Anyone who works in the ecommerce space will tell you that the largest factor in overcoming a purchase isn’t price, it’s trust. Buying from a new shopping site takes a leap of faith from a consumer who has never purchased from the site previously. Trust indicators like extended SSL, third-party security monitoring, and ratings and reviews are all critical on commerce sites because they provide the shopper with a sense that they’re working with a
Content marketing is an over-used, under analyzed, ethereal KPI buzzword phrase in marketing which has gone to its logical conclusion, business owners blogging about uninteresting topics in order to connect or to keep their website fresh. Content is Not a Means to an End Years ago Google loved to rank larger websites with more content. This lead to bloggers, affiliates, and business owners churning out mediocre content ad nauseam, with the expected promise of future
As a business owner, I can’t tell you how often I get approached with the opportunity to make an extra buck or two on affiliate revenue. If I will just use my clout to hock their wares, they’ll pay me money. And, after all, as long as someone pays me money I’m motivated to do it… right? Wrong.