Imagine what Bach would do with an electric guitar... it would probably sound a lot like Van Halen.
Ninety years ago a book was being written by a man named Claude Hopkins. That book would reveal an advertising secret that revolutionized the industry. It was called Scientific Advertising and it’s been a “must read” ever since.
And, it’s even more useful today, online.
There are two components to this method, and I have a pair of acronyms to help you remember them.
ART – Always Run Tests.
3D – Data Driven Decisions.
Let’s dive in to these old concepts and see how they can drastically improve the performance of your marketing campaigns today.
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Tags: adwords, optimization, ppc, testing
What do I mean by converting? I mean converting browsers into buyers.
A conversion is when someone looking at your offerings decides to take the action you want them to take, i.e. making a purchase or providing you with their contact information. On a website, the conversion rate is the percentage of visitors who make a purchase or give you their e-mail address.
When you know what your conversion rate is and what the average value of a conversion is, you can calculate return on investment, ROI, very accurately. When you know your ROI you can make the most informed and profitable decisions about the allocation of your marketing budget. The higher your conversion rate the greater your ROI.
Next month I’ll get into measuring conversion rates, and I’ll have a special offer for newsletter subscribers who want some help getting a system in place to provide these metrics. Now, I want to tell you about how to increase that conversion rate.
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Tags: conversion, newsletter, optimization, small business