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Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at 7:30 am

12 Days of Conversions: Day 4-Holiday E-Mails

November 28th, 2011

Red Mail Bow With Christmas Colored LettersHoliday Newsletters are a mandatory campaign strategy.  With so many ecommerce sites competing for attention, you need to make sure your customers remember you over the holidays.  When visitors are buying gifts for others, they have different intent, needs and motivations than when buying for themselves.  They may be compulsive in their buying behavior or they may require a lot of reassurance. Understanding you prospect’s buying styles can be difficult, but worth the effort since last minute…

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Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at 7:30 am

12 Days of Conversions: Day 1- Black Friday

November 23rd, 2011

Santa's arm delivering presents through a computer screenHere at FutureNow we are celebrating the holidays by offering you 12 days of holiday optimization. Yup, you heard me right. Free tips to easily improve your online performance for 12 days straight! For the next 12 days, we are going to guide you through some tips and techniques to help you meet and exceed your goals for your 2011 4th quarter.  Seeing as this Friday will be Black Friday, we thought we could start you off by…

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Friday, Mar. 5, 2010 at 8:46 am

Credibility: Yours to Loose

March 5th, 2010

sotpShow of hands: How many people noticed the typo in the title?  My guess is that those who did were ready to jump all over my mistake.  It was done intentionally to help prove my point: Visitors notice typos. (For those who are still confused: loose = free or released from fastening or attachment; lose = to come to be without.)

These days, most people are less skeptical about the internet.  We think little of viewing bank statements, paying utility…

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Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at 9:00 am

Increase ROI On Your Marketing Efforts this Holiday Season

December 7th, 2009

christmas_4Perhaps you’re investing in affiliate marketing and have created some really captivating holiday banners for your affiliates, or maybe you’re investing a lot in PPC this holiday season.

Are you simply looking at whether a marketing effort is converting and bringing in sales? Are you ignoring the step-by-step process visitors are going through from the marketing effort, to final conversion point, and making some assumptions for why one marketing effort might be converting more effectively than another?

Don’t just look at conversion…

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Monday, Aug. 3, 2009 at 9:29 am

Ogilvy’s Famous Rolls Royce Ad – Another Look

August 3rd, 2009

Did you know that Ogilvy was not the first to use the “electric clock” comparison in a headline?

Pierce Rolls ComparisonI came across this bit o’ trivia while writing my post on Ogilvy’s preferred ad layout.  I found it written up by Robert Rosenthal at Freaking Marketing, who had done the detective work to find and scan in this Pierce-Arrow ad that ran about 25 years before Ogilvy’s Rolls Royce campaign.

If you consider yourself a student of advertising, you’ll want to read…

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Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2009 at 9:48 am

3-Steps for Writing (and testing) Great Headlines

March 11th, 2009

According to copywriting legend Eugene Schwartz, a headline’s main job isn’t to sell; it’s to gain the readers attention and compel them to read the ad.  And this is sound advice, but the Internet also requires one other thing in today’s web 2.0 copy world Step 1. Scent: Web copy adds the requirement of scent.  Your headlines and sub headlines have to assure visitors that they’re in the right place.  A compelling headline that doesn’t orient readers…

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FutureNow Event

Free Webinar: August Session of “Always Be Testing” Webinar Series

August 4th, 2008

google website optimizer split testing free webinarWho: Bryan Eisenberg, Co-Founder & EVP at FutureNow, and Tom Leung, Business Product Manager at Google.

What: “Always Be Testing” Webinar: Landing Pages: Headlines and Calls to Action

When: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 | 12:00pm EST

Where: Online, register here to receive your invitation

How much: It’s free, but space is limited so sign-up today!

About this session:

Last month kicked off the series with a webinar on testing trust and confidence building elements on landing pages (view archive ). Our August session will continue to explore…

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FutureNow Post
Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Would the Sex and the City Girls Click on This?

January 7th, 2008

the Sex and the City girlsOnline or offline, on the magazine rack or the clearance rack, headlines are your one sure chance to make an impression.

Jeff Sexton, our resident copywriting pro, makes his Copyblogger debut today, revealing secret techniques for alluring headlines. Here’s a peek

I bet you didn’t know that the main characters of HBO’s Sex and the City represent one of the better examples of the four personality temperaments, did you?

Just about every personality typing system—from Hippocrates’ humors to Myers-Briggs/Keirsey or DISK—groups personalities into…

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FutureNow Article
Monday, Oct. 29, 2007

Online Copywriting 101: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

October 29th, 2007
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Monday, Apr. 2, 2007 at 4:04 pm

Google Website Optimizer Testing: Bold Text

April 2nd, 2007

Everyone wants to test nowadays, but few know what to do. People are out there testing thousands of headlines at a time, trying to figure out what is the best combination. While testing, there are sure to be combinations which will negatively affect conversion and the overall branding of the site.

So, why not put your best foot forward? Look at your site’s conversion stumbling blocks and find ways to break through them. Test a couple of examples, find the best…

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