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    [Websites] 12 Warning Signs Your Website Redesign Could End In Catastrophe
    When the time finally comes to tackle a website redesign, it's difficult to contain the excitement. Suddenly it begins to seem more and more like a home construction project: lots of advice from many sources; warnings about rip-offs, scams and slick tactics; choices for things that could go into, on and throughout your new website; decisions about who should do what, how long it should take, and how much it should cost. 3) Lack of understanding of how websites are created.
    [Websites] 4 Content Marketing Goals for a Coach Website
    How should content marketing be used on the home page of your website? What makes good website copy? More specifically, if you’re a professional service provider, like an executive coach , a consultant, a lawyer, health care or financial adviser… how do you create a website that attracts clients and gets potential new leads? That’s a basic outline that you could follow, not just for websites, but for your blog and other content marketing pieces.
    [Websites] Think of a House – Website Builds Demystified
    One of the greatest challenges in working on a web project is that so much of the planning work feels abstract, and the building of the site itself is mostly behind the scenes. If you’ve ever done any type of home building or remodeling project though, you already have the understanding you need. With web [.]. B2B Web Strategy
    [Websites] How to Promote Your Website and Increase Your Online Presence
    Every week, I talk to a handful of professional service firm teams and owners who are on the cusp of taking the plunge on a new website project. Unfortunately, a new website is not a “Field of Dreams” (great movie , poor website strategy) and requires a healthy dose of promotion to get the machine working for you. Its our [insert number] year anniversary and we’ve outgrown our website. What to expect when your expecting… a new website.
    [Websites] 5 Reasons Why HTTPS Should Be Enabled on Your Website
    Well, it turns out that the “s” stands for “SSL,” which stands for Secure Sockets Layer -- the technology that encrypts your connection to a website, so that hackers can't intercept any of your data. And why do you need it on your website? " HubSpot Marketing customers: SSL is included free of charge with the Website Add-On , and the number of domains on which you can enable SSL depends on your subscription type. 5 Reasons Why HTTPS Should Be Enabled on Your Website.
    [Websites] Corporate Websites for Demand Generation: B2B Discussion Highlights
    The latest #B2Bchat discussion focused on the relationship (or lack thereof) between corporate websites and demand generation. Can corporate websites support demand generation and lead capture? Or do marketers need to build microsites to support demand generation effectively? These are some of the questions we tackled on B2Bchat on February 8, 2012, and I had the privledge of moderating the discussion on Twitter. As always, there were some great insights shared during the chat.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Websites] Stop Missing Out on 99% of Your Website Traffic [SlideShare]
    Think back to when you visited a website for the first time. In fact, 99% of first time website visitors are not ready to buy. Stop missing out on 99% of your website traffic from. Were you immediately ready to make a purchase? It’s likely that you were not. Yet, we as marketers often only focus on the 1% who are ready to buy. To nurture that 99% of people into a sale, you need to create conversions before the checkout (or pre-transactional conversion opportunities).
    [Websites] Your Feedback is Needed! This Year’s B2B Website Usability Survey
    Earlier this year, we released findings from a survey we ran in conjunction with Dianna Huff, asking B2B buyers about the role vendor websites play in the B2B buying process. We’d seen many reports on how B2B buyers find information online and what tactics B2B marketers were using to reach target audiences, but we couldn’t find anything of significance when it came to the buying experience once that buyer actually got to the vendor website.
    [Websites] Speed Matters: 5 Tips to Make Your Website Load Faster
    Does website speed sound like a boring topic? Website speed can have a massive effect on conversions, both good and bad. Well, according to Strangeloop Networks , if your website is making $100,000 per day, even a one-second page delay could cost you $2.5 So… is website speed starting to sound more interesting? But page load speed, aka website speed, doesn’t just affect conversions. Maybe something better suited to IT rather than marketing?
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [Websites] The Anatomy of an Inbound Ecommerce Website
    Again, the key factor here is the customization of the website experience to the psychographic dimensions of their buyer personas. This post originally appeared on the Ecommerce section of Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to the Ecommerce section. The parts of a well-designed ecommerce site are many and varied. All have some of the good elements, but not every site out there has all of them -- except perhaps ModCloth.
    [Websites] How to Improve the Mobile-Friendliness of Your Website Before Google’s Mobile Search Update
    Have you heard Google’s recent announcement that the mobile-friendliness of your firm’s website will soon be an even bigger factor in where your firm’s website ranks in mobile search results? Google also began indicating to users in mobile search results if websites are mobile-friendly. Because not having a mobile-friendly website could cost your firm new business. Websites
    [Websites] How to Reduce Your Website's HTTP Requests
    But marketers need to have, at minimum, a general understanding of what's going on behind the scenes of their website. For one, metrics marketers tend to be responsible for can depend heavily on the back-end development of a website. And what can a marketer do to reduce their website's HTTP requests? By the end, you'll have a better grasp on why these response protocols matter, and what you can do to give your website visitors a better experience.
    [Websites] B2B Marketers: Why You Should “F” Your Website Content!
    Website visitors scan across the top, then the middle, and then down along the side. There is some variety to the test results depending on where text and images are placed on a page, but overall the “F” shape prevails and here is what this means to website owners and developers, according to Nielsen… 1. If you need help deciding how to write and place content on your website for maximum results, contact New Incite today.
    [Websites] Search: Moving Beyond Your Website in 2013
    When we think of SEO, we think about the big three search engines (Google, Yahoo, and Bing) and how well our website(s) perform in the results of these search engines. The thing is, there are other ways to optimize for “search” that don’t include your website or the search engines themselves. There’s considerable opportunity for your business to be found and it may not be your website that’s being shown in search results.
    [Websites] What Every Managing Partner Needs to Know About Your Professional Services Firm’s Website
    Many Managing Partners have traditionally thought of websites as a necessary evil. According to this view, your firm’s website is required to explain what you do, but it doesn’t add much value. The goal for these decision-makers was to make their websites acceptable. The fact is, for a modern professional services firm, a website is one of the most important investments you can make when it comes to generating new business and driving your firm forward.
    [Websites] Test Piloting the Top 10 Free Website Graders
    Not only will I present to you the best website grader tools available on the web today, I will attempt to grade the graders themselves. But history must be made, and B2B marketers and website developers must be helped. B2B WebsitesIn the spirit of going above and beyond, this blog will tread where none have gone before. I will attempt something both dangerous and exciting.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
    [Websites] Designing a Website Blueprint: How to Create Your XML Sitemap
    Similarly, you'd never want to design a website without creating a sitemap. A sitemap is a file of code that lives on your web server and lists all of the relevant URLs that are in the structure of your website. People create sitemaps when they first design their website, add pages to it, and/or redesign it. Visual sitemaps, on the other hand, are abstract sketches of your website's structure, like the one below of Google's website.
  • NUSPARK  |  SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012
    [Websites] Implementing a Content Experiment from Google Analytics with a WordPress Website; Conversion Testing
    Google recently introduced Content Experiment on Google Analytics as a replacement for the old Google Website Optimizer that was part of the Adwords platform. Content Experiments allows users to experiment with website or landing page layouts to find those that best accomplish online conversion goals such as completing a sale, downloading a file or content, or signing up for a newsletter. Proper conversion rate optimization requires testing of landing pages.
  • NUSPARK  |  SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012
    [Websites] Implementing a Content Experiment from Google Analytics with a WordPress Website; Conversion Testing
    Google recently introduced Content Experiment on Google Analytics as a replacement for the old Google Website Optimizer that was part of the Adwords platform. Content Experiments allows users to experiment with website or landing page layouts to find those that best accomplish online conversion goals such as completing a sale, downloading a file or content, or signing up for a newsletter. Proper conversion rate optimization requires testing of landing pages.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015
    [Websites] The 6 Month Website Redesign Framework
    The same is true of website redesigns. You could hastily compile a website in 30 days, but it won’t be the same as if you dedicate your time to making it perfect. The difference is that a quickly built website often only focuses on the look and functionality of the website. Because so much of inbound marketing occurs on your website, a website redesign has to focus on more than just the site’s style. In fact, your website should never really be “done.”
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014
    [Websites] The No B.S. Guide to Reducing Your Website's Bounce Rate
    Bounce rates are website killers. Immediately, such advice launches into tips like redesign your website! This website has them, but you can bet I’m going to bounce as soon as possible. Attracting the right user to your website is all about targeting the right keywords. The chart below displays Google Analytics benchmark averages for bounce rate across different types of websites. Good design is a marker of a good website.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
    [Websites] 5 Things Custom Manufacturing Websites Must Have
    That’s right - the first place these folks are looking is your website. If you just groaned because you have been putting off updating your website for years, don’t worry, you’re in good company. Be sure to display these prominently on the website and provide the ability to download or request the documentation. Take that same information that you convey in person and get it onto your website.
    [Websites] Why You Should Care About Your Website (Even If You Think It Doesn’t Matter)
    Why You Should Care About Your Website A website is an essential element of your of your marketing toolkit. Check out our Lead Generating Website Guide for more information on creating a high performance professional services website that will convert web visitors into leads. Related Stories 5 Essential Features of an Architecture Firm’s Website How Websites Drive New Business for Management Consulting Firms 7 Best Practices for Website Copywriting.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
    [Websites] 17 Website and UX Design Statistics That Make the Case for Smarter Web Design
    Nowadays, getting a website up and running isn't nearly as difficult as it once was. Optimizing the design of that website for improved user experience (UX), on the other hand, continues to be something that marketers struggle with. In fact, according to a report from the Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA) , 77% of agencies believe that poor website UX is a weakness for their clients, making poor UX the most significant weakness agencies identified.
    [Websites] Simple steps to website marketing success
    Whether your website is a main channel for prospect acquisition and conversion or serves as a secondary sales tool, it’s vital that it’s conceived and organized to maximize its marketing effectiveness. If all you want out of your website is, well, having a website, congratulations. The post Simple steps to website marketing success appeared first on Biznology.
    [Websites] 7 Deadly Sins the Best Professional Services Websites Never Make
    Professional services websites often suffer from a number of common problems that hurt a firm's ability to compete and engage its audiences. The majority of professional services websites don't do a particularly good job of distinguishing themselves. Most of these websites blend blandly into the online landscape. The best professional services websites avoid images like these: Clichéd stock photos abound on websites across every industry. Websites
  • FATHOM  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Websites] Redesigning Websites (and Writing) for the People
    My colleagues and I have been looking at a lot of different B2B websites recently, mostly in the marketing and advertising industry. Fathom is in the process of redesigning its website, and we’re getting inspiration from all sorts of places. Redesigning website language. With this knowledge at hand, is your current B2B website adhering to user standards? The post Redesigning Websites (and Writing) for the People appeared first on Fathom.
    [Websites] How to Optimize for “Direct” Website Traffic
    But for most b2b websites, one of the top three sources of traffic—and often the largest single source—is “direct” visits. An ad in an actual printed publication, a clever direct mail piece (more creative than a simple letter or postcard), or even a leave-behind or brochure handed out at a trade show can often lead to a “direct” website visit.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
    [Websites] Marketing Grader Live: Watch Experts Critique Real Websites
    Have you ever visited someone else's website and felt confused about what the company did and where they wanted you to go on their site? An experience like that can really make you wonder about visitors' experiences on your own website. turn your website into your best salesperson.”. Just look at the guy who got drunk and reviewed HubSpot's website.). You'll learn about useful tips and toops that'll come in handy for optimizing your own website for conversion.
    [Websites] How to Add Pinterest's Buttons & Widgets to Your Website
    Luckily, yesterday Pinterest also announced some other awesome tools and resources just for businesses, including a couple of brand new widgets that help you promote your business' Pinterest presence through one of your most powerful marketing assets: Your website! Pinterest offers four different types of buttons and widgets to add to your website: 'Pin It' Button. on blog articles, landing pages, product pages, other website pages, and even within email messages!
    [Websites] Beginner’s Guide to SEO: Landing Pages and Website Infrastructure (Pt. 2)
    Now that you’ve spent some time learning the basic steps of SEO , let’s dive a little deeper and discuss the importance of landing pages and infrastructure on your website. . Website Infrastructure. First thing’s first – make sure you have a fast server and one that’s large enough for the size of your website. The main areas that constitute good website infrastructure are the website structure, content, tracking and goal setting, and testing. .
    [Websites] 3 Models for Gating Lead Generation Content on Your Website
    Ask a group of B2B marketers whether their Websites’ lead generation content (white papers, archived Webinars, case studies, videos, etc.) Here are 3 models to consider when making the decision on how to serve up lead generation content on your Website: The “Free for All” Model. It also means that the only leads you’ll generate from your Website are from that tiny subset of prospects who have decided they’re ready to engage with sales.
    [Websites] 8 Years, 4 Major Trends: The Evolution of Websites From 2007 to Now
    For example, businesses' websites are completely different than they were eight years ago. Websites created in 2007 look, feel, and function totally different than their 2015 counterparts. And if you want to see how your website stacks up against 2015 standards, head on over to Website Grader for a free assessment.). Website design has evolved in leaps and bounds over the past eight years. How has your website changed over the years?
    [Websites] eMagine Launches New Websites
    eMagine has a large portfolio of website designs, SEO engagements, PPC Campaign Management, Social Media Management and more. Below is a sampling of some new website launches, and the services eMagine provided: TEI BioSciences. eMagine was asked to create a website that conveyed the versatility of their biologics product in a modern, artistic and futuristic way. eMagine helped Enservio consolidate five separate brands into one cohesive website design and architecture.
    [Websites] 6 Flaws Your Nonprofit's Mobile Website Should Never Have
    When thinking about your nonprofit’s website and how these Millennials are interacting with your organization, do not forget the mobile experience. Try to avoid these six problems when redesigning or updating your nonprofit''s website. Having a captivating image and a short text overlay of your mission statement is a great idea for space above the fold (what you see first without scrolling down) of your website. intermediate nonprofit website optimization
    [Websites] B2B Marketers: How To Avoid Scaring Away Website Visitors
    A bounce rate is the percentage of visitors to your website who leave without navigating to any other pages. While it varies by industry, most websites have 30 to 60 percent bounce rates. That means that a large proportion of the traffic coming to your website may be leaving right away and probably never returning. To decrease your bounce rate and improve your site visitors’ experience, here are six things to think about when designing or tweaking your website : 1.
    [Websites] Do you use your website search to help your SEO?
    Not so typically, I also do a lot of website search projects. One reason is that IT people typically run website search while marketers typically manage SEO. But the few clients I work with that do SEO and website search together have discovered the secret I am about to share with you. One of the richest and easiest sources of data is website search. You control your own website search, so no one can take the data away. Organic Search Website Search Google SEO
    [Websites] Is your website search a marketing or an IT function?
    Yes, I am a longtime IT person, but even I will tell you that marketing needs to run your website search, just as marketing probably runs the rest of your website. Now, I know there is a lot of technology involved, and sure, your IT team needs to play a role, just as they do with your website as a whole, but do you let the IT team choose what goes on the home page? But that is probably what they do for the rest of your website, too. Search Marketing IT Website Search
    [Websites] Which Website Metrics Really Matter? (Webinar)
    This webinar, Google and Web Analytics for Marketers: Which Website Metrics REALLY Matter? Alicia Hale, VP of Digital Marketing Services, and Bill Gadless, Co-Founder and President of eMagine will provide in-depth insight into the following four questions: Which website data is relevant to maximizing online marketing impact? How can Google Analytics be used to understand website visitor behavior?
    [Websites] The Calls-to-Action Your Website Needs to Capture and Convert Leads
    Your professional services firm’s website is often the centerpiece of your marketing and business development strategies. And to encourage your firm's website visitors to deepen their engagement with you and move through the buying journey, you need a variety of calls-to-action (CTAs) throughout your site. Now, let’s dive into the types of offers that your professional services firm should consider having on your website to capture and convert leads.
    [Websites] A Website Design Process that Works: How to Get the Professional Services Website You Want
    A professional services firm’s website is one of its most valuable and visible marketing assets. If you build a website that clearly lays out your value proposition and leverages that position to generate high-quality leads, you can dramatically improve your firm’s fortunes. You’ll need three things: 1) the will to make it happen; 2) a talented team to carry it out; and 3) a website design process that will get you to your goal. Why Website Projects Go Wrong.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
    [Websites] Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly? 3 Tools to Help You Prepare for Google's Next Algorithm Update
    It will use mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal -- if your website isn''t mobile-friendly, you could get dinged in the SERPs when someone is searching Google using a mobile device. I''m going to bet good money that you just bounced from that page -- with all the information on the internet, you didn''t need to waste your time on a website with a really poor user experience. Here are 15 examples of great mobile websites.). Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [Websites] How to Get More Leads by Optimizing Your Website Images
    There''s a lot of advice out there on how to get more leads from your website: build an intuitive conversion path , place your form above the fold, make your calls-to-action stand out with contrasting colors, and so on. For this test, I took ten of the slowest-loading landing pages on HubSpot''s website due to the giant image files we used, and used Google Analytics to compile data from one month before AND one month after optimizing the images on these pages.
    [Websites] Are you optimizing your website search?
    I can’t tell you how often I hear the same thing: “Our website search facility is managed by the IT team.” I ask them if their IT team manages their website. ” But they are nonplussed at the prospect of the IT managing their website search. Sure, website search has a technology component, but so does your website and so does your email marketing. You might tell yourself that website search technology should just work.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
    [Websites] How to Build Trust Online: 7 Little Ways to Create a Trustworthy Website
    But before we dive into how it can be used to measure the trustworthiness of your brand or website, let's explore how it works. The data doesn’t offer any definitive answers, but there are plenty of measures you can take right now to maximize the impression of trustworthiness that your website exudes. How to Build Trust Online: 7 Little Ways to Create a Trustworthy Website. Make sure your website visitors know about it. How do you inspire trust on your website?
    [Websites] Industrial Marketing Plan: A 3-Phase Approach
    Visit my website for more content on industrial marketing.]. Content Marketing Industrial Marketing Industrial Websites Website Design & Development content marketing for manufacturers Industrial content marketing Industrial marketing strategy industrial website redesign Search Engine Optimization (SEO As we go deeper into Q4 with the holidays right around the corner, most industrial companies start to think about their industrial marketing plan for next year.
    [Websites] Audit Your Website for SEO
    As SEO has become an entire industry in recent years, search engines such as Google have been communicating what they expect from your website. If you’re a company with a website that sells shoes in a small town and don’t have the infrastructure or resources to ship hundreds of thousands of orders nationwide, do you think that your website should really be ranking higher than,, or
    [Websites] 4 Ways to Marry Your Email Marketing and Website Optimization Strategies
    Closing the data loop and breaking down the organizational divisions between email marketing and website optimization is increasingly common. Here, I’m going to share four ways your website’s optimization strategy can enhance your email marketing efforts, and vice versa! Use Website Data to Validate Email Segmentation. However, the segmentation of your website traffic is often treated as a mutually exclusive effort. Author: Becky Hirsch Do you hear that?
    [Websites] Is Your Website Attracting Clients or Scaring Them Away?
    If you’re not getting a sizable amount of leads online, including from your website , then you’re leaving opportunities on the table. What’s missing is usually a combination of two things: website traffic and credibility. Boosting Your Firm’s Website Traffic. SEE ALSO: How to Find the Best Keywords for Optimizing Your Website Content. of buyers look at a firm's website before making a purchasing decision. Websites
    [Websites] Does Your Business Need a Responsive Website Design?
    If your business has a website, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about responsive design lately. But, what exactly is responsive design and how can it make your website better? Obviously, there’s a lot more to creating a responsive website. The post Does Your Business Need a Responsive Website Design? Design Web Dev Ethan Marcotte Mashery responsive design responsive web design The Onion web design website design website design tips
    [Websites] Google Analytics 101: What Every Small Business Owner Should Know about the Powerful Website Analysis Tool
    Google Analytics is one powerful — and free — website analysis tool that can help you better understand your current and potential customers. It can also help you understand how people are interacting with your company website, where they’re coming from and how often they visit, what parts of your site are capturing their attention and what parts aren’t sparking interest. Select “website.” Enter the website URL.
    [Websites] eMagine Launches New Websites
    eMagine has a large portfolio of website designs, SEO engagements, PPC Campaign Management, Social Media Management and more. Below is a sampling of some new website launches, and the services eMagine provided: New England Oil Company. They recently made the transition to “total energy services” The website relaunch had a strategy in mind – to update their image from small family oil company to a total energy services provider.
    [Websites] Who Provides the Best Website Visitor Tracking?
    Want to Know Who Provides the Best Website Visitor Tracking? In determining who provides the best website visitor tracking, a number of factors must be taken into consideration. Website visitor tracking can provide your business with a number of benefits, including ensuring that you do not miss out on lead opportunities, and gain crucial insight for your sales team. Website visitor tracking is only one aspect of sales and marketing.
    [Websites] 13 Key Website Design and Development Areas to Bring in Business
    Websites are the hub of visibility for professional services firms. And the rise of website traffic can be a key indicator for your firm’s success in raising its visibility and online reputation. A drop in traffic, however, could be a sign that your website may be suffering from a number of common problems. When it comes to website design and development, professional services firms that commit these common lapses hurt their ability to compete and engage its audiences.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Websites] Website Redesign Costs Getting Out of Hand? How to Regain Control
    Everyone has heard stories of website projects that never end, or whose price tag has ended up 10 times the size of the original estimate. Missing meeting times, not responding to emails, or leaving your action items incomplete causes your web design agency to spend more time acting as a personal reminder service instead of getting your website right. Solution : Keep your website project team lean to stay focused and use your project budget efficiently.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015
    [Websites] How to Get a Personalized Assessment of Your Website [Free Tool]
    Back in 2007, we launched a tool called Website Grader. Since then, it's evaluated 4 million websites, helping many businesses identify website optimization opportunities. Websites have changed significantly in terms of design, functionality, and purpose. So, to continue to be helpful, Website Grader needed to change, too. Well, today, we're excited to unveil a redesigned Website Grader capable of assessing websites using modern ranking criteria.
    [Websites] Recent eMagine Website Launches
    eMagine is committed to providing you with educational information about the things we know best – B2B website strategy, SEO, PPC, Design, Engagement, Online Marketing, Social Media and more. From time to time, we’d like to show you some examples of our success, by announcing some of our recent website launches. Below are some websites [.].
    [Websites] Best Website, UX and Mobile Design Guides and Tips of 2011
    Any website element can be creatively designed and optimized, from navigation menus and forms to landing pages and 404 error pages. 35 Inspiring Examples of Websites Using HTML5 by Web Design Ledger. Gisele Muller presents “35 new examples of websites that are also using some new tricks from HTML5,” including Wantlist , Vision18 , Visua Design and Andrew Shanley. 35 must see examples of websites using HTML5 by Web and Designers. Mobile Website Design.
    [Websites] Generate Sales Insight with Website Visitor Tracking
    Interested in finding out more about what your website visitors are thinking and what they want from your content and website? While no one has a crystal ball, website visitor tracking does come fairly close in terms of providing critical insight into your sales prospects. Technology exists to generate sales insight using website visitor tracking tools. Over time, website visitor tracking can also be used to build much higher-quality leads.
    [Websites] 30+ Ideas for Measuring Conversions on a B2B Website
    When we begin a new online marketing program, the evaluation of the conversion actions on the website is one of the first places we turn our focus towards . Believe it or not, more than a few times, we have learned in our first kickoff meeting(s) that that there is little more than a general contact form or relatively untraceable emails and phone numbers on the website. Ideally, conversion metrics can ultimately be tied back to customer and prospect behavior on the website.
    [Websites] How to Nail Down the Perfect Website Navigation
    It takes up just a few pixels, but your main navigation is arguably the most essential and ever-present aspect of your website. What to include as part of your main navigation can be a hotly contested topic inside your organization, and it could mean the difference between a website conversion and a bounce. With all of the pages on your website it can be hard to determine which are important enough to be part of the universal navigation. Order matters in website navigation.
    [Websites] Three Best Practices for Website Design
    Great websites do not happen by accident. As a leading digital marketing agency, we have created many successful websites and have used that experience to create a list of website design best practices. In this post, we will look at 3 of the best practices for website design that will help you reach your online goals. . Website design goes beyond just the aesthetics. One of the best practices for website design is designing for your company’s needs.
    [Websites] Ecommerce Website Design for Different Buying Styles
    Designing and developing an ecommerce website seems pretty straightforward, doesn’t it? This certainly involves a lot more than a straightforward, simple ecommerce website, doesn’t it? There are a lot of people you have to consider when deciding on website features and design. Display the products and prices, provide a shopping cart and payment portals, and you’re done. Or are you?
    [Websites] A Primer on Website Visitor ID and Smart Form Technology for Lead Generation
    There’s a technology available that identifies company and prospect visitors to your websites, landing pages, and forms. There are two classifications of this type of technology: Website ID: Tracking which firms or IP addresses visit your site. Analytics packages do this all the time to measure website performance. Here I can see how people from CDW Computer Centers navigated my website or clicked on email links via my lead nurturing efforts.
    [Websites] 8 Design Rules to Live by to Take Your Website to the Next Level [Infographic]
    Designing a website is a challenge. Here are the eight most important rules to follow to get the very best out of your website. © The post 8 Design Rules to Live by to Take Your Website to the Next Level [Infographic] appeared first on Vertical Response Blog. Design website design Mobile Friendly responsive website redesignEven the pros make mistakes.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
    [Websites] Beyond Responsive Design: How to Optimize Your Website for Mobile Users
    You’re confident that your website and blog will look great on mobile devices and that Google’s algorithm change won’t hurt your search listings. The algorithm change is evidence Google knows it has to surface websites that painlessly get users what they need at the time that they need it. Google doesn't want to send mobile users to websites that provide a frustrating browsing experience -- that would damage Google’s promise to its users to always deliver helpful, relevant content.
    [Websites] SEO: Can Your Website Provider Tell His ALT Tag from His Anchor Text?
    Marketing Soapbox consultant optimization SEO Trust websiteAs a marketing consultant who learned the details about SEO as early as 1998, I’ve observed the birth and the growth of an industry that I’m not sure I like that much. Here’s why. When I learned SEO it was at a time when you had to optimize for six or eight (or more) search engines. It was technical, it was fun, and there was clear information being shared on the Internet about how to do it.
    [Websites] Five Ideas for Getting People to Your Website
    Creating a good website alone is not enough to increase the traffic to your website. According to Google, content is king, so ensure that you provide concise, unique and quality content throughout your website. Getting more traffic to your site involves lots of hard work which cannot be done overnight. A good digital media agency can help you in increasing your site’s traffic by applying the best strategies and practices.
    [Websites] Responsive vs. Mobile Website: Which Is Right for Your Professional Services Firm?
    The number of people using mobile devices to access the web has skyrocketed over the past few years, making it increasingly important for professional services firms to make their websites mobile friendly. And with Google’s recent major announcement that mobile-friendliness will be a search ranking factor starting April 21st, now is the time to invest in a mobile-friendly website. In 2012, Google went on record, stating they prefer responsive website design over mobile sites.
    [Websites] How To Create B2B Website Content That Sells
    " For B2B Internet marketing and websites, the axiom is "content is king." Here are the nine things to keep in mind for killer B2B website content. Educate and offer value - Sure, your website should have information about your products and services. However, most website visitors are not ready to buy from you. Blogging is the most effective online marketing tool - more important than social media or any other part of your website.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
    [Websites] 9 Companies Using Live Website Chat in a Creative Way
    99% of first time website visitors are not ready to buy. While it does make sense for businesses to build sophisticated conversion paths, launch personalized email/website nurturing campaigns and use A/B testing to refine website copy and calls-to-action, the overwhelming majority of businesses are missing a key step in between - simply talking to their visitors. Live chat allows you to pull up a virtual stool and talk to your website visitors at their peak point of interest.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
    [Websites] Want More Traffic to Your Website? Try These 5 Tools & Tips
    Get a bunch great tips on how to better market your website and blog. We ask our audience to submit their websites for us to review. In a recent episode, we mentioned several essential tools and tips that people can use to improve their website and blog. Because we didn't have access to the submitted website's analytics, we used SEMRush to look at traffic trends. These can be potential flags for Google when assessing the quality of a website's content.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013
    [Websites] How to Make Sure Your Website Passes the Dreaded Blink Test
    Visitors judge the value of your website in a matter of seconds. Hours and hours of hard work are distilled into one glance, when they decide whether or not your website is worth their time. This, of course, is what we marketers call "The Blink Test," and it refers to the commonly accepted 3-5 seconds during which a visitor lands on your website, judges it, and decides if they want to stay there and do something, or abandon ship. So, does your website pass the test?
    [Websites] Companies with Bad Websites Need Marketing Automation
    Bad websites need marketing automation even more than good websites do. Better User Experiences with Dynamic Website Engagement. You can take it a step further by using a marketing automation company that also offers a package that gives you the ability to create dynamic website engagements. That means that you could alter what visitors see on your website based off of their location, or how they interact with your site. Don’t give up on your website.
    [Websites] The Pros Dish: Email & Website Design Tips
    Wondering if your website or email design is up to snuff? Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking to spruce up what you’ve already got, here are answers to your most frequently asked email and website design questions: Email Design. I know a lot of people read their email and look at websites on their mobile devices. I already have a website, but it could use some improvement. What are some common mistakes you see on websites?
    [Websites] What Mobile Buyers Are REALLY Doing on Your Website
    Make sure that your website, blog, and any other content you share is just as optimized for mobile. How many times have you shared a website from one device to a sea of social followers on other devices? We are multi-tasking phenoms. During my last trip to the greatest diner on earth , I scanned an article about CRMs between the first and second coffee pour. Midway through my omelet, I got side-tracked by a tweet about Alexander Graham Bell.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016
    [Websites] How to Generate Leads From the Most Popular Pages on Your Website
    From blog posts to landing pages to job postings, your website may be made up of tens, hundreds; even thousands of individual pages. So, how do you figure out which pages on your website get the most traffic? Which pages get the most traffic will vary from website to website. Typically, you'll find that the most-visited pages on a given website include the homepage, the 'About Us' page, the 'Contact Us' page.
  • ACT-ON  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016
    [Websites] B2B Ad Retargeting: Re-engage Website Visitors without Breaking the Budget
    So, if you’re a B2B marketer looking for a way to re-engage with visitors after they leave your website, you may want to consider ad retargeting. Retargeting displays your ads on websites that your prospects visit around the internet after they’ve left your website. With retargeting, ads are seen by people who have already shown an interest by visiting your website. When she clicks through to your website, she finds other helpful information.
    [Websites] How to Strike While the Iron is Hot with Your Website Visitors
    Let’s explore some real-life examples of three ways you can make the most of every website visitor (opportunity) you get. How many times have you visited a website and wanted to download a cool resource, or sign up for a free trial of a service only to be greeted with a form that had more fields on it than a college application? Are you committing form faux pas on your own website? How can you incorporate this into the user experience on your website?
    [Websites] How to Improve Your Website Experience: 10 User Testing Tools to Try
    So what makes your website any different? Your website should be viewed as a constant work in progress. So to get you started on the path of continuous improvement, we've collected a list of helpful user testing tools and resources that will have you analyzing your website in an entirely new way. CrazyEgg is a heat mapping software that enables users to gain a better understanding of how visitors are interacting with their website.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
    [Websites] Nostalgia Ahead! What Your 20 Favorite Websites Used to Look Like #TBT
    Using the Wayback Machine , I can see what my favorite websites looked like two years ago, four years ago, or even 16 years ago. (My, It''s nice to see the humble beginnings of very successful websites today -- especially when you''re in the middle of planning a website redesign and need a little confidence. So without further ado, I''d like to present you with 20 of my favorite websites, but way back in their early days: 1) Google. I just picked up a new hobby.
  • NUSPARK  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
    [Websites] How Did That Banner Ad Get To Your Website?
    If you’re a novice in the online advertising world and ever wondered how that banner ad showed up on the website you are looking at, I have written a new eBook on how online advertising works, how to plan campaigns, how to target and retarget, how to measure and more. It’s a better user experience because website visitors will only see relevant ads, and that increases click rate and awareness. You open up a website.
  • EMAGINE B2B BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015
    [Websites] 7 Warning Signs Your Website Is In Serious Trouble
    With over a billion websites on the web, it’s no secret that building and maintaining a phenomenal website that keeps your users coming back is as easy as it looks. While your website visitors may not be able to tell you exactly what kept them on your site, they can (and will) tell you exactly what you did wrong to make them leave. It’s no surprise that users favor websites that actually work. A great website is developed and designed with the user in mind.
    [Websites] Fluency of Culture, Not Language, Is Key to Winning Big in Global Online Markets
    This company was making the right moves in these markets, but fell short in one key respect—its Arabic website’s “share to Facebook” functionality was pushing English-language product content to Facebook friends, creating a serious linguistic disconnect between the brand, its evangelistic fans, and their friends. Korean websites often feature more text and details in their promotional imagery than is custom in Western markets. Guest post by Charles Whiteman.
    [Websites] Your Website is the Hub of Your Firm’s Online Presence
    A couple of months ago, I wrote about how an AEC firm’s new website is one of its most important building projects. Today we’re going to explore exactly how your website is connected to the rest of your marketing initiatives. You can choose to build a great looking website that appeals to your audiences, but wouldn’t it be nice if your website also brought in qualified leads? Why are you building a new website? A/E/C Websites
    [Websites] How to Choose the Right Domain Name and Extension for Your Website
    Now you’re planning a website that’ll have your potential customers'' mouths watering and distributors lining up around the corner. So how do you ensure your website is represented by the best possible domain name and extension? Before 1984, when University of Wisconsin technicians developed a name server , there were no domain names, only numbers like [link] to designate a website address. Think of a website address. Any website address.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
    [Websites] 14 of the Best College Websites (And Why They're So Awesome)
    Think about the average college's website for a second. This website needs to attract and inform current and prospective students, their families, alumni, professors, and donors. There are quite a few schools with beautiful, helpful, and intuitive websites -- you just have to know where to look. college websites below. 14 of the Best College Websites. The website was designed by the communications firm Frause. Which college websites are your favorites?
    [Websites] 5 Great Mobile Website And App Examples
    The post 5 Great Mobile Website And App Examples appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Irish Spring – Signature marketing campaign Last year, Colgate-Palmolive subsidiary Irish Spring launched a campaign for it’s new body wash. Unfortunately, they were launching their ‘signature for men’ bodywash range into a low interest, high competition market to compete with other well established brands, therefore they needed a campaign that not only spoke to their […].
  • FATHOM  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Websites] Your Website’s Four Most Important Pages
    Businesses have long operated under the assumption that their homepage is their website’s most important page. What happens next is that the website takes on the traits of a deceivingly wrapped birthday present: It might be wrapped in pretty packaging, but its inside contains only minimal value. However, it’s important to note that website behavior has changed dramatically over the years. For many B2B websites, the most viewed page is decreasingly becoming the home page.
    [Websites] The 4 Crucial Elements For A Successful Website Project
    When embarking on your next website design project, it’s vital to take the time to think about and discuss what your site’s visitors are likely to want from it, as well as what you want from them. User Experience : at the most basic level, a website’s user experience (UX) is the art and science of making a site as easy to use as possible for its intended audiences. Choosing the right web designer can ensure your website never endures the common symptoms of UX failure.
    [Websites] How to Unlock the Lead Generation Power of Your B2B Website
    Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer Not generating enough leads on your website? If you read a lot about B2B marketing like I enjoy doing, you would think that every company is generating leads from their websites , filling their sales pipeline to the point of bursting, breaking sales records and growing fast. To get to that level of sales and marketing nirvana , a lot of things must happen before your prospects find your website.
    [Websites] Redesigning Your Website? Why You Need to Think About SEO From the Start
    The following is an excerpt from 10 SEO Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Website Redesign. The glitz, the glam, the glorious design elements that make your website look like a million bucks. When contemplating a website redesign, it’s easy to focus only on those features that are appealing to the eye. Unfortunately, redesigning a website isn’t simply an exercise in aesthetics. Website Redesign & SEO: Your Major Action Items.
    [Websites] The 4 Most Important Pages on Your Website (& How to Optimize Them)
    Some of the pages on your website are more important than others. Okay, many of you probably find that fairly obvious -- but I''m surprised how few people actually apply this knowledge to their websites to improve conversions. Every website is different, bu generally speaking, here are the four most important (and most-visited) pages on a website: Home Page. Regardless of your most-visited pages or even the nature of your website, you can create more engaged users.
    [Websites] Why Videos Make Your Website More Personal
    Most B2B marketers will tell you that a visitor searching on their website for a product or service is not the same as the person who is in a brick and mortar store, sopping for shoes. But, isn’t the person who is visiting your site also shoe shopping after work? Visitors want a personal experience [.]. Social Media YouTube
    [Websites] Should I Remove Offer Content from My Website During a Campaign?
    A client asks: “If we’re planning on using a particular white paper as part of a lead generation campaign, or even for lead nurturing , is it a good idea to remove that same content asset from our main Website? First of all, I’m assuming that the content hosted on your Website is gated, that is, available only behind a registration form. There’s little reason to make your Website less content-rich in deference to the few visitors that don’t do what they’re told no matter what.
    [Websites] 5 Things To Consider When Writing Content For Your Website
    Your website’s purpose is to educate the user on what you can offer them, and convert them into customers, right? In order to do that effectively, your website’s content needs to be designed in a way that it works as an extra sales person. Here are 5 things to consider when writing content for your website: Tone: Too many websites are all about ‘the company’, when in fact your website should be focused on the user, their needs and how you can solve their problems.
    [Websites] Personalize Your Website to Convince and Convert
    Personalize your website with the use of dynamic content to make a tremendous difference in your conversion rates. As the world of online marketing has grown increasingly competitive, it is no longer enough to simply update your website with new content. By moving visitors to conversion faster with a personalized website, you can significantly reduce the sales cycle. Benefits of Personalized Website Content. Getting Started with Personalized Website Content.
    [Websites] Mobile App vs Mobile Website? What’s better for you? 14 decision makers
    So, if you want to know what’s better for your business: Mobile App or Mobile Website? 84% use mobile websites; 78% mobile search; 76% mobile apps and 75% mobile display ads (ANA). 59% of mobile websites are launched without testing or optimization (Source: Marketing Sherpa ). Mobile App or Mobile Website? MOBILE WEBSITES. REACH PEOPLE FROM SEARCH: If you want your business to be found through a mobile search query, a mobile website is the way to go.
    [Websites] How To Create A Website Your Clients Will Love
    Because we use this blog to educate our viewers on these various industries, below are a few examples of our recent website launches to show you what your business could look like online and how you can create a website your clients will love. View our large portfolio of website designs and contact us today for a free website evaluation! We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again… Your online presence is your most visible face.
    [Websites] How Strong Is Your Site? Learn From 9 Big Brands With High-Performing Websites
    According to Internet Live Stats , there are over one billion websites in the entire world. With so many websites in existence, what makes the good ones stand out? But there are actually quite a few other things to consider when judging the success of a website. When we built Website Grader , a tool to assess the effectiveness of a website, we judged websites on the following key factors: Performance: How fast does your page load?
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