A unique selling proposition is mucho importante. And I'm not the only one who thinks so. Linda Bustos, an e-commerce consultant at the Get Elastic blog wrote:
Several years ago at our company, we adjusted the term a bit by replacing "selling" with "value." What we didn't change was our work with clients, helping them clarify or even create a unique value proposition for use on their site (among hundreds of other factors).
I was reminded of this recently when our newest conversion analyst and one of his clients turned in their most recent optimization success story. A single test on this client's unique value proposition increased overall conversion rate by 33.8 percent. What did this client do that worked so well? It hired a good writer (at our suggestion) who wrote several suggested unique value propositions, as this company didn't have one at all. Then we tested the several unique value propositions, until we had a clear winner. Not only did our client see a conversion rate increase, it gained customer insight that can be used to optimize other site areas.
Every Landing Page Needs One
In recent years, I've even started suggesting clients use unique campaign propositions (UCP). These are meant to reinforce your offer from banner ad or PPC (define) campaigns by enhancing the landing-page scent. When visitors take their precious eight-second first impression, you want them to know why they should buy from you and not your competitors.
Strengthen Your Unique Value Proposition
Creating a unique value or campaign proposition isn't for chumps or posers. Your value proposition must be clear, relevant, and easy to understand. Here's a quick, easy process for writing a more powerful unique value proposition:
How strong is your unique value proposition? It could be the key to a better conversion rate.
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Bryan Eisenberg is coauthor of the Wall Street Journal, Amazon, BusinessWeek, and New York Times bestselling books "Call to Action," "Waiting For Your Cat to Bark?," and "Always Be Testing." Bryan is a professional marketing speaker and has keynoted conferences globally such as SES, Shop.org, Direct Marketing Association, MarketingSherpa, Econsultancy, Webcom, SEM Konferansen Norway, the Canadian Marketing Association, and others. In 2010, Bryan was named a winner of the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation's Rising Stars Awards, which recognizes the most talented professionals 40 years of age or younger in the field of direct/interactive marketing. He is also cofounder and chairman emeritus of the Web Analytics Association. Bryan serves as an advisory board member of SES Conference & Expo, the eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit, and several venture capital backed companies. He works with his coauthor and brother Jeffrey Eisenberg. You can find them at BryanEisenberg.com.
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