Infographic – How to test Landing Pages

Your website’s landing page is one of the most important aspects of online marketing.  A landing page is the first page a visitor sees, and affects the decision of users, whether to go ahead with the purchase or not.  To have a high converting landing page, you should keep testing your page until you find the content, layout and design that give the best results.

 

The Top US 10 Cities Of The Year For Private Tech Acquisitions

PrivCo has released its 2014 Private Tech Company M&A Research Report.  The report included a Top 10 Ranking for private tech acquisitions, with Silicon Valley ranking as the #1 metro area with 281 private tech company acquisitions in 2013. Ranked just behind it were New York (Ranked #2) & San Diego (Ranked #3). Interestingly, up-and-coming tech hubs like Chicago, Austin, and Atlanta are challenging traditional leaders like Boston, which fell to the ninth spot on this years report, despite being Ranked #3 in last year’s Top 10 U.S. Cities For Private Tech M&A.

 

Distribution of Venture Capital Deals in the US by Industry, Q1 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, software companies also received three times the number of deals of the next closest industry category, Media & Entertainment. 46% or 126 software deals were completed in Q1, compared to 40 in Media & Entertainment. Biotechnology companies were third with 8% or 22 deals. The following graphic provides a comparison of deals by industry for Q1, 2014.

Top 5 US Angel Investors Over the Last Year

Angel investors have been playing a pivotal role in the American economy for almost half a century, particularly in shaping up the technology industry. Silicon Valley, for instance, has been built and developed by and on the foundations laid by many angel investors. All major tech giants today were start-ups at one point in time.

This infographic shows the Top 5 US Angel Investors of 2013.  Between them, they have invested in more than 700 start-ups so far, out of which more than 150 were in 2013 alone.

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Infographic – The Effectiveness of Online Advertising for Small Businesses

This infographic was compiled from research by SCORE to determine if online advertising in the form of banner advertisements, paid social media promotions and pay-per-click (PPC) ads have offered significant value to small businesses and if they will continue to do so. It gives stats on how many small businesses currently use this marketing technique, how much they spend on online advertising, average click-through rates and the typical return on investment for ads placed on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.