A landing page, also known as a destination page, is the first web page on a site that a web visitor lands on. Often it is the website’s homepage. But technically any page of the site that has been indexed by search engines is a potential landing page. And… of course, a company can make use of specific landing pages via their online and offline marketing initiatives.
Common landing page sources can include:
- Search result
A search engine user clicks on a natural listing or a Pay-Per-Click (PPC) ad on a search engine results page (SERP).
- Internet ad
A web user clicks on a banner ad that appears on a website.
- Email promotion
An email reader clicks on a promotion in an email marketing campaign.
Landing pages, however, are not always the result of a link. Offline advertising strategies can send web visitors to targeted destination pages as well. As a result of a print, radio and/or television marketing campaign, the prospective customer types in the URL (i.e. www.yourcompanyname.ca/abcproduct) into an Internet browser – and lands on a specific page.
Regardless of how a web visitor arrives on your landing page, you need to track, optimize and test to ensure conversion.
Are you managing your landing pages?