So I get this feeling that Conversion is The perfect storm* and I’m dizzied to find myself in the middle of all this.
1. Affiliate Programs
Affiliate marketing has always been a tug of war between advertisers who want to pay for performance and and publishers who want to be paid for traffic. In order to be able to meet at the point of “Results”, advertisers must be able to guarantee good results, which means ─ Conversions.That’s why affiliate programs must add Conversion audit and coaching to their service vs. advertisers in order to help them improve Conversion.
2 Email service providers
There is a number of companies who help their customers organize their e-mail marketing.They offer tools for dealing with templates and mailing lists, and to measure results. Even if one can measure the results, they would have little ability to influence them. Therefore, the winners in this market will be those that help their customers to optimize the outcome of their mailings, which is again ─ Conversion.
3. E-commerce consultants/system providers
This is a no-brainer. Do ecommerce consultants and system vendors need to help their customers improve Conversion? Oh Yes!
4. SEO & SEM consultants
The days when SEO consultants can charge for ranking are numbered, you know – “We’ll get you up on the Top 10 on Google and you only pay for placement ‘. Why this is so I will not go into here, but the consequence is that SEO and SEM consultants will start to become judged on results, ie Conversion instead. It does not matter what rank, traffic or clicks a site has, unless it leads to results.
5. Site Owner
The people listed aboce are just the handymen helping site owners to get the best possible business. So what it all boils down to is that the site owner also has to take command of his Conversion so that all parts in the machinery points in the same direction.
So we expect that the next few years to be extremely exciting.
* Movie with George Clooney & co, which is about how all of a sudden weather systems interact, and relase allt their combined forces to create the worst storms seen by humans.