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Persuasion Triggers in Web Design

Posted by Scott December 1, 2010

How do you make decisions? If you’re like most people, you’ll probably answer that you pride yourself on weighing the pros and cons of a situation carefully and then make a decision based on logic. You know that other people have weak personalities and are easily swayed by their emotions, but this rarely happens to you.

You’ve just experienced the fundamental attribution error — the tendency to believe that other people’s behavior is due to their personality (“Josh is late because he’s a disorganized person”) whereas our behavior is due to external circumstances (“I’m late because the directions were useless”).

So how does this relate to web design?

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How to Evaluate Your Marketing Mix

Posted by Scott November 19, 2010

Marketing budgets can be invested in dozens of different ways and places.

Instead of pointing fingers at managers and company owners for making "mistakes" with their money, we should be more open minded and view potential marketing investments on the basis of several key analytical dimensions.

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A Warning Shot or an Accident? Does it Matter?

Posted by Scott November 15, 2010

On the 22nd of October Google had an indexing issue and a separate algorithmic change. Some of the sites associated with the indexing glitch quickly came back, whereas others seemed like they were hosed for weeks and headed toward the path of perpetual obscurity.

To give a visual of how dire this situation was for some webmasters, consider the following graphic.

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Is Your Brand New Website Already Outdated?

Posted by Scott November 11, 2010

As new devices, platforms, and programs enter the marketplace at a dizzying pace, it's almost impossible to stay at the forefront of what's new. In most cases, it's not even important to have the latest, greatest technology driving your website. There is, however, a baseline of functionality and usability that is surprisingly absent from many sites - even when they've just launched. Here's a quick litmus test to check your site.

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New Advertising Poll Finds that 9 in 10 Young Adults Trust Advertising

Posted by Scott November 9, 2010

Nine in 10 US adults 18-34 trust advertising at least sometimes, the highest trust level of any age group, according to results of a new advertising poll.

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You Lookin’ At Me? Eye Tracking Reality From The Industry Leader.

Posted by Scott November 4, 2010

Where do customers look when they visit your content pages? Where do they look while using a cart? Take a look at the findings from Nielsen Norman Group's usability studies using eye tracking technology.

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ImageWorks Wins Prestigious Davey Award!

Posted by Scott November 3, 2010

The 2010 pool featured over 4000 considerations and our web design for The Loyalton Group won the Silver award! (We think it's rigged! Clearly it should have won first place…but we’ll take it!)

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Why Email Marketing is your #1 option for sharing valuable content with your prospects.

Posted by Scott October 14, 2010

Recent research shared by Chadwick Martin Bailey has some interesting statistics in regards to how internet users share content. But before we jump into the raw data, let's first explore some factors to consider:

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How to create a sh*tty brand

Posted by Scott October 1, 2010

This blog entry was contributed to Logo Design Love by David Brier of DBD International.

Everybody asks me how they should build their brand.  Well, here's a diagram of what not do!

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10 Steps to SEO and SEM Success

Posted by Scott September 29, 2010

Search Engine Optimization and Marketing can be very daunting to new webbies and seasoned optimization gurus alike. Each and every website has it's own niche and with that comes the challenge to appeal to a new audience. These are the 10 guidelines to the process that should be followed for any successful campaign.

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