Most Awesome Conversion Rate Optimization Articles of 2013

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Merry-ChristmasHappy holidays everyone! 2013 is nearly over, and I thought it would be a great time to round-up some of the best website conversion rate optimization articles from the last year. Perfect for some leisurely reading while you enjoy some much needed time off!

Lets get started – here are the 12 most awesome articles, in no particular order…

10 Things Small Business can Learn from Top Ecommerce Websites
This article is packed with great examples and learnings of what top ecommerce sites are doing to improve conversions.

The Beginners Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization
Enough said. This was one of the most popular articles of the year, and perfect for getting your feet wet with conversion rate optimization.

14 Conversion Tips that Will Matter the Most in 2014
These tips from 14 conversion rate experts (including myself!) will give you a great kick-start to the new year.

How Walmart’s Responsive Design Boosted Conversions by 20%
This great article highlights the potential and real benefits of creating a well optimized mobile website.

21 Ways You Are Screwing Up Your Landing Pages (And What To Do About It)
This awesome article highlights some great examples of common landing page conversion mistakes.

Highlights from the 2013 Conversion Rate Optimization Report
The Annual Conversion Rate Optimization Report was released in November, and this overview infographic is excellent (and fun!)

7 Simple Tweaks That’ll Shoot Your Conversion Rate Up
This was just one example of some of the many amazing conversion related articles by Neil Patel that caught my eye.

What’s the One Thing That Keeps Searchers from Converting on your Site
This good article by Brian Massey provides help from a unique angle – improving conversions from search visitors.

The Essential User Guide for Website Testing Tool Success
A shameless self-promotion, but I’m pretty proud of this one – an indepth look at how to use A/B testing tools to ensure success.

What Conversion Rate Experts Often Forget About: The Customer Lifecycle
This excellent article focuses on the often ignored bigger picture of conversions – improving customer conversions in the long run.

10 Quora Threads About Conversion Rate Optimization
This unusual article highlights some of the great conversion rate optimization articles you can find on Quora.

3 Excellent Ways to Ensure Your Landing Page Social Proof Actually Proves Something
No best of year guide would be complete without an Unbounce article – these guys crank out solid articles like this all year.

Bonus awesome article: 8 Effective Ways to Increase Your Blogs Conversion Rates
Daniel Sharkov is only 19 but is wise beyond his years – ignore his wacky blog design – he is going to be a star of the future!

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  • http://www.pmorganbrown.com/ Morgan Brown

    Hi Rich,

    Thanks so much for including the Beginner’s Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization on the list. We are flattered and really appreciate it. We worked hard on it and are glad that it’s provided a good starting point for people jumping into CRO.

    If you’re ever up for it we’d love to do an interview with you for our blog. You can reach me at mbrown {at} qualaroo {dot} com.

    Thanks again!

  • manzarek75

    Hi Morgan – no problem! It’s a really great article you wrote. I would certainly love to do an interview with you too! I will send you an email. Thanks!

  • http://conversionscientist.com Brian Massey

    Great list. Thanks for including my “One Thing” article. It’s good to be in such esteemed company.

  • manzarek75

    Thanks Brian! I really liked your article’s unique angle.