Data Post November 19, 2009 - Forced vs. Unforced Registration Test
Website Data for November 12 - November 18, 2009
The overall lead totals were down this week. Visitors and Uniques were nearly identical to last week so I think we'll chalk the low lead totals up to time-of-year / approaching Holiday season. What this does tell us is that we need a higher traffic volume to achieve our goals during a slower time...maybe a test for another day! Here's the Data:
| Saint-Paul-Real-Estate.com (Unforced)||BarkerHedges.com (Forced) |
| Unique Visitors||1,030||1,153|
| Avg Pages Viewed per Visitor||14.8||12.6|
| Avg Time on Site per Visitor||10 minutes 12.6 seconds||8 minutes 23 seconds|
| Bounce Rate||34%||34%|
| Showing Request Forms||2||1|
| Property Inquiry Forms||2||2|
| Other Misc Forms||2||3 |
| Call In from Website||0||0|
| Bad Information Given||0|
Once again, we start with a side by side analysis of the website conversion rates. The conversion rate is the % of Unique Visitors who convert into a lead. We calculate leads including all lead types, minus those that give bad contact information. For Saint-Paul-Real-Estate.com (the Unforced Website), the conversion rate was 0.78% (8 net leads ÷ 1,030 unique visitors). For BarkerHedges.com (the Forced Site), the conversion rate was 3.73% (43 net leads ÷ 1,153 unique visitors). This is a large drop for both sites compared to the conversion rates last week.
Why the Drop?
I could speculate as to outside influences (tax credit extension announcement the previous week, local weather patterns, mortgage interest rates, etc.), but will try to stick to the numbers. While the conversion rates were lower than the previous week, they were most similar to week 3 ratios and therefore not unprecedented. While I would like to report weekly increases in conversion rate and lead totals, that is more likely influenced by the Real Estate Market in general and tweaking that we can do to each website...not necessarily things that are pertinent to this test. Overall, the spread between the Forced and Unforced Sites is remaining relatively constant at around 3%. This means that the Forced Site is producing about a 3% higher conversion rate over the Unforced Site from week to week.
We'll see what happens next week...