Conversion Rate Optimization

Mastering C.R.O. — Conversion Rate Optimization — is a discipline involving art and science — and the most important discipline when it comes to success for your company and your career. Why? Because content is not king.  Focusing instead on two other C-words in marketing –

– Conversions and Connections — that happen after quality content engages the right prospects is how you get to the “holy grail”… the final C-words — Clients and Customers.

We focus on CRO for our Agency and Clients at Webdirexion and here we publish helpful articles to help you optimize conversions — when visitors online take one step closer to doing business with you — in your marketing practice.

A/B/C Testing and When to Use it

Webdirexion A/B/C Testing

Most people know about A/B testing… but what about A/B/C testing?

With any website and the larger sales funnel, the wise digital marketer is always testing for better conversion results.  Does this have to be a major, time-consuming task?  No. Do you have to push yourself?  Yes.

Today we’ll look at A/B/C testing for a headline and consider both why we want to create such a test and how it compares to other forms of testing.

Let’s look at one we have running right now.  We have written three landing page headlines and our testing hypothesis is that only one will compel more visitors to convert to leads. Luckily this is easy to do — no external testing provider required — using our preferred WordPress theme – Divi.  Divi comes with built-in A/B (and C and D, etc.) testing. Here’s how it looks in the admin area: (more…)

How to Be Confident in Your A/B Test Results

confident in your A/B CRO testing results

How can you be confident in your A/B CRO testing results?

How can you be confident in your A/B test results?  When choosing an A/B test winner, there will always be a certain amount of risk.  What risk?  Well, statistically speaking, testing is not a binary proposition with one version a clear loser and one a clear winner.

Recently, I was preparing a lecture for my online course on “CRO Power” (recall that CRO stands for Conversion Rate Optimization), where we have been testing two versions of a pop-up to subscribe to our newsletter in return for an eBook on R.A.C.E. marketing strategy and tactics.  Here are the two versions and you can see which one “won”:

Webdirexion A/B test for popup

Our A/B test results for these two pop-up versions showed that the A version (left) got better results. How significant is that?

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Recent Webdirexion WordPress Content Strategy Projects

WordPress Content Strategy, Design, CRO

Design, UI, and Strategy components all combine to play a symphony pleasing to website visitors.

Looking back at a run of recent projects (see examples below), we can see modern responsive design, content strategy, and conversion rate optimization (CRO) is paying off.  Like a concert master, the “music” of each design and strategy component are directed to play the right “tune” to attract and engage your prospects.  We review some recent Webdirexion WordPress Content Strategy projects to look at the symphony of choices involved in developing compelling websites. (more…)

Digital Marketing Checklist for Chief Marketing Officers

How can Digital Marketing help gather more leads?  We’ve prepared a high-level checklist to help you.

Strategic Conversions

Leads are the gold for digital marketers.

You’ve got a budget, goals, and need to prove your digital marketing campaign’s ROI. How can you show your team is meeting its objectives?  There are a lot of fancy acronyms and tactical names in this business, but in the end a company lives or dies on qualified leads your sales team can close (B2B) or buying customers for ecommerce and B2C sales.

At Webdirexion LLC, our team uses a marketing model known as “R.A.C.E.” (Reach, Act, Convert, Engage) to organize strategic thinking, the tactics that flow from it, and measurements to meet and exceed goals.

We’ve found this helps solve a lot of the challenges marketer’s face as shown on the chart at right.  Take a look at the top three challenges (Producing engaging content, doing it consistently, and proving ROI), and ask yourself how you now measure content effectiveness?  Shouldn’t you see direct results in terms of engagement and leads?  We think so.  We’ve written an eBook about R.A.C.E. strategies and tactics and will send you a copy along with a Digital Marketing checklist. (more…)

Facebook Kapow Split Test & How You Know It’s Done

What if you could increase readership for sales related blog posts by 67% or more?  And… what if you knew, before spending a lot of ad dollars on your content, exactly how well it engaged your target prospects?  Kapow.

Webdirexion Testing Kapow Campaign

Kapow: How split testing + Facebook audience engagement pays off — before your ad campaign (and after).

We do a lot of split testing at Webdirexion because it causes our content to perform better for clients and our agency itself.  Too many content marketers and web designers think they are done after their “first guess” at compelling copy and design.  Not so.  Better engagement of qualified prospects means more sales, so why would you not test for this?

In this post I’ll tell you about a Facebook pre-test “Kapow” tactic that helps you get your content optimized better results before a higher advertising spend.  Then I’ll answer the oft-asked question… how do you know when you have enough of a test sample so that your results are valid?  Quick tip — the wider the percentage of conversion results, the sooner you can end the test; see below. (more…)

Winning Content Marketing: Testing your Message House

You’ve got content, but it’s not engaging at the rate you thought it would.  Readers are not proceeding to calls to action. What do you do?

Use the message house strategy to guide your content marketing teamsIn this post, I’ll suggest two solutions — one from the R.A.C.E. digital marketing strategy we practice at Wedirexion, and one from our favorite marketing tactic — split testing.

Building a Smart Content Message House

You’ve been reading your analytics and your bounce rate is too high. In R.A.C.E. marketing strategy, one concept used to focus on better copy writing is what we call the “Message House”. You proceed from an umbrella statement to core messages and end with supporting evidence and proof points, like this: (more…)