Shopify articles - Page 101

Today's tiny task: try to subscribe to your own email list

Email marketing is consistently near the top of the list for driving purchases on Shopify stores but it's also a strategy that gets way less attention and resources than other flashy options. Today's tiny tip is to help make your email marketing a tiny bit better. Open a browser you...

The complexity of using survey data for decision making

Last week I was helping someone dig through self-reported survey data to try to find some interesting metrics to report on. Oh boy was that complicated... Even ignoring the self-reporting aspect, the responses were so complex that it took forever just to understand the results of a single question. Even...

Consistency over shiny

I don't feel like I'm that good of a marketer. The thing I do well is that I'm consistent. Every day I'm writing my emails and sending them out. Every day I'm helping customers by answering their questions and trying to make my writing clearer. Every month I'm scheduling dozens...

Today's tiny task: optimizing your product image alt text in Shopify

Today's tip is around adding alt text to images. Alt(ernative) text is a small amount of text that is used to describe an image. It's primarily used by screen readers for visually-impaired customers but search engines also use the content to better understand the image and rank it in the...

Segment based on what customers do, instead of what they say

Individual customer behavior is hard to detect. People say the craziest things sometimes and trying to make sense of it will be frustrating. But when you can look at groups of customers, trends and patterns can appear. Customer segmenting tries to group similar customers together. It can be by demographics,...

Pretty bad predictions: Portland snow in summer

While waiting at the dentist recently, my phone alerted me about some snow starting. In Portland. In summer. When it was 59 F outside. Predicting the weather is difficult but there are rare predictions and crazy predictions. Predicting snow at sea level when it's 59 is a crazy prediction. That's...

Another Google bug: Invalid value type for field "availability"

In the first few months of 2019 Google released a bunch of new reports for Search Console for structured data. Along with the new reports come various new bugs. Bugs in Search Console are nothing new, I've discovered and written about several of them over the years. With the new...

When Facebook goes down, does it drag your Shopify store down with it?

It's important to attract customers using more than one marketing channel. In March 2019 the entire Internet saw Facebook suffer an outage. This also took down Shopify's Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram sales channels, effectively stopping any traffic and sales from them. If that was the only marketing channel you used,...

SEO keywords in Shopify

A JSON-LD for SEO customer was asking about keywords in their store: Is there any more need to have actual key word pairs, etc, in the code of your site? I know that was an early to late 90s thing, where people were bombing their html with the keywords they...

Key performance indicators for single-purchase products

Repeat Customer Insights focuses on repeat customer metrics but one customer was asking about what to look for with new customers: This may seem like a strange question but do you have any suggestions for an app/methodology/dashboard to capture New Customer Insights? Traffic and conversion metrics are going to be...

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