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Phoenix SEO – Ways to Increase Landing Page Conversions (Part 2)

Video in landing page is not just an option; it is a must! That’s what we learned in part 1. So, if you missed it, you can catch up on the tips right now. This post will still be about landing pages, and I will continue sharing ways in order to help you increase landing page conversions.

Person watching a video on the landing page

Person watching a video on the landing page

Keep it Sweet and Short! The time span of a child is short so does adults when it comes to watching a video. You just got to deliver your message and keep them watching in the next 10 seconds for them to watch your 1 minute video. Surely, if you don’t catch their attention they will quickly click-away and that is the end of you.

So what happens if you need to do a 60-seconder video? Well, keep it engaging and worth watching. What you want to say should show in your thumbnail. So what makes a good one? Here are some examples:

  • An image that mirrors the content.
  • One that shows feelings.
  • Simple but great content.
  • The lead character’s close-up.
  • Consistency in your style.

Placing your logo in the video. That way, if you are most likely to be changing it now and then can create the consistency. Thumbnails can have 15% your click-through rate or CTR. So, work on it.

Production Shows Best in Quality. It just have to be the best of the best! Good script and good equipment. If you can’t afford to hire a professional but you need to be doing videos, invest on the best equipment you need. Basically, you need a camera that is steady, a good microphone, box lights, and a high quality editing software.

Video Optimization for SEO. We want to be rank in the page of Google, sure, but how? You can use again your video content in the landing page then add to YouTube and optimize for SEO. After all, a video will end up on Google’s page compared to a blog post. Its potent result became such that SEO is growing along with it. But do not overlook the following tips:

  • Just one video in a page, tag and categorize and the explorer panel will enable display of content related to the tag or category.
  • Utilize optimized metadata which appears on SERP when a site has any inquiry.
  • Do a thorough transcription of your video and put it in your HTML in your landing page so as to improve the keyword search.
  • Host the video in your domain.
  • Try the possibility of embedding your videos to others as sharing could boost your brand.
  • Observe all your videos. Keep the good ones and get rid of those that do not perform.

Compress for a Shorter Load Time. This will make sure that you can load within two seconds for people to stay. If you do not compress your file, then the loading time will be longer which will make your prospects leave. Use apps like VLC Media Player or Handbrake. It can compress your file without affecting the quality of your video. If you want to check, go to Google’s free speed test.

Phoenix SEO – Ways to Increase Landing Page Conversions (Part 1)

Your landing page could garner more conversions with a video. If you fail, then there is something wrong. Perhaps, your video is too long, could be that your video is not in the right place, and chances are, there is no CTA (call-to-action). Now, let us see why video is important in your landing page and the practices to make yours a success.

Person Browsing the Web

Practices to improve landing pages!

Ten years ago, the landing page video was nothing but a novelty. Today, we are all aware that it is something you need in your landing page to increase your conversion. To be exact, it increases your conversions by 80% and that is a big deal! So, why does it work? The answer is simple. A lot of people are lazy to read, and we are talking 60% here. It also helps them make a decision after. So now, let us find out the different practices to make excellent videos for your landing page.

The first key is to educate. Surely, when someone is in your landing page, that person is interested with your brand and your product. This is now your chance to educate your visitors. But hang in there, you have to make sure the contents is not fluffy or padded to the point of being repetitious. This will cause reduction in people signing in. You just got to deliver everything in less than a minute. Below are some tips for you:

  • Say who you are.
  • What you do and why you stand-out from the rest.
  • Say that you are unique.
  • And why you can help your reader solve the problem.

So, how do you say it in an interesting and creative way in a minute or even less than that? Now, that is the real challenge. If you can do that, congratulations!

Your video should have an understandable goal. Do not put all your goals. Stick to one clear goal and from there, plan the detail of your content. But first, consider what you want to achieve.  Ask yourself, do you want your visitor click on the link? Purchase? Sign up? You’ve got to be specific.

Below are some goals:

  • Purchase on the landing page.
  • Click to another page for the form.
  • Download an app, a tool, or incentive like downloadable content or a piece of digital, etc.
  • Share to friends.

Your video should be highlighted. Put your video above the landing page that is visible even without scrolling. This is called the fold. When placed in the right place conversion will surely increase by at least 15%. To make it more inviting, why not use a lightbox? This is the type that when clicked to zoom, the product pops up larger but the page behind is dark. This has a track record of another 20% increase in the conversions.

Make a powerful CTA. Never make a good landing page with a video and not include a call-to-action because you are wasting a lot of effort. It just wouldn’t work. Write something like “Subscribe Now,” which gives the rise for immediacy. That directs them to a sale conversion.

Six Things to Do Before Launching a Website

Website Check

Things to Check on your Website

When you have a website, it looks so easy and simple from the front end view. Behind the professional and stylish appearance, there are a lot things to deal with. One slight mistake can trigger massive consequences. There are several ways to blow things out of proportion. Indeed, it can be very stressful at times. Websites may differ from purpose and design, but generally, there are things you need to double-check before launching your very own website.

  • Proofread Page Content

Take time to read everything. Read your content over and over. Even if you read it numerous times, read it again. Ask people to read it. They might find some mistakes – misspelled words, grammar, and punctuation errors – that you missed. Make sure to break texts into short paragraphs, and the header and alignment formatting are reviewed. When clicked, the company logo should always redirect to the main website page. Check if the company contact details are complete and precise.

  • Check Links

Click on all your links to verify if they redirect to the correct item or page. Make sure these links are obvious and site visitors can recognize them as links. Moreover, the link description should not be ambiguous  and it should have an accurate description depending on the content. For example, the About Us page should not have a link like this: …/wp10d9.html.  A page not found (404) error would definitely discourage site visitors. Make sure there is a designated page that will help website visitors when the error occurs. If not, they would tag your website as unreliable. This link checker might help you if you are unsure of your website links.

  • Functionality Check

This is the most crucial part. Check all the forms – login, registration, comment , check out – if they are working accordingly and the data submitted are correct. Make sure these forms have an appropriate thank you message confirming the data given. Verify that the social media icons are working correctly so that sharing your content to various social media sites can be done without a hitch. Lastly, inspect your third-party and e-commerce software are functioning without complications especially if you are selling items.

  • Cross-Browser Check

Your website should be responsive in all browsers and across all devices. It should work not only on desktop browsers, but on smart phones, and tablets too. Text may be readable on desktop, but too small for mobile users. You can check how mobile friendly your website is by using this link.

  • Test the Visuals

Images, audio files, and videos should be viewable and working properly in all devices. Make sure that the videos are playing properly and its sound is audible. All images should be optimized for the web. Examine if these images have the relevant caption and alt text. Ensure that the file sizes are not too large. More huge images would mean longer time. Thus, it would mean a slower speed for your website.

  • Website Back Up

Before launching, make sure you have a copy of all your data in case of malware attempts against your website. Back up your data regularly so you do not have to constantly worry if something  fails to work properly. All ongoing pages should be saved on a regular basis.