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Call to Action: Secret Formulas to Improve Online Results Paperback – October 29, 2006
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Steve Krug nailed Web marketing philosophy in Dont Make Me Think. Now its time to get practical. -- Jim Sterne, Author
The Eisenbergs will forever be remembered as the breakthrough pioneers of internet marketing. I guarantee it. -- Roy H. Williams, Author --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Bryan Eisenberg is an inventor of Persuasion Architecture (patent pending) and cofounder of Future Now, Inc., based in New York City.
Jeffrey Eisenberg is an inventor of Persuasion Architecture (patent pending) and cofounder of Future Now, a consulting firm focused on helping clients persuade and convert their Web site's traffic into leads, customers, and sales.
Lisa T. Davis is a partner and Director of Content for Future Now. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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"Call for Action" focuses on how we can improve the conversion rates. Not from a technical or academic or conceptual standpoint. Instead it takes a rare PRACTICAL and down-to-earth approach on how to improve conversion rates to improve sales and thus profits.
What is CONVERSION? Virtually all websites have a persuasive purpose; to get someone to subscribe, to register, to inquire or to buy something. And if all we get is 2-5 per cent conversion, we ought to review our website. Do we offer a product or service that could meet the needs of more than 2-5 per cent of the market? Can visitors find that, solution on the website? Do they understand our offer's value? Was it made at the right time? Are we sure they're coming back?
NAVIGATION is the biggest challenge websites face, the authors argue. The issues are: What to do with the traffic once it lands on the website? How to get visitors to take the first action and click deeper? And once there, how to induce visitors to click to the next step, and the next, and the next?
The fundamental idea is that a PERSUASIVE ARCHITECTURE links a visitor's buying experience to our company's sales process. It bridges the buy/sell process in a measurable way. If you can influence visitor behaviour and empathize with visitor motivations, you can influence results to provide a better experience and more frequent, effective conversions.
The book is filled with illustrative screen dumps of websites (before and after a change). This is a great benefit of such a how-to field book on e-commerce improvements.Read more ›
'Call to Action' describes itself as 'both a step-by-step, how-to manual and a treatise on the true nature of conversion'. In my opinion, it fails to deliver on either count.
There's no doubt the authors know what they're talking about but, ironically, in a book dedicated to the process of communication, they fail to communicate either a cohesive overview or a detailed 'how-to' of the subject.
There's a facade of structure and some whizzy acronyms like 'AIDAS' and 'MAP' but very little flesh is laid on those sketchy bones. The introduction identifies the main cause of the problem - the book started life as a collection of disparate web articles interspersed by 'top-tips' from marketers 'in the trenches'.
The articles themselves give the sense of having been shoe-horned into a structure simply for the sake of it. The 'top-tips', more often than not, are completely irrelevant to the theme of the article they're paired with. As a reader looking for greater understanding of the subject and some concrete next-steps, this discordant content yields as much confusion as clarity.
On top of this, the numerous typos, misquotes, repeated quotes and printing errors confirm that insufficient care has been taken in the preparation of this book. It hasn't even been professionally proof-read, let alone purposefully written.
So how come I purchased four copies?Read more ›
Many books covering Web design address usability and making it easier for the user. But no book that I know of shows how to get your users to take the action you want. A usable site doesn't guarantee action. CALL FOR ACTION moves beyond helping users find things easily and focuses on persuasion so your business can see an increase in its bottom line. Overstock.com experienced a five percent conversion increase by fixing one thing based on the authors' advice.
The categories that make up persuasion design include planning, structure, momentum, communication and value. The book begins with an overview of the entire process and then digs in to each category along with its perspectives, strategies, examples, and conversion tips from experts in search engine optimization, online marketing, and usability.
Researching and understanding the customers plays a vital role in this process. An example of this: you create a profile of three customers who have similar demographics, but come to the site for different reasons. After arriving on the Web site, these three customers go to a different part of the site. The challenge is to address the needs of all three on the landing page and then help them along to the next step through "scent of information" (leading the user to where he wants to go based on his persona).
You won't find theories in the book.Read more ›
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Great simple book, very happy with this purchase.
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Your average SEO book. Has great tips though nothing earth shattering. People that have super great calls to action make lots of money and don't write books. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Guardian Destiny
Still working my way through the book (life happens). What I've read so far is good.Published 15 months ago by KYGurl94
Reading isn't the goal of your website. Getting the reader to take action is. This book belongs on your desk so you always remember how to do it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Holly
This book is so outdated, it should have a polyester book jacket. I blame this book for most of my sadness in life. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dingus Magee
One of the best books I've read about how to make a website efficient.Published 21 months ago by Frederic Reillier
This book has great real life in-depth examples of how businesses have used or developed their strategy. I haven't finished it yet but well worth buying. Read morePublished on March 3, 2014 by Karen MacMurray
Through no fault of its own, this book is old hat just because it's 6 years old. Back in 2007 there might have been some new ideas here, but by now if anyone hasn't learned all... Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by Book tramp
For once some useable information on how to improve online conversion without all the usual fluff. I keep this volume handy
when I'm putting together my new sites. Read more