CRO – Conversion Rate Optimisation

Most people think of digital marketing as a way of driving more traffic to websites. However, if your website were to convert more visitors, it could make a huge difference to your bottom line. Our CRO service and marketing approach is based on using visitor behaviour data and user insight to deliver results that make all the difference and convert visitors into leads for your sales team.

In fact, a 2014 research study among internet marketers showed that 59% of respondents considered conversion rate optimisation to be “crucial to their overall digital marketing strategy”.

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A solid CRO strategy makes your website work harder

Concerns over website performance are not uncommon among business owners. It’s natural to want to convert as many website visitors and potential customers as possible into sales, leads or customers.

Optimising your site to increase your conversion rate will also benefit you when you drive more traffic to your site via SEO, PPC or display advertising.

How do you make your website perform better? Sounds like a simple question, but it’s often a difficult one to answer. We employ user research and hard data to make improvements that drive real value.

Improving your conversion rate with a successful CRO strategy can help you:

  • Gain a better understanding of your target audience
  • Grow your business
  • Drive leads and sales
  • Deliver an enhanced user experience
  • Improve your website’s success
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Whether you’ve got a quick question or want to run through the details of your next big project, we can help. Speak to one of our experts.

Coast have been an extension of our small digital team and have supported in both consultancy and in our daily operations. They are a pleasure to work with and very patient.

Sean Chapman,
Digital Marketing Manager

Our conversion rate optimisation services

Following a kick-off workshop to determine objectives and set KPIs, we begin gathering the data we need to make the right decisions. We use industry standard tools such as Google Analytics, Google Optimize, Optimizely and Hotjar, as well as our own in-house biometrics research service.

We use a variety of methods to collect data and user insight, tailoring the selection to each particular client and audience. Some of the methods we use include:

  • Google Analytics review
  • Development capability assessment
  • Heuristic user experience review
  • Conversion funnel dropout analysis
  • Heatmapping
  • Business insight
  • Customer journey analysis

Once this groundwork is complete, we move into the ongoing process of conversion rate optimisation.

Keeping your website moving forward

Using methods like A/B testing (also called split testing), our conversion rate optimisation services deliver results based on research, and user insight. When performing tests we always make sure that the results are statistically significant and haven’t happened by chance.

Our CRO approach relies on ongoing research and testing. CRO isn’t about making one change, it’s about making continuous enhancements that drive improvement after improvement.

Want to find out how we can make your website work harder? Call us today on 0845 450 2086.

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CRO FAQs

What is a conversion?

The term “conversion” means persuading someone visiting your site to respond to the desired call to action. In online marketing this could include actions such as:

  • Telephone calls
  • Quote requests
  • Demo requests
  • Transactions
  • Contact form submission

If the prospect successfully completed the desired action, then they have “converted”.

What is CRO?

CRO – or Conversion rate optimisation – is the ongoing process of improving the quality of your website in order to increase the percentage of site visitors who perform a desired action such as adding an item to their basket or requesting a product demo.

CRO relies on a variety of “test and learn” techniques. Adjustments are made to a website in stages and we closely monitor the results of each change to identify what does and doesn’t help to improve site performance. With the end goal being to increase conversions. These changes can include features such as:

  • Improve the visual design of your site: People are much more used to clean, uncluttered sites than they used to be. A poorly designed site can sometimes reduce the trust of potential customers
  • Increasing the visibility of call to actions: Helping visitors to complete the desired action by making the process as clear as possible and guide them through your sales funnel
  • Creating compelling landing pages and product pages: When web traffic lands on your website or product pages, you need to make it as easy as possible for them to convert
  • Creating compelling content: Written and image content can help to create a relationship with visitors and encourage them to convert
  • Reducing basket abandonment: When a site visitor adds a product to their basket and then doesn’t complete the checkout process
  • Adding social proof: Humans typically follow other humans. Adding or improving customer reviews on your site can help nudge visitors towards completing your desired action
  • Test, don’t guess: Our CRO specialists A/B test changes before committing them to your site to help make sure that you always benefit

If you have any questions or you’d like to talk about improving your conversion rate, contact us today.

You can also check out our conversion rate optimisation guide to learn more.

We know that industry jargon can sometimes be tricky to understand. For the ultimate list of A-Z industry terms, check out our Digital Marketing Glossary.

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Whether you’ve got a quick question or you want to run through the details of your next big project, we can help. Speak to one of our experts on 0844 644 2950 or send us a message.

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