Web Forms

A webform, web form or HTML form on a web page allows a user to enter data that is sent to a server for processing. Forms can resemble paper or database forms because web users fill out the forms using checkboxes, radio buttons, or text fields. For example, forms can be used to enter shipping or credit card data to order a product, or can be used to retrieve search results from a search engine.
Posts about Web Forms
  • Inclusive marketing: the need to remove binary data

    … Last week Metro Bank became the first financial institution to offer a gender neutral option for both its staff and customers. The move was made in response to an interview with a Scottish teenager who couldn’t open a bank account because they didn’t identify as either male or female, which was a required question on the form. Image from…

    Search Engine Watch- 10 readers -
  • How to minimise the interaction cost of your web forms

    … Completing a web form online takes time and effort. This effort can be minimised by structuring the form well, and giving it a flow which will make it easier for customers. Indeed, every action a user takes within checkout carries a cost. This is sometimes referred to as an ‘interaction cost’. Every interaction your user has with your…

    Graham Charlton/ Search Engine Watchin How To's- 11 readers -
  • Are you asking for too much information on web forms?

    … Long web forms can deter customers, and one way to reduce the workload is to remove unnecessary fields and questions. Your customers will understand that a certain amount of information is required – to complete a transaction, to register etc. However, it’s important to realise the drawbacks of being seen to ask too much of users. These…

    Graham Charlton/ Search Engine Watch- 10 readers -
  • Insurers starting to get to grips with online conversion and complex forms

    … Insurers went online a long time ago, but one of the major challenges has been creating an online experience that can handle the relatively complex insurance “form-filling” process. Many insurers have managed to drive consumers online, but a major problem has been the drop-off by consumers as they grapple with the online journey. Several…

    Search Engine Watch- 14 readers -
  • How to make longer web forms easier for users

    … Some web forms have to be longer than normal. While an ecommerce site can limit the user entry to an email, delivery address and payment details, some sites need more information. For example, forms on travel and financial websites have to be longer than most by necessity. Long forms like this can be off-putting for users as they can give…

    Graham Charlton/ Search Engine Watchin How To's- 16 readers -
  • 10 Ideas to Design a Better Sign-Up Form

    … Sign up forms are a great way to get users involved with your company’s website, and they open the door to maintaining the long term attention of your audience. Whether you are giving a reader the option to create an account, join your mailing list, or begin a free trial, these forms can lead to increased conversions for your business…

    ROI Factor Blog- 10 readers -
  • How to Make Your Sign-up Forms Smart, Simple, and Lovable

    … brand new form builder (more details in the post), we’ve decided to put together some best practices and cool tips that can help you improve your sign-up process. So we asked several experts on Twitter… … about their tips for a successful sign-up form. And we got some very interesting feedback. Use pop-ups Daniel Hebert @DanielGHebert, Digital…

    Ada Wizmur/ GetResponse Blogin EMail How To's- 17 readers -
  • 6 Ways to Connect With Local Influencers

    …, and you’re more likely to build a connection.” (Tiffany Monhollon, ReachLocal) 6. Use an influencer marketplace. “You can cut a lot of corners by using influencer marketplaces to find those who are actively trying to seek sponsorship from merchants. Websites like Adly, Klout and QuickShouts.com all offer ways to find, contact and purchase sponsored…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fightin Twitter- 14 readers -
  • 5 Ways to Grow Your Blog Without Relying on Google Traffic

    … of it is that, while 90 percent of internet experiences begin with search – but of those, only a small fraction will move beyond the first two pages of results. Needless to say, there’s a reason so many people have invested in SEO to boost their ranking – but that volatility we were talking about makes that a huge risk as all of that work and investment could go…

    @ProBloggerin Social SEO Google Twitter- 10 readers -
  • An Epic List of 100 Growth Hacks for Startups

    … that has proven to be popular and frequently read, use Pay With A Tweet (or something similar) to require people to share it in order to access it. I did this with great success on the web app directories link in #9. Because of the shares, the articles ended up getting posted to Hacker News and I received thousands of visitors. 16. SellHack…

    Search Engine Journalin Social EMail Twitter- 19 readers -
  • Do You Track Your Real Estate Website Traffic?

    … calls, something is wrong with your site. You need to adjust your real estate web forms, make changes to your property search tool, or make other site alterations to encourage more leads. What is your bounce rate A bounce rate is the percentage of visitors who arrive at one of your real estate website pages and leave from that same page without…

    Peter Brooke/ Blue Interactive Agencyin SEO- 5 readers -
  • Email Personalization: Craft forms with purpose

    … event] Optimizing Web Forms: How one company generated 226% more leads from a complex Web form (without significantly reducing fields) [MarketingExperiments Web clinic] 2 Vital Questions Every Marketer Should Ask of Lead Gen Forms [More from the blogs] Lead Generation: Is your registration form part of the customer journey? [More from the blogs] Email Marketing …

    Erin Hogg/ MarketingSherpa Blogin EMail- 16 readers -
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