Posts Categorized: Web Strategy

How to Get Rid of Ghost Traffic in Google Analytics

Some of your site traffic may be fake. Learn how to remove this illegitimate data from your reporting.

Ghost traffic (or phantom traffic) is fake traffic and data, particularly referrals, that hackers insert into your Google Analytics dashboard in order to get you to visit their (the hackers’) websites. In this article, we’ll look at how Google Analytics works, how hackers exploit it to insert malicious ghost traffic, and what you can do… Read more »

15 Questions to Ask Your Industrial Website Developer

Making an industrial website is a big investment. Use these questions to hire the right team.

Building an industrial website is like laying a foundation for a home. Your website is the keystone for most of your digital marketing efforts. It’s a resource for both attracting potential customers and adding value for your current customers. You don’t want to take chances when creating one. Since the inception of Industrial Strength Marketing… Read more »

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 »

How to Fix Onsite E-Commerce Duplicate Content

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

In an earlier post, 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 content… Read more »

Why Offsite Duplicate Content Is Killing Your E-Commerce SEO

Use manufacturer-supplied content on your site? Offsite duplicate content may be holding you back.

You’ve created an online catalog with the intention of being discoverable online. The manufacturers you represent have all provided you with product descriptions and product data. Your content management system was designed for e-commerce. You did everything right, but yet you’re not getting customers. What’s happening? Duplicate content is happening. Duplicate content can wreak havoc on… Read more »

Google Says Industrials Need Mobile-Friendly Websites

Your customers want you to have a mobile-friendly website. Now Google does, too.

With the growth of mobile searches over the past few years, it has become increasingly important for Google to provide quality search results that are easy to navigate on any mobile device. Earlier this year, Google officially announced it will put more emphasis on a website’s mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal starting today, April 21,… Read more »

3 Industrial E-Commerce Leaders

AmazonSupply, Fastenal, and Grainger make billions online. What do they know that you don't?

Industrial e-commerce is growing exponentially. For one, you have the growth of the e-commerce industry, which is backed by industrial facilities such as warehouses and fulfillment centers. The Urban Land Institute projects that 30 percent of all retail shopping will happen online by 2025, which has contributed to a boom in warehouse construction across the… Read more »

Why Show Industrial Pricing Online?

What's the big deal about pricing on your website? It's the #1 piece of information users want.

Imagine if grocery stores didn’t display pricing. You’d be outraged if Kroger forced you to request a quote on bread and milk. Likewise, it would leave a bad taste in your mouth if an electrician didn’t give you an estimate for rewiring your kitchen. You’d never hire him or her to do the work. That’s… Read more »