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Conversion Teardowns: Cratejoy (Subscription Box Marketplace)

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Conversion case studies are great. They show real results from real sites (instead of cliche top 10 lists). But one issue with them is that you only see the nice, shiny, glorious end result. You don’t often see the thinking and strategy that led to those results. That’s what I’m going to be presenting here […]

Ecommerce Marketing Case Study: How an Online Shoe Retailer Retargets Customers for Less than $0.03 per Click with Email

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Today I’m going to show you an ecommerce marketing case study of how a French online shoe retailer used product bonuses to retarget visitors for one one-hundredth the cost of Google or Facebook retargeting. Retargeting by email also gets him click through rates in the 14%+ range — a massive improvement from typical PPC retargeting […]

Exit PopUp Optimization: How I Increased Email Subscribers By 216% in One Month

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Today, I’m going to show you how I increased a news site’s email opt-in rate by 216% in 30 days. We did this… Without making popups re-appear every few seconds (and annoying readers) And without having to make a unique lead magnet (content upgrade) for every post. Instead, we used what I call the Topicbox […]

Social Media Statistics: Email Still Has the Highest Engagement

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“I want more traffic”. Have you said that? Here’s the reality: You don’t really want more traffic, you want more sales. And sales require more than just traffic. You want that traffic to convert, to do something: click, comment, opt-in, take a credit card out, buy, refer friends, rinse, repeat. What kind of people do all […]

Sidebar and End of Post Email Opt-in Forms: Don’t Waste Your Time

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A lot of clients ask me, “Can you help us grow our email list?” So I ask, “Ok, what are you doing to capture subscribers now?” If they have a blog, their answers inevitably involve this word: “sidebar”. “Well, we have a form in the sidebar.” “I’m giving away this ebook in the sidebar…” “…something…something…sidebar…” […]

Landing Page Optimization Case Study: Step by Step Analysis of How I Got 75% More Conversions by Improving Design

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This is going to sound like heresy, but I’m going to say it anyways: If you want your site to convert better, you can’t just copy what worked for other sites and expect it to work for you. I know, I know, that makes me sound like a hypocrite. After all, I’ve published conversion optimization […]

Website Navigation Case Study: How I got 145% more clicks to email newsletter pages by changing 3 words

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Do you have a dedicated lead capture or email newsletter page somewhere on your site? A page whose sole purpose is to get people to enter their email, sign up, or start a trial? A page that literally is the top of your funnel? How many people are clicking to it when they read your […]

Conversion Optimization Without A/B Testing

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Here’s the truth: A/B testing is likely a giant waste of time for you. And, to be honest, for 99% of sites on the internet as well. Here’s why: Most sites have too little traffic and too low of a conversion rate to draw any useful conclusions from A/B tests. I’m going to show you […]

SaaS Conversion Optimization Case Study: 73% Increase in Trial Signups

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What if you could increase free trial sign ups…by a lot…by eliminating the word “free” from your landing page? Well, I have a case study where we did just that. We increased clicks by 139% and free trial sign ups by 73% by making a few simple changes to a SaaS home page. The company […]

Ecommerce Marketing Technique: Skyrocket Your Conversion Rate With Product Bonuses

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I’ve noticed that so many ecommerce websites are just sitting on gold mines of potential sales that they’re not capturing. And I’m not talking about simple A/B testing (although yes, that too). I’m talking about much bigger things like doing a poor job on their email drip campaigns, or not even using email – just tweeting […]