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– Did you know,

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297% of all sales happen on the internet during COVID?

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Did you know that 941% of teenagers age 25 to 32

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have never even seen a high street?

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Did you know that by 2023,

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there’ll be more voice product search

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on the earth than water.

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If you want to increase your eCommerce sales

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then stay tuned.

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Because in this video,

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I’m going to share six digital marketing tips

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to help you do exactly that.

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And by the way, these things work,

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whether you’re B2B, B2C.

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It doesn’t really matter what you sell to whom.

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All of these things are based on making people

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do things on a website,

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which is exactly what you’re all about, right?

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So let’s go.

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Before we get started,

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there’s actually only three different types of thing

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that you can do to increase eCommerce sales.

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Firstly, you can increase your conversion rate.

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I.e turning more of your website visitors into buyers.

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The second thing that you can do is to drive more traffic

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to your eCommerce store.

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The third thing that you can do is do both of them.

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But since you’re on the Exposure Ninja page.

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And you’re obviously an absolute savage.

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We’re going to focus on number three.

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So that is doing both increasing your conversion rate

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and generating more traffic.

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And my six tips are going to combine them both of these.

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Throughout we’re going to share some real examples

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and even some behind the scenes that illustrate each point.

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Let’s go.

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The first step is to actually employ lead capture

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on your website.

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So you might be thinking, well, I want to sell products.

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Well do I want to collect people’s email addresses

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on my eCommerce site.

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Isn’t that just going to distract them

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from what I actually want them to do?

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Here’s the thing.

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Not everyone is going to buy from your website

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the first time they land on the page.

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Even if you’ve got a really well optimised eCommerce site,

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you might be converting between 5% and 15%

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of your visitors into sales

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depending on how much repeat business you’re getting.

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But that means between 85 and 95% of your visitors

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are just coming onto your site and they’re leaving.

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They’re not converting.

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So adding a lead capture element can be great

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at taking a shot at those people next time.

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So here’s how it might work.

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Now, if we go on a site like Lookfantastic,

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which is part of The Hut Group,

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which we also have a very in depth video on.

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♪ Pizza Hut ♪

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♪ A Pizza Hut ♪

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♪ Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut ♪

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Then you’ll notice as soon as we get onto the site,

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it says, sign up today and enjoy 20% off your first order.

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Plus exclusive brand launches,

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early access to sales, exclusive offers.

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A week ago this popup said newsletter.

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And my first tip was going to be,

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don’t call it a newsletter.

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It’s great to see

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they’re no longer calling it a newsletter.

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So there’s lots of really good stuff here.

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Sign up today and enjoy 20% off your first order

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is a really strong incentive to get you to make

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that first purchase.

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Now, 20% of your first order, you might be thinking

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that’s equivalent to my profit margin.

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Why would I ever want to do that?

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Well, if you’re selling something that’s a repeat purchase,

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like for example, this site is selling beauty products,

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which are obviously a repeat purchase.

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They’re happy to break even on the first sale

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because then they know they can get you over and over

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and over and over again.

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Likewise, if you sell any kind of subscription offer

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and if you don’t, you should probably look at ways

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that you possibly could do.

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This is a way of getting people over and over

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and over again.

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So as long as you can afford to do it

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and you’re not like a one shop purchase,

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then some kind of financial incentive to get people

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to sign up, is a really good idea.

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And by not calling it a newsletter, like they now don’t,

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you’re actually removing the low perceived value

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that’s a such with signing up for a newsletter,

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like who actually wants to sign up for a newsletter.

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I mean, I actually had a sales call earlier on my phone

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and they said, “Hey, is this just a quick call

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to talk about life insurance.

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Have you got five minutes?”

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And I thought, I mean,

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sign me up for the newsletter while you’re at it.

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No way jose.

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Turns out she wasn’t called Jose.

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But using a model like this can be a great way

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to build an email list, which you can then run offers to.

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It also allows you to send check out abandonment emails

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to people if you can cookie them

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as you’ve got their email address.

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Comprende Jose?

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Tip number B is to instal a benefits bar on your side.

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No benefits bar is a bar

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that just sits right underneath your menu,

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which gives people a reason to buy from you

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or multiple reasons.

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So you can see here on Coggles,

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which has another Hut Group property.

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Checkout The Hut Group video

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if you’re interested in more deconstruction

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about how this business has grown to be such a behemoth.

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Then you will see that we have

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these four different benefits listed in the benefits bar.

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So usually it’s a good idea

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to include something about delivery on your benefits bar.

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Typically, if you’re able to offer fast or free delivery.

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You might also offer a purchase incentive for first orders.

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This is designed to increase

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the conversion rate of that first order

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because the first order is very important.

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You might also offer a discount against first orders because

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that first order is all important

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because that’s when you buy the customer

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and you get a chance to get their repeat business.

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Now, how you implement this on mobile is ideally

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you wanna have it scrolling through.

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So notice how Coggles has done here.

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Rather than having it stacked up in a big line

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or just making them really, really smaller

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or just showing one.

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If you can have it cycling through

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then it means people are more likely

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to see all of the benefits.

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Now, the great thing about benefits bar is it sits

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on every single page of your website.

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So whatever page people come through

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then you can immediately establish them with these are

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the reasons why people choose to buy from us,

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which is a great thing to do.

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And a lot of businesses really struggle with this

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because they get people coming in

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through product category pages or product pages

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where there might not be too much introduction

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to the business.

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Well this benefits bar is a good chance

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to give them three or four USP straight upfront,

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so they know great

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this is the place I’m going to buy this product from.

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Step three is to offer a great product experience.

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I’m not talking about good products experience,

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I’m talking about great product experience.

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So think about how people buy something.

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When you go into a shop, you pick it up, you look around,

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you make a decision to buy.

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For some reason, a lot of eCommerce businesses fall into

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the trap of thinking

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that that buying process is very different online.

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And instead all people need to do is see

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one tiny low resolution picture of a product

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in order to be compelled

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to immediately part with their money and make the purchase.

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Not so actually we need more reassurance online

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because we can’t pick it up.

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We can’t feel it.

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So how do you get over this?

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Well, let’s not go any further than looking at the masters,

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Amazon.

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Amazon has taught the world how to buy through eCommerce.

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And let’s look at some of the reasons

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why Amazon is so successful in this space.

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If we have a look at an Amazon product page.

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Here is an excellent, excellent book.

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How To Get To The Top of Google 2020 by Exposure Ninja.

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Uh-uh, geez, these guys are freaking awesome.

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As good as this book is, it’s nowhere near as good as

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the Amazon product page that it sits on.

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First thing, we get nice, clear headline information about

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the manufacturer, in this case, the author.

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We then get a product description.

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And on Amazon, a lot of the product descriptions

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are actually written by the seller or the manufacturer.

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If you’ve ever sold anything on Amazon you know

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that a long product description helps to make sales.

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People think who’s going to read all that copy?

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Buyers do. So have a look at most of

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the product descriptions on Amazon.

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And you’ll notice that for top selling products

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they’re usually pretty lengthy.

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This one is no exception.

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Plenty of information about the book tells you exactly

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what’s included.

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Then we’ve got other related products.

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So what they’re trying to do here is hedge against

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the possibility that you might not want this product.

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Unlikely.

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And you instead might want one of these other products.

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Definitely not.

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Because what they don’t want you to do is leave

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this page without converting.

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We’ve then got more information.

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And of course Amazon’s absolute gold mine.

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The user generated reviews.

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These are fantastic

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because not only do they include target keywords

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because people write about the things that they’ve bought,

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but it’s user generated content is really useful

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for conversion and increases the amount of time

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that people spend on the page.

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So when you’re thinking about your product page,

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I’d also encourage you to think about what are

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the conversion blockers.

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I.e what are the things that will stop people from buying?

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If they don’t get that question answered

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they just cannot make a purchase.

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So for example, often for fashion,

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a conversion blocker will be the fit of an item.

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So for example, people are unlikely to buy a shirt

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if they can’t actually see it on someone

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because they don’t know what it’s going to look like.

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And if you can show them people with different body types

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so they can find someone that is similar to them, great.

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You’ll notice a lot of

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the larger eCommerce fashion sites now

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actually show different models at different product sizes.

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So you can see what it looks like on someone

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who’s more likely to have a body shape like yours.

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So you can see what the fit is more likely to be.

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Well, this is really important in fashion

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because if they can’t see what the fit is

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they might not buy it.

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Or you might be like ASUS.

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You might have a 40% return rate

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because people are buying multiple items

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and then they’ll try them on

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and see which one fits them best.

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The more you can help people do that on your website

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the less you’ll have to deal with those really annoying

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and expensive returns.

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For some products, a conversion blocker might be size.

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So show the product.

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In context, we were reviewing a diamond ring site

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the other day.

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And the diamond ring is all just shown in isolation

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on a white background.

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The trouble is you’re not going to buy a diamond ring

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unless you can see what it might look like on a finger.

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So you need to show it.

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And without that you’re really unlikely to get the sale.

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For some eCommerce businesses,

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one of their main conversion blockers

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between people buying their products

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and not will be functionality.

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For example, if you’re selling bag

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and you don’t show people what’s inside the bag,

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what’s the pockets.

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How does it work?

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It’s going to be really difficult for them

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to justify buying that

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because they’re taking a massive gamble.

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And it’s going to be a pain to have to send things back.

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So give people the full experience.

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Let me show you an example of an eCommerce store

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that does a really good job of this.

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Andertons Music is a music shop.

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And they sell a whole bunch of different products,

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including drum kits.

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Now, if you’re going to buy a drum kit online,

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fairly risky purchase.

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You usually you’d want to try it out.

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You’d want to have a go with it.

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So what they need to do is they need to bypass

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that objection

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because that could be a conversion blocker for people.

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Have a look at how they’ve done it.

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So first thing they show lots of product images.

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They show you the product at all different angles,

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nice high resolution photos.

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They’re already trying to upsell me

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and I haven’t even bought yet.

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Love it.

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Then we’ve got reviews.

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We’ve got different ways to pay.

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We’ve got benefits statements.

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So rather than having a benefits bar

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they’ve actually got the benefits in their product page.

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Then we’ve got the description.

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This is where the genius happens

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because loads of the products on Andertons

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have actually got individual unique videos

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recorded about them.

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These are great product videos.

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They show you the product in context.

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They have people talking about how it works

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and demonstrating how it works.

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So this replaces the need to go and try it for people.

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So this is a really elegant way of getting

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through those conversion blockers and increasing

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the conversion rate of those all important product pages.

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And my final recommendation

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under giving a great product experience is reviews.

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Who wants to be the first person

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to take a chance on a product.

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If you’ve ever been on an Amazon page

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and you’ve seen that it’s got no reviews,

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you’re like,

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nope.

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Why would it be any different for your site?

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So if you’ve got products that don’t have any reviews yet,

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a couple of things you can do to get around that.

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Firstly, contact people who’ve bought the product

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and ask them to review it.

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If you’ve had no one buy the product yet

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then it’s up to you to leave a review.

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And I’m not talking about going in there

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and using a fake name.

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Mr. Smith gave it five stars.

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Mrs. Smith gave it five stars.

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No, I’m talking about making a video.

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Explaining what the good

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and the bad features are about the product.

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Being completely honest.

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Showing who it’s good for

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and who might want to choose an alternative.

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By giving this kind of honest feedback.

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We can actually start to build trust with the customer,

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but also bypass their need for third party reviews

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because they’re like, well,

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this business is being so honest with me about the good

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and the bad parts of this product

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that I still feel like I can trust them.

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Go and watch the Anderton videos and see how they do it.

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Tips four, five, and six are all about traffic.

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So tip four, is this a really good idea

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to have at least one profitable paid ad channel.

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For eCommerce brands that have built all of their visibility

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on organic channels like SEO or social media.

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Now it can feel a bit scary and maybe undesirable

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to start bringing in paid advertising.

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But here’s the thing having at least one paid traffic source

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that you can focus on particular product categories

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or even particular products that you need to sell more of

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not only allows you to level out the inevitable fluctuations

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that happen with organic traffic,

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but it also insulates you against

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the effects of any possible negative impacts

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from algorithms, which unfortunately can be a thing,

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whether you’re focusing on SEO or social media.

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But not all paid ad campaigns are created equally.

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Have a look at this Google shopping campaign

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that we’ve been running for a client.

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And notice how over these eight months we’ve been able

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to increase the number of conversions

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that comes through the website.

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That’s the red line.

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Whilst decreasing the cost per conversion.

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So they’re spending less per sale,

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but they’re generating much, much more sales

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than they were when we first started.

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And you can see how in this high ticket B2B eCommerce space

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we’ve gone from 38 sales a month to over 250 sales a month

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whilst decreasing the amount that they have to spend on ads

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for each sale.

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Likewise, with this Google text ad campaign

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for another eCommerce business,

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similar sorts of thing.

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The key is persistence and relentless management.

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This is about making sure that you’re constantly going in

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and optimising your ad campaigns and not just setting them

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and forgetting them.

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Because let me tell you,

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if you think that SpaceX developing a super rocket,

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which can carry a fully loaded jumbo jet

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as cargo is expensive,

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then you want to try running a set

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and forget Google ad campaign without optimization.

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Within six months, you’ll be living on the streets.

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Within 12 months

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your country’s currency will be so devalued,

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you’ll have to take your cash to the shops

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in a SpaceX super rocket.

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Villages will be washed away by your tears.

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In other words, if you don’t have time

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to manage your own campaigns, get a pro.

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Tip five is organic traffic.

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Now in particular, I’m talking about organic search traffic.

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Now I know I’ve just said that paid traffic is important,

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but tip five is actually to focus on organic search traffic.

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Now here’s the thing.

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Yes, you want paid traffic to your site,

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but if you only grow your business through paid traffic

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you’re always going to be paying for every user

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that you get.

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Whereas if you can get your website ranked prominently

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for people that are actually searching for the products

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that you sell, bingo.

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That is the most qualified traffic.

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And of course every visitor is free. So if you said to me,

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“What sorts of website visitors can you have?”

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You could have anyone.

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I would say, get me to the top of Google.

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I want to be found by the people who are searching

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for exactly what it is that I sell.

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Now as an eCommerce store, you’ve got two ways of ranking.

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You have commercial pages and you have informational pages.

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So your commercial pages are like your product

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and your category pages,

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which are more likely to rank for phrases

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that Google decides to have commercial intent.

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So for example,

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if you’re trying to rank for red size six Nike shoes,

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then that’s likely to be a product page.

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Or a category page is going to show up.

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Then you’ve got the content pages on your site.

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So things like blogs and knowledge bases.

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And these are great for people

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that are maybe further up the funnel.

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They haven’t yet decided that they want to buy.

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They’re still in their curiosity and research phases.

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Now here’s a site that we’ve been working on

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for over five years.

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Notice how organic search

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has helped them sell $35 million worth of product.

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Boom.

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But weirdly they’re not viral on TikTok yet.

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Here’s the thing organic search takes time.

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Tip number last is all about using influencers.

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Now just like swinging,

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influencers aren’t right for everyone.

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But if your business can use influencers

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then it’s an experience that you probably want to give a go

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at least once.

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Now, possibly the greatest example

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of an influencer marketing led eCommerce store is Gymshark.

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– [Narrator] Gymshark.

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(upbeat music)

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– My name is Tim Cameron Kitchen,

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and I’m head Ninja at a digital marketing agency

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called Exposure Ninja.

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Now we love reverse engineering.

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I’m going to show you the marketing

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that helps Gymshark to go from zero

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to over £150 million in revenue.

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One of the world’s most competitive

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apparel markets sportswear.

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This is one of the greatest business growth stories

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of our generation.

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We’re going to look at how their website

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has evolved over time.

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We’re going to take a look at their social media.

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We’re going to take a look at SEO

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and we’re going to put it all together into some lessons

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that you can learn if you’re looking to tap into some of

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that ridiculous growth for your business.

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We’ve done a much more in depth video on

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the backstory in the digital marketing success of Gymshark,

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which looks into that influencer marketing strategy.

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But here’s the thing about Gymshark to say

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that influencer marketing is important to Gymshark

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is like saying that snow is important to skiing, right?

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Influencer marketing has built Gymshark.

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If you have a look for example, on their YouTube channel,

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you will notice that all of their most popular videos

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feature influencers prominently.

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Here we have all of their most popular videos in order of

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the number of views.

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And you’ll see that it’s all influencer lead.

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As soon as they stop talking about influencers

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people are much less interested.

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Pretty much all that Instagram is influencers as well.

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Now here’s the fundamental reason

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that influencers are such a powerful marketing tool

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for eCommerce businesses.

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All of us spend 165% of our lives on social media,

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scrolling through Instagram.

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And when we are scrolling through Instagram 27 hours a day,

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what we’re really looking for is we’re looking for people.

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We connect most with people.

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Yes, we might follow some brands,

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but typically the strongest connections

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that we have on social are with people.

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And the most influence is built

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from someone showing us into their lives

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and us having a connection with them.

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This is why influencers are so powerful.

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And this is why brands like to tap into influencers.

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So it’s one of the reasons why we tend

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to recommend influencer marketing

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for relevant eCommerce businesses that are clients of ours.

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Now, one of my top tips for influencer marketing,

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well, first up, actually,

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don’t go for the biggest influencers

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that you can possibly find.

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Actually what tends to work best is people

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that you have a really strong relationship with as a brand

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and people that will give you more.

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For example, if you noticed Gymshark throughout the years

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they’ve worked influencers that actually

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they helped to promote.

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They helped build these people up.

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and they worked on collaborations because these people were,

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you know, similar sorts of level.

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They didn’t go for the biggest people in the world.

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They didn’t go for huge well-known mega star athletes.

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They went for people

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and feature with them much more prominently.

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I hope you found at least one of them semi useful,

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See you seen.

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