5 Schoolboy Errors That Ruin Your Split Test Results

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Split testing. The infallible process that adds an element of science to the art of optimizing your page’s copy and presentation. I say infallible, but can you really place all of your trust in split testing? I know I’m preaching to the choir here and don’t need to outline the usefulness of a decent A/B […]

Why Site Speed Matters to CROs

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There’s an old adage that a woman decides whether or not she’s interested in a man 30 seconds after meeting him. A study in 2010 actually suggests that this figure is closer to 3 minutes. Either way, the point remains that first impressions are extremely important.

How to Apply the Psychology of Persuasion To YOUR Business

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Robert Cialdini’s famous book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion is a staple of any business-oriented must-read list. You’ve read the concepts before and you’ve probably even seen the full list of principles on numerous occasions. Reciprocity, Consistency, Social Proof, Liking, Authority, & Scarcity These principles tend to dictate the way we behave in society, and […]

10 Fill-In-The-Blank Headlines That Convert

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Tips, tricks, and techniques are great, but sometimes you aren’t looking to learn a hundred different marketing skills. Sometimes you just want to plug in something that works and move on to #97 on your list of must-do tasks. If you want to learn the art/science of headline writing

How to Know if Your Split Test is Valid (Hint: Statistics Can Lie)

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Did you know that conversion optimization can actually decrease your profit? When you run tests, it’s easier than you might think to misinterpret the results and make faulty conclusions. The “winner” that you pick might end up being the long-term loser if you’re not careful. Equally as bad, if the lessons you take from that […]

How to Use Dynamic & Targeted Content to Stay Competitive in e-Commerce

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Life in the e-commerce fast lane is tough. E-commerce bounce rates average 33.9% and go as high as 68%. Cart abandonment rates of more than 66% add to the problems that any e-commerce business faces. The growing showrooming trend

3 Tools and Smart Tactics to Understand Your Audience

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How well do you know those who are buying from you? If you’ve answered anything but “not as well as I should,” I’m calling bullshit. The truth is you can never have a good enough understanding of your prospects.  Their wants, needs and preferences should always be your top priority.

5 Tips For Writing Copy That Converts

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“Copy is a direct conversation with the consumer.” – Shirley Polykoff Let’s think about that quote for a second. Too often, when we write copy for our products or services, we write to sell. That’s not to say we shouldn’t sell. The point is we write our copy from the point of view of the […]

7 Pro Tips to Make Your Landing Page Profitable

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Running paid traffic to a landing page can be hard. You need to know how to keep your bounce rates low and subscriber numbers high, in order to keep things profitable. If you’re someone who has trouble making landing pages work with the use of paid traffic, don’t worry. I’ll show you what changes need […]