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Conversion rates for forms included on Web pages vary widely by the type of form being used, according to recent research by Formstack.

The report was based on data for 650,000 businesses and organizations in 11 verticals that use Formstack's technology.

The researchers examined conversion rates—the percentage of all visitors who successfully submit information via forms—for seven types of forms: event registration, order/payment, contact, survey, donation, contest, and lead generation.

Contest forms have the highest average conversion rate, with 35% of all visitors successfully completing the submission process.

Contact forms have the lowest average conversion rate, just 1%.

Below, additional key findings from the report.

Form Length

Surveys tend to be the longest form type: Businesses include 22 fields, on average, for visitors to complete. Contact forms tend to be the shortest, including only four fields, on average.

Average Conversion Rate by Vertical

Religious organizations have the highest average conversion rate of the 11 verticals examined (20% of forms of all types are submitted successfully); healthcare businesses have the lowest average conversion rate (9%).

About the research: The report was based on data for 650,000 businesses and organizations in 11 verticals that use Formstack's technology.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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