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The next generation of industrial research tool has arrived.

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We’ve just launched our new research tool for the manufacturing industry.  It’s called Industry Cortex.

Right now we’re testing it with information on 2,500 adhesive suppliers, their products, services, datasheets, images, and more.  Check it out and leave us some feedback in the comments.  Thanks for all the support from the suppliers, manufacturers, trade groups, and industry professionals that have helped us take this next step.

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Printing, Steel & Solar directories have come online

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Check out our latest industrial directories.  If you’ve got a product or service you’re eager to get to market quickly and efficiently, contact us and we can help by building a custom directory for your brand or business.

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Our new directories

Top 7 SEO tips to generate more engineering leads

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1) Backlinks:

Links to your site from other sites that are relevant to your business are the most important aspect of SEO. If there are only a few sites on the entire internet that link to your site, then search engines will likely ignore your site, or only index a few pages, meaning that most of your content will never show up in a search result that your potential customers are making. The number on thing you can do to increase traffic to your site is to get your customers, partners, distributors, and principals to link to your website. If you do this, I guarantee you will get more exposure and more customers than if you get a feature article in an industry magazine or pay for a full page ad. Additionally, you should always be submitting your site to relevant industrial directories and other online resources. Increasing the number of sites that link to your site makes your site seem more important to search engines, and means more customers will find your company via search.

Get the next 6 tips over at our industrial website development blog.

New directories for engineers and suppliers

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We’ve listened to our users and done something awesome.

We know how annoying it is to fill in lengthy profiles for your company, so you no longer have to do that.  We’ve built an industrial directory engine that visits supplier sites (like your site), crawls them, finds relevant products, services, certifications, industries, and more, and automatically creates supplier profiles.  It’s very similar to Google, but focussed on manufacturing niches.

We’ve done this because we realize it’s time to move away from filling out your basic company information on a thousand industrial directories.  Our profiles are complete and accurate, and will only get better as our system grows and we perfect our algorithms. Check out this profile for MG Chemicals Ltd. a supplier of shielding, epoxy, and lubricants.  That’s right, no one had to create that profile.  Our system did it automatically.  How cool!?!

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What happens after a engineering project is posted?

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The idea behind Industrial Interface is pretty simple.  Engineers need stuff and suppliers sell stuff.  We put the two groups together in a very efficient way.  An engineer describes what she is looking for in detail, and our system puts her project in front of relevant suppliers who might be able to help.  If they can help, they pay us a fee (to encourage high quality connections and keep the service running) and then they can contact her.  That sure was simple.  Now I’m going to give you the details. Read the rest of this entry »

How do engineers and buyers currently find products and services online?

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Right now, and I mean right this second… there are thousands of engineers and technical buyers searching for industrial products, components, materials, and services across hundreds of industries and thousands of product categories. The web traffic on industrial directories alone is on the order of 500,000 visits per day. Read the rest of this entry »

Making our suppliers more accessible to engineers

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When industrial salespeople sign up for our site, they complete a detailed supplier profile including their products and services. Our system stores all this information in a database, and we use it to match engineering projects to the right suppliers. To show this we built some quick links to basic search pages that list this information in an easy to read way. We’re hoping by making this data accessible, our users will gain a deeper understanding of how our system works. Read the rest of this entry »

Help suppliers help you by posting complete project details to Industrial Interface

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The first time engineers post a design project to Industrial Interface,  they usually don’t write a book about their application.  We get it.  First time on some weird website… why would you waste your time filling out a long form?  When we see these vague projects we reach out to get the details and welcome you to the community.  It’s during that conversation that you really open up. You tell us all about your application, what you’re trying to do, what the big project is, problems you are having, things you’ve tried, etc. Read the rest of this entry »