One way to increase marketing ROI in a “do more with less” economy is to integrate Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) into demand gen strategy and planning. CRO isn’t a new concept, but traditionally has been more often the province of Web teams and SEO specialists. Increasingly, however, it’s being leveraged… Read More
Tag Archives: landing page design
Hosted Landing Pages vs. Embedded Forms
A client asks: “Should we be hosting our campaign landing pages in Marketo? We’ve always hosted them on our main site and simply embedded Marketo forms. Is there a big advantage to hosting them separately?” This question comes up all the time in client work, and not just with Marketo… Read More
Should I Design My Demand Gen Landing Pages for SEO?
Recently, a client raised objections to our agency hosting their campaign landing pages on a marketing automation platform, since doing so would require that the pages reside on a subdomain (info.companyname.com) vs. on the client’s core domain (companyname.com). The client’s reasoning was that by residing on their main site, the… Read More
Should You Use the Same Landing Page for Email and Online Ads?
A client asks: “Can I use the landing page from an email campaign for online ads, say: search or LinkedIn, if it’s promoting the same asset?” My response: In short: no. There’s an appeal to the economies of using one landing page across multiple channels, but the requirements are very… Read More
5 Simple PPC Landing Page Changes that May Improve Your Quality Score
As most PPC advertisers already know, Google’s Quality Score measures what Google perceives to be the quality of your keyword ads. Every keyword in a campaign receives a quality score, ranked on a scale from 1-10, that, in combination with other factors – not all of which Google discloses –… Read More
Landing Page Optimization: Why Lower Conversion Rates Are Never a Good Thing
Over at Marketing Experiments, Daniel Burstein posted recently on how what he calls “friction” on landing pages can reduce or increase conversion rates by making it easier or more difficult for prospects to complete a form. Along the way, he introduces some useful best practices like making some form fields… Read More
How Much Copy Do I Need On My Landing Page?
An effective landing page does two things, I would argue: 1) it validates the viewer’s decision to click on whatever ad it was that led him or her to the page in the first place, and 2) it closes the deal. The amount of copy that it takes to accomplish… Read More