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How Virginia Tech Increased Website Conversions By 40%

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Virginia Tech, like most institutions for higher education, relies on alumni communications to keep alumni informed about campus news and support annual fundraising efforts. Without up-to-date contact information, however, the university is challenged to reach its annual goals. This is why Juliet Crichton, Digital Editor and Webmaster for Virginia Tech University Relations’ Marketing and Publications, has been focused on figuring out how to encourage alumni to update their Alumni Association profiles.

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How to Target New Visitors with a Specific Call-to-Action

welcome-barThe other week we published a blog post about seven ways you can increase conversions on your website with AddThis Marketing Tools. It was loaded with great suggestions on ways to market to users differently based on their source, behavior, and interests.

We heard from you that you loved these tactics, and that you wanted to learn more about how you could implement them with our tools. This post aims to do just that – with a focus on explaining how you can target new visitors with actions like offering a coupon code for their first purchase, asking them to subscribe to your newsletter, and more.

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10 Criteria for Better Website Usability: Heuristics Cheat Sheet

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When visitors arrive, how easy is it for them to use your website?

Twenty-five years ago, usability expert, Jakob Nielsen, developed a set of general guidelines to help answer this question. Sometimes referred to as a “heuristic evaluation”, designers and usability experts use lists like these to measure how easy or hard it is to use a website.

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Personalization Pitfalls and How to Fix Them

Personalization—applied properly—can turn a regular website visit into a serendipitous experience. Think of how you felt the first time you heard your favorite song. If you have good content, then you probably have pages on your site that will give your visitors that same feeling.

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