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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|

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|

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|

Giant Conversion Booster, Happy Design, More – Roger’s Picks

Here’s our curated list of some great content we found this week!

I’m a complete believer in A/B testing, and I’m always skeptical of sure-fire techniques. But a post by Brian Dean (@Backlinko) shows some dramatic results achieved without exhaustive […]

By |June 27th, 2014|

Neuro-packaging, Google Brain, Brutal Landing Page Reviews… Roger’s Picks

Here’s the best stuff we found this week, feel free to add your own pick o’the week in a comment! […]

By |June 19th, 2014|