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Originally issued 2nd July 2012

DBD Media (www.dbdmedia.co.uk), the search and social media agency for brands like IPC Media, De Vere Hotels and Sofa.com, has launched a fully integrated ‘Conversion Rate Optimisation’ (CRO) service aimed at maximising clients’ website revenue from paid, natural and social media traffic.

The new service focuses on enhancing conversion rate whilst reducing bounce rate from landing pages, product pages and home pages. The service also increases conversion rate throughout the whole conversion funnel and particularly targets shopping basket optimisation – an area where the largest gains are often found. DBD Media’s research into shopping basket abandonment, based on analytics reviews of retail and travel websites, found that over eight out of 10 consumers abandon an online shopping basket without ever completing the transaction.

DBD Media’s new CRO service blends softer design and usability skills with hard analytics data to convert social media, SEO and PPC-driven traffic into increased sales and revenue. It will be incorporated into all SEO, PPC and Social Media projects at the agency, and has already been rolled out across a number of key clients.

Nigel Muir, DBD Media’s MD, explains why the agency’s service has an important impact on clients’ revenues: “When we increase a client’s website conversion rate from 2% to 3%, it sounds incremental but actually drives 50% more revenue for the same marketing cost – a no brainer. We’re finding that insightfully executed CRO pays for itself in a matter of days or weeks and improves ROI across all digital marketing activities. And, critically for many of our clients, we have a solution that requires minimal changes to their websites which reduces development costs significantly”

DBD Media has hired Axelle Ros from one of the UK’s three specialist conversion rate optimisation agencies, House of Kaizen, to head the CRO department as Conversion Analytics Consultant. She has helped in developing a proprietary testing and improvement methodology that identifies website issues quickly, and builds alternative solutions without requiring significant website recoding. All recommendations on website changes are based on robust testing methodologies and data analysis. She is also responsible for the agencies Web Analytics department, which provides customised implementations, consultancy and training in Google Analytics

The move to launch a CRO service further extends DBD Media’s service to actively helping convert website visitors into increased sales and revenue for clients, and further differentiates the agency from those that remain focused purely on driving website traffic through search.

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For more information please contact Helen Down @ Treacle PR (helen@treaclepr.co.uk or 07986 117 277)

About DBD Media:
DBD Media (www.dbdmedia.co.uk) is an independent digital marketing agency, based in Covent Garden in London, that delivers an integrated search engine marketing and social media service to its clients. Founded in 2000, it specialises in helping clients drive visitors and revenue through SEO, PPC and Social Media. It also helps its clients get more from their online and mobile channels through its Web Analytics and Conversion Rate Optimisation services, as well as offering training and consultancy in SEO, PPC, Social Media and Web Analytics.

The company’s diverse client portfolio includes global brands, SMEs and charities across the travel, finance, recruitment, retail, publishing, entertainment and education sectors, including De Vere Hotels, The Conran Shop, Lyle & Scott, The Energy Saving Trust, Sofa.com, IPC Media and Capital One.

DBD Media is a member of the IPA, and sits on its Search Marketing Advisory Committee. For over five years, the agency has also been one of Econsultancy's featured SEO and PPC suppliers.

Published on: 11:45AM on 28th September 2012