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Sherif Morgan, Connexins Web Development, explains the process on how to capture leads using landing pages, opt-in forms, email lists and autoresponders.

Sherif Morgan, Connexins Web Development, explains the process on how to capture leads using landing pages, opt-in forms, email lists and autoresponders.

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How to capture leads on your website How to capture leads on your website Presentation Transcript

  • Your Email ListHow to get Leads, turn them intoProspects, then into customersSherif S. MorganFriday, May 3, 2013
  • What’s so important about email?
  • what is your goal?
  • How does emailmarketing fit inthis process?
  • What is a Call-to-Action?A button, image, or text on a webpage thaturges a visitor to take a specific action.
  • Primary CTAhome pagewebsite pageblog postsocial mediaemail message
  • the primary call-to-action
  • CTA in the Home &Content PagesExamples:• Learn more about product/service• Phone Call• Online Purchase• Request for Proposal• Opt-in– Download free report/Sign up for a free trialgoal: keep them engaged, encourage them totake the “next step” in the sales funnel
  • CTA in a Blog Post• Conclude with an engaging question– ask readers to comment, share, or follow• Prompt them to download a report• Link to relevant landing pages• Ask them to subscribegoal: keep them engaged, continue to pre-sell,increase your credibility… i.e. nurture them
  • Ask them toShare, Follow, orSubscribe
  • Call-to-Action Tips• Concise / Clear what they’re getting– Watch Video, Download eBook, etc.– Benefit and Value (“what’s in it for me?”)• Use Action Words– Download, Subscribe, Start Free Trial, Reserve Your Seat, etc.– Ineffective: Contact, Click Here• Does not address the why or the value• Consistent with their expectations• Urgency– Sign Up Today, Get Started Now
  • Primary CTAhome pagewebsite pageblog postsocial mediaemail message
  • Landing Page (Squeeze Page)A landing page is a web page that focuseson one specific action, namely capturing avisitor’s information through a lead form.goal: generate (or segment) a lead
  • Why would they sign up?make the value clear
  • Why would they sign up?Incentive (eBook or whitepaper)
  • http://blog.kissmetrics.com/landing-page-design-infographic/
  • The Fold?
  • http://blog.clicktale.com/2006/12/23/unfolding-the-fold/
  • Landing Page Elements &Tips• Headline: Eye-Catching, Clear, Concise– “the blink test”• Remove links (distractions) except for …• What You Offer (benefits/value)• Image– Image + Headline = clear understanding of the offer• Lead Capture Form!– Only ask what you need (balancing act)• Above the Fold?• Trust (testimonials, privacy policy, guarantee, etc.)• Focus (one offer/action and audience)
  • Can You Do Better?• Create at least 2 designs– vary 1 thing at a time• What to vary?– what would influence behavior?• headline• button color, location, size, text• list of benefits, copy, image• etc.A/B or Split Testing
  • A/B Testing• What should you measure/compare?– Traffic to Landing Page– Conversion• Automate the Test, Measure, and Compare– Landing Page platforms– WordPress Plugin• e.g. Max A/B (compare pages)– Google Analytics (goals)
  • Standalone Opt-in FormsOn Your Website
  • The POP-UPhttp://www.christopherspenn.com/2012/07/the-popup-is-back-again/
  • The Case for/against the POP-UPEffective, so why not?Good ways to do it…http://unbounce.com/email-marketing/get-subscribers-from-pop-ups/
  • The Thank You pageAutoresponderthey’re in your email list
  • The Thank Youpage• Deliver what you promised• Additional CTA?
  • CompareAutoresponders• Constant Contact• Aweber• MailChimp• GetResponse• Infusion Soft• 1ShoppingCart
  • Why Autoresponder?• Automate!• An email list is useless if you do not have anemail marketing strategy!– build a relationship with subscribers– nurture/pre-sell subscribers• Follow up with leads– future calls-to-actions
  • How would emailmarketing turnleads to customers?Landing Page
  • Emails:Turn Leads to Customers• Email Marketing Strategy• Frequency• Content– Blog Posts– Exclusive Content• Pre-selling/selling– Follow up sequence– Address concerns or hurdles• Interaction + Build Relationship
  • Email Marketing Strategy
  • Resources• The Perfect Landing Page– http://blog.kissmetrics.com/landing-page-design-infographic/– http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/design/landing-pages-101/– http://unbounce.com/landing-pages/perfect-landing-page-recipe/– http://blog.kissmetrics.com/high-impact-landing-copy/• 50-Point Checklist For Creating the Ultimate LandingPage– http://unbounce.com/landing-pages/checklist• When to send email messages– http://blog.kissmetrics.com/science-of-social-timing-2/– http://diyblogger.net/what-is-the-best-time-to-send-an-email-campaign
  • How does emailmarketing fit inthis process?Landing Page
  • Thank You…Questions?www.OnlineBizSMARTs.com