After a couple of months of playing around online and trying to decide what I want to do over the next couple of years I have decided to abandon my plans of launching a new site from scratch and sharing everything I do step by step.
Instead I am going to move back to blogging about my learnings and sharing my experience in the fields I am currently working in and currently learning about.
That means this blog will go back to being more like it used to be in the past and feature updates weekly with cool tips and tricks I have found to improve your website, your SEO, your pagespeed, your conversion rates and many more things.
Stay tuned for some exciting new updates around improving pagespeed in the next couple of days.
by David Shaw·Comments Off on The start of a new journey…
As I said in my post last week, I want to share with the world all the knowledge that I’ve gained over the past two years on my journey to making a strong income online.
I think that the best way to do this is to blog my way through a new journey, starting a new project from the ground up and share everything I am doing along the way on this blog… This will include full transparency on the whole process from selecting an idea, building the website, promoting the website and finally monetizing the site. I will also have full transparency on income reports and analytics data from this project so you can see everything that is going on behind the scenes.
It is important that I do not leverage any of my previous work when looking to build up this project as I want to ensure this is a journey that everyone can follow. My existing user databases and social media accounts will not be leverage in promoting this new project. I will also keep my blog posts a few days/weeks behind key stages of the project so that they do not skew any results..
I am planning on starting my new project in the next week so expect my next post very soon.
For now, chill out and get ready to follow me on this new journey.
by David Shaw·Comments Off on Two years in the making…
So, it has been over two years since I last published a post to my blog…. Where has that time gone!
Over the past two years I have gone from being a simple geek who liked to dabble with making websites, blogs and play with ideas of how to make money online to becoming an Internet Entrepreneur who makes over £100k a year from my online ventures.
The time has come for me to start sharing what I have learned with the world and show you how to do the same….
If you want to learn how to make money online and the processes I use to do that then stay tuned to my blog over the coming weeks.
by David Shaw·Comments Off on How To Use Psychology To Boost Conversion Rates Book
One of my main goals for this year is to publish a book sharing my knowledge of Conversion Rate Optimisation with all my processes, tips, tricks, hacks and reporting methods.
I have never published a book before so this is a new experience and an exciting journey for me. In order to test the waters and see how hard it is to put the inside of my brain down on paper, I decided to write a short book on one of my favourite topics to see just how hard it would be.
It turned out to be harder than I expected but after a tricky start I managed to find my flow and a system that worked for me.
It now means that I am able to present you with my first masterpiece:
How To Use Psychology To Boost Conversion Rates
Use Psychology To Hack Your Visitors Decision Making Process And Increase Conversions
Learn about the six psychology principles that could have a big affect on your websites conversion rates.
It is my first ever attempt at a book so I hope you will forgive me any silly mistakes and I would love to get your feedback in the comments section below.
I have made a good start on my full book and I am hoping to have it published before the summer so keep your eyes peeled for that one… There is also a chance that I might release a couple more small books before then so that I can have a break from the main book.
Please share it with your friends on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and others if you enjoy the book as all word of mouth marketing is a great help to self-publishers!
by David Shaw·Comments Off on Google Analytics Site Speed Optimisation
Improving the load time of your website has been proven many times to be an effective method for improving your websites conversion rate.
I’ve been helping several websites with their site speed optimisation over the past couple of weeks which has highlighted a trend that appears to be affecting many Google Analytics accounts.
This trend is a lack of ‘Site Speed’ data in Google Analytics. In order to make informed decisions you have to have adequate data, if you only have 10 page load samples for a given page then chances are some of those samples do not represent an accurate picture of the average load time for the page.
By default Google Analytics only collects data on 1% of page loads for their ‘Site Speed’ report and not all visits qualify for tracking depending on the capabilities of the web browser. This means that websites with lower traffic levels will undoubtedly have inadequate data to perform effective site speed analysis.
We need to add a call to the _setSiteSpeedSampleRate() function asking Analytics to increase our sample rates. This call needs to be added above the track pageview request, like so: