You can see amazing returns from a well-made landing page that follows these techniques.
First, let’s define a Landing Page (LP): It’s a stand-alone page where someone “lands” after they click on an ad or a marketing campaign. A landing page is not usually found anywhere on your main site, as it generally contains a really great offer that you wouldn’t want just anyone to see.
Now, here’s 10 best practices to creating landing pages that we keep in mind.
Before you do anything, get to know your customers. Seriously!
Yes, keep your brand guidelines in mind when creating your landing page. But, also remember who this page is for. It’s not for you, it’s for your customer. Speak to them by using colors and language that they resonate with.
2. Provide a great offer
Users should come to your landing page and immediately know the offer they’re getting.
Your offer’s language should be clear and concise + fit on the screen (of any device) without a user needing to scroll to see it.
Social proof is so important in helping secure the sale. Customers raving about your product on Twitter? Add it to your landing page!
According to WebDam, testimonial videos on landing pages increase conversions by 86%. So, when someone tags you in a video Instagram Story, hit screen record and save for later. Always ask for their permission before use.
Don’t ask for too much on the first page.
If your brand is design heavy, feel free to use colors that match your branded color scheme, but do try to make the button pop in other ways. You can make your buttons stand out by –
Cause it really does matter: “40% of users turn to a competitor’s site after a bad mobile experience,” (Compuware). Now think of that in terms of people – if 430 people visited your site (nice!) and had a bad time, you could lose out on as many as 172 purchases (not so nice).
What’s your goal? Leads, sales, registrations, or otherwise?
Be sure to set and track your goals. That way, you’ve got a benchmark for success and can properly determine if your offer + landing page is converting well. Once you know your benchmark, you can do things like A/B test your landing page design, your CTA button’s text or color, or your landing page offer all to optimize for a better cost to acquire a customer.
Take these recommendations and run with it!
If the process seems a bit much, that’s because it is – but, it gets easier over time! If you’d like a second pair of eyes, share your landing page to our CORE 3 Facebook Group!