The Three Biggest B2B Website Mistakes
Today’s B2B website is a living, breathing, dynamic marketing asset. Because the website is so important, B2B marketers and business owners really need to ensure that their sites are up to snuff before beginning a social media campaign or developing a content strategy. Avoid these three huge mistakes to help you increase sales.
In the early days of the Internet, web content was an after-thought as the main focus was the printed product brochure. Once the brochure was complete, it was then added to the website, usually in the same format in which it was printed.
On the Home or Products / Services pages of your website you need to state exactly what you offer and how it will benefit people. Yet too often B2B websites are full of gobbledygook language such as, “We’re the leaders in providing scalable integrated digital gizmos for industry verticals.”
One of the first things I look for when talking with a prospective client is whether or not the website is optimized. Usually it’s not and when I point this out, I’m told that they paid a web designer to “throw some keywords in the meta tags.”
Having an abundance of e-books, white papers, webinars, podcasts, video, and so on is good. Yet before you get to the content wealth stage, you need to ensure you have lots of “bread and butter” content including:
- Services / product info – I recommend that for each service or product you offer, you have a page of content describing it – versus cramming everything onto one or two pages. Having more pages also makes it easier to optimize for specific keywords.
- FAQs – Multiple FAQ pages regarding different aspects of your business answers people’s questions as well as draws them to your site via search.
- Case studies / testimonials / client lists – Third-party endorsements help prospects decide whether they should do business with you.
- Articles / e-newsletter / blog – Whether you have all three or just one, this type of content educates site visitors, shows your expertise, and gets passed around via social media.
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