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Local Workshop: A Holistic Guide to Online Marketing

Does online marketing leave you scratching your head? If so, then join me at DreamBank on Sept. 10 for a workshop that will help you gain an understanding of SEO, user experience and conversion — and how to apply these

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The Best Way to Convert Website Visitors to Customers – Offer Great Value

You’ve got a few people who interact with your brand regularly. They love your blog, they comment on your social media posts, but they still haven’t bought what you have to offer. They’re clearly interested, but how do you push

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The Art of Website Conversion: How to Create an Irresistible Offer

Recently we talked about how marketing tools like blogs and social media aren’t an end unto themselves, but a method of building interest in your brand in order to generate leads and ultimately convert them into sales. So how do

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Conversion Faux Pas that Obliterate the User Experience

I tried to go shopping online the other day on a website that shall not be named (to protect their identity for the faux pas they made). When I arrived on the site, I was instantly greeted by a pop-up

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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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Posted in Conversion, Social Media, User Experience (UX), Web Design

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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