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How Explainer Videos Can Improve Conversion Rates on Your Website

Posted by Brandon Choquette on Wed, Aug 21, 2019 @ 01:22 PM

 Online videos have experienced explosive growth in recent years, due in part to the fact that Google's algorithm for search rankings evaluates the amount of time visitors stay on your websites.

Explainer videos are an affordable and effective method for improving conversion rates,  clarifying your product or service, and boosting your sales. 

Continue reading to learn how an explainer video can improve conversion rates for your website.

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Topics: CT Video Production, Business Video, Explainer Videos, Video Marketing Tips

What are the Top eCommerce Design Trends for 2018?

Posted by Brandon Choquette on Tue, Feb 06, 2018 @ 12:21 PM
Ecommerce claims a larger slice of the global retail pie with each passing year, and experts project that it will account for more than 17% of all retail sales by 2022. The growing prominence of ecommerce comes as no surprise in a digitalized world, but this upward trend in online shopping does introduce unique challenges to retailers worldwide. As the ecommerce landscape becomes increasingly competitive, online retailers need to innovate the shopping experience they offer in order to keep up.

Because having a stellar product is not enough to stand out in such a highly saturated market, great design is the key for ecommerce businesses looking to make a memorable impact on their customers. Ecommerce design in 2018 is truly revolutionizing the way we shop by combining the ease and lightness of online shopping with the experiential and discovery-elements of offline shopping.

Some of the ecommerce design trends of 2018 are so ingeniously subtle we may not notice them until met with a poorly designed site with which to compare them. Trends like scrolling product photos and seamless product landing pages eliminate much of the needless navigation work that can sabotage conversions, creating a light yet informative online shopping experience.

But other trends are made to stand out: big, bold, out-of-the-box photography and integrated video are meant to capture your attention. These trends make it possible to showcase the product through its characteristics that simply don’t come through in standard photo dimensions, characteristics like movement, texture, or consistency.

And if you have ever walked into a store and later walked out having purchased something you never set out to buy, ecommerce design trends in 2018 are moving to encourage more of this kind of browsing. By designing unique, attractive, and interactive category pages, many ecommerce sites are moving to reintroduce an element of discovery to your online shopping experience.

Check out examples of these ecommerce design trends and more in the following infographic from What’s the Host:

ImageWorks,LLC | CT Web Design

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What Are Some Web Design Trends To Expect In 2018? (Infographic)

Posted by Brandon Choquette on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 @ 03:22 PM

While many website design trends are temporary affairs of the heart, a select few are natural evolutions  of the industry. As more web-accessible devices are introduced to the market, designers must continue to adapt their workflow to meet the dynamic changes that are occuring in web design.Over the past few years, the general appearance of websites has changed quite a bit for developers and designers.It's hard to determine which trends are rooted in serious potential for helping your business convert site users into leads. Fortunately, we have help.

Luckily for  brands and people like ourselves, the team over at Coastal Creative did some excellent research into the emerging trends for 2018 and provided an easy-to-digest infographic breakdown.

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Topics: CT Web Design Company, Web design tips, 2018 Marketing Tips, 2018 Web Design Trends

Common Mistakes to Avoid With Paid Facebook Ads

Posted by Brandon Choquette on Wed, Sep 06, 2017 @ 01:34 PM

As many businesses across the country have learned within the past several years, Facebook ads can be a very powerful tool for reaching out to potential customers. Many Facebook marketers are having to learn how to create successful Facebook ads through trial and error. However, there's a wide variety of best practices and tips to take note of to help improve that learning curve a bit. Make sure your business isn't making common mistakes that drain ad budget and often lead to unsuccessful campaigns. Continue reading to learn how to avoid the top five common mistakes for paid Facebook advertising.

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Topics: Paid Facebook Ads

What Are the Common Reasons for a Website Redesign?

Posted by Brandon Choquette on Fri, Jun 09, 2017 @ 01:43 PM

Besides supplying convenience, websites establish company credibility and brand trust. With the explosive growth of online marketing and digital content consumption, it has become crucial for companies to go beyond  a functioning website,  to have an effective eye-popping masterpiece.

Some businesses may require unique functionality for their website. It may be to support a product or service, generate sales leads, provide information for investors, media or press, and increase brand awareness and more. A good web development firm will be able to guide you on specific measures that can be implemented within the design to help achieve those goals. This post covers a few common reasons why businesses decide to redesign or upgrade their website.

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What Should I Do After My Website Launches?

Posted by Brandon Choquette on Mon, May 08, 2017 @ 03:12 PM

 Finally, it's done! After weeks (maybe even months) of frustration and friendly bickering with a designer, you're ready to launch your company's crowning jewel, a stunning new website.

After all the sweat, tears, and countless cups of coffee, it may be difficult to know where to turn next after your website launches; however, doing nothing  is the best way to spit upon all the hours of hard work that went into developing the site.

We want your website and business to succeed, and we understand the desire to want everyone to view your big accomplishment. If you're wondering, "what should I do after my website launches?", fear not.

This post discusses five crucial tasks to complete after you've launched your new website.

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Topics: website redesign, content strategy, Website Launch

What Are the Business Benefits of Using CRM Software?

Posted by Brandon Choquette on Wed, Apr 05, 2017 @ 03:30 PM

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software aims to help you maintain and improve your relationship with existing customers, connect with new prospects, and win back former clients.

CRM software helps with the collection, organization, and management of customer information. Whether your business venture is larger or small, you can use a CRM strategy to your advantage.

Continue reading to discover the benefits of using CRM for your business.

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Topics: CRM Sales Tool, CRM Software

6 Website Mistakes That Drive Away Visitors

Posted by Brandon Choquette on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 @ 10:26 AM
We all know a good web site when we see it, but what exactly makes a website's design "bad?" This post explores a few common web design mistakes to gain a better understanding of what to look for when seeking to create an excellent user-centered website. Designing a new website can be a complex process-- typically there are many ways to approach problems.
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Topics: CT web design, web design mistakes

5 SEO Mistakes That Sabotage Your Page's Ranking Ability

Posted by Brandon Choquette on Wed, Mar 08, 2017 @ 10:14 AM
SEO requires constant research and an ability to stay up-to-date with latest best practices. However,  it's easy  to get left behind in the doldrums of Google's search engine results pages if you can't keep up with new trends and searching patterns. While many white hat SEO professionals do great work for their clients, there are always nefarious black hat SEO practictioners that use ill-advised strategies.

Continue reading to learn common SEO mistakes that could lead to low page ranking. Avoiding these common mistakes will open up more opportunities for natural SEO growth.
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Topics: SEO strategy, SEO Mistakes

3 Reliable Methods for Creating and Using Buyer Personas

Posted by Brandon Choquette on Fri, Mar 03, 2017 @ 03:09 PM

In the past, Hubspot has stated that every marketing action you make should be dictated by your buyer personas. We have lots of love for Hubspot and we think this statement is one of the most informed they have made. Valuable content is the foundation for a successful inbound marketing campaign. Content is only valuable if it is useful to somebody.

If you haven’t considered your buyer personas, then how are you going to produce engaging content that is useful to them?

If you aren’t exactly familiar with this term, we will quickly catch you up to speed. By de or even if you are, we'll quickly review what exactly defines a buyer persona.

By definition, buyer personas are fictional characters who represent a brand's ideal customers. It's common for businesses to have more than one ideal customer, and for that customer to change depending on the growth or goals of the business.

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Topics: Lead Generation, responsive web design, marketing action, lifecycle stage, CT Inbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing, website traffic, inbound marketing campaign, marketing campaign, buyer personas

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