How Important Conversion Optimization Is for Small Ecommerce Sites

There are no two ways about it. If you’re in ecommerce, you’re in business to make money. Sure, there may be philosophical reasons why you provide your customers with top-notch service. But ultimately, your goal is to ensure money exchanges hands quicker and more often. The way to achieve that is through conversion optimization. This  [click to continue…]

How to Create the World’s Easiest Mobile Checkout Experience

User experience can make or break your business. The checkout process is the most crucial element to consider in that regard. Even more important is the context of that experience. What’s appropriate for the desktop will not be suitable for the mobile interface. For the most part, businesses understand this. It’s why there has been  [click to continue…]

How to Incorporate Social Proof on Every Page of Your Website

Every online marketer knows that the Internet is an insanely skeptical place. It’s with good reason. Let’s be honest. Our space is littered with faux gurus and hyped up promises. You’ve seen them: “Make $500 000 with your first online course launch.” “Give me 15 minutes, and I’ll give you a profit generating machine!” Okay,  [click to continue…]

How to Choose the Right Color Schemes for Your Ecommerce Shop

It seems crazy, doesn’t it? Something as abstract as color can influence the decisions people make. I’m not just talking about everyday decisions, but those with real consequences for your business. I mean the kind that impact your bottom line. That’s not an unfounded claim. Research has shown that color accounts for 85% of an individual’s  [click to continue…]

How to Become the World’s #1 Expert in Your Niche

Whether you’re a brand, a webmaster or a solo blogger, it’s essential your audience takes you seriously. You need to prove you know your stuff. But in a world that’s become increasingly saturated with self-appointed “gurus,” it’s become incredibly difficult to separate yourself from the masses. That’s why authority and credibility have become the name  [click to continue…]

How Knowing Your “Why” Can Revolutionize Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Many digital marketers carry out their daily tasks in a furious frenzy. They send out email blasts, update social media, perform keyword research and so on, trying to accomplish as much as possible. Working hard and staying busy makes us feel we’re being productive. But how many people stop to think about why they’re doing  [click to continue…]

The Latest SEO Trends You Should Ignore

Given that Google changes its search algorithm 500-600 times each year, it’s not surprising marketers get confused sometimes. Speculations about the latest SEO trends run rampant and are a breeding ground for many myths. For this reason, it’s sometimes difficult to tell fact from fiction. Of course, the Internet provides the perfect framework for misinformation  [click to continue…]

How to Combine Native Advertising with Content Marketing to Maximize Your Traffic

Despite the proven effectiveness of native advertising, it’s a concept that remains a little murky for many marketers. Copyblogger performed a study on native advertising, asking people whether they knew what it was and how knowledgeable they were about it. Here are the results: Clearly, it’s still an ambiguous concept to many. Simply, native advertising is  [click to continue…]

Should You Be Worried About The Next Google Algorithm Change?

“Everything changes and nothing stands still.” In this quote, Heraclitus of Ephesus was referring to life and the fundamental order of the cosmos. But he might as well be referring to Google’s chronic algorithm updates, even if he was a few centuries early. See, Google makes roughly 500 – 600 changes each year. Some are major,  [click to continue…]

How to Use Surveys to Hook More Customers

What’s the number one goal of content marketing? Besides the obvious answer of generating leads and making conversions, it’s maximizing engagement. Content marketing thrives on engagement! You want your audience to take an active interest in your content and interact with your brand. This typically comes in the form of likes, shares, comments, etc. But  [click to continue…]

Here’s How to Perfectly Optimize Your Infographic for SEO

Infographics are amazing! Besides being one of the best ways to explain a complicated topic with ease, they make information come alive. Research found, people following directions with text and illustrations do 323 percent better than people following directions without illustrations. Maybe that’s why “infographics are ‘liked’ and shared on social media 3x more than any  [click to continue…]