Did you know:
- 71% B2B transaction start with search
- 40% research process completed on mobile
- 57% of decisions made before any sales contact
WHY A B2B WEBSITE MATTERS
- According to Think with Google, most business buyers won’t contact any suppliers “until 57% of the purchase process is complete.”
- 71% of B2B buyers Google spoke with use the internet on a daily basis for their business purchase decisions.
- Over 40% of B2B buyers say they prefer to complete their entire purchase journey on mobile — from research to purchase.
- As B2B demographic's shiftmore (internet savvy) Millennials are making B2B decisions.1
- 90% of B2B researchers who are online use search, averaging 12 searches prior to engaging on a specific brand's site.2
- 67% of purchases for multiple industrial manufacturing and pack-and-ship industries were influenced by digital (website, search).3
- Of these, upto 71% start online research with a product search (for example, retail POS) or generic search - then follow up with a brand.
- Regardless of category, the majority of shoppers who research online considered 2+ brands - so problem-solving content will drive longer engagement.4
- 70% of B2B buyers and researchers are watching videos throughout their path to purchase. Nearly half of these researchers are viewing 30 minutes or more, and almost one in five watch over an hour of content.
- B2B purchasers are almost 50% more likely to buy a product or service when they see personal value - such as a similar problem solving testimony. They are 8x more likely to pay a premium for comparable products and services when personal value is present.
Eight B2B Website Opportunities
Your website becomes your online sales representative, your means of personalising customer problem solving, your online NEW Trade Show. Don't miss an opportunity to engage with your visitors. Here's 8 Tips to implement today:
Tip 1 Websites need to be optimised for small screens
50% of B2B search queries today are made on smartphones so websites need to be mobile and tablet friendly.5
Tip 2 Get involved in your digital communities
Digital communities - where people talk about your product/problem - allow brands to become part of the discussion even if just a brand presence with opportunity to drive website visit.
Tip 3 Control your brand reputation
A B2B website allows you to control your brand reputation in a positive way through testimonies, online-chat, follow-up (subscribe).
Tip 4 Improve customer conversion pathway's
Website measure B2B online behaviour - bounce rate, page views, entry page - delivering opportunity for customer conversion pathway improvement.
Tip 5 Implement a SEM strategy
Including a Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Google AdWords strategy lifts B2B engagement at both a product and brand level.
Add a remarketing campaign to your SEM strategy to help drive leads back to your website.
Tip 6 Ask for the sale
Mutliple Call-To-Actions on every page can capture visitors when they are ready to engage.
Tip 7 Focus messaging on a single proposition
Customise landing pages for every marketing campaign you run and every offer you create.
Tip 8 Respond to visitors actions
Pop-up forms triggered by certain actions or time spent on a page (Once captured can be integrated into CRM and automated email strategy.
1 (Google/Millward Brown Digital, B2B Path to Purchase Study, 2014)
2 Average Searches Conducted Prior to Engagement
3 Boston Consulting Group/Google, U.S
4 By category
5 (Google Internal Data, March 2017) BCG expects that figure to grow to 70% by 2020.2
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