Web Success Team Blog

Losing Sales to Cart Abandonment — Promote to Increase Conversion

The Problem: “If you build it, the will come!” — but will they stay and push the submit button. The reality is that the majority of people going to your shopping cart will leave without purchasing. Some may “believe” they will return but don’t always. So what can you do to change shoppers’ behavior to induce them to purchase or contact you to request more information. The Solution: Engage shoppers with on-site promotions to influ...

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How to Prepare Your Client for Changes in Social Media

A friend asked me yesterday at a dinner party, “What do you do for business today?” When I looked surprised she quipped: “With all due respect, I never know your business. It morphs every time I talk to you”…and she is right! We started the social media branch of our company when Facebook “grew-up” and opened its doors to the over 20-year-olds. We saw an opportunity with new age advertising and jumped on the bandwagon. Since then...

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How I Use Flipboard to Prepare for a Product Launch

I have been using Flipboard for over 2 years. The more I use it, the more I find hidden treasures with this powerful app. As a social marketer for many natural product brands, I work very closely with sales and marketing teams. During our meetings, a common theme always rears its needy head — finding enough content for marketing, sales, social media and presentations. I have found this powerful app to be a great way to create marketing mater...

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How I Organically Built My Instagram Profile

One of the fascinating things about social media is the “If You Build It, They Will Come” concept. Technically speaking, this is supposed to be a fail proof method, right? Well, it is not so easy. Getting followers that are relevant and interested in your product is an art. A planned strategy is required to get the best results. How Did I Do this? I started by creating a profile on Instagram in 2011 and I added lots of varied content to ...

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How to Turn Your Facebook Page into a Sales Hub

Facebook Pages have morphed from a purely social platform into a powerful sales and marketing hub for brands to promote their products to captive targeted consumers. Best yet, small to medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs can run an affordable storefront from their branded pages. It’s no longer about posting content on your page and hoping you can get the engagement and traffic to your website to sell your products. Today, with a robus...

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Transforming a Holiday in Nepal to Aid Nepali Earthquake Victims.

My daughter Alyse and her partner Tiago were visiting Nepal on holiday when the 7.8 earthquake struck on April 25th. Fortunately they were a safe distance from the damaged areas. Once they saw the tragedy unfolding, both felt compelled to stay in Nepal and join the relief efforts. They have been raising money to purchase much needed supplies, organizing relief efforts and going to remote villages to deliver survival items such as desperately n...

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