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Cooties, Conversion, Brain Reboots, and Habits – Roger’s Picks

Here are the most intriguing and useful articles I’ve found in the last week, plus a summary of my own new content. Enjoy!
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By |August 15th, 2014|

The Neuroscience of Conversion Optimization

[Guest post by Nick Kolenda]

If you’re a digital marketer, then you know the feeling.

You poured your heart and soul into a recent campaign, and you can’t wait to see the results. A few days later, you check the data and what do you see…an embarrassingly low conversion rate. […]

By |August 14th, 2014|

The Cootie Effect: Touch, Contagion, and Magical Thinking

I’ve written about product contagion – the weird ability of one product to “infect” another with its properties (or its “cooties”) when they touch in a shopping cart – but there’s a related phenomenon that is, if anything, even stranger. […]

By |August 11th, 2014|

Videos That Convert, Worst ORM Strategy Ever, Monkey Takedown, More – Roger’s Picks

Here’s this week’s eclectic mix of worthwhile reading from around the Web. Also, things may look a bit different – check out our new, easier-to-read (we hope!) design. Let us know what you think in a comment! […]

By |August 8th, 2014|

How Top Conversion Experts Seduce You Into Giving Up Your Email

These days, almost every website wants your email address. It might be for a newsletter, for blog updates, or special offers… whatever the reason, these site owners know that a good email list is a critically important business asset.

But, how do you get visitors to subscribe? In these days of overstuffed inboxes, there’s surprising resistance to giving up one’s email. So, we looked to the top conversion experts in the world to find their secrets for turning casual visitors into subscribers. […]

By |August 5th, 2014|

Selling to Tightwads, High-heeled Hotties, Killer Ad Copy, more – Roger’s Picks

Roger's picks for the week include how to craft killer ads, how to sell to tightwads, spendthrifts, and everyone else, "the high-heeled hottie effect," and more.

By |July 31st, 2014|

The 3 Types of Buyers, and How to Optimize for Each One

[Guest post by Jeremy Smith.]

I absolutely love buyer psychology and neuroeconomics. Want to know why?

● Because it’s like a secret weapon that produces torrents of conversions (and money).
● Because it’s the only real way to understand why and how buyers make purchases.
● Because it’s the proven route to successful marketing.
● Because it’s guaranteed to squash the competition. […]

By |July 30th, 2014|

Why Your Website Launch is DOA, Twitter Psychology, & More – Roger’s Picks

Here’s what we discovered this week, with my own new content below:
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By |July 25th, 2014|

A Super-Simple Way to Make Your Prices Seem Lower… With One Catch

Want to make your prices seem lower without actually changing them? Here's a research-based technique that will do exactly that, with one small catch... it doesn't work equally well for male and female customers!

By |July 22nd, 2014|

Be Like Bond, Use Persuasion Psychology, and More – Roger’s Picks

We’re playing catchup after a rare vacation, so here’s the best of the best for the last couple of weeks!

Who doesn’t want to be James Bond, at least when he isn’t being tortured by a sadistic villain? I’m sure some 007 movie buff will provide a counter-example, but I don’t recall the fictional secret agent ever giving a public speech. Nevertheless, Nick Morgan (@DrNickMorgan) tells you Why Public Speakers Need To Copy James Bond. Be like Bond! […]

By |July 18th, 2014|