If you’re doing content marketing right, you’re creating lots of relevant, quality content in the form of blog posts. And hopefully, a healthy percentage are evergreen, compounding posts that are building SEO traffic over time. While you’re doing everything you can to bring your posts greater visibility, it only makes sense to find as many ways as possible to capture leads from those visitors. Here are three often missed opportunities for forms and customer interaction to help you do just that.
One of the biggest causes of sales friction is anxiety. Landing page conversions suffer from this same affliction, but you can’t be there in person to put your visitors at ease. However, there are many things you can do to reassure your visitors that they are in good hands. I explore some of these secrets and give you some tips to give your next landing page design the edge.
The evidence is in. While they are annoying, popups work. Study after study shows massive conversion rate increases with popups over the standard sidebar form. Increases of over 1,000% are common resulting in an explosion of popup makers and types of popups. These new configurations are less intrusive and can help your website become more interactive. So let’s take a look at the different types of popups available and which ones are appropriate in different situations.
In the 1990 film “Cadillac Man,” Joey O’Brien, a car salesman played by Robin Williams, stops to assist a funeral director whose hearse is broken down by the side of the road on the way to the cemetery. Having assisted the grieving widow to make the painful, but necessary decision to move the casket into a less dignified transport (a truck bed), he’s sizes her up. She’s spending a lot of money on a funeral and a high-end casket. She’s probably flush with insurance money and new cars always lift people’s spirits. He decides she’s the perfect candidate for a new car, so he dives in and presents his business card along with the suggestion.