Why templates aren’t the bargain they appear to be... In the not-so-distant past, the typical company website simply functioned as an online brochure. For very small businesses still willing to settle for this limited functionality, a pre-designed template could possibly get the job done. However, it’s not really viable for a sizable company with more complex needs.
When modest sized companies start out with pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, there’s a natural tendency to bid on broad keywords they feel will attract the most leads. Keywords like “financial services”, “travel”, “marketing agencies” and so forth.
Over time, a brand promise can lose it impact and uniqueness. This doesn’t happen overnight, but slowly over time. Suddenly your market has become highly commoditized
Lead Optimization & Conversion: 4 of 4. There are reasons why many website optimization initiatives produce less-than-exciting results. Some efforts set the bar too low — keying on minutia such as incessant A/B testing of button colors and the like. Others lose focus by trying to tackle too many elements at once.The key to success is to use the analytics and insights you’ve gained to zero-in on the most promising areas for improvement.
Lead Optimization & Conversion: 3 of 4. There’s a lot of buzz these days about determining “visitor intent”. This is really a new buzzword for the time-proven value of getting to know your prospects. For all our gains in technology, there’s nothing more powerful than augmenting hard data with human feedback. Here are a few suggestions:
Lead Optimization & Conversion:1 of 4. When developing your web strategy, what you really need to ensure is that your website is attracting site visitors, prospects and followers who are truly in sync with your mission. We've listed some key considerations.
According to Cisco, mobile devices now account for 55% of all global internet traffic as of the end of 2014. In fact, mobile traffic grew by 69% in 2014 alone, and is expected to grow tenfold by 2019. But here’s the real kicker. On April 21, Google is changing its algorithm to prioritize mobile-friendliness as a worldwide ranking signal. This major ranking shift is designed to provide mobile users with more relevant and timely results. It also means, if your site isn’t mobile-friendly, its Google ranking will be suddenly downgraded as of April 21.
Creating a High-Impact Content Marketing Strategy: 5 of 5 The B2B marketing space is largely personified by complex sales processes with long lead times. What’s more, as many as 98% of website visitors will leave your site without a conversion. This is why B2B brands/marketers need an effective way to renew the interest of once-enthusiastic site visitors. Many of these visitors are high-value prospects, who are continuing to explore the sites of other viable competitors.
Creating a High-Impact Content Marketing Strategy: 4 of 5 Measurement is the only way to know if your content management strategy is actually working. And in light of the recent changes in Google’s search algorithms, the generic goal of simply driving people to your website is not a particularly valuable strategy.