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Achieving a complete platform overhaul without a hitch in UX or organic search rankings

Manybooks is an online library which hosts more than 50,000 free ebooks and serves up to one million visitors per month.

50%
Lower Bounce Rate

700K
Users

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Thanks to Metergram, our platform can now scale globally. We more than doubled our visitors since the launch. Every project we’ve done together has been cost-efficient and seamless. Their team fully adapted to the way we work, so it was truly plug and play.

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Lisa Clifford

Manybooks.net

Challenge

After a few years, the platform was experiencing significant issues  with scalability, security, and maintainability, as well as time con-  suming manual admin for the ads and newsletter. The leadership  wanted a comprehensive plan to address problems with the web-site, newsletter, and a large development backlog.

Solution

We provided seamless augmentation of the internal team and  adapted to existing ways of working. We determined that to build  a scalable, user-friendly site, we’d need a complete overhaul of  the technical platform. The challenge was building a solution that  would create a seamless process for users and maintain organic  SEO ranking.

How we did it?

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Streamlined

Streamlined user roles and permissions management with Drupal 8 as the new website CMS

02

Built

Built a new file server to manage the ebook library and all the publisher integrations

03

Increased

Increased personalization so users would be served books that matched their preferences

Outcome

Manybooks went from a beloved but troubled side project to a powerhouse resource for booklovers. Here are some of the results:

  • Jump in subscribers thanks to the integrated newsletter and  website sign up
  • Preserved all existing search engine rankings and organic traffic while successfully migrating all metadata and URLs
  • Significant growth in traffic with the website reaching one million monthly visitors in 2020
  • Growth in user base – the site now serves more than 700,000  users
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