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Friday, Mar. 18, 2005 at 1:09 pm

Create Landing Pages That Convert

March 18th, 2005

Buying site traffic costs more every minute. Long term, the online business battle will be waged over conversion rates and return on investment (ROI), not traffic acquisition. Those landing pages you pay for so dearly are a logical place to begin your solid commitment to better conversion rates.

Each successful landing page answers the following questions:

What’s the offer? Who’s interested? Why are they interested, and why should they take further action? How do they get started?

Before you address these questions, think…

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Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2005

Let Them Eat Cake

March 15th, 2005

Design your checkout process to Get The Cash today, tomorrow or even next week!

Question: When is your shopping cart not just a shopping cart? Answer: When your visitors use it as a comparative tool.If you’ve got the hang of personas and why they are critical to designing the persuasion architecture of your web site, then you have an understanding of the underlying premise: there is no average visitor. Everyone approaches the decision to buy in different ways. The customer-focused web site…

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Friday, Mar. 4, 2005 at 1:12 pm

The Next Step: The Web Analytics Association

March 4th, 2005

I spoke on two panels at Search Engine Strategies in New York this week. One speech, “Measuring Success Overview,” I’ve been giving for three years, keeping each presentation current. This time, it was completely revised.

My objective was always to get people to realize Web analytics solutions are valuable and to start them measuring. Now, many people understand the value of measurement. The bigger challenge marketers face is determining what to do with all those measurements.

Web Analytics Tools Aren’t Enough

A recent Jupiter…

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Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2005

The Forest for the Trees

March 1st, 2005

B2B or B2C, you persuade most effectively when you map their buying processes to your selling process

Okay B2B folks. Time to see the light. Time to challenge your perceptions of industry differences – when it comes to online persuasion, B2B is not substantively different from B2C. You sell; they buy; you’re most effective when your selling process pairs up perfectly with their buying processes. Whatever you’re doing out there in cyber space, you get that relationship right and you’ll persuade…

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