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7 PROVEN DESIGN PATTERNS YOU CAN USE TO INCREASE CONVERSIONS CCD is ...

7 PROVEN DESIGN PATTERNS YOU CAN USE TO INCREASE CONVERSIONS CCD is
How is it different to User Centered Design?
User Centered Design is.
CCD Principle #1 ATTENTION RATIO
Homepage ` Landing page 57:1 1:1 Homepage vs. Landing Page
ATTENTION RATIO
AS ATTENTION RATIO GOES DOWN, CONVERSION RATES GO UP
Why use landing pages?
Email marketing To all of the above
QR code destinations
Contests
Surveys
“Every marketing campaign needs a dedicated landing page”!
CCD Principle #2 CONVERSION COUPLING
Conversion Coupling is comprised of one or more of: 1. Message Match 2. Design Match
Matching the copy of your ad to the headline of your landing page. Easy right?
Your homepage is brand central station
Quality Score goes up!
Matching the design of your display ad to ‘aspects’ of the design on your landing page. This is even easier. Design Match
A Facebook Ad
The destination landing page
That’s great design match
CCD Principle #3 CONTEXTUAL DESIGN
Contextual Design In Action What’s the experience on this page?
Contextual Design Research Question: What do you think of our templates?
The solution: Context of use Show me how I would use this
The result?
“High-converting landing pages create a conversation based on context”!
*I get it wrong too. Super generic headline
Disrespecting the click Losing interest as soon as you get the click. Abandoning your visitors. LAME.
Let’s try that again
The click source The Smart Marketers Landing Page Conversion Course
Co-branding
Great conversation momentum
Contextual Design Takeaways
Let’s talk CCD analytics for a second… Are we getting the right conversions?
Lots of A/B tests flat line. What then?
Sometimes TOP-OF- FUNNEL CONVERSION DATA ISN’T ENOUGH
Homepage long vs. short A/B test
Measure the whole funnel not just the top
Measure their retention not just first conversion
CCD Principle #4 CONGRUENT DESIGN
Content Alignment Does your page tell a story?
Incongruence Conversion killing copy Avoid mentioning negative suggestive words Spam
CCD Principle #5 CLARITY
White Space Designing for delight
Too much me Not enough you
Back to the analytics… Are my tests actually winning?
Can you always trust your test results?
“Improving” the clarity of a CTA Homepage call-to-action test >> CTA describes the desire-driven end goal
New CTA increased click-throughs to the pricing page by +80%.
CCD Principle #6 CREDIBILITY
Testimonials: Text vs. Video vs. Video: +25% increase in new trial starts A/B test case study
“Will visitors respond better to a short description of benefits vs. social proof where third party’s are describing those same benefits?”
Clarity vs. Credibility
IT ALL COMES BACK TO CONTEXT !
Pro Credibility Tip Ask people to trust you.
CCD Principle #7 CONVERSION CONTINUANCE
Please sir, I want some more
Webinar registration page
The confirmation page
The result 2,500 Webinar registrants 1,100 New blog subscribers (40%)

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    The 7 Principles of Conversion Centered Design The 7 Principles of Conversion Centered Design Presentation Transcript

    • Oli Gardner - Co-Founder, Unbounce The 7 Principles of Conversion Centered Design
    • Dan McGaw - KISSmetrics - @danielmcgaw ! Dan is the Director of Marketing at KISSmetrics, where he get’s the opportunity to help the best marketers in the world measure their marketing and business efforts. Prior to KISSmetrics, Dan was VP of growth at Code School, where he helped the company grow to over 500k users and $400k+ in monthly revenue. Oli Garnder - Unbounce - @oligardner ! As Creative Director (and inventor of the name Unbounce), Oli lives on a 30 whiteboard, pushing brand direction, wire framing conversion experiences, and developing marketing theories for conversion rate optimization. He’s the author of Unbounce's "big content" and has a perverse obsession with telling bad landing pages they suck.
    • @danielmcgaw#KISSwebinar Join the conversation on Twi er
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    • what is Conversion Centered Design?
    • is better than Red Button Green Button Conversion Centered Design is NOT…
    • is better thanCTA CTA Conversion Centered Design is NOT…
    • is better than CTA CTA Conversion Centered Design is NOT…
    • 7 PROVEN DESIGN PATTERNS YOU CAN USE TO INCREASE CONVERSIONS CCD is
    • 1. Attention 2. Coupling 3. Context 4. Congruence5. Clarity 6. Credibility 7. Continuance THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF CCD THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF CCD
    • 1. Attention 2. Coupling 3. Context 4. Congruence5. Clarity 6. Credibility 7. Continuance THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF CCD THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF CCD
    • 1. Attention 2. Coupling 3. Context 4. Congruence5. Clarity 6. Credibility 7. Continuance THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF CCD THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF CCD
    • 1. Attention 2. Coupling 3. Context 4. Congruence5. Clarity 6. Credibility 7. Continuance THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF CCD THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF CCD
    • 1. Attention 2. Coupling 3. Context 4. Congruence5. Clarity 6. Credibility 7. Continuance THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF CCD THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF CCD
    • 1. Attention 2. Coupling 3. Context 4. Congruence5. Clarity 6. Credibility 7. Continuance THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF CCD THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF CCD
    • 1. Attention 2. Coupling 3. Context 4. Congruence5. Clarity 6. Credibility 7. Continuance THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF CCD
    • how is it different to User Centered Design?
    • User Centered Design is… Designing flow, interaction, wayfinding and navigation to create usable systems and products. Creating an experience where a visitor knows: 1. Where they are 2. Where they can go next 3. How to go back to a previous state This is not ideal for maximum conversions.
    • CONVERSION is all about ATTENTION
    • YOUR {AD} captures ATTENTION
    • YOUR {HEADLINE} holds ATTENTION
    • YOUR {DESIGN} focuses ATTENTION
    • What grabs your attention here?
    • How about now?
    • “Hey honey, can you text me a photo of the toothpaste we use?”
    • “If you want high conversions, stay away from peacocks and toothpaste!”
 ! — Oli Gardner, Unbounce Co-Founder
    • CCD Principle #1 ATTENTION RATIO …the ratio of interactive elements (links) on the page, to the number of campaign conversion goals (which is always one).
    • Homepage ` Landing page 57:1 1:1 Homepage vs. Landing Page
    • ATTENTION RATIO Example A/B test hypothesis By removing available options, people will be more inclined to click on the thing you want them to.
    • 1:16:1 3.71% 5.28% +42.3% Webinar recording page
    • AS ATTENTION RATIO GOES DOWN, CONVERSION RATES GO UP
    • Why use landing pages? Landing pages are the heart of CCD. 1. Attention 2. Coupling 3. Context 4. Congruence 5. Clarity 6. Credibility 7. Continuance One page, one purpose. Period.
    • Paid marketing Adwords What should you use landing pages for?
    • Paid marketing Social ads What should you use landing pages for?
    • Paid marketing Retargeting What should you use landing pages for?
    • Paid marketing Display ads What should you use landing pages for?
    • Content marketing Ebooks What should you use landing pages for?
    • Content marketing Webinars What should you use landing pages for?
    • Content marketing Blog subscription What should you use landing pages for?
    • Content marketing Guest posts What should you use landing pages for?
    • Events Google Hangouts What should you use landing pages for?
    • Events Meetups What should you use landing pages for?
    • Events Conferences What should you use landing pages for?
    • Launches Company What should you use landing pages for?
    • Launches Product What should you use landing pages for?
    • Launches App What should you use landing pages for?
    • Services Consultant What should you use landing pages for?
    • Services Portfolio What should you use landing pages for?
    • Services Quote request What should you use landing pages for?
    • Services Appointments What should you use landing pages for?
    • Ecommerce Product pages What should you use landing pages for?
    • Ecommerce Long sales letters What should you use landing pages for?
    • Ecommerce Pay walls What should you use landing pages for?
    • Email marketing To all of the above What should you use landing pages for?
    • QR code destinations What should you use landing pages for?
    • Contests What should you use landing pages for?
    • Surveys What should you use landing pages for?
    • “Every marketing campaign needs a dedicated landing page”! ! — Oli Gardner, Unbounce Co-Founder
    • CCD Principle #2 CONVERSION COUPLING …the bond that exists between the pre- click experience and the corresponding post-click landing experience.
    • The Topher Grace effect - synergy
    • Conversion Coupling is comprised of one or more of: 1. Message Match 2. Design Match
    • Matching the copy of your ad to the headline of your landing page. Easy right? Of course it is. Unless you’re lazy or brain dead. Message Match
    • Project Management Software Without Deadlines getitdone.com/whenever Remove the fear of deadlines from your projects, and start delivering as late as you want to. Deadlines are dead. Consider an example PPC ad…
    • Footer Call to Action Your offer details and a bullet list of benefits. ! 1. Lorem 2. Ipsum 3. Otherum Your offer details and a bullet list of benefits. ! 1. Lorem 2. Ipsum 3. Otherum Your offer details and a bullet list of benefits. ! 1. Lorem 2. Ipsum 3. Otherum Call to Action Call to Action Call to Action Get More Projects Done With Less Management Doesn’t match. ! Perhaps this is a homepage headline.
    • Your homepage is brand central station
    • Let’s try that again
    • Project Management Software Without Deadlines getitdone.com/whenever Remove the fear of deadlines from your projects, and start delivering as late as you want to. Deadlines are dead.
    • Social proof Call to Action Project Management Software Without Deadlines Your offer details and a bullet list of benefits. ! 1. Lorem 2. Ipsum 3. Otherum Form header An exact match with the headline on the ad. ! Bravo.
    • Quality Score goes up!
    • Matching the design of your display ad to ‘aspects’ of the design on your landing page. This is even easier. Design Match
    • A Facebook Ad
    • *may cause temporary blindness The destination landing page*
    • Let’s try that again
    • A Facebook Ad
    • The destination landing page
    • That’s great design match
    • Conversion Coupling Takeaways By matching your landing page headlines and images with your ads, you’ll get: ! 1. A lower cost-per-click 2. A higher ad position 3. A better ROI 4. Higher conversion rates!
    • CCD Principle #3 CONTEXTUAL DESIGN …an experience that demonstrates awareness of a visitor’s environment and showcases the offering as it applies to it’s use in said environment.
    • Contextual Design In Action What’s the experience on this page?
    • Contextual Design Research Question: What do you think of our templates?
    • A: How much are they? C: Can I use them in Wordpress? B: Where can I download them? D: NONE OF THE ABOVE
    • What’s wrong? The context is missing
    • The solution: Context of use Show me how I would use this
    • The solution: Context of use Pick from over 80 templates In the Unbounce template library Edit and publish your landing page Inside the Unbounce page builder
    • The result? +45% Lift in New Trial Starts EPIC TEST WIN!!! 120 extra per month = 1,440 / year Average lifetime value of a customer = $706 Total impact on lifetime revenue, over the course of a year: $1,016,640
    • “High-converting landing pages create a conversation based on context”! ! — Oli Gardner, Unbounce Co-Founder
    • …matching the style and context of the conversation* established prior to a click upon arrival on the landing page. Conversation Context *Which most often comes into play when linking to a landing page from a blog post, online course or email.
    • An example click source The Smart Marketers Landing Page Conversion Course
    • *I get it wrong too 1 1 Super generic headline The landing page*
    • Disrespecting the click Losing interest as soon as you get the click. Abandoning your visitors. LAME.
    • Let’s try that again
    • The click source The Smart Marketers Landing Page Conversion Course
    • Co-branding1 1 2 Contextual welcome 2 Author reinforcement 3 3 Conversion Lift +77% *Full of contextual references The landing page*
    • Great conversation momentum
    • Contextual Design Takeaways If you start a conversation with your visitors, make sure you finish it. Use imagery and video to demonstrate how your offering will actually be used, in a context that is relatable by your prospects.
    • Let’s talk CCD analytics for a second… Are we getting the right conversions?
    • Lots of A/B tests flat line. What then?
    • sometimes TOP-OF- FUNNEL CONVERSION DATA ISN’T ENOUGH
    • Homepage long vs. short A/B test The results of the A/B test were inconclusive, so we were faced with making a choice between the two. Looking at KISSmetrics funnel report, we were able to determine that customers from the long version achieved “activated” status 24% more often than those form the short version.
    • Measure the whole funnel not just the top
    • Measure their retention not just first conversion
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    • CCD Principle #4 CONGRUENT DESIGN …aligning every element on your page so it works in concert to produce a single cohesive message.
    • Content Alignment Does your page tell a story? Do this… Write down all of the copy for your page in a single column. Read it out loud as you walk around the room. As soon as something sounds wrong, rewrite or remove. The goal is to remove any incongruent messaging.
    • Incongruence Conversion killing copy Avoid mentioning negative suggestive words Spam
    • Incongruence Conversion killing copy Avoid mentioning negative suggestive words Gimmicks
    • CCD Principle #5 CLARITY …creating delightful and easily digestible experiences that encourage conversion, and keep your brand top of mind for future opportunities.
    • White Space Designing for delight
    • Content Hierarchy Message before brand Project Management Software Without Deadlines getitdone.com/whenever Remove the fear of deadlines from your projects, and start delivering as late as you want to. Deadlines are dead. Project Management Software Without Deadlines Project Management Software Without Deadlines No Yes
    • Too much me Not enough you
    • Back to the analytics… Are my tests actually winning?
    • Can you always trust your test results?
    • “Improving” the clarity of a CTA Homepage call-to-action test >> CTA describes the desire-driven end goal
    • “Improving” the clarity of a CTA Homepage call-to-action test >> CTA describes what will happen on the next screen
    • New CTA increased click-throughs to the pricing page by +80%. Looking further down the funnel with KISSmetrics, we uncovered surprising results. Our ideal customer acquisition KPI ($99 plan) decreased by -22%. Hooray! Not so fast.
    • CCD Principle #6 CREDIBILITY …leveraging trust signals, transparency and verifiable social commentary to increase conversions.
    • Demonstrating credibility • Testimonials (case studies, quotes, tweets) • Reviews (customers, professionals) • Ratings (stars, scores) • Accreditations (industry associations) • Security badges (SSL) • Social interactions (likes, shares, followers)
    • Testimonials: Text vs. Video vs. Video: +25% increase in new trial starts A/B test case study
    • “Will visitors respond better to a short description of benefits vs. social proof where third party’s are describing those same benefits?” CLARITY VS. CREDIBILITY A/B test case study
    • Clarity vs. Credibility
    • IT ALL COMES BACK TO CONTEXT ! The source of traffic was an email list with people familiar with the Unbounce brand. Therefore, one can assume they require less credibility and more clarity. It might be a different result for cold prospects. Credibility reduced conversions by -6% CLARITY VS. CREDIBILITY A/B test results
    • Pro Credibility Tip Ask people to trust you. Research* has shown that by simply asking people to trust you, trust indicators rise. “You can trust us to do the job for you.” Auto service firm customer ratings: Fair price +7% Caring +11% Fair treatment +20% Quality + 30% Competency + 33% *Journal of advertising 35, no.4 (Winter 2006):101-112
    • CCD Principle #7 CONVERSION CONTINUANCE…leveraging the opportunity to ask fresh leads for a second conversion.
    • Please sir, I want some more
    • Webinar registration page
    • The confirmation page
    • The result 2,500 Webinar registrants 1,100 New blog subscribers (40%) The lesson Don’t be afraid to ask for a little extra.
    • Conversion Centered Design Lessons What have we learned? 1. Every marketing campaign needs a dedicated landing page 2. As Attention Ratio goes down, conversion rates go up 3. Coupling your landing page headline and images to your ads creates a better experience and results in higher conversions 4. Context is king, and maintaining conversation momentum leads to big wins 5. Incongruent writing can kill your conversion rates 6. Focus on message before brand 7. Always ask for a second conversion on your confirmation pages 8. Dig deeper into your KISSmetrics analytics to verify test results and performance
    • Questions Oli Gardner Co-Founder, Unbounce @oligardner Dan McGaw DM, KISSmetrics @danielmcgaw
    • THANK YOU!