TheLadders.com, a subscription site for high-salary job seekers, used to have a boring text-on-blue-background homepage. This new design, featuring a "people image" and brilliantly-bulleted benefit copy, probably converts better.
The testing- and data-driven marketers at Consumer Reports are driving traffic from paid search to a different landing page than the one linked to organic search results. Take a look at how their landing pages could help you increase conversions.
Plenty of publishers make money by syndicating content to third-party media. But, Tax Rite, Inc. is one of the very few we know of who syndicate coaching services. Co-owner Jeremy Boston reveals in our exclusive case study how the company's TaxHotline.net personal advisory service now reaches more than one million consumers…99.99% sold through syndication deals with organizations ranging from financial institutions and unions to churches.Includes tips on how to use a/b tests to close big sales, and a link to one of the best subscription sales videos we've ever seen.
Postal Mail can be a great way to get subscribers to renew their online subscriptions. But don't waste their time -- check out this ultra-brief note that gets right to the point.
Discover how FamilyLink.com piggybacked on Facebook's popularity to create a social networking site for families that includes a premium genealogy research database. Insider spoke with CEO Paul Allen, an online subscriptions pioneer who previously founded Ancestry.com, to learn how the site attracts a flood of referrals from Facebook, and how it uses email updates to generate leads for its paid memberships.
Founded in 2004, it's taken less than 6 years for IMVU, a 3D avatar chat game and virtual world, to become profitable with a $40 million annual revenue run rate (i.e. estimated annual revenue). The 90-employee company gets a large chunk of that revenue by selling virtual currency to 50 million registered users, including subscribers and non-subscribers. This case study outlines how they do it.