Posts Categorized: Web Strategy

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 »

Why Show Industrial Pricing Online?

What's the big deal about pricing on your website? It's the #1 piece of information users want.

Imagine if grocery stores didn’t display pricing. You’d be outraged if Kroger forced you to request a quote on bread and milk. Likewise, it would leave a bad taste in your mouth if an electrician didn’t give you an estimate for rewiring your kitchen. You’d never hire him or her to do the work. That’s… Read more »

3 Easy Ways to Speed up Your Website

Hate it when a site loads slowly? Hate it more when your site loads slowly? You need this.

In 2010, Google announced that site speed affects search rankings. If your site loads slowly, it will rank lower in search results. That alone should be enough to get you thinking about speeding up your site. Research by Akamai Technologies, Inc. (2009) reinforces Google’s assertion. Akamai’s study measured users’ patience with site loading. The results… Read more »

Tips for Developing Responsive Websites

A few suggestions and tools to help with responsive web development.

Whether you know it or not, you’ve visited a responsive website in the last week while surfing the wonderful World Wide Web. And even if you don’t know what a responsive website is, you’ve probably heard people throwing around the “responsive” buzzword for some time now. If you need to get up to speed, or… Read more »

Why Manufacturing Day Needed Responsive Design

Using a responsive website to connect with multiple audiences.

Last year, I worked on a marketing campaign to promote Manufacturing Day, which is an annual occasion in October when manufacturers across the United States open their doors and show people in their communities what modern manufacturing really looks like. This year (2014), Manufacturing Day falls on October 3. One of the key projects for… Read more »

Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design for B2Bs

Most of the time, responsive is best for B2B. But sometimes adaptive wins.

There are two main strategies for making a website mobile-ready: adaptive design and responsive design. In most cases, a responsive website will the best fit for B2B businesses. But for those who want to create mobile experiences that are significantly different than those provided by standard desktop websites, or for those who have a client… Read more »

Budgeting for a Responsive Website

By spending a little more, you can reach a lot more customers.

Industrial clients often ask us, “Is a responsive website worth the extra development cost?” We remind them their website isn’t just for them, it’s for their customers — and customers often start the buying process on tablets or smartphones. Note: If you’re unfamiliar with responsive web design and how it works, please check out Don’t… Read more »