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Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at 8:27 am

Basic Typography Rules for a Well Designed Website

November 7th, 2012
Why Copy Needs to Look Good

Ever wonder why some websites look so clean, professional and organized, while others look disorganized and messy for no apparent reason?  The reason is often because of the typography.   If you hire a trained designer for your site, one of their most basic operations is to make sure the way type is displayed on your site looks polished and professional.  There are countless books and articles about the rules and…

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Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Branding and Color: Use Color To Define Your Brand

November 5th, 2012
The Use Of Color In Brand Development

In our last post we uncovered some of the ways you can use color to increase the functionality of your site.  Today, we are going to go over a more common topic in color research-color for your brand image.  Every color in the spectrum will have a specific effect on the human mind and make an important and lasting impression on your potential customers.  In this article we hope to…

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Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Functional Color: How To Use Color For Successful Site Navigation

October 30th, 2012
Why Is Color Important to your Website?

Marketing Research has cranked out thousands of studies over the  years to understand which colors motivate people to buy.  There is good reason for marketers to focus on color- people respond to it. Color can change the look and feel of your brand and help people navigate your website.

We hope to share with you some of the elementary principles on how the mind searches for colors to take action. You can use this…

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Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Why People Don’t Buy Part 4: Your Website Needs a Doctor

October 26th, 2012

The first three parts of this series cover the 3 main reasons people leave your website based on a SeeWhy survey.  The survey asked “Why do you browse an ecommence website and then choose not to buy?” This post covers reasons that are so obviously bad, that people forget to mention them in surveys about site experience.  The following site problems might not top a survey, but they ARE the main reasons people abandon your site.  Luckily…

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Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Why People Don’t Buy Part 3: Saving Items For Later Purchase

October 24th, 2012

Why People Don’t Buy Part 1: High Shipping Costs

Why People Don’t Buy Part 2: they are Comparison Shopping

Why People Don’t Buy Part 3: Saving Items for Later Purchase

Many guests will leave the buying process with items in their shopping cart, especially for larger ticket items.  Sometimes people need to speak to one or many people about your product and company before they are willing to commit to buying from you.  The best way to keep these guests coming back…

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Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

Why People Don’t Buy-Part 2: They are Comparison Shopping

October 16th, 2012
keep customers who are comparison shoppingComparison Shopping

Comparison shopping is the 2nd reason that the majority of people on your site will abandon their buying process, following only high or shocking shipping prices. Your guests see what you have, what prices you offer, how soon your product or service will be delivered, and then they leave to check out the same things on other peoples sites.  It might seem like there is nothing you can do-people are going to compare options no matter what. You…

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Thursday, Sep. 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Why People Don’t Buy-Part 1: High Shipping Costs

September 13th, 2012
Why Don’t Customers Buy?

SeeWhy, a company that specializes in e-mail published the results to a questionnaire that asked people, “Why do you browse an ecommence website and then choose not to buy? The answer to this question was most often, the cost of shipping is too highIs reducing or eliminating shipping cost really a reason to lose customers? We don’t think so.  The reasons people gave for abandoning the buying process are all things that can be fixed on…

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Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Google Content Experiments-The Good, the Bad and The Alternatives

August 22nd, 2012

Google Website Optimizer is gone.  It has been replaced with Google Content Experiments.  Countless articles and blog posts have been written on how this change will affect testing for everyone.  This blog post will briefly outline why Google Content Experiments will make your life better, but might make your life harder, and will show you some alternative testing tools that this change should draw your attention to.

Why We Love Google Content Experiments

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RegEx is…

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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm

The Power Of Continuous Improvement

August 16th, 2012

woman painting a picture of a dollar signIt is easy to get disheartened with testing after a while.  You start a project with a few big wins: triple-digit increase in conversion rate, 20% Reduction in PPC spend, organic traffic to your site doubles.  It is easy to get addicted to these types of increases-why work every day when you can win the lottery instead, right?  The truth is that real conversion rate optimization starts after you get all the big wins.  99% of…

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Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Backlinking Cheat Sheet

August 8th, 2012

USDA ORGANIC logo with the word TRAFFIC addedWelcome to our backlinking cheat sheet.  This is a list of the industry backlinking strategies- the good, the bad and the optimized!  If you like this post make sure to read up on the most effective and holistic backlinking strategies to start your journey into the hard work of backlinking.

As you probably already know, some backlink building strategies are dangerous.  There are black hat SEO methods that can either help your site ranking or kill your chances forever.…

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