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

Why is site structure important?

8 December 2016 by Marieke van de Rakt »

site structure for SEO

Structuring your site is a crucial element of SEO. If you want to generate more traffic to your website, you should create a structure for your site that makes sense to Google and your site’s visitors. In this post, I’ll explain why site structure is such an important aspect of SEO. Structure shows importance to Google »

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Grow your business with ratings and reviews

10 November 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 4 Comments

ratings and reviews

Reviews or testimonials are mostly said to work on the basis of social proof. Social proof is a psychological process in which people copy the behavior of others, in an attempt to reflect correct behavior. A testimonial tells you that someone you can identify with has bought a product and loved it. That must mean »

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Enhance online shopping with eCommerce filters

3 November 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 7 Comments

Ecommerce filters

Online shops rarely sell just a few products. If your shop has a few hundred or a thousand articles, it might help if you offered your customers a filtering option. You must do whatever you can to help your customer get to the desired product as soon as possible. Ecommerce filters can help you solve »

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Turn your online customer into a brand ambassador

20 October 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 6 Comments

online customers - brand ambassadors

Right after an online purchase by a customer, an important marketing opportunity arises. At that moment, someone chose to buy a product on your website. Seize that moment! In this article, we’ll go over a number of things you can do to turn these online customers into brand ambassadors. Promote us! It’s so easy to leverage that new »

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Creating loyal customers

5 October 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 2 Comments

Creating loyal customers

Getting customers is step one, but keeping these customers really is a totally different ball game. You may annoy people with too many newsletters, or spend too little time on social media engaging to them. There’s more than one reason your once so good customer might abandon your ship to go shop elsewhere. Engagement, and »

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Ask Yoast: Links to PDF files

23 September 2016 by Joost de Valk »

Ask Yoast pulse

If you’re starting with an (eCommerce) site you might have a lot of content that’s already available in PDF files: product brochures, datasheets, pricing information and so on. So some people might think: why not upload these PDF files and link to them? There are some disadvantages to showing PDF files on your site though. We’ll discuss some of »

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Improve your small business SEO today

9 September 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 3 Comments

Small business tips

Small business owners often struggle with their SEO. You have your business, your customers, and now your website demands attention as well. I frequently talk to business owners that just use their website as a reference for real life customers. To be honest, that is a bit narrow-minded. There is so much more you can »

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Optimize product images for your online shop

25 August 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 16 Comments

Optimize product images for your online shop

Product images can make or break your online shop’s success. You can hire the best designer in the world to create a killer design, but when images are bad, sales will be bad. It’s the first thing a customer will look at. Even studies show that people that shop online value product images. The most important »

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Internal search for online shops: an essential asset

18 August 2016 by Michiel Heijmans »

Internal Search webshops

Internal search is a valuable asset for any informational website containing over 20 pages. That value is probably double or more when it comes to internal search for online shops. The easier a visitor gets to the desired product, the more likely he or she will buy it. Following my post on internal search for »

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eCommerce usability: the ultimate guide

2 August 2016 by Michiel Heijmans » - 12 Comments

eCommerce usability: the ultimate guide

Usability is an important part of holistic SEO. It influences bounce rate, time on page and conversion rate, just to name a few. A lot of these metrics have an effect on your website’s SEO. Optimizing usability is important for all sites, but even more for eCommerce sites. Apart from user-testing, you can optimize online shops »

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