Recently I was hired to do a rewrite for a client’s sales copy that wasn’t converting.
Before I got started I decided to set up tracking software to see how his copy was converting… AND see where his traffic was coming from.
Remember, last month I wrote a post about how traffic sources affect conversions. The idea is that different traffic sources can affect conversion rates BIG TIME.
Some sources of traffic will convert MUCH BETTER than others, to the same sales copy. (A member of my Copy Mentorship recently discovered this as well. We discussed it in the latest Q&A session.)
Because of this, I’m more interested in knowing the conversion rates from individual traffic sources than just the overall conversion rate.
Now that the test has been running for more than a week, I can see that the biggest source of traffic is from traffic exchanges and other very low-targeted traffic sources.
If you just excluded these low quality traffic sources, the overall conversion rate would double. That says a lot.
So now when I rewrite the copy, I’ll be able to better judge the success of the letter by excluding the traffic sources that don’t really pick up any sales. In fact, I’ll probably ONLY compare conversion rates from traffic sources that made at least one sale.
If you’re working to get your conversion rate up, I recommend using software like Muvar to help you discover your true conversion rate… AND to tell you something about your customers. But I’ll get to that in another post.