In the world of internet advertising, conversion optimization pertains to the application of principles and techniques in providing persuasive and engaging website content that converts the random surfer into a dedicated subscriber or customer.
Conversion optimisation was born from the efforts of ecommerce marketers to increase their conversion rate by experimenting on different web site designs, content variations, shopping carts, menus, page coding, and website management systems. Conversion optimisation involves various factors. At Developables.com, we implement the following to help you increase conversion rate:
Design a landing page that is user friendly and appealing to customers. A better landing page makes it easier to persuade customer to browse on offers on your site.
Create a landing page that is optimised with popular keyword phrases. In addition to this, we also create and send out direct links to other website to build the number of anchor text links to your website.
Experiment on changing the location of your shopping cart or subscription button. In some cases, it is simply a matter of knowing whether more visitors prefer them placed on the left side or right side of your website. Our team will also experiment with message boards, testimonials, customer reviews, or stats on your site to find out its effectiveness.
Ensure that the value proposition of your company is immediately apparent on the landing page. This encourages customers to try your offer. We can help you in this regard if you need help in writing the copy.
Expand your payment options. Basically, we recommend that you allow customers to pay via Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Paypal, Google Checkout, Alert pay, Money bookers or through direct wire transfers. But while expanding your payment options is important, it is also crucial to make sure it does not interfere with core operations.
Turning Clicks into Leads
You have had a web site designed or have designed one yourself. Your site is up on the Internet and now you’re getting it promoted. It’s ranking high on several important keyword phrases on the major search engines. Potential clients or customers are clicking through to your site. Since all these clicks come from people who have been looking for a site like yours, these visitors are all potential public for your business. But how do you turn those clicks into leads?
Many things can be done to maximize your click to contact ratio. The first one is to make sure your site is clear and readable. Look at it from the perspective of a prospective client or customer. The first page of your web site must state clearly what product or service you deliver and why people should go to you for this and not one of the other thousands or tens of thousands such sites available on the net. If you have a location specific business, such as real estate, make it clear what areas you serve. Be simple, concise and obvious. You have just a few seconds to capture the visitor’s interest. Once you have captured their attention there are just a few other generally acknowledged points to keep in mind.
A concept that has come into increasing prominence recently is that of having a web site that is “sticky”. A website that gets a visitor to stay for longer than just a quick “browse” and return often is known as sticky. The stickier your site the better your chances of converting visitors into customers. The way to make your site “sticky” is to have plenty on information; lots of content. This can be anything from interesting trivia or jokes about the general subject of your site to historical references, quotes, a weather feed, real estate listings, area information or simply a lot of information about you products or service.
Quality content can lead to the next important concept in Internet promotion known as “viral marketing”. The idea behind this concept is to get your site, its content, and therefore your product or service to be “contagious”. That is, people pass it on to each other (like catching a cold – only more fun). At different points in your site, be sure to put up a button for people to “Email this site to a friend”. Very often visitors will do just that and suddenly you have begun a word of mouth or actually a word of e-mail campaign that can boom your business.
A way for the visitor to contact you should be placed on every page of your site. This should include not only email but a phone number as well. People feel safer dealing with a company they’ve found on the net when they know the business can be reached by phone.
Have a place on your site where visitors can sign up for a free newsletter or can sign your guest book. This way you have their name and e-mail address. If they don’t become clients or customers right a way, you know there’s every chance they will in the future since they’re obviously interested in what you have to offer.
Lastly, if there is anything you can give away free (such as the newsletter mentioned above) in exchange for the visitor’s name and email address do so. The word “free” is the singularly most attractive word on the Internet so use it if you conceivably can. But make sure you actually do give the visitor something and make sure you promise them you will not give their address to anyone else. And, obviously, keep this promise.
Using just a few of these suggestions will substantially improve your click to lead ratio and the usefulness of your web site.
There are a lot more strategies that can be used in conversion optimization. We help you get started and we can implement other proven techniques on your site to ensure that you enjoy the best profits possible. If you are interested in finding out what we have to offer, contact us today.