How to Keep Your eCommerce Dream from becoming a Nightmare

By Hector Cisneros
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Selling products and services online is a multi-billion-dollar industry. In fact, it’s a 427-billion-dollar industry in the US alone. Worldwide 1.61 billion people purchased goods and services online. However, many seasoned businesses are struggling to find significant returns on their eCommerce investments. An article in BIG Commerce states that many retailers are struggling to capitalize on their digital sales channels. Today eCommerce competition is fierce. Whether you’re competing directly with the giant eCommerce retailers like Amazon, eBay, and Walmart, or you're struggling to get your unique new product found in the sea of online sales sites, today you must be strategic and have all your eCommerce ducks in a row. If your web pages don’t have all their T’s crossed and I’s dotted, people will simply go to your competitor and buy from them instead. In this episode of Working the Web to Win, we will cover all the important aspects needed to produce your secret sauce to create a successful eCommerce website business. So, keep reading and learn how to make your eCommerce dream a reality.

The Makings of a Great Blog Post- and Other Writing Enigmas

By Hector Cisneros
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With the success of our blog comes compelling questions as to how we did it? How were we able to grow our readership organically from nothing to as many as 85,000-page views in one month? The growth of a blog audience is a marketing question to some extent, but many bloggers forget one very important aspect of blogging – that of what people want! People want to read high-quality articles that are Relevant, Timely, Useful, Focused, Educational and or Entertaining. A high-quality blog that is useful to lots of people will garner readers and subscribers. Even if you have a great distribution system, if your blog is mediocre, it will produce poor results. In this episode of Working the Web to Win, we will explore the many elements of a blog and what is needed to end up with a high-quality product that compels an audience to read, comment on and share your articles. So, start reading and taking notes as we pen – The Making of a Great Blog Post and Other Enigmas.

Is Humor Marketing’s Secret Weapon?

By Hector Cisneros
Quirky Humor Courtesy of Flickr

What makes an advertisement memorable? Is it the graphics, the color scheme, or the high-priced celebrities? Is it the guarantee, the amazing claims, or clear and easy to understand call to action? Or, is it something as simple as humor blended into your message? In this episode of Working the Web to Win, we will look at several elements, especially humor and how it is used to make advertisements and commercials memorable? We will explore some successful start-ups who have made it big and we will take a good look at how humor is used in commercials, both past, and present. So, strap on your funny bone and get ready to be tickled pink as we explore humor as a marketing secret weapon.

A Closer Look into Alphabet’s (AKA Google) Hardware Business and its Competitors - Part 3 of 3

Can Google Hardware be All Things to All People?

By Hector Cisneros
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Everyone knows that Google is the king of search engines and that Google has dozens of internet properties and applications. But did you know that Google is also big into all kinds of hardware? Google is into creating some of the top hardware tech on the planet, and it's looking to become a dominant player in hardware tech as well as the internet. In this 3rd episode of “Can, Google be all things to all people,” Working the web to win will take a close look at Alphabets (aka Google) hardware tech, including driverless cars, Nexus tablets, Pixel smartphones, Chromecast, Chromebooks and Google home. So, open up the notes section of your browser as we take a spyglass look into Googles hardware divisions.