February 3-4, London
Well organized and content-rich, Mobile Shopping Europe is a great pick for retailers looking to learn from their peers and hear creative and innovative use cases from leading mobile brands. This promises to be a great week!
Mobile Growth Summit
February 17-18, San Francisco
What’s not to like about a single-track conference in our hometown with high-quality content and an outstanding lineup of speakers? Mobile Growth will be a great opportunity to learn from mobile thought leaders and meet other leading-edge mobile marketers. We also like that it’s early enough in the year to work our learnings into our 2016 strategies.
Mobile World Congress
February 22-25, Barcelona
The granddaddy of mobile tradeshows, Mobile World Conference boasts nearly 100k attendees and 2,200 exhibitors. This mega-conference covers everything and anything that’s important in mobile; but if you’re going, go with a plan. It’s easy to get overwhelmed at shows this size.
ROOMn: The Mobile & Digital Business Meeting
March 8-10, Monaco
Registration: (invitation only)
This intimate, invitation-only event includes only mobile leaders with active projects who meet to discuss corporate digital strategy. We really like that this conference is formatted as a series of business meetings with major networking opportunities. If you’re going, be sure to tack on an extra day or two to explore Monaco!
VB Mobile Summit
April 4-5, Sausalito
VentureBeat only invites 200 executive-level participants to this intimate 2-day think tank, located just North of San Francisco. Be challenged by your peers and learn from industry leaders in the posh Cavallo Point Lodge–it promises to be time well spent.
♥ Mobile Apps Unlocked
May 4-5, Las Vegas
July, New York
Described as a “2-day acquisition and retention retreat”, Grow.co has put together a dream team line-up. We were so impressed with their strict focus on the integrity and quality of their content, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to participate as sponsors. With just 250 delegates from innovative top-tier brands, this promises to be one of the best events of the year.
(As of publication time, specific dates for MAU’s Summer and Fall shows have not been announced but we know it will also be coming to New York and Chicago in July and October, respectively.)
That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.
20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal project, but when your goal is to build a successful business with a team counting on you…
Well, you’re probably screwed.
And if we continued at that pace, we would’ve been. So what did we do?
After a few minutes of panic, we got down to reality, and started experimenting with any possible source of traffic to our website. A lot of it failed (in fact, most did).
But some of them worked.
A few worked well enough to get us from 554 visitors/mo to 25,500+ visitors/mo (5,000 percent+ increase) in just three months.
And this is what we’re here to share with you today.
5. Phrase Builder
Phrase Builder may look a bit ugly, but it is truly indispensable when you need a plenty of related keyword ideas and don’t have time to think them up ‘manually’. You simply define certain input criteria, and the tool will generate the list of keywords and phrases.
UberSuggest is one of the most popular tools used by PPC marketers, and for a good reason. In many respects, it is similar to other suggestion tools, but there are a few differences, such as foreign language support and a lot of small details that add up to better and more flexible functionality.
7. Five Second Test
It is often said that what a user sees within five seconds after visiting your site defines whether he is going to stay or leave. Five Second Test allows you to check how much your website is attuned to this idea: it shows you what the visitor sees, what he is likely to miss and what he is likely to remember.
Using these tools won’t turn you into a pro in a blink of an eye, but it will certainly increase your effectiveness as an online marketer – and quickly!