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Pronoun Power, Looong Content, Buffett’s Billion, and More – Roger’s Picks

It was a busy week between speaking gigs in New Orleans and Austin, but never fear – I’ve still got a great selection of the best content I found during the last 7 days! Did you [related: see pronoun article below] find a fascinating feature or amazing article? Leave a comment with a link to your own discovery!
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By |March 21st, 2014|

How the World’s Leading Persuasion Expert Gets Your Business Card

If you attend conferences, you’ll encounter lots of people doing things to get your business card. Walk the aisles of an exhibit hall, and you’ll see fishbowls for iPad raffles, booth babes handing out t-shirts… all for the price […]

By |March 19th, 2014|

Need More Sales and Leads? Google Wants to Help!

 
For most attendees of Pubcon Las Vegas, the best part of Matt Cutts’s keynote was his measured and nearly genial response to the previous day’s attack on both him and Google by Internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis. Cutts heads up Google’s Web spam team, and Calcanis blames Google for destroying his Mahalo.com business when they launched their Panda update. The update targeted content farms, sites that generated large quantities of low quality content optimized for search. […]

By |October 29th, 2013|

“Brainfluence on the Web” at Pubcon

Neuromarketing got some extra exposure at Pubcon, one of the biggest web marketing conferences, last week.  I gave a presentation titled Brainfluence on the Web that started with a quick introduction to Neuromarketing, including several “brain movies” which showed how neuromarketing firms analyzed commercials frame by frame.  I then shifted gears and covered a few brain-research-based techniques that companies and web developers of any size could apply.  My fellow presenter in this “spotlight” session was Derrick Wheeler, talking about Microsoft’s in-house SEO.  So, the audience was an interesting mix of web marketers, hard core SEOs, and other people curious about either Derrick’s topic or mine. Kudos to Brett Tabke & crew for scheduling this interesting session. […]

By |November 16th, 2011|

Pubcon Discount & Neuromarketing Debut

Pubcon 2010, (Las Vegas, November 8-11, 2010), the biggest web publishing and web marketing conference, will for the first time feature neuromarketing as a topic. I’ll be doing a solo presentation with a special emphasis on neuro web […]

By |September 9th, 2010|

Websites That Suck Increase Stress

We know that slow, balky, and confusing websites aren’t a good thing. Traffic metrics show this, as does conversion data. Google, whom some think of as passively indexing the web, believes quick-loading pages are essential to a good user experience. Google is, in fact, actively trying to speed up websites (and keep their search users happy) by making page load time a ranking factor. (See Barry Schwartz’s article at Search Engine Land describing Google’s Matt Cutts commentary at Pubcon.)

Now, neuroscience is underscoring the importance of quick-loading pages and easy to use web sites. A study sponsored by Computer Associates and conducted by Foviance, a customer experience consulting firm, showed that poorly performing websites demanded more user concentration and increased stress: […]

By |March 2nd, 2010|