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5 Excellent Articles to Improve Your Conversion Rate

Conversion Rate Optimisation (often referred to as CRO) is an important and often misunderstood discipline that can have a dramatic effect on the success of your website (in terms of leads, sales, sign-ups, etc.).

If you don’t have the budget to hire a CRO specialist, then trying to improve your on-site conversions in-house can be a difficult and often confusing undertaking – in some cases even leaving you with a lower conversion rate than you had previously, particularly if you’re not at all sure what you’re doing.

So to help those of you looking to improve your conversion rates without having to fork out for a CRO specialist, we’ve put together a list of 5 of the best articles we’ve come across on conversion rate optimisation:

1. The Definitive How-To Guide for Conversion Rate Optimisation
Via MOZ

This fantastic article gives an excellent introduction to CRO, including the theory behind it and some of the most common tools and techniques CRO specialists use. It’s a fairly in-depth article and ideal for anyone looking for an introduction to conversion rate optimisation.

2. 22 Essential Tools for Testing Website Usability
Via Mashable

This Mashable article gives a superb list of some of the best tools available for testing your websites’ usability – a crucial element for successful conversion rate optimisation.

3. 14 Tools That Reveal Why Potential Customers Abandon your Website
Via Conversion Rate Experts

This superb article is a must-read for anyone with a high bounce rate and/or a low percentage of goal-conversions (particularly if you’re seeing a decent amount of traffic). Understanding why visitors leave your website without converting is crucial to improving your conversion rates and can have a dramatic impact when it comes to making changes to your website.

4. 53 Ways to Increase Conversion Rate
Via Conversion XL

Once you understand the CRO process and have a good idea of your websites’ usability and why potential customers leave without converting, then the actual process of CRO can begin. This excellent article from Conversion XL lists a huge number of ways you can start improving your conversion rates.

5. Introducing to A/B Testing
Via Usability Geek

A/B testing is a hugely important element of CRO, but one that is often difficult to understand for those new to the discipline. This article from Usability Geek provides an excellent introduction to A/B testing, making it a must-read article for those looking to get started with effective CRO.

 


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