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Conversion Conference - What's in YOUR toolkit?



This set of slides lists 12 practical tools, techniques or services you can use to improve conversion rates....

This set of slides lists 12 practical tools, techniques or services you can use to improve conversion rates.

There are handy lists of companies and websites that will make a welcome addition to the stuff that all marketers should be using.



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  • User centred design is the Agile technique we use to get stuff right, first time (click) You can think of the technology expression as being our online brand (click) that generates feelings about us (click)Being in the middle here makes you unique amongst your competitors. This is the sweet spot (click)We do continual improvements of our products - in a permanent state of designing and testing, just like Dyson, Edison and Jobs showed us.

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  • What’s in your toolkit? Craig Sullivan Group CX Manager@ Belron®
  • #Convcon rocks! @OptimiseOrDie• Conversion Rate Optimisation • Contact deflection and• A/B and Multi-variate testing online self service• Cross channel optimisation • Site search analytics• User Centered Design • Site, Page and Campaign optimisation• Usability testing • Test design and execution• Customer Research & Insight • A long usable site portfolio• Web Analytics • ROI on UX improvements• Browser and email compatibility • Over 19 years of really boring meetings Group CX Manager for Belron® (Autoglass ®) I get to do it with crowds
  • OPTIMISATIONA set of techniques, implemented inorder to influence customer behaviourtowards these outcomes:• Increased revenue or profit• Increasing NPS (Customer Sat) scores• Lower cost for business or contact centres• Increasing productivity or labour flexibility• Simply delighting customersWe may fail with 90% of what we try.The 10% of winners let us shiftbehaviour hugely and measurably.
  • ®Belron Testing Culture @OptimiseOrDie
  • If you go to the mens washrooms at theSchiphol airport in Amsterdam, you maynotice theres a fly in the urinals. It’sscreen printed .So what do you think most men do? Thatsright, they aim at the fly when theyurinate.They dont even think about it, and theydont need to read a users manual; itsjust an instinctive reaction that means85% less spillage!The interesting feature of these urinals isthat theyre deliberately designed to takeadvantage of this inherent human maletendency.This is my job.
  • Small team, big challenge• Team of 3 - 2 Optimisers, 1 x part time designer• Higher ROI or lower costs, without spending more• Stuff that doesn’t hinder SEO, PPC, Performance• Measurable ROI - not ego or opinion• Fast return and low cost techniques• Over 28M page tests, 22 international tests live now• Cost is few hundred K – ROI is > 50 x investment• Yes, that’s more than 5,000% back.
  • The toolkit @OptimiseOrDie
  • Insight - Inputs Ringback Phone Email Retargeting Chat Mobile TV handsets Display AppsAffiliate Exploding Tablets Channels Desktops Direct Social & SEO Micro Partners PPC DM
  • Insight - Inputs Forms Remote Search analytics Depth testing analytics interviews Eye tracking Market research Customer A/B and contact MVT testing Socialanalytics Insight Unstructured data Web Clicktale analytics Usability Competitor testing Ops and CS Customer evals teams Surveys services
  • Your ‘design’ team? Web/Online Pesky Meddling Kids? Marketing Who designs this stuff anyway? Brand IT THE CEO CUSTOMER Legal
  • Usability & Customers are the glue• Usability testing – hundreds of participants, 6 countries so far• Foolproof running our programme• Diary studies• Immersion in product/shadowing• Lab & Remote testing• Analytics data• Customer insight – contact, customer feedback, research• Clicktale recordings• Business owners – market data, customer mix, local knowledge• Customer contact centre immersion (listening)• Books, Websites, Tips & Other Optimisers• Old Test Data results (e.g. Click here, Get started, Fix my glass)• Making lots of mistakes – be brave, fail faster, learn stuff
  • User Centered Design WireframeResearch Concept Prototype Analyse Test
  • Multi channel and platform Washup Mobile Web 1 1 UXInsight Washup Design Washup App 1
  • A/B and Multi variate testing tools Get one – there is no excuse! Free/Low cost tools – Optimizely – Google Website Optimizer – Visual Website Optimizer What about higher end tools? – Autonomy – Webtrends
  • Benefits of UX combined with Testing & CRO• Reduced ego and opinion (execs + others)• Measurable ROI• Faster time to market• Increased conversion in the pocket early• Iterative and rapid product lifecycles• Faster, smaller, focused, measured releases• Continual testing = continual improvement• SLED vs. Agile = faster return, better focus• Less reliance on anecdotal evidence• Business owners part of testing culture• Introduces a testing culture• Large cross silo team now gets involved• Helps us hit the sweet spot...
  • WireframeConcept Prototype Analyse Test
  • #1 - Analytics – where to optimise? • It depends on your site... • High traffic entry pages • High dropout or bail pages • Key value pages (credit card) • High cost pages (PPC) • Conversion tipping points • Persuasion points • Anywhere there is traffic and CTA! • Use a leak model?
  • #2 – Develop a leak model • How many people continue? • How many leave? • How many channel switch? • Tip! Dynamic site numbering! • Where do they go? • Are there influence pages? • Any error clusters? • What are my pain points?
  • Leak Model Detail
  • Value of leak model?• Confirmation page loses 2-5% visitors• One small change reduced this by 75%• 1 page drives 60% traffic flow to phone• Quote page has low switch but high exits• Bugs in address lookup, branch finder• Forms errors contribute hugely to ‘leavers’• Losses aren’t always big – they’re just switching• In most cases, over 50% of ‘losses’ are switchers• Use call tracking! (See
  • #3 - Session recording• Vital for optimizers• We use Clicktale• Fills in a ‘missing link’ for insight• Rich source of data• Segment by attribute/source/behavior• Can be used to optimise in real time!• Clicktale• Mouseflow• Ghostrec• Userfly
  • What do they record?• Mouse movements/clicks/interactions• Scrolling• The ‘Real’ fold line• Bugs• Browser compatibility issues• Javascript errors• Forms analytics• Visual attention(yes, really)• Visibility issues• UX issues
  • #4 - Remote testing & crowdsourcingWhat Users Do Open www.openhallway.comUserzoom www.userfeel.comUsabilla www.webnographer.comUsertesting Feedback www.feedbackarmy.comLoop11 Mechanical www.mechanicalturk.comEthnio www.userlytics.comEasy Usability
  • #5 - Performance tools• Operate internationally? Across the USA?• Customers attention span very short• ½ a second delay = 15% loss in conversion rate• On mobile, this is even more acute• Improves your Google quality score• Improves your conversion rate• Keynote, Gomez, Strangeloop• Google site speed is AWESOME• Create your own ‘Suck Index’ = page views * load time• You need to see performance from their eyes!
  • Performance resources?• Read these two books ------------------------• Use Keynote, Gomez for site monitoring• Consider CDN acceleration (Akamai etc.)• Think of the customer context (device/loctn)• Optimise key traffic/conversion pages first• Do A/B splits to confirm ROI• Optimise for ‘return control to user’• Image, video, browser, mobile -> squeeze!• Optimising batch images?• Who owns customer facing performance?
  • #6 – Feedback tools• Simplest example – 4q – bail from site• Deeper sampling:• Light touch – micro conversion (social, newsletter)• Starts key process – registration/purchase• Gets to tipping point – payment page• Get feedback at different funnel points• Review the user session if captured• Like 4Q but think of an onion
  • Onsite feedbackImmediate, Contextual, Low friction, VOCFeedback tools:• Kampyle• Opinionlab• Foresee• Polldaddy• Build your own!
  • #7 - Forms and Search Analytics• Ignore at your peril• Forms are often seen as a ‘technical’ area• What are the common errors?• What errors precede abandonment?• Validation improvements• Form design – Luke Wroblewski• Good example – Postcode Lookup• CR0 1XA CRO lXA• 2.5% loss due to strict validation• Search analytics – Hurol Inan
  • #8 - Browser Compatibility “Anyone who slaps a „this• Money on the table page is best viewed with Browser X‟ label on a Web• John Lewis test page appears to be yearning• Who doorsteps you? for the bad old days, before the Web, when you had very• Measure entry page stats only little chance of reading a document written on another• Learn about the segments – they computer, another word might be valuable processor, or another network.”• Create a browser matrix Tim Berners-Lee• Use a testing service, not simulators• Test mobile devices too• Try the ‘Checkout browser’ test
  • #9 - Testing tools• Browser testing• Mobile devices• Performance testing• New on the block End browser and device discrimination!
  • #10 - Survey tools• Dust off those survey tools and ask stuff:• My personal rating:• Surveymonkey• Zoomerang• Surveygizmo
  • #11 - Email Optimisation• Delivery rates• How the user sees it• Webmail & Clients• Spam/Junk filters• MVT testing• Experiment and learn• Litmus Rocks! (
  • #12 - Call trackingHow it works:• Rent a bank of numbers• Add a dynamic ‘tag’ to your page• Phone number appears automatically• Customer calls this number• Captures the keywords, landing page, converting page, traffic source• Geo mapping captures customer location• When the call is hung up, optionally record the outcome code (sale, loss)• Have a special number for Facebook, SEO, Adwords traffic etc.• Lets you analyse from web -> phone call -> wait time -> answer ->outcome• Builds a link between web and call, finally
  • Call trackingWhy you should use it!• Most people under-report on web driven phone contact or sales• You can’t work out your advertising effectiveness, if you don’t include phone• If you don’t measure phone, your A/B tests may be wrong• You can capture all your web AND phone, in one easy interface• Allows you a multi-channel view of all your contact sources• Lets you record offline campaigns as well with specific numbers (print, TV etc.)• You can experiment with routing, messages, on hold music – much more easily• If you can’t afford lots of phone numbers, this is an easy way to get tracking
  • Company Website CoverageWho?Mongoose Metrics* UK, USA, Canada Ifbyphone* USA TheCallR* USA, Canada, UK, IT, FR, BE, ES, NL Call tracking metrics USA Hosted Numbers USA Callcap USA UK, SE, FI, NO, DK, LT, PL, IE, CZ, Freespee* SI, AT, NL, DE Adinsight* UK Infinity tracking* UK Optilead* UK Switchboard free UK Freshegg UK Avanser AUS Jet Interactive* AUS * I read up on these or talked to them. These are my picks .
  • Call trackingWhat data can you get?• Data to keyword, group or traffic source level – for Phone contact / conversions• Splits by location, traffic source, time, date• Data on the call – how long to answer, to abandon, call duration• Data post call – was there a sale? (call wrapping)• Linkage between marketing activity and phone ROI on web channels (very important)• Which parts of your site drive contact• Tagging supports GA, Omniture, Others• Complete call analytics (including recording, if wanted)
  • Tracking tips• Make contact points trackable (phone, email, form, chat etc.) For example:• Collapsible phone section on Contact Us form – tracks intent• Phone ‘reveal’ icon, button or widget – tracks intent• Tap to call wrapper on Phone• Use a smart email form instead of email address• Use ‘ringme’ ringback functionality• If email being generated, tweak subject line• If you can’t buy phone tracking, make your own (mail me!)• See your phone traffic in GA, Omniture and most packages• Use phone tracking for major traffic groups, say:• PPC groups, Organic, Print, PPC, email, TV, Brand keywords• Integrate ‘offline’ events like returns/cancellations etc.
  • Follow the money – Autoglass UK• 12.4% from Web increase• 12.5% increase from Multi Variate Testing• 3.5% increase in downstream conversion rate• 4% increase in online conversion from mobile optimised site• Reduced call time (1 second = > 10k per year)• Faster booking time• 5.5% increase in NPS (Customer sat) score• Customer delight – feedback. Less questions and worries• Total increase in conversion (measured) = 32%• Actual increase in conversion = 41%• NO additional marketing spend needed• Web Channel : ROI positive within 2 weeks
  • My advice• Invest in optimisation tools and talent• Tools may be low cost – expertise isn’t free• Biggest ROI is optimising the right places• Need buyin? Do some micro CRO!• Grab me after if you have questions• If you have a phone number, always track (particularly during any tests)• Optimise low hanging fruit first
  • Analytics Targeting systems User Centered SEO Performance Design tuningEFFORT--> Chat Funnel Optimisation Clicktale MVT Device Analytics testing talent Email testing 0 1 2 3 4 COST --> 6 5 Series1 7 8 9 10
  • Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Starter Level Early maturity Serious testing Core business value You rock, awesomely Dedicated team Ninja Team Local Heroes Small team Cross silo team Culture Volume Testing in the Chaotic Good Low hanging fruit Systematic tests opportunities DNA_____________________________________________________________________________________________ _ Process Ad Hoc Outline process Well developed Streamlined Company wide _______________________________________________________________________________________________ +Funnel +Cross channel +Spread tool use Guessing + Multi variate optimisation testing Dynamic adaptive Testing A/B testing Session replay Call tracking Integrated CRO targeting focus Basic tools No segments Some segments and analytics Machine learning Micro testing Segmentation Realtime________________________________________________________________________________________________ Bounce rates + Funnel analysis + Funnel fixes + offline Multichannel Analytics Low converting integration funnels Big volume Forms analytics focus landing pages & High loss pages Channel switches Single channel Cross channel picture synergy________________________________________________________________________________________________ +Regular usability + All channel view Analytics + Customer sat testing/research +User Centered of customer Insight Surveys Prototyping Design scores tied to UX Driving offline Contact Centre Rapid iterative methods Low budget Session replay Layered feedback testing and using online usability Mini product tests design All promotion Onsite feedback driven by testing________________________________________________________________________________________________ Continual Mission Get buyin Prove ROI Scale the testing Mine value improvement
  • Further reading… Email : Twitter : @OptimiseOrDie
  • CRO and Testing resources• 101 Landing page tips :• 544 Optimisation tips :• 108 Optimisation tips :• 32 CRO tips :• 57 CRO books :• CRO article list :• Smashing Mag article :
  • Case StudyNew funnel implementationTools & Techniques: Clicktale Google Analytics Speed Trap (analytics) Optimost Browsercam Survey tools Market research Diary studies
  • The challenge• Without operational change, improve conversion• No systems or process changes• Reskinning rather than repurpose
  • The response• 10 week user centred design• Build prototype, test in lab, washup session• Rinse and repeat• Do 3 x channels week by week – Mobile, App, Web• Amazing cross synergy• 1 week sprint is tough work• 4 builds – then ready to optimise
  • Usability & Optimisation process Final Usability Final Release Legal review prototype issues left changes build kickoff Signoff Cust servicesInstrument Marketing (Legal, Mktn Test Plan review analytics review g, CCC) kickoffInstrument Offline End-End Launch Contact QA testing tagging testing 90/10% Centre Launch Monitor < 1 LaunchGo live 100% Monitor 50/50% week 80/20% Analytics Washup and New New test Rinse and review actions hypotheses design Repeat!
  • What happened first?• £200k cost• Mobile and App – wonderful• New funnel – converts 0.5% better• Ow! What happened?• Browser bugs, fold issues, exposing cost too early• About 800 video recordings from Clicktale• Second pass – fixed more issues• Did more compatibility testing on 2 browsers• Made live – converts 12.5% better (10 things)
  • Takeaways• Usable in lab? Doesn’t mean conversion gain• User testing doesn’t uncover bugs, compatibility• You must watch channel shifts – phone, email etc.• Use clicktale to bed new process in• No need to go back to lab or scrap the project• You can see fixes working in real-time!• Optimize and fix as you go• Rapid iterative changes, instead of SLED