Writesonic Writes Own Review Using The AI-Powered Copywriting Tool

This might shock you, but the following article was written using Artificial Intelligence(AI). It was a challenge that I recently discussed with a friend and I wanted to put it to the test. Is AI ready to produce long-form content? Honestly, I can’t think a better topic to try this out than making this tool write self-review . Continue reading to learn when a robot will take your job.

Before we begin. Something that you might not know is that for AI-powered tools depend on the input quality. It’s very important to get high-quality inputs. As in other areas of life – garbage in, garbage out. For this reason, I focused for the input to be high-grade human copy.

In short, I used Writesonic and AI-powered copywriting tool I acquired on an AppSumo deal, and this is how was this article written.

  1. Select Topic and Title
  2. Use the Blog Outline Generator to write an outline
  3. Write Article Intro – here, I generated a few different variations as I wasn’t happy with the end result
  4. Use the article writer to expand on each section
  5. Use the Article Intro Writer to create an intro.
  6. Review our T-800 powered article

This is the outline that we got from the tool.

Section 1: What is Writesonic?
Section 2: Why use an AI powered writer?
Subsection 2.1: If you don’t have time to write your blog posts
Subsection 2.2: If you’re not a native English speaker
Subsection 2.3: If you’re not interested in blogging
Section 3: How do I use the AI powered writer?
Section 4: Conclusion

And here is the complete input I gave it, to create an article.

The First Draft

Below you can find the first draft of what Writesonic has provided. To be fair, intro is encouraging, but the whole article doesn’t make any sense. And the intro is encouraging because I spent some additional time generating intro ideas over and over again, until I found something that looked good.

A review of Writesonic the Artificial Intelligence Powered Writer


While it won’t be much longer until robots take over the world, for now the job of writing the blog post is in your hands. You can choose to write it yourself or you can use an artificial intelligence powered writer like Writesonic. The latter might be a better option if you’re too busy to write your own content and would rather spend time doing other things like managing your social media accounts, running errands, or just plain relaxing. With this article, I’ll be reviewing Writesonic and talking about what they offer.



What is Writesonic?
First things first, what is it exactly? Writesonic is an artificial intelligence powered writer that lets you publish your content for free in one of several languages: English, Chinese, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Hindi, and Turkish. As an added bonus, the service is affordable, costing just $0.005 per word.



Why use an AI powered writer?
In a nutshell, AI driven software allow you to write for your business, product, or blog. The AI analyzes and interprets the text you write and automatically makes suggestions on how to improve your writing. There are many services out there that do something similar. However, most of them require you to write a lot of content first. Here’s why I’m pleased to have chosen Writesonic. First, their content editor takes on this task automatically. Writing a blog post or a short eBook is hard work and a significant amount of work has already been put into it. Writesonic automates the creation of the content without requiring you to write a single word. WriteWriteTool does this as well.



If you don’t have time to write your blog posts
First things first, let me clarify what this product is all about. This is not a blogging platform. The ultimate goal of this product is to create content for you. With your help, the AI of the device will write the post. All you have to do is choose a topic, write a blog post, and attach your finished post to the post author. It might sound intimidating at first, but it’s not. You can use the app to test out the blog post, and upload it on your blog if it’s not already there. Writing this blog post, which is about a hypothetical romance between Elon Musk and Rosie from The Jetsons, took me less than five minutes, and was very enjoyable! Even though you don’t have to write the whole post yourself, that’s exactly what the app does for you.



If you're not a native English speaker
If you want to turn to a professional writing service that has a dedicated service for writing content for you, you're in luck! If you're a native English speaker and want to hire a help to write your blog posts or social media updates, you can pay with a pay-per-hour plan and get the services of Writesonic. First, a bit of knowledge As you may have noticed, the model for Writesonic is one of the latest up and coming technologies. It doesn’t matter what field you’re working in as you’re not restricted to one software – you can use any client software.



If you're not interested in blogging
What’s their connection to WordPress? What does it mean to be a WordPress powered writer? What makes Writesonic better than other similar services? Writing for a fee How does it work? I'm not interested in blogging. What can I expect to get from this type of service? You're interested in blogging. Would you be able to give us a comparison between WordPress powered writers and writesonic? Can this service make writing more enjoyable for both the writer and the reader? To answer these questions, I decided to try out the service to see what's the end result. The price I’m going to do a comparative review. I will be referring to the pricing page, in which you can choose whether you’re using a freemium model or a subscription model.



How do I use the AI powered writer?
Let’s start off by looking at what the AI powered writer is all about and how you can use it. To do so, I first need to understand how it works. If you just want to go straight to the reviews, feel free to skip to the last section here. The AI Powered Writer does exactly what it says it does: it writes articles for you. You don’t need to think about the writing, and you don’t have to select the content you want it to write on. Just insert the correct keywords in the right place and you’ll have a properly formatted piece of writing. Simply select the “Insert an article” option in the editor, and you’ll have a seemingly blank piece of text that contains only your keywords. You can choose from some pre-programmed templates, but you can also make it yours by inserting your own keywords.



Conclusion
To make the test even harder, we’re going to not only rate the item itself, but also rate the customer support the review received from the customer service department. Let’s see how this week’s solution fares. Rating Things didn’t go quite as planned. I wrote a high-quality article with an average 4.5/5 rating, which for me is pretty good, but apparently that wasn’t good enough. I don’t really understand why I didn’t get a good review or why I didn’t receive a review at all. So, I decided to write another article and try to see if I could get some better reviews. For this article, I wrote a medium quality article with an average 4.0/5 rating. Now it didn’t get the highest rating out of all the items, but there’s always room for improvement.

Definitely, there is space for improvement. On the other hand, we shouldn’t expect the whole work to be done for us.

So let’s see what magnificent copywriting gems has writesonic created for us.

Writesonic is an artificial intelligence powered writer that lets you publish your content for free in one of several languages: English, Chinese, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Hindi, and Turkish

This is inaccurate. The App doesn’t allow you to publish your content. It’s an AI powered tool that generates content but not creates it.

The AI analyzes and interprets the text you write and automatically makes suggestions on how to improve your writing.

Again, it doesn’t make suggestions, it just generates content based on your input.

With your help, the AI of the device will write the post. All you have to do is choose a topic, write a blog post, and attach your finished post to the post author. It might sound intimidating at first, but it’s not

Well, if all I have to do is write a blog post, then it makes sense!

Writing this blog post, which is about a hypothetical romance between Elon Musk and Rosie from The Jetsons, took me less than five minutes, and was very enjoyable!

It seems we are entering some dark territory of AI fan fiction…

What makes Writesonic better than other similar services? Writing for a fee How does it work? I’m not interested in blogging. What can I expect to get from this type of service? You’re interested in blogging.

The AI existential crisis has begun.

Rating Things didn’t go quite as planned. I wrote a high-quality article with an average 4.5/5 rating, which for me is pretty good, but apparently that wasn’t good enough.

My question is, who does the rating? It’s not me..

Conclusion

Writesonic is an okayish tool, I’d give it 4/10. If you have writer’s block or need some inspiration it could do the job, but as an AI-powered writer it misses the mark.

The finished articles are a mess, the information is incorrect, it just doesn’t make sense overall. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who thinks it can substitute their content writer.

As for the shorter formats like title generator, paragraphs expander, rephrasing content, writing ads and product descriptions, it can speed up some work, but I still think it take a few tries to get quality content.

In one sentence, try it out but at the current level it’s not the holy grail, its just a gadget.

eCommerce UX Audit part 1: Improve Your Homepage (Download inside)

ecommerce UX Audit - Improve your homepage

Don’st judge an eCommerce by its cover. I mean homepage, and yes, you should judge it. It’s often the the most visited page of an eCommerce store, the welcome screen your new clients see for the first time, the passageway to conversions and profit. Most businesses don’t pay enough attention to their homepage but they should. In this article I will talk about 10-ish points that can make or break the user journey. Keep reading and you’ll learn how to improve them.

An UX eCommerce audit can have many faces. There is no one, universal and correct way to do it. For example, to make an impressive but not too overwhelming start we can go with a cognitive walkthough.

You may ask, why? Because it can be done by as little as one person and as thousands (ok, maybe a few sounds more reasonable) . It also very liberal in terms of what can you evaluate and which framework to you use. A popular choice is using Nielsen Heuristics, or Baymard Institute UX Audit, but you don’t have to limit yourself to these two.

Another way to approach it, is to have a checklist you can get from this post. It’s an easy 10-point start to evaluating your home page.

Let’s dive it.

Homepage Navigation

The navigation you present your user with upon entry is extremely important. There are several approaches to presenting it. Best practices suggest to include not only you main categories, but also some of the most popular categories or subcategories.

For example asos the clothing retailer presents the 3 first items in the navigation that could easily be presented as subcategories.

  • Offers -> Could be attached to every main category to present offers from the specific group of products
  • New In -> Similar, we can either display all New Products or we can add the “new in” as a filter to all subcategories
  • Topshop -> is a brand that should be included in Brands, but asos decided to create a separate menu item for them. This might suggest this category is popular among their users.
screenshot of https://www.asos.com taken 24/03/2021

Questions to be asked here:

  • Is the navigation visible above the fold?
  • Are popular sub-categories added to the navigation menu?
  • Are there any obvious redundancy in the navigation menu?

Main Slider

A lot of companies are obsessed with stuffing as much information as soon as possible in the form of sliders. Below is an example from Sephora Mexico, where they have as much as 8 items in the carousel. As Master Yoda might say: The way, this is not.

The same goes for their Mobile website. Okay, on desktop I have a probably a stable connection, a mouse to click on the small tiles if I want to select a specific slide, but on mobile? Come on Sephora Mexico, take a look at your sister beyond your north border.

It warms my CRO heart when companies are retiring sliders and are adopting static images that are easier to navigate. First of all here we can see there are three section on one slide which is a smarter use of the space.

Questions to be asked here:

  • Are there moving slides on the homepage?
  • Are there more than 3 slides in the slider?
  • Does the mobile view also include a slider?

Include a search bar

When people know what they want, make it easy for them to purchase a product. Let’s stick with the cosmetic market. If you were to buy “Kiehl’s ultra facial oil-free gel cream” where would you search? In Face Masks? Face Oils? Face Serums? or Facial Toners? I wouldn’t know and probably they would loose my purchase (by the way these are the real categories from their website). Fortunately, there is another way. On the main page they have a search box which helps me find the product of my desire. **slow clap**

Questions to be asked here:

  • Is there a search box present on the homepage?
  • Is the search box easily identifiable?
  • Does the search box have a auto-complete feature?
  • Are products displayed while typing or upon pressing enter?

Include USP bar

This is an element I particularly like. A bar with your Unique Selling Proposition on the homepage. It can be difficult to include your values on the Product page, on the other hand, if you write it down on the About Us page only a few per cent of your users will read it. For this reason I think it’s a great idea to give your USPs on the welcome page. The screen below presents two bars.

  1. TopBar / HelloBar / Promotion Bar – which usually communicates promotions but can also announce your values
  2. The USP bar that can say things like
    • Free shipping on all orders
    • 30-day Free Returns
    • Buy Now Pay Later
    • etc…

Questions to be asked here:

  • Is there a USP bar?
  • Is there a Top Bar?

Feature Different products and/or categories

Your Homepage is the gateway to discover the wonders of you e-store. Since users are there already it would be really nice of you to offer them relevant content. A few things that you might be including are:

  • New Arrivals
  • Best Sellers
  • Products You Want To Unload
  • Product Bundles or Kits
  • Top Selling Categories
  • Least Selling Categories
  • Seasonal Categories
  • Promotions
  • Outlet

By including these links you can facilitate the discovery of new products and at the same time bring traffic to where it’s needed.

For example, lets analyze The North Face’s homePage from top to bottom.

  • Category Flight Series
  • Category Vectiv Shoes
  • Category BackPacks
  • Category Rain Jackets
  • Loyalty program
  • User generated Content
  • Recommended Products
  • Links to Content

What we can see here is that TNF puts a lot of emphasis on categories and not products. In contrast REI – a retailer from the same category has the proportions reversed. More focus on products than categories.

Questions to be asked here:

  • Is there a search box present on the homepage?
  • Is the search box easily identifiable?
  • Does the search box have a auto-complete feature?
  • Are products displayed while typing or upon pressing enter?

Use High Quality Images

Users need only 50 milliseconds to make a decision whether they find you website visually appealing or not. It’s the speed of a blink of the eye.

This guideline is in particular important for eCommerce that are in the visually-driven category like apparel, design, furniture etc. For beauty products it can be both.

A great example below. Dior uses high quality images to convey high standard of their products. You should too.

Questions to be asked here:

  • Does the homepage have bespoke images?
  • Is there a variety of images (products and inspiration images present) ?

Personalize the homepage

It’s highly likely we have different likes. Not every product is perceived by every person the same. For this reason, brands can bring a lot of relevance by personalizing the homepage.

An great example of this is Amazon. Below you can see a generic home for anonymous users.

Generic Amazon homepage

And in the next screenshot you can see the example of a more personalized homepage. Amazon does not change the slider, but it does put some products and categories they think I am interested in.

Personalized Amazon homepage

There are tons of additional examples of personalization on the homepage. Below is an example from DynamicYield.

Serving personalized homepage content and recommendations based on user affinity

Questions to be asked here:

  • Is the homepage the same for guests and users with an account?
  • If it changes, what is different?

Let’s bring this home

I really enjoy analyzing websites because there are so many details that can make or break user experience. Small issue can have huge implications and big changes might not move the needle at all.

With this checklist I wanted to give you a baseline for what to look out for when analyzing the homepage. However, the checklist is not complete. It’s but a starting point. What I do, is I constantly add observations to my list when I shop online. This results in tons of ideas that will pay off during your next UX Audit.

How to the remove the query parameter from the URL in GA4

In this Insider’s Guide to GA4 series, I will share all the practical tips you need to know when working with the new version of Google Analytics. The first post in the cycle is dedicated to setting the Full URL as a custom dimension. Let’s roll up the sleeves and do it.

Why do you need it?

  • by default the query parameters are not removed from URL and split the page addresses into several instances

Do I need to add anything in GTM?

You need to create one simple Custom JavaScript variable.

How to setup this up?

1. Go to Google Tag Manager -> Variables -> new Custom JavaScript variable

function(){

  return document.location.hostname + document.location.pathname;

}

2. Navigate to your GA4 tag, click to “Fields to set” and add a new field with the value “page_location” and set the value to the new CJS variable.

3. The page location will begin to appear in your reports after about 48h.

How to setup the full URL as a custom dimension in GA4

In this Insider’s Guide to GA4 series, I will share all the practical tips you need to know when working with the new version of Google Analytics. The first post in the cycle is dedicated to setting the Full URL as a custom dimension. Let’s roll up the sleeves and do it.

Why do you need it?

  • If you have cross-domain tracking
  • When you have GA4 on subdomains

Do I need to add anything in GTM?

You don’t need to add anything. The page_location parameter is automatically added to all event sent to GA4, but for some reason Google forgot to add it as a standard Custom Dimension and we need to do it manually. No GTM changes needed. No coding neede.

How to setup this up?

  1. Go into the Events reports on the left
  2. Click Manage Custom Dimensions

3. Add event parameter name page_location and set a name of the custom dimension.

4. The page location will begin to appear in your reports after about 48h.

Google Ads vs Google Analytics Conversion Tracking Explained

It’s just one of those days, we have all been there. You check your campaigns and see 50 conversions in Google Ads, but Google Analytics shows only 45. The plot thickens! In this article, I will play the detective and explain the differences between Google Ads and Google Analytics Conversion Tracking. By the end of this article you will understand the differences and have the knowledge to make informed decisions for future projects.

Google Ads Conversion Tracking Explained

Counts only Google Ads touch points

The first and most important part is that Google Ads takes into consideration only clicks on ads when attributing conversions. This means that if a users clicks your Search Network ad, checks our your website but leaves, and the next day comes directly to the website and buys, Google is going to say “oh yeah, this is my doing”. This is a standard way advertising platforms work. Same for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others.

One vs every conversion counting

In Google Ads we have some flexibility to decide if we want to count the conversion once or various times. Lets present a few scenarios that will help you understand what this means. This is the scenario:

A user clicks an Ad, makes a purchase, then comes back to to the website to make another purchase

Count once

In this method there will be only one conversion reported. This situation is good for business that for example want to know if the keywords convert but don’t care if they do it once or several times.

Count every

When we count every conversion, we will then see two purchases. This is a preferred option when we optimize for ROAS. We get two purchases for one click.

Google Ads attribution models

In Google Ads, the model is by default Last Google Ads Click. This means, that the conversion will be assigned to the last Google Ads click. There are several other attribution models that are available but I will not get into them now, but there is one incredible option available, DDA (Data-Driven Attribution). It uses the Shapely model to estimate the impact of each click on partial level. In the end there can be 0.5 conversions assigned to one ad, and 0.5 conversions assigned to another.

Attribution goes to the date of the click

This a Google Ads specific thing. If you clicked an ad on Monday, but you make a conversion on Friday, Google Ads will assign the conversion to the click on Monday. This is one of the big reasons why there might be discepencies between the number of conversions for the same period in Google Ads

Google Analytics Conversion Tracking Explained

Counting all touch points

Google Analytics takes into consideration all click touch points, which includes: social clicks, referrals, paid social and Google Ads. The result is that you get a big picture overview of how the user interacted with the website from all of the sources. It’s mostly click based but with GA360 and programmatic campaigns you can also get View-Through Conversion Data that adds another layer of complexity to the user journey.

Google Analytics default attribution

By default Google Analytics is using the “last non-direct click” as an attribution model. This means it assigns the conversion to the last touch point that was not a direct entry to the website. There is also a possibility to compare different models and their impact on the campaigns in the Model Comparison Tool report in the Multi-Channel Funnels section.

Google Analytics reporting delay

It can take several hours or even days for Google Analytics to attribute the conversion. A frequent situation is to see the conversion in Analytics the following day. This means you should not treat analytics as a real-time dashboard.

Attributed on the date of conversion

Google Analytics attributes the conversion to the date when it had happened. This is different to Google Ads which attributes the conversion to the day of the click.

Google Ads vs Analytics Conversion Tracking Comparison

Google Ads vs Analytics conversion discrepancies

There might be several reasons for discrepancies and lets put all of them out there.

  • Technical issues – the conversions are configured incorrectly. An incorrect trigger is all that is needed
  • Date of the conversion vs date of the click – Both tools attribute the number of conversions differently. I would go as far as saying, you should see different number!
  • Attribution – Google Analytics uses “last non-direct click” while Google Ads uses “last Google Ads click”.
  • Recency – Some conversions get attributed after several days. If you are checking a recent period, it is possible that Google Ads has already picked it up and Analytics will need a few hours to see the same conversion
  • Order ID de-duplication – If we are talking about transactions and you import the order ID as a parameter Google Ads will de-duplicate it, and Google Analytics will just duplicate the same conversion with the same order.

If you want to learn more I advise to read through this Support Page.

Should I use Google Ads or Analytics conversion tracking?

The million dollar question. To be honest, for the performance campaigns purposes I always recommend using Google Ads conversion tracking.

It attributes more conversions to your campaigns, omits all other channels and uses data-driven attribution for search. What you need to understand is that thanks to this data Google can improve the end result of your account as a whole. This means if you select correct biding strategies they will maximize the return on your ad spent. In the end you squeeze the lemon a bit harder to get more juice thanks to algorithms that take into consideration more things than we do.

Let’s bring this one home

For optimization, I always recommend using Google Ads conversion tracking. For reporting, it depends. When for example you are reporting various channels and using their own attribution like for example Facebook Ads, then I recommend also using Google Ads conversion to make the playing field more even. On the other hand, it will never be even because the models are different and for example Facebook can attribute impressions whereas Google Ads is not the best for this.

In this article, I highlighted the most important differences in the attribution models and gave you the knowledge to make an informed decision. In the end, the final decision is up to you.

Automate everything with Apps Script

The best way to bring back some sunshine to your life is to get rid of the boring tasks. How to do that? By automating everything! During the next few paragraphs I will guide you through the basics, use cases and how to start using machines to do your dirty work.

What is Apps Script?

Apps script is a coding environment by Google that facilitates coding and connecting services like Spreadsheets, Docs, Slides and others. The full list is available in the developer documentation.

The best thing about Apps Script is that you code in JavaScript which is the language of the web. Above all, it’s extremely easy to get started.

How to code in Apps Script?

Apps script as mentioned above is vanilla JavaScript. To start your adventure with automating your boring tasks you need a basic level coding.

Top 5 reasons why you should know Javascript as a Digital Marketer

Of course the number one reason to learn coding is to create your own Artificial Intelligence that will conquer the world, but there are also some other reasons.

  1. Create what you imagined – For me this is the number one reason. I often think how can I make this simpler and how can I make this better. Automation with JavaScript gives me the possibility to do this. I am not a professional programmer, but I have enough knowledge to figure things out and make it work. This freedom of expression is for me extremely important.
  2. JavaScript is the language of the web – It’s present everywhere. On every website. The internet has gone from hating JavaScript for being inaccurate to hating JavaScript for being everywhere. And now, it’s not even limited to the browser. With the rise of NodeJS it can now run on the back-end. For us, digital marketers, every pixel, tag, dataLayer is based on JavaScript. We must know at least the basics.
  3. Limit developer involvement and speed up implementation – For a lot of companies this a real problem. Devs are stretched to the limit. Priorities change daily. Backlog gets fatter by the minute. Marketing tasks get pushed back to the very end. Unfortunately this is our reality. I have worked with a client that was implementing the enhanced eCommerce dataLayer schema for 6 months. Not joking. If you do even a part of the implementation yourself it will help.
  4. Know limitations and understand technology – It’s very important to understand the basic limitations. For example:
    • Why variables can be undefined
    • How async works
    • How JS can impact website performance

Apps Scripts New Coding UI Overview

New Apps Script UI
  1. List of all the files in your Apps Script Project
  2. You can reuse code that you have previouslu written by using them as libraries
  3. Click to enable additional services in your project like GMail, Google Analytics or others.
  4. The execute button.
  5. You can choose the function you want to run from the dropdown menu
  6. Execution log to preview the result.
  7. If you want to get access to your app or to use it as an API you can deploy it to the public.

Apps Script Examples and Use Cases

There is a lot of potential uses for Apps Script automation. Let me list some of the simple ones:

  • sending automated email reminders – this is a great case for automating and letting the robots take care of everything.
  • listing all of the sheets in a spreadsheet – have you ever worked on a spreadsheet that constantly gets bigger and you loose control over the files. You can write a script that creates an index sheet and refreshes it on every open of the file
  • retrieve the pages from sitemap.xml – this is a great idea for SEO.. When you need to get a list of all the pages from the website into a spreadsheet using a script makes it easy.
  • get data from and API – if you need to retrieve data from an API the best way to do it is using a script. For example you sales data, marketing data or similar.
  • sending emails with reports – do you have a report set up that you would love to share with your colleagues on a regular basis? Apps scripts is the way to go. You can send email with a PDF report attached just by writing a few lines of code.

Where to get started with coding in Apps Scripts

There is a lot of places where you can learn Apps Scripts. I would like to recommend the ones listed below:

Useful Tips and Tricks

  • Dark mode – to enable Apps Script dark mode please press F1 and select “Toggle High Contrast Theme”
  • You can color your console logs with different colors
    • console.log();
    • console.info();
    • console.warn();
    • console.error();

Let’s bring this one home

Apps script is a power house. With functions ranging from fetching data from external APIs, through connecting with Google Services like Youtube or Google Analytics, to sending reports via email the possibilities are endless. Sometimes you will feel frustrated, sometimes you will code for hours at a time, my advise is – just enjoy the journey 🙂 .

Chris

Google Ads Weekly Optimization Routine (15-minute per week)

Google Ads Management is time consuming and can take hours weekly, but you are in luck! In this guide I will share the deepest darkest secrets of paid traffic agencies and their workflows. Let me present the Weekly Google Ads Management Routine with ready to use recipes and tips to use on your account. Just don’t share it with anyone 😉 .

Google Ads Management without additional tools can take 5h-100h per month. It really depends on various factors. First of all, the number of campaigns, the budget, your love of spreadsheets and the amount of time you are willing to spend in the account. However, independently of all that below you can find the seven most basic reports you should check on a weekly basis if you run Google Ads Campaigns. Proceed with caution these tips may increase conversions 🙂 !

1. Add Negative Keywords

This is the most basic report. Even though Google has made it a lot more difficult for performance marketers to do their job it’s still the most important report. You should always go to the “search terms” report and export it to a Google Sheet. Then go through it on a weekly basis to exclude search terms that are incorrect. Please remember to add variations. If you see searches from job hunters for example “design agency job” – exclude them. Block also related keywords like: staffing / job / jobs / work / recruitment. It will save you a lot of money

2. Add New Keywords

From the same report you can also get new keywords. It’s always good to use DSA campaigns to hunt for new keywords you can use but even in search campaigns you can find some new keywords. Adding them in separate ad groups is really important for maintaining a high Quality Score and our Single Keyword Ad Groups will be clean and organized.

3. Check Highest Spenders

Even for the smallest account with a few campaigns this is really important. Check your spend per week. Is any campaign underspending? Which campaigns are overspending? Are they delivering the desired results? All these questions need to be answered weekly.

4.Check Impression Share

I always recommend dividing the structure based on business goals. For example you can have keywords that are the most converting lets call them Priority 1, and supporting keywords, let’s call them priority 2. With this in mind you should always check the impression share on  Priority one keywords. This can help you understand the relationship between impression share and number of conversions.

5. Check High CPC keywords

in the heat of the moment we can over optimize. Google’s Machine Learning Algorithms can overbid (of course not on purpose), we can also increase bids way to high. This causes overpaying for some keywords. Go to the “keywords” report and check what are the keywords with the highest CPC. Optimize accordingly.

6. Check keywords with most clicks

Similarly to high CPC keywords you should always check which keywords get the most clicks. Even though you are not paying a lot per click you are getting a lot of clicks that can result in incorrectly spent dollars. 

7. Asset performance report

In Responsive Display Campaigns you got a new report showing you the performance of separate assets. This can be below average,average and above average. You should optimize it when you see an asset underperforming. It’s difficult to say this out loud, but we, Google Ads experts are not all knowing and in the end we have no idea how a particular image will perform . For this sole reason you should check the report and act on them. Change up the assets, experiment, grow.

To wrap things up

I hope that this routine will be useful and will help you grow your business. This is just a basic setup, there are a lot of other reports and optimizations you can do to grow your business and scale paid traffic. If you hit a dead end and are in need of help I can jump on a call and help you get better results.

A Simple Guide To Installing Hotjar On Your Website

What is hotjar?

Hotjar is a website heatmaps and behavior analytics tool. It helps you to see how visitors are using your website.

The main functions of Hotjar are 

  • user sessions recording, 
  • creating heatmaps 
  • creating clickmaps
  • feedback surveys

Each of these has a different objective and can work as separately as a single analysis tool but give best results when mixed and used together.

At the time of writing this article, Hotjar has notified that funnels and form tracking will be retired by 14 December 2020. This is a shame, since funnels those were crucial functions for power users. On the other hand there are some alternatives that we can use to get the same result.

Will Hotjar work on my website?

From the technical point of view the only requirement is that your website needs to support JavaScript. This means Hotjar will not work on AMP. 

Apart from this, there are no other requirements in particular.

How to install Hotjar manually (static code) ?

  1. Go to your hotjar dashboard, find the code snippet and copy it.\
  1. Go into your code editor and find the head section. Paste the code snippet before the </head> tag. For example in wordpress you can go to the header.php file and find drop the code before the end of the head tag.
  1. Ready! Now we can see if it works.

How to install Hotjar with Google Tag Manager?

  1. The first step is to copy the Hotjar code ID.
  1. Then go to your Google Tag Manager > Tags section and click add Tag.
  2. Find the hotjar template
  1. Add your site ID and for the trigger please select “all pages”.
  1. Publish the container.
  2. Add all the heatmaps you need and want inside Hotjar’s inference.

How to install Hotjar on a Single Page Application website (for example React website) ?

With SPA (single page applications) the installation process is a bit different. We need to use the stateChange function instead of a standard pageView. In the default configuration, Hotjar is loaded with every page reload. On the other hand, web frameworks like React don’t refresh the whole page, but they use VirtualDOM events to refresh only a section of the page. Thanks to this the website is faster, but it’s a bit trickier to trigger tracking events. 

To track SPA we need to create a stateChange event that Hotjar will detect and tell the script “this should be treated as a new page”.

<script>
hj('stateChange', '{{PathName}}');
</script>

PathName – is a fragment that you want to send to Hotjar. This can be anything like “Thank-you” // string

To start tracking your SPA application please these steps:

  1. First of all go to the your Hotjar’s account Sites & Organizations > Site settings and change the tracking URL changes to track fragments:
  1. Whenever you want to signal a URL change to hotjar please execute the code below. This will send the information of a custom Page Path to Hotjar.
<script>
hj('stateChange', '{{PathName}}');
</script>

How to use Javascript triggers for Hotjar heatmap tracking?

Hotjar gives you the option of using Javascript triggers. This is useful when your website has an unconventional structure or you are doing A/B tests. Using Google Tag Manager and triggers can take the load off your IT department. 

One of my clients wanted to get an overall heatmap for similar product pages but there was a problem with his URL structure. To make this happen I used JavaScript triggers to fire when the user entered the product page. In the end a very big issue was resolved in 5 minutes.

To enable a trigger please select a Custom HTML tag in Google Tag Manager and use the code below.

<script>
hj('trigger', '{{triggerName}}’);
</script>

triggerName – The name of your trigger. It can be anything for example “productPage” // string

Checking if Hotjar is installed properly?

The easy option is to use the Verify installation button.

Another way to verify if Hotjar’s code is triggering correctly is using the inspect tool in chrome. Go to Inspect->Network, in the search bar please type “hotjar” and refresh the page. You should be able to see Hotjar’s snippet triggering and sending data. 

Bringing It All Together

Hotjar is an extremely useful tool for improving your website. The installation is easy but can be tricky at times. There are tons of resources if you get stuck. In particular I recommend Hotjar’s installation documentation, but if this still is not enough don’t hesitate to drop me a message.

Must-know Psychology Principles for eCommerce and SaaS Businesses

Ever since I read Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini I became fascinated with human behavior. Understanding how rules of Reciprocity, Scarcity or Authority work has benefited me immensely. First of all, you begin to understand when others try to influence your decision. Second of all, you can use the same techniques to influence the decisions of others.

Cialdini was one of the first people to focus and write a book for the general population on this topic. Since then we have gone a long way and identified more psychological principles that run our lives.

These findings are particularly prominent in marketing for eCommerce and SaaS businesses. Psychology has helped many businesses to grow, one of the best examples of this is booking.com. They use almost all of the principles listed below to influence users behavior and thanks to Conversion Rate Optimization other businesses can also benefit from the learning of psychology.

In the following article, we’ll go through the principles that can help you influence consumer behavior, optimize campaigns, create new user flows and write better copy.

Speak-easy effect 

We find familiar things easier to process and understand than the unfamiliar. So things that are easier to read and say are perceived as more trustworthy and valuable.

The speak-easy effect means using simple language instead of difficult words on your website. It allows people to feel more comfortable and trustworthy.

The secret to having the attention of your users is avoiding elaborated sentences or uncommon words. In one of  the famous case studies of this effect participants rated food additives as more harmful when their names were more difficult to pronounce. This proves that words that are easier to understand are perceived as more trust.

A master in this area is Apple. They always manage to explain a complicated topic with words easily understandable.

Priming

Priming is a complex process that impacts a significant part of our behavior. It is driven by the subconscious mind and it works by activating an unnoticeable association in the users’ short-term memory towards a second stimulus. 

The uses of priming in a digital marketing can be endless.You can prime your customers using visuals, music, elements of your website or even words. 

A great example of this for eCommerce is showing the coupon field by default in the checkout. When you expose the customer to an open coupon field they are more likely to search for a coupon. This is a very good example of priming. We have shown the user that there is a coupon available thus making him look for a cheaper option. 

Checkout on voxmuebles.com

Choice paradox 

Giving users more options makes it harder for them to make a decision.

As humans we tend to resist situations where there are too many choices,  the reason is that we have limited attention, and prefer minimalism when processing things for the first time.

In effect abundance instead of increasing customer happiness can heighten the expectations and create a fear of missing out.

A great example of this phenomenon is when you’re browsing Nextflix’s catalogue and you have so many options that you end up feeling overwhelmed and not choosing anything. Does it sound familiar to you?

As marketers we can mitigate this problem by emphasizing one choice over the others and avoid having many products with slight variations.

Kinsta Pricing Page

Social Proof

Consumers are influenced by the opinions of others. 

When they are unsure about buying a product or service they look to other opinions and consider them for their final decision.

Social proof is a phenomenon when people are not sure how to act, they look to others for clues. 

For example, if you are new in a city and you’re looking for something to eat or visit it’s more likely that you’ll enter a place that is full of people than another that is empty.

Also, people have a desire to fit in with the rest of the crowd so this influences many aspects of their lives, including purchasing behavior.

Let’s see some interesting statistic facts:

  1. 61% of customers read online reviews before choosing to buy a product or service
  2. 91% of 18-34-year-olds trust online social proof reviews as much as recommendations from someone close to them.
  3. 63% of consumers indicated they are more likely to purchase from a website with product ratings and reviews.

In digital marketing,  we can incorporate social proof to influence decisions. Here are some examples of Social proof:

Booking.com property booking page

Booking.com uses testimonials and information about how many people view/book the same property to build social proof.

Framing

Framing is when our decisions are influenced by the way information is presented. 

Similar information can be more positive or negative depending on the features that are highlighted. For example, people tend to have different behavior depending if something is framed as “gain” (you could have) or “loss” (don´t miss out). This is because consumers avoid risks when presented with gain frames and seek chances when faced with a loss frame.

Another example marketers can use is that people tend to choose options that have higher numbers, as our bias believes that higher is better. 

Framing can affect behavior so, it’s essential to understand how we can use it to be more influential when talking to potential customers.

1.Visual frames

Visual frames are related to factors such as color, font size, font style, or even body language all these play a huge role in getting the attention of potential clients and persuade them to make a purchase.

2. Value frames 

Value frames are used to make us feel that we are getting a better deal or offer than we really are. Higher numbers tend to mean better value. For example getting $120 off instead of 20% discount.

3.Positive and negative frames 

When you make people feel like they are losing something, people tend to fear and take action to avoid losses. So when we may lose out on a good deal, we are encouraged to take action.

Hick´s Law

The principal idea of Hick’s law is that the more choices available, the more time users take to make their decisions.

In life and in work it’s always recommendable to keep things simple. This also applies to UX design.

For a marketer and a designer it’s essential to know Hick’s Law. With this in mind you can examine how many options you give the user and how it affects the decision-making process.

If you look around you’ll find many other examples of Hick’s Law. For example, in a menu at a restaurant. Having a limited choice can be a good thing, because customers will make a decision faster. If your business is all about turnover you should think about carrying a selected but limited inventory.

However, this law doesn’t apply to every situation, especially the ones that need deep analysis. When there is a lot of different factors to examine and take into consideration the decision process is long by default and Hick’s law does not affect the decision as strongly.

Asana vs Basecamp pricing options

Zeigarnik effect

Our brain is programmed to remember incomplete or interrupted actions more

Imagine this – you leave work just before sending the last important email and you keep it on your mind until you finally click send. Problems like this, that aren’t completed give us a sensation of stress. This is also the reason why we tend to think about things that still have to be done, but which we have been postponing for ages. In marketing this type of situation encourages customers to pursue certain actions. 

For example, if you integrate  the Zeigarnik effect into your website, you can ensure a longer browsing  time on it. A great way of making this happen is showing percentages in certain processes such as registration, checkout or shipping process. When users move from one stage to another you should inform about progress to keep them engaged.

You can apply this principle also in news and blog posts by giving your readers an insight of the headline combined with a short teaser text, this will encourage them to keep reading. 

Miller’s Law 

An average person is capable of storing 5–9 elements in short-term memory. 

The number varies depending on the kind of information required to memorize (sound, taste, image, number).

You can apply this law on your website by organizing your products in groups from 5 to 9 categories instead of listing all of them. This way you help your customers find what they need faster.

This is especially useful for new customers because it allows them to familiarize themselves with the structure and organization of the site.

Miller´s Law also highlights the importance of proper planning in the design process, because as you add more features to a product your interface must be able to accommodate those without modifying the visual foundation of what you built.

Another important thing to keep in mind next time you’re about to create a campaign or improve your website is that most successful tag-lines are never longer than seven words.

Confirmation Bias

We interpret things based on our preconceptions and we give more credit to  information we believe in and ignore the one that we think is wrong.

The reason for this phenomenon is because the chemicals in our brain fabricate incoming data to intensify our perception of the world: emphasising supportive evidence and minimizing anything contrary.

A clear example of this is that people still buy supplements, even though studies have shown that they are useless because we have been told they are good for our health. 

As marketers, we can benefit from this by pointing out our target’s beliefs around our products and services and then provide the evidence that confirms those beliefs. And once we’ve achieved a level of brand awareness, we can use confirmation bias to reinforce what consumers “already know” about us. 

Cashless Effect

It has been proven that consumers are more willing to pay when there is no physical money involved in a transaction, this is called the Cashless effect. 

Therefore, when users pay with a credit card it makes them feel more comfortable because they are actually not seeing the amount of money  they are spending.

This effect occurs in any situation where digital forms of payment are used instead of cash. People tend to be much looser with their money when it only exists in a digital form, and often spend more money that they wouldn’t if they had to make the same transaction with physical cash.

Take the example of Apple & Amazon who have been capitalizing on the pain of paying by introducing new technologies such as Apple Pay, which involves Apple users simply waving their gadgets in order to pay for purchases and Amazon’s patented “1 click ordering” technology. 

Von Restorff Effect

When multiple similar objects are present, the one that differs from the rest is most likely to be remembered, this phenomenon is called the Restorff Effect.

For example, in a list of images  that have similar characteristics (size or color) except for one that is notably different, users’ will notice this one and remember it more clearly. 

Von Restorff effect shows how human  eyes and brains are constantly on the lookout for things that disrupt the norm so it can be applied to all things (words, products or messages. 

In the context of eCommerce this is the main reason why all call-to-actions look different from the rest of the action buttons on a site. This is also the reason, we remember bold words more, or if that CAPITALIZED words stand out inside a phrase.

To make use of this effect in eCommerce we can for example include a banner inside a list of products at the same time providing a different background or product photo to an item we really want to push out is a good strategy.

See more here: https://www.abtasty.com/es/blog/efecto-de-aislamiento/

Curiosity Gap

This principle refers to  the discrepancy between what we currently know and what we would like to know. 

Curiosity Gap it’s a powerful copywriting technique used to create irresistible headlines that catch users’ attention and makes them click to see the rest of the content.

Please keep in mind, when you use this technique for headlines, it needs to be specific enough to entice the reader, but not so specific that the reader doesn’t need to click through.

Media websites such as BuzzFeed or Upworthy are great examples of using the Curiosity Gap. Sometime this effect may seem as a manipulation to get high click-through rates, but so do other psychological principles. The best way to defend against it, is to understand the underlying principles behind it. In the end, it’s recommended to use this method  with moderation.

See more here:https://blog.scoop.it/2016/07/20/how-to-construct-an-effective-link-building-campaign-5-content-formats/listicle-example-buzzfeed/

Halo Effect

Occurs when the first positive impression of a person or brand influences the overall perception of the person or brand.

When consumers have positive experiences with a specific product they cognitively form an assumption about the whole brand. The explanation of this is that subconsciously a person assumes that  if a company is exceptionally good at one thing, they will undoubtedly be good at something else. 

The halo effect increases brand loyalty, strengthens the brand image and reputation, and translates into high brand equity. In marketing it is a great technique to  establish leadership in the industry. When one product positively imprints in the minds of consumers, the success of that product infectiously affects other products. 

A clear example of the Halo Effect is again, Apple. The success of the Ipod allowed the company to successfully launch products such as the Apple Watch, iPhone, and iPad. 

Source:apple.com

Cognitive load

The total amount of mental effort that is required to complete a task is called the Cognitive Load.

As marketers we can use this theory to figure out the best way to feed information to our potential customers. You can think of it as the processing power needed by the user to interact with your website. If the information that needs to be processed is too difficult  the cognitive load will be too high. This means that to improve UX present less information or present it in chunks, so you can ensure it can be easily understood. Whether it’s a blog, an ebook or a landing page, make sure it’s easy to navigate and process.

When you need to explain complex ideas, create short sentences, multiple subheaders, bullet points, and use videos and images to support your ideas. 

In addition you can also use tools to help your user’s memory such as checklists, glossaries, quick reference guides, or  diagrams. Avoid trying to cover too much ground when you’re writing about a topic. The same goes for multiple call to action buttons. If you ask too much from your potential customers you might get nothing in return.

Reciprocity 

Human nature wants to offer something in exchange when something is received. 

When you give a product or service  for free, people feel a real sense of indebtedness towards you. 

A great example of reciprocity are free trials. Spotify has mastered this with its Premium membership, the ingenious thing about it is that you begin to integrate this service into your daily life, such that when the trial ends, you feel the need of having the service permanently. 

Spotify offers first three months for free assuming you will want to reciprocate

In addition another important thing to consider is that there are two types of reciprocity: material and emotional. Although businesses often use material incentives for reciprocation, emotional reciprocation offers a great customer experience and it also makes them feel more valuable.

Bringing It All Together

I strongly believe in using psychology in marketing. As mentioned at the start, the first way to defend against psychology is understanding it. When you finally get a grasp of this, you can start using it yourself.

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6 Powerful eCommerce Trends For 2021 And Beyond

Is no secret that this year the eCommerce industry has pushed to new heights. The global pandemic changed our daily lives and reshaped everything we knew. Businesses had to adapt and create solutions in order to keep up with their customers expectations.

It is estimated that by the end of 2020 eCommerce sales will reach $4.2 trillion and make up 16% of total retail sales and these numbers are only predicted to go up as we continue into the decade. This is a great opportunity for everyone.

At the same time, the industry is also experiencing internal changes. If you don’t keep up with the latest trends you run the risk of being left behind. To help you out with the coming novelties I investigated top trends for eCommerce stores for 2021 and beyond and present them in the article below. I hope you discover something new!

1. Headless eCommerce

Nowadays users interact with the web differently. We are used to consuming content cross-device and making purchases through various touch points. From app to Amazon’s Alexa. We are living in the future. 

Consumers are embracing the Internet of Things era and retailers need to meet them halfway. The best way to facilitate purchases is adopting a flexible ecommerce infrastructure called headless commerce.

To understand this system you need to imagine two separate layers working together. The first layer is the backend, which is the heart of headless ecommerce. It is an application that can be connected and interact with various endpoints and brings a truly omnichannel experience. It works as a standalone solution that can be connected to various touchpoints.

The second layer is the user interface – be it a website, an app or a marketplace. It is important to note, both layers can exist independently, but are constantly communicating with each other. 

Headless eCommerce works by passing requests between the presentation and application layers through web services or application programming interface (API) calls. For example, when the user clicks a “Buy Now” button on their smartphone, the presentation layer of the headless eCommerce system sends an API call to the application layer to process the order. The application layer sends another API call to the presentation layer to show the customer the status of their order.

Flexible updates across channels. Headless commerce gives your business the ability to update more quickly across channels, allowing you to stay ahead and gain competitive advantage.

Faster changes, less hassle. To make changes to a traditional e-commerce application the developer would have to make the changes to the e-commerce backed. This involves editing databases and code. A headless commerce platform functions independently, giving developers the freedom to implement customized designs and interactions on one side and at the same time leave the inventory source without delay.

Headless commerce can be expensive. You may need to invest in developer or infrastructure costs that can add up quickly.

2. Social Commerce

Social commerce is the missing link between  e-commerce and social media platforms. It gives the user the  possibility to make a purchase directly from a third-party company within the social media experience. For example, you can make the purchase on Facebook instead of going to the company’s site. 

Three social media sites that are owning the social commerce space: Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

https://about.fb.com/news/2020/05/introducing-facebook-shops/

Facebook

Is the most popular social commerce platform,it has the largest user base, which offers businesses a lot of exposure.

Businesses can create “Shop Now” stores, and use them to  interact with customers . But remember that Facebook is a social network and not everyone may like the social commerce concept yet so don’t overwhelm your audience.

Instagram

Facebook data reveals that 70% of shopping enthusiasts turn to Instagram for product discovery. It’s no surprise that Instagram introduced Instagram Shopping, a feature that allows users to tap on images to view products featured on it.

The next step of the social commerce roadmap was a checkout feature inside the instagram app. 

Pinterest

This social network has always been a favorite of retailers, especially because of its targeted consumer base of women aged 18-30. The visual platform features products from tons of brands and businesses. What’s unique about Pinterest is that only a small portion of the site’s content is original. According to one source, 80% of Pinterest content is repins. This is a major opportunity for original content creators. By providing new content you can stand out easily and bring relevant traffic to your ecommerce.

The truth is simple: Other people’s opinions matter. Users can easily share their opinions and recommend brands to their friends. This creates enormous opportunities for businesses to capitalize on our social links.

Although social commerce seems to be wonderful there are some cons important to consider:

Cannot control opinions. Customers often take shipping problems or quality issues to social media. Some cases even go viral. To make sure this doesn’t happen you have to be on top of your Social Media game and control the narrative. And remember the customer is always right, sort of.

Depending on a third party. If you have high hopes for social commerce, you have to remember that you depend on social platforms. Any change to their system or Terms and conditions can affect your business. I am all for adding Social as a purchase channel but you should not only exist on social. Diversify!

3. Mobile Payments

This trend offers convenience and security, so is not a surprise that solutions like Apple Pay, Google Pay or Amazon Pay  are showing no sign of slowing down.  Mobile payment technology is becoming very important to ecommerce shops. Online businesses that have successfully integrated this into their infrastructure have gained a competitive advantage as a result. 

Mobile payments are considered any form of payment using a mobile device and in particular a digital wallet solution like Apple Pay, Google Pay or Amazon Pay

Using mobile payment gateways makes the process of payment  easier and more convenient for consumers.

Mobile payments are fast.They create a friendly experience for customers and also helps merchants expedite transactions.

Mobile payments are secure. They  provide extra layers of biometric authentication which reduces the fraud chances for both merchants and consumers.

Mobile payments are effortless and have revolutionised the way customers can buy, providing an enjoyable experience, where the customer can easily checkout and pay for their purchase without looking for their credit card. 

This is a great opportunity for ecommerces to future-proof your business by allowing users to pay with their prefered digital wallet. Here is a list of some of the popular mobile wallet solutions:

  1. Apple Pay
  2. Google Pay
  3. Amazon pay
  4. Samsung Pay
  5. Facebook Pay
  6. Venmo
  7. Alipay

4. Voice search

Voice search is a popular emergent technology that will only keep getting bigger. It can improve the customer experience, drive more traffic to your site, and help you sell more.

The possibilities of voice technology are endless, and at the moment one thing is clear: voice search is taking off among consumers who already use devices with voice assistants, including Amazon’s Echo and Google Home

There are already 45 million voice-assisted devices in use only in the United States, and while screenless browsing is expected to account for 30 percent of browsing by 2020, 50% of searches will be conducted through voice technology by that same year.  

A few points for you to consider in our voice controlled future.

Be present where customers are looking for you. Voice assistants are becoming more popular outside of our homes and mobile phones. They are popping up in our cars, in smart TVs, wearable devices, and home appliances. These provide opportunities to reach even new customers and increase sales.

Develop a new sales channel.  Voice assistants are still considered a novelty. On the other hand marketers can use this channel to reach new customers since this channel is yet to be saturated by many competitors. 

Data security concerns. Although consumers are using voice assistants often, there are concerns over the data these devices collect and the companies behind the apps on those devices. The manufacturers say they only do QA with humans listening to the conversations occasionally but some doubt if this is true.

5. Personalization

Imagine entering your favorite shop and on the homepage instead of a generic promotion you see a dedicated offer to your needs. This is now possible thanks to website personalization tools.

A few examples of personalization experiments:

If you still need confirmation that this is the future of ecommerce please remember that in 2019 McDonalds bought Dynamic Yield for an estimated $300million.

6. Conversion Rate Optimization Team

Improve by 1% everyday and you will be successful. That should be the motto for every company. And companies that want to grow faster definitely live by this rule. Conversion Rate Optimization helps with this. You can either hire a Conversion Rate Optimization Consultant or build your internal team to optimize your website.

Conversion Rate Optimization is the process of improving the results. It’s not only about Conversion Rate, it can be about minimizing waste, maximizing reach, optimizing Customer Experience. Conversion Rate Optimizers have a wide range of skills and can help you with a lot of different issues your company is facing. Lets now mention why it’s important to invest in CRO.

Competitors are not standing still. Even if your company is in great shape and you are happy with your results now, you should never rest on your laurels. Your competitors definitely are not. You should always challenge the status quo and test everything. Don’t assume you cannot improve, everyone can, with a bit of additional help 😉 

Increase ROI and ROAS. The principal marketing objective is to drive purchases. This is done by driving traffic to your website, but how can you be sure that they will actually make a purchase when they get there? CRO helps by optimizing the user experience by eliminating Fears and Increasing user motivation. It is effortless for users to jump from store to store looking for the best deals using social media, Google Search or Price Comparison engines. The catch is to make users convert when they enter your website. 

Stores that are planning for the future are adopting the CRO growth mindset and put progress over perfection. We have to accept that we are not all knowing, but we err. To be sure something works we need to test it. With this growth mindset you can set up an experimentation framework that will make your company grow and in result bring you higher profit.

Continuous improvement is key. Best part of CRO is that it brings short term results and at the same time has long-term implications for ROI of your marketing activities. Remember, continuous improvement and testing is key.

This list is a result of talking to industry leaders and exploring possible routes for technology in the coming years. I hope this comes in handy to you. Thees are the trends I thing will be BIG in the next few years.

On the other hand, I would love to hear your opinion on this. What do you think will be the biggest game-changer in 2021?