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The best Conversion Rate Optimization posts for June 2012

Posted in Best of, How To on June 29th, 2012

We’re starting a new section on our blog from this month. Given the large amount of excellent posts about Conversion Rate Optimization being generated these days, we’ve decided to feature our favorites at the end of every month, starting June 2012. So here’s our pick of some of the best CRO posts that the web had to offer (in no particular order).

How to Optimize Your Landing Pages [Infographic]

Landing Page Infographic

This awesome infographic by the fine folks at Invesp lays out how to optimize your landing page in 16 easy steps, along with the top 5 landing page mistakes.

Top 20 Conversion Optimization Tips

Top 20 Conversion Optimization Tips

Search Engine Watch does an excellent job of creating a guide of where to start, what to test and the pitfalls to be wary of.

6 Essential PPC Landing Page Optimizations

6 Essential PPC Landing Page Optimizations

If your customers are not converting, it isn’t their fault. You have 5 seconds to make an impact, and these essential PPC landing page optimizations will surely go a long way. This post rose up the YouMoz ranks to make it to the main SEOmoz blog.

How to make users scroll down your page

How to make users scroll below the fold

In CRO tests, long pages often convert better than short pages. However, what if your visitors simply don’t scroll. This post gives a step-by-step guide to understanding your users’ scrolling behavior and optimizing it.

Conversion Rate Optimization and SEO (Together at Last)

CRO and SEO (Together at Last)

Okay, we’re cheating here. This post was published on May 3o, 2012 but we think it’s worth including. The author points out that Google is slowly but surely moving into the realm inhabited by CRO fanatics, and how you can use both SEO and CRO in the most effective manner.

What to do When Your Split Test Fails

What to do when you split test fails

Most often you’ll see screaming headlines about how an A/B test increased conversion by xx% and what an astounding success the CRO exercise was. But what do you do when your test fails? This article is a guide  to gleaning information from tests that didn’t work out.

5 Ways to Improve Your Contact Form Conversion Rate

5 ways to Increase your Contact form conversion rate

Contact forms on your website are where visitors come to connect with you. Making it easy for them to reach out can mean a big jump in business. This post covers how to do just that.

How To Get Management Excited About Conversion Optimization

How to get management excited about conversion ratio optimization

Interesting insight from the author’s experience: quite often,  it’s not data and charts that excite management into action, but comic book-esque hero and villain stories.

Website Optimization: Why the Marketing-IT relationship is critical and 7 tips to make yours stronger

Website Optimization: Why the Marketing-IT relationship is critical and 7 tips to make yours stronger

In large enterprises, it is usual for multiple teams to be involved in the same project. If their interaction and efforts aren’t seamless, a well laid plan may result in nothing more than another low performing project. This post explains how to avoid that between Marketing and IT.

11 Clever Ways for Marketers to Reconvert Their Leads

11 Clever Ways for Marketers to Reconvert Their Leads

Research shows that once a visitor gives you her contact information, she’s not exactly ready for a sales call. Maybe, she just wanted to read the ebook or whitepaper you were dangling in front of her. This post shows how to reconvert your leads make them to be more engaged-with and educated-about your brand.

Siddharth Deswal

I do marketing at Visual Website Optimizer.

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July 18, 2012

I love post idea lists like this (Sean Platt also did a great one recently). Your second topic is a great one – I think another idea you can add to it is blogging about a failure you had and what you learned from it.Great work!

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