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MarketingProfs University: Getting Your Website Strategy Right

Gerry McGovern
Ann Handley
Thu., Jul. 14, 2011, 12pm ET (9am PT)
90 minutes
This online marketing seminar received 5 star(s)

How do you know you've got a good website? If you make a change on your website, how do you know you've made things better? Traditional website strategy was to get as many people as possible to visit and hope good things happened. However, people come to your website because they have something very specific they want to do. Website marketing is about helping people become more successful at the task they came to complete. So here's the thing: You don't need a website strategy; you need a task strategy. Manage the customer task, and measure website success based on task completion.


Gerry McGovern focuses on helping large organizations create customer-centric websites. Since 1994, when he started his Web career, he has published five books and consulted in 35 countries. His latest book is called The Stranger’s Long Neck (A&C Black, 2010). He is CEO of Customer Carewords, and his clients include Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. In 2006, the Irish Times described Gerry as one of five visionaries who had had a major impact on the development of the Web.

Who Should Attend?

This PRO seminar is for any marketer interested in the subject—but especially those who want to learn about MarketingProfs University. Participants will experience one class from a larger course. Come see what MPU is all about.

What Will You Learn?

  • Why Web consumers are different from offline consumers
  • How to shift from getting attention to giving attention on your website
  • How to develop a task strategy, rather than a website or mobile strategy
  • Why getting the words right is critical to your website success

About MarketingProfs University

Getting Your Website Strategy Right is not just a PRO seminar—it's the first class in our all-new MarketingProfs University Websites That Work, a live, 15-class workshop devoted to honing your Web skills.

Broadcasting July 14–29 (with recordings available for an entire year after that), this course will take you from strategy to analytics and will stop to cover all the key steps in between! Sixteen instructors, including respected industry leaders, covering strategy, SEO, design, Web copy, lead generation, user experience, analytics, and more. Plus, all students get $305 worth of free course extras. Register for the complete course today.

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