16 Overlay Examples Critiqued for Conversion

When it comes to overlays, everyone’s a critic — especially your prospects. Image via Shutterstock. These days, cyberspace is about as cluttered as my closet. And in that deep sea of endless streams and notifications and other dopamine-releasing distractions, getting your offer seen can be challenging to say the least. Luckily, overlays can help mute…

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Are your paid search ads making the right impression?

Impression share is an interesting paid search metric. On the surface, you could argue that impression share is a fairly useless metric. In fact, I’ll admit that I’ve argued for years that impressions really aren’t an important measure of paid search success. However, while I still strongly believe that ROI — not impressions, clicks or conversions — is the…

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Choosing an attribution model: When, not which

Attribution is important, no matter your industry or your buying cycle. As more attribution models are created, it becomes more difficult to understand which one is the right one, and it seems that conversations about attribution models tend to occur with the expectation that each person has chosen a camp and believes in one particular…

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The importance of local authenticity

Welcome to the post-truth world. A world of fake news and faulty Facebook metrics. A world of Yahoo data breaches and WikiLeaks scandals. A world in which it’s hard to spot a glimmer of truth when it’s sunk to the bottom of a Flint, Michigan well. With truth in short supply these days, a brand’s…

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7 key components to a winning mobile marketing budget in 2017

Now that 2017 is here, it’s time to start planning your mobile strategy for the year. If you think mobile success is about landing pages and app install ads, I have some news for you: In 2017, your mobile marketing strategy will have to include a lot more than just an advertising plan for your…

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Entrepreneurial lessons from an amateur poker player

Shortly after I sold my first company, a friend took me to the poker tables at a casino in Florida. I had never played the game before, so my friend gave me a quick tutorial before we bought chips and sat down at one of the amateur tables. My loss was swift and absolute: in…

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Amazon made 10x more money than any other e-commerce site during 2016 holidays

Amazon already told the world that the 2016 holidays were its “best-ever season,” and new data from retail analytics company Slice Intelligence is adding some perspective to the claim. Based on a panel of more than 1.3 million US online shoppers, Amazon claimed 38 percent of all online revenue during the just-completed holidays. That’s a…

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Marketing automation for the little guy is helping to power the new economy

The internet, coupled with mobile devices, has provided a fulcrum for an escalating number of aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own businesses. Because of these technical advances, entrepreneurs offering everything from outdoor landscaping to speech writing can represent themselves in a cost-effective way. In fact, over 33 percent of the entire American workforce is involved…

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6 Tactics for Turning Your Website into a Lead Generating Machine

Photo Credit:Shutterstock Anybody can create a website, but not everybody can create a conversion machine. Your website should be a mechanism in your business that allows you to convert prospective visitors into interested leads who will later become customers and advocates for the products and services that you sell. All website owners want this dream,…

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Does Influencer Marketing Help Your Business?

“Influencer marketing” isn’t new. It has been around for at least a decade in its latest form, which is “Hey, let’s get bloggers to talk about our stuff!” Lots of companies wonder if it’s the right move for their product. Let’s talk about that. The nice folks at Skinny and Co sent me some amazing…

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