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10 Important Hacks for Quality Lead Generation | Guest Post

Before we begin, let’s cover some basics on lead generation for those in the dark. A lead is essentially a person who’s shown interest in your products or services, and lead generation is the process of generating leads — you attract people with the intent of converting them into leads.

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Did You Know That Email Marketing Can Help You This Way?

A while back I bumped into an old friend of mine who owns a pet shop. After a bit of small talk, she started to talk about how her business is doing. She had a webshop for a while, but just recently started off with free content offers for lead generation.

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The 6 Most Popular Email Marketing Automation Campaign Examples

Email marketing is long past the days when marketers blasted their whole list with the same weekly newsletter. 

In fact, the Digital Marketing Association found that over 75% of email revenue is generated by triggered campaigns, rather than regular email blasts.

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3 Lead Nurturing Tips that Immediately Boost Your Campaigns

One of the biggest challenges I see people face when they implement email marketing automation is not collecting relevant meta information.

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18 Lead Magnet Examples That You Can easily Use for your Business

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Real lead magnet examples are great if you are new to the content marketing world or want to extend your lead generation efforts. Therefore, I collected 18 types of lead magnet examples for you and each of them are different types of hooks. Get inspired for your next lead generation campaign and grow your email list!

What are “lead magnet” or “hooks”?

Free content that you offer to your visitors and ask for their contact information if they are interested in it. There are lots of types of hooks, such as ebooks, infographics or even free trials. This collection shows you 18 different types of lead magnet examples.

1. Email course

An email course can be a very good lead magnet. Teaching people highly specific and valuable knowledge is always a thing that makes people opt-in.

One of the best things about these courses is that it doesn’t need as much resource as you would need for a video course for example.

The Automizy email course, for example, teaches subscribers how to manage their email list in order to save money and always be able to send highly relevant messages.

Automizy email course

Creating a good email course as a lead magnet works only if you truly can provide valuable information – a badly constructed course can easily ruin your company’s reputation!

There are courses with different length, we wrote about it in our email course guide.

2. Checklist

Downloadable checklists are great because these are actionable, teaches something that is highly specific and easily consumable.

What can you write a checklist about? About almost everything:

  • How to improve your SEO via backlinking?
  • How to outsource your contents to agencies?
  • How to do sales without selling actually?
  • How to do gardening in the inner city?

Think about your own industry, find 5-6 topics, write them down and create PDFs from these. Always think about lists that can be done step-by-step.

3. E-book

E-books are great because you can relatively easily create them based on your blog articles for example.

Choose a topic, collect your best-performing articles, connect them, add additional value, and done!

For example, Unbounce offers The Conversion Marketer’s Guide to Landing Page Copywriting” ebook in order to collect emails.

Or Zapier offers a lead magnet on project management.

Or you can download an ebook on Product Management from Accompa too.

free ebook

4. Your newsletter

Believe it or not but your newsletter can be a good lead generation tool for you. But you have to pay attention to send relevant, interesting, truly valuable content.

For example, The Hustle is a newsletter for entrepreneurs about the most recent tech news. Every June they organize an event around “Startup tactics for non-techies” and this is why they have their newsletter as their most important lead generation tools.

the hustle newsletter

Best newsletters are great lead magnets because their value proposition is unique, entertaining and does not say that boring “subscribe to our newsletter” message.

5. Educational video

Educational videos can be used easily as lead magnets. Companies usually give the first lesson for “free” so you can watch without giving your email address. But in order to be able to watch the next ones, you have to provide your contact information.

Video is a good medium as it is quite engaging and also have higher possibility to go viral. On the other hand, it can be difficult to create one: you have to be prepared to create good quality videos.

But you can save time if you can repurpose your existing content. Just pick a topic you already wrote about and tell more about it, dig deeper.

Videos can work as a lead magnet even if they are not educational. It can be your opinion, something funny or interesting – it only depends on your industry.

For example, Brain Dean, the founder of Backlinko does it very well:

6. Webinar

Live, limited time webinars can work very well too for your business. As you restrict the number of people who can attend your online event, you create the VIP feeling that is one of the most catchy things.

A good webinar does not only help you generate more leads but it can easily help you get actual subscribers for your business’ email list.

For example, Content Marketing Institute regularly offers free webinars.

content marketing institute webinar

7. Infographics

Good infographics require a lot of work from you:

  1. Generate data
  2. Identify patterns
  3. Outline key takeaways
  4. Visualize data in an understandable, simple way

For example, Antavo created an astonishing infographic about loyalty programs that was republished by Hubspot.

8. Case study

What would you tell if somebody would ask what do you do? You would tell a story of your customer and how he used your product and what results he/she got.

These case studies give your prospects ideas on how to use your product and assure them that it truly works.

But not only successes are important. You can also tell stories about failures. This way you can teach others what not to do in different situations.

For example, Hootsuite created an amazing case study with their client’s achievements.

Hootsuite case study

The Kissmetrics blog created a good guide on how to write a great case study.

9. Presentation

Slideshare is a great place to upload your presentations. If you speak somewhere (on a conference or a meetup) you can easily use that as a lead magnet as well.

For example, my colleague, Viktor created this awesome presentation below that teaches a lead generation method for online businesses.

10. VIP content

If your business provides membership permission levels, you can easily hide different sections of your blog content from visitors.

In order to read the rest of your blog content, ask for an email address!

This is one of the best strategies to generate more leads – using your own blog as a lead magnet will insanely increase the sign-up rate.

The only drawback of it that it can easily ruin the experience for your visitors – I don’t really recommend it until you have a big audience.

11. Podcast

Get a good quality mic and record your thoughts on a topic. Be entertaining and professional, chat with experts in your field and promote it on your channels.

Podcasting is a great community-building tool and you can target these people with other lead magnets easily to grow your subscriber list.

For example, Duct Tape Marketing has an amazing podcast.

Duct Tape Marketing podcast

12. Interview

Research the professional your audience would love to listen to. It can be an industry expert, an opinion leader or even a celebrity.

Interviews are great because it can be a good incentive, it builds your trustworthiness and very easy to advertise it on social media.

13. Free tools

The reason I listed this as a lead magnet example because it is a great opportunity to collect high quality leads for your business.

For example, Crazyegg asks for your website URL and then gives you heat map analytics.

Or we offer a free email editor. You can craft your emails but in order to be able to send it… well, start a free trial!

free tool email editor

14. Calculator

Calculators are great tools: show the problem in an interactive way you solve!

IonInteractive does this well with its ROI calculator. You choose your interest, tell something about your business and then it shows you what you lose.

It explicitly shows you the pain you face and offer you a solution via its service.

roi calculator

15. Consultation

Offer consultation to your prospects and provide customized, personalized value and experience.

Don’t be too salesy though’, it can easily frighten your prospects away.

The marketing of the new era is more about solving difficulties by introducing an approach instead of hard selling. Keep it in mind!

For example, the Holini team does it quite well:

Free consultation

16. Buyer converter product

If you would like to know more about the concept of buyer converter product, you can read about it in our post about the buyer converter product.

These are low-ticket offers that convert leads or visitors into customers. They only pay a few dollars… but it fundamentally changes the relationship between you and your prospect.

17. Waitlist

If you are about to launch a new product, a newsletter or something that deserves a standalone campaign, it is usually good to create a separate landing page for it.

On this web page, you can tell your value proposition and allow people to subscribe – so you can build an audience way before you launch it. And there will be a list of people you can tell about your offer when it released.

Waitlists can create a VIP membership feeling, therefore it can be a powerful lead magnet for your business.

Another way to use it is to test a market with a value proposition.

Just build a landing page around an assumption. Promote it and check whether there is a need for it – validating your products even before creating it can be a good way to find product/market fit sooner.

You can create a wait list with any type of web page builder such as Unbounce. In addition, this waitlist builder tool below helps you get started and provides enhanced gamification opportunities to help your landing be viral:

Waitlist

18. Trial offer

Free trials are usually offered by SaaS solutions and gives an opportunity for people to give the tool a try.

It also means that you get their contact information so it can be a good lead generation strategy.

Trials vary company-by-company: they can be 1 or 2 weeks, 1 month or even longer.

The length of your trial should fit your sales cycle length – but it usually requires a long learning curve for you to truly understand it.

In the example below, you can see Dropbox’s 30-day free trial for the business plan.

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How to Increase the Click Rates of Onboarding Emails with Machine Learning

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In last week’s article, we discussed the benefits and drawbacks of split testing and the advantages of using AI-powered workflow optimization to achieve higher conversion. And to make it relevant I included an example email course, to show you how you can increase the open rate of your emails in drip campaigns. This article continues with one more use case where you can take a look at how to increase the click rates of your onboarding emails with machine learning. So let’s move along the buyer journey from the consideration to the decision stage.

What’s User Onboarding?

Like in the case of the email course the purpose of an onboarding email sequence is education. But in this example, it’s more of a “software-based” education. So the function of user onboarding is to make it easier for people to get started with your product.

By the end of the onboarding, they should be able to achieve their desired outcome.

Why do you need it?

why do you need it

Your onboarding will have a big effect on your customer acquisition. If you screw this up you will lose lots of valuable customers.

Although I said it’s more of a “software-based education”, it’s not just a technical onboarding. It’s not just about you showing your prospects the product. It’s more than that! You have to provide value to them as fast as you can!

First of all, you should ask yourself: how can I give my leads “initial success”? Not from your point of view, but from the prospects’.

So the purpose of onboarding is to make them reach their initial success, which means you won because the next logical step will be paying for your service!

Tips for Successful Onboarding Emails

Let’s take a look at some tips you should follow to have a successful user onboarding process. You can even look at these tips as a checklist. As you build your onboarding you need to take all of these into consideration, so just tick the points you completed.

  1. Send the first email immediately
    Approximately 75% of users expect a welcome email after signing up? In addition, 90% of users go cold after 1 hour.
  2. Provide clear instructions
    Help your new trial user to understand the next logical step in order to reach his “success milestone” and see the benefits he or she can gain.
  3. Send behavior-based emails
    This is a great way to help the users who are stuck somewhere in your software. However, you have to use events that will trigger your emails according to your users’ actions.
  4. Add value with your emails and be benefit focused
    According to newbreedmarketing, the content you provide will have a big effect on user activation.
  5. Extend the trial period for engaged users
    This is a nice gesture that helps you convert the more engaged trial users. But don’t offer too many days!
  6. Take advantage of lead scoring
    Lead scoring for user actions in your trial will help you identify who should be converted before the trial ends. You can segment your users according to their level of engagement and then send different offers to them.
  7. Ask questions
    To increase free trial conversion rates you need to understand the reason why users are leaving your product. This is why utilizing exit interviews with users who are not active can be extremely useful.

Types of Onboarding Emails

types of onboarding emails

According to Lincoln Murphy, the king of user onboarding, there are 5 types of email you can send to your trial users:

  1. Tutorial: specific educational emails that focus only on your product.
  2. Educational: these focus on the benefits of your product and how the users can take advantage of them.
  3. Aspirational: case studies, example use cases of your product.
  4. Transactional: reports, status updates, invoices.
  5. Personal: sent from an employee of your company, usually with a goal of one-to-one, interactive communication.

A successful user onboarding email sequence should contain a combination of these types of emails.

Now let’s have a look at a couple of onboarding emails and how AI-powered optimization can help you convert more trial users.

Onboarding Email Examples

In this example, there are 3 emails each with an A and a B variation.

These are the most important onboarding emails in my opinion: the welcome email, a sales email midway through the trial, and another sales email at the end of the trial. The goal is to increase the overall click-through rate of these emails.

The first is a welcome email that a prospect receives after registering for the trial variation of our service.

                           A variation                                                                        B variation

A variation:

This is a short, two sentence transactional email. It’s sent right after the prospect signs up, and it’s gibberish free. Just a little gratitude and an offer for a free consultation.

B variation:

This is a longer transactional email, and it has the same basic elements as the A version. In addition, there’s some social proof (2nd sentence), and an offer (3rd sentence) to reach out to us via email or in-app message. This offer is crucial because it is sort of a call for engagement. It shows that you care about your customers, and if you can provide solutions to their problem they are more likely to stick with you. Another additional feature of this email is the P.S., which provides more valuable educational content for the prospect, and that is just great during onboarding!

As I previously mentioned it’s extremely important to send out the first email immediately because the users will expect it. And because of its importance, you need to nail this one.

This is the message that will set the tone for your future communication with the user.   

Both of the examples could work because variation A is a straightforward, no bs email so the recipient might read it. Variation B however, can establish trust in the service and gives more value.

The second one is sent out when a user has 6 days left of the trial.

                           A variation                                                                     B variation

A variation:

This one is a short email with a discount offer. If this email pops up in the inbox of an engaged trial user the offer should motivate the prospect to pay for the service much sooner. Voilá, conversion achieved!

B variation:

This version lacks the offer presented in variation A, but it is benefit-focused. So the less-engaged users can learn what advantages the software provide. However, even the more engaged users might not be aware of these advantages, and for them, this can be enough to make a purchase.

When the user receives this email he or she has been using our software for 8 days. So depending on the depth of use, they are more or less familiar with the product and hopefully figured out if this is the right one for them or not.

The third is sent out when the user reached the end of the trial period.

                           A variation                                                                       B variation

A variation:

Once again this is a short email notifying the user that the trial is over. It reminds the prospect of the benefit and points to the payment page. If the user is satisfied, this email can be enough to result in a conversion.

B variation:

This is a longer version of the previous email but in a personal tone. It shows compassion and highlights the main benefits of the product in a more detail. The other difference is that the text doesn’t point directly to the CTA as in variation A. It’s more of a subtle approach, but still, it feels like a click is the next logical step after reading the last sentence.

So we looked at the example emails, now let’s see how to select the better-performing ones with traditional split testing and AI-powered workflow optimization.

Split testing vs. AI-powered workflow optimization

As we discussed in the previous article split testing automated emails manually is too technical and nearly impossible. So if you decide to do it brace yourself!

The main problem with split testing emails in a drip campaign is that the exploration and exploitation parts are two distinct stages, which in this case will result in a very long test. Because to have significant results you have to wait a lot until enough prospects receive the emails. And the length of the exploration period will result in the use of outdated information in the exploitation stage.

So if you want to test the emails in the example with manual split testing you should start out by setting up sending weights for each email like this: 50% for variation A, 50% for variation B.

After the significance level is sufficient for each email, you should adjust the sending weights accordingly.

You have to select a winner that received a higher click rate and continue by sending out that version out to everyone from now on. Not to mention you already lost people who received the low performing versions until you decide the winner variation.

It might not seem too long or hard, but if you try it out you might hit some speedbumps. In addition, because of the nature of split testing even if your results are significant there’s a chance that the results are accidental which means sending out emails that perform worse.

But there’s a way to avoid all of these struggles: testing with a multi-armed bandit and machine learning algorithm that optimizes your whole workflow for you.

With AI-powered workflow optimization, all you have to do is set up the email variations and let the machine learning algorithm do its job. It is determining which email variation chain results in higher click-through (and consequently high conversion) rate.

The algorithm starts out just like you would do it manually: 50% sending weight for variation A, and variation B for each email, but then the magic happens:
As your prospects are flowing through your drip campaign it is continuously learning and fine-tuning simultaneously the sending weights based on the click rates.

As a result, it will send out more and more of the better performing emails, and less of the poorly performing ones. This cycle goes on and on, so the algorithm makes sure to always send the best possible email sequence based on the goals you’ve set up.

Wrapping it up

Whether you’re just starting to develop your user onboarding, or you think you need to improve the process you should start by testing out variations of the most crucial emails in your workflow: testing is a tool that will help you have more engaged users. Higher engagement drives more sales, so it is an opportunity you should never miss!

Next week we’ll publish the upcoming article, that explains how to build a loyal customer base and increase upsells by using and optimizing lifecycle emails.

If you have any question feel free to share it in the comments, and if you want to give AI-powered optimization a shot it’s now in public beta!

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How to Increase Email Course Open Rate with Machine Learning

I think we can all agree on the fact that split testing is an effective method to find out what works best and get more out of your existing traffic. It’s extremely useful since it can be applied to a number of different things: subject lines and content of emails, landing pages, home pages, creatives for ads and the list goes on. Also, you can find articles, case studies on split testing for almost anything, except drip campaigns. It’s because experimenting with automated emails takes a lot of time and preparation. It is nearly impossible and too technical with most marketing automation tools. In this article, you can find an easy to understand explanation of AI-powered optimization with an example email course where the subject lines are tested and optimized. Increase your open rate with machine learning in your drip campaigns!

The difference between Split Testing and the Multi-Armed Bandit algorithm

Split Testing

When you split test something you have an A, a B, and a C version of a website, a landing page, an email or ad.

You send 33% of your traffic to A, 33% to the B, and 33% to the C variation. You run this test until you reach a significant result: when the sample size is big enough to prove that the result is not accidental. For example, 97% significance means that we can be 97% sure that our results are valid. So there’s just a 3% chance that our results are accidental. This is the exploration or learning period.

In split testing, you run the experiment long enough to have a winner of the variations that is significant.

After you have a winner, the exploitation (earning) part starts: you send 100% of your contacts to the variation that won.

So you have a significant sample, you learn from it. Then you implement the things you learned – this is the process of split testing.

The problem with this is that the whole process has two distinct stages. Generally, the exploration period is so long that makes it hard and time-consuming to adapt to possible changes in campaigns. Also, the changes made might not be relevant because it’s based on data collected over a long time.

Multi-Armed Bandit Testing

While split testing uses the pure exploration and exploitation phases that are distinct, the multi-armed bandit algorithm mixes these phases. It results in adaptive changes because it is continuously mixing exploration and exploitation.

The two main advantages that multi-armed bandit testing has over split testing is that:

  • the transition between exploration and exploitation is smoother
  • and the data collection (exploration) wastes too much time and resources in split testing.

You will earn and learn. As Matt Gershoff said, during the exploration phase, you learn but it has a cost: you lose opportunities. But if you can decrease the cost of exploration by immediate implementation of your learnings into exploitation, you’ll have higher ROI.

So the purpose of multi-armed bandit algorithms, in this case, can be summed up in one goal: to reduce the possibility of sending traffic to lower performing variations as fast as possible. This way the cost of experimentation will decrease.

Multi-Armed Bandit Testing + Machine Learning = high volume of automated split tests in your drip campaigns

The multi-armed bandit algorithm mixed with machine learning opens up a world of new possibilities: automated drip campaign optimization that saves times and helps marketers have higher open, click and goal conversion rates.

This type of testing can’t be performed using traditional split testing. Because humans simply can’t conduct multi-armed bandit tests as it requires countless repetitive phases of learning and exploiting.

In a nutshell: the AI-powered optimization in drip campaigns means that the machine learning algorithm is continuously testing and optimizing your drip campaigns to achieve a higher conversion rate based on the goal you previously picked  So all you have to do is:

  • set up a drip campaign,
  • create A/B/N versions of your emails,
  • choose the time period you want your emails to be sent
  • and a goal.

From this point on the system will test your drip campaign as more and more leads go through it. Without any the need for any manual intervention. Conversion goals can be:

  • basic email metrics like: open and click rates,
  • form submissions on a landing page,
  • custom events like registration for trial or payment for service
  • and so on.

Now that we covered what you need to know about how the AI works let’s have a look at the email course to have higher open rate with machine learning:

Higher open rate for your email course

Email courses are one of the best ways to generate quality leads. You provide educational content, therefore the leads will be more qualified and higher engaged after they finish your course. Not to mention that it is quite easy to set up an email course.

For a successful course, you’ll need a well-constructed landing page with proper wording and a value proposition. The order of the emails must be well thought out, and each email should have a clear structure.

Start with a summary of the course. Then continue with the actual lessons, and the last lesson should include either a special offer for the participants or just your sales pitch.

It’s crucial that the email course should be related to your product. Therefore, it should be able to solve the challenges your subscribers seeking answers to.

With a well-designed, problem-focused strategy it’s easier to convert a course subscriber to a trial user and a trial user to a paying customer at the end of the day.

But as nothing in life, it can’t always be applicable: a longer sales cycle, for example, might require some additional lead nurturing process too.

Let’s look at the example: a 6-day email course consisting of 6 emails. For each email, 3 different subject lines are tested. The topic of the course is digital marketing fundamentals, and it contains the following lessons:

  • Welcome email and summary of the email course
  • Introduction to digital marketing
  • SEO Fundamentals
  • Email Marketing Basics
  • Social Media Marketing Essentials
  • Analytical Foundations

People can sign up for the course on a landing page where they have to fill out a form with their name and email address. After opting in they receive a welcome email. In this email, you thank them for signing up and give them an outline of the course so they know what to expect. The next day they receive the first lesson, the following day the second, and so on.

Now let’s have a look at some possible subject lines for the 6 emails in the campaign:

However, the problem with email courses is that the open rates of the emails almost always decrease as the course goes on. But since you provide valuable educational content in all of these emails you want your recipients to open them. Otherwise, you wasted time and effort putting together the course, if barely anyone opens the last emails in the campaign which usually include your sales pitch.

So, in this case, the goal is to increase the overall open rate throughout your drip campaign. You’ve set up a killer drip campaign for your email course where the trigger is a form subscription. If you want to have a higher open rate, you have to conduct split tests for the email subject lines in your drip campaign.

First, let’s have a look how to conduct split tests for all these subject lines manually.

The first problem is that it takes a lot of time until enough people go through a certain drip campaign for the results of split testing to be significant. So the exploration period is very long.

The second challenge is executing split testing on 6 emails with 3 subject line variations for each. Can you imagine how long would it take? Theoretically, it’s possible to do it, but it consumes way too much time. And even if you end up with results, the amount of time and resources you put into testing just isn’t worth it. Especially, because there’s an easier way.

That easier way is through testing with a multi-armed bandit solution that is supercharged with machine learning algorithm.

All you have to do is write the emails, set up the subject line variations. After that, it’s time to let the algorithm do its job. In this case that is to determine which combination of subject lines and sending times result in the highest possible open rate. The algorithm starts out with a sending weight of 33.3% percent for each subject line per email. But as the subscribers move through the drip campaign it adjusts the sending weights based on the open rates. This process continues to ensure the best possible message sequence. Here’s a short tutorial video on how to set this up:

 

So there you go, with this algorithm multiple days of work can be done in about an hour. In addition, it will continue to optimize your campaign based on an endless cycle of testing. So increase your email open rate with machine learning and scale your business!

More to come…

This article is the first of a three-part series where you can learn about the potential use cases of the AI-powered workflow optimization. In the next one, you can take a look at how the multi-armed bandit can increase your conversions during user onboarding. After that we show you how to build a more loyal customer base and increase upsells by testing the body copies of your lifecycle emails.

Stay tuned!

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Now that you have a landing page

Now that you have a landing page – What’s next? | Guest Post

Now that you have a landing page

Landing pages have multiple functions: lead generation and nurturing, cross and upsells, and building loyalty. However, if you want results you need more landing pages: at least one for each buyer persona and their position in the Marketing and Sales Funnel. In addition, according to data collected from 7000 businesses, there’s a 55% boost in the number of leads when the number of landing pages is increased from 10 to 15.

Generally, when people talk about a Marketing Funnel, they talk about three main sections with three distinct objectives:

Top of the Funnel

You want to reach out to as many of your target segment as possible.

So in terms of digital marketing, you will want to create a content marketing assembly line which creates lead magnets and owned assets that attract your potential customers.

Alternatively, you can pay for online ads which will help build a pipeline of visitors.

Middle of the Funnel

Once you have a stream of visitors who have clicked on your content trigger or your advertisement, you want to convert those visitors to leads.

This is achieved by a top-notch landing page. You can get a great landing page using a landing page builder which offers ready-made templates for mobile-responsive, fast-loading and conversion-focused landing pages.

So now the question is – once you have your landing page, what’s next?

For most products and services, visitors need several days for research and consideration. They need several interactions and they need convincing in order to make a ‘buy’ decision.

So in that in sense, a landing page in isolation is not enough to complete the marketing funnel or the sales life-cycle. This is where we look into strategies for the bottom of the funnel.

what is landing pages

Bottom of the Funnel

The main objective of this stage is to convert those leads into paying customers. So here’s what you should do once your landing page is ready –

User onboarding

On the digital medium, you should be able to educate, train and convince your users of the value you bring without having to do in-person meetings or telephone calls.

Make it super-simple for the users to understand the features, the best practices and the route to success.

You can achieve this through a variety of tools such as help-tours, in-app surveys, a series of emails, webinars etc.

Remember, only successfully on-boarded users will ever consider becoming a paying customer.

Segment your Audience

Persona building and lead intelligence are powerful concepts. By understanding more and more about each prospect, you can provide a more granular approach to your messaging.

You might have a product range or a product set with multiple types of users. If you don’t differentiate your message according to the segment, you’ll only be able to make a weak and generic proposition.

Segmentation of your audience and creation of email list segments will let you deliver a much stronger and personalized approach.

what is landing pages

Create Drip Campaigns

While every product category is different, we see that businesses see a large benefit by creating a set schedule of messages to assist the visitor in their research, consideration and buying decisions.

Drip campaigns assist people in their buying journey by providing consistent, educational and an emotional connect without being overbearing.

Email marketing is one of the highest ROI activities and drip campaigns are an integral part of any email strategy.

Remarketing

Every landing page has a conversion rate. On average, over 99% of visitors will leave a landing page without converting to leads.

Remarketing is a clever way to recover some of those visitors. Re-marketing providers will get into the visitor’s social media feeds and publisher content to be able to remind the visitor about your proposition.

Measure, Analyze and Optimize

Now remember, your campaign is only as good as the metrics. Make sure you invest time in your web analytics and continuously optimize the journeys with micro-experiments.

It’s not about getting it perfect the very first time but getting it better and better through iterations.

what is landing pages

So, you see, there’s a bunch of stuff for you to do once you’ve published your landing page. Don’t choke the bottom of your Marketing Funnel!

Before you go, make sure you integrate your Landing Page with your Automation platform

You will need to start by integrating your landing page with your marketing automation platform. This is needed for two main reasons.

First, manual interventions are prone to human errors. E.g. downloading and uploading spreadsheets, comparing and refining multiple databases, manually replying to prospective customers are all recipes for disaster. There are bound to be data handoff errors and you are bound to miss out on opportunities

Second, the true results of automation are realized through a series of actions which can only be done through programmatic scale. I’ll talk about these features in detail.

Now, the easiest way to integrate a landing page with your marketing automation provider is through Embed Forms. Once you embed your sign-up form or contact form on your landing page, the lead data will automatically get updated in your CRM/marketing automation database.

Alternatively, you can use Zapier. Automizy has also integrated Zapier making it super simple for you to connect your marketing apps.

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