About Sharon Hurley Hall

Self-confessed word nerd and polymath Sharon Hurley Hall has the perfect job - as a professional freelance writer and blogger. And when she can indulge her geeky side and write about new web tools, it's a little slice of heaven.

Sharon has also worked as a journalist, a college professor (teaching journalism, of course), an editor and a ghostwriter in a career spanning 25 years. Currently, you can find Sharon's work on publications as diverse as Crazy Egg, Unbounce, OnePageCRM, Basic Blog Tips, Ragan PR, The Content Standard and IBM Midsize Insider.

She's often spotted hanging around on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Facebook.

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Smart CRO: What We Can Learn from the Windows 10 Launch

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Forget the old Mac vs Windows argument — I’ve used both and each has advantages depending on your personal setup. If you’re a Windows user, you may be waiting with bated breath to for the release of Windows 10 on July 29. In a smart move, Microsoft has made the upgrade free for users of […]

CRO Experts Speak: Your Burning Questions Answered

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Conversion rate optimization (CRO) 101 tutorials are useful, but if you’re a CRO newbie, one way to learn fast and get inspiration is to find out how the pros do it. With that in mind, we’ve asked a panel of experts six of our burning questions about conversion rate optimization.

7 SEO “Best” Practices That Now Seem Weird (and What’s Replaced Them)

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Search engine optimization (SEO) and conversion rate optimization (CRO) go hand in glove. SEO can help you find out where you’re losing conversions and optimize to get them back again. But that’s only if you’re doing it right. If you’re still optimizing like it’s 2005, then you’ll have a very different experience, because SEO has […]

Quick Tips for Copywriting that Actually Converts

Quick Tips to Improve Copywriting for Better Conversions

Conversion centered copywriting — all marketers want to use this to promote products and services and drive subscribers and sales. But if you’re feeling like your writing is a bit blah, how can you lift it from the doldrums? Check out these quick fixes as a starting point.

12 More Must-Read Analytics Blogs

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Analytics tools are the bedrock of conversion optimization. They capture the data that shows what’s happening on your web pages and help you analyze it so you know what to change and can assess whether your new strategy is working. But using analytics tools is not always straightforward. Many analytics packages need to be tweaked […]

7 Ways to Win Conversions from Millennials

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Millennials: Let’s dig deeper into what we know about this group to explore how you can improve your connection with them and, ultimately, improve conversions and sales.

Talking CRO with the CMO of Flow [Interview]

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Today we talk to Lance Jones about conversion rate optimization (CRO) and the role of a task management tool in managing the process. Lance has been involved with CRO since the early days of the web in 1993. He’s done conversion optimization for Intuit, Conversion Rate Experts and Adobe and is the

How to Get More from Social Media with SumAll Insights

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There’s nothing more annoying than feeling that your social media marketing is missing the mark. You KNOW you should be getting better ROI and conversions, but you just can’t figure out what’s missing.

12 Must-Read Tips on Web Usability

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Making your site work for users is the key to achieving your conversion goals. That means looking after the principles of web usability: availability and accessibility, clarity, learnability, credibility and relevancy. Here are 12 tips from recent articles on web usability to help you nail this important conversion