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Image via Shutterstock. Google is leaving you clues about how to become a better marketer — and you might not even be seeing them. The job of every marketer today, whether they work in PPC, SEO, CRO, or content, is to solve people’s problems. Google is taking note of companies that are doing it well, and companies that are leaving people disappointed.
Before I address the burning question in the headline, let’s rewind to the start of product awareness month for some context. I kicked 2018 off with a bold, self-inflicted challenge to write 30 blog posts in 30 days in a bid to increase adoption of our two new products, Popups and Sticky Bars. The initial thinking was to call this effort Product Marketing Month, with the cont ...
Oh my! That is quite a confession! Image via Shutterstock. I have a confession to make. It’s a hard one, so breathe deep with me and please be kind. I am not *hard swallow* a conversion optimizer. That’s a dangerous admission, and not just because CRO is big business. You see, while I’m not a conversion optimizer, I’m good at faking it. Really, really good.
Depending on who you talk to, website popups are either a godsend for list building and subsequent revenue creation, or they’re a nuclear bomb for the user experience. Some can’t stand popups and completely disregard sites that use them (or that’s what they say, at least). And there are even entire websites dedicated to hating on especially bad popups.
As I learned at the start of February, if you’re a lucky enough to get one-on-one time with Purna Virji, Senior Manager of Global Engagement at Microsoft, you ask her about the future of search, AI, and pay per click (because she makes everything sound pretty exciting). Purna—named the #1 most influential PPC expert in the world by PPC Hero in 2016—is on the forefront of wha ...
Today’s ad platforms can have even the most experienced PPC marketers spending more than intended. Campaign settings, rules and other factors change over time, which can have substantial impact on your campaigns. For example, starting October 4th, 2017 Google announced they could spend up to two times your daily budget.
Similar to how Indochino is revolutionizing menswear with made-to-measure suits, it turns out a custom fit applies to their digital marketing too. In the past year, the fast-growing apparel brand saw over 50% growth in retail, and opened nine new showrooms across North America. The brand’s marketing team of just 12 people are used to acting fast, but until about a year ago, ...
Wait a minute, no-touch website optimization? How on earth can you optimize your website without touching it? That’s absurd. Insane even. Have you gone stark raving mad, Oli? Who me? Never! Or at least, not all the way crazy. I’m talking about ways that you can experiment, learn, and change behavior simply by using page and UI elements like Popups and Sticky Bars.
Okay, so perhaps only one of these use cases will blow your mind, but it’s worth risking being labeled as click-bait to get this in your hands. Read on for the coolest things you can do with website popups. Ever. Including augmented reality. Yup. Example #1: The Augmented Reality Customer Postcard Alright, people. Prepare to have your minds blown.
As an optimizer, there’s nothing that excites me more than using design to change on-page behavior. By “change”, I mean to positively influence visitors to achieve their (and your) goals more effectively, and sticky navigation is a great way to increase your odds of driving behavioral change. The best way I know to design experiences that change on-page behavior is to use my D ...
I’ve already talked at length about how to design more delightful popups by using The Delight Equation, and today I want to extend that concept by discussing the triggers and advanced targeting you can use to make popup experiences even better. I think we’d all agree that showing a popup to your visitors on every visit is a bad idea.
Starting to feel like you’ve been working in overdrive to (maybe) bring in only half the leads you used to? Not to mention your paid budget seems to be climbing way outta hand? Well, it’s definitely not just you. Marketing’s changing and it’s getting tougher to see strong results. Two weeks ago Facebook tweaked it’s publisher settings, fewer advertisers can justify current CP ...
With so much of your traffic coming from mobile, it’s essential that you craft great mobile experiences. This means going beyond simple responsive design if you’re going to use a superior mobile UX (user experience) to stand out from your competition. IMPORTANT: This is a mobile experience. Use your phone to read this post. ***Click here to show a mobile nav bar***.
Hana Abaza runs the marketing show over at Shopify Plus, the enterprise arm of e-commerce software giant Shopify. In the interview, we unpack some of the ways they’re increasing product awareness and adoption of a new product – including the genesis of the idea for Shopify Plus, and some product marketing lessons learned.
I’ve no idea how to actually do the two-step. Apparently it looks a little something like this: It’s way too complex for me. Fortunately, when it comes to marketing, the two-step opt-in form is much simpler. What is a Two-Step Opt-In Form? Well for starters it’s a two-time hyphenated term that’s really annoying to type.
Sticky Bars are the less intrusive cousin of the noble Popup. They appear at the top or bottom of the page (and sometimes the sides) when a visitor arrives, leaves, scrolls down or up, stays on the page for a certain time period or clicks a link or button. They have a million useful use cases, some of which you may not have considered.
Is it possible to design the perfect popup? One so fiercely potent that people just can’t refuse to convert? Of course not. As small as seemingly simple as a popup is, it’s still important to understand a little about its anatomy. There are five primary elements to make up the architecture of a popup, and then there’s a layer of interaction design beneath that which deals wit ...
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