Making Every Word Count: 3 Copywriting Must-Dos for Maximizing Conversions

featured

When one speaks of writing good copy, there’s a bunch of pointers that jump to the fore. From writing in the first person to using short paragraphs to keeping your language crisp and easy to understand, copywriting tips are endless. Most of these will help your copy be readable, interesting, even memorable. However, when you […]

Pricing Tips: How to Compete on Price (Without Going Bust!)

ecommerce

It used to be that Web-only retailers could get away with checking their competitors’ prices, at most, once a week. Now, with e-tail behemoths like Amazon.com using dynamic prices to shift pricing on a dime (particularly on in-demand products), other retailers have to scramble to catch up. Is this something you can or should catch up […]

5 eCommerce Fails and Fixes

ecommerce site

Recently, I shared the reasons why Amazon is so successful from an eCommerce point of view. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone had that good an experience everywhere? Sadly, on many sites the shopping experience leaves a lot to be desired, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some of the common […]

Using Google Consumer Surveys for Conversion Optimization

social intelligence

Google Consumer Survey’s is a feature from Google Analytics that helps to bring you data directly from the minds of your audience. When creating a consumer survey, Google makes sure your question is getting put in front of the right people; your only job is to ask the right questions and analyze your data. One […]

7 Research-Backed Tips on Improving Twitter Conversions

twitter-placeit feature

Twitter – what is it good for? The site, which reported 255 million monthly active users in March, has gone way beyond its original roots to become a place that breaks news, provides customer service and has a goodly dose of snark and humor. It’s a site where people can pack a powerful punch into […]

How to Develop a Persuasive Blog Design

Comb web design

Persuasion is the underlying art of life. Whether we are developing code, creating PSDs, optimizing title tags, or shooting video, we are engaging in some form of persuasion. If you are a designer or developer, I challenge you to think of yourself in a new way. You are a master of persuasion. In today’s content […]

Conversion Optimization on a Shoestring Budget

tools

There’s no shortage of conversion optimization tools out there, some of which can vacuum out your wallet faster than you can say “split test.” For small businesses, it can feel overwhelming to start split testing, analyzing results and developing landing pages on a tight budget. Fortunately, there are a variety of free and low-cost tools […]

Why Choosing the Right Trust Seal Increases eCommerce Conversions

trust seals

When an online shopper lands on a website, a substantial amount of trust needs to be build in order to get their sale. With the number of sites available, it’s difficult for them to know which ones are safe and whether entering their personal information could result in fraud. A survey conducted by Econsultancy/Toluna confirmed […]

Defining Happiness: The Oft-Forgotten Key to Conversion (Part 1)

happiness

Andrew Wood, the marketer who introduced me to direct response copywriting always said (and still says): you must always be selling happiness. Andrew can market pretty much anything but one area of specialization is golf. In golf, it’s not hugely difficult to sell happiness. You can tell golfers they will hit the ball “longer than […]