Sites that don’t work, don’t convert.
That’s why optimizers conduct quality assurance on sites, landing pages, test treatments, email campaigns, you name it—to make sure they work the way they’re supposed to.
While it’s common knowledge that quality assurance is something you should do, not enough optimizers complete it properly. If they did, there wouldn’t be so many sites that just plain don’t work.
Live chat continues to grow in popularity as a customer support channel for for both brands and consumers.
One study showed that 51% of consumers are more likely to stay with or buy again from a company if they offer live chat support. In another, 20% of the shopping population prefers using live chat to contact a retailer over any other communication method.
Does live chat make sense for you? Let’s take a look at some live chat best practices.
Interactivity tends to lead to better engagement, and it’s thought that better user engagement equals more conversions and more long term satisfaction with a brand.
The web is an inherently interactive medium, so there are infinite ways to implement interactivity onto your site.
According to Google Trends, the term “conversion rate optimization” is an official “breakout”, meaning “searches for that phrase have jumped by +5,000 percent” over the last few years.
That concludes the list.
Instead of looking for a quick fix, you have to put in the work.
You’re working to increase your online profits, and you perform conversion optimization. That’s great. But it’s not enough. Even the terminology is off.
I’m not alone in this. Most optimizers I know dislike the term ‘conversion optimization’ and want to replace it with something else. Even the guys who invented the term are dissatisfied.
The reason being true optimization is not just about conversions. It’s way more than that.
Somebody asked me the other day, what are all the possible ways to increase the conversion rate? Is there a library of all the things that have made the difference? I looked for one, but couldn’t find it. So I decided to put one together myself.
Recently I critiqued a number of websites (links at the bottom of the post) and made suggestions for improving their conversion rates. I noticed that the key problems were pretty much the same for most of them. It’s highly likely your website suffers from the exact same problems.