Category Start a Business
eBrand Media has always been a strong proponent of keeping a security symbol in the homepage “hero” spot. Every site guest arrives with a degree of anxiety and their anxiety level increases exponentially as they move further down the shopping funnel towards the cart. Every friction point should be removed for the purpose of bringing form and function together to create an online store that is positive, easy to navigate, pleasant to be in and conducive to frequent and extended visits.
Clarity, clarity, clarity, and if you think you’ve given enough clarity, give some more.
The prospect of identity theft has led the majority of online users–53 percent–to stop giving out personal information online, according to a study released by Consumer Reports WebWatch.
Additionally, 30 percent of the consumers surveyed reported reducing their overall use of the Web, while 25 percent say they no longer make online purchases, according to WebWatch. The report, “Leap of Faith: Using the Internet despite the Dangers,” was based on a survey of 1,501 online adults.
The results show a growing concern about identity theft, said Beau Brendler, director of WebWatch. “There’s been a pretty steady drumbeat over the last three years about it,” he said. In addition, the wave of headlines about security breaches at databases has led consumers to rethink how to best protect their personal data, he said.
A previous study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project also revealed that consumers had changed their online behavior, partly because of security concerns. The Pew study, “Spyware,” concluded that fears of spyware and adware had driven 48 percent of Web users to stop visiting certain Web sites.
In keeping with this theme we’d to share a valuable case study with you that we came across in our virtual library, obtained from a leading marketing journal.
By Tom Polanski
Recently, my team discovered an area of the net which offers some of the best targeting on the net and it isn’t hasn’t been exploited yet. In other words we’ve discovered an audience of tens of millions that are not being marketed to while they participate in activities that reveal their interests, attitudes, opinions and ultimately, their life style.
My team developed an overview of the different ways that these people can be marketed to based on past and current behaviors. We could send HTML and text e-mail and attach ads to e-mail exchanges, and most importantly the data is available so that advertisers could target on a most granular level.
So here in summation is our situation…. we’ve done some preliminary research and we’re reasonably confident that there may be real opportunity in this discovery. However, we’re faced with a number of challenges which include but are not limited to:
By Tom Polanski
So you’ve decided to start your own business – that’s great news! Now you’re probably asking – “What’s next?” There are a lot of different paths you can go down to help build your business success, but the very first thing you’ll want to do is lay out a marketing and start-up plan for yourself! Read the rest of this entry »