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  1. Rolands

    The picture with 270+ realtime visitors is hurting me. I`m trying to do my best to get more visitors to my e-commerce store, but it is realy realy hard to do. I`m getting 50 visitors a day.

    This article is very helpful. Looks like I have to analyze and learn from past activities more to increase the traffic and conversions.

    Thank You!

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  2. catmarioonline

    First i would like to thanks for this useful guide. I really liked the 2nd, 3rd and 7th points.What i recommend to other bloggers is that first pick up niche in which you are experienced. Learn the main things about that particular niche, do some keyword research, get ideas and write down then in form of blog posts. Then start link buidlding,promote articles on social media. When you are able to gain decent traffic towards your blog then start monetizing it with any advertisement network that is best according to your blog niche.
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  3. Christina

    You nailed it Peep.

    I’ve been earning thousands of bucks for the past 4 months just answering paid surveys, writing blog post, translating website content etc. Learn the 5 Simple ways to Make Money online 2014 here http://makemoneyonlinee2014.weebly.com

    Carpe Diem….

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  4. Raees Hussain

    Hi Peep
    I think this is my first comment on your site. Your blog is awesome.
    The post was also great keep sharing.

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  5. Tyrone Gibbs

    Well said. It’s the thought of making money without any effort that cripples us from the start.

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  6. Aqib Shahzad

    Hi Peep Laja,
    First i would like to thanks for this useful guide. I really liked the 2nd, 3rd and 7th points.
    What i recommend to other bloggers is that first pick up niche in which you are experienced. Learn the main things about that particular niche, do some keyword research, get ideas and write down then in form of blog posts. Then start link buidlding,promote articles on social media. When you are able to gain decent traffic towards your blog then start monetizing it with any advertisement network that is best according to your blog niche.

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  7. Christophe

    A very good read, thank you.
    I run a Bed & Breakfast and am trying to translate these tips for my small website.
    I don’t have a product people can buy, if the dates are full, it stops there. I guess I’m in a niche market and ROI is harder to tackle.
    Or am I wrong?

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    1. Peep Laja Peep Laja

      The product people can buy is making a booking at your B&B. Everything applies. ROI is not harder to tackle at all, 100% measurable stuff. While your B&B is not fully booked, you need to market it. Data-driven approach rules over old school.

  8. Shuki Mann

    I love your posts, also this one, but do it shorter pleaseeee :)

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  9. Sunday

    A well researched post and one that has a lot of takeaways. Based on the details provided, ensuring that better value is promoted becomes very crucial. 2014 should be a more creative year for marketers.
    The number three rule of :

    Understand that it’s about the process, not tactics

    is my greatest takeaway.

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  10. Eric Sloan

    I think the part about culture is VERY relevant. If there are only one or two proponents for testing and data-driven decisions in a company, it’s really difficult to get new tests off the ground.

    Cheers!

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  11. Felix Tarcomnicu

    The first rule says it all :) good post Peep

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  12. Chris Palmer

    As always, great articles, peep. I’ve been skimming by for a good year or two now but have never commented. I think you do fantastic work.

    Conversion optimization has really helped out my other business quite a bit. Although it can be an overwhelming process, we certainly do put effort into it. We’ve noticed huge results just by committing to running things like Optimizely, Crazyegg, and a lot of other ‘people’ techniques, like surveys and even email.

    No doubt many of the topics you listed above matter.

    You mentioned the website that had a terrible ‘who we are’. I watched a movie called 13 Going On 30 the other day and this reminds me of that. In the movie, the actress rebrands the magazine to be much more personal and real.

    I’m huge on culture, external and internal. Man, if we aren’t showing some sort of humanity in our offerings, what’s the point? I’m not a robot!

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    1. Peep Laja Peep Laja

      Thanks Chris for finally commenting :)

  13. Richard Keeves

    Peep,
    I continue to love your work.
    Thanks again. :)

    Richard

    Richard Keeves
    Smarter Web Strategies

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  14. Brandon Bear

    Awesome stuff — love how detailed your posts are.

    Haha you’ve pushed me over the edge in terms of analytics + conversion rate optimization. In the past week I’ve picked up VWO (running 24/7 a/b tests on my homepage — hope you don’t mind I took a similar layout to your headline), crazyegg (for heatmap/scrollmap), moz pro (for search + social media data)… and the list just goes on.

    I’m interested to see how directly I can adjust and implement changes to boost my conversions.

    Thanks mate!

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  15. Cedric

    Seminal post … and you’re actually summing up the new best practices :-)

    In my experience with very low traffic niche B2B offerings the key is to have a compelling offer that hits the target market between the eyes however. Data driven decisions give you a great conversion increase but you’ll never get from extremely low conversions to 10% conversions (you’ll more easily get from 5 to 20%).

    In that case we’re probably more in the market/offering validation use case than a CRO use case.

    Would love a post on that use case though.

    Again, loved your post and already experienced first hand the positive effects of the sometimes weird and counter intuitive optimisations such as removing trust or social proof from a landing page.

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  16. Sean Radvansky

    Hi Peep,

    Thanks for the valuable resources! Just a heads up, I think you mislabeled the 3rd point as #4. There are two #4s.

    Glad to hear your take on conversion info.

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