Google are always testing new ways of displaying ads to “improve user experience” (or make more money), and Search Engine Watch have spied a few new ones in the wild.
LINK: 3 New Adwords Tests.
The internet marketing industry is full of shysters. This is not really a discussion starter – it’s a fact. During this series I want to talk about the quite popular myths in my favourite area of CRO. Today we address:
Myth 1 – The fold
Myth 2 – Users don’t scroll
Myth 3 – Content on long pages is less likely to be seen than on short ones
In the first chapter of this series of posts we tried to cover the email capturing forms and some basic tactics on how to optimise both form and supportive elements in order to maximise the subscription rate but not severely damage the quality of subscriptions. I’ve been covering the importance and incredible business value of web forms in the first chapter as well so if you just stumbled on this page – do check the 1st part
MSN adCenter gets an upgrade!
Another round of upgrades this month, including radius based geo-targeting options, colour coded flag alerts in the interface to notify the account manager of things needing their attention and the desktop tool now has more ways to review Quality Score data and improve budget calculations.
What’s been happening in the wonderful world of Pay-per-Click this month?
AdCenter Launches Quality Scores
From Spring the familiar 1-10 Quality Score will be included in Adcenter, formed from sub-scores for; keyword relevance (ie. CTR), landing page (and ad copy) relevance and landing page user experience (as defined by
This is the first of hopefully many landing page optimisation posts allowing me to share my bit of expertise and motivate you to have a more in depth critical look towards your landing pages.
I am a true believer of the never stopping optimisation process, continually looking for improvement insights combined with a regular testing. In order to strengthen this point, there is no better place to start than our own website…
Sitting in the shadow of Google as the secondary PPC tool often leaves Facebook neglected and misunderstood as a PPC medium. The active users on search engines are a world apart from the passive audience, and while ad copy strategy is the immediate distinction between the two the management of profile targeting and ‘ad burnout’ isn’t hard if time is invested.
Online user testing solutions like Usertesting.com became incredibly popular during last couple of years. Providing fast and easy to set up test platform, it’s not a surprise they’ve got included into regularly used set of tools for both CRO agencies, international web enterprises and thousands of small companies.
So why might online user testing not be right for you?
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