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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 14:20

Grab Readers' Attention

Tell Us Why You're So Terrific

Website landing pages convince customers to engage and convert. They grab readers’ attention with catchy headlines, easy, pithy text, short paragraphs and bullet points, with dramatic images that strike an emotional response. Yes, there’s more to building a high-performing landing page than meets the eye.

1.  Landing Page Objectives

Hub-style Landing Page: These pages contain multiple offers—infographics, e-books, videos, whitepapers, and more. People seek them to educate themselves about a topic and while they attract a lot of views, they generally result in fewer conversions. So, if your goal is to engage top-of-funnel prospects, hub-style landing pages will work.

Single-offer Landing Page: These pages include only one asset—a research report or a buyer’s guide, for instance. They’re designed for people who are already aware of a problem they need to solve. Single-offer landing pages may not generate as much traffic, but readers who wind up there are more likely to convert.

So, if you’re targeting prospects further along in the customer journey, deploying single-offer landing pages is a wise move. Both styles are proven; deciding on who you want to find your website will determine which is best for you.

2. Consistent Story Thread

Landing pages should fit the message told to your audience. Like a book, landing pages draw in readers and set the stage for what’s to come. A landing page makes or breaks a website view option! It’s really important and if you miss the mark at Home … they’ll leave and not even see your great story. Make your landing page resonate, vary material and offer enough value and intrigue to convince prospects to stay and learn.

3. Build A Working Landing Page

Can you say … “Customer Experience”? If you leverage innovative marketing automation software, you’ll gain viewership. Remember, your headlines must roar, not whimper! Grab visitors and quickly convey who you are, as in what you can do for them and why they will benefit by reading on. It’s called a unique selling proposition (USP). Use the word “you” to speak directly to them. Further clarify your USP with benefits ... what they gain by exploration.

Landing Page Images - Any photo or video on your landing page should help the visitor evaluate your offer, and if it doesn’t, fix it. Help your visitors evaluate an offer with:

  • Introductory video that proving you’re a credible source of information or solve a problem for them
  • Images that reveal different product angles and features that clarify and entice
  • Vision images help visitors imagine what their lives could be like using your product or service

4. Your Call-To-Action Button

  • Make it benefit-oriented for them.
  • Make it stand out – contrast other copy size (bold or italics), colors or images.
  • Make it look like a button. People like buttons and quickly recognize them.
  • Link to Contact Us page

5. Why Are You So Terrific?

Offering “social proof” … someone says … they think your product is better because a stranger says so. Consider suggested topics like these for rave reviews:

  • Display enthusiastic reviews from people who like your product or service.
  • Showcase high-profile places your brand has been featured.
  • Include emblems of trusted clients or customers.
  • Feature detailed testimonials from happy customers with their photo or company logo.

If you have any question about this article give us a call: 949-454-6149. The websites we build follow these key tactics. Our clients consistently enjoy steady clicks and get “Learn More” inquiries. HQZ Experts removes the guesswork from website marketing … So, let’s talk.

Pat Dwight

HQZ Experts assists clients in working more efficiently, solving marketing issues and managing tactics.

Call us and learn more - Contact Pat Dwight: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 949-454-6149.

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 16:16

Stuttering Mouse

My Page Took On A Life Of Its Own

A few weeks back I was writing an article and used my mouse to underscore a word … then the strangest thing happened. My page took on a life of its own and began to repeat pages and wouldn’t stop until I turned off my Word application.

Thinking that I’d been hacked or that there was something dreadful happening from outside my browser, I turned off my computer and rebooted.

Everything seemed fine until using the mouse again to copy and paste words in a document. Again, the document began to auto repeat constantly. Before I could use the keyboard, 20 unique new documents had been created. Yikes!

Distraught and fearful that a hacker had taken charge of my computer, I called my Microsoft guru Leonard. Our computers run on Windows 7. We talked about the syndrome. He set me about methodically running assorted system tests to verify if we had a major breach. After running an ESET, Malwarebyte, CC Cleaner, and assorted Internet cache tests, removal of the mouse in device manager and re-booting the system, we determined that my computer and our network was not compromised.

Leonard ran some deep clean boot analyses remotely and called the next day with his analysis of the problem. He said: “As strange as this may sound, it seems as if you have a stuttering mouse.”

I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or ask if he was joking. He went on to say that while looking for the syndrome he discovered mention of the stuttering mouse presenting the same strange problem I was having. Leonard suggested that we replace our remote mouse with a new model. We had already changed the batteries the previous day, and realized it wasn’t a battery issue.

So, we bought a new remote mouse, turned off the computer, inserted the remote wireless mouse receiver/driver, inserted a battery and everything seemed to work well. I had no issues whatsoever the remainder of the day. Problem resolved.

Well, not exactly. The next day I booted up the computer ready for catching up on all the projects I’d been unable to work on … and my keyboard wouldn’t function. The mouse was working perfectly but the keyboard was dead. Even though we changed the keyboard’s battery, just sat there.

This time we didn’t call Leonard. Realizing that the old mouse was a matched component with the keyboard purchased several years previous, we further deduced that the new wireless mouse receiver/driver was not programmed for the old keyboard – they obviously share one remote wireless receiver. So, we went to Staples and bought a combo mouse and keyboard, came home, inserted the new receiver in the mainframe and poof, the problem was solved.

This fix was inexpensive and simple once we realized the problem. However, it terrified us because we naturally went to the ‘worst-case’ scenario and assumed a security breach or hack.

We had never heard the term “Stuttering Mouse” before this incident. I’ve been using computers and keyboards since they were invented. Maybe reading this article will save you the fear and surprise of a similar experience.

Now you know how to handle this surprise; hope you never have to deal with it.

Pat Dwight

HQZ Experts assists clients in working more efficiently, solving marketing and managing tactics. Let's talk about your approach

Call us and learn more - Contact Pat Dwight: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 949-454-6149.

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