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Strategies in the sales funnel: the right message in the right place

So that you do not lose potential customers who are looking for the most efficient offer for their problem on the Internet to the competition, it is important to steer them step by step with a clever strategy to the bottom of your sales funnel. You can do this with tried and tested and combined strategies from SEO and content marketing, social media reinforcements and call-to-actions in a precisely fitting position:

1. Top of the Funnel (Traffic Generation)

Customer interest:

At the top of the funnel or at the entrance to the sales funnel, users initially need information. He wants to find the best offer / solution for his interest / problem. The first thing to do here is to use all possibilities to generate attention (SEO-optimized page and content) as well as to provide general content that is linked internally and already targeting deeper into the sales funnel and thus targeting your special offer as a solution to the user's problem.

Activities:

SEO Page Optimization & Content Optimization (Keywords), blog posts, infographics, white papers, FAQ

Aim:

Drive users to your website and your offer by using all SEO measures to achieve a high Google ranking. Then you have to reinforce the initially superficial interest of the users through a high-quality general introduction and then direct them deeper into the sales funnel and thus to your offer through targeted internal links.

2. Middle of the Funnel (Lead Generation)

Customer interest:

In the middle of the sales funnel, users are ready to learn more and you can provide more detailed information. For example, you can link from an informative blog article in the Top of the Funnel to a content page on your website with more specific information. In this way, you draw the user's attention to the offer they are looking for while at the same time pointing to your company as the best solution provider. In the middle of the funnel, the customer is concerned with making the best decision. So increase your credibility here by taking appropriate measures.

Activities:

Particularly suitable content formats are e.g. catalogs, brochures, scientific studies, product samples and generally high-quality content that highlight your offer as the best for what the user is looking for. You can also place call to actions and opt-in forms between the middle and bottom of the funnel.

Aim:

Sharpen the superficial interest of the customer and motivate and encourage him to conclude a purchase / service opt-in.

3. Bottom of the funnel (lead nurturing)

Customer interest:

At the base of the sales funnel, the user is almost convinced that he is making the right purchase decision from you, or that he is receiving the best service offer.

Activities:

Content optimization options in the bottom of the funnel are primarily customer reviews, coupon or discount campaigns, but also special awards, press reviews and any success stories of your company.

Aim:

Have the customer confirm the purchase or other services via (e-mail) call-to-actions. As a result, strengthen customer loyalty with further marketing measures.