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Upgrade Your LinkedIn Company Page With These 3 Easy Steps

Upgrade Your LinkedIn Company Page With These 3 Easy Steps

Two weeks into the new year and still not seeing any progress on your company page? You may be sitting behind your laptop right now, wondering how in the world you can get out of the “startup” social phase and begin growing and establishing new leads from LinkedIn. According to Top Dog Social Media, 50% of B2B web traffic originates from LinkedIn, making your company page essential for a successful B2B business.

How can I upgrade my company page and see more traffic?

Believe me, you’re not the first to ask, and you won’t be the last. Boosting your company page can seem like a hassle and take months to see results. However, by implementing certain tools, you can start seeing results much earlier. That’s why we’ve created a list of three steps to begin executing today.

Increase visual aids

That’s right, bring on the pictures. Did you know that 90% of information sent to your brain is visual? That’s why we encourage you to post more images, such as infographics. According to Demand Gen Report, infographics can increase web traffic by 12%. Executives from companies have little time to consume media, so quick visual aids can help deliver information along with attracting more viewers.

Posting at the right time

Daily posts at the correct time of day are essential to increasing web traffic, along with attracting engagement. According to research provided by Hubspot, “On average, the best time to post on LinkedIn is between 3 PM and 5 PM CDT on Wednesdays.” Now, does that mean you can only post between those times on that day to become successful? Absolutely not. But you’ll see that this is during the time of day where people are either getting out of work or have a break in their day, giving them time to consume certain media. 

Being consistent with your company page is another crucial aspect of a successful media channel. Try to post three to four times a week and make sure you’re active by engaging with followers on comments, or shares.

Establish Credibility

To initiate web traffic (and maintain it), you need to establish trust with your followers. Give them a reason to follow your company page. 

How can you achieve this? 

Provide your audience with beneficial industry insights. Don’t get me wrong, posting updates, blogs, ‘meet the team’ inquiries are essential to a company page, but adding sharing latest industry news establishes credibility. 

Voilà!

Take a step back and analyze your company page for a minute or two. Ask yourself, “what am I lacking?Or “where are my successes within my page?” Initiating these tools and analyzing your page will benefit you, starting 2020 on a high note!

 

Addison Hesterman is an Account Manager and Marketing Specialist here at SmarkLabs. She graduated from Iowa State University and has a passion for helping businesses grow!

Buyer Enablement – The 3 Step Process

Buyer Enablement – The 3 Step Process

First, let me introduce a key term that can help with navigating your relationship with a current buyer.

Buyer enablement. Sound familiar? No?

GREAT. That’s why you’re here. 

Buyer enablement is achieved when your company provides accurate and efficient information to facilitate a prospective buyer’s decision making. We understand what our client’s needs are, however, implementing a buyer enablement strategy can enhance the purchasing experience and lead to higher conversion rates. Let me break it down in 3 steps… 

1. Identifying your buyer

You may understand the company you’re trying to sell to, but you need to evaluate and understand the person behind the decision making. According to a yearly study performed by TrustRadius, almost 45% of buyers are millennials. As much as it might pain the Boomers and Gen-Xers, try to get in the mindset of your fastest-growing target audience. Defining who your buyer is and understanding their values allows you to accelerate the buying process and convert otherwise lost clients. 

2. Adapting your content

Once you establish who your buyer is, you can better understand their values. Awesome! You’re about halfway there! A study from Think Google shows that 89% of B2B researchers leverage the internet to inform their purchasing decisions. This means you need to provide buyers with precise data on the web. In order to create the most effective content, Gartner lists four principles of buyer enablement:

Relevant: What are some obstacles your buyers face when it comes to making a decision on a Supplier? Eliminating menial barriers can give you an advantage over competitors

Easy: Is the information about your company accessible for an online buyer? B2B buyers spend only 17% of their time meeting with sales representatives

Useful: Is the information provided to the buyer effective? Distribute resources to buyers that can help them make a decision

Credible: Have you established trust with the information provided? Make sure your content is up-to-date with reliable sources

These are key questions to ask yourself to better understand buyer enablement. 

3. “Grease the Buying Process”

How do you make the buying process simple? 

Easy—make the buying process simple. 

It’s very easy as a leader in marketing or sales to want control within the sales cycle. Research from Forrester shows that “60% of buyers would rather not communicate with sales reps as their primary information source.” Now before you think I’m under-appreciating the value of a sales rep, hear me out…

Sales are the backbone of every company. This statistic mentioned above is a breath of fresh air. You can spend less time trying to oversell and more time figuring out how to close the deal!

For content creators, create content with compelling calls to action through multiple media channels. You can also save your sales team time by providing relevant information that answers your buyer’s questions. The goal is to constantly adapt your content and allow the process to flow with the least amount of friction possible. 

Now that you have the tools to enable buyers, go figure out your own unique approach and break the ceiling for your next quarter goals!

Have more questions? Reach out to us! We love helping companies set and reach their goals!