Just Because You Paid A Lot Of Money For That Website Doesn't Mean It's Gonna Convert

February 22, 2008 | Bounteous x Accolite

We see it all the time — companies who just can’t figure out why their site doesn’t convert like it should.

We know first-hand that high conversion rate sites aren’t necessarily the prettiest sites. They often don’t have fancy graphics, knock-your-socks-off design or expensive flash elements. But they know what their users want and they give it to them — for example, they help users easily navigate to the right product; they give users the information they care about; they make it easy for users to do business with them.

Since it’s a Friday, I’m not going to tell you why you should do user testing on your site, or rant about common usability problems I encounter in performing user testing for clients. Instead, I’ll save the educational post for the work week and direct you to this funny (because it’s true) post, Don’t Hire An Ad Agency to Build Your Web Site. It says it better than I ever could!