ActiveWin enjoyed an amazing partnership with Betfred beginning in 2013. Our remit was to help this high-street bookmaker evolve its digital presence via multi-channel campaigns. Mission accomplished.

The Brief

With 22 of the 25 most expensive Google keywords in the UK being igaming related, it is the most competitive industry in paid search. ActiveWin’s challenge was to help Betfred compete with top global gaming operators.

ActiveWin set about creating an omni-channel strategy, including PPC, paid media, retargeting, CRM, content marketing, social, affiliate marketing, branding, VOD, and technical SEO.

What we did

Betfred’s digital properties became antiquated, which affected acquisition across multiple channels. Full site migration to a new mobile-responsive site was executed in conjunction with Degree53 while creating more than 200 sports events pages for specific betting related keywords. Then, bespoke landing pages were tested for CRO.

This not only generated enhanced acquisition but defined a clearer user journey from the initial search to placing a bet. At the same time, all URLs on the Betfred site were redirected to the new platform, ensuring no existing organic traffic or ‘link juice’ was lost.



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Through ActiveWin’s work, Betfred appeared on page one of Google search engine results pages (SERPs) for top search terms and is consistently dominant rankings in what is regarded as the most competitive industry online.

This improvement helped Betfred to successfully compete against much bigger brands in the UK and elsewhere. This is demonstrated in blended results for Betfred PPC, paid social, paid media, affiliate marketing, CRM, content, and SEO.

Dee Skinner


Our expertise expands beyond e-commerce acquisition. If you want to add branding to your marketing mix, contact Dee to chat about all things digital.

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