Tag: conversion rate optimization

When the dryer strikes back

Living in rainy Portland I’ve gotten used to the wet weather. It doesn’t bother me anymore as long as it’s not a surprise. But there are two things that do bother me when it’s wet out. Wet socks. (No further comment needed) Those times when you wash and dry a sweater but the cuff gets …

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A/B tests are a great safety net when you can use them

I’ve been working on a new design for Repeat Customer Insight’s pricing page. It’s been functional and describes what each level of account receives, but it was designed a long-time ago when the app had fewer features and only needed a paragraph or two. Now that the app has matured some, the design isn’t working …

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Step-by-step, day-by-day

With summer over and the kiddo back in school, I’ve finally started to get back into my regular routine. Much of my business has been built on routines. They are one of my Secret Weapons Of Success (TM) (C) (R). Much of that is intentional. My marketing channels, processes, and development all revolve around making …

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Make your Shopify homepage start converting customers

Your Shopify homepage is the first or one of the first impressions on new customers. It should clearly convey what your store is and who it serves. And no, everyone is not a valid answer unless you’re willing to go toe-to-toe with the behemoths like Amazon and Walmart. There are four areas to focus on …

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Stop flushing your traffic down the drain

Boiled down to it’s fundamentals, your Shopify store needs only two things: Traffic Conversions Handle those and you’re good. But if one is lacking or weak, your store suffers. Traffic is one that’s talked about ad nauseam. GooPinBook’s business is around getting you to pay for that traffic (and it works well for many people). …

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Spring cleaning your Shopify store for later success

The past several days spring has come to Portland. The sun is out, flowers are blooming, and there’s no longer much of a chill in the air. That meant it was time to get ready for spring cleaning. In past years I’d start spring cleaning in September or October, once I was sure spring would …

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The copywriting superpower

You’re told to constantly learn and pick up new skills. Some skills are useful but require a huge amount of time to learn and keep up-to-date. SEO for example. Then there are some skills that stay relevant for years. Some even decades. One of those long-lasting skills is copywriting, also described as the ability to …

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Reduce buying friction by remembering what a customer said

This past weekend I worked on our taxes. Our accountant uses a computer program to collect our data which she then turns into the reams of paper the IRS wants. The software is customized to include our prior years data and forms which speeds everything up. Annoyingly though, every year we have to confirm that …

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Freaking friction and Shopify sales

Today I had to wash my mouse pad. Even though it looked fine, it was causing too much friction with my mouse that it was grating on my nerves. Friction is good in same cases but not with computer mice or ecommerce. Friction is what causes visitors to leave your store. Friction is what causes …

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