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5 Conversion Rate Hacks That Yield
Massive 3-5x Conversion Rate
Improvements
Brought to you by:
www.wordstream.com/learn
#...
#convcon @larrykim
Download Slides Here:
http://bit.ly/bigCRO
3 Random Facts
About Me
(@larrykim)
1. Crazy About PPC Marketing!!
#convcon @larrykim
3. Originally From Winnipeg, Canada!2. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada
Actual Photos of Boston From February This Year
#convcon @larrykim
Photos of WordStream’s Global
Headquarters:
2008 2015
#convcon @larrykim
3. Have a One-Year Old Kid (#ppckid)
#convcon @larrykim
• Why Conventional A/B
Testing Wisdom is silly
• What’s a Good Conversion
Rate?
• Reviewing The Top 10% of
High Converting...
Warning: You Are Part of the Big
CRO Rebellion and a Traitor!
Epiphany #1:
The Classic A/B
Test is a Fairy Tale
The Great Landing Page Optimization
Fairy Tale
We changed the:
• Font type
• Spacing
• Button color
• Image
• Etc.
“We got...
Typical Conversion Rate
Optimization Test
• The early lead disappears!
• Gains don’t persist over time
#convcon @larrykim
#convcon @larrykim
Epiphany #2:
Most Marketing
Departments Suffer
from Pre-Mature
“Optimizitus”
Syndrome
#convcon @larrykim
Epiphany #2:
Most Marketing
Departments Suffer
from Pre-Mature
“Optimizitus”
Syndrome
Typical A/B Test is Overrated
• Small Changes Usually Result in Small Changes
• X% Increase You Think You Got Probably Not...
A/B Testing Strategy Often Like
Rearranging Deck Chairs on Titanic
#convcon @larrykim
Epiphany #3:
What is a Good
Conversion Rate?
(HIGHER Than You
Think!!)
#ABdelusion
Forest vs. Trees
What’s a Good Conversion Rate?
#convcon @larrykim
Survey Methodology
#convcon @larrykim
Donkeys vs. Unicorns
Distribution
Point
Conversion
Rate
Vs.
Average
Comments
Average 2.35% Donkeys
Top 25% 5.31% 2x Awesom...
“Top 10% of Accounts Convert 3-5x
Higher Than Average” Rule
Distribution
Point
All
accounts
Shopping Legal B2B Finance
Med...
Aim for 3-5x Increases, NOT 3-5%!
#convcon @larrykim
Landing Page Unicorns?
(3-5x Avg. Conversion Rate!)
Epiphany
#3:
What Do
Landing Page
Unicorns Look
Like?
Hunting Landing Page
Unicorns (Going After
Big, Lasting CRO
Increases)
Five Incredible
CRO Hacks
Rethinking The Marketing Funnel:
Two Parts to this Story.
1) You Can
Bypass this
Funnel
Entirely!
2) You Can
Eliminate or
...
#convcon @larrykim
CRO Hack #1
Eliminate Landing
Pages Using Call
Extensions
#convcon @larrykim
So Bypass the Landing Page Completely
#convcon @larrykim
Click-to-Call is Total Game Changer
#convcon @larrykim
Mobile
Conversion Funnel
1. Sees Ad
2. Calls Business
3. Lead Captu...
Dramatically Increase Contact &
Qualification Rates
#convcon @larrykim
Response Time From Creation by 5 Minutes
Contact ra...
Users are 9x more likely to
place a call from a mobile
SERP than a desktop.
#convcon @larrykim
Force Mobile Searchers to C...
• Literally just
pay for Calls to
your Business!
• Wow.
Amazing!
#convcon @larrykim
New Call-Only Campaigns in AdWords
CRO Hack #2
Eliminate Landing
Pages Using New Ad
Formats
Facebook, Twitter, AdWords: All Have Lead Capture Ad
Formats, Allowing You to Skip Landing Page
#convcon @larrykim
Leads G...
#convcon @larrykim
CRO Hack #3
Make Site Visitors
More Likely to Convert
Conversion Rate is Defined as:
(Captured Leads / Website Visitors) *100%
Huge leverage in
changing the “Website
Visitors” ...
Shopping Ads Steal all the Conversions!
#convcon @larrykim
Price & Image Info Communicated *BEFORE* Clicking Ad!!
New Automotive Ad Formats More
Likely to Inspire Actions
Image Carousel
With Detailed Info
Call or Get
Directions
#convcon...
New Mobile Hotel Ad Experiences
Ratings Info! Click to Book!
#convcon @larrykim
New Shopping Experiences
Expandable
Product Card
Local
Inventory ads
#convcon @larrykim
Reviews and
Ratings
Compare and Buy Insurance Online
Expandable
Product Card
Call Local
Agent
Detailed
Reviews
#convcon @larrykim
Use Google to Get a Credit Card
Compare Rates Support for Regional Banks
#convcon @larrykim
Get a Mortgage!
Latest Rates Ratings and
Details
#convcon @larrykim
@larrykim
@larrykim
• Urgency impacts
Conversions
• As sale ends (or
quantity goes to
zero), CVR
increases up to
3x!!
Use Ad Customi...
@larrykim
Go Nuts With Ad Customizers
Consider doing “Perpetual Sales”
Upload Your Customer List and Find “Similar
Audiences”
Similar Audiences on Twitter, Too.
Leverage the Power of Ad Platforms to Find the Needle
in the Haystack For You!
Summary: Three Ways To Make
Visitors More Likely to Convert
• New Ad Experiences
Inspire Action
• Ad Customizers
Create Ur...
CRO Hack #4
Convert Abandoners
with Remarketing
Use Remarketing as a CRO Tool
96% of people who visit a
website leave without
completing the actions
marketers want them t...
What’s The Google Display Network?
#convcon @larrykim
These are
Google
Display
Ads!!
Huge Reach on Google Display Network
#convcon @larrykim
Weird Thing About Remarketing
#convcon @larrykim
Conversion
Rates Increase
With More Ad
Impressions
Remarketing CRO Hack: Be Bold!
#convcon @larrykim
• Set Membership
Duration: 3x Avg. Sale
Cycle
• Set Impression Caps to
U...
Remarketing on Twitter!
#convcon @larrykim
Target website visitors OR custom lists
Remarketing on Facebook, Too.
#convcon @larrykim
Target website visitors OR custom lists
Summary: Remarketing = CRO*
Doubles Conversion Rates By Targeting Abandoners!
#convcon @larrykim
CRO Hack #5
Change Sign-Up Flow
Typical Software Download Form
#convcon @larrykim
New Sign-Up Flow: Register at End
#convcon @larrykim
Example #2: Change Sign-Up Flow By Letting
Users Decide + Emotional Triggers
#convcon @larrykim
Example #3: Increase Number of Steps
#convcon @larrykim
Rethinking CRO:
2 Key Takeaways
#1 Bigger Changes Produce Bigger
Changes
1) You Can
Bypass this
Funnel
Entirely!
2) You Can
Eliminate or
Invert Entire
Sec...
#convcon @larrykim
#2) Don’t Settle For Average – Be a Unicorn
Among a Sea of Donkeys!
Thank You!
Slides: http://bit.ly/bigCRO
@larrykim #heroconf
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5 Conversion Rate Hacks That Yield Massive 3-5x Conversion Rate Improvements - Larry Kim's Presentation for Conversion Conference 2015

  1. 1. 5 Conversion Rate Hacks That Yield Massive 3-5x Conversion Rate Improvements Brought to you by: www.wordstream.com/learn #conversionconf @larrykim
  2. 2. #convcon @larrykim Download Slides Here: http://bit.ly/bigCRO
  3. 3. 3 Random Facts About Me (@larrykim)
  4. 4. 1. Crazy About PPC Marketing!! #convcon @larrykim
  5. 5. 3. Originally From Winnipeg, Canada!2. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada
  6. 6. Actual Photos of Boston From February This Year #convcon @larrykim
  7. 7. Photos of WordStream’s Global Headquarters: 2008 2015 #convcon @larrykim
  8. 8. 3. Have a One-Year Old Kid (#ppckid) #convcon @larrykim
  9. 9. • Why Conventional A/B Testing Wisdom is silly • What’s a Good Conversion Rate? • Reviewing The Top 10% of High Converting Offers • Five Ridiculously Powerful CRO Hacks for 3-5x Gains #convcon @larrykim Today’s Agenda!
  10. 10. Warning: You Are Part of the Big CRO Rebellion and a Traitor!
  11. 11. Epiphany #1: The Classic A/B Test is a Fairy Tale
  12. 12. The Great Landing Page Optimization Fairy Tale We changed the: • Font type • Spacing • Button color • Image • Etc. “We got a 5% increase in conversions!!” #convcon @larrykim
  13. 13. Typical Conversion Rate Optimization Test • The early lead disappears! • Gains don’t persist over time #convcon @larrykim
  14. 14. #convcon @larrykim Epiphany #2: Most Marketing Departments Suffer from Pre-Mature “Optimizitus” Syndrome
  15. 15. #convcon @larrykim Epiphany #2: Most Marketing Departments Suffer from Pre-Mature “Optimizitus” Syndrome
  16. 16. Typical A/B Test is Overrated • Small Changes Usually Result in Small Changes • X% Increase You Think You Got Probably Not Real #convcon @larrykim
  17. 17. A/B Testing Strategy Often Like Rearranging Deck Chairs on Titanic #convcon @larrykim
  18. 18. Epiphany #3: What is a Good Conversion Rate? (HIGHER Than You Think!!)
  19. 19. #ABdelusion Forest vs. Trees
  20. 20. What’s a Good Conversion Rate? #convcon @larrykim
  21. 21. Survey Methodology #convcon @larrykim
  22. 22. Donkeys vs. Unicorns Distribution Point Conversion Rate Vs. Average Comments Average 2.35% Donkeys Top 25% 5.31% 2x Awesome Top 10% 11.45% 5x Unicorns #convcon @larrykim
  23. 23. “Top 10% of Accounts Convert 3-5x Higher Than Average” Rule Distribution Point All accounts Shopping 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% #convcon @larrykim
  24. 24. Aim for 3-5x Increases, NOT 3-5%! #convcon @larrykim
  25. 25. Landing Page Unicorns? (3-5x Avg. Conversion Rate!)
  26. 26. Epiphany #3: What Do Landing Page Unicorns Look Like?
  27. 27. Hunting Landing Page Unicorns (Going After Big, Lasting CRO Increases)
  28. 28. Five Incredible CRO Hacks
  29. 29. Rethinking The Marketing Funnel: Two Parts to this Story. 1) You Can Bypass this Funnel Entirely! 2) You Can Eliminate or Invert Entire Sections of This Funnel!! Captured Lead View Landing Page Website Visitors
  30. 30. #convcon @larrykim
  31. 31. CRO Hack #1 Eliminate Landing Pages Using Call Extensions
  32. 32. #convcon @larrykim
  33. 33. So Bypass the Landing Page Completely #convcon @larrykim
  34. 34. Click-to-Call is Total Game Changer #convcon @larrykim Mobile Conversion Funnel 1. Sees Ad 2. Calls Business 3. Lead Captured No Leaky Landing Page! Desktop Search Conversion Funnel 1. Sees Ad 2. Clicks On Ad 3. Visits Website Landing Page 4. Lead Captured 3% Average Conversion Rate! Golden Rule of Mobile Traffic: “Calls to Businesses are Worth +3x More Than Clicks to Websites”
  35. 35. Dramatically Increase Contact & Qualification Rates #convcon @larrykim Response Time From Creation by 5 Minutes Contact rates significantly drop off after 5 minutes. Why? Declining interest, alternate solution, etc.
  36. 36. Users are 9x more likely to place a call from a mobile SERP than a desktop. #convcon @larrykim Force Mobile Searchers to Call You
  37. 37. • Literally just pay for Calls to your Business! • Wow. Amazing! #convcon @larrykim New Call-Only Campaigns in AdWords
  38. 38. CRO Hack #2 Eliminate Landing Pages Using New Ad Formats
  39. 39. Facebook, Twitter, AdWords: All Have Lead Capture Ad Formats, Allowing You to Skip Landing Page #convcon @larrykim Leads Get Emailed or Posted to You Entire Stage of Conversion Funnel Eliminated!!
  40. 40. #convcon @larrykim
  41. 41. CRO Hack #3 Make Site Visitors More Likely to Convert
  42. 42. Conversion Rate is Defined as: (Captured Leads / Website Visitors) *100% Huge leverage in changing the “Website Visitors” part of the equation by sending more qualified traffic. How? Captured Lead View Landing Page Website Visitors
  43. 43. Shopping Ads Steal all the Conversions! #convcon @larrykim Price & Image Info Communicated *BEFORE* Clicking Ad!!
  44. 44. New Automotive Ad Formats More Likely to Inspire Actions Image Carousel With Detailed Info Call or Get Directions #convcon @larrykim
  45. 45. New Mobile Hotel Ad Experiences Ratings Info! Click to Book! #convcon @larrykim
  46. 46. New Shopping Experiences Expandable Product Card Local Inventory ads #convcon @larrykim Reviews and Ratings
  47. 47. Compare and Buy Insurance Online Expandable Product Card Call Local Agent Detailed Reviews #convcon @larrykim
  48. 48. Use Google to Get a Credit Card Compare Rates Support for Regional Banks #convcon @larrykim
  49. 49. Get a Mortgage! Latest Rates Ratings and Details #convcon @larrykim
  50. 50. @larrykim
  51. 51. @larrykim • Urgency impacts Conversions • As sale ends (or quantity goes to zero), CVR increases up to 3x!! Use Ad Customizers to Create Urgency & Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)
  52. 52. @larrykim Go Nuts With Ad Customizers Consider doing “Perpetual Sales”
  53. 53. Upload Your Customer List and Find “Similar Audiences”
  54. 54. Similar Audiences on Twitter, Too. Leverage the Power of Ad Platforms to Find the Needle in the Haystack For You!
  55. 55. Summary: Three Ways To Make Visitors More Likely to Convert • New Ad Experiences Inspire Action • Ad Customizers Create Urgency • Find More Converters with Similar Audiences #convcon @larrykim
  56. 56. CRO Hack #4 Convert Abandoners with Remarketing
  57. 57. Use Remarketing as a CRO Tool 96% 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 purpose Your Ad Your Site X-
  58. 58. What’s The Google Display Network? #convcon @larrykim These are Google Display Ads!!
  59. 59. Huge Reach on Google Display Network #convcon @larrykim
  60. 60. Weird Thing About Remarketing #convcon @larrykim Conversion Rates Increase With More Ad Impressions
  61. 61. Remarketing CRO Hack: Be Bold! #convcon @larrykim • Set Membership Duration: 3x Avg. Sale Cycle • Set Impression Caps to Unlimited! • Run Multiple Ads Per Campaign!
  62. 62. Remarketing on Twitter! #convcon @larrykim Target website visitors OR custom lists
  63. 63. Remarketing on Facebook, Too. #convcon @larrykim Target website visitors OR custom lists
  64. 64. Summary: Remarketing = CRO* Doubles Conversion Rates By Targeting Abandoners! #convcon @larrykim
  65. 65. CRO Hack #5 Change Sign-Up Flow
  66. 66. Typical Software Download Form #convcon @larrykim
  67. 67. New Sign-Up Flow: Register at End #convcon @larrykim
  68. 68. Example #2: Change Sign-Up Flow By Letting Users Decide + Emotional Triggers #convcon @larrykim
  69. 69. Example #3: Increase Number of Steps #convcon @larrykim
  70. 70. Rethinking CRO: 2 Key Takeaways
  71. 71. #1 Bigger Changes Produce Bigger Changes 1) You Can Bypass this Funnel Entirely! 2) You Can Eliminate or Invert Entire Sections of This Funnel!! Captured Lead View Landing Page Website Visitors
  72. 72. #convcon @larrykim #2) Don’t Settle For Average – Be a Unicorn Among a Sea of Donkeys!
  73. 73. Thank You! Slides: http://bit.ly/bigCRO @larrykim #heroconf

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