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There are many reasons why visitors landing on your site may not be hanging around for long. I am going to highlight some of the common pitfalls many websites are guilty of doing.
By fixing or changing some or all of the reasons below, you could see your websites conversion rate improve considerably.
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.
It comes as no shock that earlier this year it was predicted $19.5bn would be spent on SEO and PPC in 2012 and that this investment would continue to increase further in the years to come. But I ask myself whether this investment is really worth your time and money if your site doesn’t lead to conversions?
Today was day two of the Conversion Conference in London and it was another excellent line-up with great tips on user testing and gaining every last bit of value from a website. I’ve compiled my favourite take-aways below and it’s another epic list that shows the wealth of great advice on show.
If you’re reading this post you are probably either someone who doesn’t know much about Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO) and are keen to know more about how you can implement it on your site or you are a specialist in the CRO field looking to help my cause to make more people aware of CRO and the potential increases in profit margins that can be achieved.
There have never been more ways to understand human psychology, or a bigger desire to do so. There are now books for fat people, thin people, smokers, romantics, pickup artists, you name it. You can buy a book on how to stop procrastinating, and also a book on why you should procrastinate. Every possible side of every argument is at your fingertips, and people are devouring them at a rapid pace.
Google Website Optimiser is suitable for reporting on the statistics of one specific goal for your average A/B test, however it’s highly likely that any tests you’re running will affect other conversions you’ve set up on your website. The guide below will show you how and why to view all of your goals from each test variation page.
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.
Google Analytics have a nifty little feature called Advanced Segments that, simply put, allows you to group your data based on a wide variety of factors. By grouping the data you can analyse different segments more closely.
This post is going to take us through the kinds of segments you can use and how to get the most out of the advanced segments. There is so much scope with advanced segments that if you haven’t used them before you will hopefully be brimming with ideas by the time you’ve read this post.
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.
With the ever growing internet market, it is becoming more and more important to ensure your website Conversion Rate is continuously increasing. There are so many factors to consider when you are looking at increasing your online Conversion Rate and this blog is going to cover my top six favourite ‘boosters’.
If you have any other hints or tips, please feel free to add to the bottom of this post and share your ideas with others.