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    544 landing page conversion optimization tips
    All tips are appreciated. Here's 544 ways to make you landing pages convert more effectively.

    Optimizing your landing pages or website to perform better is a no-brainer, but if you’re short on time or resources then it helps to have a bag full of tricks to kick things off.

    The collection of links below brings together over 500 tips on conversion rate optimization and landing page improvement.

    Naturally, there will be some repetition of the core principles, but it’s a good idea to read the perspective of several experts when forming your own opinion.

    The Art of the Landing Page: 7 Tips For Increasing Conversions
    Tim Ash
    7 fundamental tactics from one of the industry’s established leaders in landing page optimization and testing.
    31 Conversion Optimization Tips – and Counting
    Chris Goward – Wider Funnel
    A great quick read from Chris Goward. If you only have a few minutes to spare this is an excellent way to get your creative and analytical juices flowing.

    108 Ways to Improve Your Conversion Rate
    Conversion Rate Experts
    A massively long and detailed exploration of conversion optimization covers the concept and discusses how to test your web pages after applying their tips. Includes some great illustrations.
    10 Tips for Writing the Ultimate Landing Page
    Roberta Rosenberg – Copyblogger
    The Copywriter Maven, Roberta Rosenberg, tackles landing page improvements from the perspective of the writer. Learn how to craft your copy specifically for landing pages from the author of the popular Copyblogger Landing Page Makeover Clinic series.
    7 actionable ideas to optimize e-Commerce website conversions for the holiday season
    Wingify
    Seven things you can do to improve the conversion of your e-commerce sites at the busiest shopping times of the year. This is an interesting and refreshing approach that highlights specific things to do during holiday seasons – rather than just generic advice.
    Why your bounce rate is high and how to fix it – top 6 reasons why visitors immediately exit your website
    Wingify
    If you are new to the idea of conversion optimization, you could use this list to help spot the mistakes you might be making on your website. As they focus on bounce rate, you should do a quick check in Google Analytics to see what your own bounce rate is, and then explore these ideas to try and reduce it.
    3 Tips to Optimize Your Email Landing Pages
    Marc Kline – AWeber
    Marc Kline examines 3 simple ways to improve the effectiveness of your landing pages when arriving via email marketing campaigns. AWeber are one of the leaders in email communication services so they should know a thing or 3 about the subject.
    Optimizing Conversion Rates: It’s All About Usability – 5 Tips
    Frank Puscher – Smashing Magazine
    An examination of how usability principles can be applied to conversion optimization. As with all Smashing Magazine articles, there are great examples to complement the writing.
    31 quick points to instantly understand online conversion
    Khalid Saleh – Invesp
    A really solid introduction to the concept of conversion and a focus on Pay Per Click (PPC) campaign marketing.
    10 techniques for an effective ‘call to action’
    Paul Boag
    10 ways to improve the quality and convertability of your pages by focusing on the Call To Action. Tips include discussion of position, design and messaging.
    13 quick tips to increase online conversion rate via building trust
    Ayat Shukairy – Invesp
    Trust is a fundamental element of brand and conversion success and is the focus of this article. Ways to increase trust and the resulting improvements in conversion rate are discussed.
    6 Tips For Improving High Bounce / Low Conversion Web Pages
    Avinash Kaushik
    Reduce the bounce rate of your landing pages by collecting and understanding customer insight. An excellent perspective on the importance of knowing who your customers are. Lots of examples are provided to illustrate each point.
    The 6 Landing Page Conversion Rate Factors
    Chris Goward – Wider Funnel
    Wider Funnel breaks down the 6 key factors required to improve the lift of your conversion rate.
    10 Landing Page Optimization Tactics
    Larry Chase
    10 ways to improve your return on investment by optimizing your landing pages.
    7 Rules for Landing Page Optimization
    Jonathan Mendez
    Another quick introduction to the concept of landing page optimization. #4 is a good rule to follow to help give your conversions a bit of last minute pep.
    14 Instant Landing Page Upgrades
    Ian – Conversation Marketing
    14 suggestions for how to improve your landing pages for PPC and email marketing campaigns.
    10 Tips for Lead Generation Landing Pages
    Lee Odden & Jon Miller
    Lead generation is the primary goal of landing pages for B2B marketing. In this post 10 tips are provided focused around capturing more leads to reduce your cost per acquisition.
    5 Successful Landing Page Optimization Tips
    Alex Chia
    Discussion of affiliate marketing and the use of professional design to improve the performance of your landing pages.
    30+ principles to a better landing page design
    Khalid Saleh
    More than 30 tips focusing on the art of landing page design. The underlying message here is the importance of understanding your visitors and designing in a manner that communicates to them correctly.
    Design To Sell: 8 Useful Tips To Help Your Website Convert
    Dmitry Fadeyev – Smashing Magazine
    How to add a marketing element to your design skills – part 1 of a 2 part series.
    7 More Useful Tips To Help Your Site Convert
    Dmitry Fadeyev – Smashing Magazine
    The second article from Dmitry on designing for conversion optimization. As usual there are a lot of good visual examples presented to illustrate each point.
    Landing Page Optimization For Dummies – 30 Points from the Cheat Sheet
    Michael Harwood
    An overview taken from a book in the popular Dummies series.
    10 Landing Page Optimization Tips
    Jose Uzcategui
    10 best practices and a list of resource links surrounding the idea of optimizing Calls to Action (CTAs).
    5 Landing Page Optimization Tips
    Karen Scharf
    5 tips including one that talks about the importance of what you do on your thank-you page – an often overlooked facet of full-funnel conversion optimization (the parting gesture).
    Top 10 Landing Page Optimization Tips
    Dilip Shaw
    10 best practices tips that discuss the optimization of a landing page and why optimization is different to landing page design.
    7 Tips To Increase Landing Page Conversions
    Lauren Vaccarello – Search Engine Journal
    Simple tips presented clearly with good working examples which aid understanding through extended context.
    Conversion Magnet: 10 Tips to Creating a Brilliant Landing Page
    Matt Jurmann
    Example websites are examined in Matt’s list of 10 landing page conversion tips. He goes into a lot of depth on each point, making it a worthy read.
    Optimizing Conversion Rates: Less Effort, More Customers – 3 Tips
    Frank Puscher – Smashing Magazine
    The theme of this post focuses on the online shopping world, and how to increase your success via better and more suitable advertising and increased trust factors. Includes an interesting comparison of different approaches to shipping costs.
    12 Tips For Designing an Excellent Checkout Process to Improve Conversions
    Dmitry Fadeyev – Smashing Magazine
    The checkout process is a classic conversion process that should receive a lot of focus from usability and optimization experts. In this post Dmitry talks about not requiring registration, being transparent about availability and keeping the experience simple and focused.
    7 Tips to Increase your Landing Page Conversion Rate
    DeWitt’s Media
    15 Common Mistakes in E-Commerce Design
    Cameron Chapman – Smashing Magazine
    I like this approach. By focusing on what NOT to do, Cameron is helping you spot your own mistakes and correct them before they have too big of an impact on your conversion rate. Attention is focused on e-commerce.
    101 Landing Page Optimization Tips
    Oli Gardner – Unbounce
    I couldn’t offer up this list without including my own now could I? In this downloadable PDF you’ll find 101 opinionated tips on all aspects of landing page optimization: from the fundamentals, through trust, testing and how to leverage best practices in your personal workflow to ensure better performing pages.
    21Things That Best Converting Websites Know That You Don’t
    Taken from a Bryan Eisenberg presentation
    So what do the best converting websites have in common? Read on for 21 tips…
    Top 50 Google Website Optimizer Tips on What to Test
    Kayden
    A nice quick list on the types of things you should do when testing your landing pages with GWO.
    105 User Experience Tips: How to Seduce Ecommerce Visitors to Buy
    Darren DeMatas – Intertwine Marketing
    A roundup of useful ecommerce tips with screenshots.

    Thanks to all the websites and authors listed for their great conversion optimization tips.

    Making the web convert better – 1 tip at a time.

    Did I Miss Any Tips? Share Yours Below.

    If you have any articles on the subject of conversion rate optimization or landing page optimization, then please share below.

    Or add your own tip like Ben did in the comments.

    Oli Gardner

    About Oli Gardner
    Unbounce co-founder Oli Gardner has seen more landing pages than anyone on the planet. He’s obsessed with identifying and reversing bad marketing practices, and his disdain for marketers who send campaign traffic to their homepage is legendary, resulting in landing page rants that can peel paint off an unpainted wall. A prolific international keynote speaker, Oli is on a mission to rid the world of marketing mediocrity by using data-informed copywriting, design, interaction, and psychology to create a more delightful experience for marketers and customers alike. He was recently named the "The 2018 Marketer to Watch," in the under 46 category, by his mother.
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