User Experience

Social Login and CRO: 9 Things You Should Know

We are always striving to boost conversion rates and encourage users to engage more.

Forward-looking businesses are using social login, also known as social sign-on, to do just that.

For the uninitiated, social login allows users to access websites using their existing social account IDs, such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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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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Error Messages: Examples, Best Practices & Common Mistakes

Your users will make mistakes. It’s inevitable. That’s what error messages are for—but so many companies fail to follow best practices, and they’re pissing off potential customers in the process.

So, how can we better design error messages to improve the user experience and, therefore, increase conversions?

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5 Principles of Persuasive Web Design

Cialdini breaks down influence into six persuasion principles. What’s the best way to persuade somebody when talking to them? You have to be confident, talk fast, and swear a little, among other things.

But what about persuading somebody without words—possible?

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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 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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Sign-Up Flows: A Friction-Based Analysis (with Examples)

Friction is “the psychological resistance that your visitors experience when trying to complete an action.” It’s also a conversion killer.

You can optimize your value proposition or call to action buttons all you want, but if your sign-up flow contains too much friction, you’re leaving money on the table.

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Customer Retention Strategies: 4 Phases for Development

Has your company’s customer retention rate increased, decreased, or maintained the status quo over the past five years?

Are you actively working on retention? Have you outlined and initiated a formal customer retention strategy?

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Intuitive Web Design: How to Make Your Website Intuitive to Use

The easier your website is to use, the more people use it. An essential part of “easy to use” is intuitiveness. Intuitive design means that when a user sees it, they know exactly what to do.

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8 Ways to Grab Attention (and Hold onto It)

We live in a world of short attention spans. Attention span is the amount of time that a person can concentrate on a task without becoming distracted.

That task could be learning about your product, figuring out if your service is right for them, etc. In other words, it’s kind of important. You need to learn how to grab attention—and hold it—for your website visitors.

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