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5 Dangerous Threats to Your Landing Page Conversion Rate

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5 Dangerous Threats to Your Landing Page Conversion Rate
You want higher conversion rates on your website, but things just aren't happening. You know the problem, or at least you think you do. People land on your page, and then bounce within 30 seconds. What's happening? You're not getting the user's attention, he becomes confused as soon as he sees your page, or your headline (or ad copy) is atrocious. So, you get to work testing and tweaking. You constantly make changes to your headline. Nothing works. What gives? Here's what gives. You might be making one of the following mistakes: You're Screwing Up The Headline If you don't grab your reader's attention within 10 seconds, you've lost him. Headlines are one of the most important aspects of a good landing page. It has to be believable, but also a little audacious. That might sounds like a contradiction, but it's not. If your headline isn't audacious, it's boring and users on the Internet will not be bored....

How to Increase Your Click Through Rate

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How to Increase Your Click Through Rate
Do you have ads on your pages but never get any clicks? This is a problem for many people and if you rely on the money you get through these ads, it can be extremely frustrating when your click through rate (CTR) is 0,5 percent or lower. Read through this article and learn some simple things you can do to increase your CTR and get more money from your hard work. CTR Factors Traffic Before you can get any clicks you need to have traffic. If you do not have traffic to your website, it will be completely impossible to earn any money until you learn some SEO and work on promoting your website so that you can get on the front page of Google, where people are more likely to find you. But maybe your problem is not traffic. Maybe you get a great amount of page views and unique visitors to your site each day, but none of them click your ads. If this is your problem, you should proceed to the following steps and see what you can do to turn this...

Starting an Online Business: Common Challenges

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Starting an online business seems like a fairly straightforward process, and for the most part it is. You must reserve a catchy domain name, establish hosting services, set up a design for the website and then take it from there. However, once the website is up you might experience a number of challenges as a new online business owner. Ongoing Site Maintenance Once you set up a business site online you must maintain it regularly. That includes updating crucial information, such as prices for an online store, fixing design flaws and responding to emails from potential customers. In some cases you may have to make an all-day commitment to monitoring your site's business and fulfilling orders. If you sell a service, you cannot let more than 24-48 hours go by without responding to your clients or you might as well not respond at all. If you cannot make this commitment you should hire someone who can do it for you. Set up a reliable smartphone account to receive emails...

How to Lower Your Bounce Rate

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How to Lower Your Bounce Rate
If you have a trouble holding on to your visitors, there are ways you can improve your site, so that your visitors will stay for longer than just two seconds, and view more than just one page. Your bounce rate gives you a percentage of the people that leave your website after only viewing one page. That, combined with the average time spent on your site, will give you a pretty good picture of what people think about your site. You can see your bounce rate and the time they spend on your site in Google Analytics. If people leave your site after only viewing one page, it should tell you that your site does not give people what they are looking for. One factor that could cause this high bounce rate is, if your title does not match your page content. So if you call a page “how to get rid of bedbugs” and your site talks a lot about bedbugs but never really how to get rid of them, your visitors will feel cheated and leave your site immediately. An...

How CloudFlare Speeds Up Your Website By As Much as 60 Percent While Simultaneously Protecting You From Hackers

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How CloudFlare Speeds Up Your Website By As Much as 60 Percent While Simultaneously Protecting You From Hackers
Did you know that you can speed up your website load times by 60 percent, practically eliminate DDoS attacks, eliminate bandwidth usage limits, and eliminate spam on your blog? It seems incredible, but CloudFlare does exactly that. One of the issues on most webmasters' minds, at one point or another, is security. Making a site more secure builds trust between you and your visitors, reduces headaches for you, and allows you to focus on what you do best: content creation and running your business. Another issue webmasters face is limitations on bandwidth usage, spam attacks, and DDos attacks (if you're a semi-popular website). While it wasn't originally designed to act as a distribution channel and content delivery network, CloudFlare's serendipitous experiment has thus far given users far more than what they bargained for. How Website Security Usually Works Website security is often done "in-house" for most large websites. Corporate...

How to Create Viral Content

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How to Create Viral Content
Publishing original content is an important part of your marketing strategy. If your content goes viral, it takes on a life of its own, being shared, talked about and gathering natural backlinks with very little effort. Getting your content to go viral, however, is no easy task. With enormous competition for the attention of Internet users, your content must stand out from the crowd. While it is difficult to predict how popular your marketing efforts may be, there are things you can do to increase the chances of your content going viral. Do something outrageous Many of the most popular online videos include crazy stunts or outrageous behaviour. Videos that shock and surprise viewers are among the most shared of all. This doesn't mean that you have to do something dangerous or illegal; ordinary situations can be made to shock and surprise by the addition of an unexpected element. Make people think Posing open questions, asking...

How to Prepare Your Website for a Traffic Surge

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How to Prepare Your Website for a Traffic Surge
It’s a problem that all website owners wish they had – too much traffic. However, if you are ill-prepared for this wonderful dilemma, it could be disastrous for your business. There are many things that cause a surge in traffic. Maybe you create a particularly interesting or engaging piece of content and it goes viral. Or what if Bill O’Reilly mentions your business or product on Fox News? The result could mean an influx of visitors clamoring to get to your site. And did you know that most small business websites are not prepared for even as much as a 200% increase in traffic? Whatever the reason for your increase in traffic, it pays to prepare your site ahead of time to handle the load. Here are a few tips to ensure that your site is equipped to handle higher-than-usual traffic surges: Create a mobile or light version. Decorative elements are great for professional branding and design but combine those flashy elements with heavy...

How To Increase Conversions by 50 Percent or More Overnight

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Most webmasters are worried about getting more traffic. What about increasing conversions? If you had a choice between receiving 10,000 more visitors vs increasing your current conversion rate by 50 percent, which option would you choose? If you're smart, you would choose the higher conversion. More traffic is only good when you have no traffic and once you get to a certain point, you really just need more sales (i.e. more conversions). Here's how to immediately increase conversions quickly. Irritate and Frustrate Are you frustrating and irritating your users? This is an art, but if you can pull it off you can boost conversions dramatically. No, you don't want to frustrate users to the point where they leave your website. That's the wrong kind of frustration. What you want to do is frustrate the visitor by introducing some kind of pain, some kind of problem. If your site is filled with great information, but you never agitate your audience, they...

Useful Tips for Successful Forum Marketing

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Useful Tips for Successful Forum Marketing
Internet forums can be a useful marketing resource for Internet entrepreneurs and online businesses. They provide a public platform for conversation, debate and all manner of information exchange. However, forums rarely exist primarily for the purpose of Internet marketing and there are some important rules and guidelines to consider before you start getting involved. More than a place for actual advertising itself, forums are a great medium through which to build up your reputation and get involved with the community surrounding your niche. The best thing about forum marketing is that it is completely free, so the return on investment can be exceptionally good when it comes to Internet marketing. Before you begin, consider the following tips and strategies to get the best results and avoid common mistakes. Do Your Research to Find Suitable Forums Finding the right forums for your needs means finding those which are part of the community surrounding...

4 Tips for Planning Website Navigation

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4 Tips for Planning Website Navigation
The most important aspect of a website is reader navigation. Visitors rarely stick around if they can't find their way around. Readers come in three flavors: your audience, search engine crawlers, and you. When planning website navigation, keep in mind which material is for which reader. You want to keep material that is designed for your personal use in its own section, out of the way of your audience. This may include links to favorite websites and blogs or resources you use frequently. Material, such as blog posts, that is aimed at your audience should be easy to page through and readily accessible from the most relevant page. Search engines crawlers need to be able to start at any page and follow a link trail through your entire website. Once you know who needs to find which pages, you can use these tips to create the perfect layout for all of your readers. 1. Keep It Simple A busy home page can quickly turn readers off from your site...

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