Identify the perfect franchise for you! Take our short quiz Take our free franchise quiz!
Identify the perfect franchise for you! Take our short quiz Take our free franchise quiz!

Lead Generation Landing Pages – An example from the mortgage industry

In a previous post, we introduced the concept of homepages and spoke about how they are not necessarily the most visited page on any domain.

Toward the end of the article, I teased that the most important pages on a website were landing pages.

Landing pages are designed to funnel visitors towards a single action, rather than giving them the ability to “choose their own adventure.”

Ultimately online lead generation is all about generating contact information, so it’s up to the designers to coax visitors toward that ultimate event.

(This is in contrast to something more along the lines of branding. For example, Disney may be more interested in simply showing people trailers for their new movies with understanding that the ultimate conversion (buying a movie ticket) will likely occur offline.)

Let’s look at a quick example from the mortgage lead generation industry.

Here’s an example of the Quicken Loans homepage:

Quicken Loans Homepage

Lots of navigation and no real action required.

Now, here’s the page I was taken to when I clicked on a quicken loans advertisement on Google:

Quicken Loans Landing Page

As you can see, it’s a very different experience. Rather than getting to decide what you want to do, you’re driven directly to accomplish one of two things:

  • Call that phone number
  • Fill out the information in the dropdowns and click “Get Started”

Either one of those unequivocally moves the visitor closer toward actually taking out a mortgage.

I didn’t go as far as to call that number, but two screens later, guess what was waiting for me as I filled out my information:

Quicken Loans Contact Form

That’s right, a contact form.

In future posts, we’ll dig more into the theory behind what makes a good landing page, so take this as an introduction.

As you click around the web and research companies such as your customers, take a look at how they use landing pages.

You’d be surprised to find how ubiquitous they are.

And if you want to talk about your own landing page strategy, give us a shout!

The Week That Franchising Sleeps

You of course feel that the last week of the year is the slowest in franchising, but here’s a quick look at the data behind it.

Guest Posting for Franchises

One of the strategies that internet marketers are turning to more and more frequently as the calendar turns to 2015 is the idea of the guest post.

A Conversation About Franchise Email With Two Guys Who've Sent 100 Million

There's always going to be naysayers about older marketing channels. But I firmly believe in the power of email for now.