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Fenwick: 10 tips for a potential ecommerce giant

Why would a department store close its online store while building a new one?

And, having done that, what should the company do to make sure the relaunch maximises the opportunity?

Here are 10 suggestions for one particular retailer doing exactly that.

How many web users are unaware of Google’s PPC ads?

Did Google make £3.768bn from users who had no idea they were being advertised to?

Here’s a study of 2,000 people where we try to find the answer to that question & more.

You may remember two studies which found that 40% of people did not understand that Google ads were ads in 2013, and that 36% still don’t understand this in 2014.

These were researcher-led user tests, of around 100 people each, led by Bunnyfoot.

During the tests, at the end of a scenario based around a Google search, users were asked the question “Recall any ads?”.

Learn to code: make your own Bitly interface in two minutes

In this blog post, you will learn to code your own bitly user interface in just two minutes. (caveat: this depends on how fast you can copy/paste!).

The post contains ten steps to build your own bitly interface, a ready-made example, a simple explanation of how it all works!

Useful e-commerce trends: the promo strip

This post highlights a simple, useful feature that’s crept onto most of the UK’s largest e-commerce sites over the last couple of years, with no real coverage. 

“The promo strip” is not new, but has slowly caught on to the point it’s almost standard for high street retailers, yet still fairly rare on smaller sites. 

promo strip

It’s a very useful addition from both the customer perspective (quickly informative without being overbearing) and from the brand perspective (conversion orientated without being overbearing!). 

There are 12 examples below, including variations on the central idea.