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These eCommerce briefs will accelerate your understanding of key aspects of Internet marketing and eCommerce. Best of all, they are free to you with no registration required.
As an e-commerce marketer, you likely know both the importance and impact of external measurement and optimization solutions. These systems are vital to maximizing your sales potential, acquiring real-time business intelligence, and merchandising your site in as effective a manner as possible. This brief outlines why tag management is a must for any growing eCommerce entity and outlines the business case that supports these solutions.
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No longer can your site and eCommerce business be agnostic towards devices and user operating system. With mobile trends outpacing estimates, the need to maximize conversion rates across tablets and smartphones is paramount for reaching your eCommerce potential.
Enter the concept of responsive design and making your site deliver experiences that map to user devices perfectly. This brief discusses responsive design and provides details on how it can streamline internal efficiency in conjunction with increasing conversion rates within eCommerce.
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Driving SEO Gains - Strategic planning within organic search (Video Screencast)
Within this post "panda" and "penguin" environment, SEO fundamentals matter more than ever before. The primary components of SEO: Content, Technology, and Linking are reviewed within this video presentation and provide a strategic gameplan for internet and eCommerce marketers to maximize eCommerce traffic prior to the 2012 holiday season.
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Forward thinking retailers are leveraging the cloud in conjunction with new technologies such as JQuery and HTML 5 to deliver innovative site experiences that are able to be easily tested and optimized. As your eCommerce business grows, it is imperative to evaluate the opportunities that the cloud presents and how it can be implemented within your platform.
This brief discusses the benefit of cloud driven eCommerce and provides a roadmap for executing this type of project within your organization.
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The advent of the tablet and that rate at which tablets are being adopted have put many site owners and internet retailers on their heels trying to figure out what the best approach is to ensure a positive experience for these visitors. Unfortunately, the trendy answer is to simply hire a 3rd party to develop an app that is fun and engaging, but the logic behind this approach is flawed. In fact, the willingness for many large brands to quickly disregard the lessons learned from their web presence in favor of an untested app is surprising, especially considering the tablet is full-featured enough to present the full site experience.
The fact of the matter is, that customers are supplementing only a portion of their time online with tablets, not fully stepping away from their desktops and laptops. Forcing users into a mobile version of your site, or an app, on their tablet will present a fragmented experience for the users as well as for your internal efforts in many areas
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The more things change, the more things stay the same. This widely embraced saying rings never more true than in the SEO marketplace, where technical standards, algorithmic changes, and consumer patterns all impact and disrupt the search optimization landscape.
These changes leave marketers inundated with options to focus their SEO attention and resources. With so many aspects to optimize and improve, which ones should forward thinking SEO managers embrace to get ahead of the competition?
Thatʼs what this brief is all about. Providing you with details into the SEO components that you must improve if you want to stay ahead of the pack.
Within this brief we outline 2 new but fundamental SEO tactics, micro-formatting and social seeding, that can help improve your primary and "tail" terms within search engine results pages and help provide the competitive advantage of being an authority within your market in search results.
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Conversion rate optimization and multivariate testing can be complex and tricky. With numerous moving parts and factors to success its easy to get overwhelmed. This brief provides a proven methodology for executing a conversion optimization strategy within your eCommerce business.
A user test is a process of observing customer tendencies as it relates to key tasks on your website. Never done a user test before? Don’t worry, its simple with the right process and tools. Its a matter of ironing out your gameplan and executing tasks in sequential order.
A look at fundamental eCommerce areas and a guide to improve the performance of these areas in 2011
A breakdown of how on-site search can hurt your search optimization efforts and steps you can take to fix this problem
Step by step methodology to increase your penetration within the largest of comparison shopping engines
Internal research at Trinity to help your business in crafting the primary call to action within your product page
What you need to know about the search giant's latest algorithm update in May 2010
A quick guide for optimizing this fundamental piece of your eCommerce user experience
Google has just recently announced how speed factors in organic search. This post discusses the ramifications and provides some free tools to help you in optimizing your own domain.
Too many Ecommerce businesses let their web analytics packages collect dust. This brief discusses 6 primary metrics that you must track at a minimum to leverage the intelligence that web analytics provides.
Your business needs to manage its website in a constant effort to maximize conversion rates. This brief discusses how your organization can leverage web analytics internally within your eCommerce operations.
This brief outlines 8 unique approaches that can help your eCommerce business drive and convert traffic at higher levels. Offered as a "playbook", this document will help you gain new perspectives into cutting edge eCommerce approaches.
Search optimization best practices change quickly. Shifting to meet the needs of the Google algorithm can equal millions in incremental revenue. Our latest research into SEO tactics provides new approaches into how your eCommerce business can maximize its SEO opportunity.
On-site search is vital to the overall success of your eCommerce business. This report outlines the initial processes to evaluate your existing site search solution performance and set plans into motion to improve.
The most important process on your eCommerce store can be a goldmine of incremental sales when optimized. This brief discusses the tactic of cart/checkout re-engineering, and how doing so can help more of your browsers become buyers.
The standard split test is becoming obsolete with new advances in technology. Retailers are discovering new and effective ways to test merchandising approaches in order to maximize profits. This brief provides an overview of multivariate testing and discusses how it can be leveraged within an eCommerce business.
Numerous variables and processes are needed to be effectively managed for ongoing SEO improvement. This brief provides an overview into what we feel are seven of the most crucial components for effective search optimization.
This brief provides an initial overview of multi-channel marketing and describes how it can be leveraged within start up eCommerce businesses. This article is geared towards the web entrepreneur who is looking to establish a greater footprint within a unique retail niche.
OSCommerce allows retailers to develop a fully functioning eCommerce store on a no-cost platform. Learn more about OSCommerce and how it is changing the dynamics of the eCommerce technology landscape.
Paid search seems like an easy nut to crack. Target the keywords that make sense for your business, write a compelling ad, manage the bidding process, and see the sales come in. Unfortunately, due to the swarm of advertisers that have now embraced the medium as a quick alternative to gaining natural rankings, the market has become much more competitive and retailers need to consistently monitor paid search metrics to not leave dollars on the table.
Three new communication tactics have emerged within the internet landscape. All three in one shape or form can help your company communicate your unique value proposition to your customers while providing them with new and updated content about your business.
Almost always, when solutions integrate the web with the physical store, the employee serves the critical role of closing the transaction. Within today's most popular multi-channel solutions, employees are the most important factor to ensure that customers have a positive experience. This brief examines the importance of in-store execution within multi-channel projects and provides commentary on tactics that can increase success.
Canadian eCommerce is booming. American retailers should immediately examine the overall costs and benefits in launching an online store in Canada. With broadband penetration and multi-channel shopping behavior equaling or exceeding U.S. metrics, Canada is an international opportunity that can be executed without some of the traditional roadblocks that are incurred in international eCommerce.
This brief outlines four simple improvements that can improve conversion and the customer experience. Simple improvements such as these can sometimes immediately impact conversion as high as 20%.
Learn why returns are so cruical to your eCommerce strategy and understand methods that you can implement to make returns a profit center.