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Five on Friday: SEO Influencers, SaaS Conversions and Social Sharing

As high winds blow, floods rage and wildfires burn across the country, were here to distract you with some helpful advice on growing your subscription company. In this weeks Five on Friday, Business2Community shares three ways SaaS companies can increase conversions, Jon Reed for Diginomica explains why social media sharing is not an adequate content distribution strategy, Small Business Trends offers 30 alternatives to PayPal, Fierce Retail gives B2B companies lessons to learn from B2C subscription companies, and Search Engine Watch recommends top SEO influencers and resources to follow.
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Subscription Insider is uniquely focused on the business of subscriptions.

Subscription Insider is uniquely focused on the business of subscriptions.
We deliver the information, training and research that subscription entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams need to support improved decision making, skills, and profitability.

The Daily Needs to Fix its Paywall Offer Screen: Two Suggestions

The viability of The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's high-profile iPad magazine, was the subject of debate this week when Nieman Lab released a report suggesting the app is struggling to attract and retain readers.While there may be plenty of other reasons for the decline, we noticed one way The Daily could boost its subscriber base: Improving their paywall offer screen.Although the marketers at The Daily haven't done an awful job with the page, it's not remotely…

30 Public Relations Tips for Subscription Businesses

Here are 30 expert tips for creating a comprehensive Public Relations strategy to cover subscription launches, paywall announcements, pricing changes and event promotions.
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Case Study Lesson: How To Effectively Use Video Testimonials

Our latest Subscription Site Insider Case Study reveals how ContractorSelling.com uses video testimonials as both content and an effective conversion method.  At the end of the weekly email that ContractorSelling.com sends to non-members and members alike, owner Joe Crisara runs a "Member Spotlight". The Spotlight is really more of a testimonial - with a link to a video testimonial (hosted on YouTube) along with a typed excerpt of what the member had to say on the…

Marketing Profs Makes Pro Offer to Free Users

When you have a robust list of free registered users, you should routinely try to upsell them into a premium membership. But your messaging shouldn't be routine. See how Marketing Profs created a unique message for its standard offer.
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We deliver the information, training and research that subscription entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams need to support improved decision making, skills, and profitability.

Clarity from Mastercard on Recurring Billing Charges

Last week Lisa B. Dubrow, Esq. reported on anticipated new rules to be issued by Mastercard based on an announcement Mastercard made on January 16th, modified on the following day. There were still outstanding questions. Today's update further clarifies the Mastercard announcement including what types of companies these rules impact and when they go into effect.
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Focus On Subscription Show 2019: How We Grew from $600 to $20M in...

Dhar Mann, CEO of LiveGlam, will be presenting at Subscription Show 2019 leading an informative session in our Subscriber Acquisition track on Referrals, Affiliates And Influencers: How We Grew From $600 To $20m In 3 Years. Subscription Show 2019 is the conference to be at to stay on top of the latest trends impacting your recurring-revenue business and connect with the people and companies that can help both you and your business grow. Get the preview of Dhar's session here.
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FTC Halts Online Marketers Responsible for Deceptive “Free Trial” Offers

On July 3rd a federal district court granted the FTCs request to stop a group of San Diego-based Internet marketers, including Triangle Media Corporation, from deceptively advertising free trial offers and charging consumers for the trial product while also enrolling them in ongoing continuity plans without their knowledge or consent.
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Organic Search for Publishers: How to Leverage and Maximize SEO

In part four of Organic Search for Publishers, Kevin Novak begins his discussion on how to implement an effective SEO strategy. He discusses the one big thing content publishers miss when optimizing their content for organic search: Contextualization. Its not enough to publish an article, provide some metadata and links. TODAY content publishers need to provide contextualization for that article. That is, what will a reader achieve or get by acting with the content?
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Intuit: How Not to Get Customers to Subscribe to SaaS

In 2015, Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) made a big push to get its customers to move from its QuickBooks desktop software to its cloud-based SaaS, QuickBooks Online (QBO). To encourage users to make the switch, QuickBooks raised its prices on the software, thinking a monthly subscription of $10 to $25 would be more attractive to customers than an upfront investment of a few hundred dollars. The plan backfired.

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