By - Neal Cole

Five Design Mistakes That Kill Conversion Rates

Common Design Mistakes To Avoid: Good web design is usually simple and intuitive, but that doesn’t mean web design is easy or that design mistakes don’t occur. This is why it’s important to bring together specialists in areas such as UX design, conversion optimisation and user research to help create a great user experience that delivers a high conversion rate.

By - Neal Cole

How To Create A Powerful Tagline For Your Site

Should You Display A Tagline? Taglines were at one time all the rage. Now increasingly websites are ignoring one of the most valuable areas of real estate – the space next to the site ID.  Are marketers right to drop the tagline or is this a missed opportunity to communicate something important to your users? What is a tagline? A

By - Neal Cole

How To Block Spam & Bots From Google Analytics

Don’t Let Spam and Bots Infect Google Analytics: One of the main frustrations I have with Google Analytics is how to keep my data clean of spam and bot traffic. Web analytics is critical to conversion rate optimisation. You need reliable data to measure the performance of your digital marketing activity and the last thing you need is data in

By - Neal Cole

4 Design Trends That Are Conversion Killers

Four Conversion Killers To Avoid: Conversion killers are often caused by designers and webmasters copying trends and ideas they see on other websites. Many of these ideas are then implemented without a proper evaluation of how they influence user behaviour and conversion rates. Designers and webmasters often assume the sites they are copying have tested the element first. Unfortunately this is

By - Neal Cole

What Makes A High Converting Real Estate Landing Page?

  Is Your Real Estate Landing Page Leaking Money? The real estate and buy-to-let sector is highly competitive and derives most of its traffic from paid search advertising (i.e PPC and display advertising). For this reason it is especially important to optimise real estate landing page design when traffic is so expensive. I’ve already written about how to create a

By - Neal Cole

11 Usability Insights From Don’t Make Me Think!

Don’t Make Me Think! Steve Krug communicates almost everything he needs to say with the title of his book – Don’t make me think! Everything on a web page should be self-evident, obvious and self-explanatory. A good design should be intuitive and almost instantly recognisable for what it does or sells. If it isn’t that obvious you are probably doing

By - Neal Cole

Inside The Nudge Unit – How Small Changes Make A Big Difference:

Inside  The Nudge Unit –  How To Use EAST For Behavioural Change: A majority of people understand the basic principles of an experiment as they probably had to conduct one or two when they were at school. Unfortunately once people leave school most of us abandon this approach and instead follow our herd instinct. People are encouraged to learn the

By - Neal Cole

How Timely Interventions Boost Motivation & Performance

Timely Interventions Change Behaviour: We all know that the timing of a request or intervention can have a huge influence on the response we get. This is why timely is an important element of  EAST (EASY, ATTRACTIVE, SOCIAL, TIMELY) and other behavioural change frameworks. EAST was developed by the UK government’s Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) to provide policymakers with a

By - Gloria Kopp

Top Tips for Creating Conversion-Increasing Content

12 Surprisingly Effective Tips for Creating Conversion-Increasing Content Content is one of the leading powers of marketing, and it cannot be avoided. If you want your business to succeed, using content is a great step in the right direction. However, you’re going to want to make sure that your content can convert the leads reading it into profitable customers. Not

By - Neal Cole

Why Are Registration Forms on Gaming Sites So Poor?

Secrets of Optimisation of Gambling Sites – Registration: In my first post on optimising gambling sites I covered the psychology behind using bonuses as an acquisition tool. In this post you will learn about the challenges of optimising account creation and registration forms. Regulation Forms and Account Creation: Registration forms for gambling sites are mandatory to ensure players meet minimum

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