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Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Your New Online Business Model: Monthly Delivery and Auto Renewal

November 30th, 2012
The Auto-Renewal Business Model

It’s the holiday season for online shoppers, and we are here to give you another way to cash in your website this season!

Look at your products or service and try to realize if it is a gift that can keep on giving.  There are quite a few companies that use “of the month” or “auto-renewal” as a business model.  Have you ever considered applying the same concept to your brand? Maybe you do not realize it,…

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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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Wednesday, Jun. 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

SEO Workshop Part 1: SEO is EASY

June 6th, 2012
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Here at FutureNow we like to preach Conversion Rate Optimization as the most important step in your marketing strategy. Conversion Rate Optimization is the most important part of your online marketing campaign-thats why we preach it.  We do understand that your site traffic is important too.  We like to think of traffic in different terms though-we prefer to say “the people who visit your site.”  They aren’t cars lined up on the information super…

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Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2012 at 7:25 pm

3x WhichTestWon Winner!

March 6th, 2012

If did not have the opprotunity to watch the  WhichTestWon.com award ceremony, you missed a fun and insightful Webinar.  If you did miss it, you should check out the winners on their website in addition to their case studies. With more people submitting tests ever year, the winners are becoming increasingly interesting and their ideas should inspire you to keep testing on your own site.  We are especially psyched because we won 3 medals this…

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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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Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at 7:30 am

Buying Stages and Ad Campaigns

November 21st, 2011

It’s not a secret, that what we do here at FutureNow is conversion rate optimization. One common misconception about conversion rate optimization is that it begins once a prospect lands on your site.  Optimizing  your conversion rate should start before a prospect ever lands on your site. For example, if you are investing in campaigns focused at driving traffic to your site, you should be planning those campaigns to match your intended prospect’s buying stage.

Buying…

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Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at 7:30 am

The Measurement Yardstick of Web Data Accuracy

November 3rd, 2011

Since Halloween just past us by, I thought I would write about perhaps one of the scariest topics in web analysis, web data accuracy.  In the marketing world, we are fortunate to live in the day and age of the internet for many reasons. Perhaps the most important, is that we can track the success of marketing campaigns so precisely.

We now have the ability to track and measure how successful an adwords campaign is at persuading prospects to visit…

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Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 at 9:00 am

Regular Expressions: A Powerful Tool for the Analyst’s Tool Kit

October 10th, 2011

Regular expressions can seem pretty intimidating at first, especially if you have little to no software development experience like myself. Your first glance at a regular expression string might even make you want to curl up into the fetal position and cry for your mama.  After facing your fears, you’ll soon realize that regular expressions aren’t as bad as they seem. In fact, using regular expressions in your analysis can be an extremely powerful tool to add to…

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Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2011 at 9:14 am

Who Is Your Testing Champion Within IT?

March 23rd, 2011

At last week’s Conversion Conference West, I attended an interesting panel discussion, moderated by our own Howard Kaplan, called “Large Company Optimization from the Trenches.” In it, representatives from larger companies (Blue Shield of California, Symantec, Mattel, Inc., and RealNetworks) shared the struggles and successes of trying to build an optimization practice within a corporate structure. They all talked in part about how they had to “build bridges” to other departments in the company (e.g. Sales, IT, Legal, etc.) in…

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Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at 8:23 am

What to Do When You See a Test Failing

January 28th, 2011

If you test, whether it be A/B or Multivariate, chances are you’ve seen at least one test that has failed. We’d all like to get a 100% success rate, but testing itself is conducted because there are visitor behaviors we are incapable of predicting. Even with 10+ years of experience in behavior-based conversion rate optimization, we here at FutureNow are sometimes wrong. So, the question is, when you see that your test is failing, what do you do?

Just like there…

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