Since it is the start of the new year, we compiled a list of useful websites that we have been using over the last year. Our goal was to come up with a list of sites that are not well known but we feel should get more attention. The list is includes web applications, project tracking tools, search tools, news sites and multimedia websites.
Note: We extracted the description of each application from its own About us page. No one can describe a product like its inventors , so we decided we would use their own words to …Read More
- January 21, 2009
- Conversion Rate Optimization
Some of you might think that great navigation is all you need to convert prospects into customers and keep them satisfied with your website’s usability.
Some of you are wrong.
You need internal search. Yes, need.
That’s not it, though. Internal searches have to be modified to reflect your business, its website’s content and your customers’ own needs, desires and habits.
Try these stats on for size:
At least 50% of shoppers prefer to use an online business’s internal search function to find products Prospects convert at least 4x more than those who don’t use search functions The average …Read More
Up until now, you’ve probably thought that a generic 404 page has done you well. After all, you see them everywhere, right? What harm could they do?
Here’s a surprise: a lot.
Generic 404 page can mean a big loss in profits.
Because generic 404 pages are wastes of the opportunity to market your business, retain prospects and generate sales.
Yesterday, I gave you a few reasons why welcome emails shouldn’t be dismissed.
Today, I’d like to provide some practical tips for those who already utilize welcome emails.
That’s straightforward enough, right?
Well, not really.
Some of these tips may require you to look at welcome emails in an entirely different light. It might even be easier for you to disregard everything that you’ve done up until this point.
In 1999, The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants released some research about security and ecommerce after customer information was compromised on certain popular websites. I can already hear you questioning its relevance in 2009. But before you dismiss it, you should know one thing: it’s just as applicable today as it was then. Some may say that it’s even more so.
Take this excerpt:
“Consumers are looking for better ways to research and buy online, all the while requiring a reasonable amount of assurance and trust that the sites are safe and secure and that their information is …Read More
These are troubling economic times. That much can’t be denied. Consumers feel the pinch as they find that it costs more to buy things. But now businesses are hurting, too. It’s also expensive to sell things.
Skyrocketing fuel costs have turned consumers to the Internet for their shopping needs. After all, it can be easier, quicker and cheaper to order something online if you find a good price and if shipping is cheap or even free. But therein lies the problem. While expensive gas has made shopping on the Internet more attractive to fuel-conscious consumers, it’s also made the …Read More
Note: this post is a guest post by Ms. Katie Gatto . Your feedback is really appreciated.
When most people think about how they will measure the success of their blog they look to the numbers that are provided by their analytics. While these numbers can be a helpful in figuring out your blog’s traffic and its sources, far too many people rely on the measures provided by analytics as a sole source of data. By doing this you are cheating yourself out of a complete measure for your blog’s success.Read More
Barack Obama has lead a very unique, successful online campaign that I believe has helped him achieve the popularity, excitement, and buzz this past year. However, last week, when I browsed to his website I found that his site may be falling into what we like to call: creating FUDs (fears, uncertainties, and doubts).Read More
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