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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12 More Must-Read Analytics Blogs


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

Conversion Optimization and Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update

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Is Google’s mobile-friendly search ranking update, due to land on April 21, the end of the world? Probably not, but with people talking about Mobilegeddon and the Mopocalypse, you might think it is. Let’s step back from the hyperbole

A Baker’s Dozen of CRO and SEO Tips

A Baker's Dozen of SEO and CRO Tips

Search engine optimization (SEO) is always evolving and your strategy must evolve with it. Aside from user intent, covered in CrazyEgg’s last SEO roundup, here are some of the other issues to think about,

CRO School: 3 Questions You Must Ask to Boost Content Conversions

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Does too much content equal lower conversions? That’s certainly what Joe Pulizzi of the Content Marketing Institute (CMI) seems to think. He says that content marketers are publishing too much

Speed Killing Conversions? Here’s How to Find Out

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Ask anyone and they will tell you that slow speed kills conversions — and it’s not just their imagination. Matt Schmitz, Web Performance Engineer at Dotcom-Monitor, points out: “Speed is incredibly important with respect to conversions, as most people are beginning to realize. We’re living in such different times from the 1990s/early 2000s when waiting […]