Home | Experience Design

Call to Action / Conversion #1

Tanya Goodin
Tanya Goodin
CEO
5 October 2007

Conversion rates explained

With a keen and growing interest in Conversion Design I recently bought Call to Action (Secret Formulas to Improve Online Results) by Bryan and Jeffrey Eisenberg. I will keep the conversion blog updated with some interested tips and valuable information as I read.

First things first, conversion rates (CR). For those that don’t already know your CR is calculated by dividing the number of visitors to your site by the number of users that took the action you wanted them to take.

Knowing your CR is invaluable not just to measure how many users are buying your product or completing your quote form etc but it’s also a measure of customer satisfaction and the effectiveness of your site. Surprisingly nearly 20% of retailers still don’t know their conversion rates.

Some Industry Average CR

Fashion: 2.2
Home & Furnishing: 2.0
Electronics: 1.2
Travel: 2.1

You can see that the general average is really low. While spending money in search can drive more traffic to your site. Investing in usability testing and persuasive design methods can increase your conversion rate and ultimately make your website more effective for the long term.

Post by Sarah Graveling

LEAVE A COMMENT

IF YOU LIKED THIS POST, YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE THESE:

Call to Action / Conversion #5

Contact Us? If the customer has clicked on the Contact Us button then your website hasn’t really done...

Call to Action / Conversion #3

Customer Service Even in a large department store Customer Service is normally a desk at the back of...

Part 3 of 4 -Tamar Infographic series: driving Conversion

Where is the heart of a search and social media campaign? What’s the purpose, the driver? At Tamar,...

Call to Action / Conversion #7

PersonasFurther to the above a way of exploring this in further detail is creating a persona. This is...

Call to Action / Conversion #4

Quick ideas to improve online conversion Ask yourself the following questions from the customers perspective: Can...

Grab This Widget