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Being the Alpha Male of Web Marketing

website visitors aren't convertingMost of us don’t like jerks who are always telling people what to do. I’m one of those people that likes to figure things out for myself, so if you tell me what needs to be done, I’ll either get it done or ask for help if I don’t know. But I don’t like to be told how to do something because it takes away my opportunity to figure it out.

But when it comes to your website, your visitors want to follow the alpha male. That’s right, they want to be told what to do and, in many cases, how to do it. [Tweet This] They want everything spelled out for them so there is no guesswork and no chance of getting it wrong.

In fact, they just don’t want to have to think about it.

I recently watched an episode of Malcolm in the Middle on Netflix. It was the episode where Reese joins the army. If you know anything about the show, Reese is the kid that doesn’t listen to anybody. But in the army, he finally gave up. He turned his brain off and did only and exactly what he was told to do. The drill sergeant says he’s never had a finer soldier cross his path.

Of course, hi-jinx ensue as the radios are broken and the commander cannot communicate with Reese. He is simply paralyzed, unable to make a decision. As a result, his team is soundly defeated in a war game.

But this is a great analogy to visitors on our website. If they are not told what to do, many will simply do nothing. Do you want them to “download” your ebook, or “buy your product”? Don’t make them have to figure that out for themselves, tell them. And make sure that you provide all the links and instructions along the way. It needs to be so easy, even Reese could do it.


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Are Visitors Getting Lost on Your Website?

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Any visitor on your site should immediately be able to tell what page they are on, regardless of how they got there or where they landed.[Tweet This] If your site is well optimized, then every page is a landing page. This means visitors may land on a product, category, about us, or other page, just as much as they might land on the home page. It should be clear which page they are on at just a glance. Otherwise, visitors may be getting lost on your website.

How do you ensure that doesn’t happen?

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Why Mobile Website Design Should Be A Priority for 2015

mobile website designWith nearly seven billion mobile subscriptions throughout the world, mobile has changed the way consumers interact with businesses each day. Whether it’s from a tablet or smartphone, consumers are using their mobile devices to create relationships with brands they care about.

As a business owner, it’s essential to create a mobile design for your business’ website. Especially if you want to keep up with future mobile trends, you’ll have to create a mobile design that will make you more accessible to consumers.

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7 Magic Product Tricks That Improve Website Conversion Rates

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What may be the biggest obstacle to a person buying anything is the pain they experience during the consideration phase of the buying process. If the perceived pain of purchasing is smaller than the perceived reward of purchasing, the purchase will be made. If it’s the opposite, the purchase will not be made. But the key word here is “perceived.”

In my childhood, gas prices hovered in the $1 – 2 range in the U.S. As we all know, that is no longer the case. For the most part, it now hovers in the $3 – 4 range. When gas first hit $3, people felt the pain. Some altered their vacation plans. Some visited distant family less. We cursed under our breath as big oil companies reported record revenue quarters.Continue Reading


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Planning a New Website? Don’t Launch It Until You Do This

Planning a New Website? Don’t Launch It Until You Do This

Planning a Website?

Can you imagine how happy your website users would be if they were always able to complete the tasks they came for easily and efficiently? Can you imagine how your bottom line would be affected?

A major problem with the way a website is planned and built is that it typically starts with decision makers and web developers/designers looking around at industry & competitor’s websites – reacting favorably or unfavorably, creating their own version, suggesting changes and repeating until all decision makers are happy. Then comes site launch. This seems reasonable and normal.

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How Web Hosting Makes Your Site Increasingly Inviting

How Web Hosting Makes Your Site Increasingly Inviting

Imagine the exceptional party host, one that learns of attendees’ favorite foods, drinks, and forms of entertainment. That’s a classy host, one who was likely raised by good hosts or observed the accommodating ways of others. A superior web hosting service is like a mom or dad ‘raising’ their child the right way, to respect others especially when hosting in one’s own ‘house.’ Your site makes scores of obvious and subtle impressions, ultimately affecting the ambiance and subsequent actions of visitors. Consider the following site-related pleasantries that augment the ambiance of your site and improve experience for visitors.

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