Conversion Optimization on a Shoestring Budget

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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

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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)

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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 […]

Personalized Landing Pages: Key to Customer Satisfaction & Conversion

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The more relevant your landing page is to a visitor, the more likely he is to convert. This is the exact reason we spend our lives A/B testing headlines, call-to-action forms, and page placements: to be as visually relevant as possible. (Apologies for the obvious statements, but hang with me here.) What if you could […]

How to Optimize Videos for Better Conversions

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Videos enable consumers to see a product more clearly and in action. As such, they tend to drive conversions better than text alone. In this article we are going to talk about the advantages of using videos for your site and provide you with a step-by-step plan backed with examples that shows you how to […]

8 Advanced Persuasion Techniques You Should Be Using on Your Landing Page

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The real skill in digital marketing is persuasion. It doesn’t matter how much retargeting you do or how many lightbox popups you make, if you don’t persuade customers, then you won’t make sales. Persuasion is a powerful skill. Once you learn some of the advanced techniques of persuasion, you will become an unstoppable force. I’ve […]

8 Tips to Optimize Your CTA Buttons for Conversion

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If you had to pack all your conversion wisdom and power into one tiny space, it would be the call to action button. It’s amazing how a single button can make or break an online business. I’ve spent a lot of money and a lot of time making sure that my call to action buttons […]

Headlines for Maximum Conversion: Tips, Templates & Tactics

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Whether you’re a copywriter or a marketer, conversion is ultimately your business. My goal as a direct response copywriter is to persuade as many readers/viewers/listeners to take the next step in the buying process. Your job as a marketer is to maximize ROI for your company or client. And that means maximizing conversion. How does […]

Start A/B Testing Today with 5 Simple Steps

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It’s often said, “If you’re not testing, you’re guessing.” Or, as Kathryn Aragon points out here: The trouble is, if we aren’t testing, we’re fooling ourselves. We don’t really know what works. We’re just guessing. But, did you know that not running the proper tests could be just as bad—or worse—than guessing? For instance, let’s […]