Creating a landing page without delivering the traffic to it is like throwing a party without sending invitations. You may have the most fabulous decorations, delicious food, and fun games up your sleeve, but all of this doesn’t matter if there’s no one to participate.
Pasting the link to your landing page here and there hoping that it would suffice is undoubtedly not enough, even if your expectations aren’t very high. Answering why is painfully simple.
It all may sound a bit depressing, but there’s a light at the end of this tunnel, and I can assure you that it’s not a speeding train. Let’s see what you can do to drive and increase traffic on your landing page!
There are tons of methods of driving traffic to your landing pages, but trying to follow each of these paths is not the best idea. On the other hand, focusing strongly on just one probably won’t be very effective – you need to find a perfect balance… or at least some balance.
Keep in mind, though, that none of the following options guarantees immediate results – some work faster, some take much longer to bring effects, be ready for that.
Keywords are the foundation of SEO. If you find and use fitting keywords on your landing page, you can significantly raise the chance to make it visible in organic search.
Note that optimizing a landing page for search engines will have the best impact if your landing page is here to stay. If you’re building a page for a one-time offer that you never plan to repeat, and the landing page will be removed afterward, don’t even bother with SEO.
Ask yourself: which question should the users type in the search engine to be happy with finding my landing page?
Your landing pages should have an SEO title, meta description, as well as an open-graph image and its description. Keep in mind that each landing page should be unique when it comes to these elements.
So if you’re about to launch a few landing pages, make sure they all have different titles, descriptions, and so on – all matching their primary goal.
One of the most effective (yet still free!) ways to drive traffic to your landing pages is linking to them from your existing pages, social media, and so on.
Let’s say you created a landing page with a special holiday offer for your customers. Add a post on your company’s Facebook page, upload a photo to your Instagram, add IG stories with a link (if your account is big enough), and don’t forget to place a link on your company’s website (preferably homepage). You can always take down the info about a special offer when it comes to an end.
Also, if you write a blog regularly, why not include a link to your landing page in some entries that match the topic?
I assume that you already have some email lists – customers, leads, and so on. You can include info about your landing page in the newsletter or send a special message with it.
Be sure to send it only to people who might be interested. Target your emails as you target ads – no point in sending emails to everyone in your inbox.
Speaking of which...
If you’ve got the budget and you’re sure that the landing page you’ve created has potential, consider advertising it on the related topics.
There are dozens of online advertisement types, but you may start with search ads, social ads, and display ads.
Remember that running search ads requires choosing relevant keywords, so make sure they’re the same as the user intent (in other words: these are the words people would type in if they were searching for the very subject of your landing page).
The thing about social media advertising is that you can target your audience in a very detailed way (for example, your ads may appear only to middle-aged women living in San Francisco who are interested in racing). It’s your call! And the next great thing is that making your target audience very narrow and specific makes advertising a lot cheaper and more effective!
To begin with ads, you might want to create a Google Ads account. Setting up your first PPC campaigns isn’t hard, and Google has provided helpful tutorials for those who haven’t had the opportunity to advertise anything online before.
Of course, the methods of driving traffic mentioned above don’t mark the end of the list. There are many other ways, such as partnering up with influencers, retargeting, or having your fellow employees or partners sharing your content to get some organic traffic. It’s up to you to decide which you should start with.
Also, we are aware that we’ve just scratched the surface of an ads topic – fear not, the in-depth guide of how to advertise landing pages is on its way and will be available in the next Chapter of the Landing Page Academy.
Let us know what you think about Landing Page Academy, and we’ll send you a handy Landing Page Checklist in return. The checklist will help you make sure your landing page is ready to rock!
1. There’s no point in trying everything at once – pick two or three most promising ways to drive traffic and go with them.
2. Prepare a landing page to be found in search engines – use keywords in content and make sure to cover all the meta tags.
3. Use all your existing channels to promote your landing pages – every link counts!
4. Pay extra attention to paid advertising – it is costly but may bring impressive results.
Duplicating Landing Pages and How You Can Benefit From It
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In lesson 2, we’ll focus on reusing the same landing pages for various target audiences. We’ll go back to the topic of buyer personas and show you how to use them to broaden the audience effectively.