Understanding Online Marketing, Part 3: Conversion

Understanding Online Marketing Conversion CTAIn this installment of our Understanding Online Marketing series, we’ll be focusing on conversion — for your home page and subpages.

Since this term may not be familiar to you, let’s start off with a brief definition.

What is Conversion?

Conversion is a strategy that takes a website visitor from where they are, to where you want them to go. For example, a visitor lands on your homepage, and the next step you’d like them to take is to call you. Or, as in the Dollar Shave Club example below, if you’re selling a product the next desired step might be for the visitor to make a purchase.

How Do We Do This?

More often than not, the way we can encourage these next steps is through the use of a call-to-action (CTA), which usually takes the form of a button.

F-Zone Conversion HotspotsFor desktop sites, the optimal area to place a CTA button is somewhere within the “F-Zone,” which is where the human eye is naturally drawn on a web page. But as we saw in our recent article, Web Design & the Art of Conversion, this doesn’t always have to be the case.

Here are some examples of a solid conversion strategy for desktop and mobile homepages and subpages …

Desktop Homepage Conversion

In this example, Dollar Shave Club serves up a beautiful call-to-action. Just a few words clarify what the potential customer can expect. This is followed by a clear, easy to find button that says, “Do It.”

It’s interesting to note that in this case, the CTA button is NOT in the F-Zone … but the big, fat headline is. This headline, subhead and six words of copy all direct the eye to the call-to-action.
Navigation and Homepage User Experience UX

Desktop Subpage Conversion

In this subpage example, the button sits near the top of the page, within the F-zone. In addition to placing this button within a highly visible area, there are other benefits:

  • It’s a good User Experience. If the user is ready to get in touch with Cuppa SEO, I’ve just made it incredibly easy for them.
  • This button placement also translates well into mobile design best practices, so the hierarchy of the subpage can remain intact for a cohesive brand experience.

Conversion Call-to-Action CTA Subpage


Mobile Homepage 

Cuppa SEO Mobile Call-to-Action Conversion Example

Mobile Subpage

Subpage Conversion Mobile CTA

We hope these best practices help improve the conversion on your website!

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Check out other articles in the series:
 Understanding Online Marketing, Part 1: Your Website
Understanding Online Marketing, Part 2: User Experience (UX)


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