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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.
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.
Landing page testing and optimisation has really started to pick up over the past six months and with more and more advertisers conducting tests, the more difficult it becomes for those of you who are not.
If three of your main competitors are frequently conducting tests, they will be collating extremely valuable data on how visitors react to their web page design.
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.