A landing page is a single web page that appears after clicking on a link or search result. It presents your offerings including your value proposition and provides some sort of call to action (social, time or financial investment) to allow users to express their interest. You can test how well your business idea and sales story will play on the market before officially launching them.
We list key elements of a basic landing page on the right. Get together in your team and prepare the content based on your research design. Don't forget to setup an ad campaign or other promotional campaigns to get traffic on your landing page and install tracking mechanisms to monitor user behavior if needed.
When you are looking at user behavior on a landing page, consider different levels of investments of users to track how committed they are (see Customer Investments).
Possible "investments" are:
Level of Investment
User clicks "order now" button or enters credit card details
User enters personal data
User enters his email (E.g. Newsletter)
User contacts us via contact form or chat
User uses configurator
User downloads info material
User scrolls the page (scroll depth)
User clicks "show more" button
User views teaser video
The cover area is the most important part of our landing page. It's the first thing users will see when they visit your site. Within a couple of seconds a user will decide to stay and learn more about what you’re offering — or not.
See "Brand & messages" and "Primary Target Group" in our Business Model
In this area we describe how the product or service will help our primary target group to get their job(s) done. Customers aren't just interested in what the product or service is but also what they gain from it.
See "Pains & Gains", "Job(s) to get done" and "Core Value" in our Business Model
Solution or process
Here we describe how our solution works and what the users need to do to experience the benefits of our product or service.
See "Offering" in our Business Model
Call to action
This is the area where we show our users what we want them to do (signup-form for our product, download, configurators, register for newsletter etc.). Your call-to-action buttons should point to this area.
See "Offering" in our Business Model
Here we talk about our pricing options and plans.
See "Profit formula" in our Business Model
With testimonials we can show some social proof in our product or service. Recommendations from trusted users play a big role in purchase decisions.
All parts of our Business Model
FAQs help to anticipate potential customer questions and clarify critical points of your product or service.
Explore antilogs from your Hypotheses & Experiments template
Validate hypotheses from your Hypotheses & Experiments template
Instructions for Coaches
Think about it if it is better to present your offering on-brand or off-brand and prepare your landing page accordingly.
Landing pages are a great way to conduct A/B tests in case you want to test two versions of your offering with different features, pricing, etc. (see Example: Fake Door Experiments with Landing Pages).
Our prototyping engineers build landing pages in hours – not days! That allows you to focus on the content and the corresponding experimental setup. Please contact us if you need support.
If your team is technically savvy (HTML, CSS) or gets support from prototyping engineers, ready made templates are a great way not to start from scratch (e.g. from ThemeForest). Choose a template that includes the best preview options for your product / service and everything you need to set up your call-to-action button or contact form. We recommend to choose a responsive template to save your time.
If your team is not familiar with HTML / CSS, visual web-page builders (like Wix or Launchrock) allow them to setup their own landing page very quickly based on templates. But be aware that from our experience, these tools can kill your time when you want to change more than just text, pics and colors.