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Unbelievable Discoveries to TRIPLE Your CTR! [Webinar]


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In the world of PPC, getting clicks is only half the battle - the other half is getting those visitors to take the next step and actually convert to customers. In this webinar, WordStream's Founder & …

In the world of PPC, getting clicks is only half the battle - the other half is getting those visitors to take the next step and actually convert to customers. In this webinar, WordStream's Founder & CTO Larry Kim and Lead Analyst Mark Irvine reveal simple strategies guaranteed to TRIPLE your conversion rate. You'll learn:

-Features of top converting PPC campaigns
-Conversion rate benchmarks for top industries
-Precise impact of Quality Score on Cost Per Action
-Easy conversion rate experiments to send your conversions sky-high!

Watch it now and arm yourself with the tools needed to launch your conversion rate to infinity – and beyond!

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  • 1. Unbelievable Discoveries to Triple Your Conversion Rate Larry Kim, Founder/CTO, WordStream Mark Irvine, PPC Analyst, WordStream March 6, 2014 CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 1
  • 2. Today’s Agenda • Why Conventional Wisdom around Conversion Rate Optimization is Silly • What’s a good Conversion Rate? • Review: The Top 10% of Landing Pages? • What makes them tick? • How can I replicate them? • What does it all mean? Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 3. Speaker Introductions • Larry Kim (@larrykim) – Founder, CTO, WordStream, Inc. – Provider of 20 Minute PPC Work Week and AdWords Grader – #1 PPC Expert According to PPC Hero! • Mark Irvine (@MarkIrvine_) – WordStream’s PPC Analyst – Math Wizard / PPC Expert – Huge Hockey Fan Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 4. Take Part in Live Blogging on Twitter / Google+ Include the hashtag #wordstream in your Twitter tweets, Google+ status updates, etc. Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 5. Let’s learn a little about you…. Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 6. Live-Poll Question How Long Have You Been Using AdWords? a) b) c) d) Less Than 1 Year 1-2 Years 3-5 Years Over 5 Years Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 7. Live-Poll Question What’s The Average Conversion Rate for Your Landing Pages? a) b) c) d) e) 0-1% 1-3% 3-7% 7-10% +10% Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 8. The Landing Page Optimization “Experts” Are All Wrong
  • 9. Warning: Lots of Data Ahead!
  • 10. Epiphany #1: The Classic Conversion Rate Optimization Test Is Often Quite Silly
  • 11. The Great Landing Page Optimization Fairy Tale • We Changed the: – – – – – Font Type Spacing Button Color Image Etc. • We got a 5% Increase in Conversions!!* Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 12. Typical Conversion Rate Optimization Test • The Early Lead Disappears! • We want to believe our hard work paid off but we are often deluding ourselves… Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 13. Conventional Landing Page Optimization is Over-Rated • Small Changes Result in Small Changes • The x% Increase you think you got probably isn’t significant! Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 14. Re-Arranging Deck Chairs On the Titanic Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 15. Epiphany #2: What’s a Good Conversion Rate?
  • 16. What’s a Good Conversion Rate? Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 17. Survey Methodology Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 18. • Even the “Winner” is a Loser! Forest vs. Trees CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 18
  • 19. Unremarkable vs. Unicorns Distribution Point Conversion Rate Vs Average Comments Average 2.35% Top 25% 5.31% 2x Awesome Top 10% 11.45% 5x Unicorns Unremarkable Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 20. “top 10% of accounts have a CVR 3x average” rule Distribution Point All accounts Ecommerce Legal B2B Finance Median CVR 2.35% 1.84% 2.07% 2.23% 5.01% Top 25% CVR 5.31% 3.71% 4.12% 4.31% 11.19% Top 10% CVR 11.45% 6.25% 6.46% 11.70% 24.48% Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 21. Aim For 2-4x Increases Not 2-4%! Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 22. Landing Page Unicorns?! (+3x Avg. Conversion Rate!) @larrykim
  • 23. Epiphany #3: What Do Landing Page Unicorns Look Like?
  • 24. Ad Text Testing Hunting Landing Page Unicorns @larrykim, @perrymarshall
  • 25. 1. Changing The Offer Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 27. How to Know if your Offer Stinks • Average or Below Average Conversion Rates • Ask Your Customer! CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 27
  • 28. 2. Change The Flow. Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 29. 2. New Flow: Registration At End Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 30. 2. New Flow: Quality vs. Quantity Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 31. Another Example of Changing The Flow CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 31
  • 32. Changing the Flow: Let Them Choose CONFIDENTIAL – DO NOT DISTRIBUTE 32
  • 33. 3. Use Remarketing as a CRO Tool - 96% X Your Site of people who visit a website leave without completing the actions marketers want them to take 70% of people abandon their shopping cart without completing a purchase Your Ad Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 34. 3. Why I View Remarketing as CRO* • Opportunity to … – Turn abandoners into leads – Increase Branded Searches – Increase repeat visitor rates & engagement – Increase effectiveness of Landing Pages? Users who have visited your web site - X Bring them back to your website Larry Kim (@larrykim) #wordstream
  • 35. Epiphany #4 You Need To Try Out 10 Landing Pages To Find 1 Unicorn
  • 36. Relative Abundance Name Percentile Relative Abundance Vs. Expected Conversion Rate Awesome Landing Pages Unicorns Top 25% 1:4 2x Higher Top 10% 1:10 5x Higher!! Larry Kim (@larrykim)
  • 37. But I Have 10 Landing Pages! Larry Kim (@larrykim)
  • 38. This is the same landing page with different spacing… Larry Kim (@larrykim)
  • 39. Epiphany #5 It’s Not as Hard As You Think
  • 40. 80% of Traffic Goes to 10% of Landing Pages Larry Kim (@larrykim)
  • 41. The Bar for Landing Page Excellence is (Very) Low Larry Kim (@larrykim)
  • 42. You Don’t Need Dozens of Landing Pages… Larry Kim (@larrykim)
  • 43. But You Don’t Need Dozens of Landing Pages… Larry Kim (@larrykim)
  • 44. Epiphany #6 A Note on Mobile Ads
  • 45. Calls Radically Change The Flow! • The calls bypass the landing page all-together (a very leaky step!) • Furthermore the intent behind a call is much stronger than a click to a website • Calls converted at a 3x higher rate than clicks to a website • Click-to-Call = Insane Landing Page Optimization!! Larry Kim (@larrykim)
  • 46. Epiphany #7 F%@# Conversion Rates*
  • 47. Eh? WHAT?! Larry Kim (@larrykim)
  • 48. Note Definition of Conversion Rate** • Conversion Rate = (# of Completed Actions / Total Visits to a Page) • Beware “Landing Page Optimizations” that merely exchange quantity for quality • Generating more, lower quality leads could hurt, not help your business! Larry Kim (@larrykim)
  • 49. A Quick Recap 1. Most Landing Page Optimization = Rearranging Deck Chairs, Small % Changes (Often Insignificant) 2. Insane Landing Page Optimization = 2-5x Changes AND improve lead quality, too. Larry Kim (@larrykim)
  • 50. Grade Your Quality Score with The AdWords Grader! • A free, instant PPC audit in under a minute! • Grades your AdWords account performance based on the 8 PPC metrics that really matter • Compares how you’re doing against other accounts of similar size (monthly spend) Larry Kim (@larrykim)
  • 51. WordStream’s 20 Minute PPC Work Week • We find all the low hanging fruit in your account • You just review / approve the findings. • Quick. Easy. Powerful. • 20 Minutes a Week can improve your ROI on AdWords by 20% or more!™ Larry Kim (@larrykim)
  • 52. New: Leads & Landing Page Management Software @larrykim
  • 53. Released This Week: Landing Page Grader!! @larrykim
  • 54. Special Offers! Would you like… a) A FREE live demo of WordStream PPC Advisor b) Get a 1-on-1 AdWords Grader walk-through with a PPC expert c) Nothing at the moment Larry Kim (@larrykim)
  • 55. Your Questions Thank you for attending WordStream’s webinar! Benchmark your AdWords account today! Or contact us directly: Larry Kim @larrykim Mark Irvine @markirvine_ Larry Kim (@larrykim)