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- Social proof goes beyond customer reviews and testimonials. Econsultancy shares 11 ways to use social proof on your ecommerce site.
- Shazam’s partnership with television show producers to enable tagging and links to purchase clothing worn on TV is just one way apps could disrupt search engines’ dominance in product search and discovery.
- What’s the optimal placement for form field labels on mobile? Check out Baymard Institute for the answer.
- There’s a lot of buzz around responsive design, but is it really the future of web development?
- If you decide to go responsive, here are 9 things you should watch out for.
- Does your ecommerce business sell, how do you say…less than sexy products? Your website doesn’t have to be boring. Inject some personality with cool copy for unsexy stuff.
- In other persuasive copywriting news, why not delve into the secrets of selling like a used car salesman?
- Persuasion continues. I’ll admit it, I’m suffering from some serious blogger envy on this one. Wish I wrote it. ConversionXL’s 5 principles of persuasive web design is definitely worth a read, a bookmark, and a whack of social sharing.
- Keywords ‘not provided’ in analytics is one of the most heartbreaking things to see as an SEO, conversion optimist or web analyst. But there’s hope. Cardinal Path’s how to manage keyword not provided for Google search part one and part two addresses the reality that we’ve lost data, but offers some viable workarounds to ease the pain.
- Bryan Eisenberg’s a Tale of 2 Publishers contrasts Huffington Post and the Daily. Can you guess which one publication is killing it, and which is lagging — and more importantly, why?