Improve Your Call To Action By Avoiding The Overused “Click Here”

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Here’s how to optimize your links for people and search engines.
A huge “Click Here” or “Learn More” link is uninteresting and unmotivating.
As a user, they’re studying what to buy. They’ll click to discover more.

More Than “Click Here”

How do we encourage users to act? It’s not only your call to action button, you need to think more deeply.
Need to understand user goals and behavior, and we all know this is something complex.


-Do not overexpose – do not put too much images and text
-Use colour pshycology (check the video about it, from here)
-Check if your landing is user-friendly (good buttons, trust badgets, suitable and clean images)
* Messy and multi-coloured websites usually makes customers leave your website.
-Good product descriptions inspire confidence and demonstrate compassion for the buyer.


Why do US website conversion rates average 2.8%?
Our webpages are lacking. If 97.2% of us don’t convert on a page, we’re probably confounding our users.
How can we do this?

Go there now while you’re here…

The best way to get people to take the next step is to show them the next step right when they are most interested in doing so.

Do you think a user will click on a call to action that comes before any information?

There has to be interesting content before the link, and the landing page has to be described accurately.

If the webpage isn’t what the user expected, they may not believe that you really can help them fix their problem if you give them more chances to leave.

In the example below, it’s easy to see where the call to action is.

Even better, it’s clear that the designers know what their customers are worried about when it comes to money, easiness of use, customer trust, such as the use of color.

Love at first sight “links”

When a website visitor is quick to engage, they must feel secure in the link invitation’s value, credibility, and usefulness.
Nothing should prohibit a visitor from viewing a new product offering.
When we want something, we may be sly.

Above is an e-commerce screenshot. Here’s the homepage’s top half.

None. No special product images.
Visitors must know what the company sells.
First-time visitors must scroll to the bottom, wait for giant graphics to load, and scan scant text to learn about the brand and its items.
This brand offers “Low waste products” or maybe something similar every day, which is fun about “First Date Links.”
Regular consumers have no motivation to “shop now,” “learn more,” and first-time visitors don’t know where it leads.
This link will certainly cause them choice and decision paralysis, causing them to leave the site.
Try offering promotions to loyal or first-time clients.
By generating customer-type-specific promos, you show you understand their needs.
Trust, integrity, and honesty add spice to online and offline calls to action.

Different options but same destination…

Sometimes websites include calls to action when we don’t want them. Please show us that cool thing.

In the case below, the top CTA is the greatest option because the endpoint is clearly stated.

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If the brand wants people to learn more about curvy jeans, they can provide this content on the landing page with sorting choices.
The details link would make more sense if it explained them.

Size chart? Pricing?

How does this link differ from “Learn more”?
What does the user want after seeing curvy jeans?

Link optimization isn’t a label. It’s more than that

This next example combines a button, written sentence, and clickable icon atop a large header image.

If you saw someone using your website live, you’d see them mouse over the button, text, and text with the icon to see which one goes where they want.

The “Learn more” label doesn’t say what we’ll learn.

It’s the most obvious CTA, and the image’s eyes face the button, a designer technique because we glance to see what the face is looking at.

How can we improve this CTA?

Remove “Learn More.” We’re upgrading.
Tiny text below the image isn’t linked. The user must find the answer.
It asks a question that may not be as significant as the next. I’d remove “Want to know us better”

Why matters more.

Larger buttons can be aligned with the model’s eye gazing. “See why we do what we do” is the button’s request to read their narrative
This makes it easier for screen reader software to announce the link and direct page visitors.

Common links are “Learn more,” “Read more,” “Shop now,” “Submit,” “Click here,” “Download,” and “Continue.”
These links are less likely to be clicked than a more focused one.

Try encouraging action to maximize calls to action. Tell the user what to do after clicking the link.

You’re directing them toward a purchase.

Sometimes we overdo link text.

Think twice before you set your CTA…

Remember to put a call to action when you’ve inspired your reader to stop thinking.
Every activity involves risk. Link must:

•Right destination and clear label

•Be easy for read and see

•To be for the right buyer persona

•To be present like main focus without other links around it.

They may forget where they were after each call to action.

Well-organized information architecture and navigation offer a sense of location for tasks.

Sometimes call-to-actions are bothersome.

Why did you stop their mental process with “Learn more”?

By Sarah Kuhn

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