There are all sorts of reasons why prospects don’t convert (we’ll discuss that on Thursday). However, so as not to write a 1000-page book on the subject, I’ve narrowed things down to these 4 critical elements to why your landing pages might suck. Mind you, this is my perspective, and I hold no liability for leaving yours off of the list.
Last time we spoke of data mining to identify the perfect, high-yielding target audience you should be focusing most of your attention as far as the customer journey on the path to purchase goes.
This article carries on that thought process through to the next step; the present. But hold on, let’s talk a little bit more about what has been discovered and what can be done with it.
Marketing is NOT all About the Future
Yesterday, today and tomorrow. If you listen to most marketers they will typically speak about the future, but it’s not all about only what’s ahead. Marketing is about the past, present, and future. That’s why it’s important to remember that your history matters. It’s more than just building the next campaign, especially if you convert suspects into prospects, into leads, into customers, clients or patients.
20 years ago, there was no Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook. People didn't get their news from Twitter; they got information from nightly talkshows or newspapers. Times are a-changin' and they are a-changin' fast. The key is to ensure that no matter the platform, you are delivering valuable and captivating content. You're moving away from merely generating a list of random people who opt in to something...to creating quality leads using Inbound Marketing concepts.
Lead generation is most likely the thing that people want to get most out of authority marketing. Media is the key method of getting a message out to an audience. In this day and age, it is important to realize that owning media is a lot easier. Before, you had to buy ad space in the newspaper or wait for a tv host to ask you for an interview in order to get space on the media. Now you can buy a website domain for cheap and control everything that gets put on it.