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Us English love a good moan; the weather’s too hot, the weather’s too cold, summer’s over already, the banks have ruined the economy, etc. I confess I also partake in a good old whinge on an increasingly frequent basis as the years tick by.
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 AdWords is a tried and tested method of getting qualified leads to a website. So when you invest heavily into the advertising platform and fail to achieve conversions, it can be incredibly disappointing and frustrating.
Conversion rate optimisation might be seen as a separate specialism from SEO, but it’s clear that CRO is fundamental for a truly successful SEO project. It’s all very well bringing in shed-loads of relevant traffic but if that traffic isn’t resulting in conversions and making some mulah, your client will soon be questioning the ROI you’re bringing them.
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.
Ned Poulter looks at where the line falls between UX, CRO, SEO and many other web design disciplines whilst ultimately asking how you can leverage all of these aspects as somebody working in SEO.
Your site exists to serve a purpose and that will be to convert visitors in some form or another. With an in depth knowledge of your company’s user base and working knowledge of some very handy functionality within Google Analytics, you can get closer to the type of activity that resonates with your audience in order to do make them complete more key actions.
As marketers, we often focus on supplying prospects with in-depth information about our products and services to allow them to make an informed decision. Of course this usually contains a slight sales spin highlighting the benefits of our offerings so that an informed decision leads them to the right choice of picking our product. But is this the right approach?