Top 10 Most-Read Articles on CXL in 2013

Top 10 Most-Read Articles on CXL in 2013

It’s that time of year again. These 10 posts got the most reads this year, make sure you didn’t miss any of them.

Let’s start from 10th most popular and move up to the most read article.

#10:  How to Build a Strong A/B Testing Plan That Gets Results

The most complete article on A/B testing ever written. I can say that since it wasn’t written by me, but my team mate Jaan. You absolutely need to read it and take notes.

#9: Which Color Converts The Best?

There’s so much bullshit on the internet about colors and their impact on conversions. Ever heard that BOBs (big orange buttons) are the way to go? Yeah whoever said that has no clue. This article bring clarity to this topic.

#8: How to Use Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion to Boost Conversions

Every persuasion and sales psychology class 101 will start with Cialdini’s stuff. I still hear this stuff mentioned at almost every conference I go to. Here’s how to apply Cialdini’s 6 principles of persuasion on your website.

#7: 11 Low-Hanging Fruits for Increasing Website Speed (and Conversions)

We live in an impatient world, and web speed matters a lot for conversions. Here are 11 tips on how to speed up your site.

#6: Shopping Cart Abandonment: Why It Happens & How To Recover Baskets Of Money

Shopping cart abandonment is massive, like 70% of purchases are not completed. But if you know what to do about it, not only you can reduce abandonment, you can also recover abandoned carts. Baskets of money coming your way.

#5: Getting The Website Information Architecture Right: How to Structure Your Site for Optimal User Experiences

IA, UX and CRO. All nice abbreviations you hear a lot of about. But this post actually tells you how to go about creating an information architecture that supports great user experience, and thus higher conversions.

#4: 21 Ways You’re Screwing Up Your Landing Pages (And What To Do About It)

Landing pages are a critical part of your digital marketing arsenal. Too bad you’re screwing them up. Here’s how to stop that, and start getting better results.

#3: How to Design Kickass Long Form Sales Pages

Long form sales pages can be killer good (and make a ton of money). Most of them however suck ass. We design some of the best long form sales pages in the world, regularly doubling people’s businesses. Here’s how we do it.

#2: 5 Principles of Persuasive Web Design

If usability and aesthetics are your top priorities when it comes to web design, you’re missing the biggest piece of it. My agency CXL.agency does conversion optimized design.  We design for higher conversions, our priority is more money in our clients pocket. Persuasive web design  is the weapon we wield. Read how to go about it.

#1: Why “Simple” Websites Are Scientifically Better

Yes, web design is as much science as it is art, if not more. We actually know what makes people like some websites more than others (and it’s not about their color preference or flashy videos). Learn how to design scientifically better websites .


2013 was great, but we’re just getting started. CXL will speed up the engine in 2014. My goal will still be to provide you guys with as much actionable, data-backed and thoroughly researched content as possible. So you would make more money.

We’ll take a break until 2014, so see you in January. Happy holidays.

Peep Laja

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  1. Have a great 2014. Hope to see you around :)

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      Thanks Mario, hope to see you around too!

  2. Hey peep, thanks for sharing this compilation. It´s fun to see my favorite post on #1 spot.

    I wish you the best, and I can´t wait to read your new posts next year.

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