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Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Getting Started with Social Media: Implementation Guide for Facebook

January 7th, 2013
Basic Rules for Your Facebook Campaign

There are more ways to make money with your social media campaign every day…but there are also more ways to spend time and money.  Investing time in social media does not have to be a gamble.  Make sure you start out on the right foot with your Facebook campaign by following these 6 simple steps-all of the free, all of them easy.

1.  Make sure the background image on your Facebook page speaks to…

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Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm

A Holiday Lesson From My Family: Information Sells

December 15th, 2012
The Importance Of High Quality Content On Your Site

I have been spending more time with my family as of late and I had forgotten the well of ethnographic experience they have to offer as a culture all their own.  One of the things I observed over the recent holidays that I had never noticed before is their love of secrets.  Or, more precisely, their pride of holding information they think few other people have.

It is awesome to see…

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Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Search Engine Real Estate: The costs behind having a site on Google 5th Avenue

December 4th, 2012
How Much Does It Really Cost To Build a Website?

It is nearing the end of 2012 folks, and it is time to start appreciating a cold hard fact.  Your online store costs as much to build and maintain as a brick and mortar store. If it is not costing you that much, you are not likely finding success.  Maybe you already realize this and are allocating a proper budget for the success of your online business, but others…

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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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Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Use Incentives To Easily Increase Your Bottom Line: Case Study

August 6th, 2012

carrot dangling from a stick to represent an incentiveOne of the tried and true methods of persuasion is offering incentives for action.  The incentive approach can help increase sales, leads and overall revenue if executed effectively. If not implemented properly, your incentive program will only assist you in losing time and money.

There are many cases where incentives can help lead to conversion. They are especially effective on spontaneous types of visitors who do not want to miss out on any opportunity.

Free shipping can help convince your visitors…

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Friday, Jul. 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm

The Holistic Approach To Backlinking

July 27th, 2012

a begger with a sign, 'will work for backlinks'After our 5 part series about optimizing your site for SEO, we got a high demand for more information about backlinking.  We acknowledge why you want to know more about it- backlinks make your site look more popular to people, and therefore also more popular to search engines.  The reason we did not include it in our series is that backlinking is a form of offsite SEO, which should be your last priority when optimizing your site for visitors,…

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Thursday, Jun. 14, 2012 at 10:00 am

SEO Workshop Part 3: Keywords In Headlines

June 14th, 2012

whorl news headline to present an article on creating quality headlines-'ufo lands in suffolk'This is the third part of our series presenting a methodology of how to present content on your site in a way that makes it easier for search engine crawlers to find and index the pages of your site.  You can catch up by first reading about keeping people at the forefront of your mind when working on SEO and then how to figure out which keywords will be most suitable to your landing page.

In this post you’ll discover the…

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Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

6 Steps To Get The Most Out Of Your Optimization Team

February 6th, 2012

I would like to start this blog post by stating I am NO Analyst! However, I am on the front lines, talking to the people contacting FutureNow Inc. and answering their sales related questions.  My unique lack of expertise in the day to day analytical reporting allows me to share some insights about what is necessary to begin a Conversion Rate Optimization Engagement, even before your first call with an analyst!

We have a mixed audience at FutureNow Inc.,…

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