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Website Design

The Arrow That Increased Form Submissions By 76%

A cold-root rolling manufacturer wanted to increase leads on their website. A simple arrow made it happen.

The Idea

Our conversion experts came across studies which showed that directional cues are effective at drawing attention to different objects on a page. While these cues can take many forms – arrows, eyes, fingers, etc. – independent research by the folks over at ConversionXL showed that hand-drawn arrows were the most successful.

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Manufacturing Marketing Mistakes
Website Design

The 4 Common Mistakes You’re Making With Your Manufacturing Website

How many websites have you visited in the past year? Probably a lot. Perhaps you searched for travel deals, or hunted for a left-handed can opener, or maybe you were scouting out the competition in your industrial manufacturing space. In any case, consider the amount of time you wasted attempting to navigate sites that weren’t professionally — or sometimes even coherently — designed. Chances are you didn’t bother returning.

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Chatbot Industrial Marketing
Marketing Strategy

What You Need To Know About Chatbots

It’s two in the morning, and there you are, minding your own business, checking out a website and hunting for information. A chat box pops up — bloop! — and asks you if you need help. This surprises you, because you figured you were the only one awake at this hour. Surely their customer support isn’t available now, right?

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Website Design

Does Your Job Shop Really Need A Website?

If you're a 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." 
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