Usability

What does the '404 Not Found' error mean?

Error 404: what the error page means and how to use it

How often have you stumbled upon a dead end while surfing the net? HTTP 404 error pages are commonplace online to inform users that the requested page isn’t available. As well as being annoying for visitors, they spell bad news for website owners since a dead link may have a bad influence on a website’s search engine ranking. In this article, we’ll demonstrate the importance of 404 pages and...

Cool and creative 404 pages: tips and examples

Tips and examples to help create great 404 pages

When surfing the web, users are often stopped in their tracks by 404 pages. This error message means that the page the user is trying to reach doesn’t exist. Most of these webpages are standardised, but some operators choose to create their own, individual 404 pages. So how do you go about creating a memorable, innovative 404 error page? We’ll take you through the dos and don'ts of making a 404...

What is conversion rate optimization?

What is Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)?

Successful SEO measures help land you a spot in the top ranking positions of the search engine results pages (SERPS) and increase the influx of visitors to your site. But what happens when only a few visitors are actually buying your products or subscribing to your newsletters? Despite good traffic, the web project still isn’t as successful as it could be. The practical and effective solution to...

Heat map analysis: usability check for you web project

Heat map analysis: how to visualise your visitors’ behaviour

By knowing the total number of unique visitors and purchases made on your website, you can quickly calculate the conversion rate for your online store. This figure, however, doesn’t reveal why a visitor made a certain purchase or deciding against buying a product. A heat map analysis, on the other hand, can shed some light on the matter and help you to increase the number of conversions.

A/B testing: statistic problems and other obstacles

Statistic problems and other obstacles with A/B testing

Website usability tests are a common method of optimising your web project. A/B testing is especially popular and this method consists of comparing two variants of a page with each other. However, actually implementing and analysing one of these tests isn’t easy, even with powerful tools. Statistic problems and poor decisions quickly lead to you defeating the purpose of the optimisation.

A/B testing for website optimization

What is A/B testing?

Your product range is complete, the technical implementation is finished, and with the help of web designers and graphic designers, you have created the perfect visual concept for your online shop. But what happens if clicks and conversions fail to materialise? Sometimes it’s down to a small aspect like a colour, a button, or how single elements are arranged: any of these can dissuade website...

KPIs in online marketing

KPIs (key performance indicators) in online marketing

In the world of online business there are various performance indicators which are used to measure the success or failure of a business. In the e-commerce and publishing sector, analytical tools enable you to develop various optimisation measures based on KPI's as well as allowing you to get the most out of individual pages and campaigns. The tools can be used to uncover any weaknesses and show...

Tips for successful A/B testing

6 tips for significant A/B tests

Your website or online store is finally ready, but you still need to adapt and optimise it. Even small changes, such as the position of a form or CTA buttons, can have a positive impact on your business. Running simple A/B tests enable you to check certain hypotheses and test them accordingly. But if you decide to use A/B testing to help your company succeed, you need more than just the right...

Adblockers’ impact on web development

Adblockers’ impact on web design and web development

Approximately a quarter of all internet users in the UK use adblockers in order to circumvent pop-ups or ad banners. And while it may be nice to peruse through your favourite content unhampered by advertising, these extensions cut into the profits of both advertisers as well as those running ads on their brand or company. However, only few seem to be aware of the fact that it’s precisely these ads...

Tips for usability in your mobile web store

10 tips for usability in mobile commerce

The world of mobile commerce revolves around the concept of usability. This means ensuring that mobile sites are simple and intuitive in order to give tablet and smartphone users the best possible user experience. As m-commerce revenue continues to grow, online shop operators who fail to notice the trend and optimise their site accordingly can lose out on potential customers, and therefore, a...


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