by Karon Thackston © 2005 http://www.marketingwords.com/landingpage.html
If you've been online for any length of time at all, I'm sure you know of Marketing Sherpa. This trusted and dependable source for online marketing information has put out some of most widely known and highly praised books and reports available today. Some of their repeated best sellers include, "Email Marketing Metrics Guide" and "How To Get Your Permission Emails Past Filters." Marketing Sherpa consistently provides tools that powerhouse companies use to supercharge conversions and profits repeatedly.
Well, they've done it again!
The newest release (already improving conversions by an average of 40% all over 'Net) is called "Landing Page Handbook: How to Raise Conversions -- Data & Design Guidelines" and does it ever deliver. (Find it here: http://www.marketingwords.com/landingpage.html.)
After extensive research and testing with some major corporations as guinea pigs (try Old Navy, NASA and San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau on for size!), Marketing Sherpa is now able to offer specific, conclusive information; suggestions and recommendations on how to improve your landing page conversions (for online and offline offers) by an average of 40%. Here's what they say about that shocking promise:
"If you follow Handbook's data and design guidelines, we estimate your landing page conversions may rise by 40%.
Where did that 40% number come from? Well, Marketing Sherpa has researched more than 500 case studies on Internet marketing, most of which included landing pages. We noticed across all studies that marketers who followed landing page best practices tended to get at least 40% higher conversions than average."
What do you get when you order this ebook?
** 59 samples from real-life campaigns (use as templates for your own) ** 13 heatmaps: how actual visitors "see" landing pages ** 190 pages, including 16 tables & charts ** A 100% satisfaction guaranteed
Did I buy it? Yes. Have I actually read it? Yes. Did I find elements that could be improved on my own pages and those of my clients? You bet! I just finished making changes to one of my sites and I'll tell you results in just a moment.
As with any Marketing Sherpa product, if you're not completely satisfied, you'll get an immediate refund of your purchase price.
Take your pick of a PDF (downloads instantly) or a printed copy (ships in 24 hours). Both include exclusive access to an online Creative Samples Library so you can view all samples in their full, colorful glory.
WHAT YOU THINK YOU KNOW VS. WHAT IS FACT
It's really surprising what we assume when we create landing pages (or any type of advertising). We think we know what site visitor is looking at (and for), when, in fact, we don't.