What’s Your Website Personality? (And How to Use It to Overcome Buyer Resistance)

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He finally had some interviews lined up. Jose Ayala spent the last few weeks applying for jobs. His first interview was scheduled for a Monday. He was ready and on time. He was looking to make a good first impression. And if things went well maybe he’d leave with a job. He felt he was […]

Dissecting Popup Anatomy: What Works & What Hurts Your Bottom Line

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Popups get a bad rap. To put it bluntly, people hate them. There’s almost nothing online that’s more annoying than something getting in your way, interrupting your research, FORCING you to take time out just to close a window. Or worse—signing up for an email list you don’t care about just to keep reading. Sure, […]

Branding & Conversion: Lessons From A Local Mechanic

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At its core, marketing can be divided into two facets: direct-response and branding. Direct-response is the most efficient of the two and results in the most quantifiable results, and that’s why I’ve spent most of my time discussing it in my previous posts. After witnessing an exceptional display of brand-focused marketing, however, I think it’s […]

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 […]

Winning The War Against User Anxiety and How to Increase Conversions

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Every web user has experienced anxiety of some form or another. It might be very mild, but you’ve probably experienced it yourself, even if you were unaware of it. Anxiety is one of the greatest sources of friction and loss of revenue in ecommerce today. If you’re a marketer, you have an interest in increasing […]

7 Simple Design Tweaks That Send Conversions Through the Roof

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There are many elements to an online business. There is the website and a regularly updated blog. There’s a sales funnel, marketing, social media, advertising. You name it. But all of this is in vain if you’re not getting enough people to buy from you. So you gather your team on Skype and start strategizing. […]

Make Your Business Website Unforgettable with These 12 Tips

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Have you seen the Volvo Trucks video ad called, “The Epic Split”? The ad—currently the “most watched automotive commercial on Youtube ever!”—features Jean-Claude Van Damme doing the splits between two reversing trucks! This is something never done before and something you won’t soon forget … Plus, after watching the video demonstration, you’ll likely remember “the […]

The Emotional Journey: Moving Customers Toward the Sale

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This is the fourth article in a five-part series on website conversion. To improve website conversion, you need to provide an emotional journey for visitors. Let’s explore. Emotion is messy, contradictory… and true. ~Nigella Lawson Merchants long ago realized that the act of purchasing is an emotional experience. The emotional level rises throughout the shopping […]

Does Your Project Need a Web Designer or Web Developer? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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When it comes to building new websites or updating existing sites, most people don’t know the types of professionals they should hire to get the job done right. You don’t need to run the risk of hiring the wrong person; you just need to know how to compare your Web needs with the services that […]