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Google Algorithm Changes
SEO

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 May 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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Website Design

Industrial Website Design Examples For CNC Machining

According to Thomas’ latest industrial buying habits survey, 73% of those surveyed pay attention to your website. One respondent said, “You MUST have a website. On it, be very clear and detailed about your supply capabilities and lower limits. Include all public contact and social media channels, locations and areas served, your business structure, history, and mission/vision.”

As more manufacturers shift toward traditional growth methods to digital marketing tactics, here are some industrial website design examples to get your CNC machining website geared for more leads.

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Website Design

How To Get More Sales With Optimized Product Webpages

All roads lead to your product pages. They are, arguably, some of the most important pages on your entire site.

You’ve already attracted and educated prospective buyers, you’ve had positive interactions with them — now they’re on your product page, on the verge of transitioning from “prospect” to “customer.” But will your product page, as it is, secure the conversion?

Luckily, as with all things in the digital realm, your product pages can be optimized. There are several best practices for product pages that will help you to increase conversion rates — here are three that you can implement immediately:

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Website Design

6 B2B Ecommerce Website Examples To Help You Sell More In 2021

Today, if you want to sell direct to consumers, you need to create a smooth online user experience that instills feelings of trust in your products and services. For industrial distributors, this means designing their website to include a comprehensive, digital product catalog. Engineers and sourcing professionals expect the websites they do business with to provide the same experience as personal shopping websites like Amazon or Target.

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Website Design

Website Basics For Manufacturers & Industrial Companies [With Examples]

If you're an OEM, industrial distributor, or custom manufacturer, these statements might sound pretty familiar: 

  • "We need to talk to prospects in order to qualify them."
  • "Too much information on my site would give my competitors an advantage."
  • "We get all of our new business from word-of-mouth."
  • "A new website won't help me get new business because my current website doesn't, either." 

It's understandable — it's not easy doing what you do. But if you want to start bringing in more new customers, you may want to rethink your approach. That's because more of your buyers and competitors are doing business digitally. Supplementing your traditional growth methods with an updated website, online presence, and inbound marketing strategy helps out when cold calls and word-of-mouth fall short.

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Website Design

10 Best Industrial Website Design Examples

A great website can be one of your best marketing tools helping to attract prospects, establish trust, capture leads, and ultimately win new business. 

According to a recent industrial survey, there is a 12% increase in website usage by manufacturers and industrial companies to connect with more buyers and customers this year. So in today's digitally connected world, what separates a great website from the rest of the crowd? 

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Website Design

Industrial Distributor Website Examples That Increase Sales

Today, as an industrial distributor, your website needs as much attention as your commitment to your partners. In fact, according to a Thomas industrial survey, 73% of B2B buyers surveyed said they pay attention to a supplier’s website. And as expected, there is a 12% increase in website usage by manufacturers and industrial companies to connect with more buyers and customers.

The industrial distributor industry plays an essential role in the economy. In 2015, they generated $2.5 trillion in revenue in the United States, growing about 1.2% annually. Those who will continue to grow the industry can scale, enhance their digital platforms, and provide a seamless customer experience.

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