If your company isn’t devoting resources to improving the conversion rate of your website
you’re very likely leaving money on the table on a daily basis.
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Here are a five tools that I use everyday to help clients improve their website conversion rates and generate more revenue using their existing traffic.
With any conversion rate experiment you’re going to need a good testing platform. There are a lot of options available. They range from free like content experiments in Google Analytics to full blown personalization and segmentation platforms like Monetate which can run 8k a month or more.
We run the majority of our experiments on Optimizely. We’ve used a few different platforms and we’ve found it to be the best in regards of pricing and ease of implementation.
Some quick examples of the ease of implementation.
-First time visitors can behave much differently than repeat visitors. It makes sense to experiment with these two distinct segments.
Want to run a mobile only experiment? It’s as easy as this –
If you’re looking for a great testing platform that won’t bust your budget, I can’t recommend Optimizely enough.
Which Test Won Premium
If there’s a CRO site that’s a better resource and more fun than Which Test Won, I’d like to know what it is. Featuring over 350 conversion rate case studies across a wide swathe of industries, a one year subscription of $75 it’s hard to imagine a better value than this subscription.
Each case study is presented in a quiz format with a screen shot of each test page. You’re tasked with picking the winning variation. After you vote you’re taken inside to details on the case study. You also get to see how everyone else voted. There’s a great community of CRO people who leave their thoughts and opinions of the experiment in the comments.
If you’re not already a premium member, I think you’ll find it the best $6.25 a month that you spend on conversion rate optimization.
Conversion Rate Experts
The name says it all. The men and women of Conversion Rate Experts are on the top of their game. Some of the biggest brands in the world have hired them to implement conversion rate testing.
They don’t publish often, but when they do, I set aside a block of time to pour through every word. They offer a huge selection of very good CRO reading resources. Although it appears discontinued, one of my favorites is “Resources We’ve Bookmarked” Here’s one example.
Bookmarks March 15
I hope they bring it back soon even if it’s as a paid subscription. In the meantime, I’ll be happy with their infrequent blog postings.
This eye tracking software is really useful to show clients how website visitors are behaving on their site. It’s one thing to tell a client why a visitor might be getting confused onsite. When you can show them via easy to understand heat-tracking maps of where visitors are clicking and not clicking, then you’ve really got their attention.
Compared to similar services, Crazy Egg is very affordable.
Take a look at this screenshot.
Unbounce makes it easy to create and edit landing pages without needing an engineer. Even having use of a great tool like Optimizely, there are some occasions where we need to go through several iterations in a short period of time. Unbounce is great for this
When we use this for lead gen clients it’s really handy that it easily integrates with mail chimp.
Unbounce also hosts some really great webinars with some of the top people in the conversion rate optimization field. Keep a close eye on their blog for some great CRO articles and announcements.
By increasing your conversion rate, you’ll increase your revenue. Why not get in touch with us and let us help you turn more of your website visitors in customers? We’ve conducted a lot of experiments across just about every vertical our there.
Give us a call, 760-501-0439, and we’ll make your website more efficient and more lucrative.