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Landing pages

Why landing pages are so important.

What are landing pages? 

Landing pages are ordinary web pages, but instead of being referenced somewhere within your website from a menu item or related link, it is either completely separate from your website and referenced from an external website or directory, or intentionally referenced from within the site to track a specific action.

Where can you use them?

Autoresponder email

Use them for marketing campaigns

Use them to measure the success of your marketing campaigns.

You will only know if a marketing campaign for a specific offer, product or service is a success if you measure it. 

When you use internet directories and search engines to advertise, instead of just providing a link to your homepage, you can use a specific URL that points to a special landing page that matches the offer you are promoting. 

You can then use the AWstats report to tell you how many visitors you have had to that page. Because that particular landing page is only accessible from the chosen directory or search engine, you’ll know exactly how successful the advert was.

Lead generation

Use them to generate leads

Use them to increase the number of leads generated from your site. 

If your landing page is focused only on the offer, highlights all the right benefits for the targeted customer type and has a specific call to action, then the visitor is far more likely to respond compared to initially landing on your homepage that is full of distractions.

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Use them to track behaviour

If you have a lot of visitors to your site, then it would be useful to know which links on the most popular pages are being used, and what images or icons are attracting clicks. 

AWstats only tells you the number of visitors to a page and does not tell you how they got there. Without using web analytics tool that is designed to track behaviour, it is only possible to determine how a visitor got there by setting up tagged doorway to that page. 

Behind each image you can add a specific landing page so that the number of visitors to that that page tells you how many visitors could only have taken that route. 

Depending on the functionality you require, these landing pages can provide additional information for the visitor, or turned into simple redirects that point to the intended internal page and never get seen by the visitor.

Website strategy

How to make an effective landing page.

Check for clarity: 

  • Setup unique web addresses for each landing page 
  • Include only one thing - an offer, product or service 
  • Ask for information – just their name and email will do 

Provide overwhelming proof to give you credibility: 

  • Include real testimonials that outlines how someone else benefited from the offer, product or service 
  • Include photographs to provide visual proof 

Have a consistent structure: 

  • Keep a consistent theme with all your landing pages 
  • Use benefit headlines to attract the visitor 
  • Keep their focus on the call to action. Put this right at the top where you would normally put the summary. 
  • Thank them where you would normally have the call to action 

Control the navigation: 

  • Focus the navigation on the next step or call to action. 
  • Make links to other pages less important. If you can, remove any unnecessary links to other pages on your website.
Marketing Workshops

Try our marketing workshops for FREE

The first FREE introductory workshop will cover the Business Posture section of the Strategy Builder training programme. 

This 45 minute call will cover the following areas: 

  • Splitting your marketing activities into customer acquisition and customer nurturing marketing strategies 
  • Add clarity to your objectives by asserting a well defined USP 
  • Generate a business posture by presenting value and results combined with your passion to deliver 

The complete workshop programme includes Marketing Analysis, Content Marketing, Information Architecture, Improving Communication and Measuring Success. These workshops can be arranged as 45 minute telephone / Zoom calls to be held once a week (a time and day that fits). Those companies who wish to take this further can arrange one-2-one training or join an existing workshop group held on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

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