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What is a Landing Page?

Landing page is a jargon used randomly by the digital marketers to refer to a page where the visitors usually “land” in the pursuit for a particular product or service. The landing page is focused on just one specific goal.

It’s seen that successful landing pages are placed distinctly away from the main website pages, usually have no global navigation. This is done in a view to eliminate any distractions or unnecessary options that may drive user away from the specific goal of the landing page.

 

Types of Landing Pages…

There are 3 major types of landing pages.

  1. Lead Capture ( or Lead Generation) Landing Pages
  2. Click Through Landing Pages
  3. Launch or Coming Soon Pages

 

Lead Capture ( or Lead Generation Landing Pages

The purpose of lead capture pages is to capture email and other contact details of the visitors with a goal to market or reach out to them in future. The page offers some value ( usually some ebook for the target audience )  in exchange of the contact details.  Some of the best scenarios to use these landing pages are …

– Consultation for professional services
– eBook & Whitepaper downloads
– Free Trials
– Discount Vouchers

 

Click Through Landing Pages

As the term indicates, the goal of Click Through Landing Pages, is to direct the user to the another page. It’s widely used by the ecommerce websites to persuade the users to a specific product page. Click through pages educate the visitors beforehand, hence increasing the chances of conversion. This is also used by membership and SaaS portals to warm up the visitors before sending them to registration pages.

 

Launch or Coming Soon Pages

Launch pages are very popular now amongst startups who setup launch or coming soon pages to capture email addresses of people interested in the services with a view to market to them when the service is available in future. This helps in building a database of prospective subscribers and buyers.

 

 

Creating a highly converting landing page…

Creating an effective and highly converting landing page in itself takes a lot of research, experiments, learning and improvements, however there are some no brainers, that every landing page designer must pay attention to.

  1. Be clear about the goals and stay focussed
  2. Remove any distractions or optional information that may lead the user away
  3. Do not use a global navigation with many links
  4. Include trust building elements e.g. testimonials, trust seals, etc
  5. If you’re using a lead capture form, just keep the fields to only the most essential ones. Do not ask a lot of information that you may not need initially. Usually stick to the name and contact details
  6. Allow them to call or chat with you, if they don’t feel like filling your form.

Deepak Chauhan About Deepak Chauhan
Hi I am Deepak Chauhan, a Digital Marketing Strategist. I'm the CEO & Co-Founder of VOCSO WEB STUDIO, a Creative Web Design & Development Agency based out of India & USA. I love to blog about my experiences and strategies to help new startups. When I'm not working, I'm either travelling, playing foosball, cricket or learning photography.



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  • Phillips Hayden

    Hi Deepak ,
    Thanks for sharing helpful information with us. In digital marketing the concept of landing page quite significant and if they are combined together with email marketing , great results are achieved. There are businesses involved in creating good email campaigns, but only some of them are satisfied with the conversion rates. To speed up your conversion rates, you can pair your email campaigns with a landing page. There are lot of email marketing solutions out there in market which can help us in creating effective email campaigns which can actually increase conversion rates. Our marketing team uses a hybrid email marketing solution called EasySendy Pro having features such as minify function which helps you in compressing email templates thereby helping you in compressing email templates which could lead you to build healthy email click through rate. By using this strategy you can actually make a perfect use of landing page for email marketing.

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