What are some of the reasons you run an A/B test? When I think of the benefits of A/B testing, I think of one of the most popular and concrete ways to experiment with ad designs that are effective for target audiences. I think of how changing one simple element can be the deciding factor for customers, and that running a test will help me figure out the preferred design. Up until recently, I thought that there was only one kind of A/B test. After all, the definition itself is pretty straightforward. Then, I came across a different kind of…

27 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website

You know you’re a marketer when you’re sitting in traffic on the highway, it’s completely bumper to bumper, and all you can think about is “Why can’t I drive traffic to my website like this?” If you’ve struggled with driving traffic to your website, you’re not alone. According to 2019 research done by Content Marketing Institute, 61% of content professionals are challenged with knowing what is most important to their audiences, 50% are challenged with knowing the goal of the audience at a particular stage of the customer’s journey, and 49% are challenged with knowing the steps in the customer’s…

Google AMP Helps You Make Stunning Web Experiences. Here’s How.

Earlier today, I learned about a type of page that would load “almost instantaneously.” Well, with a rap like that, I had to test this out for myself. So, I went to Tasty, a cooking website, on my desktop and on my phone to test the loading times for each. The homepage for both took one second to load and display. That was impressive. Source When comparing the mobile homepage and desktop homepage, I saw that the images and layouts were optimized perfectly. This checked off another item on my list. Source And finally, when clicking on a recipe, I…

Deals Closed Rise Significantly as May Comes to an End [COVID-19 Benchmark Data]

For the last few months, businesses around the world have had to rapidly adapt to the impact of COVID-19. In a time where it seems like things change every day, it can be difficult to gauge whether the challenges your business is facing are widespread. That’s why we’re publishing week-over-week benchmark data for core business metrics like website traffic, email send and open rates, sales engagements, close rates, and more. These core metrics are split by region, company size, and industry cuts, so you can explore data for companies most similar to yours. You can find the data, and more…

How Dynamic Content Makes Your Marketing More Personal

The first time Amazon introduced me to the perfect book for me via their recommendation engine, I was completely awed. The idea that a website could not only recognize a return visitor, but also discern their interests and alter their site experience accordingly felt like nothing short of magic. For instance, when I check Amazon’s site, I can find numerous personalized recommendations just for me, and it still feels like a delight, every time. Since then, data-driven personalization has become more common, though not entirely pervasive in the marketing space — perhaps due to a lack of understanding around how…

If you manage a Google AdWords account to supplement your organic SEO efforts, you know there are a plenty of metrics available to track and analyze. Sometimes it can be confusing and overwhelming. Since we all have limited bandwidth, it’s a good idea to narrow down the key metrics that really give you meaningful insight into what’s working — and what isn’t — in your paid search campaigns. Before we dive into the key metrics to track, let’s review a checklist to look over when you’re auditing your pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns. 1. Check your location and target settings. When you’re…

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…