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Testimonials

Read what our members and partners have to say about Visit Dorset:


“The Visit Dorset website has gone from strength to strength over the last few years.  From 2012 until 2014, the number of unique visitors rose from 570,000 to 1,425,000 – a rise of 250%!

This performance saw Visit Dorset move from 16th to the 6th most visited website on the New Mind | tellUs platform.  This is an incredible achievement considering that there are over 80 websites that we provide in the UK alone. 

This result has been a combination of an hugely successful SEO project allied with some really hard work by the team at West Dorset and partners. This has helped push Dorset businesses and the wider destination in front of more potential visitors than ever before.

The team are a credit to the Dorset tourism industry, and totally deserve the success they have achieved!

Matt Bassett – New Mind | tellUs Account Manager


“Working closely with Rachel, James, Jessica and the Visit Dorset team over the last 2 years, to help improve the SEO and traffic fortunes of Visit Dorset, has been a very rewarding process, both personally and professionally.

It has been a pleasure to see the hard work which all of us have put into the site, come to fruition having seen the site improve its organic traffic visibility by over 250% during this time (equivalent of an extra 1.2 million new visitors),  not to mention breaking new ground in the SEO landscape for DMO’s having been the first DMO to claim a ‘knowledge graph’ placement – a very difficult achievement, again demonstrating the progress and excellent SEO results achieved so far.

Another very satisfying achievement is seeing Visit Dorset not only compete, but excel in attracting a huge volume of people who are fans of the hit TV show ‘Broadchurch’, out-competing hugely authoritive sites in the organic rankings for this highly competitive keyword such as The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Amazon, BBC, Radio Times and the Huffington Post.

In terms of actual collaboration, the strategic recommendations I provided to the Visit Dorset team, especially in terms of content strategy and management, were actioned both to a high standard and in a very timely manner and this alone has been a key driver in the Visit Dorset success story, as confirmed by the team winning the ‘Best Content Award’ at New Minds recent Knowledge Exchange event, beating hugely authoritive domestic and international DMO’s along the way.

I am very confident that Visit Dorset will continue to be successful and achieve even better SEO and organic traffic results as well as continuing the very successful SEO partnership between myself and the Visit Dorset team – the future is looking very promising and I am delighted to be a part of it.”

Carl Doyle - New Mind | tellUs Search Engine Optimisation Strategist


“We use the Special Offers section of the Visit Dorset website regularly, usually to promote last minute discounted availability. We find more often than not we will then sell the offer, often that day!  The team are always quick to react and offer support with any issues. It makes it so easy to use and a very cost effective way of advertising to a broad audience.”

Hayley Clausner – Berehayes Holiday Cottages


 "Visit-Dorset is a fantastic site and we have a lot of traffic from it. I think this will still hold the majority of my external online advertising!"

Simon Miles - Lyme Bay RIB Charter