Posts Categorized: Strategy

15 Questions to Ask Your Industrial Website Developer

Making an industrial website is a big investment. Use these questions to hire the right team.

Building an industrial website is like laying a foundation for a home. Your website is the keystone for most of your digital marketing efforts. It’s a resource for both attracting potential customers and adding value for your current customers. You don’t want to take chances when creating one. Since the inception of Industrial Strength Marketing… Read more »

Time to Reignite Your Industrial Brand

Think a brand is just a logo? Think again. Here's what it is and why it's essential for industrials.

I’m only going to say this once — your logo is not your brand. Neither is your “corporate identity system.” If you want to sound smarter when talking to a marketing agency or an in-house design team, it’s best to start recognizing the difference. These things do in fact make up a part of a company’s… Read more »

Web Metrics to Align Industrial Sales and Marketing

For your website to generate quality leads, marketing and sales must be on the same page.

About ten years ago, we (Industrial Strength Marketing) launched a website for a company that manufactures tube sheets used in balance-of-plant heat exchangers. At the time, we didn’t realize that the company’s URL was just one keystroke away from that of a popular adult-entertainment website. (No, we’re not going to say which one.) Within days,… Read more »

How to Fix Onsite E-Commerce Duplicate Content

List products online? It's time to eliminate all that accidentally self-generated duplicate content.

In an earlier post, we explored how e-commerce and online catalog search engine rankings are affected by offsite duplicate content, which is content that is taken from one source and repeated on other domains. This article, in turn, focuses on correcting a content challenge you have more control over — onsite e-commerce duplicate content. Onsite duplicate content… Read more »

E-Commerce Onsite SEO for Product & Product Category Pages

Here's how to optimize your e-commerce site's product and product category pages for SEO.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on November 20, 2013 and has been revised and updated for accuracy. A website that can’t be found with a search engine can’t be viewed by a large number of potential users. In the case of an e-commerce website, that means no products viewed and nothing purchased. One… Read more »

Why Offsite Duplicate Content Is Killing Your E-Commerce SEO

Use manufacturer-supplied content on your site? Offsite duplicate content may be holding you back.

You’ve created an online catalog with the intention of being discoverable online. The manufacturers you represent have all provided you with product descriptions and product data. Your content management system was designed for e-commerce. You did everything right, but yet you’re not getting customers. What’s happening? Duplicate content is happening. Duplicate content can wreak havoc on… Read more »

Google Says Industrials Need Mobile-Friendly Websites

Your customers want you to have a mobile-friendly website. Now Google does, too.

With the growth of mobile searches over the past few years, it has become increasingly important for Google to provide quality search results that are easy to navigate on any mobile device. Earlier this year, Google officially announced it will put more emphasis on a website’s mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal starting today, April 21,… Read more »

3 Industrial E-Commerce Leaders

AmazonSupply, Fastenal, and Grainger make billions online. What do they know that you don't?

Industrial e-commerce is growing exponentially. For one, you have the growth of the e-commerce industry, which is backed by industrial facilities such as warehouses and fulfillment centers. The Urban Land Institute projects that 30 percent of all retail shopping will happen online by 2025, which has contributed to a boom in warehouse construction across the… Read more »