Performance UX

Search marketing (SEO and PPC) can get people to your website. There’s more you can do to optimise the performance of your website, improving the user experience (UX) to maximise enquiries or sales.

Vertical Leap’s Performance UX service incorporates website usage data, heuristics analysis, Apollo Insights algorithmic technology and behavioural analysis to systematically improve the user experience on your website or other digital product.

This is a retainer-based service that starts with a detailed analysis of your website performance. We then put together a Performance UX plan, with a roadmap designed to continually enhance the quality and value of your traffic. We then work in cycles, split-testing, improving, reviewing different parts of your site.

Our approach to Performance UX

Performance UX is a perfect complimentary addition to our industry-leading SEO and PPC services. Make your website work harder for you and deliver real return on investment (ROI). Initially, we work with you to identify your digital product’s impulses, impediments and incentives.

Impulse: what brings users to your site.
There are generally motivated by one of three needs – transaction, information, education. Why they arrive at your site will be determined by your value proposition, your relevance and the clarity of your message.

Impediment: what makes users leave the site.
Difficulties, confusions, distractions, lack of information, doubt – all can disrupt the user’s path towards a conversion.

Incentive: what makes users act.
Enticements, simplicity, clarity, compelling offers are some of the elements that can encourage people to engage and complete a conversion action.

Step one – analysis

  • We carry out a detailed audit that includes behavioural analysis to produce a report. This would typically be the first month, but could take longer, depending on the size of the website and the depth of analysis required.

Step two – planning

  • We use this report to plan a Performance UX roadmap, with benchmarks, KPIs and schedules of work.

Step three – ongoing Performance UX roadmap

We employ an agile approach, working in monthly sprints, to:

  1. Add new impulses and increase the efficiency of existing ones
  2. Remove impediments to streamline user journeys
  3. Maximise the visibility and effectiveness of your incentives

All of this equates to a website that, month on month, will work harder for your business.

Performance UX metrics

Your ongoing Performance UX service may include some or all of the following deliverables:

  • Visual template reviews
  • Statistical analysis
  • User journey maps
  • Personas
  • Competitor analysis
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • KPI evaluation and review
  • Brainstorming
  • Mood boards
  • Wireframing
  • Storyboarding
  • User flows
  • Content audits
  • IA evaluation and review
  • Heuristic analysis
  • Sitemap
  • Usability testing
  • Focus group analysis
  • Heatmapping
  • Eye tracking
  • Accessibility analysis
  • Pattern libraries
  • Prototyping

With this wealth of information, we can help influence design decisions and be there to support you through the implementation process.

Apollo insights dashboard for SEO and UX

Collaboration and transparency

Vertical Leap works in a transparent and collaborative way. You can keep track of the Performance UX activity in our Workstream system, via Apollo Insights, as well as gain access to all the data we use.

Each quarter, we plan priority tasks and then split up this work into monthly sprints so that you know, and we know, what we are working on and what we are hoping to achieve.

Apollo Insights sets us apart from our competition and ensures that we make the best tactical decisions for your website. By relying on data and not ‘gut feelings’, it allows you peace of mind that these aren’t decisions made in haste but calculated and considered based on your individual business needs.

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