By - Neal Cole

Private Blog Network – A SEO Guide

Why Do SEOs Create A Private Blog Network? A private blog network (PBN) is a black-hat SEO technique for creating high quality backlinks to improve the domain authority and traffic for a site. PBNs hit the news in 2014 when Google tried to eliminate the benefits of sites using private blog networks to build backlinks. As any SEO expert will tell

By - Neal Cole

New Coke – Market Research Fail?

The New Coke Story – Why did New Coke fail?   New Coke, or Coke II as it was rebranded, is known for being the biggest marketing mistake ever. Why did New Coke fail when Coca Cola spent $4 million on development? The company conducted over 200,000 taste tests and  commissioned numerous focus groups and surveys which executives claimed showed

By - Jack Rubinstein

How To Improve Your Shopify SEO

Optimising Your Shopify Store Guest post by Jack Rubinstein: Shopify is a popular platform for ecommerce businesses. Shopify has more than one million active users and over $46 billion worth of products sold to-date, it is a ready-made site for entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to sell their goods to customers who are already there and looking to buy.

By - Neal Cole

Skyrocket Conversions By Fixing Your User Experience

  A broken user experience can completely kill conversions and yet many companies make changes without evidence and launch features no one wants. Why do companies put so little effort into fixing their user experience? Could it be that no one ever gets promoted for fixing a broken user experience, but shiny new features are much more likely to be

By - Neal Cole

Should You Hire A Conversion Rate Optimisation Consultant?

  Benefits of Hiring a conversion rate optimisation consultant?   Many organisations are employing conversion rate optimisation specialists to set up CRO programmes, but what are the benefits of hiring a conversion rate optimisation consultant or agency? Companies often find that their CRO programmes fail to deliver the benefits they expect and so here are nine reasons why you should

By - Neal Cole

11 Insights From Conversion Elite 2017

Conversion Elite, Manchester, 2nd November 2017 Whenever I attend a conference I like to spend five minutes at the end of the event to write down the big take-outs. This helps me reflect on the key themes and it forces me to consider what I should change or add to my approach to conversion rate optimisation. Confirmation bias is the

By - Neal Cole

How To Create A High Performing Landing Page Design

  Why does your landing page design suck?   Are you struggling with a conversion rate of less than 6% with your landing page design?  Are over 30% of your visitors bouncing and are your engagement metrics poor? Well, if  that is the case there is a strong likelihood that your page is suffering from one or more of the

By - Jenna Brandon

7 Neuromarketing Hacks To Skyrocket Your Blogging Success

Natural Instincts Drive Our Behavior: Would you believe me if I said that deep inside we are still those savages who lived in caves and walked around in leather thousands of years ago? Of course, modern human beings are advanced and sophisticated creatures. We have iPhones and Tesla cars; we live in fancy houses and wear nice clothes (even though

By - Neal Cole

Why Are Most A/B Test Results A Lie?

Are most A/B test results illusory?   In a report on A/B testing Martin Goodson at Qubit suggests that “most A/B winning test results are illusory”. Andre Morys at Web Arts goes even further and argues that “90% of test results are a lie.” If their estimates are correct then a lot of decisions are being made based upon invalid

By - Neal Cole

How To Undertake a Heuristic Evaluation of a Website

How does a heuristic evaluation improve conversion? A heuristic evaluation is an expert based analysis that applies experience-based techniques to identify and discover solutions to problems with a user experience. It is a structured approach to assessing an existing user design and though it offers no guarantees about being right, it is an important initial step in a systematic approach

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