What Makes a Great Landing Page?

December 16th, 2010

Landing pages are the bread and butter (or cheese and bacon, if you prefer) of most digital marketing campaigns. Virtually all other marketing efforts are moot if prospects aren’t converted into customers with a well-crafted landing page.

While efforts can be made to lead a prospect towards doing business with you via Paid Search, Display Advertising, Social Media, and Email Marketing- none of them are as directly responsible for obtaining new customers as a landing page.

So, what makes a great (effective) landing page? While definitely not exhaustive, here is a list of the Big 3 indicators of landing page success. Get these three items in place, and you’ll be well on your way to a land filled with unicorns, double rainbows, and most importantly: full pockets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Styling Web Links and How it Applies to You

February 13th, 2010

link icon b&w2Smashing Magazine has a great article on best practices for styling web links. It’s really a great read, so be sure to check it out.

After reading through the article, we realized that many of the principles driving these best practices are excellent principles for your business to follow in its online presence.

Here are a few of the best practices discussed and how they relate to an effective web presence:

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Make the Sale – 3 Tips for Maximizing Landing Pages

January 25th, 2010

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So you’ve got a killer online display and paid search campaign; or maybe you’re starting to gain traction with an email marketing campaign. Congratulations, you’ve managed to create interest in your product or service and motivate prospects to do something very difficult: take action!

Your next challenge is to motivate your prospects to actually buy into your product or service. If the links in your other marketing campaigns are directing customers to the home page of your website, chances are you aren’t seeing the results you’d like from your marketing campaign.

But don’t worry! You can get the results you want through the use of a well-crafted landing page…

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