Design, Usability & Conversion Column

  • Machine learning is marketing’s future

    … When you hear “artificial intelligence” or “machine learning,” what comes to mind? A complicated technology that demands deep domain experience or a degree to use? This was once the way technology worked; only a select few had access. But innovation has a funny way of changing things. What might seem out of reach today can become widely…

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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…

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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…

    Ben Jacobson/ Marketing Landin How To's- 27 readers -
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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…

    Brian Massey/ Marketing Land- 23 readers -
  • 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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  • 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- 21 readers -
  • Put your value proposition to the test

    … to do so. A lot of designers fancy having your web pages contain a bold image at the top of the page, or the “hero shot.” This technique is used in a knee-jerk way, but it has roots in direct mail marketing. Direct marketer Frank Johnson was able to increase response rates by adding a box at the top of a mailer — now called the Johnson Box…

    Brian Massey/ Marketing Land- 20 readers -
  • Achieve big testing wins by analyzing results by device type

    … and implement hybrid solutions utilizing the best results for each experience. The results may surprise you! 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 Abraham Nord is a Conversion Improvement Designer at SmartSearch Marketing…

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  • How to create remarkable offers and increase your conversion rate

    … Boosting your conversion rate isn’t as easy as simply running some A/B tests or changing the copy on your landing page, hoping for a bump in conversions. Sure, that’s easy to do now, with web design tools for all experience levels and testing tools that empower marketers to dive into every aspect of their analytics. Maximizing your conversion…

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