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You know you are working in digital marketing when you are actually excited about visiting the Google office. Well, that was me this morning, especially as they have just moved their London office to a brand new building near High Holborn. It’s so new I can even forgive Google for not having it on Google Maps – I’m just bitter because Google maps led me to a small theatre near Covent Garden…
Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO) is the process of improving the ratio of conversions to traffic on a website. For example if your website is receiving 1,000 visitors per month and 10 of them buy your product, you have a conversion rate of 1%. Using CRO, one would look to steadily improve the conversion rate, without specifically looking to develop inbound traffic.
One of my favourite gadgets is my iPad, I love working on it or generally just surfing the web. Unfortunately one of the gripes I have about using it is the seemingly endless number of sites out there that are poorly optimised for tablets.
Today we attended the Conversion Conference conference which is dedicated to anyone wanting to achieve maximum ROI from their online campaigns. Internationally renowned experts help us learn how to improve sales and increase site conversion rates. Here’s a quick overview of the main points from Day One.
Your website is central to your online presence; it is the most important element in converting visitors to customers. You can have a great link strategy to improve rankings and increase the numbers of visitors to the site; but this can seem like hard work for nothing if they don’t engage with your website.
A website that is engaging can certainly help gain links naturally online. This coupled with a good social media strategy can be a winning formula for success. In this article I will discuss some tips on how to make your website more engaging and how this is likely to help you with your link building and SEO strategy. Read more
With millions of websites on the internet offering us a wealth of information on all subject matters, how do you make yours stand out and capture the attention of visitors? The answer is layout and design.
Last November Google rolled out Instant Previews for search results, allowing searchers to preview pages before clicking through. Google AdWords announced in recent weeks they have rolled out this functionality to paid ads as well. You may have noticed the magnifying glass at the end of your headlines? Yet more changes in Google’s bid to move paid ads more in line with natural search results.
Psychology, persuasion and CRO (conversion rate optimisation) are areas of online marketing and designing for the web that have always interested me. How do you get visitors to your site? Once they are on the site, how do you persuade them to perform an action? Whether that is to get them to sign up to an email list, purchase something, register for a free trial or numerous other actions.
Last time I looked at surrounding you point-of-action or call-to-action with assurances to help convince visitors to act on it. This month I want to look at examples of the actual call-to-action button.
One aspect of a good website design and resulting conversion rate is to make sure your website’s most critical information and actions are placed in a visible location (without scrolling) when a user comes to your website. I will explain where this is and how its helps improve the return from your website.