We have heard this complaint many times before, that a website receives a lot of traffic, but that the leads/sales are lacking. The traffic figure can look good in a board report but it is meaningless if you are not attracting the right users and converting them.
Our focus as an agency is on delivering tangible impact, not just traffic growth. When a potential client comes to us with this challenge, we have a clear process that we follow:
We can’t do anything until we get to know your business, we need to understand what you do, who your clients are and what the purpose of the website is within the overall business strategy. This is a great opportunity to get under the skin of the website and to understand from a business perspective what is expected of the site. Through this discovery, we would delve into the content of the website and to understand who it is targeted at e.g. is there a big support section that is for current customers etc.
By getting to grips with this, when we start to audit the website traffic we will be able to segment any traffic that is not there to convert - this will give us a better indication of the conversion rate for the website.
Analytics & tracking review
With our team having a better understanding of the website, our next step is to get into the data, this may be Google Analytics or it may be any other web tracking software you are using. We will also use our own tools of choice to look at keyword rankings, market share analysis and search visibility. If online ads are being run, we will request access to review these accounts as well.
This will help us to see where the traffic is coming from and where on the website it is landing. We can then start to get a clear picture of the different types of user and what journey they take on the website.
Our team will then start to delve into the design of the website, to understand how users will navigate it and whether the website is actually driving them to do the actions you are aiming for. A UX review can take many forms from a more basic internal review to us recruiting testers all the way through to biometric testing. We will advise what we feel is required for your website and your goals.
From the UX review, we would put together an overall report looking at how users interact with the website, what the opportunities are and the priority to take these actions. The actions could range from a small tweak the way a form is physically positioned or to how it is titled and the fields it requests, through to a design overhaul. Getting the conversion optimisation right for your website should be number one priority before looking at driving more traffic, as this is wasted effort if the website or landing page is letting you down.
From conducting our full discovery phase we will be able to advise your business of our suggested next steps. This advice will be based on data, research, expertise and our human approach to ensure we are looking at the opportunity objectively and in line with your organisation objectives. Our mission is to deliver tangible impact, therefore we will ensure we are advising of the priority for change to ensure your business will feel the biggest impact from our work. We will be working towards achieving your Sweet Spot, the point in which your brand, technology and marketing harmonise to ensure the best opportunity for conversion.
At this stage, we will present you with our costs to take this project forward and we will manage expectations regarding timescale and likely results. If this sounds like a process your business needs to go through, then please get in touch today!
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We have been delighted with the expertise and insight the Reflect team have brought to this ongoing campaign. Their ability to understand our market proposition and translate it into an effective campaign has delivered tangible results and considerable ROI. We, therefore, look forward to continuing to work with them to support our digital strategy as Egress enters a particularly exciting period of growth and global expansion. We are really pleased the hard work of the SEO team at Reflect is being recognised with the Drum Search Awards nomination
"We contacted Reflect late last year, in desperation, having been utterly failed by another company (a very long story - but the project spanned over a number of years and we did not have an operational website as a result, only a large bill). After a bit of research I found Reflect, who are local to us in Maidstone. The communication was clear and efficient from start to finish and they really did listen to what we were after in terms of styling and functionality.
They do not simply provide you with a template solution but custom build a website to your needs. What also really made a difference for us is that any fixes and edits were included in the fixed price package we had agreed at the start, so there were no surprises in relation to the cost. I am very picky in relation to styling - and the fact that we picked their first proposal for the overall "look" and required very little edits to it thereafter, shows how they actually listen to your needs upon initial consultation. Scoop (the content management system) is user friendly and allows us to manage our own content - giving us a great degree of independence of adding to/editing the website.
The end result is therefore not only beautiful but also functional and well structured for our two key client groups. I would definitely recommend them, lovely and easy to reach team. Special thanks goes to Danielle, who was extremely patient in addressing my countless queries along the way (and Harry the office dog, who accompanied us with his enthusiastic presence in the meetings!)"