Landing Page Examples - What Is the Best Landing Page?
A landing page is simply the page which someone arrives at after clicking on a link.
It can be your website's home page or any other page. In the affiliate and online marketing
world, a landing page is typically sales driven so that when you send traffic towards that
landing page it works to convert on whatever goal that you have for it whether that's to sell
a product, get someone to sign up for your mailing list, etc.
A lot of work can go into getting a landing page just right in terms of design and copy
and seasoned marketers will oftentimes tweak and split test their landing pages over and over
in order to better convert on their goals. This is especially true if you're using paid advertising,
because the page which you are sending someone to when they click on your ad is the landing page,
so getting your landing page just right is essential not just for converting on your goal
with that visitor but for pleasing the advertising system, as well; thereby typically lowering
your cost per click.
The concept of landing pages is better understood when identifying the different styles
of pages, so let's go over the most common and best landing page examples.
Sales Letter Page - Sales letter pages are what product publishers use most often.
This type of page is used with the express purpose of selling to the visitor while on the same
page. You've probably seen one of these pages before; a very long vertical sales letter page
on which you can use lots of testimonials, detailed information on that product, videos / photos,
and other kinds of multimedia to better sell to your visitor and convince them of their need
for your product.
Review Page / Click Through Page - Unlike with the sales letter page, on a review
page you're "pre-selling" because you're going to link to the product's official sales page
from your review page and that's where the heavy selling is done by the owner of that product.
A lot of marketers use review pages because generally it's the best landing page for pre-selling,
and oftentimes potential customers need this preliminary soft sell before they're ready to
purchase. This puts them in the purchasing mindset when you finally send them over to the official
sales page and the "one two punch" effect which this creates is very effective.
When it comes to plain and simple selling, I believe that review pages make for the best
landing pages as nothing beats that combination of effective review page plus effective sales page.
Squeeze Page - A squeeze page is a static page meant primarily for capturing leads
which means getting your visitor to submit any kind of information which you want whether that's
their email address or even just their zip code.
Squeeze pages don't have much to them, just usually the content itself (oftentimes in
the form of a video) and the form field where the visitor puts in their required information.
The page is typically otherwise barren so that the emphasis is on the sign up box without giving
the visitor any other options or places to click. Marketers usually offer their visitors some
kind of free incentive to motivate the visitor to share their information.
Launch Page - A launch page is something you use typically before a product is
launched. It's used to give a teaser about that product and build excitement and this page
can be combined with a sign up form similar to the squeeze page so that you can get your visitor's
information so you can keep in touch with them and give them updates as the product comes closer
to launching. By correctly building the anticipation with the launch page, once that product
launches you will get a lot of sales right out of the gate because of your efforts on the launch page.
Viral Landing Page - A viral landing page is a page on which you have content
which is worthy of going viral. If you come up with a really fun game or useful app, really
any kind of fun / interesting content which is easy to spread (hence viral), you can generate
tons and tons of viral traffic to that page. This is a great way to promote brand recognition
and awareness, assuming of course you make it apparent what your company / website is and does
on that page.
Adding simplified buttons like for retweeting or sharing that content on Twitter and Facebook,
respectively, makes it that much easier for people to share and your content to go viral.