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Do I Really Need One of those CRM Things?

Yes. Sorry I don’t have a more witty response than that … If you have a business with customers, you really really do. If you are a nonprofit, your donors are your customers and the answer is the same. Excel

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Essentialism 101: Web Design Trade-offs

We all face trade-offs in our professional and personal lives. When we choose to stop working and spend time with family or friends, it’s a trade-off. When we decide to stay up an extra two hours to get that work

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Social Media and Conversion

In many ways, the goal of social media conversion is very similar to website conversion — to have visitors take the next step you want them to take. This next step can be to take a visitor to a specific

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The Perils of Pop Ups on Your Website

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never had anyone I know say they liked pop ups. Not one. This comes as no surprise, as pop ups on a website are a poor user experience (UX), and can also diminish

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The Dark Side of Conversion: A List of Strategies to Avoid

In this installment of our Dark Side of Conversion series, here’s a list of conversion no-no’s that should be avoided. Spamming people with emails email after they’ve opted-in Adding people to your email list WITHOUT their permission (just because they

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The Dark Side of Conversion: Desperation

Conversion can be a tricky strategy. When handled incorrectly, even the most helpful intentions may come off as desperate (what I like to call Hungry Wolf Syndrome). Case in point, I was recently shopping for a holiday gift for my

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You Get What You Pay For … Not Always!

Growing up, I was always told, “you get what you pay for.” But as an adult, I’ve found this is not always the case. There have been many times where something inexpensive, like a $10 t-shirt, has lasted me a decade.

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The Dark Side of Conversion: Treating People Like Fish

After careful review of this blog title, you might be wondering — how in the world could a business treat a person like a fish? It’s pretty simple really. When trying to gain new clients or customers, some businesses perceive their potential

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Web Design & Conversion, Part 1: Testing

Click this! Download that! Sign Up! Let me email you every day for infinity! Do some of these calls-to-action (CTA) look familiar? Whether you have a website, or visit websites, calls-to-action — often in the form of a button —

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Understanding Online Marketing, Part 3: Conversion

In this installment of our Understanding Online Marketing series, we’ll be focusing on conversion — for your home page and subpages. Since this term may not be familiar to you, let’s start off with a brief definition. What is Conversion?

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