Comments on: Conversion Optimization is the new Black http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/08/conversion-optimization-is-the-new-black/ SEO industry Thoughts and Rants Sun, 12 Oct 2014 06:21:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.3 By: I trend SEO/SEM in arrivo http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/08/conversion-optimization-is-the-new-black/comment-page-1/#comment-1985 Thu, 09 Sep 2010 22:05:55 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1603#comment-1985 [...] Search Marketing Wisdom di Alan Bleiweiss riguardo alla CRO. – Conversation Marketing di Ian Lurie riguardo la user [...]

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By: Alan Bleiweiss http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/08/conversion-optimization-is-the-new-black/comment-page-1/#comment-1908 Sat, 28 Aug 2010 17:11:48 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1603#comment-1908 Dennis, there’s call tracking solutions – and even better something like MyNextCustomer – ties everything together – where you can assign a phone number for offline campaigns and it registers in the MNC data. Not sure if they have local numbers though.
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By: Dennis van der Heijden http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/08/conversion-optimization-is-the-new-black/comment-page-1/#comment-1906 Sat, 28 Aug 2010 13:27:29 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1603#comment-1906 Hi Alan,

Did you ever see something like a phone-number that triggers a load of a web-page. That would be perfect! Like pick a local number (same area code as you number) and that way you connect it to an online campaign. Nothing fancy but that way any analytics program can pick it up and mark a conversion.

Regards,

Dennis
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By: Alan Bleiweiss http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/08/conversion-optimization-is-the-new-black/comment-page-1/#comment-1865 Tue, 24 Aug 2010 06:00:10 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1603#comment-1865 Wonders never cease. Be sure to check out my articles at Search Engine Journal http://www.searchenginejournal.com/author/alan-bleiweiss/

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By: Michael L. http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/08/conversion-optimization-is-the-new-black/comment-page-1/#comment-1864 Tue, 24 Aug 2010 05:14:38 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1603#comment-1864 Hey Alan,

I was perusing this web site and voila, there you are!
Very nice. Thought I’d say hello.

Michael

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By: Jacob Schweitzer http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/08/conversion-optimization-is-the-new-black/comment-page-1/#comment-1847 Sun, 22 Aug 2010 09:12:14 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1603#comment-1847 I agree, I sometimes ignored glaring CRO issues and focused on SEO related aspects in my audits. In the future I will be including these as well so they (developers, designers, etc.) can start fixing them while I work on the SEO issues. We got really valuable takeaways from the user testing – 3rd party opinions are worth their weight in gold. Its easier for them to say ‘your categories suck’, for example. The nature of the SEO consultant – site owner relationship is such that we want to keep them happy so sometimes it is easier to leave such things unsaid.
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By: Alan Bleiweiss http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/08/conversion-optimization-is-the-new-black/comment-page-1/#comment-1846 Sun, 22 Aug 2010 09:00:48 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1603#comment-1846 Jacob,

This is a very good example of why, at the very least, people in the SEO business need to be aware of the concepts of Conversion Optimization, and that we can play a role in it. Personally, I am striving to incorporate the fundamental aspects of it even in my SEO audits, not just in audits specific to it. Something that needs to be acknowledged and communicated to clients however, is that so many factors are involved that the testing and optimization process can be slow, which might not be something they want to hear. But just as the SEO process is slow at first, it’s a reality.

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By: Jacob Schweitzer http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/08/conversion-optimization-is-the-new-black/comment-page-1/#comment-1845 Sun, 22 Aug 2010 08:47:33 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1603#comment-1845 Alan,
Just recently I fell into the world of CRO while working on a client site. I’d been humming along doing the typical SEO stuff and getting good results – rankings climbing consistently, visitors increasing. Then there was a sudden drought in sales and the client was saying the site could be shut down if it continues. If they go down, I go down with them! So I recommended some user testing, took a hard look at the categorization / navigation of the site, and am waiting on some Crazy Egg heatmaps.

SEO is all fine and dandy when you are getting lots of visitors AND lots of sales but CRO comes to the forefront sometimes when sales are slow. A lot of it is not so difficult – good product descriptions, titles, and category descriptions. Things like this are just a pain in the butt to deal with / time consuming and a lot of site owners outsource them with predictably bad results.
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By: Alan Bleiweiss http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/08/conversion-optimization-is-the-new-black/comment-page-1/#comment-1799 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 08:41:08 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1603#comment-1799 So do I Michael. It’s like – if a site owner doesn’t know what to wear to the online marketing dance, they can always rely on that little black number hanging there. Because it (CO) works in ANY situation. :-)

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By: Alan Bleiweiss http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/2010/08/conversion-optimization-is-the-new-black/comment-page-1/#comment-1798 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 08:39:25 +0000 http://searchmarketingwisdom.com/?p=1603#comment-1798 Warner,

How’d you guess what I was going to say there? :-)

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