How Do I Choose Content for Conversion Funnels in B2B-Marketing

Converting a website visitor into a satisfied customer poses a significant challenge. Conversion funnels are pivotal in guiding buyers through the B2B landscape, leading them from awareness to decision-making.

A crucial dilemma that marketers face is determining the most suitable content for every stage of the journey.

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Where do I begin?

Commence by establishing key milestones and crafting conversion pathways within your funnel, integrating valuable content such as how-tos, ebooks, infographics, subscriptions, trials, and more at each stage. As a pivotal component of the Inbound Marketing strategy, these initiatives create avenues for audience engagement, lead generation, and nurturing prospects through the sales journey, ultimately boosting your website's visibility.

Craft content that addresses buyers' inquiries at each stage of their journey. Provide informative materials that tackle their pain points. Dive into related blog articles to grasp their performance metrics; the more pertinent and enlightening content you offer, the better.

High-quality content plays a significant role in shaping a buyer's decision-making process. How many visitors are landing on your website? Are they lingering or bouncing quickly? Pay attention to the average time readers spend engaging with your content, a fundamental gauge of their interest. Once you comprehend readers' behaviors, you can tailor more refined and engaging content.

Content Ideas for Each Stage of the Conversion Funnel

Not everyone enters the conversion funnel at the very top. Buyers will approach you at all stages depending on where they are in the buyer's journey. Your goal is to create the right conversions for your engagement process so that, no matter where they enter, you'll have quality content to engage prospects at every stage. 

When building a conversion funnel, ask:

  • How will buyers at this particular stage find my business?

  • What type of content do I need to help them advance in the process?

  • How will I know if they have moved within my funnel?

Stage 1 - Awareness

In the Awareness Stage, you identify a buyer persona's pain points and showcase that you speak their language; visitors inform themselves about a problem they may be experiencing. You can establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry, as a go-to person businesses reach out to when facing issues. Your website content will attract visitors who are looking for educational information. 

Content Ideas:

  • Blog Content- Cover industry issues and trends and convey an understanding of your buyers' industry. 

  • Articles- Offer curated content to help buyers find relevant material covering their issues as a business or the industry and environment they are in.

  • Initial Advertisements- Sharing of industry trends and analyst coverage. 

How will you know if your customer has moved from the awareness stage to the consideration stage?

Example: The buyer saw your initial social media post, clicked it, and landed on your pillar page. From here, they can explore your business, what it offers, and, most importantly, how it can help a buyer. 

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Stage 2 - Consideration

The buyer now knows their main problem and seeks information to solve it. During the consideration stage, informing buyers of how your solution can solve their problem is critical. This stage is the evaluation stage, in which your customer is looking at options. Your solution is not the only one a buyer is considering; they're examining each alternative's pros and cons. Take advantage of this opportunity to describe your solution's key benefits and differentiators. 

Showcase your top-performing content. How many people visited your site? How long did a buyer view your content? You may focus more on raising brand awareness than converting visitors into buyers. If so, focus on metrics like social shares and engagement. 

Content Ideas:

  • Blog Post- Cover specific business problems and how your solution addresses them.

  • Google and Social Media- Offer demo sessions or trials and invites to informational webinars. 

  • Guest Blog Posts- Invite expert resources to share unbiased industry information.

  • White Papers- Establish yourself as a top industry leader by publishing primary research. 

  • Ebooks- Offer free downloads that include solution information and competitive differentiators.

  • Customer Reviews- Create reviews that show past customers' success with your solution.

How will you know if a customer has moved from the consideration to the decision-making stage?

Example: The buyer is interested in your product or service and requests a free demo. Buyers often do this for multiple companies. 


Stage 4- Decision Making

The final stage in the buyer's journey is about their actions to proceed with a purchase. At this stage, a buyer has contacted your sales rep, and they have prices, FAQs, and an understanding of what working with your business will look like. In this stage, making the purchasing process as easy as possible, with no headaches, is important. 

Content Ideas:

  • E-learning- Give your buyer an option to learn online and see your product or service used. 

  • Case Studies- Create trust with buyers by showcasing your results and the ease of implementation of your solution. 

  • Testimonials- Show why past customers enjoyed working with your company. Write about their satisfaction with your performance, quality, and business value. 

Consider the buyer's journey when choosing the right content for your conversion funnel. Know what stage your potential buyer is currently at. Understand the buyer persona you are interacting with. Provide materials and tools to nurture them along your conversion funnel. Remember, you are the solution to their problem. So be sure to give your audience all the information they need to make a final buying decision.

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Nicole is a HubSpot Operations Lead. She also works on campaign management for clients. A Pittsburgh native, she is a lover of the outdoors, good food, and taking advantage of every travel opportunity that comes her way.

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