How do I calculate conversion rate when users can login from the landing page?


I know conversion rate is calculated as

but my landing page is also used as the page that users login to the site. Therefore, some of the visitors will be existing users who are just loggin in. Do I therefore calculate conversion with

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asked Jun 2 '11 at 14:13
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Your view of conversion rate is incomplete. You need to segment only new visitors if you want to use such an simple conversion rate parameter.

The existing user should definitely not be counted for this purpose, depending on how you're bringing traffic to your landing page, you'll be able to calculate it.

Here is a post by Avinash Kaushik on it: Conversion ROI Atribution

answered Jun 2 '11 at 23:25
Ale Focardi
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  • +1 for citing Avinash. He always cracks me up (he's brilliant, by the way) – Edralph 13 years ago


Create a funnel in your mind:

Unique visitors to your landing page


Unique visitors who completed the sign up

You can use services like statcounter, google analytics etc to put 'traps' on your landing page and the page that informs users on a successful sign up. Over time, you'll have your conversion rate as you measure unique visitors to your landing page vs. unique users who completed the sign up.

answered Jun 3 '11 at 00:16
Ron M.
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  • you can deepen the funnel, for example: users who signed up for premium paid services. (another conversion rate compared to those who just signed up) and add whatever "user milestone" you can think of that's meaningful for you. – Ron M. 13 years ago

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