Hertz Search Experience

Driving Hertz Up The SERP

UAE as a market attracts lot of tourism and transit population, many of them opting to rent a car during their stay. The market is overly saturated and competition is fierce. As any other industiry the competition has moved to online as well. Along with low visibility for their website in the region and outdated content Hertz UAE had one more challenge, that was to compete with the global website (hertz.com) for traffic.

Setting the Right Expectations From Search

We believe the biggest problem with conventional SEO is about having right expectations. It’s not just about few keywords and ranking on ‘page one’ for those keywords. It’s about setting right objectives and measurable goals.

Hertz Search Experience Objectives


Improve the quantity and quality of organic traffic that matters.


Improve rankings and visibility on search engines for relevant searches in the UAE with a focus on conversions.


Improve the conversion rates from organic searches, revenue, and number of transactions.

Auditing the Site,
Competition &
Our Audiences

First step was to analyse the website for content and technical aspects of SEO to make informed decisions about what needs fixing and what is working currently.

The comeptition is this industry meant that we had to analyse content on these sites to form our content strategy.

SEO often ignores the importance of understanding the users by segmenting them and their search patterns. At RBBi we focus on creating personas for our Search Experience projects to understand them better.


Developing a Search Strategy Focused on Results

We needed a holistic Content Strategy to address the objectives and to give us that edge over the other websites. Our strategy brought together many different disciplines of SEO.

It included produce added-value content, build a strong back-link profile, optimize Google Local Search in addition to repairing numerous Technical issues using Google’s Best Practices.


Driver-centric content: Driving Conditions, Local Traffic Rules, Parking, & General Tips for city driving


Link toxicity removal and building a strong back-link profile


Optimised for Local Search and Device patterns



UAE customers who were looking for car rentals services abroad for their travel and holidays.


Competitor content analysis showed that most of them produce generic tourist guides for their sites.


We saw an opportunity to differentiate, our content strategy transforming the site into a collection of destination-led driving guides.

Search Experience
That is Unique
and Drives

Search Experience that we delivered for Hertz was unique to it’s audience. It was enriching and complete with engaging content that our users were looking for. It resulted in better search rankings and quality of traffic that was relevant to the brand.



Measurable Results


Increase in revenue from organic traffic (on top of + 414 % increase YOY in 2015)


Increase in Transactions from organic visits (on top of + 501 % increase YOY in 2015)


Increase in conversion rate from organic visits (on top of + 25 % YOY increase in 2015 the previous year)


Increase in Organic traffic share


Increase in organic Traffic (on top of + 382 % increase YOY in 2015 from the previous year)


increase in Organic revenue share (on top of + 352 % YOY increase in 2015)