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Meredith Cook
By Meredith Cook on September 25, 2020

"Don't make me think." Those four words, made famous by usability guru Steve Krug, sum up user experience at its core—and it’s the most fundamental key to successfully selling your product or service with inbound marketing. We know that a well-designed landing page should have engaging graphics or images, clean fonts that are easy to read, and pleasing colors. But aesthetics aside, making the end result as simple and pleasant as possible is the key to increasing your conversions and keeping your customers happy. Let’s look at eight strategic lessons you can implement on your landing pages for more success in conversion rates

Meredith Cook
By Meredith Cook
on September 26, 2018

We’ve finally calmed down enough from the post-excitement of INBOUND 2018 to gather our thoughts and compile our favorite takeaways from this year’s conference. It was certainly a year to remember—from Deepak Chopra leading a powerful group meditation to a breakout session that ended with free beer (thanks, Harpoon!) to many representations of girl bosses kicking butt. Read on for easy-to-digest summaries of the most important knowledge nuggets we brought home from Boston.

 

By Alex Silverberg
on June 01, 2017

Mobile is more important than you think.

Did you know that in 2016, mobile accounted for 51.3% of worldwide traffic eclipsing desktop at 48.7%? This is the first time this has happened in the history of the Internet, and trends indicate that it will continue. Plus, Google themselves announced that they have “begun experiments” to index mobile-sites first over their desktop components which means that mobile performance will be a ranking factor going forward. 

The time is now for mobile optimization.

Meredith Cook
By Meredith Cook
on October 06, 2015

In case you have been out of the tech loop, Apple released its new iPhone and iOS 9 operating system two weeks ago. In addition to more fine-tuned features like better navigation in Apple Maps, more built-in apps, and new emojis (finally, the taco!), the new operating system will now allow users to install ad blocking apps. This means users can now easily block third-party scripts, pop-up ads, trackers, and other forms of advertising that could come through.


Of course, ad blocking apps aren’t a novel idea. So what’s the big deal?

Meredith Cook
By Meredith Cook
on August 04, 2015

When someone comes to your website, your homepage is the very first thing they see. It’s the gateway to all of your content and sets the tone for what you or your company offers. A visitor could easily click out of your website in seconds if their first impression is subpar – we have gut reactions in 3 seconds or less! So what makes a truly stellar homepage? A truly stellar user experience. Here are five tips for the UX / UI of your homepage that we think are pretty darn important: