How to Design Your Ecommerce Site for More Conversions

To increase conversion rates on your ecommerce website, no part of the user journey can be overlooked. From your landing page to your checkout page, every aspect of your ecommerce website needs to be carefully designed. But building a user path that successfully balances an enjoyable shopping experience with a clear path to conversion is easier said than done. To help you design a more delightful and intentional conversion path on your ecommerce website, we’ve put together a list of some best practices to follow.  Design Your Ecommerce Website for More Conversions When designing your ecommerce website, consider the following…

When I graduated from college a few years ago, there were a couple of lessons that stuck with me. First, as a journalism student, I was taught to never write a conclusion for an article. While this became a habit, it’s something I’ve had to unlearn as a marketing writer because you need to write a conclusion in your blog posts. Second, in my screenwriting class, I learned that every sentence you write should either move your story forward or reveal information. As a blog writer, this second lesson is the standard I hold myself to. With conclusions, it’s no…

How to Create a Landing Page: The Simple Step-by-Step Guide

The other day, I was reading a blog post about using Twitter for marketing. While reading through the post, I noticed an offer for a free ebook about the same thing, and by clicking on it, I was taken to a new page. This page let me know what was in the ebook, how to download it, and the benefits of this content. I also noticed a few things that separated this particular webpage from others. Source First, I noticed that this landing page was simple. It wasn’t terribly busy, and the design seemed to directly support the ebook. Second,…

Black Lives Matter.

Posted by SarahBirdThe time to use our platforms and privilege to speak out against the deep racism that plagues our society was years ago. I regret staying silent in those moments. The next best time is now. Silence is harmful because it prioritizes the comfort of those of us who benefit from racist policies at the expense of those exploited and victimized by them. It’s not enough to simply “do no harm” or “not be racist.” That well-trodden path has produced the same brutal results again and again. At Moz, we’re moving to a higher standard. The creation of a…

77 Essential Social Media Marketing Statistics for 2020

Social media is everywhere. For many people, social media is used daily for entertainment, socialization, and even news consumption — myself included. Additionally, over the last two decades, it has risen as one of the primary marketing channels.  With over 40% of the world’s population on social media, it’s critical your business devise an effective social media strategy to reach your intended audience. But whether you’re pitching a social media campaign to your boss or deciding which social media platform your business should put paid advertising behind, it’s vital you use data to support your efforts.  Here, we’ve compiled a…

How to Create Detailed Buyer Personas for Your Business [Free Persona Template]

Marketing Margie. Sales Sam. IT Isabel. Accounting Alan. Do you know who your business’s buyer personas are? And if so, how much do you know about them? Buyer personas are semi-fictional representations of your ideal customers based on data and research. They help you focus your time on qualified prospects, guide product development to suit the needs of your target customers, and align all work across your organization (from marketing to sales to service). As a result, you’ll be able to attract high-value visitors, leads, and customers to your business who you’ll be more likely to retain over time. More…

During summer, my favorite time of day was when the ice cream truck would drive on our street. Usually, I didn’t know what I wanted. If I had saved enough money, I’d order a push-up (am I dating myself, or is this still offered?), the rocket popsicle, and an ice cream sandwich. Little did I know, I was actually conducting an A/B/n test. I wanted to taste several flavors — not just two. As a marketer, I’ve encountered the same problem with split testing. When I was working at an agency, I’d usually write four to five headlines for a…

The Tactics HubSpot Used to Rank #1 for More Than 34,000

People are hungry for immediate answers. Luckily, it has never been easier to find the information you’re seeking via search. A lot of marketers want to know: how does HubSpot optimize for search? I talked to our blogging team to find out, and put together a series of insider tips we’re eager to share with you. Check out the tactics below, and start maximizing organic traffic to your own blog. 1. Embrace complex clusters. Search algorithms are ever-evolving, and in 2020 they’re as smart as ever. Search engines are now capable of recognizing connections across search queries. This has big…