Content marketing: Telling Meaningful Stories

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Call to Action on The Authentic Storytelling ProjectA Call to Action is the copy – sometimes an image – that asks the visitors to a website to do something. For example, the homepage of The Authentic Storytelling Project’s main call to action used to be “Please read my blog below.”

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Other common Calls to Action  on websites  are:

  • Call now
  • Buy now
  • Click here for more
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Calls to Action have a place and work when done right. Savvy online marketers conduct A/B testing to see which Call to Action gets more responses. The website is then adjusted based on the test results.

Calls to Action are great when they are relevant to the user and/or make navigation easier. Ultimately, they also help a website with cash flow. Good and relevant Calls to Action make the buying process easier and encourage it – if your website is selling something.

But it’s also good to keep the overall usability of a site in mind. Some marketers argue that everything needs a Call to Action. I would say that Calls to Action are needed when they add value to the end user. Unnecessary or forced Calls to Action to encourage action by the user don’t get the user to act anyway – other than ignoring the Call to Action.

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