Is a simple landing page all you need?

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, in many cases (especially with direct response campaigns) a landing page can be a much better option for generating traffic and increasing your conversion rates, then promoting your website or home page.

I still get those terrified looks from advertisers, weary that promoting a ‘landing page’ that is not on their existing website will waste precious page views. The fact is that, even in the case of our accounts who market to an affluent audience, the landing page has delivered amazing results, and well beyond the expectations of our advertisers.

I can give a slew of reasons why a landing page, (customized to reflect the offer in the advertising campaign) is a more effective tool in collecting leads and increasing conversion rates, but I believe the biggest reason for the success is this: the overall comfort level and growing acceptance by the end user.

What I mean is, now that the internet is basically a part of who you are and what you do, visiting a page to get more information, rather than a website is no big deal. In fact, many more people appreciate the simple and straightforward access and information of a well-crafted landing page offers, and are more likely to be engaged and interact with it.

Our latest endeavor for a small custom jewelry company with, get this, no website – only a Facebook and Twitter page, send all their traffic to a landing page, which has received 1,115 visits with 83 leads converted for a conversion rate of 7.44%! This is a clear indication that a professional landing page, with a strong social media campaign can build the trust and comfort level with its audience, so that the landing page is really all they need to generate a profitable business.