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Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

Persuasive Copy: Use Active Verbs To Engage your Prospects

November 21st, 2012
Persuasive Copy Writing Is Still Important

For the past month, we here at FutureNow have been trying to arm you with some basic design knowledge so you could start thinking about how you you want your prospects to perceive your site, image and brand.  Today, we are going to remind you of something that The Grok has stood for from the beginning: persuasive copy writing.

To write persuasive copy, there are 3 things that are most important to remember (ignoring…

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Tuesday, Jul. 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm

How to Effectively Communicate Analytics Data

July 24th, 2012
Communicating web analytics data to executives who have little or no experience data digging themselves can be a challenge for any analyst. There are dozens of metrics in your analytics account- page views, time on site, unique visitors, cost per click, bounce rate, conversions-the list is endless.  Reports containing all of these metrics are not only confusing but completely worthless.  Some metrics in your analytics account will speak loudly to your online marketing team…

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Thursday, Jun. 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm

SEO Workshop Part 5: Design Tips for Development

June 21st, 2012

Welcome to the 5th installment of our SEO workshop series.  If you missed the first four posts, you can catch up by viewing them here:

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SEO Design and Development Best Practices

Everyone seems to be going crazy these days about ‘the secrets’ to optimizing their site for search engines.  The good news is, the only real secret is continued hard work and dedication.  The…

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Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm

SEO Workshop Part 4: Body Copy

June 19th, 2012
Content For Your Web Pages

Welcome to the forth installment of our SEO workshop series.  Today we will guide you through the world of writing good body copy in order to both satisfy your visitors and the Search Engine Crawlers you are viaing for the attention of.  Before you start working on your body copy make sure your site is first optimized for the human experience, you have your most important keywords in hand, and you have dedicated your…

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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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Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Use Google Adwords Quality Score To Your Advantage

March 29th, 2012

Adwords can be a money maker if used properly or, if attempted in vain, can leave you questioning your every move. Many of us have leaped into Adwords Campaigns knowing less than the basics and not understanding the simple strategies that lead to successful Adwords Campaigns.

At FutureNow we work on increasing ROI of your business primarily through the performance of your website.  PPC campaigns work in tandem as an important traffic source for many of our clients. …

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Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at 7:30 am

12 Days of Conversions: Day 6-Optimize Your Mobile Site

November 30th, 2011

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This year, IBM has predicted that 15 percent of Americans will use mobile devices for their holiday shopping via Coremetrics benchmarking.  With phones getting smarter, ipads and tablets being used more heavily, and many people on the go all around, mobile devices are going to be helping people more than ever with their holiday shopping this season.  Is your mobile site optimized to create the best experience for your visitors this season?  It is difficult…

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Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at 8:23 am

Is Your Copy Hurting You?

February 18th, 2011

Today’s post was inspired by Jared Spool’s article, “The Public Groupon Voice Guide,” which provides a handy link to Groupon’s guide for writing snarky copy. Anyone who has visited Groupon.com before already will be familiar with their writing style. For those of you who haven’t heard of Groupon, it is a site that offers discounts for local businesses in your area. A new deal is up for grabs each day, and you typically have til midnight of that same day to purchase…

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Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 at 9:13 am

The Balancing Act of Email Content and Tone

November 30th, 2010

Ever since Brendan Regan’s January post featuring an example of effective use of tone in email marketing, I have paid close attention to the tone of the emails I get from companies. With the holidays upon us, I have had plenty of opportunities to critique email tone. One email I received stood out from the pack, and not in a good way. It was a confirmation for an online order from Moosejaw, a distributor of outdoor sportswear and gear. Its…

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Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 at 9:08 am

The More You Repeat Yourself, the Less Customers Listen

October 18th, 2010

1CalendarThis post is focused on email marketing, but I think you’ll agree that the principles can be applied to other aspects of online marketing. For those of you who send emails to past customers: how often do you send those emails? Has your frequency changed over time, or did you “set it and forget it”? Is anyone testing frequency?

To illustrate, I’m going to pick on an unsuspecting merchant who’s been pestering my inbox of late. Take a look at the last…

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