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Friday, July 10, 2015

Rogers and Co Fine Jewelry Website Review

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This is the weekly website review edition of the Daily Golden Nugget. Each Friday, I work through these reviews to help you understand the good and bad ways a retail jewelry store website works. I look for good and bad website design, content, photography, usability, and search engine optimization in hopes that we can all learn something new.

Each week, I use Google Chrome in incognito mode to search for review candidates. Incognito mode allows me to hide potentially personalized search results ...
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AT: 07/10/2015 09:34:02 AM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, May 22, 2015

Morning Star Jewelers Website Review

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This is another edition of the Friday Website review edition of the Daily Golden Nugget. Each week, I use Google Chrome in incognito mode to search out a random retail jeweler from around the U.S., and then I review their website.

I never know what I'm going to find when I start these reviews. My hope is that I can illustrate one of my previous Daily Nuggets with a live example.

My search began this week with the phrase "jewelers in Evergreen, CO" and saw this as my search results:

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AT: 05/22/2015 07:57:10 AM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, May 21, 2015

#TBT Get Help Writing Those Jewelry Product Descriptions

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In this edition of #ThrowbackThursday, I'm jumping back, almost to the beginning. My 8th Nugget was a really good idea for writing good online jewelry sales copy that I want to revisit today.

I recently wrote how to avoid the thin content trap in jewelry catalogs, a...
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AT: 05/21/2015 11:25:35 AM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Thin Content Jewelry Catalog Trap

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In this edition of #ThrowbackThursday, I'm jumping back to the topic of "thin content" that I first explained back in September 2011.

Thin Content Explained


In simple terms, thin content refers to a web page that has very few words on it. Google likes to refer to this content as pages "with little or...
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AT: 04/23/2015 11:11:27 AM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, October 29, 2010

Tips to Write Copy, Part 3 of 4

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This is a continuation of a 4-part series providing specific instructions and examples of how to write effective copy for your website and emails.

Each day we're providing you 3 tips.


7. Consider Seven Dollar Pricing.

Many online marketing guys claim that any selling price ending in a 7 will outsell a similar one ending in any other number. So $997 or $977 should sell better than $999. And $499.77 will outsell $499.99. You could even try $477.77.

We've been doing this for more than a year with our own pricing at Sapphire Collaborative (www.sapphirecollaborative.com) and we've noticed one thing. Fewer people say "$49.99, oh $50... okay." Does that sound familiar? Instead, we hear "okay, that's $47."

One other point of note: We've also learned the magic number for online sales is $487. Any item...
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AT: 10/29/2010 12:08:27 PM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tips to Write Copy, Part 2 of 4

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This is a continuation of a 4-part series providing specific instructions and examples of how to write effective copy for your website and emails.

Each day we're providing you 3 tips.


4. Offer more than one freebie with purchase.

It's so easy to throw in a bottle of jewelry cleaner. That's why you have them stacked behind the counter in a cute pyramid. But let's step up your sales game and make the customer feel really special. What if you had 2 pyramids of stacked jewelry cleaner? One small bottle and one large bottle. You could advertise a free small bottle of jewelry cleaner with all purchases, but then as a closing tactic you could offer the larger instead. However, a better way to insure repeat purchase is to surprise them with the larger bottle saying something like, "We're giving a free small bottle ...
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AT: 10/28/2010 01:47:52 PM   0 COMMENTS
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tips to Write Copy, Part 1 of 4

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In yesterday's Daily Gold Nugget, you discovered 4 actionable ideas to use on your home page and in your holiday emails. Starting today, and continuing for the next 4 days, we'll give you specific instructions to write your copy.

Here we go.


1. You Need An Attention-Grabbing Headline.

It needs to be much larger than the rest of the body copy on your page. You should apply some specific styles. You want a Sans-Serif font, bigger, and enough white space above and below the font so it stands out.

People will skip a headline if it's too crowded by the words and images around it. All fonts have a built-in padding to create minimal white space, but that's never good enough for a headline. You will need a proportional amount of extra spacing depending on the font size.

If we use the setting "font-siz...
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AT: 10/27/2010 12:50:45 PM   0 COMMENTS
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