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Conversion Optimization Pyramid

What happens when you give a world-class chef a set of knives from the dollar store? Despite his experience and skills, he struggles. He still might get an okay result, but not a great result, and definitely not consistently great results. Even if you have all the knowledge and skills you need to do something […]

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SEO v HEO (Human Eye Optimization) and How it Affects CRO

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The days of keyword stuffing are long gone. Google’s series of algorithm updates, most of them named after fuzzy animals, have made sure of that. However, that hasn’t solved an issue that many writers, designers and webmasters deal with on a daily basis. That issue is the question of whether or not web content should primarily […]

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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.

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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.

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How to Leverage Storytelling for eCommerce Success

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People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic. – Seth Godin So you think you can sell. You’re selling products online, after all. You must be good at it. Let’s run a little test. Let’s say you have this knick-knack you want to get rid of, but you want to […]

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How to Create Conversion-Ready Landing Pages Like a Pro

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Watching a skilled conversion optimizer work is a sight to behold. These people — the good ones — are wizards. They know exactly what to do, where to move stuff, how to organize it, how big to make it, and exactly how to design a page that will earn floods of conversions and loads of cash. […]

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The Science Behind High-Performing Headlines

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Crafting great headlines is as much art as it is science. You have to intrigue people on an emotional level, and then back up your statement quickly with the logic that your piece is worth their click. Fortunately, the number crunchers who analyze these things in great detail have provided us with some fascinating data […]

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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 […]

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The Rise of the Live-Demo Homepage

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The days of the long-form homepage are over! Or they might be anyway… In the past few days I’ve noticed a trend being adopted, or at least being tested, by several different sites. Specifically, the format involves encouraging visitors to try their software immediately, on the homepage, without the need to create a demo account. […]

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