Your Web Site Does Not Need More Traffic

Everyone seems to wonder: “How much traffic is my web site getting?” “Am I getting enough hits on my web site?” “How much traffic should I expect from my web site?” What you really need to find out is: Am I getting the right traffic to help my business? Because more traffic does not always equate to more leads, more sales, more calls or however you define as success. How does your web site fit into your business plan? I’m frequently surprised when clients seem to have some random number in their head about the amount of traffic they expect from their web site. It makes more sense to think about what result you’d like to see. Would you like people to call you? Ask for an estimate? Buy a product? Subscribe to your newsletter? Some web site’s are the business: for example, an online retailer. But many small businesses are not directly conducting business via their web site. Rather, […]

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Creating An Effective Call-To-Action in Your Web Site Design

I read an interesting post over at the Marketing Sherpa blog which I wanted to expand upon. The article, B2B Marketing: Calls-to-action and the business buying cycle, discusses four stages of the buying cycle and how to customize a call to action around each. I wanted to give some practical and specific examples of how a small business owner can improve their calls to action on their web site, and how to integrate these calls into your web site design. Why do I need a call to action? First of all, in case you don’t know, a call to action is a place on the web site that is asking for the viewer to do something that shows their interest in your product or service. For example, you might have blog readers subscribe to an RSS feed, or join an email list. You may have viewers download a whitepaper or set-up a free trial of your product. It may be […]

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