Amazon’s Performance Secrets

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It was a great honor to present at the inaugural ClickZ Live in New York this week. I was asked to share some of what I presented. For years we have paid careful attention to Amazon, and I shared a few secrets we have discovered about what makes them so incredibly successful. Say what you will … [Read more...]

Jeff Bezos’ Secret to High Conversion Rates

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If you do business, online or traditional business, I hope you took the time to read Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos' 2013 shareholder letter. In it he shares this tidbit: "Our heavy investments in Prime, AWS, Kindle, digital media, and customer experience in general strike some as too generous, … [Read more...]

Google Adwords Conversion Rates by Industry

Google Adwords Benchmarks from WordStram

My friend, Larry Kim just published some research his company Wordstream just released. Wordstream used the data collected by the AdWords Performance Grader, a free AdWords account audit tool which has evaluated over $1 billion dollars in annualized spending on Google in the last year (roughly 2.5% … [Read more...]

Average Conversion Rate by Industry 2012

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For MarketingSherpa's 2012 Website Optimization Benchmark Report they surveyed participants and asked them to write in what their average conversion rate was. Here is a chart of the results: While this is survey data and not the most accurate, at least it is a benchmark to shoot for. We also … [Read more...]

The Consumer Is Boss: A 10-Year Perspective

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On October 15, 2000, A.G. Lafley, president and CEO of Procter & Gamble Co., delivered a prophetic speech entitled "The Consumer is Boss!" to the Association of National Advertisers. In his presentation he emphasized three main points: "We're moving away from the current mass marketing … [Read more...]