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5 of the biggest website UX design myths of 2019 (so far)

Posted by Michael Bell

  1. 1. “Less is more”

It has been statically proven (by us actually), the more clutter on a page, the higher the bounce rate. From a neurobiological perspective, cluttered designs lack visual order, thus increasing cognitive load as users struggle to navigate the visual landscape and understand which parts are important. So, less is more, right? Well, not quite. Take a look at the below examples, on the left we have a page with a clarity score of 65. By comparison to the page on the right, it’s a relatively clutter-free page because:

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If 95% of purchasing decisions are unconscious, why are you wasting budget on focus groups?

Posted by Lorna Crowley

Okay, okay. I’ll admit, that’s a rather inflammatory statement but the sentiment remains. For decades, businesses have facilitated focus groups to directly engage with their customers, with the view of collecting more ‘real’ insight into their opinions and the emotions driving purchasing behavior. Whilst this feedback is highly valuable, many businesses are placing too much emphasis on the results, especially when there may be a more accurate, faster and cost-effective method of using consumer insight at scale to influence marketing decisions. *drum roll please* Introducing the power of neuromarketing…

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E-Commerce Optimisation: treat your PDP as a sales conversation

Posted by Kurtis Morrison

This is a guest post by Johann Van Tonder, E-Commerce optimisation expert, COO at AWA Digital and Co-Author of the book "E-Commerce Website Optimisation" (Kogan Page).
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Topics: CRO, Design Strategy

How Ambition Data makes data actionable for their clients.

Posted by Dominic Harkness

Digital marketing experts know that having data is critical for understanding and improving digital performance for their clients. But all that data can sometimes be overwhelming - especially for clients and stakeholders who aren't accustomed to it. In order for insights to be shared and undrstood, raw data sometimes needs to be turned into something more meaningful and intuitive. In this case study we’ll show how Ambition Data uses EyeQuant to do just that.

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Simple Web Design: The Science Behind Why Uncluttered Websites Work

Posted by Dominic Harkness

It's become a mantra of today's designers to opt for clean designs. No matter if you're a B2B, eCommerce or SaaS company, limiting the amount of content on a page will almost always positively impact user engagement and conversions. This isn't only based on professionals' opinions and experiences either, but is also backed up by hard data. For example, we ran a study on 300 top websites from different industries and found that there's a clear relationship between how clean a design is and how well it keeps users on a site. Specifically, we found that cluttered designs, the opposite of clean design, lead to higher bounce rates across all industries. Yet, despite all the best practices and data, clutter can still be found all over the web.

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Topics: CRO, UX, Design Strategy

How Monito used A.I. to evaluate 12 A/B test ideas in one day

Posted by Dominic Harkness

A/B testing is a powerful method for testing design variants, but it's also expensive. Each test costs time, traffic, and development resources. Adding to the frustration, only one out of seven A/B tests generates any meaningful uplift in the first place. This means there's always a considerable risk that the test variants will underperform, cost immediate revenue and eat up time and money. Almost all conversion teams feel the strain of limited resources in one way or another.

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Why First Impressions Matter for your Website Design & UX

Posted by Dominic Harkness

The user experience starts way before anything is read or clicked. It only takes 50ms for users to form a first impression of your website. These are gut reactions that are emotional at heart and result from the way your site is designed. It can lead users to be excited, calmed, or even bored right as they land on the page. This is why it's important to make sure that your design evokes emotions that match your product or service.

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Topics: UX, Design Strategy

Increase User Engagement on your Website with Clean Web Design

Posted by Kurtis Morrison

There's a clear relationship between "clean" web design and user engagement.

As reported by Fast Company and Inc. Magazine, a new EyeQuant study has shown that there's a surprisingly strong relationship between the "visual clarity" of a website (as rated by an algorithm) and its bounce rate. In fact, the results suggest that up to one-third of a user's decision to stay or bounce comes down to a snap judgment of whether or not the page is too cluttered. In this post, we'll take a closer look at the data and the methodology behind the study.

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Website Redesign Tips - What Makes a Successful Redesign

Posted by Dominic Harkness

Most Website Redesigns are a Waste of Money. Here’s What Sets the Successful Ones Apart.

In the digital world, trends dictate everything - and that most certainly extends to websites. Why else would practically every homepage on the internet use a rotating carousel banner? Why else would eCommerce shops ask if you want to share their product detail page on Twitter? Remember when half the websites you visited had music? Remember when they were all made in Flash and took 2 minutes to load? 

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Topics: Design Strategy

Improve User Experience & Influence Where People Look on Your Website.

Posted by Kurtis Morrison

Hacking Web Design with Neuroscience: 5 Ways to Change the Way Users See Your Site

Today’s web and mobile users are distracted because they're bombarded with way more information online than they could ever consume. This has created a large (and growing) gap between the content available online and our capacity to consume it.

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