Increase Your Website Conversions
by 50% or More with Conversion Rate Optimization Services
Get more customers and increase sales with your existing traffic.
We’ll optimize the way your website is structured and communicates to customers to:
- Increase sales on your ecommerce website
- Get more leads for your services
- Boost inquiries on contact forms
Conversion rate optimization services deliver results in as little as 30 days!
So what exactly is conversion rate optimization (CRO)? Why is conversion rate optimization important?
Conversion rate optimization is the procedure of growing the percentage of website visitors that take a desired action (convert). This is accomplished through a series of significant improvements over time, as Moz describes. It starts by measuring existing conversions. If your web page has 10,000 visitors per month, and 100 of them convert (make a purchase, send an email, fill out a contact form, make a phone call, etc.) that equates to a 1% conversion rate. Then a test is developed (called split testing or A/B testing) where a new and improved version of a web page is developed to compete with the existing page. Then the two versions of hte web page are tested and compete with each other to determine a winner.
Who takes the test? Your website visitors; the people that count the most. Each of the two web page versions are displayed to website visitors in an equal but random amount, and once enough tests are completed (called statistical validity), a winner is chosen. This process continues indefinitely in an effort to continually increase conversion rates over time. This continual improvement process delivers not only increased sales, but powerful insights into your customer’s behavior.
Imagine increasing your conversion rate from 1% to 5% – that would translate to a 500% increase in business.
Conversion rate optimization services are powerful. It’s underused and unappreciated, and represents a real competitive advantage for companies that employ it.
Succeeding online is complicated. Conversion optimization services make it easier.
There are hundreds of ways to connect with customers online, but online success can be boiled down to two things:
- Get found
- Convert the people that find your company into customers
There are two basic ways to get found online: paid and organic traffic. That is why we also specialize in search engine optimization and paid ads. After all, you can’t really convert a stranger into a customer until they found you first, right? SEO and paid traffic are the first part of online success.
The second part of succeeding online is converting the people that find you into customers. When they end up on your website, they’re going to read the information there. As they read and review your website, they’re going to have questions such as:
- Where am I and what is this company?
- What can I do here?
- Does it solve my problem?
- Why should I choose them?
- Can I trust them?
They may ask themselves many other questions. The way your website’s information is presented will cause them to form conclusions about your business. It’s these conclusions that will largely dictate how many of them convert. Optimizing your site to convert more potential customers into actual customers can make a big difference in your business’ success. This is why you need conversion rate optimization services.
Conclusions can be deadly. Conversion rate optimization services ensure customers don’t reach the wrong conclusion about you.
Is your website like most websites? Does it talk about:
- Your products and services?
- Your team?
- Your pictures?
- Your reviews and testimonials?
- Your accolades?
If so, then you are probably losing customers due to poor conversions. Why? Because people come to websites to solve a problem. If all you do is talk about your company, you’re missing the point. Your website should be talking about:
- The benefits of working with you
- The problems you’re going to help them solve
- What makes your company the unique solution to their problems
- How they will feel after working with you
This problem is extremely common. Most websites make the critical mistake of being a company website instead of a customer website. What conclusions are your website visitors making about your company?
If your website is all about your company and not your customers, it’s working against you instead of for you and hurting your conversions. This is why you need conversion rate optimization services.
What is your average conversion rate?
The first step to increasing conversions with conversion rate optimization services is by measuring them. Most websites aren’t even measuring critical conversions such as:
- How many people are calling?
- How many people are filling out your contact form?
- How many people are emailing you?
- How many people are buying your products?
All of these things can and should be measured. Every business owner should know what their average conversion rates are. How else will you be able to improve them if you don’t even know what they are?
We’ll help you set up conversion tracking so you’ll know how many of your website visitors are converting. This is a fundamental part of our conversion rate optimization services.
So how do you increase your website’s conversion rates? The conversion rate optimization process.
For most businesses, the first step to increasing conversion rates is to add a value proposition. What is a value proposition? A value proposition is a section on your website, starting with the top of your home page that consists of:
- A powerful attention-getting headline
- A short subheadline that converts attention into interest
- A unique and attractive offer that is valuable to them
- A call to action (also known as a CTA)
- A picture or image that compliments the overall value proposition
The purpose of the headline is simple – to get the website visitor’s attention. That’s it. People are jaded and have short attention spans. They are overwhelmed with information. They surf the web with their finger on the back button. They’re ready to leave and look elsewhere if you don’t say something that ‘pops’ and jars them out of their jaded trance. By creating an attention getting headline, you’ll get them to investigate and read further.
The purpose of the subheadline is to convert the attention created by the headline into interest. The subheadline’s job is to get the website visitor into a conversation about your offering.
The offer’s purpose is objective is quite simple, to present hte website visitor with something they can do that will benefit them. But be careful, you can’t just offer something they can get at many other places. It’s absolutely critical that your offer be something valuable and unique. If you fail to offer something unique, there is a high likelihood they will ignore your offer and continue to shop around for something that is more interesting.
The call to action can be a button or a form. It’s important to have benefit-centric wording on your call to action that doesn’t command them to do something, but instead persuades them to do it.
The picture or image used should compliment the value proposition. Hero shots are excellent choices, but sometimes a simple picture of a person from the company, or even a customer making eye contact with the website visitor is perfect.
The hard part is you have to do all of this with as few words as possible. Why? Because they just found you on the internet. They know littler or nothing about you and they don’t want to read a book to get to know you. It’s critical to be as brief as possible. Too many words, and your value proposition will be ignored.
Creating value propositions is difficult. We specialize in helping businesses create powerful value propositions that get website visitors to convert with our conversion rate optimization services.
What comes next?
After you have built your value proposition, the visitor may or may not have taken action. They usually need more information to make an informed decision. They might be interested but not ready to take action. This is where you develop the rest of your page to answer questions and talk about your solutions to their problems. We recommend making a list of questions, objections, and customer problems. For example, if you were a marketing company like ours, you might have the following questions, objections, and company problems about conversion rate optimization services:
- How much does it cost?
- How long does it take?
- What is your warranty?
- Do you have a guarantee?
- Are there any long-term commitments?
- It’s too expensive
- It takes too long
- It doesn’t work
- You’re not qualified
- I’m not ready
- My company is not showing up on Google
- We have bad reviews
- Our revenue has decreased the past year
- We are struggling to find customers
- Our website is old and ugly
Once you have your list of questions, objections, and problems, you prioritize them and create several sections on your website that are designed to address each of them with short sentences and bullet points. Including helpful images and hero shots throughout the sections is also very useful. You want your language to be sparse and broken up with plenty of bullet points and numbered lists. This allows the user to easily review the information on your page.
The end goal of the layout of your web page should be to get the visitor saying “yes” in their head. These are called “yes signals” or “micro yeses”. The more yes signals that you can get them to think, the better. It is generally considered that you need 5 to 20 yes signals on your page to get them to take action. That’s why it’s so important to address their problems, the solutions you offer, and answer questions dealing with objections.
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