Artificial intelligence (AI) is probably already a trusted tool in your marketing department. In a recent survey conducted by Salesforce, 61% of marketers already use some form of AI, and 27% plan to implement it in 2019. The enthusiasm for AI isn’t just because it’s a “shiny new toy”; it’s because AI offers “smarter inbound,” increasing conversion rates through predictive analytics, personalization and much more.
It's time to stop settling for average!
The average conversion rates for B2B websites are tough to come by, because most companies closely guard this information. Figures that are available show that conversion rates are incredibly low, lingering around 2.55%. In that context, a 7% conversion rate might sound downright impressive. That's the average for software/SaaS companies, which often have higher conversion rates because they offer free trials and the like. Yet even with that 7% conversion rate, more than 90% of website visitors are still leaving the site without engaging with the company. Sounds...much less impressive.
Animation. Hero images. Visual randomness. 2019 promises to be an exciting year for web design, as new trends bring a fresh face to the internet. But forget the buzz words and flashy fads--it's important to focus on what comes next within the context of your organization's online marketing strategy and goals. If you're ready for a website refresh, focus on trends that will support greater speed and higher conversion rates,
We’ve all heard and used the adage “client is king”. No matter what sort of business you’re running, you likely understand the sentiment behind that phrase. What the client wants and needs drives the majority of the work you do. So, do you know your client? You probably wouldn’t hesitate to say “yes”. But think about it again. Do youreally know your client? Have you taken the time to research who they are, what their needs are, and how you can best reach them? For start-ups (and all businesses, really), it can be a challenge to designate time and resources toward creating buyer personas. But you should.