# Why all the Fuss about Conversion Rate?

Well before we start let me tell you this: Make sure you have a good grasp of conversion rate as it can really turn your business around!

To understand conversion rate, let’s first understand conversions.

What is a conversion?

A conversion is when a visitor comes to your site and completes a desired goal. These goals are set by you and can be anything from completing a sale, opening an account, or signing up for a newsletter.

You can also include smaller conversions such as spending a certain amount of time on your site, downloading a pdf, or even watching a video.

So what is conversion rate?

The conversion rate is the percentage of visitors to your website that complete a conversion out of the total number of visitors.

How do I work out the conversion rate?

Divide the number of conversions (e.g. 20 conversions) by the total number of people visiting your site (e.g. 300 visitors), then multiply by 100% to get your conversion rate as a percentage.

20 conversions ÷ 300 visitors x 100% = 7%

What does a good conversion rate mean?

A high conversion rate implies a successful website with strong advertising.

Meaning – you are offering what people want and they can get it easily!

That’s what we’re all aiming for!

What is a good conversion rate?

According to Wordstream, the average conversion rate is 2.35%. Ideally, you want to break into the top 10% — these are the landing pages with conversion rates of 11.45% or higher.

What should I remember when recording conversions?

When recording conversions, make sure you total up the different conversions separately. For example, if out of 300 visitors you have; 10 people completing a sale, 13 people signing up to a newsletter and 24 people watching a video, don’t record conversion rate as 16%, rather:

3% – sale

4% – signed up to newsletter

8% – watched video

This way you have a more accurate look at what your conversions are.

What now?

Now that you understand conversion rate go ahead and start using these important strategies to optimize your online marketing.

But remember; we are here to assist you with all these essential marketing strategies. We will help you to figure out your desired goals and help to raise your conversion rate ever higher.

So contact us, or give us a call – our team is waiting to hear from you!

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