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Product Analytics: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Data for Better Product Decisions

I remember the first time that a client told me how much analytics had helped their business.

They were able to increase their sign up rate for their product by 22% while reducing their marketing costs. It wasn’t magic or fancy tactics. They simply used their analytics data to make informed decisions.

They didn’t have to guess or take huge bets. They knew exactly what was working and what they needed to do more of.

This is power of analytics and more specifically, product analytics.

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13 Empirically-Backed No BS Form Design Best Practices

If you’re not following form design best practices, you might be leaving a significant amount of money on the table.

While forms aren’t the sexiest part of conversion optimization, they tend to be the closest to the money, the macro-conversions. Spending a little time optimizing forms can be some of the most important optimization work you can do.

Of course, best practices don’t work the same on all sites. It’s contextual. But generally, implementing form design tactics that work more often than not is a good way to get started.

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Agile Marketing: How to Implement Scrum for Digital Marketing

Agile marketing may not be a phrase you hear often, but it’s becoming increasingly popular and important.

Traditionally associated with development and product management, agile is a lightweight and, well, agile framework for software development and bringing features and products to market.

It stands in opposition to “waterfall” production methods that treat analysis, design, coding, and testing as discrete phases – where in agile they are treated as continuous.

As marketing becomes more data-driven, quantitative, and iterative, we can use many of these same management practices to hone our marketing campaigns, mitigate risk, and ultimately ship more effective marketing campaigns.

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Personalization: How to Build a Revenue Boosting Program from Scratch

Did you know that Netflix has only 90 seconds to find a show that suits a user before she gets frustrated and quits? According to a recent academic study, “a typical Netflix member loses interest after perhaps 60 to 90 seconds of choosing, having reviewed 10 to 20 titles (perhaps 3 in detail) on one or two screens.”

How does Netflix manage to find the right show for the right user so quickly?

According to the same study, 80% of its customers’ video plays comes from its personalized recommendation engine. Netflix estimates the value brought by this personalized recommendation system at a billion dollars per year.

That’s a serious win achieved through personalization.

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Beyond Reason: 8 Subconscious Marketing Techniques to Boost Sales and UX

According to research by Harvard Business School professor Gerald Zaltman, up to 95% of our purchase decisions are directed by subconscious mental processes.

As digital marketers, we know this intuitively. How many articles have you read that advised you to appeal to the emotional, irrational, subconscious part of the brain?

Despite this evidence, a majority of marketing efforts still focus on making logical appeals to a rational mind.

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Should You Get Rid of Your Website's Lead Forms?

The lead capture form has become one of the most ubiquitous tools in a marketer’s toolbelt.

For a decade now, it has been the mechanism that makes inbound marketing and lead generation possible.

As a result, many marketers have become obsessed with optimizing forms.

It has always seemed like a given that if your conversion rate is slumping, you could fix it by making some adjustments to your forms (e.g. reducing the number of fields).

And while making incremental changes to your forms can boost conversion rates in the short-term, what happens when there’s a fundamental shift in the way people prefer to buy?

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