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4 Ways to Get a CRO Budget for Next Year

If you ever went to the government and asked them what your fair share of taxes should be, they would first ask you how much you made last year. And that would likely be the answer. Likewise, a conversion optimizer would probably be the last person to ask how much to budget for conversion optimization….

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The CRO + SEM Agency: Challenges and Opportunities

Will CRO agencies adopt SEM, or will SEM agencies integrate CRO? The perfect storm of online business, the peanut butter and jelly, the gin and tonic, the Abbot and Costello will be SEM and CRO. The reason is that the conversion rate of any business is calculated by dividing transactions (leads, sales or calls) by…

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5 Smart Calls-to-Action That Make Visitors Click

Companies will typically spend $92 to bring customers to their site, but only $1 to convert them. Traffic is only half the solution to a successful online business. If you’re putting 90% of your effort into driving traffic to your site, and minimal effort into optimizing your site for conversions then you may as well…

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12 Rules for Maximizing Conversions from AdWords

Today we have a guest post by Derek Hooker, Chief of Search Marketing at White Shark Media™. Google AdWords is a very impressive advertising platform. It provides us with numerous tools and features to work with and make our campaigns better. As long as you have the right mindset, resources and strategy, you can make…

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The Blue Line that Frustrates Your Visitors

The Conversion Function is the number of actions taken for an online property divided by the number of visits to that property. Here is where we find the solid blue line in our websites. It runs through our sites and our landing pages. It slices our prospects’ mobile phones, their tablets and their computers. We…

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Four Ways of Predicting the Future of Your Website

How predictable are people when they are on the Web? As it turns out, they are not very predictable at all. For any site, the audience is very different, even among sites in the same business. Whenever we try to predict how people will behave, we are trying to predict the future. There are several…

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Secrets of The “Bad Boys” of Online Sales Conversion

Video and Audio. We call them affiliate marketers, infopreneurs or online goo-roos. They push health care products, supplements, exercise tapes, and get-rich-quick schemes. We can learn from them about online sales conversion because they test the hell out of their landing pages.

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