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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, S20(+) en S20 Ultra Hands-on

Samsung nodigde ons uit op de drie allernieuwste smartphones van dichtbij te bekijken. Daar maakten wij dankbaar gebruik van en wij delen onze bevindingen met je.

Hands-on: Synology Virtual Machine Manager

Dat je NAS tegenwoordig voor veel meer dan alleen het opslaan van bestanden kan worden gebruikt is inmiddels bekend, maar wist je ook dat je er virtuele machines mee kan beheren? Wij leggen je uit hoe.

Wat je moet weten over FIDO-sleutels

Dankzij de FIDO2-standaard is het mogelijk om zonder wachtwoord toch veilig in te loggen bij diverse online diensten. Onder meer Microsoft en Google bieden hier al opties voor. Dit jaar volgen er waarschijnlijk meer organisaties die dit aanbieden.

Zo gebruik je je iPhone zonder Apple ID

Tegenwoordig moet je voor zo’n beetje alles wat je online wilt doen een account aanmaken, zelfs als je niet van plan bent online te werken of als je gewoon geen zin hebt om je gegevens te delen met de fabrikant. Wij laten je vandaag zien hoe je dat voor elkaar krijgt met je iPhone of iPad.

Groot lek in Internet Explorer wordt al misbruikt in het wild

Er is een nieuwe zero-day-kwetsbaarheid ontdekt in Microsoft Internet Explorer. Het nieuwe lek wordt al misbruikt en een beveiligingsupdate is nog niet beschikbaar.

Zo installeer je Chrome-extensies in de nieuwe Edge

De nieuwe versie van Edge is gebouwd met code van het Chromium-project, maar in de standaardconfiguratie worden extensies uitsluitend geïnstalleerd via de Microsoft Store. Dat is gelukkig vrij eenvoudig aan te passen.

Windows 10-upgrade nog steeds gratis

Microsoft gaf gebruikers enkele jaren geleden de mogelijkheid gratis te upgraden van Windows 7 naar Windows 10. Daarbij ging het af en toe zo ver dat zelfs gebruikers die dat niet wilden een upgrade kregen. De aanbieding is al lang en breed voorbij, maar gratis upgraden is nog steeds mogelijk en het is nu makkelijker dan ooit. Wij vertellen je hoe je dat doet.

Chrome, Edge, Firefox: Welke browser is het snelst?

Er is veel veranderd op de markt voor pc-browsers. Ongeveer vijf jaar geleden was er nog meer concurrentie en geheel eigen ontwikkeling, nu zijn er nog maar twee engines over: die achter Chrome en die achter Firefox. Met de release van de Blink-gebaseerde Edge van Microsoft deze maand kijken we naar benachmarks en praktijktests.

Cooler Master herontwerpt koelpasta-tubes wegens drugsverdenkingen

Cooler Master heeft het uiterlijk van z’n koelpasta-spuiten aangepast omdat het bedrijf het naar eigen zeggen beu is om steeds te moeten uitleggen aan ouders dat de inhoud geen drugs is, maar koelpasta.

Zo installeer je Chrome OS op je (oude) computer

Google timmert al jaren hard aan de weg met Chrome OS en brengt samen met verschillende computerfabrikanten Chrome-apparaten uit met dat besturingssysteem. Maar je hoeft niet per se een dedicated apparaat aan te schaffen, je kan het systeem ook zelf op je (oude) computer zetten en wij laten je zien hoe.


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Loads of useful articles that weren’t in our book

Some of the articles in the new “Not in our book Making Websites Win” category. We were contacted by someone who had read and enjoyed our book, Making Websites Win. She asked if we could tag all the articles on our website that aren’t in the book, so she could learn more about CRO without having to re-read the same content. We liked her idea, so we skim-read all our articles and tagged them. In doing so, we were reminded how many valuable tips and resources they contain. We were also surprised that only twenty percent of our articles made their way into Making Websites Win.

“We wish we had started with Conversion Rate Experts sooner,” says truLOCAL, an online food store

The following is from our huge library of client successes—why not join them? truLOCAL is an online store that lets customers buy food from nearby suppliers. A short video interview with the client window._wq = window._wq || []; _wq.push({ id: "el5ic9ww04", options: { plugin: { "postRoll-v1": { raw: "To start growing your profits, 1. Get a free copy of our our best‑selling book 2. Book your FREE website strategy session " } } }, onReady: function(state) { video["el5ic9ww04"] = state; } }); “We’ve seen a 55% increase in sales on just the home page alone,” says Courtney Jang, Marketing Director of truLOCAL.

90 tips for “lockdown working”

Cabin fever has always been one of the biggest challenges of remote working. Most solutions involve “getting out of the house.” What everyone’s doing now, though, isn’t remote working—it’s lockdown working. Lockdown working takes cabin fever to a new level, and demands different solutions. Our team members are based across Europe, North America, South America, and Asia-Pacific—each under different levels of lockdown. We asked them what they are doing to overcome cabin fever. We’re aware that cabin fever is the least of many people’s problems right now. Many of our family, friends, and followers are having to endure much tougher challenges.

Triple R: a new technique to accelerate your progress

—includes a template you can use on any project The following excerpt is from our in-house onboarding flow for new team members. We are publishing it as a series of articles, which we’re calling The Infinite Manager. The series describes the unconventional operating system that has enabled our small team to have such an impact on the web’s leading companies. You can progress much faster if you increase the rate at which you explore avenues and abandon the dead ends. In this article, we describe a simple but incredibly powerful process we developed to do precisely that. We suspect it’s our most useful discovery to date.

As of today, we are accepting clients for the first half of this year

Testimonials from some of the clients we grew in 2020. Let us help you do something awesome in 2021 If you’re keen to start the year with a big success, then now’s the time to act. We have dramatically transformed many clients’ lives—see the 97 client testimonials and success stories on this page, a list to which we added 10 new testimonials in 2020. We usually become fully booked within several days of publishing a message like this. To explore how we can help, just submit this form → We’ve grown the web’s most sophisticated companies—like Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, and Dropbox, plus many smaller companies in 39 countries and 11 languages.

A roundup of the best accessibility resources (now a legal requirement)

Accessibility is like the ramp at the entrance to a public building: It’s barely noticeable if you don’t need it, but if you do, it’s the difference between you being welcomed in or locked out. Making websites accessible is not only an ethical responsibility: it’s also a legal obligation (companies are being sued for having inaccessible websites). Plus, there are financial benefits: accessible websites tend to be more profitable, for reasons we explain below. We are committed to sharing and amplifying articles about accessibility and inclusive design. It’s within our industry’s power to make all websites inclusive, and it shouldn’t take long.

Conversion Rate Experts doubled the leads (and improved their quality) for CloudShare, a cloud computing provider

The following is from our huge library of client successes—why not join them? CloudShare is a cloud computing company that provides virtual labs for software training, sales demos, and proof of concepts. A short video interview with the client window._wq = window._wq || []; _wq.push({ id: "pjceg3nhlx", options: { plugin: { "postRoll-v1": { raw: "To start growing your profits, 1. Get a free copy of our our best‑selling book 2. Book your FREE website strategy session " } } }, onReady: function(state) { video["pjceg3nhlx"] = state; } }); “It’s, bar none, beyond anything we expected,” says Jeremy Hess, Digital Marketing Manager of CloudShare.

Tips and tools: DIY sentiment analysis; 102 design-thinking tools; and how to improve autofill for forms

Here are some great resources we have recently shared with one another (We don’t profit from recommending things. We just love sharing things we think you’ll appreciate. You can see our other Tips and Tools articles here.) How to do sentiment analysis in Google Tables Google has launched Tables, which looks like Airtable. It’s currently in beta and available only in the US. Here’s Google Sheets expert Ben Collins’ description of it. Ben has published a tutorial on how to do sentiment analysis in Google Tables: Ensure your cookie notice is on the right side of the law Many cookie policies still contravene GDPR.

Buffet delegation: A low-risk way to delegate difficult work

The following excerpt is from our in-house onboarding flow for new team members. We are publishing it as a series of articles, which we’re calling The Infinite Manager. The series describes the unconventional operating system that has enabled our small team to have such an impact on the web’s leading companies. Delegation is usually push-based: you select the work and then delegate it. Often, we prefer to use a process we call buffet delegation. (Note that it’s “buffet” with one “t”—as in cheese cubes and mini turkey meatballs. It has nothing to do with Warren Buffett.) Buffet delegation is pull-based: we lay out all the work that needs doing, and then the person to whom we are delegating chooses the work at which they believe they’d be best.

Conversion Rate Experts generated “well over seven figures” for Corporate Finance Institute, an education company

The following is from our huge library of client successes—why not join them? Corporate Finance Institute (CFI) is a leading global provider of online training and education for finance and investment professionals. “We chose Conversion Rate Experts because they are the best,” says Gwyn Pritchett, CTO of CFI. A short audio interview with the client (The sound quality isn’t as good as it normally would be. The interview was recorded during the early days of lockdown in 2020.) A transcript of the audio “Working with CRE was a fantastic experience. We learned so much about our customers that we didn’t know before—the journey from beginning to end, what our customers cared about.

Rand Fishkin on how we more than doubled the sales of his new company

The following is from our huge library of client successes—why not join them? SparkToro is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company founded by Moz founder Rand Fishkin. It offers a tool to discover the publications, channels, and people that influence a target audience. As you may already know, Rand first gave us a testimonial in 2009, after we more than doubled the sales of his company, Moz. We subsequently worked with Moz to help it transition from a subscription-based publisher to a SaaS company. In 2018, Rand invited our founders, Karl and Ben, to become founding investors in his new company, SparkToro. Then, after SparkToro launched, Rand hired us to grow its sales.

The page we send to all our new clients, to improve their success

The welcome page helps to overcome common obstacles that impede CRO projects. If your colleagues aren’t persuaded that conversion is important, send them this article, using this mailto link) or, if you’re an extrovert, via social media. Conversion is a team activity. If your bosses, co-workers, and employees don’t share your vision and enthusiasm, you’ll struggle to get results. Before you can convert your visitors, you must convert your co-workers. We discovered this the hard way. In our early days, we noticed that though many of our client projects moved rapidly, a few of them stumbled along the same rocky path:

“Over a million dollars in extra revenue” for ThinSlim Foods, a low-carb food company

The following is from our huge library of client successes—why not join them? ThinSlim Foods is one of the largest low-carb food companies. “They made it possible for us to double our ad spend without lowering our return on ad spend,” says Andrew Eckhardt, owner of ThinSlim Foods. A short audio interview with the client A transcript of the audio “Working with Conversion Rate Experts has exceeded my expectations. They get the results that you’re looking for. “In addition to the results, the level of support has been exceptional—and has me rethinking the level of support I should be requesting from my other vendors.

Conversion Rate Experts has joined the Next 15 group (see the new ways we can now help you grow)

On this page, we describe why we have joined the Next 15 group and how it benefits our clients, team members, and partners. We are excited to announce that Conversion Rate Experts has been acquired by Next 15, a group of best-in-class specialist marketing companies. Next 15 works with sophisticated clients (including Google, Amazon, Facebook, American Express, Dell, Procter and Gamble, Microsoft, Slack, and Toyota—and many smaller fast-growing companies). Next 15 works with sophisticated clients. The move allows us to provide a holistic fast-growth service, which we have been planning for several years.

“The Power Law of CRO”—and why it means CRO is the most important activity for your business

Moz founder Rand Fishkin calls conversion rate optimization (CRO) “the most important marketing activity.” But many companies still don’t appreciate the economic multipliers that make it so surprisingly profitable. In this article, you’ll discover the three benefits of CRO that can drive your company into an economic “virtuous circle” of growth. Benefit 1: The obvious one—CRO gets you more customers, free The obvious reason to improve your conversion rate is that you want more customers without having to spend a penny more on advertising. Your revenue is equal to… your number of visitors multiplied by… your conversion rate (the percentage of your visitors that turn into customers) multiplied by… the lifetime customer spend (the amount that each of them spends with you): Benefit 1: Doubling your conversion rate doubles your revenue.

“CRE has been the best investment we’ve ever made,” says Positive Parenting Solutions, an online education company

The following is from our huge library of client successes—why not join them? Positive Parenting Solutions is an online education company that provides training courses and coaching for parents. A short video interview with the client window._wq = window._wq || []; _wq.push({ id: "kdyjea5kj9", options: { plugin: { "postRoll-v1": { raw: "To start growing your profits, 1. Get a free copy of our our best‑selling book 2. Book your FREE website strategy session " } } }, onReady: function(state) { video["kdyjea5kj9"] = state; } }); When you see the results, “it’s like Christmas morning,” says David McCready, CEO of Positive Parenting Solutions.

Conversion rate more than doubled for DS Smith ePack, a B2B packaging company

The following is from our huge library of client successes—why not join them? DS Smith is a leading global packaging company. A short video interview with the client window._wq = window._wq || []; _wq.push({ id: "dx6lvqp3o7", options: { plugin: { "postRoll-v1": { raw: "To start growing your profits, 1. Get a free copy of our our best‑selling book 2. Book your FREE website strategy session " } } }, onReady: function(state) { video["dx6lvqp3o7"] = state; } }); “Our cost-per-acquisition has halved,” says Fabrice Clerc-Renaud, Managing Director of DS Smith ePack. A transcript of the video “The results from CRE were very significant.

20% more sales for Parts Town, a B2B ecommerce store

The following is from our huge library of client successes—why not join them? Parts Town has the world’s largest in-stock inventory of OEM commercial kitchen parts for the restaurant and food industry. A short video interview with the client window._wq = window._wq || []; _wq.push({ id: "275tbc5ufv", options: { plugin: { "postRoll-v1": { raw: "To start growing your profits, 1. Get a free copy of our our best‑selling book 2. Book your FREE website strategy session " } } }, onReady: function(state) { video["275tbc5ufv"] = state; } }); “The results were tremendous,” says Bryan Evans of Parts Town.

Half a million pounds for Fanatical, a gaming and digital entertainment platform

The following is from our huge library of client successes—why not join them? Fanatical is a gaming and digital entertainment platform. A short video interview with the client (filmed before the pandemic) window._wq = window._wq || []; _wq.push({ id: "javlee4bk3", options: { plugin: { "postRoll-v1": { raw: "To start growing your profits, 1. Get a free copy of our our best‑selling book 2. Book your FREE website strategy session " } } }, onReady: function(state) { video["javlee4bk3"] = state; } }); “I’d certainly recommend people work with CRE,” says Martin Reeves, CTO of Fanatical.

“Everybody should use Conversion Rate Experts,” says Bestshopping

The following is from our huge library of client successes—why not join them? Bestshopping is a leading Italian cashback website. A short video interview with the client window._wq = window._wq || []; _wq.push({ id: "0copmw79t9", options: { plugin: { "postRoll-v1": { raw: "To start growing your profits, 1. Get a free copy of our our best‑selling book 2. Book your FREE website strategy session " } } }, onReady: function(state) { video["0copmw79t9"] = state; } }); We greatly increased the rate of first purchases for Bestshopping. A transcript of the video “I think that everybody doing business should use Conversion Rate Experts.