A great deal has been written about whether, in the Internet age, your business should have a phone number on its website.
On one hand, having a phone number can increase the trustworthiness of your website, help sell potential customers who aren’t comfortable buying online, and allow customers to contact support easily.
The flip side? Phone support costs money.
Many anecdotes support both strategies, but we should be asking, “Where’s the data?”
No one ever said optimizing any website is easy. But at least if you’re working on an eCommerce site, you have clear metrics to hit. You have goals on which (probably) everyone agrees.
But what if you’re an analyst, optimizer, or digital marketer and working on a site without a clear conversion?
You’d think conversion optimization and SEO should play together nicely, right?
In theory, conversion optimization aims to improve the user experience, which, conveniently, is what Google wants to do as well with their top search results. Therefore, the more you test and improve your site, the higher it should appear in the rankings. You get more traffic, more conversions, more money – in an endless hockey stick shaped cycle.
Of course, it’s not so simple.