Questions tagged [conversion]

Patterns to help advance prospects along the sales funnel.

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Are carousels effective?

Go to just about any eCommerce site and the homepage is nearly guaranteed to feature a carousel - an auto-rotating panel, usually with some sort of small navigation, usually highlighting new product ...
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How can I make it extremely clear that the user needs to take one last action?

I am developing a new checkout wizard for my company's website, and I've added a "confirm your selections" panel as the last step in the wizard: From my perspective as the designer, I feel that I ...
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Should personal data be asked at the beginning or end of an online survey

Given a 10-step online survey (mostly yes/no radio buttons), where is it best to ask for the users' personal data e.g. name, age, contact details? My intuition says putting it at the end will yield ...
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Pop-under: Really that bad?

We're currently discussing to add pop-unders to one of our platforms to get users to use one of our notification features. As you can probably imagine, as a UX person I'm really against the use of pop-...
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Is “Tweet to Unlock a Free Download” a dark pattern?

The Bricks seemed like an interesting free UI design resource, so I proceeded to attempt download and then I hit a "Tweet to Unlock" wall. This irked me... the resource is not free if there is forced ...
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What evidence is there that dark patterns are bad for business?

I recently got into a debate with a coworker about dark patterns. He's a numbers guy -- and I made the mistake of bringing up an example of a dark pattern for which I didn't have evidence of any ...
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How much do “where did you hear about us?” type questions impact signup/conversion rates?

There's a truism I often hear - claiming that the less complicated the signup process for a web-service, the higher the conversion rate (as a rough measure of complexity, count mouse clicks to signup ...
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Should social sharing buttons be at the top or bottom of an article?

I can certainly see arguments for both sides of this one: Buttons at the top: Easy to find, reliably positioned regardless of the article length. Extreme ease of sharing as you don't have to reach ...
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“Shaking” button leading to increase in conversion rate?

I'm just running an experiment on the UX Pin homepage. One group got a "shaking" button (the big orange sign up starts to shake after few seconds) and the other group got traditional "static" button. ...
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eCommerce: single currency vs multiple currencies?

We are building an online store to sell a software we developed. We are Europe-based, so our we do our bookkeeping in EUR. Our only payment method, at launch, will be PayPal, linked to an account in ...
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Product Ratings: Do no ratings hurt worse than negative ratings?

We just implemented product reviews onto our site. There's a serious lack of reviews obviously and we believe it's really hurting our sales since we haven't made any other big changes. Our sales were ...
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Software screenshots on landing page

I have a landing page for a webapp. I heard that showing screenshots of the software might hurt conversions. I know that the answer is to test and find out for myself, but what do people think? ...
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Does upsell or cross sell decrease conversion?

Let's say I have a product page with accessories, and a checkout page. I want to include a another group of accessories that this user can add to cart on their way out. It's a candy aisle, basically. ...
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Alternative wording to 'upgrade from free trial to a paying plan'?

Looking for an alternative to 'upgrade'. The problem is that in our web-app ui and communication, we are currently using two different versions of upgrade: the common upgrade/downgrade of the account....
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How does having multiple stages of a form affect conversion rate?

Say I have membership and donation forms on the website of a not-for-profit organisation. The form is split into multiple stages such that the user submits the first stage (eg. details) and then the ...
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When offering options, at which position in a sentence should be the desirable one?

When I ask the user a question with two options of which I want the user to choose a specific one, should I formulate the sentence so that the desired option it the latter or the other way around? ...
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Is Amazon's layout good or bad from a UX and conversion optimization POV? [closed]

I'm in the process of designing a theme for my company's online store that will (obviously) hopefully boost our conversion rate as much as possible. It seems only logical when planning the theme to ...
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When signing up for a service why are we sometimes required to TICK a CHECKBOX to declare consent?

When signing up for a service why are we sometimes required to tick a checkbox to declare consent to User Agreement or Privacy Policy as opposed to simply consenting to the terms by using the service. ...
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Does a “Wish List” help conversion rates or hurt them?

This feature is highly requested by my clients but I'd like to hear some other perspective on it, some actual numbers wouldn't hurt either. I think it will do nothing but: Make the objective of ...
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On TV, when you see an infomercial, why do they use jarring colors?

When you see an infomercial "buy now" type commercial on TV, they always use the jarring contrast of big yellow font on a blue background with a small viewport of video displaying the product. Does ...
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Is inline validation convenient on pre filled form fields?

I have a form which partly pre-fills after filling in an address field. Is it convenient to give green check marks on the fields they didn't fill in themself?
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Better purchase conversions for single page vs. multiple?

I'm mocking up a page for purchasing our product, and I'm wondering is it better to do everything on one page or split the ordering and payment into two different pages? Anyone have empirical data on ...
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Would you hide prices for a B2B software on products' public site?

I'm working on a cloud based B2B software and top management is insisting we don't show the prices on our public site. I can't understand the reasoning behind this. How will this affect the customers -...
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What features should you add to a homepage to help sign-up conversion?

There are a few give-ins...simple social sign-up, tours, testimonials... but what have you found in your experience that really puts the icing on the cake when getting users to sign-up with the site. ...
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How early should you funnel users in a registration process?

As part of a registration form I am building I need to, at some point, differentiate between whether the user is a 'student' or 'professor'. I've seen this handled in two different ways and was ...
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A/B Testing Homepage Variants

When trying out new homepage layouts / styles, is A/B testing the best way to do this? With typical A/B tests you have a specific conversion measurement (i.e. version X drives significantly more ...
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Videos on landing pages

Is it a good ideal to feature videos on landing pages or should their primary purpose be to signpost users to content elsewhere? I am developing a set of pages for an event, it is supported by a ...
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How does “clickshaming” affect user experience?

As you can see in the bottom of the image, the button (or link) to cancel the popup is labeled "No thanks, I'd rather not hire the best." I can see why some websites do that, because users may feel ...
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conversion rate: “Add to cart” button on product list

We are creating an ecommerce site. Like all most, we display all our products in a grid form. Our PM suggested we have "add to cart" right under the product image so customers can quickly add items to ...
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Evidence of a difference in conversion rate between a “ghost” and a “traditional” button?

Many new sites have been applying the "Ghost Buttons" in landing pages. Same people are saying this is a new trend of 2014. I think with the “ghost button” we have a beautiful and clean design. But ...
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Best way to align 15 form fields for high conversion

Im currently trying to come up with a better way of laying out the following form: As it is a lead generating form, and present at PPC landing pages it is currently aligned in columns like that to ...
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What do Sample Size and Effect Size mean in terms of A/B testing?

What does "Sample size" and "effect size" means in terms of A/B testing? Can anyone explain in simple words with an example?
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The most intuitive way to input credit card expiry dates [duplicate]

So the two options I am considering is a drop down for months, showing the number followed by an abbreviated month, e.g. 02 Feb. Or a text field, that splits the numbers into the format MM / YY. With ...
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Which spot has the best conversion in the grid layout?

We are going to show popup with 6 different offers, positioned by 3 in two rows. Of the these 6 offers, 2 are really beneficial for us (say, have high reward for click). Common sense says that we ...
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Is there any research into whether using the word “free” in a call to action button or any offer would enhance conversions

I was just responding to a question and I was wondering if there was there was any research into whether the usage of the word "Free" in a call to action button (CTA) or even a offer enhances the ...
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Registration Button Research

I'm redesigning the registration page for my website, and I'm wondering if anyone has come across any research relating to the affects of different wording and colors for the registration button? How ...
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How to guide users to the correct download?

I'm new to StackExchange and found this page because I have an unsolved problem: We have several products. For this we offer two setups for download. One is for some sort of file synchronization (...
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Are carousels effective on non-Ecommerce sites [duplicate]

We run digital magazine websites. We use a carousel to feature content. Since we are interested in the user clicking through to view the content, and not converting them to anything (these are inhouse ...
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Conversion rates for captive user systems

In the Real World, conversion rates and bounce rates bundle together factors of frustration, fun, efficiency, and cognitive load in a couple convenient metrics. I work in an enterprise environment in ...
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Do “text seals” increase conversions on payment forms?

Generally, studies find that having trust seals like Norton or Verisign increase conversions on credit card entry forms. Is there any evidence that homebrew "text seals" do the same when compared to ...
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Is left hand / vertical navigation worth the space it uses?

For e-commerces sites we often see side navigation, comprising of many other categories, in the hope the the visitor will see them, and go to these other categories and buy more items. In reality this ...
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Is content teasing effective?

so lately I've been wondering, if there's any research on efficiency of content teasers, and by that I mean blurred content (for example: answers to questions) with registration button. My main ...
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Does showing items in decreasing order of prices help in conversion

I was asked to show 4 items in a featured products list which would be below the hero image in the site. The client recommended showing the most expensive items last suggesting that people might get ...
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A/B Testing Home Page of an Ecommerce Site

I am very new to any sort of website testing (please be gentle!), and I have some questions (mostly just for my own understanding) about A/B testing an ecommerce site's home page. The company I work ...
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Repeating elements of a page to ensure they're noticed?

Does anyone have any experience with the effects of repeating an element on a page to ensure it is noticed (and hopefully used!). In my case, it's the search function I want to bring to light - ...
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How can I improve conversion without user testing?

I work as a UI/UX designer. I have a good understanding of UI, but my UX is not as great. I spent a lot of time this week looking up topics on conversion, and ways to increase conversion rate. Most of ...
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For shopping cart, use a session or cookie?

My current site uses a session to store all the items in a customers shopping cart. Of course a session will only last so long, so if the visitors came back in perhaps a few hours, or even the next ...
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How to drive conversion in a website?

I've built a website for a startup. The websites purpose is to convert the visitors (mostly iPhone developers) to register to the beta of the SDK that the website presents. Out of about 100 visitors ...
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What number of social share buttons has highest share rate?

Does having only one sharing button lead to content being shared more? Many buttons makes harder choice for user and make some distraction. With one social button, the user might not be prefer this ...
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Form Field Shape & Usability/Conversion Rates - Boxes vs Material Design Lines

I was wondering if there has been any usability research on the shape of form fields. I'm mainly interested if using the line form field popularized in material design introduces any usability issues. ...