New Site Launch: ConductiveCompounds.com

Industrial Traffic is proud to announce the launch of a brand new site that has been in the works for Conductive Compounds, a global supplier of functional inks and coatings for the electronics industry.

When Conductive Compounds approached us and expressed interest in a new site that took advantage of all that 2014 had to offer, we knew it had to be responsive and easy to navigate.  The responsive development was fairly straightforward, but putting together a navigation that made it easy for visitors to digest all of the information on site was slightly more challenging. The end result was an architecture that offers relevant information to every kind of customer, whether they prefer to search for the product they need by their application, their industry, or the specific product category.

Conductive Compounds provides highly technical products to an equally technical audience. With that in mind, we knew that customers would be dealing with a wealth of information. We also knew that the success of Conductive Compounds’ site would rely on being able to intuitively present that information without overwhelming visitors. On top of the site’s responsive design and  clean, easy to read layout — this was accomplished with the development of product comparison and selection tools.

Highlights of Conductive Compounds’ new site include:

  • Fully responsive design, providing a streamlined experience on any device
  • Fresh new design elements
  • Brand new SEO
  • Easy to use product comparison tool
  • Intuitive site architecture
  • Fresh content

The Design

On the design side of the project, our lead designer, Eddie, started out with a style tile. We use “style tiles” as a  tool to help our clients quickly and painlessly wrap their  head around the many design elements at play with a new site. In most cases, the style tile provides a great snapshot of what to expect when everything is said and done with a site’s design. The goal our design team set out to accomplish with ConductiveCompounds.com was to create a clean, corporate, and approachable site. The creative process actively took into consideration the intentions of customers in order to help them take full advantage of the site’s improved architecture.

Conductive Compound’s Style Tyle

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To take a look at the difference between Conductive Compounds’ old website and their new responsive website, check out the video below.


  

The Optimization

As Keith, our Lead SEO expert explains, “This project was an interesting one from an SEO perspective for a few reasons.”

First off, the company didn’t have much visibility in the search engines, and after a quick audit we realized that many of the standard practices for SEO were not being utilized. Simple things like using a dash instead of an underscore in file names, naming images keywords, and naming pages keywords.

In addition, most of the site contained duplicate meta titles and descriptions, which is a big factor for poor rankings. We spruced up the file names, wrote unique titles and descriptions for every page and setup 301 redirects to pass any juice from the old pages to the new ones.

The second problem we encountered was that the site architecture was extremely flat, meaning that every page was on the root without any folders for organizing information into categories. We addressed this by categorizing all the products and organizing them into folders named keywords like,‘dielectric-inks’ or ‘conductive-epoxies’, for example.

 

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How One Industrial Website Got the Boost it Needed

Quite a bit can happen to your web traffic. But sometimes, it’s not always clear what the cause is. It happens when we’ve considered all the changes Google has made, thought about the changes to their “Algorithm”, taken care of a handful of dead links, and adjusted the titles and descriptions. But many times – there’s still some room left on the “idea board”.

Every business with a website has been through it. But before you think I’m going to throw out a bunch of complex industry terms you’re not familiar with, just know this: that’s not the point here.

The last time we ran into this particular problem for a client of ours, it was Phoenix Wire Inc. (PWC). When it came down to it, half of the solution came from paying close attention to data, the other, a good old fashioned realization. It turned out there were two major factors impacting our client’s site. One of them: usability. The other, a trademark dispute — which was a bit more uncommon. Ultimately, addressing both issues helped us increase traffic and conversions by nearly 100%

The end result:

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Usability & Content
Old-school SEO has gone the way of the dinosaurs. With Algorithm updates like Penguin, Panda, and Hummingbird, the focus was shifted away from the black-and-white to a more abstract and complex combination of relevancy, quality, and usability. There’s much more involved than picking the right keywords and cramming them into the page. Instead, Google actively rewards the sites that are relevant and helpful with better rankings. Websites with real answers to real questions that are written for a human to easily read, find, and navigate through will always perform the best.

What we did first: We updated the site with a more modern and user friendly aesthetic.

To begin, we brought the website’s design out of 1999. You might think that this is just a matter of “form” over “function”, but it’s important to realize that the look of your website actively impacts its performance in search engines as well. If someone enters a dated site and has to wonder whether the business is still open or not, there’s a good chance they’ll find a different site that gives them a better first impression. This impacts what is called “bounce rate,” and if it happens a lot to your website – Google’s search algorithm may very well penalize it.

What we did next: We updated content to provide real value

Part of bringing the site out of the last decade was also making sure it appealed to humans, and not just to the search engine “robots”. There’s no point in updating a site’s look if the content isn’t encouraging visitors to stay, and you can’t really game the system anymore with a surplus of keywords. Our solution was to fill the site with helpful content that is easy to read and navigate, while providing the answers that potential customers are really looking for (not just a list of keywords).

Copyright Issues

This stumbling block was a bit more uncommon, but had a very simple solution. Phoenix Wire sells a product that is most commonly referred to by a trademarked name (kind of like “Kleenex”). Because of that we couldn’t directly use that name as a keyword on the site, which had a very real impact on search rankings.

What we did: Made simple content edits and tweaks to make the most of the situation

The Solution to PWC’s problem wasn’t hidden in some obscure report. Nor was it any kind of secret SEO “trick”. It was actually on the back of a generic Ibuprofen bottle, right where  the label reads, “Compare to Advil™.”  When it came to solving the maddening issue of not being able to use the one keyword our client’s web-traffic relied on, using the brand comparatively turned out to be the no-brainer we needed.

How it turned out

With a simple redesign, content adjustments, and a simple solution to our copyright conundrum, PWC’s site benefited on every front.

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With a new approach to content, users spent more time on site, leading to more conversions.

With a new design, users viewed more pages of the site, instead of leaving from the home-page.

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With a new keyword strategy, PWC regained traffic they’d been missing out on.

Whether your website needs a similar treatment or you have a question for our team, feel free to get in touch!
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3DL Industries A Family Tradition

With 30 years of experience in the panel instruments industry, 3DL Industries has the expertise to help you with your needs no matter if you’re a business, OEM or hobbyist. 3DL is committed to finding the right solution for your project the first time. With a drive to provide more for their customers they are on a mission to be your expert when it comes to digital panel meters, data loggers, and or smart display modules. With decades of industry knowledge they are capable of giving you the personal service you are looking for. The team at Industrial Traffic has built 3DL an ecommerce site with a custom product selector so consumers can quickly find what they are looking for. The site is also fully responsive so you have ease of use whether you are on a desktop, tablet or cell phone. The easy checkout and payments service feature helps you quickly and efficiently purchase products from their SSL secured shopping cart. Here at Industrial Traffic we are excited that 3DL Industries has chosen us as their digital marketing agency and we look forward to bringing them more exposure. Check out the site by clicking the image below.

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New Site Launch: TopShelfTattooGallery.com

Hot off the press! Check out our latest web design for a local Tattoo Shop by the name of Top Shelf Tattoo Gallery. The ladies and gents at Top Shelf Tattoo Gallery want their tattoo shop to be unique, so naturally we wanted to help reflect that in their website. With its fully responsive design and parallax scrolling for some cool effects, we’re pumped on the end-result. So check out the Manchester NH Tattoo Parlor that is on the fast track to being the best spot in town for not just tattoos, but piercings, local art, and even special events.

Visit http://www.TopShelfTattooGallery.com or take a look below
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Effective Social Media Always Needs a Strong Strategy

Your message, delivery and design play a key role in your businesses social strategy. Let this Fridays video explain, as we use a day at the office to explain how to successfully market a strong social media strategy.

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At Industrial Traffic Custom Websites are Music to our Ears

Are you sick of the same old songs? The same can be said for websites. We build our websites from the ground up to give each client a unique and identifiable website to market their product or service. Happy Friday everyone!

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Outsourcing SEO and Design Services: You get What You Pay For

We are big supporters of local business. When it comes to web design, development, and SEO we do it all in house. Why? Because it gives you the best result. Whether you’re outsourcing SEO to a family friend or overseas….the local alternative is your best bet. This week’s video demonstrates why. Happy Friday!

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Is your Internet Marketing Data Driven?

For every website, data driven decisions make for the best results. That’s why you need a good data guy. Check out this Friday’s video to see why.

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The Content for Your Website: Like Meat in a Sandwich

Sometimes the best analogies are food analogies…and that’s how we tackle the topic of website content in this week’s video. When it comes to building the best website for your brand or business, good content is just as important as elements like design, development, and SEO. Happy Friday!

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No one watches March Madness at the office right….?

Mike calls in from his vacation to check on the weekly projects as the team try’s to keep up with the latest March Madness games in the office, “quietly”. Happy Friday everyone, enjoy!

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