Tag: strategy

How the sale of JSON-LD for SEO helped my other Shopify app

With the sale of JSON-LD for SEO to Ilana Davis, I’ve been able to refocus on my Repeat Customer Insights app. Transferring and training took awhile, which we both knew going into it. But now that’s done, I’m finding a lot more headspace to think through the remaining changes I want to make for the …

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Learning when to switch tactics as the results falloff

This morning I planted a few hundred seeds into the garden. Normally I try to grow the seeds into baby plants and then transplant those. They’re stronger and more likely to survive. But with the weather lots of the baby plants aren’t surviving long enough to get transplanted. A good third of the garden has …

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Take advantage of extra capacity when you have it

With summer in full swing here, there’s very few new plants I’m starting for the garden. Summer plants are already planted and there’s not a lot of fall plants that can get started quite yet. Which means I have some empty space in the garden and in the seed starters. So I decided to take …

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How marketing strategies mirror plant lifecycles

Last week I received a couple of perennial kale plants along with seeds to grow another couple hundred. Perennials are useful food plants. Since they can live for years they take more planning and patience than annuals (which will only live for a year-ish). You have to research what kind of environment it needs, how …

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Using your customer behavior to improve unpaid traffic channels

Recently a Repeat Customer Insights customer was asking about which reports help with unpaid traffic: We heard of Repeat Customer Insights from our web dev team, who has another client who has worked with you previously. They use these lists primarily for paid advertising, creating lookalike audiences, etc. That’s all great but not quite where …

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New old normals

While the current pandemic and strife has changed the business landscape quite a bit, a lot of the “new normals” that pop up have been around forever. People want to feel safe. Customers buy according to their values. Customers don’t like being tricked or lied to. Splitting people into opposing groups causes tension and then …

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What a heavy rain can teach you about your Shopify store

We had a large rain system pass through recently. Not flooding levels of rain but enough that the weather service sent out alerts about it. Probably the most rain we’ve had here since moving in. I was anxious to see how the yard changes did as we added a lot of drainage in summer and …

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Just right

With Black Friday here it’s time to put your plan into action. Follow your checklists. Start your campaigns. Test your store changes. Do everything you can to have a calm day. You know your customers are going to act crazy with all the pent-up energy from the year. I hope the day is just right …

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The early birds catch the winter customers

Now that April is finally here, it’s time to start your holiday SEO. Yes, I said April… SEO takes so long to see results that if you want to see improvements for the 2019 holiday season, you need to start working on it now. Or last year. Or back in 2017. I don’t mean dropping …

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When a competitor is running circles around you

Awhile back I watched my 2nd grade daughter play in a for-fun soccer game. About midway through the match, her team started to slow down and was struggling to move the ball. By the end, they were barely able defend the goal. The reason why? Fatigue. They only had 5 players on a team of …

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