This week at the Google Performance Summit keynote we were introduced to a “completely re-imagined and rebuilt” AdWords system for a “mobile-first world.”
- Bigger text ads that get clicked more often
- Ability to fine-tune your bidding by device type
- Map ads that draw in mobile searchers near your store
- New technology that better ties ad clicks to in-store visits
- Ability to create similar audiences for search ad targeting
That and more is what’s coming to AdWords advertisers following announcements this past Tuesday. For our PPC SEM services clients and others, we’ll walk through the exciting opportunities coming out of Google Performance Summit.
Read more and find out Why the Coming Google AdWords Changes Are Mobile Advertising Game-changers!
May 19, 2016
Tim Ash, the Conversion Conference chair, has assembled a panel of CROs from a range of backgrounds to show us what a career in CRO might look like.
- Chris Mercer runs an interactive agency SeriouslySimpleMarketing
- Krista Seiden works in-house at Google
- Alex Harris is a CRO consultant
You’re tuned in to Conversion Conference 2016 and a presentation by Michael Aagaard of Unbounce. He opens with a quote from Albert Einstein: “If I had an hour to save the world, I’d spend 55 minutes identifying the problem and 5 minutes implementing the solution.”
Aagaard loves that quote because it relates to CRO. The story he’s going to tell today is about how we can change our mindset to just straight testing and broadening it to understanding the problem. Read How to Conduct Solid, Data-Driven Conversion Research.
Krista Seiden is an analytics advocate at Google. She’s spent lots of years as a practitioner of analytics and optimization at Google, the Apollo Group and Adobe. She’s also co-chair of the San Francisco chapter of the Digital Analytics Association.
She’s here at Conversion Conference to share tips on analytics tools and processes that promise to turbo-charge CRO. Here’s her agenda:
- How Analysis Drives CRO
- 5 Tips for Accelerating CRO via Analytics
- Bonus Tip: Rapid Optimization Plan
- The Future of Testing, Adapting and Personalizing
Read more of Essential Analytics to Turbo-Charge Your CRO.
You’re tuned in to the morning keynote of the 2016 Conversion Conference. Dr. Eric Schaffer, HFI Laboratories, is a psychologist and human experience engineer will talk to us about the complex science behind UX. Read on to learn how to Engineer Persuasion, Emotion and Trust for Higher Conversions.
Mona Patel is the author of “Reframe: Shift the Way You Work, Innovate, and Think.” When she arrived here at Conversion Conference she was struck by the attendees, finding it amazing how much time we spend working to understand our customers. She has a background in design and UX so optimizing the user experience and meeting customers’ needs is what she thinks about.
But Patel wonders if we ever take that lens and point it inward. She wants to enable businesses so that employees feel optimized and fulfilled. Why? Employees are a big part of customer service. The way employees interact with your customers are going to affect your customer experience. Read Optimized Employee Experience has Direct Effect on UX to learn more about the relationship between user experience and employee experience, and the excuses that stand in the way of the best employee experience.
May 18, 2016
Conversion Conference chair Tim Ash has invited a panel of CRO guests to talk about the tools that they depend on. The panel is comprised of Alex Harris, Angie Schottmuller and Justin Rondeau. This session was so well rated last year that they brought it back this year. You’ll learn the recommended tools that CRO pros use in their everyday life. One tool tip can pay for the whole conference. Check it out in this Super CRO Tools Session.
Sean Ellis, the CEO and founder of GrowthHackers, is going to talk about building a company-wide culture of experimentation. It’s a big difference in trying to change culture for a few people or a few hundred people. Dropbox was the first company Ellis went into with a goal of creating a culture of growth experimentation. He spent six months as interim vice president of marketing building experimentation into the company. Here’s how you can grow a culture of experimentation at your organization.
You’re tuned in to Conversion Conference. Larry Kim, founder of WordStream and 2015 Search Personality of the Year, is explaining the situation. A diabolical villain has abducted our conversions and Larry is going to teach us how to bring the conversions back!
Speaker Dan McGaw, founder and CEO of EffinAmazing and former director of marketing at KISSmetrics, is a serial entrepreneur and growth hacker. If you’re just getting started with conversion optimization and find all the tools, techniques and competing priorities overwhelming, this session is for you. McGaw knows how to kick-start a conversion rate optimization program from the earliest stages, and in this step by step session he’ll show you where to start, what to test and which tools you’ll need to ensure your success. You’ll get a detailed process for setting up your analytics/tracking, identifying which optimization opportunities will give you the biggest gains, and selecting the right testing technique. What’s more, you’ll see examples of how Dan has applied these proven optimization processes in real business environments.
He’s going to get us started with CRO, including the tools you need and a plan for doing this at your organization. Who does A/B testing? Who does CRO? Who knows the difference? Read this liveblog to take your CRO to the next level.