A prospective client recently migrated an e-commerce site from an old proprietary cart to BigCommerce. Traffic and revenue subsequently plunged, which of course is just about the worst thing that could happen when you are migrating to a platform you think will be better for business.
Maximize Your Shutterstock Monthly Subscription Plan
Shutterstock is a stock photography service with over 300 million royalty-free, high-resolution photos, vectors, and illustrations, offering a number of subscription options, including a monthly subscription plan. The following tutorial will allow you to get the most out of your subscription. We’ve had a number of inquiries on how to cancel your Shutterstock Monthly Subscription Plan. If you want to … Read More
UltraCart and WordPress Content Strategy
KP asks: my client on UltraCart is considering adding a content management system such as WordPress. What are the benefits of doing so? UltraCart is a full-featured shopping cart that works well as an ecommerce solution for small to mid-sized businesses. A business that exists solely on UltraCart is going to find that platform lacking in certain content management features … Read More
Six Principles of SEO for Online Communities
I am putting together an online marketing proposal for a philanthropy-based network, where an existing base of 5,000 or so members will be interacting in an ambitious online community. It so happens that when you get a bunch of like-minded, passionate people together in one place and give them the tools, they create a LOT of content. It’s not phrased … Read More
Notes on Content Strategy
I recently discussed content strategy with an associate of mine who runs a very successful professional services business with nearly twenty employees. Combining the content they already produce (articles for print publications) with a moderated democratization of content creation across their employee base could easily produce a thousand or more posts a year. This creates an amazing foundation for a … Read More
Via Tea: How to Find and Hire the Right Marketing Coach
I responded to Tea Silvestre’s inquiry about hiring a marketing coach last week. Her post entitled How to Find and Hire the Right Marketing Coach, aggregating the replies from a number of marketing professionals, is now up on her site. There’s a bunch of great information in there from half-a-dozen people who know what they are talking about. Check it … Read More
Is a Marketing Coach Actually What You Need?
Tea Silvestre, talented proprietress of The Word Chef, asked some of her friends this question: Do you have any cautionary tales or tips on hiring the right Marketing Coach? While I think she’s putting together the replies into something more substantial than a quick blog post, I thought I’d give her my thoughts here, and share her results with my … Read More
Facebook Steps Into Arizona Immigration Debate
Facebook sent out the Facebook Ads newsletter yesterday, which includes a section for “success stories from advertisers.” This month, the focus is on the Arizona Office of Tourism and its Arizona Travel Facebook Page. When you admin a Facebook Page, you can choose what Tab is used as the primary, or initial, page that visitors see. For most Pages, its … Read More