Conversion Optimization

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

Website speed matters. Fast-loading sites perform better on all fronts: better user experience, higher conversions, more engagement, even higher search rankings. If you’re after mobile traffic (everyone is), site speed becomes even more important. No one wants to download a 4MB website on their smartphone, but most sites are that way. Your website can be different.

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Sign-Up Forms: 14 Ways to Increase Conversions

Growing your mailing list and generating leads should be a focus of your marketing. If HubSpot didn’t have 215,000 blog subscribers, they wouldn’t have a business.

Too many businesses don’t give sign-up forms enough attention. They just throw something together—then complain that online lead generation “doesn’t work.”

This post shows you 14 keys to building sign-up forms that convert.

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Internal Site Search Optimization: Best Practices for Your Site

According to Econsultancy, up to 30% of ecommerce visitors use internal site search. Due to the increased level of purchase intent from searchers, they’re known to convert up to 5–6x higher than the average non–site search visitor.

Site searchers account for up to 14% of all revenue, and case studies have shown increased conversion rates of 43% from site search optimization.

Yet how many sites pay attention to site search? Too often, it gets ignored. This post walks you through opportunities to improve your internal site search.

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How Images Can Boost Your Conversion Rate

People hardly buy anything without seeing it. Usually, they also want to touch it, hold it, or take it for a spin. You really can’t do those things online (unless it’s SaaS product). So, to compensate for all of that, you need to work twice as hard to make your products come alive via excellent photography and graphics.

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How to Build a High-Converting Landing Page: Rules, Structure, & Design

A landing page is the first page that visitors see after clicking on your banner ad, PPC ad, or promotional email. It can be a specific page on your website or a separate page created exclusively for search engines.

Landing pages direct visitors to take a specific action, such as making a purchase, completing a registration, or subscribing to your email list.

Your landing page often determines the success of your ad campaign. A good landing page equals good ROI. A crappy landing page (needlessly) wastes money.

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How to Do a Competitive Analysis: A Step-by-Step Guide

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” —Napoleon Bonaparte

When your competitors make mistakes, it makes winning so much easier. But what if it’s you who is making a mistake, while your competitors are off to the races? You won’t know until you figure out what your competitors are up to.

Knowing what the competitors are doing—how they’re thinking about the market, which tactics they’re using, how they’re crafting messages and design—can make all the difference in the battle for customers.

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Image Carousels and Sliders? Don't Use Them. (Here's why.)

I’m sure you’ve come across dozens, if not hundreds, of image carousels or sliders (also called “rotating offers”). You might even like them. But the truth is that they’re conversion killers.

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How Creating a Sense of Urgency Helped Me Increase Sales By 332%

A few years ago, I launched a kind of “Groupon deal for musicians.” I gave away $1,250 worth of products, including recording time, iTunes distribution, and a guitar-string endorsement deal for just $69. The deal was good for only 100 hours, and there were just 5,000 packages available.

I had invested a lot into the campaign. Not only had I spent four months putting it together, but I had also put a significant amount of my personal savings into ensuring that this campaign was everywhere during those 100 hours.

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Customer Journey Maps: A Step-by-Step Guide

“How do we get our customers to do what we want them to do?” Digital marketers get asked this question all the time.

But it’s the wrong question.

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Which Button Color Converts the Best?

Color is an essential part of how we experience the world. But do colors really matter for conversion optimization? Can a button color guarantee better performance for a call to action (CTA)?

No single color is better than another. Ultimately, what matters is how much a button color contrasts with the area around it.

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