Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] SEO Report cont..."Call to Action" Keywords
From: sam@monkeytownhq.com
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 23:54:15 -0400
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com

hi Zach -

This is super insightful, thanks!  I think that you're analysis is spot-on: I have frequently heard that for people who can't interface in person at the park, it is very difficult to use the site to learn how to take the next step to become involved.

The current site nav has pages for Groups and Resources which (aside for Donate) are the sections positioned to engage people looking to plug in.  But these pages are a couple steps ahead of where the new visitor is - they're looking to get involved, to learn more, they're not yet looking for a group or for resources.

So I agree that the site would better support outreach by adding an intuitive entry point for for "Join" or "Get Involved" or "Take Action" that will provide more of an orientation before dumping people into groups.

Is something like this provided for in the new site IA?

- Sam


Quoting zack kapone <zack.occupywallst@gmail.com>:

Thank you all for your feedback on the SEO report I did. I will make
my best effort to create the same report every Sunday for the prev
week and I will take into account your requests for top content,
bounce rate, time on site, etc...As for the missing keywords, I left
them out because there was nothing really interesting there. I will
however provide a full list next time. Also, I was not pleased with
the report's formatting here on Google Groups so I will be linking to
the report on a Google spreadsheet.

Sam had a great question on "call-to-action" keywords (Donate, Join,
Help, Contact...) Well, here's the data:

Keywords:

"Donate to Occupy Wall Street"
Rank: #1 - Lands on our Donate page    (OccupyWallst.org/Donate)
Past mo Traffic: 2781

"Join Occupy Wall Street"
Rank: #1 - Lands on Home Page (OccupyWallSt.org)
Past mo Traffic: 1485

"Help Occupy Wall Street"
Rank: #1 - Lands on Home Page
Past mo Traffic: 1305

"Contact Occupy Wall Street"
Rank: #1 - Lands on Home Page
Past mo Traffic: 1035

Here's what we can take away from this: Because we have so many strong
organic links to OccupyWallSt.org, ranking for our own terms can
sometimes be fairly easy. Because of that (and other reasons) we've
been able to raise some serious cheese through the Donate page.
However, for people looking to volunteer, join, help, contact us
etc...the "conversion" funnel is a bit jammed up.

In my opinion, The "NYCGA" tab on OccupyWallSt.org is insufficient as
a means to bring people in. I think we need a more clear call to
action. I propose a new tab on OccupyWallSt.org which says "JOIN US!"
and links to the groups page on the GA site: http://nycga.cc/groups/

On Drew's suggestion, here is a mockup I did to communicate this
idea...

http://twitpic.com/72givj/full

What do you guys think?

I have CC'd Justine in on this as well.





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