Category: Conversion Rate Optimization

Driving calls with PPC: 5 mistakes most search marketers make

Most search marketers want the same thing out of their pay-per-click campaigns: driving conversions up and cost per conversion down. Things get a little more complicated when the goal of your PPC spending is to drive calls to your business....

/ May 14, 2018

Look Ma, no keywords! Phrase-free AdWords campaigns are here

Some brick-and-mortar advertisers logged into accounts in late February to find new campaigns named “Local Search Ads Experiment Campaign” populated in AdWords. Google has confirmed that these campaigns are currently running for select advertisers only and promote verified business locations in local search...

/ May 2, 2018

Let’s face it — clickbait works. Here’s how to use it to your advantage

No two ways about it — clickbait works! With the right page title, you can get people to click on your link in the search engine results pages (SERPs). That means you’ll get more clicks on call-to-action (CTA) elements on...

/ May 2, 2018

Google Surveys now available in more than 50 countries

Google announced on today that it is expanding its Google Surveys product and Surveys 360, its survey solution for enterprises, to more than 50 countries. Originally launched in 2012 as Google Consumer Surveys, the offering is designed to “… put...

/ March 28, 2018

5 conversion boosters to optimize your PPC campaigns

Earlier this year, Facebook broke some bad news. Organic reach is officially being choked, making it harder for brands to reach the audiences they’ve worked so hard to build. Because of this, I believe marketers will look to SEM (search...

/ March 12, 2018

Creating the best lead-gen website, step by step

Before I graduated from the Art Center College of Design, Lynda Weinman was my teacher for web design. Yes, THAT Lynda — who created Lynda.com and sold it for $1.5 billion to LinkedIn (just to give you some perspective on where...

/ March 9, 2018

Maximizing conversion rates

Conversion rate optimization (CRO) has gained tremendous popularity in the last few years as more companies try to figure out a way to generate higher ROI from their existing online marketing campaigns… but it has not proven to be an...

/ March 6, 2018

The death of the mass market and why consumers couldn’t be happier

Think back to the late 1990s – Friends was the biggest TV show in America with between 15-20% of all households tuning in. Nothing comes close on a percentage basis now, not even Game of Thrones, one of the biggest...

/ March 2, 2018

RIP A/B Testing

Gather all ye family, friends, webmasters and digital marketing executives. We’ve come here to celebrate the life of the now outdated A/B Testing process, which has finally succumbed to the inefficiencies that have plagued its process. What was A/B? How...

/ February 12, 2018

The top Walmart and Amazon product page experiences of 2017

There isn’t “one thing” separating a great product page from a terrible one. Instead, brands in 2018 should think holistically about how they are crafting a positive consumer experience on their product pages — even on third-party retailer sites. At...

/ January 3, 2018