Tips for Redesigning Your Website

Your website is an incredibly important and powerful online tool. First off, it’s your business’s calling card. When someone arrives on your site, they way it looks will influence whether they stay or bounce out. Your brand is (at least it should be) well reflected in your website design. An outdated website creates a bad user-experience.

Websites need to be fast, clean and well organized in order to convince your traffic that you are worth doing business with. We can all spot a website that...

By Nick Stamoulis, 06 September 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Commerce, Content Marketing, E-Commerce.

Social Commerce is the Long Game

My Definition: “Social commerce is the practice of using social media for commercial purposes”.

The short -term dichotomy

When it comes to using social commerce correctly it takes time and patience to produce results.

Social commerce is about building communities, identifying and generating e-Influencers and in turn increasing advocates. Having done so, sales will start to improve and more customers will be kept, but these strategies take time; you can’t make friends and influence people in...

By Paul Fennemore, 30 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Commerce, E-Commerce, Social Media Marketing.

The IKEA YouTube campaign is ingenious

IKEA offers a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at great prices. The store is hugely popular overseas and this results in great social up-take when they launch social marketing campaigns.

IKEA have launched a new social experience and this time it’s through YouTube. They kicked off the campaign with the following video:

The campaign goes on to launch a personalized 3D showroom on YouTube, which retrieves information from Facebook profiles...

Time to get Business-Like with Social Commerce

Paul Fennemore – August 2011. 

Health Warning

Here are some home truths that creative social media marketing people will find outside of their brief, but CEO’s and Operations Directors should take heed of.

A project I ran with Oxford Brookes University that involved interviewing around 30 UK mid to large B2B and B2C organisations, found that those firms who were doing really well with social commerce had a lot in common.

Social Media is not just for Marketing

Social Commerce de-silos...

By Paul Fennemore, 22 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: E-Commerce, Social Media Marketing.

I now own a plot on Mars!

This morning I received a package that contains a certificate stating that I now own a piece of land on Mars. I’m totally stoked, I’ve just bought a house and now I own land on Mars, this property thing is going really well! I’m bleak though, I left my certificate at work, so you’ll have to wait for the photograph, but in the meantime, let me tell you more:

kulula.com is celebrating its tenth birthday by looking to a potentially intergalactic future. To mark ten years in business and a...

By imod.co.za, 05 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Customer Experience, E-Commerce, Social Media Marketing.

5 Conversion Elements to Help Any Website

A company website is the foundation of an online marketing strategy. Every link building tactic sends users to the website to find more information and hopefully, to convert. The goal of a website is to get visitors to take some sort of action, whether that is to purchase something, fill out a lead form, or sign up for services. This means that every component of the website needs to make it as easy as possible for the visitor to do so. You don’t want to lose out on potential business because your...

By Nick Stamoulis, 04 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: E-Commerce.

Online travel agents are a dying breed

I went to my a travel industry meeting today at Kelvin Grove in Cape Town, and the poor attendance got me thinking about how the travel industry as we know it is dying.   I wasn’t just thinking about how young upstart online agencies have been replacing traditional bricks and mortar agents, but about a second evolution I predict in the online world, whereby Google displaces online agents.

The last decade has seen online travel agents creating havoc with traditional agents business models.  Running an online travel...

By imod.co.za, 28 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: E-Commerce, Search Marketing.

Nick's top Blog Posts to Read for July 21, 2011

Below you will find our favorite blog posts that are related to SEO, search engine marketing and social media marketing from this past week. Please feel free to visit each, we hope you find them as helpful as we do! Want to Build Your Email List? Follow These Steps. This post includes ways to build your email list with the help of your current customers.

Is Your Site Optimized for Transactional Search?

If you were to look at the average search engine user, their search history would boil down to three basics types of search—informational, transactional and navigational. An informational search is when they are looking for information, perhaps the answer to a question. Transactional searches are when a user is looking to take action, they’ll use words like “buy” or “download” in their search query. Navigational searches are when a user searches by brand or product...

By Nick Stamoulis, 21 July 2011, 0 comments. Categories: E-Commerce, Organic Search.