Category Archives:Conversion Rate Optimization

  • So how do you create personas for your site?

    How can you create a persona for your site? Let’s look at a real life example. Best Buy  scanned their market, reviewed customer profiles and buying habits, and came up with the perfect target client. One that doesn’t know much about electronics, is easily swayed by a salesman, and is in a rush to get it and get out of the store: the “soccer” mommy.  After researching their sales stats etc., the soccer mom was the perfect target customer.

    Their training efforts, store set-up, and customer service are all geared towards helping her, “Jill.”  She’s the perfect customer; her

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  • Personas: Understanding the 4 main temperaments

    We’ve discussed the concept to personas in depth. We’ve reviewed the difference between personas and market segmentation. And finally, we discussed why personas are so important in the first place.

    This blog will shed light on the 4 main human temperaments. There are many human characteristics and temperaments, all of which can be divided (for our purposes) into four main categories: logical, caring, aggressive, and implusive.  Each temperament requires careful consideration of the copy structure, tone and general lingo.  And each of your personas will have one or more of these temperaments. So how can you cater your site to

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  • A case against multivariate testing

    Conversion optimization is one of the greatest developments in modern day marketing. During no other time were marketers ever able to get instant feedback on a marketing initiative, adjust it accordingly and receive even more accurate feedback. Multivariate testing has been at the heart of any conversion optimization approach. Yet I am reassured, one client after the next, that that Multi Variant testing is one of the main factors that reduces the quality of optimization work. One of the pleasures of attending the computer science program at the University of Texas at Austin was having the occasional chance to attend

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  • Personas revealed: Why personas will help you increase online conversion rate

    We have discussed what personas are. We’ve also talked about the difference between market segmentation and personas. I’ve eluded throughout my previous blogs the reasons behind developing personas. But I want to take a closer look at why every site and business should create personas to represent their target markets.

    Did you ever notice how great it feels to explain your business or an idea you believe in to a friend, a co-worker, or even a client? When I sit face to face with a person and talk to them about our services, there is enthusiasm, focus, and most

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  • Personas vs. Market Segmentation

    After presenting the concept of personas to our clients they are confused because they think persona development is the same thing as market segmentation. It’s important emphasize that they’re not the same. However, persona creation relies heavily on market segmentation. In order to create personas you need to understand the market segmentation and the various customer profiles you compiled by your team. Segmentation and all that it entails is the means to generate the personas for your site.

    Market Segmentation is the division of the market or population into subgroups with similar motivations. Widely used bases for segmenting include geographic

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  • The power of personas: an introduction

    We’ve mentioned in our blogs the idea of personas and their importance and relevance when creating your website and structuring your copy. I wanted to explain what personas are, why you should put so much emphasis on them, and how they can actually help you increase your website conversion rate. But a single post will not do this topic justice. So, I’ve decided to launch a personas tutorial in order to shed some light on this vague topic. Although I will not be covering everything, it will give you a better idea of what they are, why you should

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  • Increase your landing page conversion rate: target a specific gender

    Did you ever click on a PPC ad for Victoria’s Secret? You do not have to explain to me, I know that you wanted to get a gift for your wife or girlfriend. But maybe you are doing a conversion rate optimization project and you are clicking on that Victoria’s Secret ad again, but this time to do some research on increasing your landing page conversion rate?  Victoria Secret’s targets a specific gender with their landing page, and creating gender specific landing page is the latest trend in landing page design.

    Let’s go back to that Victoria’s Secret ad.

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  • I am confused, scared and out of here

    If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that the secret of improving site conversion rate starts with your visitors. It is a lot easier to talk hypothetically about a creating client focused site, but implementation is another story. Stepping out of your comfort zone and stepping into your site visitor’s shoes will help you to better understand them, especially their needs and wants. At the end creating the perfect website starts with building user confidence, creating quality content, keeping design simple and providing real value to your visitors.

    Let’s take John for example, a first

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