Squeeze Page Basics

July 2, 2010 by  
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Squeeze pages are basically one-page websites that offer you something in exchange for filling in your contact details. The page will also contain (at the very bottom) the business privacy standards and possibly other information like contact details. The squeeze page is designed so that the visitor will be compelled to take a very specific action. So, to be effective it should have a catchy headline, a story or some content that immediately catches the interest of the reader, examples of how the product or service is helping others, testimonials, and the bonuses the reader will get it he or she takes the action you desire. There is no navigating on the squeeze page. Your visitor will just follow it through and take action, or will decide to leave the site.

At this point, some squeeze pages will have a pop-up window incorporated to invite you back to the page by promising you a discount, an extra bonus, or some other benefit that the visitor will have a hard time passing up.

There is a lot of information about the best way to create a squeeze page or to have someone do it for you. Many internet marketers leave this work to established designers who understand exactly what kind of pages convert visitors into leads and/or sales. Others prefer to do it themselves. In either case, there are certain elements that are crucial to having a good squeeze page.

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The headline, of course, is the most important factor. It’s been said that you have eight seconds at the most to capture your visitor’s attention. If your headline doesn’t do that, then the rest of the content on the page is pretty much useless. Keep in mind that the headline does not have to be “hypey”, but it does need to be compelling. Also, you don’t want to put the features of the product or service you are offering in the headline. Rather, you want to tell the visitor why he must have whatever it is you are offering, so speak in terms of benefits to him or her. Most squeeze page headlines are in red, and they can then be followed by a smaller sub-heading.

The rest of the squeeze page is about further convincing your visitor that what you are offering is not to be passed up. By the end of the squeeze page, he or she should feel he or she is going to be getting a tremendous deal just by giving you his or her contact information. Customer testimonials are necessary, as well as other examples. You also want to make sure that the visitor knows that there are limited items of whatever you are offering on your squeeze pages, or that the price will be going up soon, or both. If you don’t give them a deadline, they will often just think that they will come back to it later, and then they never do.

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