You have an optimized homepage, attention-getting CTAs, and a mobile-friendly site. But are you still losing customers due to a friction-filled user experience? If so, you’re not alone. Even large brands with countless resources sometimes get UX wrong on their most important landing pages. So that you can quickly identify weaknesses in your own UX, here is a snapshot of eight seemingly no-brainer UX mistakes that even the most well-known websites still make:
Deciding how much or how quickly to overhaul your website can be a complex decision, with multiple factors (and stakeholders) to consider. Here, we’ll lay out the two most common types of website redesign strategies – “big bang” versus gradual – and the pros and cons for each approach.
What is a “big bang redesign?”
Mobile has now surpassed desktop in volume of online traffic. So regardless of your industry or the type of service or product that you offer, in order to reach users where they are today, your website should be optimized for a great mobile experience.
Here are 6 best-practice approaches to creating a better UX on mobile that will attract, retain, and convert users.
If you need help optimizing your mobile site or improving your UX, send your questions to email@example.com.
Creating good content for your users at every point in their journey can meant the difference between a conversion or permanently losing their interest in your brand. Quality content that is optimized for your target audience and strikes just the right tone with your user can have a significant effect on your conversion rates.
Here are 4 important content marketing trends you should be following if you want to keep up with the competition and optimize your site for increased conversions and a better user experience:
1. Embrace personalized content
Personalization is one of the top digital travel trends in of 2018, and it’s a key driver of growth and conversion rate optimization. Travelers overwhelmingly value and respond well to personalized experiences and content on travel sites and are much more likely to convert when they feel they’re receiving quality content or offers that are directly relevant to them.
From re-engaging customers who’ve abandoned a purchase to showing highly targeted offers to certain users based on their search behavior or demographics, personalized content can take many forms and appear across multiple channels and touchpoints. But, the key takeaway for 2018 and beyond is that users crave relevant information and are easily and quickly turned off by content that holds no value for them.
2. Be authentic
Travelers are quick to dismiss any type of content that is overtly promotional, misleading, or inauthentic in any way. Today’s online consumers are more likely to respond positively to experiences, people, and emotionally-charged content, not brands or sales-speak.
Consider marketing and travel industry influencer Mark Babin, Marketing Manager for The Westin Grand Cayman. His live stream video from the resort is a stand-out in content marketing for a hospitality brand and quickly gained enormous popularity with users. His authentic approach and behind-the-scenes content gives users an inside look at their destination and makes them feel the experience of traveling to the resort.
‘Dark patterns’ are defined as intentionally misleading design techniques that websites use to trick users into taking action. Dark patterns are almost always more beneficial for the brand rather creating an optimized user experience that builds mutual trust and good will between the user/consumer and the website/brand.
Topics: User Experience
The Perfect Combination: Why Running Both UX and A/B Tests on Your Site Leads to an Optimized Conversion Path
On average, hotel website conversion rates (bookings per unique monthly visitor) are only two percent That means that for every 100 people who come to your site to book a room, only two complete their purchase, while the other 98 leave to book a room elsewhere.
Increasingly, millennials are combining their business trips with leisure. By extending their work-focused stays for a few days to do things like see local sites or enjoy a city's restaurant scene, these "bleisure" travelers are redefining a key market in the hospitality sector. This growing market is a little tricky to target, since their leisure stays piggyback on business trips. With an understanding of who these bleisure travelers are and what their particular needs are, however, travel sites can tap into this group of consumers, and meet their unique booking and planning needs.