How to Use Surveying to Boost Your Conversions | Ep. #450

In Episode #450, Eric and Neil discuss how to use surveying to boost your conversions. Tune in to learn how Neil uses surveys to boost his conversions and discover the RIGHT type of questions people will want to answer.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • [00:27] – Today’s topic: How to Use Surveying to Boost Your Conversions
  • [00:40] – As long as your surveys are creative, it can be used to boost conversions
  • 00:50 – Neil shares how he helped Eric with his surveys for Single Grain
  • [01:07] – Surveying can generate more leads
  • [01:17] – From your blog page, you can implement surveys to retrieve any kind of feedback
  • [01:25] – Surveys can also be used for your pricing page
  • 01:50 – Google has their own survey tools
  • 01:55 – Qualaroo, Hotjar and Survey Monkey are some tools used for surveying
  • [02:15] – You should be actively surveying
  • 02:20 – Kissmetrics has s blog post that outlines the right questions to ask
  • [02:37] – Keep your surveys short and with high impact questions that are right for your business
  • [03:05] – Time your surveys
  • 04:19 – Marketing School is giving away 90-day FREE trial to Crazy Egg which is a visual analytics tool
  • [04:33] – That’s it for today’s episode!

3 Key Points:

  1. The more creative you are with your surveys, the more leads will answer them.
  2. Utilize surveys for all sorts of purposes and feedback.
  3. Keep survey questions short, on-point, and relevant to your business and the type of data you want to gather.

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Full Transcript of The Episode

Speaker: Get ready for your daily dose of marketing strategies and tactics from entrepreneurs with the guile and experience to help you find success in any marketing capacity. You're listening to Marketing School with your instructors, Neil Patel and Eric Siu.

Eric Siu: Welcome to another episode of Marketing School. I'm Eric Siu.

Neil Patel: I'm Neil Patel.

Eric Siu: Today, we are going to talk about how to use surveying to boost your conversions. Here is ... I mean, Neil, actually maybe you should talk about this for a little bit, because you're an expert with surveys.

Neil Patel: Surveys, as long as you get really creative with them, they can really boost conversion. I know we talked about this in the past episode in which I give Eric the example with his Single Grain. He's looking for people to spend money on pay per click. I was like, hey, through surveying, just asking a question such as, "Do you spend money on pay per click?" If they clicked "Yes," just say, "How much do you spend per month?" If they say a big enough amount, then you just ask them for their name and email address, and that's useful because now you have leads. That's a really simple way to use surveying to generate more leads.

Eric Siu: Yeah, and from a tactical perspective, I think when you look at a pricing page or let's say a blog page for example, let's say hey, on a blog page, hey, thanks for coming, thanks for checking out our content, what other topics interest you? People are going to write in things and they're going to give you ideas for topics, or let's say on your pricing page, what's missing here, what's confusing, what's causing any friction? I do know that some people, when they land on a certain page, I think it's maybe the check out page or something like that, what's missing, or what's preventing you from making decision. That might come afterwards. Let's say they gave their email but they didn't buy. You might send them an automated survey. Lots of different ways to do it but what are some tools that you use, Neil?

Neil Patel: Sure. Google has their own surveying tool, there's also Qualaroo which used to be [inaudible 00:01:57] which is owned by us, then it got changed to Qualaroo which is owned by Sean Ellis and then from there, I think some other person bought it from him. We talked about Hotjar as well so many different ways to skin a cat here. We can just keep talking about different tools, SurveyMonkey, whatever, but just make sure that you are actively serving, and I think if you're looking for more questions, because I mean, these podcasts are really short, I mean Kissmetrics has a good post on the bright survey questions to ask, because you don't want to ...
I remember one of my friends in entrepreneurs organization, he created a survey, he's trying to start a new business, and his survey had 150 questions in it. Nobody is going to fill out 150 questions, okay? You have to keep it short, you have to keep it to the point, you have to think about the high impact questions that you can be asking ... every single business is different. That Kissmetrics post on how to ask the right survey questions, I believe, just Google it, and you're going to figure out what questions are right for your business and at the different stage that you're at. You could be starting out, you can be midway through, you could be pretty mature. But I think it's important to think about these deliberately before you just start to send out a random blast of questions and you start to suck away people's time.

Eric Siu: Make sure you also time your surveys. If you're trying to get feedback from a specific landing page on why people aren't converting, don't just show it up right when someone comes to that page because they could be one of the people who do convert. Show it let's say 30 seconds or 45 seconds, go look at the average time on page in your Google Analytics, go try to analyze the average time before someone ends up buying, and then show it right after those people who usually buy engage within. So then, if they mainly engage in 30 seconds, show it at the 35-second mark. Then you can get feedback from all the people who aren't interested in buying and you can end up asking questions like, "What else could be shown on this page? What are you looking for us to help you with?" Or whatever it may be. The Kissmetrics post that Eric mentioned will give you the right type of survey questions, but you need to time it, or else you're going to be distracting people from purchasing.

Neil Patel: Right, it's the same thing as when you think about having people convert in your funnel, right? You can't just drive people ... for the most part, you can't just drive people to top of the funnel post where it's just a random blog post and you expect them to convert that way. You have to take them down a certain point and then at a certain point, they're going to be ready to buy. You have to think about where they are in certain stages, and then you pop up the right survey at the right time and go from there.
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