Web Metrics to Align Industrial Sales and Marketing

For your website to generate quality leads, marketing and sales must be on the same page.

About ten years ago, we (Industrial Strength Marketing) launched a website for a company that manufactures tube sheets used in balance-of-plant heat exchangers. At the time, we didn’t realize that the company’s URL was just one keystroke away from that of a popular adult-entertainment website. (No, we’re not going to say which one.) Within days,… Read more »

Marketing United: The State of Digital Marketing

A compilation of our favorite insights from Emma's Marketing United conference in Nashville.

From April 29 to May 1 this year, marketers from every industry gathered in Nashville, Tennessee to attend Marketing United, a conference hosted by email marketing innovator Emma. Conference sessions covered nearly every aspect of digital marketing — from SEO to branding — and included speakers from brands such as Warby Parker, Life Is Good, Garden… Read more »

The Roots of Industrial Chic

Some of today's hippest real estate is industrial. Let's take a moment to acknowledge its history.

Stemming from efficiency and safety, industrial architecture has always been functional, only recently becoming iconic. Once forgotten or abandoned, factories and warehouse are now finding new life as industrial spaces have become in-demand locations for modern dwellings and events. But as popular as “industrial chic” may be today, this trend began years ago. Today, the… Read more »

How to Fix Onsite E-Commerce Duplicate Content

List products online? It's time to eliminate all that accidentally self-generated duplicate content.

Earlier this month, we explored how e-commerce and online catalog search engine rankings are affected by offsite duplicate content, which is content that is taken from one source and repeated on other domains. This article, in turn, focuses on correcting a content challenge you have more control over — onsite e-commerce duplicate content. Onsite duplicate… Read more »

How to Hire More Women in Manufacturing

Manufacturing is behind the times when it comes to employing women. So what can we do about it?

From 1995–2000, I worked for a company that manufactured and distributed high-quality seals and components to OEMs. I’m not going to reveal my exact age, but suffice to say I was in college at the time. It was my first “real” job and also my first experience working in what I would soon learn was… Read more »

Industrial Marketing Superpower Secrets Revealed!

These softwares and strategies are making progressive industrial marketers superhuman.

Faster than a speeding email! More powerful than a search engine! Able to leap the competition in a single inbound! Look up into the cloud! It’s a run of B2B marketing automation and sales intelligence platforms that are enabling industrial marketing and sales professionals to see more, know more, and convert more business than ever… Read more »

E-Commerce Onsite SEO for Product & Product Category Pages

Here's how to optimize your e-commerce site's product and product category pages for SEO.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on November 20, 2013 and has been revised and updated for accuracy. A website that can’t be found with a search engine can’t be viewed by a large number of potential users. In the case of an e-commerce website, that means no products viewed and nothing purchased. With… Read more »