Dark Patterns: How Even Savvy Users Get Tricked

Can user experience design get too tricky or even unethical? Here are illustrations of sneaky techniques used by LinkedIn and others.

By |June 15th, 2015|

The Simple Sales Booster That Almost Nobody Uses

A recent test described by WhichTestWon showed adding a single line of text to a web page could boost sales, from a few percent to 200+%. Yet, very few websites use this technique. Do you?

By |April 14th, 2015|

The Wrong Font Can Kill You. Literally. Your Sales, Too.

Fonts have strange an unexpected effects. Patients were less compliant with medical instructions when hard-to-read fonts were used. And, the fluency of fonts can have a big impact on your marketing, too.

By |March 24th, 2015|

67 Ways to Increase Conversion with Cognitive Biases

All humans have built-in biases. This A to Z list of 67 different cognitive biases explains what they are and how to use them to improve conversion rates.

By |March 11th, 2015|

Brainfluence Podcast – Episodes 31 to 40

Another couple of months and we’ve got ten more episodes of The Brainfluence Podcast with awesome guests like Paul Zak, Dan Pink, and Robin Dreeke, the FBI’s former top behaviorist! Here’s your chance to catch up on any you missed. Remember, you can either listen or read the transcript. […]

By |January 29th, 2015|

Here’s Why Smart Marketers Use A/B Testing

How often are websites designed using “best practices” or by trusting the experience of a seasoned expert? The answer is, “all too frequently.” […]

By |January 27th, 2015|

Mega-Recap for Roger’s Picks

My “picks” went on vacation over the holidays, and then got off to a slow start in the new year. So, this edition is a big catch-up on my own content from here, Forbes, and my podcasts at RogerDooley.com, along with a few tasty morsels from around the web. […]

By |January 16th, 2015|

3 Neuromarketing Lessons from Video Games

Games are uniquely adept at leveraging human psychology to motivate behavior. We play them for hours on end and enter into a state of flow with an ease not found in other fields. This is no accident: during my time studying game design and working in the field, neurological language like “dopamine hits” and “social proof” were commonplace. In this post, I’ll examine some of the common tools used by video game designers in order ensure engagement and ultimately drive sales.

By |December 9th, 2014|

Giant Conversion Tip List, No-cost CX Boost, More – Roger’s Picks

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Want a no-cost way to improve your customer’s experience? You might have to abandon the time-honored philosophy of “under-promise and over-deliver.” Check out Ep #32: A Surprising Way to Improve Real Customer Experience of The Brainfluence Podcast to learn more (audio or transcript). […]

By |November 14th, 2014|

Cialdini’s Latest Persuasion Secrets, More – Roger’s Picks

It’s been a big week for new content in that overlap area between psychology, neuroscience, and marketing we call neuromarketing. Be sure to check out the Robert Cialdini interview and book review, and the fascinating advice from “Dr. Love,” neurochemistry expert Paul Zak! […]

By |October 31st, 2014|