25 Amazing Ways to Boost eCommerce Conversion Rates

by Matt Janaway August 28th, 2014

Recent research shows that 53% of businesses spend less than 5% of their total marketing budget on conversion optimization. 35% of the businesses report a conversion rate of less than 1%. It wouldn't surprise me if a good chunk of businesses don't even know their eCommerce conversion rates. For this reason, I will be highlighting [...]

Content marketing is one of the biggest success stories in the global marketing industry. Everyday, thousands of pieces of content are published, all professionally planned, commissioned and measured to give brands a powerful way to reach their customers. This builds a fantastic level of loyalty, gaining sales along the way. Moreover we also seem to [...]

As an old school sales and marketing guy I can tell you stories… I've been in sales and marketing for many years.Let me tell you that digital marketing was, and is, a game changer. Before Digital Here's how it worked before digital. I would cold call 20 prospects before I could get 1 appointment. Very [...]

The Growing Importance of Online Reviews

by Chris Marentis August 26th, 2014

Online reviews are no longer only important for businesses that want to build hype on Yelp or Angies List. Great reviews can help SEO campaign efforts, boost AdWord efficacy, and make shared endorsements more effective on Google. Numerous internet marketers should not be surprised to learn that 88 percent of customers trust reviews from a [...]

How You Can Create A Mobile Friendly Online Store

by Steve Walsh August 26th, 2014

Predicting and adapting to new trends or major shifts can certainly give your business a competitive edge (and failing to do so can force you out of the race as well). Mobile ecommerce is one such trend where you need to adapt to stay in the game. If you think that mobile is the future [...]

As a content creator, an ongoing goal of mine is to experiment with different content formats to improve content marketing efforts. A big facet of this goal is the foray into video production. When you do it right, video is a great medium to use to entice viewers, get valuable content across in a visual [...]

Call To Action Plugins For WordPress

by Eileen Lonergan August 25th, 2014

It is a basic fact. Each page on your website should have a purpose. Generally you want a website visitor to DO SOMETHING as a result of visiting your page. Don't be arrogant enough to say, well a user can find our phone number in the footer if they need to call. Your website exists [...]

How You Can Draw People Into Your Content And Get Them To Engage

by Joydeep Bhattacharya August 21st, 2014

You've developed the blog of your dreams, adding the best plugins to optimize it effectively. You regularly update it with valuable content, but readers still don't come. No comments, few shares and tweets, and that's all. What went wrong? What's the cause of this failure? Think you need to spend several months or so perfecting [...]

I hate "standard" reporting. They more or less act solely as evidence that something happened the month prior. They don't make us any better at our jobs and they don't add a tremendous amount of value to our decision making process. Quite simply, so called standard reporting sucks. As marketers, let's do better. We need [...]

Brands That Tell Stories Gain Audiences

by Lisa Bolen August 20th, 2014

Brand storytelling is nothing new, however it is a point of difference for those companies that are doing it right. Companies that are crafting strong brand stories are engaging with their customers in a true marketing form instead of hammering advertising messaging. These marketers are building strong connections with customers. In an age where many [...]