How to Get More Leads from Your Landing Pages

April 12, 2016

Many businesses are investing heavily to drive traffic to their landing pages in hopes of garnering more leads, sales, and email subscribers. To maximize your investment you need a top converting landing page.

Here are a few tips to make better landing pages:

Contemplate Your Content From The User’s Perspective

Think of content as what you use to get your message across. That could be mainly words, it could be images, it could be video; it could even be audio or animation. The amount of content you need on a landing page depends on what your offer is and how much trust you need to build in order for people to take action.

If you’re offering a simple, compelling lead magnet on the landing page and you’re only requiring an email address to get it, you shouldn’t need a ton of content to convince people to opt in. However, if you’re asking them to fill out a long form of information or invest money, you may need more content to help visitors feel good about their decision.

Another element of your content to consider is what format works best for your audience. When they want to learn something, do they head to an online forum or look up a how-to video on YouTube? Would just talking about your product or service be enough or do they need to see it in action? This kind of data—whether from personal experience or large-scale studies—can be used to decide what kind of content to use, and which formats to scrap.

Use An Effective Landing Page Design

Coming up with an effective landing page design is easier said then done. At Sales & Marketing Technologies, we use a tool called ClickFunnels. ClickFunnels is a sales funnel and landing page design software. They have a catalog of highly effective design templates available. So if you pick one of the top designs, you know the design is already tested and proven to work.

Using a ClickFunnels template is a great start to creating a landing page unique to your business that has a high conversion rate. You just edit the design template for you purpose. Try choosing a template or layout that matches your content rather than having it dictate your content. The landing page templates are fully customizable and connect to several different email services and sales and marketing automation platforms, such as ActiveCampaign.

Once you place your content, scroll through and see what parts of the page your eye lands on. If your call to action (CTA) doesn’t grab your attention, you need to make it so it does. 

Streamline Your Call to Action

Because your CTA is such an important part of your landing page’s success, it is essential you make taking action easy.

Here are some quick tips for optimizing your CTA: 

  • Make them easy to find
  • Make buttons look clickable
  • Make them easy to complete (short forms, one click buttons)
  • Focus on outcomes (“Claim Your Free Guide” rather than “Click Here”)
  • Minimize distractions

This article only scratches the surface when it comes to landing page optimization in order to increase leads; but it does cover some of the most important aspects. Your content, design and CTA are the three most important parts of your landing page’s success.

If you’d like to have an experienced partner design your landing pages, give us a call at (407) 682-2222 or use the contact form below.

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