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Your Insurance Website Is Really About You

June 28, 2013

Not everyone realizes their website is a direct reflection of who they are, which means you are really your business, so take advantage of that.

People buy things from your insurance website because they feel they know you, appreciate your experience, your education, credentials, your style of writing and explaining insurance policies or they like your smile. Whatever the reason people do buy insurance from you, you can be certain it was not your logo or the pictures of the inside of your office. People like dealing with people. It’s the personal touch that makes a difference.

In short, you do not want your insurance website to end up being a buffer or barrier between you and your potential customers. You want it to be an extension of who you are. This is even more important if you have more than one insurance agent on staff. Each person that deals with the public needs to be known. You want everyone in the office to be a part of your online presence.

If you want to score large in the insurance industry, you make sure people know who you are personally. Your hobbies, the organizations you belong to, why you chose to sell Medicare supplements or car insurance or term life insurance or health insurance. You want them to see you doing the things you love, even if that is riding a horse in back country trails. The real you is what you want to convey to potential customers.

In sharing a part of who you are with those who visit your insurance website, you have opened the door to more personal contact; heightened the potential for visitors to stay and get to know you and buy something. By showing people who you are, the real you, you have a cutting edge advantage over your competition, because you become more personable, approachable and someone people want to know better. The advantages to this strategy? You likely sell more insurance. It does not get any better than that.

Are People Staying On Your Insurance Website Once They Land There?

June 14, 2013

If you spend any time checking the health of your insurance website, you will know what kind of traffic you get.

You spend hundreds of hours making sure you get people to your website. You want the business and you have good products to offer. You have a really professional and clean site that is easy to navigate and had relevant content. So far, so good. What about links? Having relevant and quality links helps you get high quality traffic. In fact, you may even see an increase in traffic to your URL.

So, what happens when visitors land on your insurance website? Do your visitors stay on your site? Are they reading your content, articles and news items? Are they contacting you or just scanning a page or two and then leaving? In short, are they being engaged enough to stay on your site?

Keeping visitors happy offers you two benefits. The longer someone stays on your site, the higher the chances they will buy something — or convert from a surfer to a buyer. If people needing insurance find the information they want on your site, their opinion of that site goes up and you are likely to get a phone call or contact email. It’s a simple equation really; have good content that speaks to people and they will remember you and recommend you. Good content is so very crucial these days, even more so in light of Google’s constantly changing algorithms.

While you might be able to tell how high a bounce rate you have for your website, the information does not tell you how people react to your web pages. Did they read the whole page? Just scroll down? Just read certain content? Leave your site by clicking on a link you provided? This is information you need to know to tweak your insurance website.

How in the world do you keep track of that kind of information? First, you need a search engine optimization company that knows what it’s doing, one with overwhelmingly outstanding hands-on experience in the insurance industry. They have the information you need, the skills to help you get your insurance marketing kicked into high drive and the time to explain things like Google Analytics, to help you track your traffic. It doesn’t get any better than that.

In the final analysis, successful insurance websites keep their traffic on the site long enough for the surfer to call them, fill out a form or sign up for a newsletter, etc. More ways to track your traffic. It’s your business and your success. Do your website up the right way the first time.