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The Roadmap to Getting Consistent Leads Online

You have a great product. You also have a website that talks about how great your product is. So why aren’t the leads coming in consistently?

There are a few key steps to getting more consistent leads, and most of them require fresh and relevant content. This is the best way for potential buyers to find you through the noise of an already saturated online market.

To help you understand better, we’ve created a little analogy. By comparing your landing page to a physical store. What is a landing page? Well let’s get on to the first step then.

1. START – Build a clean and straightforward landing page.

Landing pages serve as a one-stop-shop where you can educate your consumer, sell your service and generate leads at the same time. If you’ve ever seen a webpage with a specific offer (like a quotation, free demo or ebook) that you could access by giving your email address–that, is a landing page.

Landing pages are quick and simple to set up. According to Unbounce’s landing page expert Oli Gardner, a landing page must contain 5 essential things:

  1. Your Unique Selling Proposition
  2. The hero shot (Image/Video)
  3. The benefits of your offering
  4. Proof
  5. A single conversion goal – in other words, your Call-To-Action

Click here for a more detailed description of each element.

2. ATTRACT – Show the benefits of your brand with visual content.

Just like putting up a display on your store, give your visitors something that will catch their eye and peak their interest.

Photos – Place attractive images such as that of a hero shot on your landing page, and other engaging visual content. With a visitor’s short attention span, it’s a lot easier and more efficient to tell a story visually. A great example of images that tell stories are before and after photos, diagrams, progress charts and the like.

Testimonials – A customer’s own great experience will give you a lot more credibility than any self promotion. Put in a bunch of rave reviews of your product or service as it has the power to be that final push for a visitor to pick up the phone or send you that email.

Videos – Videos are one of the most attention-grabbing and persuasive forms of content on the web. They are great for telling stories, introducing a product, and are a good format for testimonials too!

3.ENGAGE – Captivate and educate your visitors with modern and powerful interactive content.

Think of interactive content as having that pleasant salesman in the store. He is there to answer your visitors questions and understand what it is exactly that the customer is looking for. Interactive content comes in the form of quizzes, tests, calculators, interactive infographics and white papers. The beauty of interactive content is that it allows you to educate your prospects and give them information they want, which makes them more likely to engage with you and eventually sign up for your offer.

4. DIRECT – Point the way to your landing page through social media and other inbound marketing efforts.

Social media and inbound marketing are the modern ways of spreading the word and pointing arrows to your shop.

1. Social media – You can start by creating a Google+ Business account, a Facebook fan page, and a Twitter profile. Don’t stress because you can limit the upkeep to less than 5 minutes per day. Have a designer make all of your social profiles to look attractive and professional. Then, begin adding content.

Every time you create a new blog post on your website, add the link to each of your social profiles. There are services out there such as Buffer that allow you to automatically post to your social media accounts. Aside from your blog posts, add 2 updates per day. Post funny photos, relevant quotes, links or articles. Do this even if you don’t have any followers or fans yet. Google checks the overall social presence of your business and factors that into your search ranking.

2. Location-based marketing – Using a free tool like Google+ Business can be very helpful in getting your website and business ‘discovered’ in your local. It allows your business to show up on people’s maps when they search for a business within a specific place. If your physical location matches the zip code of the ‘searcher’, there is a big chance that you will be featured in the top of the search listings.

3. Paid Search – We’re talking about Bing Ads and Google Adwords. Among paid ads, these are the ones that are proven to generate the highest ROI. The process in managing these ad platforms can be tedious and overwhelming, so you might want to consider hiring an external company to do this for you. In the long run, you will save a lot of time and money.

Lastly, we’ll leave you with these facts from SmartInsights.com:

1-4% of landing page visitors convert to leads BUT having RELEVANT and ALTERNATIVE content produces 9% less bounce and 4.5% more leads.

More importantly, 35-65% of alternative content viewers convert.

Now that you are equipped with a fairly simple roadmap to follow, we hope you get started with a lot more confidence. Feel free to print this out or share with your team. We hope to see you at the end of this road with a great big smile and more consistent leads.

Easy steps you can do to get more leads through your own website.

Easy steps you can do to get more leads through your own website.


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Why ROI Calculators are great for B2B companies

ROI calculators is a must-have for all B2B companies

A ROI (Return Of Investment) calculator is a key element when it comes to B2B sales.

As the leading ROI calculator software company we see ROI calculators used in the following situations:

  • ROI calculators help you generate more awareness and visitors
  • ROI calculators generate leads online.
  • ROI calculators support sales reps when communicating face-to-face with potential clients
  • ROI calculators are used as a supporting tool to help guide potential clients through the sales funnel

How an ROI calculator can help you get more traffic and generate more leads

An ROI calculator on your website helps you communicate your selling points for each visitor – using their numbers and input.

We recommend launching calculators as stand alone landing pages and to link to that from your front page and to generate traffic for these from your front page or from ads directly.

By launching calculators as stand alone landing pages you ensure that your customers keep their focus on the calculator. As the calculator is a conversion element on your page you don’t want them to navigate away from that once they’ve started.

Now let’s imagine you’ve launched your calculator as a stand alone landing page on it’s own subdomain. You are now ready to generate leads.

We recommend boosting traffic for your calculator through online advertising – directly from Search engines (such as Google), through social media and perhaps even directly towards selected target companies.

Quite often we see extremely great conversion rate from the following setup: Google Adwords and online calculators are a great mix

Google Adwords and online calculators are a great mix. Google adwords has the following advantages over other traffic sources:

  • With Google adwords creating a campaign and getting it started can be done in just a few hours
  • With Google adwords you can choose to pay per visitor on your website
  • With Google adwords you can add your own text – thereby ensuring that your visitors know what to expect when they land on your page

We’ve seen combining LeadDoubler with Google adwords can boost a new company or department from zero to fully booked in less than 24 hours.

Example

Imagine you want more clients in your technology based company where you sell a device that will help your clients save tons of money and time by automating something.

Your clients might not know that your product exist or that your service allows them to save money after purchasing it.

If that’s the situation – pushing your message through online advertising can make the change for you.

The good news is that marketing might just work for you – the bad news is that you probably need to motivate your potential clients to even click your ad in the first place.

If you setup a google adwords ad as the example below you might just see great results and better conversion rates in just a few hours.

Heatpump calculator Calculate your savings from installing a heatpump! www.yourwebsite.com

Here’s why it is so amazingly effective when combining it with LeadDoubler.

In the ad we tell the user exactly what to expect when they click the ad (Calculate your savings). If the ad then leads to a page with nothing but a calculator – then they’ve got exactly what they asked for in the ad and will thus be well motivated to actually calculate their savings when they enter the calculator.

In the calculator we’ll then ask for their contact information – before or after showing them their calculated results – and will thereby convert some of the visitors into leads.

We see conversion rates up to 20% on our online calculators!

How calculators can support sales reps

During the dialogue between the client and your sales reps a calculator can support the sales reps by:

  • Helping the potential client calculate their own ROI through the calculator running as an app on an iPad
  • Helping the sales rep keep the potential client focussed on the values of your offer
  • Help the sales rep by removing the need for them to know every nitty griddy details of all your services and products

When you’ve created a calculator in LeadDoubler pushing it online through our native iOS app is easily done and allows you to manage what sales reps can use what calculators.

How calculators can help you drive more sales through the sales funnel

When you’re communicating with your clients that located somewhere in your sales funnel – sending them a link to an ROI calculator is an excellent way to force them to look at the full value of your services instead of just focusing on details like price or SLA’s help you get your prospects into the right mindset to move forward and helps you alone by allowing you to send them something that’s not pushy.

You can send them an email like the one below:

Hi xyz

This is Dan from Mark’s. I just wanted to show you our new ROI calculator: LinkToROICalculator.YourDomain.com – you can try it now – or if you want I can give you a call friday 9 am to have a fast chat about it. Can you talk 9 am friday?

Yours

Dan

The email will allow you to talk about something else than the offer itself – and will maybe make the potential client look at your offer with new eyes – after having verified the great ROI your service have for him / her.

How to get started boosting your company

Now that you’ve seen how ROI calcalators can boost your sales – it’s time to get your first calculator online.

See: How to create an ROI calculator in 5 min

You can also get a quote for a calculator or contact us by email: support@leaddoubler.com