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Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Branding and Color: Use Color To Define Your Brand

November 5th, 2012
The Use Of Color In Brand Development

In our last post we uncovered some of the ways you can use color to increase the functionality of your site.  Today, we are going to go over a more common topic in color research-color for your brand image.  Every color in the spectrum will have a specific effect on the human mind and make an important and lasting impression on your potential customers.  In this article we hope to…

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Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Functional Color: How To Use Color For Successful Site Navigation

October 30th, 2012
Why Is Color Important to your Website?

Marketing Research has cranked out thousands of studies over the  years to understand which colors motivate people to buy.  There is good reason for marketers to focus on color- people respond to it. Color can change the look and feel of your brand and help people navigate your website.

We hope to share with you some of the elementary principles on how the mind searches for colors to take action. You can use this…

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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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Monday, Apr. 9, 2012 at 11:00 am

Persuasion Architecture In Action

April 9th, 2012

This post is a follow up from last weeks post, ‘Content Targeting is Still No Match for Persuasion Architecture’ that describes how to create personas for your website so you can use persuasion architecture to convert your visitors.  It also briefly covers content targeting and whether or not using it as a strategy is a good solution for your website.    In this post, we will give some suggestions on how to convert each of the…

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Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Site Search Part 1: Learn From Your Customers

January 2nd, 2012

Treasure MapIn this two part post, you will begin to understand why your prospects use site search, how to track what they are searching for, and what your new found information can do for you. In part one of this two part series, you will get an idea of what kind of visitors are utilizing your site search box, and how the words they type into that little rectangular box can make you money.

With the wealth of information on websites it is sometimes…

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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

glass phone that reads Merry Christmas with string to hang it on the tree

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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Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at 7:30 am

The Most Valuable Real Estate On Your Site

November 14th, 2011
gorgeous home with reflective pondThe Duties of Your Homepage

The homepage has so much responsibility.  In most cases, our client’s homepages are the highest trafficked landing pages.  They are the entry point for many different types of visitors in different stages of their buying process.  The homepage needs to present content and images that effectively speak to the return visitors that already know your brand.  It also needs to feature elements that will engage the visitor who…

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Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Eye Tracking for iPad?

September 21st, 2011

Eye tracking keeps getting better for advertisers and website owners.  And now, iPad app developers are getting into the mix.  While there’s long been a number of free or moderate to low-cost tools to help content creators better understand how their customers visually engage with the design of their content, the mediums we use to communicate with our constituents continue to change.  A new service from GazeHawk, a startup AdAge Digital tabbed for their “10 Startups to Watch” series, seeks to…

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Wednesday, May. 11, 2011 at 9:26 am

Mode, Usability, and Guilt-by-Association

May 11th, 2011

The more experience I have with web optimization, the more critical I become in my day-to-day interactions with websites. I am a true fan and believer of livingsocial.com. My purchase of more than one of the advertised daily deals has made me a repeat customer of the associated business offering the deal coupon. However, I wish that livingsocial.com would give their customers an opportunity to rate their experiences with the businesses offering coupons on their site, because I would have…

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Friday, Mar. 18, 2011 at 9:38 am

Filters: Conversion Friend or Foe?

March 18th, 2011

We all know that the key to conversion is helping your visitors easily find what they’re looking for, and moving them through an unhindered checkout. One way to accomplish the first half of this task is by applying filters on your site that visitors can use to narrow in on results. But, how do you know if your site’s filters are your friend or foe?

There are many ways to go wrong when applying filters to your site. Chances are,…

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