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Posted by Kenny Martin at SEOMoz
What do you do when you are being outranked by a spammer? It’s one of the most frustrating things that an SEO can face, but before jumping to conclusions it’s important to understand what exactly is happening.
In this week’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand gives us helpful advice with many important steps to follow if you discover that a spammer is outranking you. Let us know your thoughts on this challenging problem in the comments below!
Sometimes online stores get too artsy with their website designs. Some use color schemes that can send wrong signals to the shoppers, while others use flash animations that slows down the browser of the shopper. Creating these elements make a website look very attractive but resolve the usability issues which are of utmost importance for increasing conversions.
Here are four tips on how to turn visitors into potential customers and increase your conversion rates by using simple design strategies.
Make your shopping cart visible
When a consumer adds a product to the cart, he/she wants to have the peace of mind that the product was actually registered. Thus, somewhere on the page during the shopping process, your online store must have an area listing the number of products in the consumer’s cart and other useful checkout information. Having the checkout data readily available and visible even helps ease the transition to check out from online shopping. No matter where the consumer finishes shopping, it is essential to have a link back to the checkout page. However, it is not enough to have shopping cart information on the page. It must pop so that it is easier to find.
Optimize the ‘add to cart’ button
Customers and visitors to the site have been seen to respond differently to action buttons. For example, very few people respond to action buttons that says, learn more, more details or read more. Customers hardly react to indirect add-to-cart buttons. What I have experienced is, call to action buttons that says buy now or get started elicit more positive response from online shoppers. Coloring is even an essential design element. Use colors, which flow with the color scheme of your website.