Wanted: Smoking hot hotel room in Kansas City Kansas

Of course, I mean a “smokin’ hot internet connection”. Late last week, I was heading north through western Missouri, I planned to make an overnight stay in the Kansas City area. Knowing full well (though with a little jealousy) that Kansas City, Kansas was the first winner of the Google Fiber lotto, I thought it […]

Six simple questions about your website

photo credit: milos milosevic I received these questions in an email from Tony Robbins last year. The premise was to ask if you could answer these questions without doing a bunch of research, much less if you could answer them at all. How many visitors come to your website per month? How many of those […]

Habits and Heatmaps

photo credit: opensourceway Here’s your sign. While it is a well-known “redneck” comedian punch line, it’s also something you should be looking for. Some signs you must seek out, while others have been right in front of you all year long. Many of those signs are buried in your existing business data. Habits Your business data illustrates your customers’ […]

Why they leave

Why do they leave your site? Why don’t they buy? Why do they abandon a shopping cart after going to the trouble to shop on your site, select items and add them to a cart in the desired size and color? This might give you an idea or two…

How to get results from newspaper advertising?

photo credit: Hamed Saber This has been in the queue for a while, and the source of the discussion is BizJournals.com, which I’ve read regularly for years (yes, that’s a hint). While there are some good points in this piece, some parts of it read as if it was written by a Yellow Pages salesperson […]

Taking the kids – and your website – on a long road trip

Today’s guest post is from Jill Whelan of HighRankings.com. Jill describes a nice parallel between the preparation necessary for taking the kids on a long road trip (vs having them cry) and the symptoms your website uses to tell you what a crying child is trying to tell you. It’s a good read, go check […]

Woopra web analytics: Mom, I take it all back

Over the last few weeks as I (im)patiently waited for Woopra approval for this site’s URL, I said a few grumbly words in the middle of the “Why is it taking 3 weeks to get approved?” kinds of sentences. Finally, I got notice of approval last night. With that, I have to say: Mom, I’m […]