conversion

What’s the Difference Between a Landing Page and Homepage? (Featuring 11 Conversion Tips for Landing Pages)

“Landing page” and “homepage” don’t mean the same thing. Though many visitors to your website are bound to first land on your homepage, in the marketer’s lexicon, the two terms are not synonymous. They have different objectives. I’ll begin with a fundamental idea that sets them apart. The primary objective of a homepage is to…

Conversion Course: Learn How to Write Profitable Websites

Presenting the Copywriting for Conversion course Lessons to Help You Reduce Bounce Rate and Create a More Profitable Website You invest time and money to get people to your website. Your sales suffer when they leave (aka bounce) without clicking and sticking around. Why do new visitors to your website bounce? They get confused They…

Is Your Homepage Doing Its Job? [Content Matters Podcast Episode 10]

  Is your digital marketing in distress? It’s time to revisit your homepage design. “Your homepage fills a lot of shoes,” says veteran website development professional Andy Crestodina. What are they? In this episode of the Content Matters Podcast, Andy and Barry go through your home page left to right, top to bottom, and desktop…

The Fast & Simple Way to Increase Your Conversion Rate [Infographic]

  Want to increase conversion? Duh. Want a tedious and complex lesson on CRO (conversion rate optimization) or would you prefer to know the most simple little conversion secret in the digiverse? Sheeshe, Barry, you ask some silly questions (he writes in a strange third person voice shift). Okay, my friend, let’s stroll down Uncomplicated Avenue…

Content that Converts: A Simple 2-Part Formula

  Including: 46 Expert Tips for Creating Addictive Content – INFOGRAPHIC Content worth creating is content that converts. Simple, eh? “Businesses can’t afford to waste time and resources on content that doesn’t achieve its marketing goals,” writes Sara McGuire, at Venngage, a company I’ve been collaborating with recently. She continues…  “In order for your content…

Conversion Copywriting: Strategies to Create a Customer Comfort Zone

  How are you feeling? If you’ve been here before and have come to know and trust me, you probably feel quite comfortable. Is it your first time? Now that’s an entirely different bale of hay. It’s human nature, right? When you arrive somewhere—or interact with someone—for the first time, you may be curious, but…

4 Conversion Rate Boosters Based on Psychology

  Conversion is the word. “Conversion rate optimization,” CRO, is the common 3-word version. Would you prefer one less word to abbreviate? Try “conversion optimization.” I ran that phrase in Google Trends to see if the topic really is as hot as I suspected. Look what I found… Google Trends: March 2014 report for conversion…

11 Leading Website Conversion Killers [INFOGRAPHIC]

  You’ve got it going on with your keywords. You’re ranking high. The traffic is coming now. Web-a-palooza. Party time. Cha-chiiiiiing. Not so fast Master Webmeister. It seems visitors are bugging out before they click a single thing. This buzz-kill problem is called “bounce” in web speak. I call the culprits “website conversion killers.” You…

How Losers Do Landing Pages.

  Please don’t let your readers get lost. A click is a terrible thing to waste. So I went in search of best practices for making landing pages land leads. I found a ton of good tips. But, whoa, I also went in search of good examples to actually show and found next to none….