Usability & Conversion

Optimizing websites is not just about getting those visitors to your website. It is also about serving them the best user experience and keeping them on your website. Or even better, seduce that visitor to subscribe to your newsletter or buy your products.

Get ready to optimize your site’s speed, write awesome content and improve the accessibility of your site. Make sure your site is mobile friendly and don’t forget to analyze the results of your efforts.

And there’s more. Read all about improving your site’s usability and conversion rate here.

Must read articles about Usability & Conversion


DIY: Test your mobile site!

21 June 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 1 Comment

optimize for mobile

More than half of all internet traffic comes from mobile devices (fact). So if you are ignoring your mobile site, you might be missing out on half your audience. In this post, I’ll go over the way we check mobile sites in our website reviews. After this post, you’ll be able to check your mobile website yourself »

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7 ways to increase sales by creating trust

9 June 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 44 Comments

7 ways to increase sales by creating trust

The key to converting a visitor into a client is the creation of trust. Your product can be the greatest thing on earth or the dullest office supply ever, both can be sold online when your visitor knows you are the best supplier for that product or service. We often advise on how to gain »

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Checkout page UX

2 June 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 3 Comments

Checkout page UX

The last step in an online buying process is always the checkout page; your website’s cash register. It consists of a number of steps that lead to a completion of a purchase. In this post, we’ll discuss the things you can improve, from the UX of your shopping cart to a thank you page. We’ll »

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Shopping cart abandonment

12 April 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 14 Comments

Shopping cart abandonment

We optimize our checkout process continually. To do so, we keep track of our shopping cart abandonment. Why won’t people complete their purchase, even after they have already added your products to their shopping carts? That’s what we’ll discuss in this article. Some of the reasons for shopping cart abandonment are so obvious, that you would almost »

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The importance of typography

Writing a readable blog post

For a blog, it’s of great importance that people can read the texts of your post properly. Reading from screens is hard, so make sure you don’t make it any harder than it already is. In this post, we’ll give tips on how to improve the typography of your blog. Typography and readability The readability »

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WordPress plugins and accessibility

6 April 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 4 Comments

accessibility responsibility

WordPress recently announced that “all new or updated code released into WordPress core and bundled themes must conform with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines at level AA.” This means WordPress will be making the product more accessible with every new update. Rian Rietveld‘s article WordPress goes WCAG clearly reflects her enthusiasm about this step forward in terms of accessibility. It aligns »

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The main accessibility checks

24 February 2016 by Michiel Heijmans »

accessibility checks

Accessibility checks help you optimize your website. For every visitor. By thinking about accessibility, you are actually thinking about your design, the use of textual and multimedia content, and the structure of your website. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has a list of accessibility checks for you. In this post, I will dive into »

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Basic SEO training: product page optimization

22 February 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 3 Comments

basic seo training product page optimization

If you’re a webshop owner, you’d like your visitors to click that ‘Buy’ button on your product page. In our Basic SEO training we teach you how to optimize the usability and conversion of your product pages. In this Basic SEO training video fragment Thijs shows an example of a good product page and explains what’s so great about it. Can’t »

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Easy-to-use accessibility tools

2 February 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 7 Comments

Easy-to-use accessibility tools

Is your website ready for people with visual impairments? Have you ever tried to navigate your own site without a mouse? Just some of the questions I asked you in my article Accessibility matters. In Joost’s recent article on the Google Webmaster Guidelines update, he explains that these new guidelines also focus more on accessibility. »

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Button UX design

16 December 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 6 Comments

button UX design - creating awesome buttons

I think half of the buttons that are used these days as the main call-to-action on a web page don’t invite me to click. You could and should test button design. But with all due respect, sometimes you don’t have to test to figure out what the best practice is. Button design has changed a »

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