Usability & Conversion

Optimizing websites is not just about getting those visitors to your website. It is also about serving them the best user experience you can and keeping that visitor on your website by focussing on the demand of the visitor. Of course this is closely related to both SEO and conversion rate optimization.

Better usability means more sales, loyal visitors, better links, etc. We strive to help you get all of that!

Accessibility matters

19 November 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 6 Comments

Accessibility matters

Usability is important: for everyone. To make sure your site can be properly used by all your visitors (even if they’re (visually) impaired), you have to optimize your site’s accessibility. Every software developer should at least have some basic interest in this. Well-known WordPress accessibility expert Rian Rietveld has trained both our review and development team and although »

Category: Usability & Conversion

Basic SEO training: clear call-to-action

17 November 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 3 Comments

Video fragment of our Basic SEO training video

Our Basic SEO training teaches you how to optimize a website in a holistic way. Holistic means that we won’t focus on one aspect, we consider all important aspects that can make your site awesome and rank well! That’s why we included a module on usability and conversion in the Basic SEO training. One topic we discuss is »

Category: Usability & Conversion

Local SEO: using our store locator

11 November 2015 by Arjan Snaterse » - 6 Comments

How to use the store locator of the Yoast Local SEO plugin

In our previous post about local SEO, we explained how to set up local landing pages for your site. In this post we’re going to highlight one of the other features of our Local SEO plugin: the store locator. A helpful tool for your visitors The store locator isn’t something that will directly help your site’s »

Categories: Usability & Conversion, WordPress

Product Page UX

7 October 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 4 Comments

product page SEO and UX - beware of the panda and penguin

If you’ve read our recent eBook on UX, you already realize that product page SEO isn’t just about optimizing your title and headings. Product page SEO is about making that product page as user-friendly as possible, making sure bounce rate is as low as possible and the page looks awesome in Google. It’s about product page UX »

Categories: eCommerce, Usability & Conversion

New Yoast eBook: UX & Conversion from a holistic SEO perspective

6 October 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 5 Comments

UX & Conversion

As of today, we offer a brand new eBook ‘UX & Conversion from a holistic SEO perspective‘. This eBook focuses on many different aspects of UX and Usability and gives great insights in Conversion Rate Optimization and A/B-testing. The eBook is offered for only $14 the entire month of October (after that the price will »

Categories: Announcements, Usability & Conversion

Coming soon: new Yoast eBook on UX & Conversion

1 October 2015 by Marieke van de Rakt » - 6 Comments

eBook UX Conversion

We are very proud to announce the launch of our new eBook ‘UX & Conversion from a holistic SEO perspective’. It offers a holistic SEO view on both User Experience as well as on Conversion Rate Optimization. The information mostly is non-technical and can be read and understood by anyone owning or maintaining a website. The »

Categories: Announcements, Usability & Conversion

Live website reviews: lessons learned

7 September 2015 by Michiel Heijmans » - 12 Comments

live website review

Just the other day, I was at this local event where we did some live reviews for small business owners. It’s always a lot of fun to experience live reactions to some of the statements we make. People start frowning, most of the times. In this post, I will share the things that caught my »

Categories: General SEO, Usability & Conversion

Testimonials: increase your visitor’s trust

19 August 2015 by Thijs de Valk » - 52 Comments

testimonials trust sales

This is a republish: we’ve made some minor changes to it. We decided to republish it, because this post and its content are still applicable and important now. At Yoast we’ve seen a lot of websites of every calibre. Because I personally like conversion rate optimization so much, I always like the webshops we get to review. »

Categories: eCommerce, Usability & Conversion

A/B testing your newsletters

14 August 2015 by Thijs de Valk »

ab testing newslettes

Earlier this year, I’ve written a few posts on email marketing. In those posts I’ve also mentioned that doing A/B testing for your newsletters (or other forms of email marketing) are a must. However, there are a lot of things you can test, so what should you be focussing on? In this post I’ll try »

Category: Usability & Conversion

Multivariate testing: what it is and when to use it

5 August 2015 by Thijs de Valk » - 3 Comments

Multivariate testing- what it is & when to use it

We’ve written quite some posts on Conversion Rate Optimization and A/B testing on in the last few years. However, we’ve never really touched the subject of multivariate testing. In this post I’ll explain what multivariate testing is, its pros and cons and when you should (and should not) be using it. What is multivariate testing? »

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