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.
Years ago, we had to migrate our site to a new host after our current host just started getting slower and slower. No one wants to shift hosting companies… especially someone that’s hosting multiple websites. Migration can be quite a painful process. Aside from the speed boost, Flywheel offered free migration so it was a win-win. I didn’t have a choice, though, given that quite a bit of the work I do is optimizing sites
There are 542 different banana hangers on Amazon… ranging in price from $5.57 to $384.23. The most inexpensive banana hangers are simple hooks that you mount under your cabinetry. The most expensive banana hanger is this beautiful Chabatree banana hanger that is hand-crafted and made out of sustainable wood resources. Seriously… I looked them up. I counted the results, sorted them by price, and then did a ton of banana hanger research. Right about now,
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
Programmatic advertising (the automation of buying and selling online advertising) has been a staple for modern marketers for many years and it’s easy to see why. The ability for media buyers to use software to purchase advertising has revolutionized the digital advertising space, removing the need for traditional manual processes such as requests for proposals, tenders, quotes, and, most notably, human negotiation. Traditional programmatic advertising, or managed service programmatic advertising as it’s sometimes referred to,
If there was one industry that we saw that dramatically changed this last year it was retail. Businesses without the vision or resources to digitally adopt found themselves in ruins due to lockdowns and the pandemic. According to reports retail store closures topped 11,000 in 2020 with only 3,368 new outlets opening. Talk Business & Politics That hasn’t necessarily changed the demand for consumer packaged goods (CPG), though. Consumers went online where they had the
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
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