Marketing education series optimizing websites for results 10 00 am 1 00 pm 3 00 pm
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 30

MARKETING EDUCATION SERIES Optimizing Websites for Results 10:00 AM | 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 95 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

MARKETING EDUCATION SERIES Optimizing Websites for Results 10:00 AM | 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM. David Warren VP Digital Media PennWell. Objective and Scope Of this Talk. Objective: To help you (marketers) make the most effective use of your websites and deliver desired outcomes

Download Presentation

MARKETING EDUCATION SERIES Optimizing Websites for Results 10:00 AM | 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Marketing education series optimizing websites for results 10 00 am 1 00 pm 3 00 pm

MARKETING EDUCATION SERIESOptimizing Websites for Results10:00 AM | 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM

David Warren

VP Digital Media

PennWell


Objective and scope of this talk

Objective and Scope Of this Talk

  • Objective: To help you (marketers) make the most effective use of your websites and deliver desired outcomes

  • Scope: On-site optimization is the realm we are exploring

    • Not social, SEM, SEO (much), advertising, etc.


B2b marketers are investing in websites

B2B Marketers are Investing in Websites


Your website is your marketing hub

Your Website is Your Marketing Hub

Graphic source: Circle S Studios


Top 15 tips for website optimization

Top 15 Tips for Website Optimization

  • Prioritize goals and align with marketing strategy

  • Establish KPI’s and review & report processes

  • Analyze and fix bounces & abandonment

  • Measure and improve conversion rates

  • Develop a content strategy

  • Map content to customer lifecycle

  • Do a content audit

  • Operate a company blog

  • Do the SEO basics well

  • Also spend time on technical SEO

  • Improve usability through user feedback sessions

  • Make your pages fast

  • Use automated testing tools to pptimize the key points

  • Optimize for mobile with responsive or adaptive design

  • Use a style guide


1 be clear on what you are trying to achieve

1.Be clear on what you are trying to achieve

Prioritize and align with your firm’s marketing strategy


Marketing education series optimizing websites for results 10 00 am 1 00 pm 3 00 pm

2. Set Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Reach (Unique visitors)

  • Engagement (ToS, Visit Depth)

  • Revisit Rate

  • Repurchase rate

  • Conversion Rates

  • Lead Generation Rates

  • E-commerceSales

  • Attributable Sales

  • Average Order Size

  • Leads Generated

Establish a regular site reporting and review process


3 spend quality time with your web analytics tool on these metrics

3. Spend Quality Time with your Web Analytics Tool on these Metrics:

  • Bounce Rate

    • Helps you identify campaigns where you might be targeting the wrong people, have ineffective landing pages, or even technical problems.

  • Abandonment in checkout or registration paths

    • Fix the holes in your funnel!


4 focus on improving conversions

4. Focus on Improving Conversions

  • Definitions:

    • Commonly used: The % web site visitors who take a specific action

    • How we measure it: The web site visits that result in a desired action as a % of the visits that could have resulted in that action

  • Types of conversions

    • Conversions to leads

    • “Soft” or attributable conversions

    • Downloads or views of particular materials


4 steps to maximize conversion rates

4. Steps to Maximize Conversion Rates

  • Use dedicated landing pages customized to each campaign

  • Fix the holes in your funnel! Measure and improve on an ongoing basis.

  • Anticipate and answer visitor concerns throughout the conversion process

    • Offer clear guarantees for products and privacy

    • Utilize “social proof” such as testimonials

    • Establish credibility by displaying trust seals

  • Don’t make the user think – it should be easy to do

    • Avoid multiple calls to action

    • Use lots of product images

    • Declutter, use lots of whitespace


How well will this site convert

How Well Will this Site Convert?


How well will this site convert1

How Well Will this Site Convert?


How well will this site convert2

How Well Will this Site Convert?


How well will this site convert3

How Well Will this Site Convert?


How well will this site convert4

How Well Will this Site Convert?


5 develop a content strategy

5. Develop a Content Strategy


6 map content to the customer lifecycle

6. Map Content to the Customer Lifecycle


7 start with a simple content audit

7. Start With a Simple Content Audit


8 operate a company blog

8. Operate a Company Blog

The average company that blogs has:


9 optimize for seo do the basics

9. Optimize for SEO, do the Basics

  • Put real effort into keyword choices and analysis. Keywords tie back to and inform content strategy

  • Making your content easily shareable to build links

  • Setup and use Google Webmaster Tools

  • Review sites that rank higher on key search terms and adapt

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/12-basic-on-site-seo-tactics-for-optimized-results/5966/


10 optimize for seo cover the technical basics

10. Optimize for SEO, Cover the Technical Basics

  • The page title tag, it’s #1 for a reason

  • H1 and H2 text

  • Keyword density and location in body text

  • Meta description & keywords

  • URL structure and length

  • Image title and Alt tags

  • Internal link structure

  • Create XML site map

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/12-basic-on-site-seo-tactics-for-optimized-results/5966/


11 get direct user feedback to improve usability

11. Get Direct User Feedback to Improve Usability

  • Don’t be afraid to grab a few people from accounting or HR to help you test, although ideally it would be from your target user group

  • Keep the tests simple, its fine just to give them a few tasks and watch over their shoulders

  • You can learn a lot from just 5 people on a given scenario, 10 users will typically give you 90% of what you need to know

  • Use online tools such as usertesting.com


12 improve page load speed

12. Improve Page Load Speed

Nearly 60% of users will abandon if they have to wait more than 3 seconds

  • Optimize your images

  • Optimize your HTML

  • Reduce the # of requests

  • Use text instead of images where feasible

  • Use a CDN (Content Delivery Network such as Akamai or Limelight

  • Use caching features of your CMS

  • Look for 404 and other errors in your analytics tool and fix

http://www.slideshare.net/dnnsoftware/10-website-optimization-tips-26285665


13 test test test

13. Test, Test, Test

  • Use automated tools to test offers images, calls to action, and any other web site variable

  • It’s possible to very easily do A/B and multivariate testing with only a few hours work

  • Ideal for key conversion points

  • Examples of testing tools are Adobe Test & Target, Google Web Site Optimizer, Maxymiser and Optimizely


14 optimize for mobile with responsive adaptive design

14. Optimize for Mobile with Responsive / Adaptive Design


15 create a style guide

15. Create a Style Guide

  • Ensures a consistent brand image throughout your web site(s).

  • Explains the proper visual usage of a company’s logo, colors, fonts and tagline etc.

  • Provides instructions on the companies “tone of voice”, brand colors, typography, logo treatment, etc.


Summary top 15 tips for website optimization

Summary: Top 15 Tips for Website Optimization

  • Prioritize goals and align with marketing strategy

  • Establish KPI’s and review & report processes

  • Analyze and fix bounces & abandonment

  • Measure and improve conversion rates

  • Develop a content strategy

  • Map content to customer lifecycle

  • Do a content audit

  • Operate a company blog

  • Do the SEO basics well

  • Also spend time on technical SEO

  • Improve usability through user feedback sessions

  • Make your pages fast

  • Use automated testing tools to pptimize the key points

  • Optimize for mobile with responsive or adaptive design

  • Use a style guide


Thanks for your time and attention

Thanks for your time and attention!

David Warren

VP Digital Media

PennWell

Connect with me on Twitter or LinkedIn:

@davidlwarren

http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidlwarren

[email protected]

Questions?


Bonus lead generation

Bonus: Lead Generation

  • Some newer lead gen technologies that enable you to observe "anonymous" visitors to your site (Visistat, Demandbase, using reverse IP lookup and other), perfect fodder for an inside rep to call and qualify

  • Lead gen follow up processes, integrations into CRM.

  • Forms tools such as WuFoo, Extreme Forms

  • Lead nurturing with tools from Act-On, Marketo


Marketing education series optimizing websites for results 10 00 am 1 00 pm 3 00 pm

MARKETING EDUCATION SERIESUsing Social Media to Promote your Tradeshow Presence10:00 AM | 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM

Carrie Gardenhire

Director of Digital Marketing

PennWell


  • Login