Test this, test that…and always be testing.
As I listened to one speaker after the next, I wondered why a client would hire them in the first place. If you are a CRO agency, and the best advice you can provide to attendees in a conference is to test this and test that, then I am not sure why these companies would hire you in the first place.
All you need to do is start AB testing, find that one fantastic test that will take you from absolute anonymity to an overnight web success…that is what brings most …Read More
It would be great to simply change some copy, a headline, a button on your site to see massive improvements. But you and I know, that’s not the reality. In the early 2000s, when websites were still growing and developing, those slight changes could highly influence the user. However, now, because of the variety of well-designed sites, sticking out by having better usability really doesn’t move the needle.
SHIP (Scrutinize, Hypothesize, Implement, and Propagate), is our CRO methodology. The 4 phases represent the overall CRO process we follow at our organization. Ultimately, the research you collect during the scrutinize phase …Read More
Measuring and managing performance will always help you sort your resources efficiently, accelerate effort in areas where you are lacking, and invest more in areas where you are growing. Once you have a clear sight of where you stand, you get a better picture of where you need to get next.
But monitoring performance and growth is easier said than done. It always helps businesses to benchmark performance based on industry business cycle. If on an average in the industry it takes 2 days for closing a sale and you are able to make a sale in 4 days, then it …Read More
A conversion optimization project is typically divided into four different phases that intertwine:
Scrutinize stage: You conduct various activities to determine possible testing areas on a platform or campaign Hypothesis: you create a hypothesis for the different testing ideas identified during the scrutinize phase Implement: you validate your hypothesis through the process of AB or usability testing Propagate: you look for insights, share them within the organization, across marketing channels and verticals
As you go through the process of identifying conversion issues on your website (scrutinize), you can easily identify anywhere from 150 to 250 possible test scenarios. Shana Rusonis …Read More
Customers don’t think like we do. And similarly, what we may think looks or sounds right for our company and website, or what may be a primary motivator of visitors, could (and is most likely) completely off.
Elizabeth Wellington explains;
“Customers give information that reveals their attitudes (how they think they should behave) rather than behaviors (how they actually make decisions)”
But conversions and the path that leads to those conversions is highly driven by the customer. The image of a funnel is what comes to mind when many think of conversions, however, because the customer is irrational and highly distracted, …Read More
Wild guesses and opinions often only result in delusional outcomes. Though opinions are by far the most widely accepted truth, they rarely are factual. It is a better practice to lean on deductive reasoning and logic instead of guesswork. But how do you arrive at what is labeled as a fact or a valid statement? Experimentation is the key.
Businesses realize the importance of scientific experimentation and testing. Many product-based enterprises have imbibed experimentation in their organizational culture. The reason – innovation cannot result without experimentation. Moreover, though there are millions of ideas that spur every minute, every hour, it …Read More
Everyone is about increasing their conversion rates and revenue. But to succeed during increasingly competitive times, there are many factors you should consider. Conversion optimization is a discipline that encompasses usability, copywriting, statistics, testing, and research. CRO is successful when the target market’s needs, wants, and desires are successfully accounted for through design and copy.
The copy is essential to getting your point across and better persuading the online visitor. Your copywriting skills become extremely important to be a successful CRO. According to Nick Kolenda;
“Writing copy is tough. Writing persuasive copy is even tougher.”Read More
There are few key performance indicators that everyone focuses on for an e-commerce store: conversion rates, average order value and the number of monthly visitors. These metrics translate into money in the bank (or lack thereof).
Each of these KPIs is influenced by a variety of other metrics that causes them to go up or down.
It is important to state that abandonment rates are incredibly site specific. Establishing market standards for them is difficult. Each site, with its customer base and specific audience, will require its unique evaluation and solutions.Read More
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