Case Study: SEO for J&O Fabrics

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To help existing and potential customers learn about the types of services TopRank Online Marketing offers and the impact we can have on your bottom line business growth, TopRank is featuring selected case studies of client digitial marketing programs. TopRank services include: SEO, Social Media Marketing, Digital Public Relations, Email Marketing and Blog Consulting. Not every client engages all services, but understanding unique situations, TopRank’s marketing recommendations and the results, will help our readers make better decisions about their own internet marketing investments.


J&O Fabrics Store, one of the largest fabric stores in New Jersey, provides a variety of retro and novelty fabrics for quilting, tapestries, draperies, and upholstering. A traditional, family owned brick and mortar store, J&O Fabrics made the decision to launch a website and online store in 2004 to increase brand awareness and sales.

Shortly after the website launched, J&O Fabrics engaged TopRank to optimize the web site to increase visitors on search engines looking to buy fabrics online.


To help the newly launched website gain visibility online and drive qualified traffic, TopRank implemented a search engine optimization (SEO) program targeting retailers, wholesalers, quilters, furniture upholsterers, and seamstresses across the United States.

The TopRank search engine optimization program (SEO) for the site included:

  • SEO strategy development
  • Keyword analysis and research
  • Template and database optimization
  • Audit of site architecture and server side issues
  • Content optimization 
  • Content creation recommendations
  • Ongoing link building
  • Fabric blog optimization & promotion
  • Ongoing content promotion
  • Web analytics review and reporting

With over 40 years of experience in the fabric business, J&O Fabrics had a wealth of knowledge to share with its customers. TopRank Online Marketing implemented a company blog enabling J&O Fabrics to speak to and interact with its customers by archiving its newsletter online as well as offering unique fabric ideas, tips and tricks of the trade.


As a result of TopRank’s search engine optimization efforts, the J&O Fabrics website and blog now have over 60 top ten rankings for competitive keyword phrases across the major search engines. Here are a few top ten Google ranking examples as of 03/02/09:

  • “fabric”
  • “discount fabric”
  • “fabric store”
  • “disney fabric”
  • “sports fabric”
  • “novelty fabric”

Organic referrals from the top search engines account for over 80% of traffic for J&O Fabrics, resulting in an increase of unique visitors to both the website and blog by 214% since August 2006.

The J&O Fabrics blog continues to be a top traffic driver for J&O Fabrics, averaging over 10,000 unique visitors each month, by offering new and unique content to engage visitors.

“We’ve worked with TopRank for over 5 years. The SEO recommendations and consultation from the TopRank team have helped us far exceed our goals and expectations for the J&O Fabrics web site. I highly recommend TopRank for SEO or blog marketing services to any business that needs to get the most out of their marketing budget.” 
Ryan Safady, Owner J&O Fabrics

TopRank Online Marketing continues to provide J&O Fabrics ongoing search engine optimization, link building and blog promotion services for improved search engine performance of the web site.

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