines.

Prototype, Design & UX

With the architecture and requirements with our design team, the focus turned to ensuring the client experience (UI/UX) was easy, clean and straightforward. This process included:

  • Utilizing the site structure, created the layout
  • Visualized the location of all elements and functions
  • Created UX design
  • Created a secondary mobile (responsive) design
  • Confirmed with SEO team any optimization elements

A prototype is a skeleton of the future website. It includes the necessary elements, vital information, and critical functional blocks in a user friendly manner.

Upon client approval the design is based on the target audience preferences. The result is a functional, easy to use and pleasant website.

Custom Web Development

Custom features do not only distinguish you amongst your competition, but it also helps the client with a smooth and memorable transaction.

VKweb CS Enercorp Webdev
Different product types required different conditions to checkout. All were integrated for a seamless user experience.
  • Custom build calculator
  • Smart filter
  • Advanced search
  • Updated data sheets that linked to each product
  • Hidden SEO functionality (FAQ for later use)
  • Multiple categories function differently (a tailored experience)
  • Each product page included an RFQ options

Enercorp’s wide arrange of products made it clear that each category needed to function differently. Four different types were created to suit the client and user needs. For SEO, we also created a hidden FAQ section that can be used on demand. A calculator where the client can build their own custom RTD was developed. The result, a seamless process for the user.

Technical Website optimization

Meticulous planning and strategy mean very little if your site is not optimized. Our SEO team took particular attention to this step for several reasons.

  • Reason 1: The company did not have any social presence (and no intention to begin). Social signals boost ranking and visibility, so we realized we had to get this part right.
  • Reason 2: The company decided their efforts were best suited away from PPC. Which can provide an immediate traffic surge.
  • Reason 3: It was decided early on, that post marketing would be extremely difficult. This meant no post marketing or SEO updates.
VKweb Enercorp Technical SEO
Our SEO score came to A even with no social media accounts (which is why that is at an F). The only suggestion was to add a social network.
VKweb CS Enercorp Gtmetrix
Enercorp's score according to GTmetrix on Feb 2021.

Customized Metrics to Analyze

To ensure Enercorp received the most of their site, we set up custom metrics. Here are just a couple:

Customized Metrics to Analyze
  • Configured Google Analytics
  • Configured Google Tag Manager
  • Set up GA Enhanced eCommerce

Utilizing the power of Google analytics, advanced eCommerce through GTM and GA Enhanced eCommerce, we provide user activity that can be measured for future campaigns, trends or annual stats.

Google Tag Manager (GTM) allowed Enercorp to identify unique users across multiple devices or sessions, giving a more accurate data that reflects the real world. We accomplished this by creating dynamic marketing data feeds, user-ID and dataLayers. The dataLayer provide a comprehensive view with tracking activities such as: product display, product click, adding/removing items from cart, order over, purchase and more.

Google Analytics Enhanced eCommerce was also configured to track activities like: goals, events, custom bounce rate, scrolling depth, client id as a custom parameter, button click tracking form submission tracking. Giving Enercorp a comprehensive look that the sales funnel and marketing activities giving the ability to track the true customer journey.


This was an in-depth and comprehensive project, one which we are pleased with.

Feel free to visit enercorp.com or view our images below.

VKWeb Enercorp Solution


Even more pleased are the final results. Afterall, the proof is in the pudding.


Organic keywords


Organic Traffic


Increased Conversion

NOTE: We reiterate that the client opted not to have monthly or post SEO optimization. Therefore SEO organic results are solely from the initial website.