Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO)

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What is conversion rate optimisation (CRO) and why do you need it?

This revised and updated beginner’s guide answers the following questions: What is a conversion? What is CRO? And what are some key techniques you can use to optimise your conversion rate?

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Ecommerce Best Practice Guide: Read the CRO chapter

‌ Many websites, apps, or online customer journeys do not work as well as envisaged. Friction is created because potential customers are unable to carry out a task, or the effort required to buy something online is so much that the user abandons the site.

Conversion rate optimisation (CRO) is an umbrella term describing the process of persuading site visitors to take the next step using a process using structured tests and improvements. Through a rigorous CRO process, the friction that stops users completing the task required can be identified and addressed.


‘Marginal gains’ is dead. Long live strategic marketing.

However, Wiggins’s scepticism is more than an egotist’s attempt to claim his rightful share of the credit back from his support staff. “Marginal gains” is a buzz-word; one which chief sports writer for the Independent Jonathan Liew calls “not simply a natty little tale to spin the papers, but a cultish business credo that its […]

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Five keys to high-velocity, consistent A/B testing

Massive growth often doesn’t come from one or two big winning tests, but from many smaller wins stacked together, and consistent testing means the next win is always right around the corner. Any time you aren’t A/B testing, you’re wasting an opportunity to increase revenue and gain valuable insights about your customers. However, testing software, […]

How to stay safe when A/B testing

Or it is, until you think about it (which I wouldn’t advise). A/B testing can be a rabbit hole from which some never re-emerge (we call these people statisticians, or even, if things get really bad, data scientists). This article provides some pointers to help you navigate the ins and outs of A/B testing, and […]

Consumers are online – are you ready for them?

Covid-19 has forced most consumers worldwide to change their habits and behaviors and to rely on online solutions for things usually done face to face. Brands that are providing their customers with easy, enjoyable and seamless online experiences during the crisis are likely to benefit from these forced behavior changes post Covid-19.

Alex Knigge, SVP Corp Comms, Marketing & Brand (Digital) at Emirates Airline, shares 10 practical techniques to gauge the success of these CX efforts.

What is a good ecommerce conversion rate?

Of course, the reality is full of nuance and variables, from sector to region to season to marketing channel mix to website traffic volume to website UX.

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Apple blocks open rate tracking: what will it mean for marketers? We asked the experts

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC, took place last week with all of the expected excitement and speculation about announcements, new releases, and product developments. But one development from the first day of the conference has alarmed many email marketers and newsletter publishers: Mail Privacy Protection, which Apple has billed as one of the […]

Customer journey optimisation and smart martech: Where to start?

Optimising customer journeys involves an increasing amount of interconnected martech and data, particularly where machine learning is involved. On a recent Econsultancy webinar, editor Ben Davis discussed the topic of customer journey optimisation with Iain Noakes, former VP Effectiveness Marketing & Optimisation at The Economist, and Ben Wild, Business Lead at Coveo. They also discussed […]

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Fast Track Ecommerce and Online Merchandising Training Course

Ecommerce expectations and shopping behaviours are changing rapidly. By combining best-practice methods with cutting-edge techniques, this Ecommerce and Online Merchandising training course will ensure your brand’s ecommerce delivery thrives in a competitive marketplace.

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