Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Microsoft IllumiRoom: Future Gaming Beyond Your TV Screen

If the Microsoft IllumiRoom concept gets popular, future video gaming could extend beyond your TV screen, and it would not make any difference whether your TV screen size for gaming is 32 inches or 84 inches, as your TV video game experience will fill the living room beyond your wildest imagination.

Microsoft IllumiRoom

Microsoft Research has introduced the IllumiRoom concept, that uses the power of Kinect for Windows camera and a projector,  to project your gaming experience beyond your TV screen size and to make the whole home your gaming arena. The Kinect system scans your room geometry, and projects real-time visuals without any video manipulation or editing.

Check out the gaming experience of the future in this video below which introduces the new Microsoft IllumiRoom.

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Pitching Search Marketing In Traditional Marketing Terms

For those selling search marketing to customers, especially those customers new to the concept of search marketing, it’s often useful to pitch search marketing services in terms the customer already understands.

A lot search marketing theory and practice is borrowed and adapted from direct marketing. Direct marketing concepts have been around since the 60s, and may be more readily understood by some customers than some of the arcane terminology sometimes associated with SEO/SEM.

Here are some ideas on how to link search marketing and direct marketing concepts.

1. Targeting & Segmentation

A central theme of direct marketing is targeting.

On broadcast television, advertisers show the one advertisement to many people, and hope it will be relevant to a small fraction of that audience. Most television advertising messages are wasted on people who aren't interested in those messages. It’s a scattergun, largely untargeted approach.

Search marketing, a form of direct marketing, is targeted. Search marketers target their audience based on the specific keywords the audience use.

Search marketing is concerned with the most likely prospects - a small fraction of the total audience. Further, if we analyse the visitor behavior of people using specific keyword terms post-click, we can find out who are the hottest prospects amongst that narrowly defined group.

The widely accepted 20-80 rule says that 20% of your customers create 80% of your business. An example might be "luxury vacations France", as opposed to "vacations France". If we have higher margins on luxury travel, then segmenting to focus on the frequent luxury travel buyer, as opposed to a less frequent economy buyer whom we still might sell to, but at lower margins, might be more in line with business objectives. Defining, and refining, keyword terms can help us segment the target market.

2. Focus

Once you get a search visitor to your site, what happens next?

They start reading. Such a specific audience requires focused, detailed information, and a *lot* of it, or they will click back.

It is a mistake to pitch to an "average" audience at this point i.e. to lose focus. If we’ve done our job correctly, and segmented our visitors using specific keyword terms, we already know they are interested in what we offer.

To use our travel example above, the visitor who typed in “luxury vacations in France” wants to hear all about luxury vacations in France. They are unlikely to want a pitch about how wonderful France, as a country, is, as the keyword term suggests they’ve already made their mind up about destination. Therefore, a simplistic, generalized message selling French tourism is less likely to work.

Genuine buyers - who will spend thousands on such vacations - will want a lot of detail about luxury travel in France, as this is unlikely to be a trivial purchase they make often. That generally means offering long, detailed articles, not short ones. It means many options, not few. It means focusing on luxury travel, and not general travel.

Simple, but many marketers get this wrong. They go for the click, but don’t focus enough on the level of detail required by hot prospects i.e. someone most likely to buy.

3. Engagement

One advantage of the web is that we can spend a lot of time getting a message across once a hot prospect has landed on a site. This is not the case on radio. Radio placements only have seconds to get the message across. Likewise, television slots are commonly measured in 15 and 30 second blocks.

On the web, we can engage a visitor for long periods of time. The message becomes as long as the customer is prepared to hear it.

4. Personalized

The keyword tells you a lot about visitor intent. “Luxury travel France” is a highly targeted term that suggests a lot about the visitor i.e. their level of spend and tastes. If we build keyword lists and themes associated with this term, we can personalize the sales message using various landing pages that talk specifically to the needs of the visitor. Examples might include “Five Star Hotels”, “Luxury Car Hire”, “Best Restaurants In Paris”, and so on. Each time they click a link, or reveal a bit more about themselves,we can start to personalize the message. Personalized marketing works well because the message is something the prospect is willing to hear. It’s specifically about them.

We can personalize the journey through the site, configuring customized pathways so we can market one-to-one. We see this at work on Amazon.com. Amazon notes your search and order history and prompts you with suggestions based on that history. One-to-many marketing approaches, as used in newspapers, on radio and on television typically aren’t focused and lack personalization. They may work well for products with broad appeal, but work less well for defined niches.

5. Active Response

We’re not just interested in views, impressions, or reach. We want the visitor to actively respond. We want them to take a desired, measurable action. This may involve filling out a form, using a coupon, giving us an email address, and/or making a purchase.

Active response helps make search marketing spends directly accountable and measurable.

6. Accountable

People either visit via a search term, or they don’t.

Whilst there can be some advantage in brand awareness i.e. a PPC ad that appears high on the page, but is only clicked a fraction of the time, the real value is in the click-thru. This is, of course, measurable, as the activity will show up in the site statistics, and can be traced back to the originating search engine.

Compare this with radio, television or print. It’s difficult to know where the customer came from, as their interaction may be difficult to link back to the advertising campaign.

Search marketing is also immediately measurable.

7. Testable

Some keyword terms work, some do not. Some keyword terms only work when combined with landing page X, but not landing page Y. By “work” we tend to mean “achieves a measurable business outcome”.

Different combinations can be tried and compared against one another. Keywords can be tested using PPC. Once we’ve determined what the most effective keywords are in terms of achieving measurable business outcomes, we can flow these through to our SEO campaign. We can do the reverse, too. Use terms that work in our SEO campaigns to underpin our PPC campaigns.

This process is measureable, repeatable and ongoing. Language has near infinite variety. There are many different ways to describe things, and the landing pages can be configured and written in near infinite ways, too. We track using software tools to help determine patterns of behaviour, so we can keep feeding this back into our strategy in order to refine and optimize. We broaden keyword research in order to capture the significant percentage of search phrases that are unique.

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How to Totally Screw Up Your Guest Blogging Efforts

by Nick Stamoulis

The benefits of guest blogging are long and well documented--provided you go about it in the right way. I've often wondered if guest blogging will become the new link exchange if we aren't careful (where there is a will there is way to spam it) but I still believe that guest blogging is a great and necessary addition to any SEO and content marketing campaign. But just like any other component of SEO there is a right and wrong way to go about it.

Here are four things site owners do that can screw up their guest blogging efforts:

1. Hire a non-native speaker to create content in your name.

I recently did an interview with Ann Smarty, a writer who has built her personal brand and SEO career on the power of guest blogging. Ann is from the Ukraine but she speaks and writes in English so well that I didn't realize she was a non-native speaker for a quite a while. But even Ann recommends that one of the most important things a company can do to help their guest blogging succeed is to work with a native speaker. As she said in our interview, "No matter how much a non-native speaker tries, there will always be clumsy phrases. It is next to impossible to sound natural unless you use the language on a regular basis."

I realize that a $5 article from India sounds pretty tempting, but a $5 article is going to read like a $5 article from India--and that won't do much good for you, your website or your brand in the long run.

2. Have an outside party do all the blogger outreach for you.

Assuming you went about hiring a freelance writer in the right way it's still a good idea to handle the actual blogger outreach on your own. Even if you have someone else do the research and find the guest blogging opportunities someone from within your organization should be the one to approach the blogger about becoming a guest author. A freelance writer can produce great content for your but that content is going to have your name and brand attached to it and you should be the one building a rapport with blog owners.

What happens if you end up hiring an in-house writer or a new freelance writer to handle your guest blogging activity? If you never had any interaction with the blog owners themselves, as it was managed by your ghost writer, you risk losing that relationship.

3. Send exactly the same proposal to every blogger/editor you can find.

Since you are going to be handling the blogger outreach in-house, even if the content is being written elsewhere, a common mistake plenty of site owners make is to send the same generic proposal to every blogger/editor whose email address they can get their hands on. There is a lot of debate over how long/short an initial outreach email should be to get the attention of a blog owner but most agree that generic blast emails that start with "To whom it may concern..." usually get trashed or spammed without a second thought.

A popular blogger probably gets inundated with dozens (if not hundreds) of guest blogging requests every day and your email needs to stand out among the clutter. A little personalization goes a long way. Show that you've actually read the blog, understand the readership and have some ideas that will fit right in with the blogger's vision.

4. Give up after a few weeks.

Guest blogging opportunities typically don't fall into your lap, especially if you are new the game and haven't built up much of a name for yourself with your own blogging efforts. Everyone has to start somewhere so don't be too discouraged if your brilliant proposal to the top industry blog gets no reply. The biggest blogs can pick and choose who they want writing for them and it's usually something you have to work your way up to.

You might send out a dozen outreach emails and only hear back from one blogger...who just replied to tell you no. But you can't lose hope! While you're working on your guest blogging outreach be sure you're continuing to build up your own blog and author authority.

A final thought--just because someone offers you the chance to become a guest blogger that doesn't mean you have to take it. If you're going to take the time to produce a great guest post you want it to be worth your while. Smaller industry blogs might not have the same reach as a popular site but it's still a credible site and targets the right audience. What you don't want to do is write for any site that will have you. Guest blogging is a great way to build links, connect with your audience, build your industry authority and more but only if you're writing for the right kind of site!

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11 Obvious A/B Tests You Should Try

ab testing experiments

If you are looking to squeeze more dollars out of your existing traffic, you need to start running A/B tests. If you have at least 10,000 monthly visitors, you should consider running 1 new A/B every other month, if not once a month.

With my business we typically run 1 A/B test every 2 weeks and although many of the tests fail, we usually find a winner 1 out every 4 tests that boosts our conversion rate by at least 20 percent.

One of the main ways I’ve been able to have great success is by learning from other entrepreneurs. Each week, a group of entrepreneurs, including me, discuss A/B tests that we had success or failures with. We share data with each other, which then helps all of us come up with new A/B tests to try.

Here are 11 obvious A/B tests you should try:

Test #1: Add the word FREE in your ads

Eric Siu from TreeHouse manages thousands of dollars in ad buys each week. One of his main channels of acquisition is remarketing. He tested out a lot of different ad types, but found his cost per acquisition (CPA) to be around $60. He changed the color of the ads, the call to actions and many other elements within the ad, but none of them had a major impact on the CPA.

He then tested adding the word “FREE” within his ads.

ab testing experiments treehouse ad

That one word resulted in his CPA to decrease from $60 to $43 a signup.

Test #2: Create an explainer video

I’ve created a handful of explainer videos, but they were all done wrong. Once I learned what elements needed to be in an explainer video to help boost conversions, I instantly saw an increase in our conversions.

By adding a video that had the same exact message as our homepage copy on CrazyEgg.com, we were able to increase homepage conversions by 64%. The big lesson I learned there was that people don’t always like reading text, but they are open to listening to a short video that explains a product or service.

Test #3: Have your signup button scroll with the visitor

On TreeHouse’s library page they noticed that people were reading their content on and scrolling down, but they weren’t clicking on the signup button. So at first they tested changing the color of the signup button from grey to green.

The change in color had somewhat of an impact, but it didn’t have a large enough impact. So they tested a concept similar to what Facebook does… in which their main navigation bar scrolls with the reader. And because the signup button is in the navigation, it would cause people to notice the button.

ab testing experiments treehouse nav

This simple change increased conversions on this one page by 138%.

Test #4: Removing forms fields

On NeilPatel.com I collect leads from individuals and companies who are interested in increasing their online traffic and more importantly online revenue. My submission form contained 4 fields:

  • Name
  • Email
  • URL
  • Revenue

I didn’t think that having 4 form fields would affect my conversion rate because it doesn’t take too long to fill them all out. I ran a quick test to see if replacing the revenue field with a open field asking “what can help you with” would affect conversions as some people may not want to share their revenue.

That test didn’t have an impact on my conversion rate. I then decided to remove the “revenue” field all together and only have 3 form fields.

ab testing experiments neilpatel forms

That boosted the conversion rate by 26%.

Test #5: Create a two-step checkout process

I was a big believer that reducing the amount of page loads and steps people would have to go through, would help increase conversions. Because of this Crazy Egg had a simple checkout process… in which you would first select your plan and then create your account and enter in your payment information on the second page.

ab testing experiments crazyegg 2 step

Conversion Rate Experts wanted to me to test a 3-step checkout process. In which you would first select your plan, then be taken to page where you create your account, and then be taken to another page where you enter in your payment information. The total amount of form fields where the same as the 2-step checkout process, but instead we were just breaking it out into 2 separate pages.

After a total of 817 conversions, we had a winner… the 3 step check out process had a 10% increase in conversions.

Test #6: Show a live version of your product instead of using screenshots

With most software companies, they have a tendency to show screenshots of their application versus letting people play with the real thing before they even signup.

Qualaroo used to show screenshots of their application on their homepage, but through surveying they found that people didn’t fully understand what the product did. So they decided to put their own product on their homepage and let people play around with it.

ab testing qualaroo demo

By embedding a live version of their product on their homepage, that people could interact with, they boosted their conversion rate by 38%.

Test #7: Free trial versus money back guarantee

I used to think that there was no difference between a 30 day money back guarantee and a free trial that required you to put in your credit card in upfront. Why? Because if you weren’t happy with the product within the first 30 days, you wouldn’t be charged for it.

Boy was I wrong!

We tested a 30-day money back guarantee versus a 30-day free trial and the results were huge.

ab testing experiments crazyegg free trial

By replacing all of our money back guarantee badges with free trial badges, and by placing “30 day free trial” verbiage on every page of the Crazy Egg website, we were able to boost signups by 116%.

Test #8: Trial length

The longer your free trial the better, right? That’s at least what I thought until my co-founder wanted to test a 30-day free trial versus a 14-day free trial on KISSmetrics.

ab testing kissmetrics trial length

When he tested the 14-day free trial versus the original 30-day free trial, there was no difference in front end conversions. The same amount of people signed up for each trial length. But the big difference was that there was an increase in usage of the product by 102% of the people who signed up for the 14-day trial versus the 30-day trial.

We quickly learned that reducing the trial length made people feel that they had to use our product as soon as possible. While with the 30-day trial people felt that they had a lot of time and they forgot about using it even though we sent email reminders to them.

The extra usage helped boost revenue as more customers experienced the power of KISSmetrics.

Test #9: Offer time based bonuses

I used to sell the QuickSprout Traffic System for $197 dollars in which you would get an Internet marketing course delivered to your inbox that would teach you everything you needed to know about digital marketing.

At first I didn’t offer any bonuses, but then I decided to include a few for free. The main bonus was a video course and a free software plugin. Those 2 bonuses only boosted my conversion rate by 11%.

Michael Williams gave me the idea of running time-based bonuses in which the first 50 signups and the first 100 signups would get something that others didn’t receive.

ab testing quicksprout bonus

The end result was a 47% increase in conversions by offering time based bonuses that encouraged people to signup now versus later.

Test #10: Add a dollar value to your free offers

Not everyone is ready to buy right away. Some people want to learn more, get to know you or your company, and once they trust you, they are open to buying whatever you maybe selling.

Due to this, it is important for you to collect the email address of each individual who is interested in buying your product or service, but isn’t ready to pull the trigger yet.

Even though I am not really selling anything on Quick Sprout, I still collect emails so I can notify you when I write a new blog post. I used to just ask you for your email address without offering you anything in exchange. I then tested offering you a free eBook and 30-day course, which only boosted conversions by 6%.

But once I placed a dollar value on that free information, such as how I offer you a free $300 course in my sidebar, my conversions went up.

ab testing quicksprout money

By placing a dollar value on the same free information I was offering you before, I was able to boost my email opt-in rate by 22%.

Test #11: Button colors

Around 4 years ago I was speaking at a conference in which the person on my panel ran A/B testing at Gmail. He was telling me how they tested over 50 shades of blue and found the one shade converted the best for them. Now you probably can’t test 50 shades of a color on your website, as you won’t have the traffic volume that Gmail has, but you can test a few variations of button color.

One of the button colors that I would have never guessed that boosted conversions was the color red. Performable ran a test in which they tested a red call to action on their homepage versus a using green.

ab testing red green button

Surprisingly, the color red had a higher click-through rate by 21%. This just shows that you can’t assume that one specific color is not worth testing as the color red typically has a negative connotation with it… you typically see it associated with stop signs and error messages. For that reason I thought the color red wasn’t worth testing.

Test #12: Tell people to come up and talk to you

What would a list post be, with out a bonus. I know I said I have 11 A/B tests for you, but I actually have 12 ;-) .

My buddy Leo was in a coffee shop when he saw something that he’s never seen before. Someone had a cover on their laptop that said this:

ab testing laptop cover

He asked the gentlemen how many people approached him because of his laptop message and he said “a few dozen within 3 weeks”. If you are looking to increase how many people come up to you, buy a cover for your laptop that tells people what you do and that they should come up and talk to you.

I’ve haven’t tried this out yet, but I will be as it is a great way to potentially get new customers for your business.


As I mentioned earlier, I run a lot of A/B tests that fail. Just because the ones above showed great success it doesn’t mean that every test you run will be successful. More so it just shows that you can get a lot out of A/B testing, you just have to put the time and energy into it.

Have you run any other A/B tests that have done well or failed miserably? If so, leave a comment explaining the test and results.

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Monday, January 14, 2013

What I Learned From SPI Fans at NMX

SPI Fan and Kelly Kapowski ShirtI’m back home from New Media Expo in Vegas, and WOW – what an amazing trip! A lot of you have been asking if I’m going to publish my presentation (especially after hearing about it on Twitter), and the answer is that it will be published as soon as it’s done being edited. It’s a special presentation that requires some additional edits in order to get the full experience. :)

In the meantime, before I publish my December monthly income report next week, I just wanted to write briefly about what I had learned these past few days – not from the presentations that I attended, but directly from the SPI fans who I had a chance to meet and speak with while at the conference.

I spoke to hundreds of fans individually in the halls of the Rio Hotel (thanks to this), after my presentation, at the SPI meetup and at the evening networking events. During those conversations I was able to hear what most people were excited about, appreciated and needed help with. The information was invaluable to say the least, not just for me, but for anyone looking to build any rabid fan base.

Here’s a summary of what I remember most from those conversations.

(And a thank you to Jared for the Kelly Kapowski T-shirt. She’s It’s perfect!)

What 90% of My Fans Mentioned First

The most interesting fact from the conversations I had with fans this week was that after a greeting, 9 times out of 10 they would mention that they listen to my podcast first. Some would then mention specific parts of my blog that helped them, including the Niche Site Duel and my Podcasting Tutorial, while others mentioned or asked about how my family was doing or how my presentation was coming along, but not very many people mentioned my blog first.

Maybe this is because those who listen to my podcast hear my voice so when we chat in person it’s the first thing they are reminded of. Or maybe it’s because the podcast allows me to create deeper relationships with my audience and those are the people who feel like they know me well enough or feel comfortable enough to talk to me.

Either way, it just shows the power of podcasting.

As I mentioned in my Be Everywhere presentation in Los Angeles 2 years ago, a survey revealed that podcasting is the number one way that people first hear about me or my brand (18% with over 7,500 respondents).

Today, it’s even more apparent that podcasting can have a huge impact on the success of your brand. This is reflected in the success of new shows that have recently come about, such as Entrepreneur On Fire by Jon Dumas (a recent favorite show of mine), and also in just how many people were there at the convention to attend presentations in the podcasting track and also the standing-room-only award show for the podcast awards.

Convinced yet? Click here for my 100% Free, no-email required 100% Podcasting Tutorial.

“How Have I’ve Been Able To Help You?”

One of my favorite things to ask my fans when I meet them in person is, “How have I helped you?”

This question allows me to truly understand what has made the biggest impact on my audience, which can help me decide where to focus or what to work on next.

When asked, most people would mention one or more of the following:

  1. They appreciate the inspiration – the drive that has helped them take action which was not there before. In other words, the understanding of what’s possible. Many people on different legs of the journey have started new lives because of SPI, which is incredibly fulfilling!
  2. They appreciate the honesty – the fact that they know that what I publish is real. Another way to rephrase this would be thanks for leading by example without hype or exaggeration.
  3. They appreciate the free information.

It’s always good to dig deeper, however, so I’d typically ask a follow-up question such as, “Is there anything specific that you have learned from me that you have implemented?”

I got a lot of great answers from all over the board, most of them mentioning at least one the following:

I think the big lesson here is that while looking at this list above, I can see that these are all epic, step-by-step tutorials with the exception of maybe Affiliate Marketing the Smart Way, which is more “mindset” than the others.

When people use a tutorial and it helps them create something new, such as a brand new website, an email list, an eBook or a podcast – people are going to remember that and want to support you because of it.

Are you publishing content that is “just sort of interesting”, or are you publishing content that helps people take action and create something huge?

“What Do You Want More Of?”

Another favorite question of mine is “what do you feel is missing?” or “what do you want more of?”

By asking this question, I can get direct feedback from my audience and figure out what may be lacking.

Of course, many people would answer with something like: “Nothing Pat, everything is perfect just keep doing what you’re doing.”

I know for a fact not everything is perfect so I’m guessing that most people were just scared to be honest to me when I asked that question in person.

I LOVE constructive criticism, so please be honest with me just like Joshua Natella was with me in this post.

A few people, however, were happy to share their thoughts and most people wanted more case studies, just like the Niche Site Duel. More experiments, from scratch, and examples people can follow.

A few others wanted more podcast episodes, including those that feature success stories from regular people in non-blogging or non-make money online industries.

Those were always the most popular.

Thank You!

Whether you were at New Media Expo or not, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you – the SPI Fans.

The Flynnaddics.

I’ll never get used to the idea of people coming up to me asking to take my picture or tell me that I changed their life one way or another, but I appreciate it every single time. Thank you.

Here’s a quick video I shot before I left my hotel room with some more words of thanks, some information about the podcast awards and a few lessons learned, big and small.


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[Infographic] 5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Get More ReTweets

For more data, statistics and social media science, don’t forget to register for my Science of Social Media webinar.

Over the years, I’ve done a ton of research on Retweets. I’ve found 5 specific points that are the most powerful ways to get more ReTweets, so I rolled them up into one simple infographic. If you’re curious where this data came from, check out the two links above.

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Grab Free Flickr Pro Upgrade for 3 Months

Flickr is giving away holiday gifts and offering free Flickr Pro upgrades to all users, but only for 3 months. Under the new leadership of Marrisa Mayer, Flickr is trying to bring back Flickr loyalists and encourage them to spend money to get the Flickr Pro features.

Free Flickr Pro Upgrade

My Flickr Screen presented with this alert today and I gladly accepted the offer in one click.

flickr pro gift

What does the Flickr Pro account upgrade offer? Unlimited uploads upto 50 MB per photo. But be warned they do not allow you to use Flickr as a CDN. You also get unlimited viewing of all your archives (200 only for free accounts).  An important feature is you can organize photos into 60 groups (only 10 groups in free) and download HD photos too (only small size can be downloaded in free accounts). Then you can upload and play unlimited HD videos!

What happens after 3 months? Your Flickr gift is gone and you get back to the limitations of a free Flickr account. If you like the features, which you will if you actively use Flickr, then you can pay to upgrade for longer. I think the major features loss would be your photo group sets which will go away.

Grab you free Flickr Pro upgrade today at flickr.com/holidaygift. Well actually what they have invested in every Flickr user is $6.95, which is the cost to upgrade to Flickr Pro for 3 months.

Flickr upgrade

Flickr Pro has lots of good features, and they understand that if you use these for 3 months, you might be interested to continue as a pro user for $24.95 for a year or $44.95 for 2 years. Either way it is a good opportunity for ALL free Flickr users to get the free Flick Pro upgrade now before they change their mind.

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