Getting traffic to your website is pointless unless you're able to convert. Khalid Saleh joins Stewart Hillhouse to discuss why conversion rate optimization is a marketer's best secret weapon.
Who's The Guest?
👤 Name: Khalid Saleh
🧠 Best Advice: Everyone's two most precious commodities are Attention and Time. You don't want to waste your own, so don't waste them for your customer.
A short summary of the most actionable takeaways and best advice of the episode.
Lessons Learned From Watching a $35M Project Only Get 10 Sales
Early in Khalid's career, he was a software architect working on a massive $35M project. When it launched, all the early indicators showed that it was going to be a success.
But after a few months, a mere 10 sales closed from the project.
As some people lost their jobs, Khalid saw an opportunity to help companies figure out how to predictably increase conversions.
💥 Take Action: Pay attention to areas that are muddy and unpredictable. These are areas where opportunities lay.
Our Two Most Precious Commodities Are Attention and Time
"It doesn't matter if the person is on the street or on our website" says Khalid.
I think where it's helpful is to understand the mindsets of the person you're trying to convert.
You don't want to waste your own Attention or Time, so don't waste them for your customer.
The 3 Hidden Drivers Behind Nearly Every Buying Decision
Before a buyer makes a decision, they will consider the following three drivers:
🛠 Functional: Will it solve the problem I have?
🥰 Emotional: Will it bring me the emotional feeling I'm desiring?
👥 Social: Will my peers accept my decision?
Don't Write Copy - Steal the Words Right Out of Your Customer's Mouth
Khalid's biggest tip for those in charge of User Research: record the conversations and have them transcribed.
Pull key moments from the conversation and begin using that as the copy on your website, social media, and any other marketing asset you put out.
Some key moments to look for:
- What was happening before they bought?
- What was their frustration?
- What was their trigger moment to look for a new solution?
- What were their functional, emotional, and social drivers when it came time to buy?
💥 Take Action: Have a call with an existing customer and ask for their permission to record. Transcribe it and begin incorporating their words into your marketing copy.
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