Design, Usability & Conversion Column

  • Machine learning is marketing’s future

    …. What used to be nice only in theory (predictive analytics, often complex and expensive) can now be put into practice, via features that allow for real-time data optimization, automated workflows and personalized content. Think of it as a team of robots at your disposal — at the ready to evaluate, modify and optimize your company’s programs so you…

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  • 6 UX principles marketers can’t afford to overlook

    … existing forms is to reduce the number of fields. Setting aside the fact that humans are lazy and would rather type one less thing into a box, it has been proven that shorter forms result in higher conversions: Take this behemoth with 18 fields as an example: By cutting the form down to just six fields — the only fields that mattered — the company…

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  • 5 effective ways to improve your website’s checkout conversion rate

    … The Author Khalid Saleh is the CEO and cofounder of Invesp, a leading provider of conversion optimization software and services. In 2016, he is gearing up to launch his technology startup Figpii, a one-stop platform for everything related to conversion rate optimization. A recognized expert of marketing strategy, he has presented at marketing conferences across the globe. Khalid has been a frequent guest in key media .outlets, including CNN, BBC, SKY, France 24, MSNBC, New York Times, National Public Radio, and more. …

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  • How to inject urgency into your product pages

    … There are many powerful ways to influence your customers and heighten your conversions, but one of the most effective methods is instilling urgency. If you can successfully inject urgency into your sales-oriented content, including your product pages, you’ll have a much greater chance of increasing your conversion rates. Urgency and its cousin…

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  • What distinguishes conversion optimization from good design?

    … Good design, the thinking goes, will naturally increase conversion rates. Will it? This is the “best practices” approach to optimization. It’s a practice that we stopped doing five years ago. A/B testing humbled us, demonstrating that what worked for one website often hurt another. Is conversion optimization necessary as a stand-alone industry…

    Brian Massey/ Marketing Land- 27 readers -
  • 9 studies for landing pages that work

    … design? Some opinions expressed in this article may be those of a guest author and not necessarily Marketing Land. Staff authors are listed here. About The Author Brian Massey is the Conversion Scientist at Conversion Sciences and author of Your Customer Creation Equation: Unexpected Website Forumulas of The Conversion Scientist. Conversion Sciences specializes in A/B Testing of websites. Follow Brian on Twitter @bmassey …

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  • A 9-step guide to increase your landing page conversion rate

    … launching, testing, learning and optimizing can you improve your landing page conversion rate. But sadly, it falls under one of the five biggest problems B2B marketers face. To overcome such hurdles, we have put together a nine-step guide to help you optimize landing pages for improved conversions. 1. Understand your campaign goals You’d think the goal…

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  • 3 popular CRO tactics (that can backfire terribly)

    … Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is an easy enough idea to understand. You perform tests, measure activity, and then choose a winner based on the results. Unfortunately, many popular CRO tactics can actually hurt your business if not done correctly. In this post, I’m going to share three such tactics — and show you how they can backfire…

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  • 5 pragmatic — and powerful — places to improve CX right now

    …. It makes sense — we advocate because we’re highly attuned to the needs of our customers, and we notice all too clearly when we see something that’s not quite right in the design and flow of our apps. That empathy is a major strength of companies that create value from long-lasting customer relationships. But if the goal of a great experience turns…

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  • 4 ways you can improve your website conversion rate with SEO

    … Efforts to drive more traffic and rank better on search engines sometimes seem to be in conflict with those for increasing conversion rates for your website. But, as improved user experience becomes a stronger criterion for search engines, search engine optimization and conversion rate optimization are becoming a complementary, multistep…

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  • Yes, I want to take care of your spam problem for you

    … It’s rare to find an easy way to significantly increase your conversion rate with a simple change. But today, I have just such a thing for you. Before I do, please click on the image below for me, so I can be sure you’re a human. Hmmm. You did that a little fast. Let’s make sure you’re really not a robot. Nope. Let’s try this: Good job…

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  • Generating leads from content: Placing calls to action

    … the visitor to visit a landing page. The advantage of strategy 1 is that it doesn’t require the visitor to leave the page, where conversion rates are usually higher. The advantage of strategy 2 is that dedicated landing pages with a specific offer have higher conversion rates than content landing pages. We’ve found that conversion rates for dedicated…

    Brian Massey/ Marketing Landin Content- 21 readers -
  • Turning content pages into lead generators

    …. Typical landing pages are graded on their conversion rate, the number of people who take action divided by the number of people who see the page. Content pages tend to be graded on softer metrics, engagement metrics. Time on page and pages per visit are two soft metrics. If your business is investing in content to generate leads and sales, you need…

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  • Questions are the center of great websites

    … time. Do 15 minutes of meditation or a half-hour of yoga, and then ponder your “I wonder” questions before jumping to “I think.” For example, the conversion optimization industry is maturing, and at one point, we thought it might be time for a more corporate (i.e., boring) approach for our website. Our “quirky” website performed well for several…

    Brian Massey/ Marketing Land- 19 readers -
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