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Thakeham are a Times Fast Track 100 company; a rapidly growing house builder based in West Sussex. They needed a website that could support their new brand and provide a content management system that would give the Thakeham marketing team the dexterity they need to manage their online presence.

Lead time:
3 Months
Target Type:
B2B and B2C
Home Owners
Website Goal:
Generate New Enquiries
Web Design, Web Development, On-going Digital Marketing
wordpress website design and development Mobile Property Search On a Development Latest Properties Screenshot Mobile view of a Thakeham Property
  • WordPress CMS
  • Responsive Design
  • Custom Back-End
  • Rightmove Integration
  • Zoopla Integration
  • Property Search
  • On-going Support
  • 1x Marketing Strategist
  • 1x Digital Marketing Specialist
  • 1x Website Designers
  • 1x Front-End Programmers
  • 1x Back-End Programmers
  • 1x Project Manager
  • 1x Quality Assurance Testers

Post-launch website results

We created and implemented a keyword strategy for Thakeham Homes which resulted in large improvements to organic keyword positions.

1 7 x
More keywords on page 1 of Google for Thakeham Homes as tracked by
1 6 x
More keywords in top 3 Google positions for Thakeham Homes as tracked by
+ 1 405 %
Increase in search visibility on Thakeham Homes as tracked by

Thakeham came to Plug & Play looking for four individual websites to reflect their brand. One was to replace their current website, and three further sites were commissioned to launch sub-brands, segmenting their offering and enabling more specific customer targeting.

The Thakeham websites are primarily used to present new developments and homes that are up for sale. As such, the overall design and finesse required a complete overhaul to align Thakeham’s online presence with the quality of homes that they build and sell.

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A flexible CMS

The result is the creation of four sleek and beautiful new websites with a common structure to provide brand consistency across the sub-brands. The content of each site has been aligned to the target audience, and the Thakeham marketing team has complete autonomy to make amends. The large quantity of content is displayed intuitively for the user, resulting in a polished user journey.

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With the critical role that the Thakeham websites play in the house sales process, visibility in the search engines is imperative. Plug & Play undertook comprehensive research to produce a keyword strategy for each of the Thakeham websites to ensure that each was optimised for the most valuable customer searches. Keyword and conversion tracking were set up before go live to enable the Thakeham internal marketing teams to successfully track the results from marketing campaigns.

A comprehensive 301 redirect strategy was also implemented upon go live so that all returning visitors can navigate the site with ease.

Post-launch keyword results

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“I have been working with Plug & Play for a couple of years – firstly for the delivery of our new company website, and now on a day to day basis liaising over website strategy, including content, SEO and new functionality.

The team at Plug & Play is a pleasure to work with – friendly, open and honest, very responsive – they have not let me down even when I think I am being really demanding! I highly recommend Plug & Play.”

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thakeham homes property search

Ongoing digital marketing retainer

Thakeham were keen to ensure they didn’t stand still once the new websites were live. We are continuing to work with Thakeham’s dynamic in-house marketing team on an ongoing basis, focusing on driving engagement and brand awareness through digital marketing.

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