As more and more businesses are leveraging the internet to find, attract, convert and retain profitable customers, it’s now very important for your website to speak the language of your target customers.
Ever been to a website that left you wondering;
“What exactly do they do?”
“What exactly are they trying to say?”
“What exactly do they want me to do?”
“Why should I buy from them?”
Unfortunately, many websites make this kind of impression on visitors; no wonder very few people successfully convert visitors into customers.
The Customer Journey to Online Purchase
According to Google, in a recent study ‘The Customer Journey to Online Purchase’;
Marketing channels (such as email, display ads, paid search ads, social, and direct visits to your website) influence the customer at different points in the path to purchase. These channels are divided into two parts;
• Assisting channels: these channels build awareness, consideration, and intent earlier in the customer journey or “purchase funnel.”
• Decision channels: these channels act as the last point of contact prior to a purchaseGuess what? The direct visit to your website falls under the decision channels. As a matter of fact, your website is the last interaction channel your target customers will have before making the purchase!
Online, Content Rules!
Unlike your offline office, your website is your office online and neither you nor anyone of your staff will be present when your target customers come visiting, so you had better make a great first impression!
One of the ways to make a great first impression and hopefully a lasting one, is your content. Content constitutes the major part of your website. Besides the design architecture of your website, everything else is content; words, pictures, videos and audios.
Content is the way you tell the story about your business and how it can help your target customers. Online, content [words, pictures, videos and audios] all make up your sales force. And the greater part of your content are words, so literally, the words on your website will make or break your sale!
So in the end, it all boils down to one thing; are the words on your website focused on your target customers? Or are you busy talking about yourself and how great your company is or how long it has lived or how many branches it has, just as many others do?
The sole purpose of the content on your website is to help you make your target customers take the action you want him/her to take. It could be clicking on ‘buy now’, subscribing, calling, downloading, registering, etc.
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