Archive | December, 2012

Heat mapping helps improve customer service experience online

21 Dec
heat mapTalk about easy! In less than 10 minutes, a developer can embed the html code used for heat mapping onto your website and begin the heat mapping analytics process. Within weeks you will have a clear picture of exactly how your customers are using your website, detect flaws in your business flow and identify any wasted space, or as I call it “virtual real estate”.

Here are 5 reasons why heat mapping helps online retailers:

  1. Easy to install and even easier to understand. Heat mapping reports are some of the easiest to read because they are literally a map of your web page with a spectrum of colors red, orange and blue representing the hot, warm and cool areas on your site requiring your attention.
  2. Detect Flaws. Heat mapping shows you what areas your visitors are visiting most and what design or development flaws may be affecting your customer’s experience on your site…

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Written by: Erika Rossi-Raia, Originally posted on SHIFT Digital Media on 12/20/2o12

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4 key elements to every successful website

10 Dec

Teamwork in the officeThere are four key elements to every successful website:  creative design, innovative technology, branded content and an online marketing action plan:

1. Creative Design. People are visual by nature so we know that creative design elements affect the way visitors identify with a particular brand and create an emotional connection to it. A professional designer can help you select colors, font styles, design layouts and images to make the biggest impact for your business.

2. Innovative Technology. Technology is the engine that powers your brand. It is what makes customers want to buy from you. Good technology simplifies or improves customer’s lives in some way, whether it is the ease of shopping online, managing an account from their smart phone, being entertained on a plane trip or accessing important information on the go. Typically, the better, more advanced technology means it is simpler to use and results in higher customer satisfaction.

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As always, good luck creating your new website. It should be one of the most exciting and creative processes you go through as a business professional.

Thank you for following,

Erika Rossi-Raia
http://www.ErikaRossiRaia.com

Grow your business by creating a personal connection with your readers

5 Dec

As featured on SHIFT Digital Media, November 29, 2012:

iStock_000017603082Small-300x199The most efficient and cost effective way to connect directly with your customers and grow your business is with social media marketing. With just a click of a button, you can share your products and services to millions of existing and prospective customers in an instant.

Personal connections have never been more important in business as they are today and that is in large part to the dynamics that make up social media.

Here are 3 ways to create a personal connection with your customers:

1.  Use words like “you” “we” and “us” to engage customers and make them feel like they are a part of something special. For example, try softening your content like this, “We are proud to share this exclusive new offer with you: Receive 20% off the next time you shop online.” instead of a non-personal “Visit the XYZ Store online this week for 20% off.” And, post these personal messages on your Facebook and Twitter pages for your fans to enjoy.

To read more, CLICK HERE

Would you like help executing and managing your social media? Our team can help you build your social media marketing presence from conception to implementation and management. Contact SHIFTdigitalmedia.com for more information.

Written by: Erika Rossi-Raia, SHIFT Digital Media
Erika@shiftdigitalmedia.com

 

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