Creating a website is a huge deal – it is putting pieces of yourself and your MSP business online, in the hope of attracting leads and growing your audience. You want to be sure that your MSP website will create the best impression it can possibly create – especially since research has shown that a majority of your online credibility stems from the quality of your website. It is common to assume that the only way to land an appealing and effective MSP site is to hire a professional web designer, but this does not have to be the case.
Don’t get me wrong, website designers are great, but generally, the expertise of some website designers ends with the design and development. Not every website designer focuses on lead generation, conversion paths, and other aspects that play a crucial role in website design. In 2021, these are the aspects that play a major role in a website’s lifespan. Your marketing strategy, conversion optimization strategy, and UX strategy all have an impact on your website, a living, breathing, lead-generating, marketing machine.
What Are Your MSP Website’s Goals?
The majority of Managed Service Providers have basic goals for a website: traffic, leads, and sales. While this is typically the case, many MSPs will use their MSP website as more of a brochure or a catalog, rather than a lead generator. This is why you should have a clear understanding of what you want to achieve with your website. Your goals need to be clearly outlined and communicated throughout the process.
Whether your goals involve generating leads, converting clicks into buyers, building an email list, etc., you will need a website that will enable you to meet those goals. While there are many professional and talented web designers out there waiting to be called upon, many of them only have expertise in graphic design – they do not understand all the key fundamentals of marketing. Your MSP website is one of the most essential marketing tools you will have. If your website is not designed as if it is one of your most essential tools, you have wasted your money and your time.
On the other side of the equation, there are many MSP marketing companies that will turn your website into the functional lead-generating machine that you need it to be. The MSP marketing professional you partner with to transform your website needs to have a strong understanding of the key principles of web marketing for MSPs.
Your Marketing Strategy and Your Website Strategy Should Work Together
An MSP marketing professional can recommend that your marketing strategy and your MSP’s website strategy work closely together. This includes, but is not limited to, determining how your website content should be positioned on your website, the SEO value of your pages, how to improve the user experience, and how to increase conversions.
MSP marketing professionals have internal resources and external relationships that will help support all of the key pieces to your website and marketing strategy. A website designer may not have the resources and relationships that are needed to which is why it’s meet your end goal.
While website designers can build an out-of-the-park website, this is generally where their offerings end. You will likely need support in various areas that a website designer may not be able to support. The areas where support may be lacking can include a marketing strategy for the website design, content generation, and Search Engine Optimization best practices. All of these are essential for lead generation success, so if lead generation is one of your goals, you may find better results by partnering with an MSP marketing professional.
You Don’t Need A Website Designer When You Have A Marketing Professional
An MSP marketing professional will have the resources and marketing experience you need to transform your website design and more. MSP marketing professionals can support your website with their experience in SEO, Google AdWords, Domain Authority, Domain Rating, and more. An MSP marketing professional instead of a website designer can take your website design to a level you may not have thought it could go.
When your website is created with a deeper understanding of marketing, SEO, and content strategy, your MSP website can significantly boost its leads and sales numbers, if those are some of your goals. It is important to make sure the level of support you receive for your MSP website aligns with your business’s overall goals and strategy. If your website does not align with your goals, you may not be able to successfully achieve those goals. This will not be good for anyone.
Focus on what your short-term and long-term objectives are, and allow those objectives to help shape which direction you want your MSP website to take. If you care more about just having an MSP website that is shiny and sparkly, and you care more about having leads that will engage with your website, you may prefer to partner with an MSP marketing professional. A marketing professional that specializes in helping MSPs, you will have a robust website that will do more for your MSP brand and your marketing strategy.
Your MSP’s website should be a valuable source of your business – it should provide you with the ability to attract your target audience, obtain leads, and successfully close them each time. A marketing professional who understands who you are marketing to will know who your ideal clients are. An MSP marketing professional will not only understand who your target audience is, but the professional will also know how your target audience needs to use the website, and what information would be valuable to them.
It is important to know the best way to serve your target audience so you can provide them with a good user experience. You do not have to hire a website designer to get the results you are seeking for your MSP website. If you are interested in talking with me to discuss your MSP website, I would be happy to do so. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
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Stuart Crawford serves as Creative Director and CEO with Sebring, FL Ulistic, a specialty MSP Marketing firm focused on information technology marketing and business development. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience pertaining to how technology business owners and IT firms can use marketing as a vehicle to obtain success.
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