Testing

Conversion Rate 101: Effective Pricing Tables

Last week, I asked you to look at the pricing tables from the Dell.com website and to offer suggestions on how to improve them. There were some fabulous suggestions, let’s take a look: Graham Charlton shared: A comparison table, as used by UK site Comet, would work better. Less busy and allows for side by side feature comparison. Also has a handy ‘highlight differences’ button. http://i.imgur.com/JBilf.png As he suggests Dell is not currently doing a good job highlighting the differences between the…

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Conversion Optimization 101: Pricing Tables – Ecommerce

On Twitter, I shared a link to this article from Smashing Magazine, Pricing Tables: Examples And Best Practices. When I shared it, I said that while many of these were beautiful there was still plenty of room for some conversion optimization. This won’t be as tricky as my first Conversion Optimization 101 post that you needed to pick up on the nuance that corporate culture trumps any conversion optimization tactics. Even so, we had some fabulous suggestions in the comments. For my…

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Just Released: The Website Testing & Optimization – Buyer’s Guide for the Enterprise: Second Edition

There are several things that prompted me to update the Buyer’s Guide to Testing & Optmization: 1. Since Google replaced Website Optimizer with Content Experiments, I had to comment on it. 2. I’ve decided to add a new tool to the introductory tools section. Which one did I choose? You’ll have to check. 3. I’ve added information about a few other enterprise solutions that weren’t included in the first edition. I’m still very excited about Monetate as a leader in…

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Conversion Optimization 101: Culture Trumps Strategy and Tactics

Last week, I published my first  Conversion Optimization 101 post and asked you if you could look at a particular screenshot and also to tell me: What’s wrong with this picture? How would you fix it? Here is the image: There were some very good suggestions on what you would do to improve this picture: Dennis Moons said: The three buttons: Previous, Process and Cancel all have the same colour and visual weight. I would change the Cancel & Previous buttons…

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Ecommerce Moneyball: Chasing the Market Leader

A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor to speak at the exclusive Acceller Summit in Miami. Some readers may remember Acceller from the case study I wrote about them and their CEO Steve McKean in my book Always Be Testing. Steve is the CEO who explained: “A culture of testing and optimization cannot happen in a vacuum, nor can it be mandated. You need a team that understands and believes in the principles. You need to communicate a…

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Online Advertising in the Age of Agility

Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising is not at all like a Ronco Grill! If you just set it and forget it you can also kiss your money goodbye. We have been telling clients this for the last several years. So I was fascinated by the research my friend Larry Kim, founder of WordStream, shared with me from the data his free AdWords Performance Grader had accumulated. The key findings that WordStream is seeing through thousands of accounts grading profiles are very low…

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Website Testing & Targeting RFP: Questions To Ask Vendors

If you’re in the market for a website testing and optimization tool, hopefully you’re not among the unfortunate few whose corporate rules and regulations (or BPUs – business prevention units) require the creation of a Request for Proposal (RFP). But even if you are, your frustration should be directed more toward the lack of insights that RFPs often lead to and less at the process itself. As I’ve written in my Website Testing & Optimization Buyer’s Guide, most vendor RFPs…

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The Product Page 2012: 7 Must-Test Elements

All retailers have product pages. Some product pages are good in that they help you sell. Some product pages are neutral in that they don’t detract from making a sale. Some product pages – well, they hurt your sales. Is your product page earning it’s keep? Is it attracting and engaging qualified buyers? Does it have a profitable look-to-book ratio? Product pages must work harder than ever before, since visitors are demanding more from your product pages than they ever…

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