Nothing beats calling in search engine professionals. They stay abreast of the developments in search engines and have multiple cases and lots of time to test what works and what doesn't. But there are things you can get into the habit of doing yourself. In this post, we at Usher & Spur would like to share a few good SEO finds with you.
Taking a short break from our 6 B2B SMB problems series, and following on from our posts on getting leads, we take a look at how to build and improve the lead generation forms on your website. We've curated a few articles from some renowned experts in the field and summarized the key points for you.
(6-min read) Continuing our series of blog posts on the six major problems of B2B SMBs that we at Usher & Spur have identified, we look at "People don't know what we do". We get this a lot. And it's a simple one to fix. Because, if people don't understand what it is that you're trying to sell them, you're not telling them in the right way. Read on to find out how to fix this.
(3-min read) At Usher & Spur, we've identified six major problems B2B SMBs have. Over the next few weeks, we'll be covering these problems in no particular order in a series of posts. Today's problem is: "People don't understand why we're better." In other words, they don't understand why they should buy your solution rather than some other company's.
According to this blog post from marketing platform Hubspot, the About Us page is one of the most important pages on your website. With that in mind, it presents 10 real examples and details why they're great. It even ventures that "By the end of this post, showing off your company's greatness won't seem like such a challenging feat." Hmm...
Whether you're developing your idea into a product (or making your product better, or switching to a different platform), or developing a new way to sell your product (re-designing your website, or deciding between an e-book or a video), the Nielsen-Norman Group recommends focusing on outcomes rather than outputs. So do Usher & Spur.
Your website is the communications hub for your company. Customers, both existing and prospective, but also employees, both current and potential, investors, the media, and other interested parties, come to find the information they need. Yet, building or redesigning a website is often thought of in terms of how you can get the information out there.
Usability gurus The Nielsen Norman Group produced this great article based on their usability research. They take actual users to test hundreds of websites with different configurations to figure out what layouts, features and content work best.