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Friday, Sep. 2, 2011

Conversion Conference: you wanna go; last chance to save some dough!

September 2nd, 2011

Sound familiar?  Well, if you get Tim Ash’s emails, then of course you’ve heard this before.  But what can I say?  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – and we here at FutureNow just love Tim.  And we love a good rhyme.  And we love, Love, LOVE Conversion Conference!  But we’re not the only ones.  According to Tim’s data, 98.2% of Conversion Conference attendees said they would recommend the conference to a colleague.…

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Special Announcement
Thursday, Mar. 3, 2011

T-Minus 12 and Counting til Conversion Salvation

March 3rd, 2011

Grok readers, conversion rate optimization aficionados, and seekers of ways to make your website better: Conversion Conference West kicks off at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis just 12 days from today, on March 14-15.  More than 40 recognized industry experts will give 20 sessions and 4 keynotes revealing the best strategies and tactics for improving your bottom line.  And we know how to get you a $250 discount! Interested in attending?  Reach out and request the discount code for $250 off the…

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Special Announcement
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011

Win Conversion Rate Optimization with FutureNow, Inc. for 6 Months

January 5th, 2011

So, you think you can convert, do you?

Prove it.  Are you really satisfied knowing that 97% of the people who visit your website never become your customer, and may even buy from your competitors?  Isn’t it reasonable to expect your PPC campaigns and other marketing efforts at least to pay for themselves?  Don’t you think the content on your site should do a better job of speaking to your visitors’ needs, and possibly even get you better…

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FutureNow Post
Monday, Aug. 17, 2009 at 10:06 am

FutureNow’s “Best Of” List from SES 2009 San Jose

August 17th, 2009

ses09_logoBryan and I had the honor of attending and speaking at this year’s Search Engine Strategies Conference in San Jose. The amount of blogging and tweeting going on during the conference was phenomenal, so we won’t attempt to “cover” what went on.

Instead, we’d like to present our brief “Best Of” List so you can get some quick highlights from our (somewhat biased) perspective:

Here we go…

Best Presentation: “How to Turn Your Web Analytics into a Money Making Machine.” Bryan Eisenberg, Avinash Kaushik, Jim Sterne, and…

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FutureNow Post
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008 at 10:10 am

Not Just Another Press Release

August 20th, 2008

Public companies issue a lot of press releases. Some of them are issued to announce something to the press or to brag but many others are issued simply to comply with the SEC’s public disclosure provision of Regulation FD. What that means effectively is that if you ask the CEO of a public company about her company she can’t tell you anything that isn’t publicly disclosed. That used to mean either an SEC fling or a press release. Welcome to…

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FutureNow Post
Monday, Jul. 9, 2007 at 11:17 am

GrokDotCom Is First To Be Optimized for iPhone

July 9th, 2007

First in line!GrokDotCom is now one of only two blogs to be optimized for iPhone (the other being that of our friends at Bazaarvoice).

Thanks to the good folks over at ContentRobot, we’re the first kids on the block to beta the iWPhone WordPress Plugin:

While the iPhone does an amazing job of displaying web pages the way they were designed to be seen, often visitors want quick access to your website’s content. The “iWPhone WordPress Plugin and Theme” displays an optimized version of your…

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FutureNow Post
Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2007 at 8:44 am

2,900 Blogs You Should Read Now

April 10th, 2007

Blog Buzz on WebmasterRadio.fmRelax, you don’t have to read them all right now… We’ve made it easier than that. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes a day to stay current with blog posts worth reading.

Maybe you haven’t noticed but we’re now monitoring over 2,900 blogs at Today’s Blog Buzz. The feed updates hourly, with the “Best of the Week” & “Best of the Month” available on the right-hand column. A Day in the Life… brings you top stories from influential blogs…

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FutureNow Post
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 at 7:46 pm

Take A Peek Under The Covers…

February 3rd, 2007

We’ve been busy giving GrokDotCom a major upgrade. We’ve consolidated all the information we used to bring you under separate cover. I, along with members of the Future Now team and guest authors, will continue writing the feature articles you’ve come to expect from GrokDotCom. We’ll still push the envelope as we think about conversion rate marketing and bring you in-the-trenches advice and support.

Our updated blog, A Day in the Life of a Persuasion Architect , now monitors over 2,200 blogs…

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FutureNow Post
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006 at 9:19 am

Sorry It’s Been So Long…

December 13th, 2006

Jeff and I are headed back today from visiting our friends in Burbank, Sunnyvale and Mountain View. Many of you know we have been traveling since June, mostly related to the book tour for Waiting For Your Cat to Bark? but thankfully that is all done. We have had lots to share and I’ll give you some of the top level ones:

First off a gift for you – we have completed the Table of Contents and Index for the paperback…

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FutureNow Post
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 at 3:43 pm

It’s [ClickZ] Election Season

November 2nd, 2006

The ClickZ Marketing Excellence Awards 2006 voting is open. Like all good elections there is a lot of behind the scenes campaigning going on, including emails from friends that we have at many of the companies listed. I have already voted and have several favorites in the categories. I will spill the beans on only one company that I voted for. I’d be glad to share if you want to know why!

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