Are Comments Important for Every Blog?

commentsrockMost websites that have a blog integrated into it often allow their visitors to leave comments. The benefit of having a comment system is much like a social network site or even a forum- it builds a community within the website. The community is usually where you will receive the number of subscribers, and buyers from. These are the ones who are loyal or will be long time loyal readers.

However, are comments important for every blog? Are there exceptions to this, and why?

Videos and Blogging

video-thumbnailVideos are a unique way to share content. You can just about do anything with video like combining music, text, and images, or filming yourself. The issue is… what do you do with your video once you’re done making it?

Of course, the first thing you would want to do is to put it on your website. However, you run into the dilemma of whether you want to load it to your site or to load it up on a third party service like Youtube or Vimeo.

Are Your Conversion Rates Scary?

The Conversionator™ V3 N44: Weekly Insights and Ideas

Child  in skeleton costume trick or treating on Halloween

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween,  In this issue we’ve put together some tricks and treats

First though, a scary infographic  from I Am a Bridge –  The Five most important factors for improving Ecommerce conversion and sales.   Prepared by Hughes Rey (don’t be thrown off by the Euro symbols – he’s Belgian)  and based on the Red Eye 2012 Conversion Report from EConsultancy,  the infographic shows that while the online market has grown substantially, conversion rates have actually declined – now that’s scary!

Next some chilling landing pages from Sally Lowery in Ten Haunting Landing Page Practices  from Business 2 Community. Ten spooky examples of what not to do on your landing pages.

Treats are next from  –  Latest landing page design trend for higher conversion and inspiration  – very cool landing page examples that will get your creative juices going – no tricks here.

Ready for some tricks ? Here’s 10 of them for engaging with your network of friends and colleagues – 10 small daily habits to actively manage and grow your network  from Heinz Marketing.

And our last trick is from Dempsey Marketing Turn everything you do into a blog post . Use the experiences of your everyday life as examples and stories in your posts. You’ll find them easier to write and more interesting for your audience.

That will round it up for this week and I’ll leave you with a quick reminder to request one free conversion idea for your website  as well as to signup for our blog updates and conversion tips newsletter. If you have any tips, suggestions, or resources you’d like to share please leave us a comment below and please feel free to suggest topics that you would like to see covered in future Conversionator posts.


Need Help Writing "How To" Posts?

The Conversionator V3 N25: Weekly Insights and Ideas

Weekly Roundup of Conversion Ideas

Max The Conversionator

This week’s edition includes an outline on how to write how-to posts, tips for integrating social media activities, suggestions for using Amazon to further content marketing goals, a mindmapping tool review, and points out things you should be doing with Google Analytics:

Landing Pages: Start with the Basics

The Conversionator V3 N11: Weekly Insights and Ideas

Weekly Roundup of Conversion Ideas
This week’s edition covers landing page basics, free or affordable internet marketing tools, business blog post type suggestions, the ongoing battle between verbs and adjectives, and ecommerce product page essentials:

Social Media Tips for Small Businesses

Social Media for Small BusinessesAs a small business owner, your time is valuable. You have a lot of responsibilities clamoring for your attention, and you need to make sure you use each moment wisely. When it comes to social media, you can spend an awful lot of time delving into all the different tools, but making sure your efforts count can be a bit trickier. Here’s how to make the most of your small business social media investment without spending countless hours on work that won’t bring results.