What Are Buyer Personas? Why Do You Need Them? And How Do You Create Them?

While marketers often work to produce content that both differentiates them and describes the benefits of their products and services, they often miss the mark on producing content for each type of person that is buying their product or service. For instance, if your prospect is seeking a new hosting service, a marketer focused on search and conversions may be focused on performance while the IT director may be focused on the security features. It’s

The Factors That Impact How Quickly Your Page Loads On Your Website

We were meeting with a perspective client today and were discussing what impacts website load speed. There’s quite a battle going on on the Internet right now: Visitors are demanding rich visual experiences – even on higher-pixel retina displays. This is driving larger images and higher resolutions which are bloating image sizes. Search engines are demanding ultra fast pages that have great supporting text. This means valuable bytes are being spent on text, not images.

Software Review, Advice, Comparison, And Discovery Sites (66 Resources)

Quite a few people wonder how I’m able to find such a wide array of sales and marketing technology platforms and tools out there that they hadn’t heard of yet, or that may even be beta. Aside from alerts I have set up, there are some great resources out there for finding tools. I was recently sharing my list with Matthew Gonzales and he shared a few of his favorites and it got me started on

Enterprise Social Media Marketing Platform Features

If you’re a large organization, there are typically six critical aspects of enterprise software that you always need: Account Hierarchies – perhaps the most requested feature of any enterprise platform is the ability to build account hierarchies within the solution. So, a parent company can publish on behalf of a brand or franchise beneath them, access their data, assist in deploying and managing multiple accounts, and controlling access. Approval Processes – enterprise organizations typically have

Drive More Leads With Landingi’s Landing Page Builder for WordPress

While most marketers simply insert a form on a WordPress page, that’s not necessarily a well-optimized, highly converting landing page. Landing pages typically have several features and associated benefits: Minimal Distractions – Think of your landing pages as the end of the road with minimal distractions. Navigation, sidebars, footers, and other elements can distract your visitor. A landing page builder enables you to provide a clear path to conversion without distraction. Integrations – As a

Conversion Rate Optimization: A 9-Step Guide To Increased Conversion Rates

As marketers, we’re often spending time producing new campaigns, but we don’t always do a good job looking in the mirror attempting to optimize our current campaigns and processes online. Some of this may just be that it’s overwhelming… where do you start? Is there a methodology for conversion rate optimization (CRO)? Well yes… there is. The team at Conversion Rate Experts has their own C.R.E. Methodology that they share in this infographic they put

How I Optimized My Featured Images For Social Media And Increased Social Traffic by 30.9%

Late last November, I decided to test out optimizing my featured images for social media to see if it would have any benefit. If you’ve been a reader or subscriber for some time, you know that I’m constantly utilizing my site for my own experiments. Designing a more compelling image that’s shared on social media adds 5 or 10 minutes to my preparation of the article so it’s not a huge investment of time… but

How Is Digital Marketing Feeding Your Sales Funnel

When businesses are analyzing their sales funnel, what they’re trying to do is to better understand each phase in their buyers’ journey to identify what strategies they can accomplish two things: Size – If marketing can attract more prospects then its plausible that the opportunities to grow their business will increase given that conversion rates remain steady. In other words… if I attract 1,000 more prospects with an advertisement and I have a 5% conversion