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How To Create a Landing Page That Really Converts: Key Ingredients and Good Examples

How To Create a Landing Page That Really Converts: Key Ingredients and Good Examples | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it

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"If you don’t have a good landing page, it’s like going fishing without a net: you might land a big one on your hook, but you won’t be able to drag it into the boat.

You don’t want people to just visit your page. You want them to take action once they are there. So make it as easy and compelling as possible for them by including these elements found in a landing page that CONVERTS:

C = Clear Call to Action
O = Offer
N = Narrow Focus
V = VIA: Very Important Attributes
E = Effective Headline
R = Resolution-Savvy Layout
T = Tidy Visuals
S = Social Proof

CLEAR CALL TO ACTION:
Whatever it is you’ve decided will move people further along your conversion funnel. That’s what you should be asking them, clearly and temptingly, to do. Don’t distract them with lots of other requests. The best pages accentuate only one CTA.

OFFER:
An offer is anything you give your visitors in exchange for getting them to do what you want. This can mean offers in the traditional sense of coupons or discounts, but it also can mean a free trial, a free version of the product, a whitepaper, or a matching gift.

NARROW FOCUS:
Research has shown that the more choices you offer people, the longer they take to make a decision. So the clearer and simpler you make your page, the more likely you are to get someone to take the action you want.
- Do you really need that navigation bar?
- Do you really need to talk about your company philosophy?
- Do you really need to collect all that information?

VIA: VERY IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES:
We’ve all heard stories of companies that reserved a catchy URL, put up zero information about what the site was for, and harvested 1 million email addresses before they even launched.
You should assume that’s not going to happen to your company.
Instead, you’re going to have to give visitors some good reasons they should do what you want. Those reasons are the VIA: Very Important Attributes.

EFFECTIVE HEADLINE:
People coming to your site are going to decide in a split second if they want to go back to their game of “Words with Friends” or stay and see what you are all about. A key way to keep them is to tell them in plain language what your site is all about.

RESOLUTION-SAVVY LAYOUT:
Do you know that there are people out there still surfing the web on 800 x 600 monitors?
Keep the most essential parts of your message – logo, headline, call to action, a supporting visual – in the center top of the screen, with supporting messaging lower down on the page.

TIDY VISUALS:
As with the headline, distracting elements can work when you’re trying to get attention. But when people are on your site, you don’t want to sidetrack them with a bunch of visual junk.

SOCIAL PROOF:
As social creatures, humans tend to place greater value on things that other people have already approved. That is why most sites will tend to display evidence of such social validation."

In the original article there are more information about: "Considerations for strategy", "Considerations for design", "The cautionary tale", "Doing it right" and some examples. Check out full interesting article here:
http://blog.kissmetrics.com/c-o-n-v-e-r-t-s/


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Simon Cripps's curator insight, March 11, 2013 4:35 PM

Great Acronym for making people convert to sales (or leads) on your site. Keep it simple Stupid ! KISS is always another

YvonneFinn's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:42 AM

Useful tips that bear repeating often even though they should be well known to all marketers.
The "call to action" can make a big difference in a successful marketing effort.

Mr Branson's curator insight, May 5, 2013 9:17 AM

Interesting article. I am wondering what will the future of landing pages be in the face of online users reading less and watching more daily? http://www.infogurushop.com The online world in the past few months has again changed and VIDEO will surely take center stage worldwide. 

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5 Essential Insights You Can Uncover Using Twitter Analytics

5 Essential Insights You Can Uncover Using Twitter Analytics | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
Have you played around with Twitter Analytics yet? Here are some important things you can use it to find out.

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A New Twitter Analytics Tool Is Being Tested for Individual Tweets

A New Twitter Analytics Tool Is Being Tested for Individual Tweets | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
Nevertheless, it’s clear Twitter is focused on serving as a powerful platform for individual influence and promotion. Twitter’s recent acquisition of Niche illustrates its recognition that social influencers will continue to serve the platform’s value as a marketing tool.

In that way, influencers and Twitter have a mutually beneficial relationship—one individuals can use to their advantage. While Niche figures to cater to fairly prominent players online, Twitter is investing in the power of individual influencers—as well as larger, established brands—to create advertising revenue and build sustainable marketing value.

“We hope this acquisition continues to inspire people to create great content,” said Baljeet Singh, Twitter’s director of product management, in a statement.

Influencer marketing continues to deepen its roots in social media, and brands can piggyback off their employees’ success by encouraging them to establish themselves as influencers in their fields. A new analytics tool, for example, will make it easier for those individuals to manage and optimize their own efforts, implementing small changes that yield tangible results.
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6 Social Media Monitoring Tools to Track Your Brand |

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Want to learn about your customers? Here are seven social media monitoring tools you can use to monitor mentions of your business on blogs and social media.
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What is Data Science?

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In-depth article about what is Data Science. Learn about the role of Data Scientists and how it relates to big data and analytics.
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How to Improve Your Tweets Using Twitter Analytics

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Want to get more engagement on Twitter? Did you know Twitter has a tool to help you analyze your tweets? Knowing which tweets have generated strong engagement in the past helps you craft better tweets. In this article I'll explain how to analyze your tweets' performance to improve your Twitter marketing. #1: Gather Twitter Activity You…
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Step-by-steps for analyzing your Twitter stream using Twitter analytics.

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Visualize It: Michael Quinn Patton's Principles-Focused Evaluation

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This October, I traveled to Denver, Colorado for the American Evaluation Association's 2014 annual conference. In addition to enjoying Colorado sunshine, I took notes during the different sessions,...
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4 Ways Google Analytics Can Improve Your Social Media Strategy

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Developing a social media strategy is important. But beyond just implementing a plan, you’ll want to evaluate your social channel’s success in order to improve moving forward. Google Analytics is a valuable tool that can help you to analyze and enhance your social media strategy.
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The Comprehensive Guide to Content Marketing Analytics & Metrics | Content Marketing Forum

The Comprehensive Guide to Content Marketing Analytics & Metrics | Content Marketing Forum | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
Is your content taking you on a journey to nowhere? This guide will help you measure the effectiveness of content across all channels.
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Clear Measurement Counts (SSIR)

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A commitment to impact evaluation is the mark of a nonprofit organization that takes its work seriously.
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When nonprofits do attempt to measure performance, they tend to become preoccupied with metrics that demonstrate how busy their staff members are (the number of activities conducted, the number of people reached, and so on), and they give short shrift to more relevant metrics that indicate whether their programs are actually improving people’s lives. 

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Does your nonprofit measure its results?
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Introducing audience insights | Twitter Blogs

Introducing audience insights | Twitter Blogs | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
Today we’re introducing a new tool to help advertisers better understand key audiences.
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8 Amaze-Balls Things You Can Learn From Twitter's FREE Analytics Tool

8 Amaze-Balls Things You Can Learn From Twitter's FREE Analytics Tool | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
Want the low-down on your Twitter followers for FREE? No problem. Just use Twitter's FREE built-in analytics tool to find a ton of useful data!
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Leave Your Bag of Potatoes at Home - FabRiders

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provides background and context, including a definition of marginalisation, Tactical Tech’s objectives, background on WNU and sex worker issues in Cambodia.
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For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights - NYTimes.com

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'Beyond Cash' Fundraising Management Dashboard

Does your board of directors know how to measure fundraising success? (Hint: Just counting cash this year, although it seems like the way to do it, exposes you…
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What counts? New book shows how to improve, engage communities with local data | Knight Digital Media Center

What counts? New book shows how to improve, engage communities with local data | Knight Digital Media Center | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
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What counts? New book shows how to improve, engage communities with local data | Knight Digital Media Center

What counts? New book shows how to improve, engage communities with local data | Knight Digital Media Center | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
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 new book from the Urban Institute illuminates the potential and practice of using data to enhance communities -- especially low-income ones. It's a practical resource for local funders and others seeking creative ways to inform and engage communities.

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Scientists Warn About Bias In The Facebook And Twitter Data Used In Millions Of Studies

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Social media like Facebook and Twitter are far too biased to be used blindly by social science researchers, two computer scientists have warned.
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Visualize It: Michael Quinn Patton's Principles-Focused Evaluation

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Program Evaluation Basics - Center for Nonprofit Success slides

Presentation given for the Center for Nonprofit Success focused on program evaluation basics.
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How to Find Hidden Social Media Referral Traffic With Google Analytics |

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Are you tracking all of your social data with Google Analytics? This article shows how to create custom URLs to find what is called dark social media referral traffic.
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donhornsby's curator insight, September 23, 2014 9:50 AM

With all of the advances in website reporting, many of us are still behind the curve when it comes to attributing the return on social media efforts. Sometimes it’s very difficult toconnect the dots and see where social media is making an impact for your brand.

By leveraging Google’s nifty URL builder tool, marketers can track in detail the performance of content posted to social media.

Although this approach is fairly basic, it gives you a clearer view of the value of your social media efforts.

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5 Ways to Use #Hashtags on Twitter | Simply Measured

5 Ways to Use #Hashtags on Twitter  | Simply Measured | Measuring the Networked Nonprofit | Scoop.it
Hashtags allow marketers to engage with users they otherwise wouldn’t be able to reach, build branded campaigns, and sleekly measure the results. You can use hashtags in a variety of ways. We’ve broken down the five key ways here, but for more insight into hashtags on Twitter, download our newest ebook The Complete Guide to…
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Which Stats Matter: A Definitive Guide to Social Media Metrics

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Learn the importance of finding the right social media metrics to track for your marketing. Learn how to get the most value from social engagement.
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