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5 Podcasts on Conversion Optimisation

Many of us are feeling the loss of Page Fights, that brutal yet educational and entertaining YouTube series, run by Unbounce.

You can catch up on the series via this playlist:

Oli Gardner has promised a new series soon, called the Landing Page Sessions. This will expand upon the previous format, going beyond landing pages to critique whole marketing campaigns.

You don’t have to wait though, there’s plenty of other great web series available. Get your teeth into something new with the help of the list below.

Boagworld

Hosted by Paul Boag and Marcus Lillington, who were partners at Headscape, an agency offering digital strategy, web design and development.

Paul has been hosting Boagworld since 2011. (In fact the original Boagworld Podcast started in 2005.) Series 13 launched on October 1st. The first podcast in the new series asked the deceptively simple question, What is user experience design?

There’s full transcripts of each show, making it accessible to boot.

What to expect

Boagworld is a pretty chatty affair, plenty of banter so don’t expect to get into the meat of the show straight away. Sit back and enjoy listening to great minds shooting the breeze for a few minutes, then get blown away by said great minds.

Find out how guinea pigs can segue into email marketing:

“I must have spent 20 to 30 minutes yesterday, watching Natalie Downs show me her guinea pigs. And that’s not a euphemism.” – Paul Boag, @boagworld.

“They need to send emails and they don’t necessarily want to do it. That’s probably why to us, creating a really great experience is important. Because we know it’s like the last thing on the person’s to do list.” – Aarron Walter, @aarron.

The speakers and host debate topics rather than lecture. The format is that Paul and his guests answer questions, which have been submitted in advance, around a central topic.

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The show running time is roughly 1 hour, perfect for the train ride home, a lunchtime learning session or a morning in the office with your headphones in.

Subscribe via The Boagworld Show on iTunes or using the RSS feed for Boagworld Podcast.

Conversion Rate Experts Podcast

A collection of podcasts and webinars that Dr Karl Blanks, co-founder of Conversion Rate Experts, has taken part in.

Conversion Rate Experts are, unsurprisingly, experts in optimising web design, copy and campaigns to increase conversion rates.

What to expect

Expect to hear Dr Karl Blanks speaking to a variety of hosts, usually from an agency or consultancy e.g. UserTesting and Moz.

The podcast is made up of webinars so if you’re able to watch as well as listen then you can look at the accompanying slides.

The speakers often answer questions at the end from webinar attendees.

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For all the ways to subscribe, visit Conversion Rate Experts’ podcast page.

The Lede

The Lede is hosted by Jerod Morris and Demian Farnworth, who you might know as a writer for Rainmaker Digital, the group that includes Copyblogger and Rainmaker.fm.

This is a weekly show where, as the bio says, Jerod and Demian “answer your questions about copywriting, content marketing, email marketing, conversion optimization, mindset, and much more.”

What to expect

Absolutely stellar guests such as Brian Clarke and Garrett Moon.

Episodes can be anywhere between 15 and 40 minutes long. The shorter ones are a really manageable length for busy folks.

There’s lots of supporting material for each podcast. These give easy access to brilliant articles and resources so you can go away and learn more on your own.

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Subscribe via The Lede RSS feed or The Lede on iTunes.

WebmasterRadio.fm Landing Page Optimisation podcasts

These are hosted by SiteTuners’ co-founder, Tim Ash. The Landing Page Optimization podcasts cover landing page issues but also the wider topics of conversion optimisation and marketing.

What to expect

Tim always has great guests; this year Talia Wolf, Andy Crestodina and Theresa Baiocco have all been on the show.

Episodes are about 30 minutes long. The format is quite structured. Tim asks each guest to introduce themselves and then the podcast continues with questions and answers.

“We forget to focus on the actual users. A lot of the landing pages you see today focus on the features of the product and the price. What a lot of companies don’t do is talk about the emotional benefit that a user gets from purchasing their service or their product.” – Talia Wolf, @TaliaGw.

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Get WebmasterRadio.fm Landing Page Optimisation podcasts on iTunes or download the podcasts from SiteTuners.com.

UX & Growth Podcast

The UX and Growth podcast hosts around a table

The UX & Growth Podcast is hosted by Matt Rheault, Austin Knight, and Geoff Daigle, who all work at Hubspot. As you might have guessed they talk about user experience (UX) and growth but also design.

The show is quite new. Episodes go back to July 2015 so the back catalogue is still really current.

What to expect

Three cool, intelligent guys having a beer and discussing some big topics.

The show is scheduled to have a new episode every week, on a Thursday. They’re about 40 minutes long. Expect discussion topics with real-world inspiration.The conversation flows between the hosts and you’ll want to take notes as they drop interesting things in and move on quickly.

On examples of human to human user experience:

“It came to me this morning when I was putting my shirt on…” – Austin Knight, @ustinKnight.

“They call you and they basically show you right away 1) Hey, there are people here who care and 2) we care about you specifically and we want you to know that and that’s great. That’s about as close as you can get to someone who’ll come to your house and shake your hand.” – Geoff Daigle, @dailydaigle.

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Subscribe to UX and Growth on iTunes or, alternatively, UX and Growth Podcast on Soundcloud.

Do you have a podcast you love? Let us know in the comments.

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  • http://AustinKnight.com Austin Knight

    Hey, Austin from the UX and Growth Podcast here. I’m glad to see that we made the list and that you’re enjoying the show! We love our listeners and we’re always interested in hearing what you all think, so if you have any feedback, a suggested topic or guest (we have a lot of big interviews lined up over the next couple months), or if you’d like to weigh in on anything that we’ve said, we’d love to hear from you. You can always reach us on Twitter (@ustinknight @dailydaigle @mattrheault) or by emailing Hello@UXandGrowth.com.

    Thanks again for listening to the podcast and sharing it around!

    • http://formisimo.com Formisimo

      Hi Austin,

      yes, we’re loving your podcast. It’s a great addition to the web shows around at the minute. Discussions on conversion optimisation increasingly turn into discussions on user experience so it made sense to include your show in the list. Plus you’re an entertaining bunch.
      Looking forward to the upcoming shows.