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7Aug/210

5 Ways Audience Research Helps You Customize Your Landing Pages

Before you can accomplish your goals, you’ve gotta help your audience accomplish theirs. Makes sense, right? But too many times, marketers fall into the trap of creating landing pages with only their own goals in mind.

It’s no wonder visitors aren’t clicking on that CTA.

Building a landing page that converts like crazy shouldn’t be left up to chance—it’s the result of using detailed information about your audience to create a persuasive combination of copy and imagery.The key to converting visits on your landing page?Audience research.

“How Can I Make Sure I Appeal to Every Customer Demographic?”

Marketers are often taught that if you’re talking to everyone, then you’re talking to no one.

It’s true! A one-size-fits-all approach to your campaigns will never be as effective as one that’s both specific and highly relevant to your prospective customers and their needs.

For example, your company might be selling a SaaS product and dump your customers into buckets marked “marketers,” “founders,” and “business owners.” But so much opportunity is lost from this approach!

Demographic segmentation can be a stronger starting point that can make your landing page strategy more specific.

Think about how their location, age, and place of employment might help you personalize your messaging and tighten your advertising efforts.

On the page below, for instance, the location might not be as targeted, but other demographics like age, family status, and gender were clearly used to appeal to a specific persona (type of person).

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When you consider these types of details, your landing page takes the form of 1:1 communication, instead of an impersonal 1:many blast that speaks to nobody in particular. Your customers will feel the difference, even if they don’t know the experience has been tailored just for them. 

Sometimes, though, you don’t start out with the audience insights you need to create a landing page with the exact effect you intended.

That’s when you need to do a little diggin’.

Getting to know more about the customers you already have (and what makes them unique) can be advantageous to your strategy. You just need to do is put in the work to discover more about them…

5 Methods Of Audience Research

1. Conduct Customer Interviews/Surveys

Customer interviews are usually viewed as a preliminary activity. You reach out to ideal customers to get feedback on your Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and that’s it. 

*See ya next year!*

The problem here is that it leaves behind a great deal of opportunity. Customer insights can provide a ton of value between your launch and development stages. 

To improve the product for your customers, you need to make sure that they’ve got some skin in the game. By using continuous research, you can co-develop a product that your community loves, especially because they helped inform it. 

You need to be talking to your customers all the time.

Here are a few tips to help your next interview be short and deliberate as opposed to long and aimless. 

Start with the big picture.

It’s tempting to create surveys and interview questions centered on a product feature you think will be helpful. But this sets you up for confirmation bias. Instead, focus your questions on the user experience. 

If your product is meant to make content distribution more simple and scalable, resist asking about tools your customers might already be using. Ask questions that help you understand their barriers and needs to execute at a high level.

Decide how the feedback will be used. 

You want to respect your customers’ time by asking questions focused on them. A common mistake in customer interviews and surveys is asking questions about making your company’s messaging better. Yes, that will always be the end goal. 

However, language is important. Your customers want to know how you can help them, not the other way around. So, before you script your questions, decide which area of the business you want responses for. This will help you be more strategic and help you script questions that give you actionable feedback.

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Write your questions, then write ‘em again. 

First drafts are rarely perfect—although they’re incredibly helpful in getting your ideas down on paper. The next step is to organize those ideas and refine them into smooth, targeted, and impactful sentences. 

At first, your technical knowledge of your product might naturally find its way into your document, but you’ll want to avoid jargon and keep it simple for your customers. Write like you’re talking to a colleague or having a conversation in a coffee shop. Consumers are much savvier at picking out sales pitches and inauthentic copy in the digital age than they were 10 years ago. 

Write with empathy, tell your customers exactly how this data will be used, and try not to leave anything up to interpretation.

Curated Tip: It also helps if you can offer an incentive in return for their feedback. Something like a gift card, small cash reward, or donation has been known to increase response rates by up to 50%.When you’re ready to start framing your questions, use our customer feedback tips to help you optimize your campaign for a deeper understanding of your customers’ needs.

2. Monitor Social Media Platforms

One of the best ways to engage in audience research is to go where your audience hangs out online. 

There’s a tendency to rely only on Google to find answers that provide more insight into your customers’ interests, online behaviors, and patterns. You might also look at competitors to see what they’re doing or review studies from industry-leading companies to see what’s worked in the past. 

But there’s a TON of insights circulating on social media platforms that you can also learn from.

Facebook You might not have access to Facebook’s old beloved audience insight tool anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn more about how your customers use the platform.

You can still:

Look at the insights on your fan page: Track which posts have the most engagement and what demographics that engagement is coming from.

Search for groups discussing topics relevant to your brand: More than 1.4 BILLION people are using Facebook groups every month. These groups usually focus on a hobby or activity which can give you more insight into the daily lives of your target demographic.

Use Lookalike Audiences in your ad campaigns: This pixel helps you reach new people who are likely to be interested in your business due to similar characteristics of your existing customers.

Other Social Channels

Jump on Quora, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, LinkedIn, and YouTube to find out what your audience is curious about and how they engage with those topics online.Many of these channels have analytic reports built into the platform but you can also use social listening tools like Keyhole to track mentions of your brand, monitor conversions about competitors, and spot opportunities for relationship building.

Building a community online means showing up, participating, and adding value.

To understand how you can add value, you can use social listening to be a fly on the wall who observes the typical interactions in your industry. With these insights, you can craft strategic messages knowing what works and what doesn’t.

3. Competitive Analysis

You might want to focus solely on your brand and avoid looking at competitors to prevent being influenced by their tactics or—in all honesty—getting a little intimidated by their presence.

But the reality is that understanding your competitors’ positioning helps you better refine your own. Your main goal with competitor research should be to understand the sentiment consumers have towards competing brands and products.During your research, you should be seeking answers to questions like:

Why do people like their product? Examine the social activities that get the most engagement and study the reviews for content ideas that position your differentiators as a strength.When do people use their product? If you can pinpoint when a consumer shifts from a learning mindset to a buying mindset, your landing page copy can be used to speak specifically to the trigger event that encourages a purchase decision.What do people like/dislike about their product? This is where the full user experience of a competitor product can help you optimize your offering. Capitalizing on what’s different is great but you don’t always need to reinvent the wheel. If there’s a feature of a competitor product that users appreciate having the ability to use, you have an opportunity to repurpose how that can be used uniquely to your own product.How much would a customer spend on their product and why? Competition-based pricing works for businesses competing in a highly saturated market, but your strategy ultimately comes down to the elasticity of consumer demand. Be mindful of how competitors use geography, psychology, and premium offerings to determine their pricing.Are they a go-to resource when it comes to buying a solution?Make a list of the reasons a prospective buyer might purchase your competitor’s product above other solutions in the market. Think about this in relation to the points mentioned above: social presence, problem-focused storytelling, pricing, product features, and customer service. Try to source customer testimonials that speak to your product in each of those areas. If you can’t find any, you know exactly where you need to double down.

But the most important question your messaging must reflect on is, what sets us apart from the competition?

4. Google Analytics or Site Performance Reporting Alternatives

When you’re seeking to connect with your audience online, you need Google Analytics.

This is one of the first tools many marketers integrate into their tech stack to get a solid understanding of the traffic they drive to their landing pages.

Google Analytics helps you capture demographic data from the composition of your audience, but it goes a step further by segmenting high- and low-value users so you can modify your spending to target a larger group of interested consumers.  

The power of a paper trail can also never be underestimated. Google Analytics brings you into the user journey of each demographic to see how they’ve landed on your page, which pages they’re spending the most time on, and the Customer Lifetime Value of users acquired through specific advertising efforts.

These types of metrics give you the knowledge to create more intentionally and spend more efficiently.  

5. Use Audience Research Tools

There are many tools available today that can help you streamline your research efforts to create continuous feedback from your desired audience.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Spark Toro: Helping people do better marketing by making the audience segments of publications, people, and media sources more transparent.

Buzzsumo: Uses one of the world’s largest index of social engagement data to help you discover content types and formats that your audience shares to create better content.

Audiense: Audience intelligence software that helps marketers and consumer researchers create audience-centric strategies through social consumer segmentation.

Smart Traffic: AI-powered tool that eliminates guesswork by creating page variants for segmented users most likely to convert. You can learn about your audience as you build!

Analyze Your Findings

Now that you’ve traveled far and wide to collect data on your target audience, it’s time to deconstruct what it all means.

Not all users in your audience will be the same. Splitting them into subcategories based on similar patterns will help you deliver campaigns in a way that feels personal to each segment.

Aside from demographic data, you can also group users together based on:

Lifestyle/Psychographics: Through your social listening tool, you can pinpoint particular traits and cultural trends that users in your audience relate to online. Though this isn’t as clear-cut as age and location data, these aspects of your audience are key to scripting messages in the context of their problems. This helps you build relationships with an audience that feels you know exactly what they’re going through.

Keywords: In tandem with understanding the language your audience uses, you can also segment based on keywords. However, you need to be careful with the words you use. A simple mistake is using market keywords to define your customers. Nuh-uh.

By doing that, you’re still casting a wide net. As we learned above, if you’re selling to everyone, you’re selling to no one. Instead, use long-tail keywords to get specific on your audience segments. Search Engine Results Pages (SERP) can help you segment main commercial keywords with either transactional or informational content which serves as a helpful guide to determining your audiences’ search intent.

For example, if you’re selling coffee, rather than just using “coffee” try:

Coffee near meCoffee [location]Decaf CoffeeLocally Sourced CoffeeFair Trade Coffee

You want to put yourself in the shoes of the customer and target search entries from a first-person perspective. 

Cross-reference the data you’ve gathered with what your brand offers to capitalize on industry gaps and opportunities. Research can truly be your best friend.

Optimizing Your Landing Pages Based On Research

Alright, you’ve done the research. You’ve analyzed your findings. You’ve segmented your audience groups. 

Now it’s time to put those insights to work and make some magic happen by optimizing your landing pages based on what you’ve discovered.

Want to build a perfect landing page without support from a developer? Start your free trial of Unbounce’s Smart Builder today.

Tailoring Copy

With a firm understanding of your audiences’ search intent and the phrases they use, make sure your landing copy reflects that same communication.

It helps to have a checklist to ensure you’re focusing as much as possible on the customer perspective, rather than your own. 

✅ Is there a common experience you can use that illustrates the pain point that you solve?

✅ Are you naming your customer demographic in the copy? (e.g., dog owners, millennials)

✅ Do you have a strong value proposition?

✅ Are you avoiding complex jargon?

✅ Are you encouraging action?

It also helps to add statistics that complement your value prop throughout your copy and use social proof to show the benefits of your product. People are more likely to believe what they can see.Use this full list of tips to make your landing page copy more persuasive.

Wondering how your landing page copy performs compared to the competition? Try the Unbounce Copy Analyzer.

Tailoring CTAs

Your research will give you a better understanding of where your audience is in the buyer’s journey when they come in contact with your brand.

With this insight, you can tailor your CTAs to move that prospective buyer to the next stage.Leave the “learn more” CTA for the top of funnel folks. As consumers move further along their journey, try CTAs like:“Put me on the list!”“Send me the report!”“Talk with an agent”Remember that using first-person phrasing can help you boost your click-through rate, just like ContentVerve saw a 90% increase in their CTR by using “Start my free 30-day trial” instead of “Start your free 30-day trial.”

Just sayin’. 👀

Refining Imagery

The images you use also have a major impact on your audience. Consumers are more likely to spend more time analyzing the imagery on your landing page before moving on to reading your copy.

So, make sure your images reflect who your audience segment believes themselves to be.

If it’s a coffee-loving millennial, reflect that in the imagery.

If it’s a digital nomad, reflect that in the imagery.

If it’s a creative SaaS entrepreneur—well, you get it.

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Setting Up Before You Go Heads-Down In Research

Your first thought might be to dive straight into research. As a marketer, your mind is already wired to:

Understand what’s happening in the marketGenerate content ideasInfluence perceptions 

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The foundation of any productive research is having a solid understanding of the specific purpose of your landing page.A 2018 Google survey showed that less than 40% of marketers were using consumer research to drive their decisions.

Starting with the right value proposition can save you hours building a landing page you think your audience will care about.You may have overarching value props for your product as a whole—and that’s great. But every single landing page you publish also needs to have a value prop tailored to that particular product, service, offer, and/or audience.

Your value prop is a clear message that communicates the primary value you provide to your customers.It’s not about being quirky or using heavy jargon to sound professional. Think of it like you’re offering assistance to a friend with a solution you know can solve their problem. Knowing how your value prop can benefit your business is one thing, but to really show how it can impact your customer. You’ll need to be specific, problem-focused, and exclusive.

Here are a few ways you can do that:

Use voice of customer copy: This is where you use intent data and social listening research to leverage the exact words your customers use when talking about their problem. Your value prop then carries more context, and you won’t need to rely on sounding sales-y.Embrace clarity: Before finding creative phrases to use or animations to add, make sure you provide clear responses to what your product is, who it’s for, and how the product will improve your customer’s life.Focus on benefits: Talk about what makes you different from competitors. Your differentiators and added benefits can be the decision-maker between a sale and a bounced visitor. Remember, people can see through the hype. Instead of claiming to be the best in the world, give the visitor an in-depth look at your specialty.

Right Time, Right Place

With the help of your audience research methods and tools, the next step is to analyze the customer journey you’ve mapped out to predict where consumers are going to interact with your landing page, and how.

You might think that a similar model—the marketing funnel—is enough to understand the user journey, but the following two frameworks have one major difference to keep them separate…The driver.Funnels are driven by assets created by your marketing and sales team. Journeys are driven by the learning experiences and specific needs of the consumer.

Much of the buyer’s journey is now completed online and, in the B2B world, buyers expect to receive unique content aligned with where they are in their journey.

This is where your audience research comes in.Consider designing variants of your landing page with custom headlines, visuals, resources, and CTAs that target a specific demographic of your audience.

This allows you to match content with critical touchpoints throughout your funnel.

Put It All Together and… Voila!

Don’t let your extensive research dive go to waste. Your audience insights will definitely help you optimize your landing page, but they can also help you optimize other parts of your marketing strategy.Start experimenting in social channels, niche communities, and with your advertising campaigns to further understand how consumer behaviors change along their buying journey. The goal with research is to consistently learn about the factors that influence your audience.Even though you have a solid understanding of them now, nothing stays the same forever as new solutions, competitors, and market trends are introduced.Show up where your community is online. Observe what they’re drawn to, talk to them, and grow with them.It’s these activities that make research feel more like an exciting process rather than a required chore.

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3May/210

SpaceX has safely landed 4 astronauts in the ocean for NASA, completing the US’s longest human spaceflight

spacex crew1 NASA's Crew-1 mission crew members in SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft( left to right ): NASA cosmonauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Mike Hopkins, as well as JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Resilience spaceship has returned to Earth and acre in the Gulf of Mexico. The four astronauts inside accomplished a six-month stint on the International Space Station. SpaceX, meanwhile, completed its first routine astronaut flight for NASA, with five more proposed. See more storeys on Insider's business sheet.

SpaceX just returned its first full cosmonaut gang to Earth, completing the longest human spaceflight any US vehicle has ever flown.

The astronauts of the Crew-2 goal - Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Mike Hopkins of NASA, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency( JAXA) - felt the drag of Earth's seriousnes for the first time in six months as their Crew Dragon spaceship tore through the atmosphere early Sunday. The spaceship, which they've identified Resilience, protected them as its quickened superheated the breath around it to a 3,500 -degree-Fahrenheit plasma.

A few miles above the oceans and seas, four parachutes ballooned from the gumdrop-shaped capsule, yanking it into a slower drop. They gently lowered Resilience to a splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico at 2:57 a.m. ET. The waves were tranquilize and the weather was clear. This was NASA's first nighttime splashdown since 1968.

crew-1 splashdown A thermal camera on a nearby NASA plane captivated the Crew Dragon parachuting into the ocean.

"On behalf of NASA and the SpaceX units, welcome you back to planet Earth. Thanks for flying SpaceX. For those of you enrolled in our frequent flyer platform, you have earned 68 million miles on this trip, " a mission controller quipped to the Crew-1 cosmonauts as they splashed down.

"We'll make those miles. Are they transferable? " Hopkins responded.

The astronauts' return to Earth concludes SpaceX's firstly routine crewed mission to the International Space Station( ISS ). That's where Walker, Glover, Hopkins, and Noguchi have been living and working since they launched in November.

SpaceX first proved it could launch and moor humans last year when it rocketed NASA cosmonauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS for a two-month test flight. Now it has shown that it can carry out full-length crew rotations.

nasa space x There were 11 humans aboard the International Space Station last week.

NASA has contracted five more round-trip flights from SpaceX. The next one, Crew-2, once delivered four more cosmonauts to the ISS last weekend. Walker, Glover, Hopkins, and Noguchi accosted their Dragon-flying peers with smiles and grips. The football-field-sized orbiting laboratory was crowded with 11 beings during the week that the two missions overlapped.

But on Saturday evening, the Crew-1 astronauts said goodbye and climbed back into the Crew Dragon Resilience.

The capsule undocked from its ISS port and fell into orbit around Earth, gradually ordering up with a direction to its splashdown place in the course of the coming 6.5 hours.

"This crisscross numerous important milestones, but it really is important for getting a regular cadence of gang to the station and back, " Steve Jurczyk, NASA's acting executive, said after the Crew-2 launch.

"What we do on ISS is important not only for the research and technology development that we do for here on Earth but likewise to prepare for what we're going to do in the future, " he supplemented. "Our ultimate goal is sending astronauts to Mars."

Having merriment and offsetting biography 250 miles above Earth

crew 1 astronauts iss spacex crew dragon Left to right: Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover gather around a laptop computer to join a video gathering on February 7, 2021.

Walker, Glover, Hopkins, and Noguchi deported hundreds of science and technology experiments during their time in orbit. They did a few spacewalks. They likewise relocated the Crew Dragon from one ISS docking port to another - a first for the spacecraft.

The crew celebrated Glover's 45 th birthday on Friday, their last-place full daytime on the ISS. The defendant boasted cake, musical instruments, and balloons.

-NOGUCHI, Soichi Ye Kou Cong Yi( noguchi souichi) (@ Astro_Soichi) April 30, 2021

"Gratitude, wonder, connect. I'm full of and motivated by these feelings on my birthday, as my first mission to space comes to an end, " Glover, who is the mission pilot, tweeted. "This orbiting laboratory is a true testament to what we can accomplish when we work together as a team. Crew-1 is ready for our razz residence! "

Glover was a rookie at the beginning of this mission, but Noguchi is a spaceflight veteran. He's depleted more than a year of his life in space and has flown on three different spacecraft. He said after the launching that Crew Dragon was the best.

soichi noguchi spacex spacesuit iss crew 1 Soichi Noguchi poses with his SpaceX Crew Dragon spacesuit inside the International Space Station.

Hopkins, the mission commander, has had to sleep inside the spaceship for the last five months since the ISS didn't getting enough bunks. That demonstrated him the only room with a space 250 miles above Earth. The ends were "absolutely stunning, " he told reporters last week.

As their divergence date approached, the astronauts wondered what the Crew Dragon had in store for them.

"We don't know relatively what to expect landing on the liquid under parachutes like this, " Walker said. "And it's really exciting that we get to go home and determine our friends and family."

demo2 splashdown parachutes crew dragon landing spacex The Crew Dragon Endeavour parachutes into the Gulf of Mexico with Demo-2 astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley onboard, August 2, 2020.

Their return trip was originally scheduled for Wednesday, then for Saturday morning, but NASA rescheduled twice after calculates foresaw high winds in the splashdown zones.

Akihiko Hoshide, a JAXA astronaut on Crew-2, has taken over the role of ISS commander. He spoke to the Crew-1 cosmonauts over the radio as their spaceship backed away from the station: "Resilence departed. Have a safe errand back home and a soft landing."

"Thanks for your hospitality, " Hopkins reacted. "Sorry, we stayed a little bit long. And we'll told you back on Earth."

'A new age of room journey'

elon musk spacex demo 2 launch nasa Elon Musk celebrates after SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft propel their first astronauts on the Demo-2 operation, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 30, 2020.

NASA shares its Mars aspirations with Elon Musk, the founder, CEO, and bos designer of SpaceX. So far, SpaceX seemed to be the agency's first-choice commercial marriage in expanding human spaceflight.

NASA recently chose the company's Starship mega-spaceship to region cosmonauts on the moon for the first time since 1972. However, work has been temporarily halted after rivalling houses Dynetics and Blue Origin registered complaints.

"The future's looking good, " Musk said in a press conference after the Crew-2 opening. "I think we're at the dawn of a brand-new age of cavity exploration."

That period begins in low-Earth orbit, with the six Crew Dragon missions NASA has obtained. So far, this is the only commercial spaceship ever to fly humans - and it's done so for three crews.

crew dragon endeavour crew 2 spacex iss arrival The Crew Dragon Endeavour approaches the International Space Station with the Crew-2 astronauts on board, April 24, 2021.

Those assignments recovered NASA's ability to launch astronauts from the US for the first time since the last Space Shuttle flew in 2011. The Crew Dragon too throws other seat bureaux, like JAXA, an alternative to the Russian Soyuz projectiles that have predominated human spaceflight for the last decade.

This was what NASA wanted from its Commercial Crew Program, which money SpaceX to build Crew Dragon and educate its Falcon 9 rockets for crewed launches. NASA did the same for Boeing's Starliner spaceship, but that vehicle has to re-do an uncrewed mission to the ISS before it can fly humans.

To the moon and Mars

starship moon human landing system Illustration of SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry NASA cosmonauts to the Moon's surface during the course of its Artemis mission.

Through the partnerships fostered in the Commercial Crew Program - and using its own mega-rocket, the Space Launch System - NASA aims to articulated boots on the lunar surface in 2024. Musk has said he thinks this timeline is "doable, " though NASA's Office of the Inspector General recently resolved it is "highly unlikely."

Whenever it happens, that operation would knock NASA's Artemis program into full gear. The eventual purpose is to ascertain a permanent human presence on the moon - picture ISS-like orbiting laboratories and research terminals on the lunar surface. NASA plans to send human goals to Mars from there.

Musk has his own means, including house SpaceX's proposed Starship-Super Heavy launch system and using it to build a self-sustaining settlement on Mars. For now, Starship prototypes are still trying to fly and land without exploding.

sn10 starship A snapshot from a SpaceX livestream of a Starship prototype flying up to 6 miles above Texas.

SpaceX too plans to start launching private spaceflight missions for paying clients. The first, set to launch this year, is called Inspiration4. For that flight, billionaire Jared Isaacman acquired four benches on Crew Dragon Resilience - the same vessel that merely splashed down in the oceans and seas. He and three other civilians plan to take a three-day joy ride around Earth.

"I think it's a good thing for human spaceflight to see more and more beings coming up into orbit around Earth. It's time an stunning experience, " Mike Hopkins told reporters in a label from the ISS last week when asked how he felt about civilians flying in the spaceship he's been commanding.

"As we look to kind of transition low-Earth orbit to the business manufacture, this is a big step along that space. And then NASA can continue to focus on exploration and getting back to the moon and on to Mars."

This is a developing story.

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16Apr/210

“What’s a Good Conversion Rate for My Landing Page?” [Conversion Benchmark Report 2021]

You might’ve noticed that 2020 was an interesting year for sell.( Yeah, that’s the word for it. Interesting .)

For some purveyors, the effects of a global state crisis felt( and continue to feel) insurmountable.

For others, the pandemic encouraged creative thinking to take advantage of new opportunities. There are even a lucky few marketers who just noticed it--at least in terms of their shifts. And an even luckier few benefited instantly.( That elusive product-market fit time kinda slogs itself out when you’re peddling business informal pajamas .)

The truth, though, is that the gulf between top-performing digital marketing campaigns and the rest of the pack has never been wider. Wherever you land on this spectrum, the pandemic shake-up means that the race you face is fiercer than ever before. The more successful businesses in your industry aren’t sitting on their hands in 2021 -- they’re looking for ways to give themselves an advantage in the post-COVID world and edge out their entrants.

And that’s why it’s never been more important to ask yourself this question 😛 TAGEND

“What’s a good, bad, or average changeover proportion for my arrival pages? ”

How do your pages stack up against the competitor? How do "youre staying" the captain, or reducing disparities between yourselves and the best performers? And how has the digital sell terrain changed between the simpler daytimes of 2019 and today?

That’s where industry standards come in--and that’s why we’re thrilled to bring you a fresh( and free) Conversion Benchmark Report for 2021. It facilitates answer all these questions and more.

Introducing the 2021 Conversion Benchmark Report

This year’s Conversion Benchmark Report utilizes machine learning to analyze more than 33 million alterations across 44 thousand Unbounce-built landing pages. In words of sample size, we analyzed more visits to these bring sheets than the populations of Canada, Hong kong residents, France, Mexico, Laos, and Ireland compounded.

You’ll find median conversion proportions broken down to 16 key industries.

In many cases, we’ve got wide enough sample sizes to sort them into subcategories more, so you can see how your brother’s pest control service meters up against your sister’s HVAC company.( Or how your uncle’s cybersecurity software proselytizes against your huge aunt’s cloud statement platform. Quite their own families you have .)

Why do we report on median instead of average( planned )? Our goal is to provide you with a realistic picture of where you stand, so this year’s report rosters median conversion rates as our measure of central predisposition instead of the planned. We concluded this reduces the impact of outliers( like sheets that alter five times better than the rest) on the final benchmarks.

Benchmarks can energize your post-pandemic rebound strategy in four large-scale styles 😛 TAGEND

They’re a kind of competitive knowledge. They help you determine gaps between your performance and what the rest of your industry considers to be a good conversion rate. Paired with AI, they let us deliver actionable insights you can apply today. The data doesn’t time show how you’re accomplishing, it can be the starting point of finding out why--and then realizing smart-alecky changes.They discover data-supported best practices, and you’ll waste little hour and traffic testing unproven optimizations that our machine learning analysis shows don’t undoubtedly operate. They help you build a culture of endless improvement in your organization. It’s harder for your team to be happy with “just okay” if they’re seeing something to strive for.

Let’s rundown some of the deeper insights, how we got' em, and how you can apply them.( If you’ve got an itchy mouse-finger, you are eligible to rush right into the Conversion Benchmark Report now. It’ll open in a new invoice .)

Conversion Intelligence Insights: Beyond the Benchmarks

Benchmarks are tremendously helpful, for all the reasons we just talked about.( If you work for an agency, you already know this. They’re a baller method of demonstrate the value of what you do--and facilitating consumers determine their genuine alteration capability .)

Beyond industry averages, though, the Conversion Benchmark Report contains dozens of data-backed insights that you can use to build variants and improve your alteration charges. Using A/ B testing or--much easier, if you’re short on time or traffic--Unbounce’s Smart Traffic, you are eligible to have variances operating today based upon understands in the report.

Start by exploring review reports, improved some variants, automatically optimize' em exploiting AI-powered implements like Smart Traffic, learn brand-new things about what’s working, then rinse and repeat. That’s the formula for an approach to commerce we’re calling conversion intelligence. You’ll save day, elevate changeovers, and increase revenue and ROI.

Traffic Insights: What Channels Deliver the Highest-Converting Visitors in My Industry?

You asked for it! New for the 2021 report, we’ve layered in some data-backed penetrations about what traffic paths are most popular( and act best) in many industries. Is paid probe truly all it’s cracked up to be? Or are email and social unsung heroes you should be exploiting more often? And should you spend your time optimizing for mobile or desktop?( The refute ... will surprise you .)

Of course, in many of the industries we analyzed, paid inquiry ads are by far the dominant way of driving brand-new traffic. That may not be surprising--PPC has historically been the primary squander instance for bring pages--but take a look at the diagram from business services below 😛 TAGEND

Not only is the median conversion rate for pilgrims that collected from social media( 6.0%) twice that of paid traffic( 3.0% ), but top musicians achieve shift proportions well into the double toes. Our best guess why? These business services sheets are built solely to target and convert social guests, parallelling channel and property sheet to deliver maximum relevance.

This is just one industry, but the Conversion Benchmark Report handles many others to give you the best sense of what directs deserve your time( and coin) and which ones you can safely reject. Jump into the report if you’d like some suggestions on how to apply these learnings.

Reading Ease Insights: How Do I Best Communicate with My Target Audience?

In copywriting roundabouts, the received profundity is that clarity comes above all else. If you’re looking to put up the fewest snags possible between gathering and volunteer, it frequently stirs smell to keep things basic.

Our data, nonetheless, complicates this equation. Is simple ever better? Nope. It turns out that different industries tend to convert more often at different reading levels( and some see weaker relationships between conversion paces and readability than others ).

In other paroles, ensuring the readability of your sheets is key for some purveyors, and relatively irrelevant for others. Cybersecurity companies, for instance, don’t appear to benefit from simpler language, while arrival pages promoting mobile apps do.

How’d we get these numbers? Our machine learning analysis enabled us to look at photocopy from 34 thousand sheets. Each sheet is ascribed a Flesch reading ease score based on the average number of syllables per words and texts per sentence. More syllables and more terms imply more ... harder.

Here’s roughly how the scoring breaks down 😛 TAGEND

Word Count Insights: What’s the Best Length for My Landing Pages?

While the data shows the best practice that shorter pages tend to convert better, many manufactures have sweet discerns in which they can break the rule--if you’re going to create a long-form landing page, you should go this long.

At what length do territory sheets for family services convert best? The graph provides answers.Depending on your furnish and manufacture, you may find that you need to use more commands to get your point across, but graphs like the one above can let you know what’s ideal. For family services, that’s 300 -5 00 messages( if you can’t get it shorter than 150 names ). For other industries, it can be more or less. Whatever the instance, procreating variances based on our obtains can definitely be a good candidate for A/ B testing or Smart Traffic.

Conversion Type Insights: How Do I Choose Which Types of Landing Pages Convert Best?

It may seem obvious that a click-through page is gonna outperform one that asks your visitors to fill out a constitute. Clicking a button feels a heck of a lot less like commitment than sharing swathes of personal info, after all.( People have been objecting this out since, uh, forever .)

But there’s actually a lot of nuance when it comes to conversion types that can be effectively applied to your campaigns to improve campaign performance. For instance, did you know that in the finance and insurance industry, organizes proselytize best when "youre using" two lands?

Or that desegregating severals shift types--as in, “I’ll precisely throw in this phone number to be safe”--tends to produce weaker develops?

What if your industry doesn’t appear in the report? With machine learning helping us to sort thousands of landing pages in a logical behavior, we’ve increased the number of members of manufactures handled from 10 to 16, and including subcategories( verticals) whenever sample sizes allow.

If you don’t see yourself represented, compare your conversion charges to industries with similar publics and conversion objectives. While we don’t actually recommend likeness between unusually unrelated manufactures( except for fun ), let your judgment be your usher.

Sentiment Insights: What Sentiments Might Refer to Better Conversion Proportion?

You likely know in your intestine that people’s feelings can impact their decision to buy, but which ones actually drive transitions on your land pages? To find out, we extended an ML-powered sentiment analysis that looked at emotion-associated messages that might relate to healthful transition rates--and which might even be slackening you down.

( Spoiler: Using trust texts isn’t always advisable. “Trust us.”)

If you’re lead an ecommerce business( especially in the midst of a pandemic ), you might be allured to press down hard-bitten on those hurting stages your visitors may be feeling. Why not hammer home all their upsets before promising aid? Isn’t that B2C Marketing 101?

Turns out , not so much. Look at the graph below.

When it comes to ecommerce alterations, it is about to change that conversation that shows negative feelings( like texts associated with sadness and fright) can correlate with lowered conversion rates. Our advice: Stay positive, stick to benefits, and restrain' em clicking that “Add to Cart” button.

You can explore this instance, and many others, in the report.

A Conversion Intelligence Approach to Your Next Campaign

When it comes down to brass tacks, all this benchmarking is valuable merely so you can use it to build a better changeover machine from what you learn. How do you do it?

Learn. Explore the revelations from the 16 industries in the report. How are your landing pages stacking up against the baseline? Are you way out ahead? Are you falling behind? Start with your industry, sure, but take a look at others too. There may be insights that are worth exploring outside your own arena.Build. Apply the data sees to your own expeditions. Create a variant( or more than one variant) of your page that they are applicable some of the insights we’ve plied. For example, you might dial down the language until you punched the optimal Flesch reading score.( You can use the free readability formula implement here to test it for yourself .) Optimize. Keep in imagination that our data analysis divulges the progress and predispositions rather than absolutes. You’re starting informed choice when you apply these discovers, but testing is still your best way to confirm. If you’re using the Unbounce Builder, precisely publish your discrepancies and turn on Smart Traffic. It’ll use machine learning to automatically decide which variant is right for which visitors.Learn( Again ). Keep it up! The report is based on aggregate data, but your optimization exertions produce fresh discovers that are now specific to your expedition. Use them to deploy variants relevant to your presents and customers and further increase the conversion filch you’ve already achieved with Smart Traffic.

In short-lived, this year’s report use AI to identify opportunities you simply couldn’t spot without the processing power of a machine. But you’re the special ingredient here: by pairing your knowhow and insight with AI-based technologies, your market stretches smarter.

Whether you sell "bizcaz" PJs, software that makes people perform awake on Zoom when they’re actually sleeping, or something absolutely more practical--are you confident enough to swagger into your next gather, grab your suspenders, fuel those finger-guns in your boss’s direction, and make everyone know about your team’s big win?

Take a nincompoop at the 2021 Conversion Benchmark Report, and let us know what you think in specific comments below.

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