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Understanding the Different Traffic Sources To Your Manufacturing Website

For manufacturers, every website visit means there’s a chance a prospect could evaluate you as a potential supplier, sign up to learn more about your services, or reach out with a request for quote. If you’re taking efforts to grow your brand awareness and generate new traffic, it’s important to understand these different website traffic sources and how to grow each of them.

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2021 SEO Tips For Industrial Distributors

Search engine optimization (SEO) has been around for quite some time, but it has become increasingly important for industrial distributors to adopt as more B2B customers purchase products online. 

Google plans to update its algorithm this year to include a factor called Page Experience. At a minimum, the content on an industrial distributor’s website should be valuable to your readers and easy to navigate. But your loading speed, mobile-friendliness, and visual stability contribute to your page experience too. Now is the time to take essential steps on your website’s health if you want to keep your page rankings high.

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How Manufacturers Can Prepare For The Upcoming Google Algorithm Changes

Recently, Google announced that it will be updating the factors it reviews when determining which websites show up first when buyers search the web for their desired products or services. This means that manufacturers, like all other businesses, could see their rankings change relative to those of their competitors as these changes roll out in June 2021. 

To help you understand and prepare to address these changes in order to maintain or improve your search rankings in Google’s search results, let’s take a look at a few of the finer details around this change.

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Top 5 SEO Examples For Manufacturers

Maintaining a helpful, informative website is critical for reaching your targeted audience and positioning yourself as a leader in your industry. But if your website is out of date or isn’t properly optimized for end users, you’re likely missing out on a lot of valuable lead opportunities and repeat business.

Thomas connects buyers, engineers, and MRO professionals to more than 500,000 North American manufacturers daily — and we’ve created thousands of lead generating websites for manufacturers so we know a thing or two about the industrial space.

According to Pew Research & Merit, millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, with 73% involved in purchasing products or services for their companies. Why does this matter to manufacturers? Millennials’ involvement in purchasing decisions will continue to grow as they age, and because they are digitally native, they’re doing business online. The strategies you invest in today to maintain your website will either make or break your next new business deal.

To ensure your website stands out from your competitors, and helps you pull in the leads you need, we’ve gathered our top 5 SEO website examples.

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SEO For CNC Machine Shops

In the crowded marketplace of CNC machine shops, it’s becoming more and more important to stand out on search engines. Ranking on the first page of Google for valuable terms allows a business to bring in new customers, but it’s not always obvious what search engines prefer.

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SEO Vs. SEM Vs. PPC For Manufacturers: What’s The Difference?

The industrial manufacturing sector is constantly seeing new technological innovations and advancements as businesses compete to stay ahead of the competition and at the forefront of their industry. Similarly, digital B2B advertising and marketing practices undergo the same rapid rate of change and advancement. But with so many options and platforms available today, getting started can be daunting — especially if you're new to the industrial marketing world.

Some of the most common questions we field at Thomas involve a slew of acronyms — SEO, SEM, and PPC: What’s the difference between SEO, SEM, and PPC, and what can they do for my company?

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SEO

How To Increase Your SEO Traffic (An 8-Day Planner)

There is no magic bullet or quick fix for good SEO. The algorithms that search engines use to rank sites and pages — Google’s are particularly challenging — constantly change. This negates any possible SEO “hacks” you could try.

The true key to good SEO for manufacturers is a long-term strategy that uses proven best practices but remains flexible as situations change. It doesn't matter if you're well-seasoned in the search engine marketing field or are just wrapping your head around what you need to do to get started, here's what the first few days of a 30 day plan looks like to increase your SEO traffic.

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SEO Best Practices For Environmental Systems Manufacturers

More businesses are turning to online tactics to get their businesses found by more customers — but once you create a strong online presence, how do you continue building the traffic? 

We always suggest beginning with your goals first. What are your marketing goals trying to accomplish? Setting goals ensures you’re maximizing your effectiveness and ensures you can tie them to measurable results. Once you've established clear goals, communicate them with your team, designer, or industrial agency.

For environmental systems manufacturers, today's global pandemic situation presents valuable business opportunities for growth. Here are tips to take your website traffic to the next level and increase your reach to more buyers.

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