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call to action

August 27, 2014
Facebook turned a lot of heads last month with the announcement it was testing a “Buy” button on sponsored ads and Pages updates. Positioned as a way for brands to sell their wares while keeping customers inside Facebook’s social embrace, it’s pretty much a win-win for retailers and Facebook combined.
March 07, 2014
A key factor to consider is how much information you want someone to initially give you. Consider this – do you enjoy giving away all your personal or business information on a whim? When asking for this level of information, your website has to establish some level of trust and or authority. How is this accomplished?
October 01, 2013
We’re always testing Calls to Action on our own sites and our clients. We’ve seen amazing results on our slide-down subscription panel on the Marketing Technology Blog. It performs over 400% better than our in-stream subscription call to action at the base of our posts.
September 05, 2013
Track how someone found you: Do they subscribe to your blog, do they follow you on Twitter, did they download a white paper, did they attend a webinar, did they attend a live Q&A you did through Google Hangouts, did you meet at an event? Knowing that will help you determine the types of content they need next to make a decision.
May 18, 2013
The cover photo of your Facebook Page is a great piece of marketing real estate. But how can you use it to drive user actions and conversions? In light of Facebook’s new policy that allows for cover photos to include calls-to-action (CTAs), here are five ways to start converting visitors.
July 31, 2012
With all the hoopla over what's the best time of day to tweet and post, it turns out -- in this study -- that major brands that use optimized posts outside regular business hours are seeing much greater engagement on Facebook.
July 17, 2012
Want to increase the engagement levels of your posting activity on Facebook. This study shows stronger calls to actions play a major part in getting there.
March 26, 2012
Why is the call to action so frequently a mangled mess? Tell the person on your website what to do. Be explicit. Tell them which device to use. Tell them why. Tell them when. Tell them how.
December 12, 2011
I’ve seen many businesses who are new to Facebook make the mistake of trying to close the sale way too early or pitching their product or services aggressively to their fans on Facebook. These Pages often look like a screaming billboard full of advertisement, and I tend to just run away at first...