Posts Categorized: Construction Websites

8 Easy Steps to Optimising Your Building Product Images

It’s all to easy too upload your images quickly and forget about them. However, as with all things digital, with a little more effort and some pre-determined info we can get our images to work a great deal harder for us.

Having a process for optimising all your web-bound building product images properly will pay dividends, in our search marketing efforts, in the long run.

This then is our easy to follow, step by step guide to ensuring your images are being optimised for search.

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14 Key Stages of a Product Manufacturer Website Build

The Pauley Creative philosophy on digital marketing strategy is, put simply, that your website should be at the heart of every tactical marketing channel you employ.

We’ve recently been privileged enough to build a number of complex websites for building product manufacturers that have handed control back to the client’s in-house marketing teams.

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Poor User Experience? Don’t upset the Architect

It’s Friday so a bit of a #funtime Friday blog post which is about improving your websites user experience.

User experience (UX) involves a person’s emotions about using a particular product, system or service. User experience highlights the experiential, affective, meaningful and valuable aspects of human-computer interaction and product ownership. Additionally, it includes a person’s perceptions of the practical aspects such as utility, ease of use and efficiency of the system.Read More

5 ways to turn your website into a resource

I recently was involved in a LinkedIn discussion about the value of a website and how much budget should be allocated to a redesign. I asked what the objective of the website was and to which I got the reply ‘no objectives, it’s just a shop window to our business’. My answer was ‘then spend £0’.

A website for any building product manufacturer should never be considered as a shop window. This is the old 1990’s way of thinking about websites, the web has moved on since then and so should you if you still use this phrase. Read More

Has your site been affected by Google algorithm updates?

Over the last 12 – 18 months or so Google has introduced a number of major updates/rollouts to its algorithm all of which are to bring better quality results to its users. By doing so it has to down rank, sometimes eliminate, some sites from its index which are deemed as spammy, contain low quality content or just simply sites which contain content available elsewhere (duplicated content). One of the biggest updates caused sites to be penalised because of unnatural link profiles – if you have been caught with an  unnatural link profile then your webmaster (who ever looks after your website) should have received a notification from Google regarding this and that action is required.Read More

“We’ve just launched our new building products website” Now what?

Most marketers would consider the launch of a new website the end of a successful project and off they move onto the next project or job on the list. For us at Pauley Creative and our clients it’s only the start. This is where the action begins.

After launching a new site it’s perfectly normal to allow for a few weeks to monitor the change over from old site to new site from a visitor level and from Google perspective. Visitors who were regular visitors to the old site are now having to adjust to the new site. New visitors will have never seen the old site so it will be the first time they navigate through your website. Where will they start and where will they end? This is the period where lots of information can be collected on how users behave on the new website.Read More

What makes a good construction products landing page?

When it comes to designing websites you have to understand and make note of how people interact and travel through your website (The user journey). Not all of your website visitors will enter via your homepage and therefore the messages on homepage such as what you do, your positioning statement. your most popular products etc have been completely missed. The page a visitor lands on first is therefore the landing page. A well optimised website will encourage visitors to land on pages which are relevant to their search terms and avoid the need to have to enter via the homepage and then make the visitor work hard to find the relevant content.

If you think about, this means every page on your website is essentially a landing page. But are you treating it as one?Read More

33 Searching Questions to Ask Before Redesigning your Building Products Website

Following on from our post on “Benchmarking Website Performance” we have collated some fantastic questions to help to start kick the process off. If you have any questions about how you might find some of the answers out feel free to ask…

Visitor behaviour:

  1. What questions are new visitors asking in search engines to get to your site?
  2. Are you answering those questions sufficiently within the landing page copy and is there a clear next step for them to take?
  3. How long do visitors stay on your website for?
  4. From which pages within the site do most people exit from and is this page an important page within the user journey?
  5. Which sources are your new visitors coming from?Read More

Benchmarking Website Performance

As a follow on from the popular post ‘5 questions to ask before redesigning your construction company website‘, over the coming weeks and months I’ll be sharing the phases and processes that we take our clients through to deliver their engaging and measurable online experiences.

Looking at benchmarking and auditing to implementation; building the website to driving new traffic and finally, keeping loyal visitors happy and turning them into brand advocates and product referrers.

We’ll explore the challenges facing today’s marketers. Delivering a website that not only qualifies new leads quickly, but builds confidence and credibility encouraging prospects to buy or specify your products over the competition’s.

This post on ‘Benchmarking Website Performance’ is part 1 of our series of posts that highlights how we get the very best results from the web-build projects we undertake.Read More

Overview of the New Social Media Reports in Google Analytics

Wondering exactly what the answers are to these questions:

“How many visits have we had to the website from social media sites?”

“How many of those visits turned into enquiries?”

“How many of the total enquiries were influenced or helped by social sources?”

“What value has social media sites generated via the website?”

Look no further than the new ‘Social Report’ in Google Analytics. The report can be found under ‘Traffic Sources’ tab and then clicking on ‘Social’.Read More