Conversion rate optimization (CRO) and search engine optimization (SEO) are seen as integral to the success of a business online – but this can be something of a problem because in some instances the best practice guidelines for each can contradict each other.
SEO focuses on making changes to a business’ website in order that it ranks higher on Google. This is vital in getting more traffic to your site; more traffic means far more potential customers. CRO is the discipline that attempts to get more sales on the site – after all, there is no getting lots of people on your site if no-one is buying.
But the real question is how well it is possible to manage both of these activities at once. Each of them is necessary for the smooth running of your business – so how do you deal with the fact that they don’t always appear to work together? Here we take a look at some of the important ways that you can optimize for conversations while still improving your SEO.