by Brad Bortone
, Senior Research Editor
Marketing Research Chart: Conversion dominates optimization priorities Q. Of the following website optimization goals, please rate each in terms of “very important,” “somewhat important,” “not important” or “don't know,” according your company's priorities.
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As you can see, more than 80% of marketers consider increasing overall conversion as the dominant priority for their website optimization programs. They also consider advanced optimization goals, such as learning about customer motivations and addressing the marketing funnel, as “very important,” with 64% and 58% of marketers, respectively, focused on those goals.
More tactical goals, including vetting phrasing and page elements, are also at the forefront, with 62% of respondents saying these were “very important” prioritization goals.
Website priorities appear to vary among industry channels, company size and maturity levels. For priorities marked as “very important,” increasing overall conversion was the predominant focus, particularly for those marketing directly to consumers, as 88% of B2C firms rated increasing overall conversion as “very important,” versus 78% of their B2B counterparts.
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