Exclusive Research Report: B2B Lead Generation to Increase Conversions

Exclusive Research Report: B2B Lead Generation to Increase Conversions

DENVER TECHNOLOGY CENTER, CO (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

Visitortrack, by netFactor, Introduces a New Research Survey Report on B2B Lead Generation Conducted in Partnership with Ascend2.

In this new report, B2B Lead Generation to Increase Conversions, VisitorTrack partnered with Ascend2 to benchmark the performance of popular digital marketing strategies and tactics.

VisitorTrack, in partnership with Ascend2, recently fielded a survey to a panel of research subscribers, as well as marketing influencers.  The results detailed in the report exclusively represents the opinions of the 116 marketing influencers completing the survey who are dedicated to the business-to-business marketing and sales channel.

According to the research survey, the number one objective for marketers, by a significant margin, is to increase lead-to-customer conversions.  However, fewer than half indicate their lead generation strategies are successful when it comes to reaching their top objectives.

When asked about the key takeaway from this research survey, Todd Lebo, Partner and Chief Marketing Officer, of Ascend2 had this to say: “Marketers know to focus on quality over quantity of leads. But how do you define quality? Increasing lead-to-customer conversions is a most important objective for two-thirds (66%) of B2B marketers developing a lead generation strategy. And a critical factor in achieving higher conversion requires improving the quality of lead data.”

The evolution of data science is pushing digital marketers to rethink their business-to-business lead generation strategies and revise some of their tactics to capture top quality sales leads.  One of the more significant shifts that marketers see taking place, is that technology for intent monitoring is driving prospect visibility at the front of the B2B buying cycle.

“We have been at the forefront of intent monitoring technology for years,” states Christopher Jeffers, CEO of netFactor.  “Our core solution, VisitorTrack, is uniquely engineered to offer sales and marketing professionals an advantage by identifying top prospects early in the buying cycle through anonymous website visitor tracking technology.”

With the use of anonymous website visitor identification and tracking technologies, like VisitorTrack, marketers can better interpret intent signals by gaining a deeper understanding of their B2B buyers’ digital body language.  Once marketers have this kind of data, they can fuel their lead generation programs with more of the high-quality leads, thus increasing lead-to-customer conversions.

“We’ve seen a big change in the level of market awareness when it comes to anonymous web visitor identification technologies,” says Jeffers.  “As it has become increasingly prevalent, we are now closely watching how this technology influences the outcome for companies that leverage it to meet their top lead generation challenges.”

About netFactor
netFactor Corporation provides a suite of products to drive new levels of sales performance from Internet marketing for the Business-to-Business market. The company’s core VisitorTrack technology platform and APIs integrates web analytics, business intelligence and marketing automation into a powerful SaaS application for lead generation from anonymous visitor tracking – it’s like “Caller ID for Your Website®.” netFactor is privileged to serve customers and resellers across multiple industries including software, telecom, healthcare, technology, financial, professional services, manufacturing, and transportation. For more please visit http://www.netFactor.com.

About Ascend2
Marketing technology companies and digital marketing agencies partner with Ascend2 to reliably generate demand and supplement content for their firms. Our Research Partner Programs are transparent – spotlighting your brand and the interests of your market. If marketing professionals are your ideal prospects, we can help you find more of them. Learn more about Ascend2 at http://www.ascend2.com

Learn more about VisitorTrackcheck out our guides, or simply begin your free trial today to start gaining actionable leads immediately!

B2B Lead Generation: 4 Strategies to Great Leads

B2B Lead Generation: 4 Strategies to Great Leads

Qualified leads — Sales wants more, marketing is working hard to collect them. When today’s mobile, web, and socially-savvy customers increasingly refuse to give up their contact information or provide false data, finding the right lead-generation formula seems hit-or-miss at best.

4 B2B Lead Gen StrategiesThe days of getting customers to sign up for free newsletters or “more information,” are long gone. With ad-blockers and spam filters firmly in place, it’s hard to get through. Prospects have already done their research and know who they will buy from without contacting a company until they are ready to make their purchase. To get prospects to give up any information, you need a lead-generation “ask” worthy of their time and attention.

The secret is to focus on employing data-driven strategies that:

  1.  Build a solid social media relationship: Use social media sites like LinkedIn and Twitter to not only broadcast your message but to make personal and valuable connections. Pick two or three related groups to join and start posting questions, providing answers and connecting people to the tools and resources they need. By leveraging your expertise, you can quickly build trusted relationships that matter to your bottom line.

2.  Bolster conversion rates: Well-performing sites boast of conversion rates that are anywhere between 4% and 7%, but getting there isn’t easy. The key is in the simplicity of design and straightforward calls to action that don’t overwhelm visitors with too many choices — or chances to lose interest. Boosting conversion rates requires constant testing and tracking to tweak individual landing pages and web sections for optimal engagement. Use Google Analytics to understand basic metrics about your visitors, and Heatmap tools that will tell you where your visitors spend most of their time.

3.  Deliver customer-focused content: Understanding and targeting the right buyer personas with the right content — webinars, whitepapers, tips/tricks, free trials, etc.— at the right time is critical. Once website visitors engage, it’s important to score leads by weighting the engagements differently, such as adding points for watching a webinar replay and deducting points for unsubscribing, to understand which leads are most valuable to sales.

4.  Track anonymous engagements: The vast majority of website visitors (98%) do not raise their hand when they visit a website, preferring to remain anonymous. Sirius Decisions’ statistic that 67% of the purchase decision is complete before a customer ever contacts the business, means that the ability to track demonstrated interest based on anonymous website activity is a great way uncover the real diamonds in the early stages of their investigation.

The missing link for most companies is the ability to identify those anonymous website visitors. Unmasking these valuable companies enables your sales team to connect with prospects early with data on what they are interested in, provides marketing the ability to capture leads without lead forms, uncovers new channel growth and extends business and channel opportunities.

NetFactor’s VisitorTrack is an anonymous website visitor tracking tool that discovers the anonymous B2B website visitors and matches those visitors with full contact records. With a comprehensive view of the companies who visit your site, you can identify high-value visitors and shorten your sales cycle. Take advantage the VisitorTrack free 14-day trial and turn your anonymous site visitors into qualified leads that drive more sales. Learn more.

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Top of the Funnel B2B Marketing:  5 Ways to Increase Qualified Leads

Top of the Funnel B2B Marketing: 5 Ways to Increase Qualified Leads

Improving the buying cycle and your ROI depends on your organization’s ability to generate leads and capture website visitors to move them through the buyer’s journey. The C-Suite, marketing, and sales all have a vested interest in driving more leads into the top of the funnel to meet sales numbers.

As any marketer knows, the success of a B2B sales strategy depends on the quantity and quality of qualified leads generated. Sales representatives chasing unqualified leads is unproductive, does not drive conversions and is generally a complete waste of time and money.

With the right tools and strategies, you can turn your B2B leads into sales opportunities. Here are some tips for increasing your qualified leads:

  • Understand prospects’ pains: A potential customer has a pain they are trying to solve. Know your product’s value proposition and how it relates to your prospects’ needs to develop your messaging framework. Your prospect needs to immediately understand how your product or service will solve their pain in order to continue the conversation.
  • Create relevant content: Informative and engaging content that provides value to your prospect is key to moving buyers through the sales funnel. A recent IDG Enterprise survey indicated that 79% of tech decision-makers found that locating high-quality, trusted information on major IT products and services was challenging. The survey also stated that 79% of those respondents said that challenge negatively impacted their decision to buy from a particular vendor.
  • Make your content engaging: One of the major mistakes companies make is having the wrong content strategy. Straight-up sales pitches may have worked a decade or two ago but today’s B2B customers are looking to build a relationship through content that informs, engages and even entertains them. Understand your buyer personas and create content that addresses their pain points in a relevant and helpful way.
  • Follow along the stages of the buyer’s journey: Your content should follow the needs of the prospect throughout their buyer’s journey. In the early stages, your prospect wants to feel like you get understand them and will look for blog posts and explainer videos on market trends that will educate them on their quest. Once they have identified you as a thought leader with a solution that can solve their pain, prospects will look for white papers and product demos. The final stage is move to the evaluation stage where they will make final decisions. The goal is to keep the content relevant and the buyer engaged throughout the entire journey.
  • Track your anonymous website visitors: Only 2% of website visitors will identify themselves to you. Relying on website visitors to fill out a form and request information is not taking advantage of your website’s potential. Tracking who is visiting your site and what they did while they were there holds the keys to identifying a real prospect. Turn that anonymous web visitor intelligence into qualified leads by using visitor-tracking software. Identifying a prospect in that very early information gathering stage and actively engaging them will improve the top of funnel qualified leads and is one of the best ways to improve your ROI.

The power of anonymous B2B visitor tracking provides sales and marketing with the intelligence they need to produce more qualified leads. NetFactor’s VisitorTrack identifies anonymous website visitors and provides a comprehensive view of the companies who visit your site to identify high-value visitors and shorten your sales cycle. We offer a 14-day free trial to demonstrate how tracking, identifying and capturing anonymous business visitors to your website can boost your B2B sales strategy. Learn more.

Who is Visiting my Website?

Identify anonymous visitors to your site with VisitorTrack. Check out what others say about us at G2 Crowd

Up Your Sales Game:  How to Leverage VisitorTrack and News Events for B2B Lead Generation.

Up Your Sales Game: How to Leverage VisitorTrack and News Events for B2B Lead Generation.

Sales is a highly competitive field and top performers constantly seek out new ways to maintain their edge.  Most seasoned sales pros will tell you it’s all about building the relationship.  While that’s very true, research has shown that it is also about being the first one in the door when there is a buying opportunity.  Seasoned sales pros often benefit from leveraging previous relationships to gain insight on potential new opportunities and get introductions that open doors.  But if you’re new to the sales game, or if you don’t have the right contacts for every opportunity, you don’t have to be left out in the cold.

Let’s explore a specific use case on how to leverage VisitorTrack and news events for B2B lead generation.  While the example for this use case scenario is specific to automotive manufacturing, the actual use case is valid across most types of manufacturing and other industries as well.

On April 19th, 2017, a press release was published on AP News with the headline, “OshKosh Corp. Secures $258M Army Order for Trucks, Trailers.

Most salespeople don’t make a habit of perusing the latest PR headlines. But, if you are actively prospecting and looking ways to generate new business opportunities, it’s a good idea to follow your key business targets on twitter or LinkedIn and scan for relevant headlines.  Businesses will always promote and share their own news releases through social media sites.  In this use case, if you are a salesperson working for a company that manufactures auto parts, or steel, and you see the news headline posted above, you might see this as a great selling opportunity.  If only you had the name and contact information for the contacts in charge of procuring the parts and materials.

This is where VisitorTrack comes in.  With VisitorTrack, a salesperson can look up the OshKosh Corporation in the database to see the key company details and then search for contacts who work at OshKosh.  In this case, we assume that the salesperson knows their target audience and knows which job titles to search for.  The contact search results deliver the names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers for the key decision makers that are most likely involved with procuring parts, materials and other supplies that would be needed to build trucks and trailers.  Now, the salesperson is armed with a list of prospects complete with contact information.  This gives the sales person all the information they need to begin the prospecting process.

In tandem with the selling efforts, marketing teams play an important role in helping the sales team gain traction with very specific targets.  Our next post will continue to explore this use case scenario, but will detail how marketers can use VisitorTrack to support the sales efforts and warm up the leads.

Stay tuned to learn more about how anonymous web visitor data can help you gain actionable information to improve your b2b lead generation strategies.

Who is Visiting my Website?

Identify anonymous visitors to your site with VisitorTrack. Check out what others say about us at G2 Crowd

Press Release: Introducing the New Web Platform for VisitorTrack!

netFactor is proud to announce the official launch of the new VisitorTrack UI!

The new platform delivers a powerful user interface and dashboard graphics to advance the capabilities for B2B lead generation through tracking and identification of anonymous website visitors.

VisitorTrack, from netFactor Corporation, which provides tracking and identification of the anonymous business visitors to a website, has been advanced with an all-new interface and powerful reporting capabilities.  This upgrade leverages the latest in responsive web design and graphical enhancements to provide a compelling product for business-to-business lead generation.

Like “Caller ID for a Website®”, VisitorTrack has been the leading website visitor intelligence platform in the marketplace. Where B2B website conversion rates average 1% to 2%, VisitorTrack drives detailed intelligence for the website visitors who do not complete a registration. The many new product enhancements have been launched to provide sales and marketing users around the world advanced reporting functions and a superior visual experience.

“The persona for today’s B2B sales and marketing user is perhaps the most-sophisticated of any product consumer” said Christopher Jeffers, CEO of netFactor. “With so many options for the business-to-business marketing tech stack, driving meaningful differentiators is a very-real challenge when you are presenting complex data. We have dedicated ourselves to matching the quality of our anonymous website visitor intelligence with the most-advanced user-experience.“

Feedback from VisitorTrack users has confirmed the new product design and enhancements have driven considerable advances. Alexandria Dolph, Marketing Analyst for EquipNet, Inc. stated “The ability to export downloaded contacts and read information is just clearer. Much more user-friendly. Easier to navigate.” Other responses to the new VisitorTrack product confirm similar experiences:

“The layout is bolder, brighter and much cleaner looking. The interactive reporting and graphs are great.”

“Quicker, better layout, more report display and format options.”

“Convenient layout, clearly labeled action buttons, greater functionality, and aesthetically more pleasing to the eye. Great job, netFactor!”

VisitorTrack, from netFactor, is used for B2B lead generation by companies around the world. Through identification of otherwise anonymous website visitors, companies are identified, key behaviors are tracked, and detailed person-level contact records are matched. VisitorTrack integrates with hundreds of sales and marketing technologies to include Salesforce, Hubspot, Marketo, Pardot, and the leading Email products such as Constant Contact and MailChimp. VisitorTrack is the top-rated Visitor Intelligence offering and leader in Lead Generation by G2 Crowd. VisitorTrack is provided as a software-as-a-service offering, and through API into data warehouses and marketing applications amongst customers and partners.

Learn more about VisitorTrack, check out our guides, or simply begin your free trial today to start gaining actionable leads immediately!

Sneak Preview:  The New VisitorTrack User Interface (UI)

Sneak Preview: The New VisitorTrack User Interface (UI)

VisitorTrack UI Release Coming Soon!

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The New Dashboard

Play the video to get a quick preview of the new dashboard for VisitorTrack.

“The layout is bolder, brighter and much cleaner looking.  The interactive reporting and graphs are great.”

 

-VisitorTrack Client, Inside Sales Manager

Reports

 

“Quicker, better layout, more report display and format options.”

-VisitorTrack Client, Marketing Manager

The Visitor Overview

 

“Convenient layout, clearly labeled action buttons, greater functionality, and aesthetically more pleasing to the eye.  Great job, netFactor!”

 

-VisitorTrack Client, Marketing Program Coordinator

Get Contacts

 

“Much more user friendly and easier to navigate. The ability to export downloaded contacts and read information is more clear.”

 

-VisitorTrack Client, Marketing Analyst

Do Like What You See?

We hope this quick preview of the our new VisitorTrack UI has you excited about the changes coming up!

So far, all of the feedback from our beta testers has been overwhelmingly positive.  Our clients are loving the clean, interactive layout that is both highly intuitive and aesthetically pleasing. If you have any questions about the UI release and upcoming changes to your VisitorTrack account, or if you would like to get a better look prior to the release, please contact us.

Who is Visiting my Website?

Identify anonymous visitors to your site with VisitorTrack. Check out what others say about us at G2 Crowd