Maharani Weddings is the ultimate planning resource, blog, and content portal for Indian weddings. Shawna and Anand first approached Spiral Scout in order to redesign their Indian wedding blog and speed up the site which was slowly dying.
Opportunity / Challenge
Maharani Weddings had a pre-existing site before we started working with them. They had added a gallery component to the site probably four or five years ago that significantly slowed down the site. Spiral Scout came in and re-factored their existing code to make it faster. We ultimately decided to do a full redesign. Spiral Scout built a fully customizable website and backend where admins can manage the entire site's content, edit any page's metadata, add and remove advertisers, and connect users and content to Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. The new site was faster and increased traffic by over 50% in the first few months. Visitors can search and browse through a directory of Indian vendors around the world and view daily reports of Indian weddings written by the site's administrator.
Results and Feedback
Anand, Co-Founder of Maharani Weddings, "We are a digital media company, and have worked with John and the Spiral Scout team since early 2013. Spiral Scout has been great to work with. They’re really intelligent. They’re very efficient. We continue to use them, and they continue to do a good job. The site’s faster and traffic is up 50%. My background is a hardcore engineer, and my co-founder is not as technical, but Spiral Scout has the ability to communicate effectively with both of us, whether high level or deep into the technical details. We have enjoyed working with them, and anticipate a long working relationship. Highly recommended!"
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