Common Landing Page Blunders


Landing pages can be integral parts of generating online revenue. In business, it is often best to study failures so you do not repeat the same mistakes. Clarity will cover three common landing page mistakes, and give suggestions on how to correct them.

Blunder #1 – Incoherent Headlines

Individuals who click on ads have subconscious expectations of what they want to see on the page following their clicked ad. It is important your landing page headline is a continuation of the original ad headline that attracted the users’ initial attention.

For instance, you are selling auto parts online, but specifically want a landing page for “brake pads.” The original ad states, “Looking for high quality brake pads?”

Now, the headline is a standard item to test and measure efficiency. However, the common mistake is a failure to continue delivering the original headline message regarding “brake pads.” A good example would relay the user to a new landing page with a headline called, “Top rated brake pads.” A bad example would send the user to a headline saying, “Wagner ThermoQuiet MX945.” This creates immediate confusion to the end user. Coherent communication of headlines between landing pages can help customers effectively navigate to and from pages.

Blunder #2 – Absent Content Strategy

Not everyone responds to the same marketing and content tactics. If your landing page messaging only speaks to a specific classification of people, you are missing out on the rest of the pie. Each “group” of visitors in the funnel expects different items on a landing page. As a result, they respond better to different items on the page. Typically, visitors are categorized into three sections of the marketing funnel; top, middle, and bottom.

A)     Top of Funnel – Share a list of benefits of your product/service

B)      Middle of Funnel – Good to show customer or analyst reviews of your product/service

C)      Bottom of Funnel – Give a clear Call To Action to help direct the visitor

Blunder #3 - Failing to A/B Test

A/B testing proves to be the most efficient strategy for increasing conversions on landing pages. In fact, leading market research firm, Econsultancy, believes A/B testing is the leading method to increase conversions for two years running. Testing can become as basic or as complex as you see fit. Simply, having two (or more) versions of a landing page and tracking these results can exponentially help grow your business.

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