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Website Design

What is Growth-Driven Design?

Your website is your biggest marketing asset and is the centerpiece of all your marketing activities. It is often the first place people go when looking for more information on your products or services so it should be where all of your marketing efforts should be driven to.

But traditional web design can be a daunting endeavor; in fact, many industrial companies opt not to upgrade their websites at all because of its complexity.

Thankfully, Growth-Driven Design (GDD) is the answer to traditional web design woes and has significantly changed the website design landscape, allowing for intuitive, efficient design that even novices can navigate with ease and increase conversions.

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Website Design

What Does A 404 Error Mean?

At some point in your web browsing life, you’ve undoubtedly come across a 404 error message. You typed in a URL or clicked a link to take you to a new page but suddenly — gasp “Page Not Found.” 

It’s not uncommon to see these types of errors while you’re surfing the web, but when you find one on your own website, suddenly you’ve got a problem. In this blog post, we’ll go over what a 404 error message means, what it means for your marketing efforts, why websites get them, and what you can do to fix any you may encounter on your industrial website.

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Website Design

A/B Test Example: The Arrow That Increased Form Submissions

Many manufacturers and industrial companies create a website and leave it untouched for months or even years and wonder why it isn't bringing in any high-quality leads. While an online presence is important to have, it is equally important to track your efforts and make continuous updates to your website to see where you can improve. Creating a new website and investing in digital marketing is not a one-and-done approach. But with patience and the right marketing team in place, it can increase lead dramatically. 

Read one to learn how a cold-root rolling manufacturer increased online leads by 75% after implementing a simple design change on their landing page. 

A/B Testing An Arrow

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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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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