When people come to your website, oftentimes the first page they land on and see is your homepage. With 63% of marketers saying generating leads is one of their top challenges, you most definitely want to capitalize on this, one of the highest viewed pages of your site. Trying to determine what to include on the page can be overwhelming though. What should it say? What kind of features should it include?
With video marketing on the rise, coming up with a catchy and attractive video can be a huge challenge for those who lack the time (and money). That's where the beauty of Facebook Live comes in. Making its debut in 2016, the service has enabled users to make videos that stream live using only a minimum of your smartphone's camera to capture it. But as intimidating as streaming live might be, there is a variety of brand-boosting benefits to using the service that will only make you seem more trustworthy and credible as a company.
As a highly visual person, Instagram is by far my favorite social media platform. I make sure to keep my feed stocked full of things that will inspire me. Between all the fantastic artists, letterers, designers, and photographers putting their work out there daily, Instagram is an endless well of creative inspiration!
So, I have to admit, it took me until 2016 to get into marketing podcasts. Fortunately, since I only listen when I’m on the elliptical, this is one New Year’s resolution (along with my gym time) that didn’t die the third week of January -- double bonus! Growing up an athlete, I knew in order to be one of the best, I had to put in the work. This meant extra practices, turning one side of our garage into a batting cage, and working out my key muscle groups every day.
There’s one page that usually draws most of the attention from stakeholders during a redesign -- your homepage, but what if I told you, you should put most of your focus on another area? Your landing pages.
Your services page is one of the most critical pages on your website whose purpose is to not only reveal what you offer but how your company stands out from the rest. It starts with the messaging. Based upon the service you have; you need to figure out the best way to explain it. This could be through short sentences, long paragraphs, bullet point sections, or video.
Over the last few years, original content has become the cornerstone of successful marketing campaigns, from household names to niche businesses. Heck, we’re creating more than ever! It’s not too much of a stretch to see why - people crave originality and hate being sold to. Once the internet became a thing, the amount of effort required to reuse content dropped significantly and it gave birth to the repost. With Pinterest, Tumblr, Buzzfeed, and more growing almost entirely out of sharing others’ content, it’s getting harder and harder to find original content in the mix.
Everyone's got some sort of profile these days. On Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram... With these templated formats, it's easy to create a presence and grab someone's attention around the web, but when it comes to a professional company profile on your own website, it can be a bit tougher.