Conversion optimization, much like most SEM activities, touches all verticals and various channels. Each company has its own unique experience, and we always emphasize, no two projects are ever the same. It’s that uniqueness which ensures CRO will succeed for that organization. Nonetheless, projects are brought together with a common thread: the documentation and deliverables that are produced as a result of the research and effort are pretty standard.
Much to my own chagrin, most of our potential clients say that what most CRO agencies say they offer sounds pretty much the same. Obviously, as an agency co-owner, I …Read More
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The quality of insights that you can expect to glean from clickstream data is directly dependent upon the quality of meta-data that you can attach to visitor sessions taking place on your digital platforms.
Visits, page views, bounce rates, cart abandonment etc. are all great metrics but their utility wanes when it comes to their ability to provide any actionable intelligence about advanced efficiency metrics (attribution, channel ROI etc.) and effectiveness metrics (think strategic business outcomes like market share, category growth etc.).
Advanced metrics inevitably require combining data from various sources and businesses to make …Read More
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Prof Sheen Iyengar of Colombia University is one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of humans when it comes a choice.
She conducted experiments early in her tenure that was groundbreaking. She set up a tasting table at a grocery store offering visitors a taste from an assortment of 24 different jams. 60% of the shoppers stopped by and took a taste. But then she set up a table with just 6 flavors. A lesser amount of 40% of shoppers stopped by and took a taste.
But the kicker was that 30% of …Read More
There are hundreds of case studies and examples on AB testing, explaining what makes it highly useful for conversion optimization. While AB testing is important, it is a mere component of the overall CRO process. What’s critical to keep in mind is not dive into AB testing right away until you know everything about interpreting, analyzing, and understanding test results.
AB testing isn’t foolproof and like anything in statistics, results can simply be wrong. But the more you know about what makes a test valid, and basic statistical concepts, the more likely it is that you will not face …Read More
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
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