What follows is a list of resources that can be applied specifically to landing page optimization.
We’ve organized everything to best simulate a visitor’s experience on a landing page from first click to final conversion.
When it comes to online imagery, it’s not so much about having images as making sure those images give the visitor a sense of texture, size, scale, detail, context, brand.
According to MDG Advertising, 67% of online shoppers rated high-quality images as being “very important” to their purchase decision, which was slightly more than “product specific information,” “long descriptions,” and “reviews and ratings”:
Typography is the detail and the presentation of a story. It represents the voice of an atmosphere, or historical setting of some kind. It can do a lot of things. (Cyrus Highsmith)
We only have a handful of tools to communicating online, really. Words, images, colors, and composition are the usual suspects, but they’re stealing most of the credit for what goes into making effective websites and landing pages.
That it costs five to seven times more to acquire a customer than it does to retain one isn’t entirely true.
The origins of this myth can be traced back to the 1980s when the Technical Assistance Research Project published research that stated the cost of customer acquisition was significantly higher when compared to the cost of customer retention.
Soon after the research was published, other institutions like the Customer Service Institute, Consumer Connections Corp., and ITEM Group all “found” similar data.
What is the impact of upselling in ecommerce?
According to Forrester research analyst Sucharita Kodali, product recommendations are responsible for 10 to 30% of ecommerce site revenues.
Way back in 2006, Amazon reported that 35% of its revenues were a direct result of its cross sales and upsells.
You got people to sign up for your free SaaS trial—great! Trouble is, a significant percentage of users sign up for the trial, log in once, and never come back. You might as well have burned the money it took to acquire them.
The reality is, you’ll never retain all of your customers, and some of those reasons you can’t control: