A landing page is a page on a website that encourages the website visitor to take a specific action, which either results in them: 1) leaving some contact information, or 2) buying something.

What is a landing page? how is it important to small business?
A landing page is a lead capture page

This post is part of a series and here is the link to the main glossary page.

Examples of lead capture activities

Examples of specific actions are:

  1. Subscribe to an email newslettter
  2. Register for a webinar
  3. Download an eBook (in exchange for an email address)
  4. Make a purchase

Every landing page needs a few standard elements

In general landing pages are simple and uncluttered, as the more options you give someone the more often they choose “none of the above”.

To make it easy and compelling for visitors to take action, include the following elements on your landing pages.

Effective headline

Essentially, the hook. What will grab their attention so they read down the page.

Narrow focus

The language of the landing page should be focused on the visitor taking whatever the next step in your sales funnel is.

Ideally there should be two paths out of a landing page (and very few are really this pure): 1) Complete the action. 2) Close the page.

One of the implications of the above is that landing pages should not contain any menus.


What do they get in exchange for what they give?

Social proof

Also known as testimonials.

Call to action

What exactly do they give? An email address? $19.95? You get the idea.

The main purpose of a landing page is to convert visitors to leads. Be clear about what action you want your visitor to take.

Make it very easy to understand what you want your visitors to do, make it obvious how they do it, and make it clear what they get as a result of doing it.

Landing pages and squeeze pages are different

Landing pages are different from squeeze pages as the focus of squeeze pages are to encourage a sale and squeeze pages tend to go on and on and on (but that on and on and on “ness” of them works).

While all squeeze pages are landing pages, not all landing pages are squeeze pages.

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Kevin Carney
Kevin Carney

Kevin embarked on his career in SEO in 2010 when he helped a modest remodeling company. His journey, initially focused on assisting startups, evolved into mentoring small businesses. Over time, Kevin developed a keen interest in the concept of a "digital marketing divide". This interest was piqued by the stark advantage that large brands with substantial budgets held over their smaller counterparts. As a result, Kevin channeled his interest into a mission to establish a structured platform and community for Digital PR content promotion, specifically tailored to link building for smaller businesses. The culmination of his efforts resulted in the creation of a professional-grade Digital PR content promotion platform and community. Kevin invites you to explore this platform, where businesses of all sizes can benefit from strategic link-building opportunities and more equitable digital marketing practices: https://organicgrowth.biz.

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