The great thing about conversion rate optimization is there are so many smart people out there who are not only doing it, they are talking about it. The downside to that is it can be hard to sort through all the blogs and articles. Lucky for you, we’ve sorted through all the muck out there and found the best blogs out there when it comes to CRO. Check them out:
1. Conversion Rate Experts
About: Conversion Rate Experts is unique in the fact the team is actually made up of expert consultants from around the globe. They all have different backgrounds and experience in multiple industries, making for a great variety of posts and information.
Must Read: How we made $1 million for SEOMoz – with one landing page and a few emails
2. Conversion Voodoo Blog
About: Conversion Voodoo is a landing page optimization service, meaning they have lots and lots of experience with conversion rate testing! The blog mostly offers best practices but it also contains some pretty great case studies that show you exactly what goes into improving conversion rates. Bonus: Many posts on the blog show real life examples that you can test right there (see must read post).
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About: Run by the team at FutureNow (provider of OnTarget software), the blog is written by multiple authors. Grok truly runs the gamit when it comes to conversion-based information. Learn how site search can give you some serious insights into your customer needs or get the ‘Must Do’ tips for redesigning your website.
Must Read: 3x WhichTestWon Winner
4. invesp Blog
About: Invesp is pretty well known in the CRO world and their blog is definitely an extension of that (they also offer a number of webinars worth checking out). While it’s not updated all that frequently, when it is, you can find some pretty great posts (their latest infographic shows some pretty cool trends in consumer buying behavior).
Must Read: Personas 101: The complete guide to increasing CRO through persona creation
5. Kiss Metrics
About: We’ve mentioned KISSmetrics here on the blog before (see 8 Tools to Talk to Customers) and there isn’t much they do that isn’t awesome, including the blog. Get amazing information around landing page optimization, form creation,copywriting and so on.
Must Read: 40 Checkout Page Strategies to Improve Conversions
6. Which Test Won
About: Which Test Won is a really cool site that does exactly what its name entails; tells you which test won. Using data from previously performed A/B tests, the site lets you vote on which page you think won. Once you vote, they give you the actual test results along with some commentary.
Must Read: Unless you have a premium account, you can’t see past tests so be sure to check out today’s test!
7. Marketing Experiments
About: Love numbers and scientific data? Then you are going to like this blog. Marketing experiments does some cool tests around improving conversions and actually show what people can be doing better. They also are on the ball when it comes to social media and other online marketing channels.
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About: Unbounce offers a pretty slick platform allowing you to A/B test pages without any development work. Their blog then takes all the knowledge they get from these tests and turns them into super informative and fun posts.
Must Read: 50+ Awesome Posts on Conversions
9. Get Elastic
About: GetElastic is the blog of Elastic Path, a huge player in the ecommerce platform space. Touting themselves as the #1 subscribed ecommerce blog, we can see why. While the blog focuses on “digital commerce” (a bit vague we know), the posts covered in that include cart abandonment, remarketing, social commerce and more. And…they are really good.
Must Read: Shopping Cart Page Checklist: 16 Things I Look For
10. Bryan Eisenberg
About: It might not be fair to include this as we’ve already included Grokdotcom (Bryan is the guy behind that) but you might as well go straight to the source. The site of Bryan and his brother Jeffrey, this site offers some must read posts. While it’s not updated all that often, when it is, it’s definitely worth reading.
Must Read: The 2 Minute Customer
11. Online Behavior
About: Online Marketing is unique in that it’s written by multiple people and it’s only goal is to provide you with awesome information around CRO and online behavior. Find everything from testing data to videos to analytics tips to cartoons. They also have book reviews and webinars and slides to check out.
Must Read: Radically rethinking web analytics
12. VWO Blog
About: Visual Webiste Optimizer is a nice testing platform and their blog is extremely well done (the title is actually ‘I love split testing’). While you will find a lot of examples of A/B tests, you’ll also find various tips and tricks on how to boost CRO.
Must Read: 5 Most Common A/B Testing Misconceptions
So there you have it. Go add these blogs to your feed and start reading!
*As a bonus, we’re also going to leave you with this article, The Definitive How to For Conversion Rate Optimization from our friends over at SEOMoz. While the blog isn’t completely CRO focused, this post was too good to not include.