26 Steps to Creating a Successful Ecommerce Business in 2015

26 Steps to Creating a Successful Ecommerce Business in 2015

By 2017, ecommerce sales are estimated to reach $434 billion in the United States. We’ve been actually developing this site to add some ecommerce solutions and strategies after testing some automated reporting solutions last year. Much more to come in the next few months – we promise! Ecommerce Platforms developed this infographic with ecommerce strategies that will help you develop a sustainable business and focus …

The State of Search Marketing in 2015

The State of Search Marketing in 2015

I recently spoke to a group that I’ve been repeatedly invited back to speak to over the last 5 years. At one point in the conversation the topic turned to keyword usage. Jaws dropped as I told the audience to stop worrying about keyword densities and usage throughout their content. While I still think a keyword is great to utilize within the title of a …

How to Build and Track Your Instagram Promotion or Campaign

How to Run a Promotion Campaign on Instagram

We’re preparing for our second annual Music + Technology Festival and Instagram is one of the places we’re promoting the event. I don’t believe we do as good a job on Instagram as we could be doing, though, so I was glad to see the folks at ShortStack publish this infographic on how to build and measure the response of your Instagram Promotions or Campaigns. …

What Elements Should You Be Testing in Your Email Campaigns?

Email Campaign A/B and Multivariate Testing

Using our inbox placement from 250ok, we did a test a couple months ago where we reworded our newsletter subject lines. The result was incredible – our inbox placement increased over 20% across the seed list that we created. The fact is that email testing is well worth the investment – as are the tools to help you get there. Imagine you are the lab …

How Will You Measure the Mobile Search Algorithm Impact?

Current State of Mobile SEO Rankings

We posted about the steps necessary to avoid a dramatic loss of search traffic via mobile search on Google coming a week from now. Our friends at gShift have been closely watching the changes and published a very in-depth post on the expected impact of the algorithm changes. To gauge marketer sentiment and gather opinions on this significant change, gShift conducted a survey of more …